When I went to sleep the last day of October, I believed my next post explaining how to generate blog traffic would be about how to get 12,000 page views to your site in a month.
I woke up the next morning disappointed. My monthly totals fell short by five and showed 11,995.
When I went to sleep the last day of December, I was excited that my next post about how to generate high page views would explain how to get over 12,000 page views to your site after all.
When I went to sleep the last day of January, I knew my next post about how to increase page views to your blog wouldn’t be either of those. Look! I received over 13,000 page views in January.
This post explains how to get more than 13,000 page views to your blog in a month, an accomplishment I was able to do just last month. By the end of this post, you will be able to see those kinds of page views as well.
Consider this comment from Donna Parker. She runs a humor blog, but her normally funny post showed insight as to the challenges of generating blog traffic:
“Giving blogging advice is like trying to explain to someone how to: dance, paint, drive, or make love in a canoe. Sometimes you just have to do it and make the mistakes, have the close calls, possibly tip over at the most inopportune moment.”
In life (and blogging) we strive to learn from those mistakes and our other previous experiences. This post will explain how you can follow the strategy I followed in order to increase your blog traffic.
This case study article will date back over several months time to show you the techniques I used that I feel worked to get me high page views.
How to Get 571 Page Views to Your Blog
It has been almost a year since This is the Way You Can Make Big Money Blogging Now came out. When I realized it’s still picking up page views, I knew it was high time for another blog monetization post.
Was I right or what? How to Make Big Money Blogging, 15 Tips received a whopping 321 page views in less than a day.
Note: The Flipboard crowd, especially, appreciated the article.
How to Get 567 Page Views to Your Blog
Successful bloggers solve pain points, or problems, for their readers.
Look at article title #2 that came out the day before. Then, look at title #4 which came out almost a year before. They both solve the same problem– they both explain how to make money blogging.
Give your readers what they want, and you will get what you want– traffic. In this case, my readers were interested in posts about how to make money online.
How to Get 581 Page Views to Your Blog
The next day, Page Views on Monday, December 5
Note: Someone stumbled Which Type of Blogger Do You Want to Be. I know since I checked. I released two posts that day– Which Type of Blogger Do You Want to Be and the Inspire Me Monday Linky Party. Logic says if you want to see a lot of page views, you have to publish a lot.
However, the trend today is not to do that. Today’s trend is to blog less but produce more quality content which blogging less will afford you the time to produce. Actually, I am not contradicting the trend. Which Type of Blogger Do You Want to Be was written by a guest author.
I am not recommending blogging a lot. You need quality time and quality posts. I am recommending having other people blog for you– host guest authors.
How to Get 550 Page Views to Your Blog
By looking at these screenshots, I hope you are noticing running themes. For example, you need to solve problems for readers who come to your site.
Besides looking for online money-making tips, Mostly Blogging‘s readers come here for blogging tips. This Will Make You See 842 Page Views in 1 Day received hundreds of page views in less than a day.
How to Get 514 Page Views to Your Blog
November 27, 2016:
Standout #1: StumbleUpon. I received a total of 63 hits from the site that day.
Standout #2: Notice Twitter is in double digits at 14. #Google was trending Sunday morning, so I took my “How to Be Found on Google Today, 19 Powerful Tools” post and tweeted it with the #Google hashtag.
Standout #3. My Lifehack article (also about tools) was published on Lifehack.org, one of the world’s biggest blogs. Four people clicked my link that day and came over. However, if you look to the right, you will see 19 Strange Ideas That Will Amplify Your Productivity. I backlinked to the post early in the Lifehack article.
Research says people will be more likely to click if your backlink is early in your article.
November 27 through December 9
Do you see the spike in traffic on December 3, 4, and 5? Since this was the holiday season, these favorable results would normally surprise me.
However, on December 3, 4, and 5 I published more than usual. I published twice on Monday (one of them was a guest author). I published again on Tuesday also using a guest author, and I published on Wednesday. Again, I used a guest author.
Publishing often using guest authors is a valuable tip so that you don’t ruin the quality of your content or ruin your brand.
How to Get 622 Page Views to Your Blog
January 8, 2017:
Someone stumbled an old post of mine, 4 Little-Known Factors That Could Affect Your Blogging. Since I use a “Related Posts” plugin, it was visible. This resulting in my getting 32 hits to an old post.
To sum up: These tips recommended solving problems for your readers and publishing often using guest authors.
However, there is one noteworthy tip I didn’t mention. If you look at the #1 post of the screenshots included here, you will notice a striking similarity.
How to Make Big Money Blogging, 15 Tips, 18 Startling Reasons Lifehack Will Make You a Better Blogger, This Will Make You See 842 Page Views in 1 Day, and Blogging Tips That Will Make You See What I Saw– 2,051 Page Views of a Blog Post all contain a number in the headline.
Even famed blogger Ryan Biddulph commented on the last post listed that he has had success with posts with numbers in the headline.
Consider his comments:
My best posts detail some number of tips or steps or show some big numbered, sweet results I attained. Numbers add order to the mind, in an unclear, not too orderly world. It’s like finding some certainty in an uncertain world, as an oasis amid the desert.
Copyblogger agrees. The blog stresses list posts are alive and well and as effective as ever.
You give bloggers what they come to your site to get, and they will give you a world of traffic. The more often you publish, the more traffic you will get. Minor tweaks to formatting like putting numbers in headlines take no time at all.
Follow these effortless tips, and the high page views are yours for the taking.
Readers, please share, so other bloggers know these tips for generating high page views on their site.
What traffic-generating tips can you share? I look forward to your ideas in the comments section.