How To Make 1,406 People Look At Your Site in 1 Day

By: | November 28, 2015 | Tags: , , ,

#StumbleUpon results in high #site trafficI got 1,406 page views to my site on November 23. This post will explain how you can do it too!


Saturday is the most frequent day for blog readers since it’s the day most people read their Emails.
So, to have 1,406 page views to my site on a Monday, I felt, was even more astonishing.

How I Got 1,406 Page Views in One Day

1. I wrote a giant list post, 71 Awesome Tips That Will Make Your Blog Successful, and published it on Sunday, November 22.

Sue Anne Dunlevie recommends you write giant list posts if you want to get massive blog traffic.

I Googled my headline before deciding on one. I could not find a blogging tips article with more than 35 tips. Mine was 71. Odd numbers do well, according to Neil Patel.

2. I included an infographic which I heard does well on Pinterest.

3. I included the names of experienced bloggers in the article including influencers. Since they were blogging for a long time, they would have a significant amount of social media followers.

4. After publishing, I notified the influencers and other bloggers that they were featured in an article I published. I asked those I notified on Twitter to retweet my article. People who have been cited in an article often retweet even without being asked.

5. People wrote me that they stumbled my article on Sunday, November 22. Due to my StumbleUpon group and my StumbleUpon articles, my readers knew of my interest in having my articles stumbled.

6. I stumbled group members’ articles on both Sunday, November 22 and Monday November 23.

StumbleUpon causes massive #blog traffic

By examining the screenshot, you can see several important factors. First, StumbleUpon resulted in producing 1,000 page views to my site in one day.

Next, you can see that my post went viral. I am defining viral as “unusually high page views”.

I published the 71 Tips… post 22 hours before the statistics captured in this screenshot. The 1,103 page views of the post were only on Monday. The post was published on Sunday.

The post received 1,516 page views in less than three days. It received 1,663 within five days of publication.

Finally, the day I received 1,406 page views, 11 people went into my StumbleUpon group. Were any of my articles stumbled that day? I don’t know.  But, as mentioned, I do know for a fact they were stumbled the day before.

I Received 1,406 Page Views in One Day, and Now You Can Too!

  1. Write a giant list post for your blogging niche.
  2. Include an infographic.
  3. Include the names of influencers in your area. Topsy.com is a great place to look for them.
  4. Tell the influencers that they are featured in your article and ask them to share it with their social media followers.
  5. If you have subscribed to this blog, ask me to stumble your article for you. It is not an imposition! That’s why I started the StumbleUpon group as a perk for my subscribers.
  6. Go into my StumbleUpon group page and stumble the links on the group list.

In conclusion, when I wrote the article 71 Awesome Tips That Will Make Your Blog Successful, I was not trying to strategically get 1,406 page views. I was trying to thank people who helped me along my blogging journey since my first year of blogging had wrapped up.

Now that I have received that many page views in one day, I am analyzing the causes of my massive spike in organic traffic and sharing my opinion of the causes with you, so that you can try to duplicate my results.

Also, note that in contrast to my headline, I am not talking about 1,406 unique visitors. This article is giving tips on how to get massively high page views in one day.

If anyone that has subscribed to this blog would like to join our StumbleUpon group, please let me know on that group page which link you’d like me to stumble. You can also let me know here in the comments section. Remember to leave a permalink to an article, not a shortlink and not your blog URL. If you would like to stumble other people’s articles, which I have attributed to my November 23 spike in traffic in this article, there is a list of URL’s waiting for you to stumble on my StumbleUpon group page.

Readers, please share this post, so that other bloggers and website creators can know how they can increase traffic to their sites.

Do you have any other ideas for how to receive unusually high page views? Have you ever had a post go viral? What do you think was the cause? I look forward to your views.

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  1. Margaretha

    I have found infographics very effective too, but Stmble Upon is definitely the best for traffic. Thank you for this article!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Margaretha,
      I’m happy to hear we have had similar experiences when it comes to StumbleUpon That you for writing and sharing that, so others can see. People think it’s not as important as some other, but when it hits, it really does give a drastically imporoved return on time invested.
      Janice

  2. Kathleen

    Oh Janice, that is so very awesome, I am excited for you. Thanks for all the tips in this post. I want to see this post in next Friday’s Blogger’s Pit Stop 🙂
    Stumbling this page.
    Kathleen

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kathleen,
      Thank you so much for sharing my excitement. Thank you so much for stumbling for me and for the visits and the comments today.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      HI Charles,
      Thank you so much for the comments as always. You know how much I love them. I am excited about your big launch of the International Weekly Link Roundup this Tuesday. I have plans Tuesday night, but at some point I will be there although it may not be until Wednesday. Good luck with it. Break a leg, as they say in show business. And you know, there is no business like show business.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kaylaa,
      Thank you so much for writing. I am excited about our big debut this Saturday.
      Janice

  3. Faye

    These are great tips! I will definitely be sharing. I’ve not been very active in StumbleUpon groups so will have to check that out.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Faye,
      I just came from your site! Thank you for the kind words about my article and sharing my post.
      Regarding checking out StumbleUpon:
      StumbleUpon frowns upon users adding their own links. You don’t even need an account there. If you subscribe to my blog, I will stumble your links for you, and your posts will rise in visibility and get traffic. I’m sure there are many people looking for parenting articles there since parenting is a category of theirs.
      Janice

  4. Jeanette

    I do everything you suggested, except have never tried Topsy. Will look into incorporating it in to my blogging processes! Thanks for the information.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Jeanette,
      I haven’t seen you in a while. How is self-hosting going? I have a post coming out on the pros and cons of self-hosting next Saturday.
      As you know, I am always happy to help. The influencers can come from anywhere, but if you don’t know any, check out Topsy. Nice to see you today.
      Janice

  5. Janelle (JEM)

    Thanks for some more great tips. Can you give information about making infographics?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lois,
      What kind words. Thank you! Thanks for the visit and the comments today.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Guess what? I followed your blog! I am interested in self-publishing. I look forward to your tips!
      Janice

  6. John Doe

    It was a great idea and great execution. Congradulation on your virtual post.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi John,
      I found the perfect combination of factors. Thanks for writing and your kind words.
      Janice

  7. Lynne

    Wow! This is fantastic. Congrats on your viral post, and thank you for this great information. Will definitely use and investigate StumbleUpon

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lynn,
      I just came from your site! I liked your Thanksgiving post.
      Thank you for the hearty congratulations.
      If you need help with StumbleUpon, my group are here ready to stumble your articles for you.
      Janice

  8. Chris - What I Run Into

    Must-remember-to-use Stumbleupon! It seems it is still very relevant to bloggers and general news articles. {logs into Stumbleupon to stumble this post.}

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Chris,
      Thank you for stumbling my post!
      2. It is definitely relevant to bloggers. I hadn’t heard it was relevant for news, but I am not surprised.
      3. In response to your comment: Must remember to use StumbleUpon: StumbleUpon doesn’t want you to stumble your own articles.
      If you’d love to join my community, my group and I will stumble your links for you. Your links go on a list, so no “remembering” is needed. Thanks for your visit today.
      Janice

  9. Trudy

    That’s wonderful Janice! You’ve been stumbled! And congratulations again on your blogversary!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi my blogging friend Trudy,
      Great to see you here today. How is New York? Has the weather changed there yet? I bet it has. Cold here.
      Thank you as always for stumbling my article. Your stumbling may have been one of the reasons my 71 tips post went viral, so thank you so very much. Please send me links, so I can reciprocate.
      Thanks for the Blogversary wishes. The year has been quite a journey.
      Janice

  10. Leslie

    I had one post get close to 2000 views in one day. It was almost all from Facebook. One blogging friend shared it to the right page and it ended up being shared from there almost 400 times.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Leslie,
      I just noticed your headline; I feel like autumn just started.
      Congratulations on your 2,000 page views in one day. Incredible!
      Finding Facebook pages to post my links on has been a challenge since I started blogging about blogging.
      For example, I once used information from four different Neil Patel articles. I gave him credit, of course. I thought I’d put the article on his fan page, but I couldn’t figure out where to post it!
      I liked your page when I visited your site.
      Thanks for the idea and the comments and visiting me today. That’s what I like about blogging. We all learn from each other.
      Janice

  11. Shel Harrington

    Hi, Janice! Great info! I need to check out Topsy. I tried Stumble Upon a year or so ago and didn’t get much results – I wasn’t sure I was using it “right.” I’ll hop over to your Stumble group and see if I can get some pointers!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Shel,
      People in my StumbleUpon group are finding great success if other people stumble their links (or I stumble their links) and they go into the group and stumble links from the list or the comments section.
      I guess it’s like anything, you get out what you put in.
      I started the group to grow my subscriber list and give back to my subscribers. I would love to stumble your links for you. I consider you a friend back to our “Elle” days. I think I put your Email into the subscribe box, so all you have to do is find the Email and activate the link.
      Janice

  12. Benjamin Carter-Riley

    Hi Janice,

    For some reason I know about StumbleUpon, but haven’t really used it for my blog. Since it worked out for you and you got a great amount of traffic for it, I think I need to start using it for my blog as well! There’s is no harm in doing so, so I’m going to give it a try.

    And yes, lists are known to work very well, looks like I need to do one soon! 🙂

    Sincerely,

    Benjamin

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Benjamin,
      Great seeing you here today. I followed you over on Twitter yesterday, I believe.
      Regarding StumbleUpon: The way you can use it for your blog is if you let me stumble your links for you.
      People in my StumbleUpon group are finding great success if other people stumble their links (or I stumble their links) and they go into the group and stumble links from the list or the comments section.
      Consider joining my community and let my group members and me stumble your links for you. Your links should rise in visibility and you will get “hits” from the site.
      It has been my leading referrer of traffic since I started the group.
      I sent you a message the other night saying I saw you over at Neil Patel’s blog and asked for a plug in recommendation for a downloadable pdf. Do you know of one? Thanks for writing me and visiting my site.
      Janice

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  14. Patty

    Wow another great idea! Thanks for all the info and glad to see you had so many users on your site! My mind is working on some lists already!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Patty,
      Thanks so much for sharing my excitement! I am glad you are devising some list posts. They really do great. Reader-friendly, so readers love them. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  15. Brenda Pace

    Stumbleupon is great for bringing traffic to our site, however, we need to remember to check the Conversion Rate and the Bounce Rate. Did you check yours in Google Analytics? Would love to hear the results!

    Brenda

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Brenda,
      I find your comments educational for me.
      1. Regarding my bounce rate: Yes, it is a little higher. However, I am trying to get feelers for what book topic my readers would like to buy a book about, so I can author an Ebook on that subject. For this reason, I am currently asking them to leave my site to go take a survey at Survey Monkey. However, I recently have a sticky widget that leaves my tag cloud always within view in the right sidebar and I have a textbox with links to my guides, both recent additions to the sidebar which may help.
      Even though my bounce rate seems a little elevated, my Daily Page Views per visitor is elevated as well, which is great! Last time I checked, it was at 1.9+, now it’s at 2.0 page views.
      2. Can you explain about Conversions please? I don’t expect conversions from organic traffic. Should I? Where do I go at Google Analytics to check that?
      3. If people read my post, like this one, telling them about my StumbleUpon group, and they click the group link, my bounce rate will drop since people are now clicking a second page.
      If people start from the StumbleUpon group page, then go to StumbleUpon to stumble a link, I agree my bounce rate will rise.
      Thank you for writing and helping us learn more about this topic.
      Janice

      • Janice Wald

        Do you have any idea why my bounce rate is slightly elevated when Daily Page Views Per Visitor is elevated? I would have predicted the opposite. Thanks,
        Janice

      • Brenda Pace

        Hi Janice and thank you for taking the time to reply.

        I’ve always heard that Stumbleupon brings a lot of traffic, however, increases the bounce rate. I tried it on my site and yes, the days that I had an abundance of traffic on my site, the bounce rate is higher. I like what you have set up with your sticky cloud in order to keep them viewing more. Might try that myself. 😉

        As for conversions, I keep getting told “Get those conversions”. However, I have yet to figure out how to set up my goals in my Conversion analytics. I’m still reading up more on that one and figured maybe you knew. 🙂

        As far as the Page Views versus Bounce Rate, I’ve been watching mine as well and trying to find rhyme or reason. So far what I’ve been trying to compare the bounce rate versus the time of the sessions. Still working on this.

        I love, love, love the traffic coming however, I would love it even more to convert those over to loyal subscribers. 🙂

        I’m going to Subscribe to your blog as I find your posts very interesting.

        B

  16. Erincusackblog

    I was so excited when I saw what post this was, so happy I was able to help share it! Great tips, and congrats on your viral post!

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you so very much Erin. I love having you in my community. Thanks for your excitement, your energy, your visit, and your comments here today.
      Janice

  17. Laura

    Amazing! I really need to spend some more time on your site for more killer tips and tricks. What a great response. 🙂

    • Janice Wald

      Thank you for the compliments Laura. I would love to have your visits and will look forward to them.
      As far as the response, I think people like combinations of factors they can apply to their own blogs for success. That’s why I wrote it. I agree. I was excited to see there was a lot of interest in my post.
      Janice

  18. Amanda B.

    Great post! I haven’t used StumbleUpon, but I can see that I will have to add that to my list. You make having 1400 people look at your post sound achievable!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Amanda,
      Thanks for visiting my site this morning.
      Why don’t you let me stumble your links for you, so you can see that StumbleUpon will get mass traffic to your blog? I stumble links for my subscribers.
      Janice

  19. Kerry

    I haven’t tried Stumble Upon yet – looks like I have some research to do! Thanks for this and I just signed up for your emails.

  20. Sagan

    Great tips! I love that you’ve provided the CONCRETE things you did here—too often bloggers leave out the key details. Thanks so much for sharing! Super helpful 🙂 Pinning!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sagan, If you enjoyed this post, you will love my latest StumbleUpon post.
      Here is the link. It won’t work for 45 minutes though. Enjoy after 2:00 am California time.
      http://wp.me/p6x6vQ-1Qj
      Thanks for your interest in my article and sharing it on Pinterest.
      Janice

  21. Keisha

    Great tips. I’ve become a fan of Stumbleupon and I get traffic from there sometimes, which is cool. Thanks for sharing your great ideas with us and congrats on the big traffic day!

    • Janice Wald

      Thanks Keisha, Great to see you. If you liked this post, you are going to LOVE my latest StumbleUpon post. I brought you the link. It won’t work for 45 minutes, though. Enjoy after 2 am California time.
      http://wp.me/p6x6vQ-1Qj
      Janice

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  23. Tasha

    Thank you for stopping by my blog last week. I appreciate you adding my page to the Stumpleupon list! This is a great resource! Thank you!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Tasha,
      I wanted to thank YOU. You called my post a “great resource,” and I got the idea to make a Blogging Resources Pinterest board. Thanks for the inspiration.
      Janice

  24. Mark

    What an awesome resource Janice!

    I just found your excellent blog, by way of Kelly Cannon’s blog.

    First of all, I really like the layout of your blog and your theme!

    It’s very easy on your eyes!LOL!

    And thanks for sharing such an awesome strategy!

    Sadly, for whatever reasons, to date, I haven’t fully taken advantage
    of the StumbleUpon platform.

    But thanks to your keen insights, I’m definitely going to have to
    reconsider things asap!Thanks!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mark,
      Thank you for the compliments. Perhaps we can connect your way with words and marketing techniques with my knowledge of social media and collaborate on a product. Let’s discuss over Email. I have written you to start communication.
      Janice

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  27. Anna Butler

    I would love to be on your StumbleUpon site. In fact, this article has inspired me to create a Stumble account as well. I don’t know if I could come up with a huge list of anything in my particular niche (having fulfilling sexual relationships with your partner) but I appreciate the tips and I’m looking forward to using them!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Anna,
      How exciting! I would love that too! You found my article an inspiration?! I am so flattered! Thank you! I would love for you to be a part of our group. If you could please put any article link at all in the comment section of the StumbleUpon group, so I could have a running list of requests, I would be happy to stumble as many links as you like. (One link per comment box.) As far as the post with sexual content, StumbleUpon has a contingency plan for links with mature content, so it’s okay.
      Here is the link to the group page: https://mostlyblogging.com/stumbleupon-group/
      Janice

  28. Dehan

    Hi Janice,

    At last! I’ve found a breath of fresh air.

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful articles with us. Just found your site today and I have written down quite a lot of points. I have also subscribed so that I can catch up on your latest posts. I will definitely be following your tips. The process may be slow but I will get there.

    Thank you very much.

    • Janice Wald

      My pleasure! How did you find my blog? Thank you for the nice comments on my articles.
      Janice

    • Janice Wald

      My pleasure. I am always happy to help. Thanks for reading what I wrote.
      Janice

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