This Will Make You See 566 Page Views in 12 Hours

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How to get high page views to your blogHacks.

That’s why successful bloggers get high page views.

There is no magic, there is no secret.

Successful bloggers know hacks, shortcuts, that enable them to get high page views.

This post will share five of those hacks.

At the time of this writing, I had been blogging in my niche, blogging tips, for 15 months. I have only been blogging about blogging since January of 2015.

On March 29, my blog received 566 page views as the screenshot shows.

 

Bloggers can get high page views if they use hacks

This post will explain how you can see those kinds of page views too.

Some of you may not consider 566 page views impressive. According to WordPress, Sunday is my best day for page views. I always felt I had increased readership on Saturday or Sunday when people were home to read blogs. These results occurred on a Tuesday.

I am not the only person pleased with results in the 500’s. Others would be happy with page views in the 500’s as well.

Consider this comment from a reader:

I would definitely do a happy dance if I got 500 views a day just once :) But I’m practicing patience and trying to build an organic audience. And yes, the first month of blogging, I drove myself crazy thinking I had to be online /all the freaking time/. My wakeup came when one of my dogs started hitting my cell phone with her paw as I sat in bed one night staring at my Twitter feed instead of playing with her, which was my pre-blog norm. Suffice it to say, that little furry gut-punch changed my priorities drastically. So easy to get sucked in, though, without even realizing. That is the secret to getting high page views. 

And this reader:

My wish is to consistently get over 100 views per day. We are a small blog, trying to make hobby blogging successful. There are three of us writing content and enjoying the experience. But we are missing a key point, and we are trying to figure out what.

And this reader:

500 views a day!!! That seems a lifetime achievement.

And, finally, this reader:

On a gloomy Sunday afternoon, I sat staring at my Twitter page with a mere 86 followers staring back at me and wondered, what’s wrong with my blog. I also left a message on the WordPress Forum in desperation how I really felt about people not responding to my posts at all.

The point of this post is not to gloat but to share the hacks that were used to result in page views in the 500’s.

As my readers know, I analyze days of high page views, so I can replicate the success.

I am going to share the hacks that were used on March 29 that resulted in these views, so you can experience the same kind of blog traffic. [I apologize for my use of passive voice; as this post will explain, I was not the sole contributor to the outcome.]

On March 29, I published How to Grow Your Social Media Presence in 30 Days and Pay Zero. It received 351 views of the 566 page views I received that day.

How to See High Page Views Using Blogging Hacks

How you can emulate the high page views:

Hack 1: I composed my headline and analyzed it using the Co-Schedule Headline Analyzer. The score was in the low 70’s. I believed I could do better.

Hack 2: I used Neil Patel’s headline writing tips. One of his tips said to use the phrase “Pay Zero.” I had never used it before which immediately gave it appeal. When I plugged it into the headline analyzer, my resulting score was in the high 70’s.

I want to make it clear the phrase was totally relevant to my article. To my dismay, I have seen sites that actually sell you Twitter followers. They wouldn’t be genuinely interested, so what a waste of money. It was important I add the phrase, so readers would know they could grow their social media presence without being asked to spend money.

Hack 3: I put a link to an old article, Here Are the 29 Great Reasons You Should Use Medium to Blog Now near the front. That received a large share of the page views as well. I read that when you link back to an article, it is most effective at receiving traffic if you do it near the beginning of your post. The Medium article was relevant in the context of where I placed it.

Timeline:

Although the post was published at 2:00 am, at 7:00, I started taking steps that I believe also contributed to the day of successful page views.

Hack 4: At 7:00 am, I put the link to the post in a Stumbleupon Facebook group. Four people came in after me that day and Stumbled it in accordance with the rules of the group. This is when the 12 hours, that I referenced in my headline, started since my page views were in the 500’s by 9:00 pm that evening.

Hack 5: Bob Barocas, the guest author of the post, also stumbled the post and put it on Twitter.

By 4:00 pm I noticed that usually high page views had already begun.

You might ask how you can replicate the factors that resulted in the high page views if other people are involved.

Links to the Blogger’s Collaboration Group and the MostlyBlogging StumbleUpon group are listed in the Related Posts and Pages Section. Members of the MostlyBlogging community will stumble and share your post for you. Searching Facebook groups will also result in finding share threads.

Conclusion

In conclusion, blogging is knowing hacks. There are many combinations of factors that lead to successful page views. Articles offering those factors are listed under “Related Posts.”

Five simple hacks are all it took for me to experience a day of page views I considered successful.

Reader #1’s quote echoed many bloggers sentiments– we have to be on the computer all day, or we won’t have blog traffic we are pleased with. I work outside the home as a teacher with papers to grade. I can’t blog all day long. However, I consistently see page views in the 500’s. Now, you can too, now that you know some of the hacks bloggers use.

Please share, so frustrated bloggers know some of the combinations of blogging factors that lead to high page views. What other blogging hacks can you think of that have resulted in high page views for you? I look forward to your views in the comments section.

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    • Janice Wald at 9:52 pm

      Hi Zaria,
      Thanks for visiting me this week. I love the CoSchedule Headline Analyzer. I believe I blogged about it twice, I’m such a fan. I might spend 30 minutes trying to get my score up, but it’s easy since it tells me what is missing, and if you’re looking for page views, it’s definitely worth it.
      Janice
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  1. John Doe at 6:21 am

    If there was a step-by-step method to getting 500 views in a day, it figures you would be the one To tell us. You are always there for your bloging community, you are the blogging guru.

  2. Debbie at 3:19 pm

    Thanks for the info. I belong to several groups (well many groups, but I consistently contribute to just a few), and they have definitely helped me improve my pageviews. Sunday’s not a great day for me though. I always figured since I’m mostly a running blog, most of my readers were out running and racing. 🙂
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  3. Carolann at 3:44 pm

    Congrats on the awesome pageviews! I use a lot of these tips too and always get over 500 pv’s a day and a lot more on even luckier days. I’ve been blogging about two years and I’m always hard on myself about stuff like this. I know it takes time to develop a dedicated audience. One other thing I recommend that helped me a lot is using a plugin that shares to both FB and Twitter automatically. I noticed a huge increase after using it. Thanks again for sharing such awesome tips!

    • Janice Wald at 5:46 pm

      Hi Carolann,
      What were the plugins?
      Regarding Twitter, I use Revive Old Post. I noticed a huge boost in my traffic coming from Twitter once I started using it. Which do you use?
      Regarding Facebook, I don’t have followers who blog for the most part, so I am leery about posting my posts to my wall. Instead, I post them to my Facebook blog page. Would you still recommend a plug in for Facebook for me? If yes, which one? Thanks. Fun networking about this. Congratulations on YOUR awesome page views.
      Janice
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      • Janice Wald at 10:16 pm

        Hi Carolann,
        I still haven’t installed Content Resharer. It said it was untried with my version of WordPress. Does that concern you? In the meantime, I joined Commun.It. We will see if that doesn’t help increase my Twitter traffic along with the Revive Old Posts plug in that I use. I may install it still; we will see. Thanks for all the advice.
        Janice
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  4. Fritz at 3:44 pm

    Thanks for the heads up on the headline analyzer tool. This is the first time I heard of it. I will start using it and put hack 3 to use which seems like an amazing idea. Thanks again and congrats. I just bookmarked this page.
    Fritz recently posted…SiteGround ReviewsMy Profile

    • Janice Wald at 10:20 pm

      Hi Fritz,
      Nice to meet you! How did you find my blog? I always wonder.
      I am glad you are enjoying the headline analyzer tool. I never compose headlines without it checking my score.
      Regarding Headline #3, the Bumper Sticker idea, that seems to be a favorite among the commenters. I don’t know which I liked better. I thought the URL on the lemonade stand cups was funny. I sold lemonade with my children, maybe that’s why. Thanks for the visit.
      Janice
      Janice Wald recently posted…10 Colorful Ways to Promote Your BlogMy Profile

    • Janice Wald at 6:31 pm

      Hi Ryan,
      Thank you so very much for reading what I wrote and commenting on my article. I’m sure you know how much the praise means. You are one of my blogging gurus! Thank you for visiting my blog and for the compliments. They are more appreciated than I can say.
      Janice
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  5. RME at 8:26 pm

    Hi Janice,

    Thanks so much for this article. I love the analyzer and I learned a lot from visiting Neal Patel’s website. I started getting lost at Hack 4. This is because I have no idea what a StumbleUpon FB group is. Can you fill in the blanks for me? Thanks so much.

  6. Leanne at 9:08 pm

    I love it when you get a spike in page views – working out how that happened and then replicating it is definitely the tricky part. Thanks for sharing your tips and your viewing numbers – it’s nice to see that great bloggers like you aren’t in the stratosphere view wise either (keeps my hopes alive!)

  7. Janice Wald at 9:31 pm

    Hi Leanne,
    Of course, your hope should be kept alive! There are many winning combinations that result in high page views. I received over 600 about a week ago. I didn’t write about it. I think it was the day I published this article. I assume it was the two numbers in my headline. Not much of a blog post though, huh? Thanks for writing.
    Janice
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  8. Donna (Just One Donna) at 8:47 pm

    Thanks for this post, Janice. I’m slowly growing my Twitter following ( You and I recently followed each other) and my blog traffic. I hit a high of 398 pvs this week and was thrilled. I appreciate the transparency of this post because most bloggers are unwilling to be as forthright about their growth path.

    • Janice Wald at 1:26 am

      Hi Donna,
      I told you I would reply right away. Now, here I am hours later! I have a megapost coming out today. Maybe you’ll see it on Twitter. I was busy blogging, sorry. In reply to your comments, I wanted to share the total of 566 since I felt I could pinpoint a combination of factors that led to the results, so bloggers like the people I quoted at the beginning, could follow the instructions and get over 500 as well. Thanks for clicking my link over at Twitter.
      Janice
      Janice Wald recently posted…Blogger’s Pit Stop #19My Profile

      • Donna (Just One Donna) at 4:29 am

        Not to worry, Janice. I just made it back to you this morning. I’m being very methodical in my actions to increase page views as well. I started using a social media calendar in which I document everything I do related to each post. That allows me to go back and see what is working and what isn’t. As you know, blogging in time intensive and it makes no sense to do things that are ineffective. I look forward to following you and hearing more from you.

  9. rebecca at 11:57 am

    I tried CoShedule during their free trial and LOVED it. But ultimately I decided I didnt want to spend the money. Months later, I am really rethinking that decision. CoSchedule might be a smart investment in my blog! Thanks for the tips. Stopping by from the SITS Sharefest.

    • Janice Wald at 9:38 pm

      Hi Rebecca,
      I use CoSchedule’s Headline Analyzer which is free, but I use the WordPress Editorial Calendar. Other than the colors, why would paying for CoSchedule’s calendar be worth the money? Thanks!
      Janice

  10. Amanda Nel at 9:25 am

    Janice, you are so spot on with this and that is why these groups/communities/tribes are so important. I must say since I started being intentional about linky parties, I have definitely seen a constant increase in page views, though not near 500! Well done.

    • Janice Wald at 9:36 pm

      Hi Amanda,
      So glad you enjoyed my documenting the steps I took that I felt resulted in the 500+ page view day. Thanks for writing to tell me. I agree with your comments. Bloggers should not have to go it alone, not when there is a choice.
      Janice

  11. Dana at 10:26 pm

    Thanks for the very practical and useful post. I have been having a lot of fun honing in on better headlines with CoSchedule’s analyzer. And I agree that the WordPress editorial calendar plug-in is quite sufficient. It’s fun to be able to move things around and see if the plan in my head is as cohesive as I thought it would be.

    Since the idea of tracking results also appeals to me, I’m going to start my own little experiment and tag each of my posts with the headline score it was given and see what I find with various hacks of my own. (I saw that CoSchedule shows the reader the headline score with each post and figured why not try this myself!)

    I look forward more informative posts like this one.
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    • Janice Wald at 10:34 pm

      Hi Dana,
      Thanks for the kind words about my article. I just came from your site. I explained I have many posts documenting case studies like the formula that resulted in the 566 page views.
      You said you look forward to more posts like this one. I would love to encourage you to subscribe, so you are always kept apprised. I am currently working on a Twitter technique which will be posted soon.
      Janice

      • Michele at 10:46 am

        Blog Meets Blog is a great Facebook group with a variety of sharing threads- the difference with this group is that if you link you have to follow/comment or stumble or whatever everyone who links. There are different links every day- instagram, pinterest, facebook, stumble, twitter or comments threads.

        Middle Bloggers Association on Facebookhas a weekly stumble thread- just for midlife bloggers.

  12. Jobs in Pakistan at 3:52 am

    Thank you for the very practical and useful post this post is very amazing. I have been having a lot of fun honing in on better headlines with Co Schedule’s analyzer. And I agree that the WordPress editorial calendar plug-in is quite sufficient. It’s fun to be able to move things around and see if the plan in my head is as cohesive as I thought it would be.

  13. Mark at 8:55 pm

    Thanks for providing such a straight forward step by step blueprint Janice!

    Thank goodness, nothing you shared is overly complicated, nor too techie
    for your typical blogger/marketer.

    And thanks for featuring Bob Barocas’s proven methods as well. Between the two
    of you, this gives us a complete laundry list of proven strategies & tactics to implement
    and track our results!
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    • Janice Wald at 9:19 pm

      Hi Mark,
      I hope so. Thank you for the kind words about my article. I wanted people to have “proven strategies”. That’s the value of a case study. The post did well. People seemed to appreciate the blueprint. Thanks for writing.
      Janice

  14. Molly Stevens at 3:04 am

    I like getting views, but more than that, I want engagement. I had a post reap over 1000 views when it was stumbled but not a single comment ensued, which made me wonder if anyone actually read the post or just clicked on it. I still view stats and find them important but a comment is like gold to me since it indicates true engagement in my writing. Thanks for the tips Janice.
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    • Janice Wald at 1:36 pm

      Hi Molly,
      Interesting perspective– what is more important to a blogger engagement or high page views? Sounds like it would be an interesting topic for a blog post. I don’t know which side I’d argue, LOL. I could argue both sides and have readers weigh in. Thanks for the inspiration.
      I once had a post get 1,406 views on StumbleUpon with no comments. I was euphoric. I don’t think people comment over there. I don’t. Do you?
      Janice
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  15. Silly Mummy at 5:41 pm

    Really interesting tips. I am terrible with headings & should look at that! Interesting discussion with Molly above – I think that’s always a debate, isn’t it? Is a small, engaged community of supporters better, or a lot of views from people without loyalty or engagement? You can argue for both – I think it depends on what you are trying to achieve.
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  16. Sudipta Kr Maiti at 8:19 am

    Hi Janice,

    First of all congratulation for such a high page view within this short time. I first time able to know such useful tools for checking headline. This is really amazing. Recently i have signed up in stumbleupon but not join it’s FB page. I will do it .

    Thanks for the great advice , I must check your blog regular basis and let you know for any issue.

    • Janice Wald at 12:12 pm

      Hi Sundipta,
      1. Are you aware I have a StumbleUpon group for my followers? No need to go to Facebook.
      2. I actually received more than 14,000 page views in April and will blog about it soon. I have how to generate traffic tips all the time. I’d love to have your permanent readership.
      Janice

  17. Ishara Keerthirathna at 11:54 pm

    Heyy Janice,
    I read your blog post until the end. Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us.
    Linking to old blog posts from top articles make lot of page views. As well as creating attractive title also drive attract many people. You said was correct.

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