17 Easy Blog Traffic Generation Tips That Will Make You See 14,063 Page Views

By: | April 29, 2017 | Tags: , , , , |

Blog Traffic Generation Tips #TrafficGen

Do you ever wonder where I learn the blog traffic generation tips I pass on to you?

I read.

I read a book by a blogger who became so successful she monetized.

She discussed milestones you reach as a blogger that relate to page views.

The first milestone, she explained, is when you reach 10,000 page views per month. (Check, I got that!)

The next milestone, she continued, is when you hit 16,000 page views per month.

Well, I’m 3/4 of the way there. I reached over 14,000 page views in March.

That’s after only two years of blogging in my niche.

This post, presented in a case study format, will share the traffic generation tips I followed so you can see those kinds of results at your blog as well.

In March, I received 14.063 page views to my blog. I averaged 454 page views per day.

Traffic Generation Tips That Work in Any Niche

Let’s look at a few screenshots, shall we?

Sunday, March 12

how to increase blog traffic

My post, This is How to Rank for Long-Tail Keywords, 5 Free Secret Tips, picked up 258 page views the day it was published.

Tip 1: Use “how to” in your headline. People go to blogs to be empowered. They want to learn how to do something new. Using “how to” in your headline promises they will be able to solve a problem they have by the end of your article.

Tips 2: Offer your readers something “free” and use the word “free” in your headline. “Free” is an effective word to use in a headline since people love to receive free things.

Tip 3: Use the word “secret” in your headline. People love to learn secrets!

Note: Make sure you keep the promises you make in your headline. Otherwise, readers might accuse you of having a “click-bait” headline, a headline that didn’t keep its promise in the post.

Tip 4: Backlink to your other, relevant articles. In the keyword post, I linked to my post with related content, 13 Best Free Tools You Need to Improve Your Long-Tail Keywords, which picked up an additional 20 page views that day.

Saturday, March 18

Viral Blog Post

As the screenshot shows, on Saturday, March 18, my article 18 Facebook Groups You Need to Join Today received 541 page views.

The post will go down in the annals of 2017 as my best-performing post of the year. How do I know when the year isn’t half over? That’s how many page views this post has picked up and continues to pick up.

It is already my seventh best-performing post of all time, and it only just came out two months ago.

Wanting to share my traffic generation tips, I blogged about what I am calling this phenomenon in my post How to Quickly and Easily Write a Viral Blog Post, 12 Ways.

Tip 5: Use “need” in your headline. It denotes urgency.

Tip 6: Use “today” in your headline. It implies there are tips people can follow today. They can favorably control their blog’s success on that very day.

Tip 7: You need to fill a need. It will make your blog sticky. People are always looking for new Facebook groups in which to promote their posts.

Monday, March 20

#Bloggers: Follow these Traffic Generation tips #BloggingTips

Tip 8: Don’t ignore your search engine traffic. Optimize your posts for SEO. I rank in search engines for my Fotor post. As you can see, the article picked up an additional 44 page views on March 20.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

These traffic generation tips will help #bloggers see 14,063 page views in 1 month

With stats as impressive as 14,063, I feel like this post should offer complex instructions– far from it.

On March 25, I took two actions which resulted in my seeing high page views.

Tip 9: Promote in Facebook groups. There are many Facebook groups that allow daily self-promotion. I promoted my post in those groups.

Tip 10: Hold a Meet and Greet. Everyone loves a party! As you can see by the screenshot, I held a Meet and Greet which is a blog party. Blog parties give bloggers a chance to grow their communities. Both of these actions, conscious choices on my part, resulted in high stats that day.

I say this since many bloggers think luck results in high page views. This wasn’t luck. These actions were deliberate on my part after much forethought.

Sunday, March 26

Follow these blog traffic generation tips to boost page views & see 14,063 page views at your blog

Okay, so there is a lot to see in the screenshot:

According to WordPress, Sunday is my best day of the week for page views.

Is it yours, too? I ask since on weekends your page views will be the best. Therefore, if you have any “heavy hitters,” posts you predict will send your page views through the roof, publish them on weekends.

Tip 11: Publish your post on the day of the week you receive the highest page views. I published on my best day of the week, a Sunday.

My guest author’s article, 7 Best Blog Posts That Will Make People Subscribe in 2017, was not supposed to be published this soon. When the guest author sent me the post, I explained I had a four-month waiting list for me to publish guest posts since I normally only publish guest posts on Tuesdays.

So, why did I let this particular guest author jump the queue and be published immediately? Will you humor me? Come on, look at the headline and make a prediction. (I am playing teacher here, I admit it.)

As you see, the post did well. The article received 268 page views the day it published. Try to analyze the factors that made this post a hit.

Did you guess? Look at the last 4 digits. I read a secret tip. As my long-standing readers know, I love secret tips!

Tip 12: Add the current year to your blog headlines. (Isn’t this easy? It’s so easy, it’s downright fun.)

I read if the headline has the current year in it, it will receive high page views. Readers want to know what is popular this year, what is trendy this year, and so forth.

Since the first quarter of 2017 is already over, I published this post almost immediately. I couldn’t bump people I already promised a date. That would be rude. Therefore, I published on the weekend when I normally write.

Tip 13: Put a number in your headline. I have two numbers in my headline– 7 and 2017. Odd numbers do better than even and prime numbers do best. Sure enough, 7 is a prime number.

Did you notice a post with another prime number picked up page views this day? 79 of the Most Effective Ways to Get Free Blog Traffic is over a year old, and it picked up 20 page views that day!

Did you also notice this headline? I have two numbers in my headline. 17 is an odd number and a prime number, and 14,063 is an odd number.

Related Reading: How to Make Clickable Headlines with 9 Powerful Tools

Tip 14: Have a Meet and Greet on a Saturday. Continue to promote it on Sunday. Can you tell from the screenshot on Sunday it picked up an additional 81 page views? It was easy to witness this kind of traffic generation. I wrote a few sentences inviting people to promote their blogs and leave a link in the comment section. It took mere minutes!

Tip 15: Have a linky party. The Blogger’s Pit Stop Linky Party published four days prior and still picked up an additional 38 page views!

Tip 16: Promote at Flipboard. I know bloggers who have seen their traffic increase by 10 times by promoting at Flipboard.

UPDATE: StumbleUpon folded. Tip 17: Have other people stumble your links. That’s the way to see more traffic from StumbleUpon. As you can see from the screenshot, StumbleUpon sent me 40 page views that day! (Note: Mostly Blogging has a StumbleUpon group if you’d like us to stumble your pages for you.)

Conclusion: One Last Traffic Generation Tip

In conclusion, there is an additional traffic generation tip that applies on every day across the board:

As my post about how to have a successful blog explains, you need to work hard.

Even on holidays work hard. You will beat the competition. Your post will live on in search so people can find your article when it’s not a holiday.

Also, people might be home to read your post on holidays.

I have often read blogging is an activity we do rain and shine, day and night. I am adding: in addition to those times, even on holidays, work hard. Enjoy the blogging, but do your best. Your readers deserve it, and you deserve to be proud of your legacy– your blog posts.

You can see from reading this post, high page views are within your control. Follow the traffic generation tips I shared in this post. Take the actions I took. Then, watch, and you will see high page views at your blog too.

(Note: If anyone would like one-on-one help boosting page views, my Traffic Generation service is offered at a discount for subscribers of this blog.)

Readers, please share so other bloggers learn these traffic generation tips too.

Are there any additional traffic generation tips you can recommend? Are there any new ideas from this post you are going to try? I look forward to your views in the comments section.

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  1. shiq4

    Hay Jenna. I am happy to know that we are in the same level. I am at 15,000 pageview /month now and sure that’s my traffic will grow faster. At the end of the year, it will be 21,000 / month. Thanks for share. I think I will write the same post like you in the future. Because it was interesting.

    • Janice Wald

      How can you be so certain your traffic will continue to grow each month?

      • Julie S Pit Stop Crew

        The more value you give oput the more your traffic grows and continues to do so. I think you are way past 15k Page views. See you arent looking at your social impressions and those do bring in even more views.

        Cool tips thansk for bringing them to the Pit Stop!

  2. Leanne

    Hi Janice, I’ve hit 13,000 view per month and over April it jumped to 19,000 from posting twice as often for the AtoZ Challenge. I will be quite happy for it to drop back a bit once I go back to posting 3 times a week from May onwards. I find FB groups are good (I only belong to a few because I need to know I’m investing in them and not getting too stressed by the time involved) StumbleUpon works well for me too. I don’t use any scheduling tools because I like to be hands on, which is why I keep things to a handful that work – I still haven’t gone down the Twitter or IG rabbit holes because it is overwhelming.
    Leanne | cresting the hill

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Leanne,
      See, that’s the key! Blogging more often. Getting traffic is easy. I know people who publish multiple times per day!!
      However, I work outside the home, I believe in making my posts long, and I need time to promote and respond to comments.

  3. Susan Velez

    Hi Janice,

    Congratulations on hitting that 16,000 mark. This will be my first month where I make it over 5,000. I love Facebook groups and I’ve seen you in a few of them that I am a member of.

    I’ll definitely have to check out some of the other ones you mention.

    You’ve mentioned a lot of things that I really should do, but don’t. I haven’t joined Flipboard but have heard so much about them.

    I guess the main reason I don’t do it, is that I already do so much. I can’t really afford to learn how to implement something else. I’ve made it a point to stick with 1-2 social networks and learn those inside out like the back of my hands.

    Once I get familiar with those, then I’ll start learning something else. I used StumbleUpon for a while. Just really wasn’t seeing the results. Seems like it’s definitely working for you though.

    Keep doing what you’re doing and I know that you’ll reach your goals. Awesome job on the success you’ve had so far and I know that you’ve worked hard to get there.

    Have a great and and thanks for sharing 🙂


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Susan,
      Thanks for writing about my traffic generation tips post. I appreciate your recognition of my efforts. My next mountain to climb is search engine traffic. I’ll keep you all posted!

  4. Mandy Allen

    That’s a great read, Janice, thanks for sharing those great tips. I have used some in the past but never really thought much about why or how to use headlines in quite this way. I must try harder!

    Enjoy the journey!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Mandy,
      Thanks for commenting on my traffic generation post last weekend. I plan on trying harder when it comes to some things too. That’s one of the things that’s so great about being a blogger, it’s an evolution.

  5. Stephanie

    Great post Janice! I loved your tip about putting the year in your title. Makes sense. I joined Stumble Upon but haven’t had a chance to really delve into it. Good to know you have a Stumble upon group. I’m curious what you think about leaving comments on other blogs and how if at all that can help. I realize most blogs (if I’m not mistaken) have “no follow” built in but I have read those links can still be advantageous..

    I know you’re a busy lady, but I would love to get your thoughts on this.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Stephanie,
      My opinion on leaving blog comments? It’s a must! You’ll get traffic and recognition. It’s how people find out about you. I’ve read an hour a day is ideal. Thanks for writing.

  6. Casey the College Celiac

    Congrats on all of your blog growth! These are some great tips, and I’m definitely going to try to incorporate them (especially into my headlines) ASAP!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Casey,
      I believe “nice to meet you is in order,” so… nice to meet you.
      I like your blog name, by the way.
      Thanks for the hearty congratulations and the compliments on my tips. The headline tips (especially the year) since to be the most interesting for readers. Thanks for your comments.

  7. Katie Jenkins

    Janice, I am never disappointed by the tips you share. Each and every post of yours is chock full of valuable and FRESH information. I will have to try putting the year in my headlines. Love that tip!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Katie,
      Thank you so much for the warm comments about my article. You are in good company. Most of the readers seem impressed with the headline tips and the tip to put the year in the headline. Thanks for writing. Great to see you.

  8. John Doe

    Number four is outstanding. Using back links to blogs that are similar seems like a great idea to get more pages.

  9. Ryan Biddulph

    How To posts work so well Janice. Like magic. All of mine do really well. Because in the end, we want to learn how to do one thing, or the other thing, almost independent of niche. Amazing how folks fly in, like bees to honey, when you build most of your posts on these types of topics. I’d add that asking readers what they want you to cover helps you get a ton more traffic as well. Easily.

    Just ask your readers via email newsletter and social media what they are struggling with. Build posts on these topics.The traffic numbers rise. Like mad. Especially compared to when you just published what came to your mind, before consulting your audience.

    Super tips.


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Ryan,
      After reading your comment over the weekend, I made plans to take your advice and ask readers what they are struggling with and make posts on those topics. Thanks for the advice and for commenting on my article.

  10. Chery Schmidt

    Hello Janice! Congrats on your awesomeness my friend! You have done an amazing job with this post, this is one I am bookmarketing and will be back.

    Great Share
    Chery :))

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Chery,
      How kind of you to come over and comment on my article. I look forward to getting to know you better as I get more involved in our group. Thanks for the praise and for bookmarking.

  11. Kathryn Maclean

    Hi Janice, Great article on your traffic with your blog articles
    Liked all of your 17 tips. Saved your article to reference in particular your Stumbleupon link.
    Just set up my account.
    Marvelous traffic stats.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Kathryn,
      Your praise means a lot– on my article and the stats. Thanks for bookmarking. Anytime you want a stumble, send me a link! Thanks for writing.

  12. Edward Thorpe

    Hi Janice,

    Smart advice (and background insights) about increasing your blog’s pageviews.

    Your different tactics may sound simple enough, but they’re still tricky and will take practice, follow-up and testing – all things you encourage with your advice to work when your competition takes time to relax and laze during traditional holidays.

    You’re an animal, aren’t ya?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Edward,
      I laughed when I read your “animal” comment. I am so enjoying our group. I’ve met the nicest people; thank you again. Thank you as well for the insightful comments and for reading what I wrote.

  13. Lesly Federici

    Hi Janice!
    Great blog and great info. Generating traffic is not a mystery. You have to find the right systems that works for you. Thanks for sharing your experience – very helpful for others.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Lesly,
      Thanks for clicking my link and the compliments on my blog. That’s what I do– share what works for me, and hopefully, it will work for others.

  14. Donna Merrill

    Hi Janice,

    Interesting analysis and case study.

    The tips are solid and easy to implement so, yeah… actionable strategies here.

    The thing that struck me most is how very important your blog title is, so I’ll be spending even more time on this aspect of my blogging.

    Thanks for the “back office” peek.

    Always fascinating.


    • Janice Wald

      Hi Donna,
      Thanks for coming over, reading what I wrote, and your compliments on my tips. All are much appreciated.

  15. Melinda

    Hi my BBFFJ, WOW!! You are in the stratosphere of blogging!! You are a marvelous mentor!
    Thank you so much for all the hard work you constantly put in, all to help us, your readers!
    Your BBFFM

    • Janice Wald

      Hi BBFFM,
      I was thinking about you tonight and now here you are! What kind words to call me a mentor! (and a marvelous one at that!) Thank you! Great to see you!

      • Melinda

        Nuttin but the facts, ma’am!!
        Since I’m moving this week, I think I’ll have home net soon!! Can’t wait!

        • Janice Wald

          You are so sweet! If I miss you, I’m sure many others do too.

  16. Caitlyn

    I like the tips on what words in include in blog titles! Super helpful. I’ll have to remember them because I’m always struggling to come up with catchy titles!

    • Janice Wald

      HI Caitlyn,
      Thanks for your comments on my blog traffic generation article. Where did you find it? I always wonder. I find the CoSchedule Headline Analyzer very helpful in coming up with headlines.
      Nice to meet you.

  17. Farrah

    Great read, and thanks for sharing your tips! The facebook groups + stumbles have definitely been helpful for me! :]

    • Janice Wald

      HI Farrah,
      Thanks for your compliments on my article. Facebook groups have been helpful to me too. I don’t use them so much for stumbles. Stumbling everyone in the thread is time-consuming! Thanks for writing.

  18. krewjordan

    Thanks for the Blog! Great and New Techniques of generating traffic are presented in this blog. Very keen to use this tips for my business site

    • Janice Wald

      HI Krew,
      What business do you have, may I ask? Thanks for writing.

  19. Sara

    As always, Janice, you bring an A game. I’ve been reading your tips since last year and they just get better.

    One problem I have (and I’m sure others do too) is that I read posts like this and get excited. BUT, the last tip, Word Hard, is a little difficult. ^_^

    I know you have a traffic generation service, but is that just coaching?

    I think it would be very valuable for people who see the value of what you do, to HIRE you to just do it for them.

    I believe it was you who introduced me to Facebook promotions and I can attest to it being a great boost in traffic. Stumble upon was another one I picked up from you. ^_^ Thanks.

    BUT, again, it takes a lot of time especially if your wi-fi is slow.

    Any recommendations?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Sara,
      Thank you for the nice compliments. Your comment about bringing my “A” game made me feel great. Thank you.
      Regarding the “work hard” tip. You said it’s difficult with slow wi-fi. I don’t mean to ask an obvious question, but is it possible to speed it up? I know when our wi-fi is slow, my husband calls the cable company and it improves. Restarting the computer, closing windows… may help.
      Thank you for asking about my blog coaching service. I have many different services as part of my overall blog coaching. Some people call them “classes” which I like.
      I generally start by making sure the formatting is okay. For example, I look at the headlines and the introductions to ensure the post is getting read. I look at the CTA to ensure the blogger gets comments. Once I know the post is formatted okay for visitors, we work on traffic generation. My most recent traffic generation client wanted help with Twitter so we worked on that, for example. Once we know the formatting is correct for a blog, the traffic we generate afterward should convert into permanent subscribers.
      Thanks for writing. I’m linking to you in the post I’m publishing in a few hours.

  20. FRanz

    Aloha, great TIPs, even with decades of experience on the web I always learn from articles by other experts. I naturally employ some of these techniques as a rule. But as always, you bring things forgotten and new. In particular, “Tip 13: Put a number in your headline.” A curious note… I plan to investigate this further. Then Tip 11, is insight from experience and much appreciated.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Franz,
      I appreciate you writing. Thanks for the compliments on my article. Decades, wow! How long have you been blogging?
      Of my top 5 posts of 2017, 4 of them had numbers in the headline, 3 of them had odd numbers.
      Where did you find this rather old post? I always wonder. Thanks for commenting.

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