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.
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.
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.
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.
Related Posts and Pages:
StumbleUpon Group will stumble your links for you.
Blogger Collaboration Group will share your links to get you more exposure.