How to Increase Your Blog Traffic Using Google Analytics

By: | January 22, 2015 | Tags: , , , , ,

Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/heikoress/

 

 

Do you want to get on the front page of Google, so when potential readers search your blog topic, they can find you?  Did you hear you should increase your blog traffic, so that you can get on the front page of Google?  This post is not going to tell you how to do that.  This post is going to tell you the opposite.

Keep reading and you will learn how to use Google to increase your blog traffic.  Can you get to the front page of Google before you increase your blog traffic?  Absolutely, I did, and this post will tell you how you can too.

Install Google Analytics

I met a nice woman, a blogging friend, who seems like she has a successful blog, so I asked her to critique mine.  To my delight, she was complimentary.  However, she recommended using Google Analytics.  Knowing I am not even remotely tech. savvy, I ignored her, content enough with her compliments.

Then I made another blogging friend.  He seemed so successful, he never needed to promote his blog links or use Mail Chimp. He also suggested I install Google Analytics.

He was kind enough to help me and walked me through it on the phone.  He also instructed me how to install Bing Analytics.  I figured I’d wake up the next morning with so much traffic I would think I was still dreaming.

Nothing changed.  When I called to ask, “What gives?” he explained it would take Google a month to find me.  It took only two weeks.

When you look at your WordPress stats, links show up so you know how people find you.  WordPress tells me what topics people search to find me on Google and other search engines.  One week after I spoke with him, my site name started working in my favor.  People typed in “Reflections on Christmas,” and found my Christmas posts, for example.

Me on Google

The arrow is pointing at my post and my photo on the front page of Google. My post about how to save time came up under a search for “Time-Saving Tips”.

About a week ago, people started finding me on Google without typing in the word “Reflections”.  For instance, someone typed in time-saving tips and found my post 17 Time-Saving Tips for People Who Are Rushed.

My husband didn’t believe it.  He saved screen shots of me, me on the first page of Google.  He treated me like a celeb whose picture got on the first page of the newspaper.  You can get on the first page of Google too if you follow this blogging advice.  The best part, Google Analytics is free.

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Readers, what experiences with Google Analytics or Bing Analytics do you have?  I look forward to your views.

 

 

 

  1. Snarky Momma With ( | at 12:07 am

    Good job. Congratulations. But you were showing up with the Michael Brown write ups also. I thought you knew that

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    • Janice Wald | at 12:17 am

      Hi,
      I’ve asked the man who explained it to me and walked me through it to write a guest post on my site explaining it, and he agreed! The post should be coming out in a few days since he said his Internet is currently down. Stay tuned!
      Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  3. Lysa | at 11:54 am

    Another great post about increasing your traffic. I have been using Google Analytics for awhile now and remember the first time I found myself on the first page of Google. It does make you feel pretty important. Thanks for sharing.

    xx
    Lysa

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    • Janice Wald | at 10:27 pm

      Hi Linda,
      How is New York? It’s raining here.
      Anyway, a friend (the same man who told me how to do it in the first place) sent me an article clarifying it. He is not able to guest post about it after all. I plan on reading it and summarizing it in a post myself. First, though I’ve got to grade some papers =). Thanks for writing. Stay warm over there.
      Janice

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  9. Anonymous | at 6:38 am

    This is an eye-opener!..Thank you so much for this tip.Can I install Google analytics regardless of the plan I use?..or do I have to upgrade to a premium plan.

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