This is How to Rapidly See 100,000 People at Your Blog

By: | August 7, 2016 | Tags: , ,

Bloggers can get high page views to their blogs.

Do you speculate about why there aren’t more people visiting your blog?

Explanations range from “There’s something wrong with my computer; it could not be this quiet,” to “The weather is so warm, no one is on their computers.” Have you found yourself thinking this way?

Blogger Chris McMullen received over 100,000 page views to his site in less than a year. I was so impressed, I blogged about his methods in my article 13 Tips You Absolutely Need to Know that Will Make You See Wonderful Blog Traffic, so you could replicate his success.

One year at my site is ending this week. My first post at Mostly Blogging was written August 1, 2015. As it turned out, I, too, received over 100,000 views to my site in less than a year.

This post will explain the techniques I used to get the page views, so you can get those page views within a year as well and end your frustration.

 

#Bloggers can get more than 100,00 page views in less than a year.

This screenshot was taken on July 31. I actually felt I received the 100,000 page views in eleven months. I take one month off every year to vacation during which I don’t create new content for my blog.

What is a page view?

A page view is counted each time a reader visits your blog.

Blogging Factors That Lead to High Page Views

This is the fourth in my Combination of Successful Blogging Factors series.

What did I do?

1. I had multiple incentives for checking out my blog.

For example, when I saw people asking for social shares, I commented that I had a Blogger Collaboration group for my subscribers. They would come to my site to check out the group.

If I saw someone looking for like-minded bloggers or a link swap, I mentioned I had a Link  Exchange Group.

When I read of people interested in garnering traffic from StumbleUpon,  I commented I had a StumbleUpon group.

2. I attended Meet and Greets which are blog parties.

I left my link in the comments section and explained why the guests should check out my blog, so they could pick up a few more blogging tips.

While I was visiting the blog links left at the Meet and Greet, I suggested the bloggers check out my blog too. Since they attended a Meet and Greet to meet new people, I figured the odds were in my favor they’d visit my site.

3. I put the answer to a pain point in the comment section of someone’s blog.

I included an apology for promoting on their blog. It is considered spammy to do that, but I took a gamble that by apologizing for being offensive, I wouldn’t be too offensive. I was trying to help their reader solve a problem.

4. I left my link at content syndication sites that allow self-promotion.

Sites like Quora and BizSugar are examples. Quora lets you leave a link to a post, and BizSugar  and other Content Syndication Sites let you leave articles.

5. I contributed articles to Lifehack.

Lifehack is one of the biggest blogs on the planet. They syndicate their articles all over the world. (I actually got to see my article in Russian.)

I wrote a post about 2014 technology. I received massive hits from Lifehack. I know since I saw people clicked the link I left in my Lifehack article to this particular tech post.

People still come to my site from Lifehack, and I haven’t written for them in a year. If you are going to guest post, make sure you are allowed to leave links to your site in the article.

6. I joined reciprocal thread groups on Facebook.

For example, I am a member of a StumbleUpon group there. The members are required to go to your site to stumble your articles.

7. I reduced my post tags.

This improved my SEO. Once I started following my secret tip for increasing search engine traffic, my organic traffic increased by 28 times!

8. I consistently used StumbleUpon.

I had a few posts go viral on StumbleUpon. My post How to Make 1,406 People Look at Your Site in 1 Day explains why my post went viral on StumbleUpon.

9. I wrote about places with a built-in audience. For example, when I wrote about Pinterest, I received many page views coming from Pinterest. Since the members use the site, they are already interested.

10. I held linky parties. Linky parties are popular, so many visitors came. Also, my Blogger’s Pit Stop linky party, which I host on Fridays and Saturdays, holds contests which make them even more popular.

11. I held Meet and Greets. Everyone loves a good blog party! It’s a chance to meet new readers and extend the reach of our information.

12. I inserted a “Read More” tag. If people clicked it, I got two page views per article instead of only one!

13. I strived for excellent content. There is an expression in blogging that content is king. I took it to heart. People linked to me. This resulted in my getting exposure from their readers. My Alexa ranking and SEO improved, so I was found in search engines more often.

To Sum Up

For the year, my top referrers of traffic are

Search Engines, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Twitter (I use Twitter tools), and Pinterest. (I am not counting the WordPress reader which came in second.)

As I reflect on the close of my first year at Mostly Blogging, I would like to make future predictions for my referral traffic. I predict Kingged is going to be a major force in sending traffic to my blog. It’s an up and comer. The site is rapidly rising through the ranks of referrers on my dashboard. We will see in a year.

In conclusion, this article explained how to get people to your blog. If you want to know how to get them to subscribe, I recommend reading How to Quickly Get 2000 New Blog Subscribers for Free.

This post explained how to get 100,000 page views in eleven months. If you want to see how to get massive blog traffic in a day, see the articles under Related Posts.

Readers, please share this combination of successful blogging factors, so other bloggers know how to get people to visit their sites.

Is there an effective strategy you can share that works for you in getting people to your site? I’m sure readers would like to know other options. I look forward to your views in the comment section.

Related Posts

How to Have a Winning Combination of Blog Factors  – Blogging expert Gertrude Nonterah‘s combination for high traffic

This Will Make You See 566 Page Views in 12 Hours

79 of the Most Effective Ways to Get Free Blog Traffic


  1. Mike Lawton

    Congratulations! That is a crazy number to hit. I know I enjoy getting your updates and new posts. Just a quick question about using stumbleupon, If you have adsense or form of monetization is stumbleupon safe traffic source? Thank you, Mike

  2. Mike Lawton

    Congratulations! That is a huge number to hit. I enjoy getting updates on your new posts. I have a question about stumbleupon, Is a safe traffic resource if you have adsense or other monetized platform on your website? Thank you, Mike

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mike,
      Thanks for reaching out yesterday. Thanks for your warm congratulations and your kind words about my articles.
      I have Google Adsense. I stumble all the time, many times a day. I’ve never had a problem or been aware of a conflict. Many blogs on StumbleUpon are big blogs that monetize. I can’t imagine they’d all be there if there was a risk.
      Janice

  3. Mihir gadhvi

    Hello Janice
    I’m regularly follower your blog thank to your emails.I’m have an question As you mention in 6 point about how you joined reciprocal thread groups on Facebook.can you please let me how to joint this type of Groups or can you help me out to reach this type of Group
    Best regards
    Mihir

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mihir,
      Thank you for being a loyal subscriber! I appreciate you writing me over the weekend.
      1. Go to Facebook and in the search bar type the name of your blogging niche and “groups”. All sorts of things come up. However, there is a bar going across under the search bar. Click “groups” and all sorts of groups in your niche will come up. Many Facebook groups have reciprocal threads, some every day, some one day a week. Check out what you find in the group search.
      2. There are many reciprocal Facebook groups if you want comments, shares of your posts… This group is for reciprocal stumbles on StumbleUpon https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogStumbleUpon/
      I hope that was helpful. Let me know how you do, and thanks again for writing.
      Janice

  4. Gary Jefferies

    Good review of the first year methods used to increase traffic Janice. Have to agree it’s about finding the right sites and collaborations to get traffic moving. And yes, time management here is still rubbish ?
    However, bits are starting to fall into place slowly…getting the hang of Twitter a bit now so time to start learning another platform. Stumble upon keeps coming up except that’s one I need to dedicate some time to explore. These posts of yours keep matters in mind though so thanks for sharing them!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Gary,
      Thanks for the visit and the comments. I love that– my posts keep matters in mind. I am glad my articles give you food for thought. I was hoping they would give everyone new ideas. Thanks for letting me know they have.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks John for writing and visiting me. I’m glad you liked my article.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Carol,
      I appreciate the validation! It means a lot. Thanks for writing to tell me you found the post informative.
      Janice

  5. Kimsea Sok

    Janice!

    In brutally honest, nothing awesome at all, but not really. I just joking.

    When we come to talk about page 100,000 year isn’t so amazing for people who are expert bloggers, but not all bloggers can do that. You know? I spends year to get my first 1M visitors, and it’s really working for me. You’ve done a super great job, by the way. I knew that. to get this amount of traffic, you did lots of work and effort.

    Thanks for sharing, I love this article and will mentioned on my new post.

    Have a nice day.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kimsea,
      I appreciate your kind words and that you shared my article on Twitter and Facebook. Much appreciated!
      I am sorry but I was confused by your comment. How long did it take you to get one million visitors? How long have you been blogging? Thanks for the visit, the comments, and in advance for answering my questions.
      Janice

      • Kimsea Sok

        Hey, Janice! I’ sorry. I forgot “s” in the word “year”.

        You know? I wasted my first three 3 with blogging hence didn’t get much traffic at the time. I learnt about blogging and marketing after three years. Is it too long to learn? Yeah, it is.

        I’m able to reach 1M page views in 2013 and mean I spent over 3 years to it.

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Kimsea,
          Thank you for sharing your story with us. Your impressive stats show there is hope for others out there to experience that kind of success.
          Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Andrea!
      Great to see you. I am in love with StumbleUpon! Thank you so much for adding my article there!
      Janice

  6. Dan R Morris

    Janice,

    I guess your system worked because I am here. I saw you post this article in the A-List Blogging Group and, as you suggested, you gained one page view.

    To be transparent, Rachel Martin and I run Blogging Concentrated, the largest global training and development company for Bloggers, so I am often intrigued when others “teach”. We also co-own FindingJoy.net where we traditionally get between 50,000 – 200,000 pageviews per day.

    But I wholeheartedly disagree with the premise of the article. I can’t say that strongly enough. While these “social tactics” are nifty, they don’t substitute for “audience tactics”. Stumbleupon, Linkyparties, being spammy on other blogs. . . these things have nothing to do with serving your audience.

    They do not make your audience smarter. They do not create fans. They do not help to turn fans into cheerleaders. They do not create community. They do not produce a defensible asset. They do not build a brand, an image, a reputation. They do not create leverage or passive income of any kind. In short, these are not tactics that lead to a long-term, strong business.

    They do however keep you on the hamster wheel of always working to get traffic. Because every moment you spend on one of these tactics, you are not spending time on your audience. While some of these help to build incoming links, producing your own incoming links is truly a misuse of time.

    Can you imagine Huffington Post, CNN or Martha Stewart doing these things?

    While I do appreciate the 15 words you wrote about content, content shouldn’t be to get people to link to you. That’s backwards thinking. Your content focus should be on what your audience needs next to achieve their goals and dreams. Writing about “what’s popular” is great if that’s what your audience needs, but for no other reason.

    If you want to grow to 100,000 page views per day you have to write content that people want to share. And not your warm audience but the cold audience who hasn’t met you yet. You want to write content that meets people at their heart so they do subscribe to your blog, so they do make your site their home page, so they do seek you out on Facebook everyday.

    You want to focus on building an audience that is clamoring for your next book, that buys your logo shirt, that begs you to create a Mastermind. You want to create fans that ask if they can start their own local “chapter” of your business.

    Look at Disney, Nike, REI, Jimmy Fallon . . . these are companies that excel at creating community by focusing on their audience. And they have cult followings to prove it.

    I would say if you follow these social tactics you will get 100,000 page views per year. And you’ll work just as hard to get 100,000 next year. That is not an easy business that will afford you vacation time and is not an easy business to sell.

    With no way to retire from blogging, your “tactics” must lead to a business that increases in value.

    • Janice Wald

      Dear Dan,
      Thank you for bringing your expertise to my blog. Your recommendations are strong and definitely empower my readers. In answer to your question, no, I can not imagine the people you mentioned attending and hosting blog parties.
      However, this article was solely about how to get people to visit your blog. My audience has a large majority of new bloggers who celebrate when they reach 20 page views a day because it is so rare that their page views get that high.
      My post was trying to make recommendations that would allow other people to learn about their blog in order to increase their page views, that is all.
      I have many many other articles on how to empower readers and how to write strong content. I have written about 500 articles, and a great many have been about the topics you stress. I agree with you about the importance of great content and everything else in your article, but that was not the point of this particular post.
      Janice

      • Dan R Morris

        I appreciate you responding.

        If your readers are indeed new, then you have an obligation to steer them the right direction. Newbies should not be engaging in these tactics whatsoever. These should be reserved for a seasoned blogger who’s built a team and has time to spend on these activities.

        Otherwise, these ideas are a distraction from the real tasks they should be focused on. Not only that they cause a false sense of blog growth and lead newbies to burnout and give up when they realize this is not quality traffic.

        This is disappointing for sure.

        Dan R Morris

  7. Gary Campbell

    It’s a very good point that you are making. Sometimes the most obvious things in the world sit right before us, and we turn a blind eye. I think it’s time to venture out into the blogosphere, get to know some quality people, and start sending them guest posts. In giving, we receive.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Gary,
      Nice to meet you. I am glad you enjoyed my post about how to get traffic to your blog. I agree with your comments. Getting to know quality people makes other aware of your blog. Guest posting for a blog with like-minded readers could get you many more visitors and subscribers. Thanks for writing me.
      Janice

  8. Mama Munchkin (

    Excellent tips. I often wonder what the best ways are to drive traffic. This gave me some new insight.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mama Munchkin,
      I appreciate the compliments on my post. I am glad you found the suggestions useful and learned some new strategies.
      Janice

  9. Melinda Mitchell

    You go, girl!! congrats on that great accomplishment!!
    And thanks for the tip to reduce my post tags. I think that one really helped me!
    BBFFM

  10. Lisa/Syncopated Mama

    How amazing that you had that kind of traffic! These are great tips, thanks for sharing.

  11. Leanne

    Congrats on your 1 year anniversary and on 100,000 views. I think it took me a bit over 12 months to get mine and now 6 months later I’m about to hit 200,000! It’s amazing to see all those views when I thought I would be the only person in the known universe to read my blog 🙂
    I love your blog Janice and the helpful hints – I’m off to have a look at Kingged because I’ve never heard of it (I found Flipboard through you and still love it!) x

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Leanne,
      I have exciting news for you. I wrote a guest post for a big blog about Flipboard and referenced and linked to your site. I will let you know when it’s published.
      As far as Kingged, I have a post scheduled about Kingged within the month.
      Janice

  12. Sheri

    Wow. You are so awesome! I wish I could get all your tips to work for me. I have been blogging for a little over 6 months and my traffic is nowhere close to this, but will follow you tips and hopefully come back to tell you how I am doing. I am honestly trying my very best.

  13. Cathy Lawdanski

    I cannot believe you have only been blogging for a year! You have such excellent content, Janice – I read your posts every time I get a chance! And I share it. You make it easy to share with all your share buttons. I LOVE sharing other bloggers content and one of my pet peeves is bloggers who make it HARD to share. Keep up the good work. I have learned so much from you!

  14. Lisa Pomerantz

    Hey Janice! These are numbers to really be proud of! I need some time to see how I an insert some of your amazing suggestions. Thanks so much for sharing your recipes for success. #BloggersPitStop

  15. samuel igwe

    what a man can do a woman can do also ..you are so amazing am proud of including you in my list as one of the powerful bloggers to learn from .. thanks for this traffic tips very unique

  16. BlogDada

    Hi Janice Wald,

    Wow. You are so awesome! Thank you for your advice. you tips very hopefully.

    • Janice Wald

      HI Blog Dada,
      Thanks for reading what I wrote. I am glad you found my traffic generation tips helpful. I publish posts like these regularly.
      Janice

  17. Bella D. @ Self-Publishing Made Easy Now

    This is fantastic. I am really amazed by the huge number of page views you’ve achieved. Thank you for sharing your views and tips about the topic. This is really useful for me.

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