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.

 

Traffic GenerationAs you can see, 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.

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.

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 | at 2:13 am

    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.

  2. Leanne | at 2:28 am

    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

  3. Susan Velez | at 6:35 am

    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 🙂

    Susan

  4. Mandy Allen | at 10:31 am

    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!

  5. Stephanie | at 3:05 pm

    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.

  6. John Doe | at 10:22 pm

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

  7. Ryan Biddulph | at 11:13 pm

    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.

    Ryan
    Ryan Biddulph recently posted…10 Tips to Be a Smarter and Richer Blogger (Amazon eBook)My Profile

  8. Chery Schmidt | at 7:18 am

    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 :))

  9. Kathryn Maclean | at 11:07 am

    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.

  10. Edward Thorpe | at 4:49 pm

    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?
    Edward
    Edward Thorpe recently posted…Researchers Uncover Why Some People Are Dumber Than DirtMy Profile

  11. Lesly Federici | at 4:49 pm

    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.

  12. Caitlyn | at 2:50 pm

    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!

  13. Sara | at 4:31 pm

    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?
    Sara recently posted…Goodbye 9-to-5My Profile

    • Janice Wald | at 11:13 pm

      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.
      Janice
      Janice Wald recently posted…Meet and Greet: Cinco de Mayo Blog PartyMy Profile

  14. FRanz | at 12:20 pm

    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 | at 3:23 pm

      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.
      Janice

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