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. 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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    • Janice Wald | at 12:00 am

      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.
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    • Janice Wald | at 12:11 am

      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.
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    • Janice Wald | at 12:19 am

      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.
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    • Janice Wald | at 12:21 am

      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.
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    • Janice Wald | at 12:46 am

      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 Wald recently posted…International Weekly Roundup #7My Profile

    • Janice Wald | at 12:47 am

      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 Wald recently posted…International Weekly Roundup #7My Profile

    • Janice Wald | at 12:52 am

      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 Wald recently posted…International Weekly Roundup #7My Profile

    • Janice Wald | at 12:56 am

      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 Wald recently posted…International Weekly Roundup #7My Profile

  1. Benjamin Carter-Riley | at 11:54 pm

    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! 🙂


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    • Janice Wald | at 1:15 pm

      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.
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      • Brenda Pace | at 1:58 pm

        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.

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  3. Erincusackblog | at 12:40 pm

    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 | at 6:56 am

      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.
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  4. Kerry | at 5:28 am

    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.

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  6. Mark | at 8:29 am

    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!
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  9. Anna Butler | at 8:29 pm

    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 | at 8:35 pm

      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:
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  10. Dehan | at 11:12 pm

    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.

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