How I Doubled My Pageviews In 1 Month

15th February 2017

2016 was an amazing year for FITnancials and going full-time on my blog drastically changed my pageviews. I went full-time in November, and as you can see in 2 months, I’ve doubled my pageviews exceeding over 60,000.

I’ve been blogging for awhile, but never took it seriously until November of 2016. Blogging was a hobby of mine and I usually only spent a couple hours a week on my blog. I quit my full-time job and decided to go full-time on FITnancials, and I’ve never been happier.

As a blogger, the learning never stops. Social media is constantly changing and it’s one of the more frustrating jobs I’ve had, but it’s a job I would never give up. I am my own boss at 23, get to travel and see my family whenever I want. I’ve been to 5 continents and counting and have been able to work anywhere in the world. The amount of money I make is constantly increasing and I don’t have to wait for that 1x per year to get my raise.

At the very bottom, I’ve included actual proof of my pageviews from Google Analytics.

Find out how I went from 12,000 page views to 30,000 thousand page views, and now at 60,000 page views per month!

1. How I Went From 17K to 350K+ Monthly Page Views in 9 Months

Lena’s ebook is one of the main reasons my page views are increasing at such a rapid rate. Even though Pinterest’s algorithm changed a few months ago, my blog has managed to overcome that obstacle and get more page views than it’s ever had. That is NO small feat, and I owe a lot of my success to the information and tricks I learned in Lena’s ebook. She dove into topics that I would’ve never thought about. I’m currently on my 3rd time reading the book, as she’s updated it again! You can check it out here.

Here are a few things you’ll learn:

  • How to Duplicate Your Blogging Successes
  • Interlinking Secrets
  • Leveraging Google+
  • A Few Words On Keyword Selection

2. Pinnable images

Creating pin-worthy images immensely improved my page views from Pinterest, despite Pinterest changing its algorithm. I’ll post an example of what I believe is a bad pin vs. a pin that has exploded on Pinterest.

Find out how I went from 12,000 page views to 30,000 thousand page views, and now at 60,000 page views per month!Find out how I went from 12,000 page views to 30,000 thousand page views, and now at 60,000 page views per month!

A few tips: 

  • Boardbooster made it a lot easier to set up my pins going out to group boards. I have to schedule it out once and then I’m done.
  • Bright pins do much better than dark pins with too much going on
  • Tailwind is another pin planning tool that allows you to join tribes which can seriously improve your monthly pageviews. I’m only just starting, so I’ll update you all and how it’s going! Get $15 for signing up here, and I’ll get $15, too!

3. Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing

Update: From Thursday, February 16th to Sunday, February 19th (it will end at 11:59 p.m. PT), readers can use the coupon code 28FEBDISCOUNT so that they can receive $28 off the course.

Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing has drastically changed my monthly earnings and pageviews. I’ve been able to share the products I use daily and what has helped me lose weight, which has helped bring a lot of traffic to my blog. Just in the first month, I made over $400 by placing a few links on my blog. It took a few hours work to do and will lead to passive income for the years to come. If you’re not implementing affiliate marketing into your blog, it’s time to incorporate it into your blog now. Check it out here.

Here are a few things you’ll learn:

  • the amount of traffic you need
  • 80+ affiliate programs for every niche
  • requirements and disclosures (VERY important – I see a lot of bloggers messing up in this area).
  • how to rock affiliate marketing on social media

4. Catchy Titles

Focusing on titles is HUGE in the blogging world. Your title will either get someone inspired and motivated to click on your blog, or it’ll make them look away real fast.

Here are a few examples of a catchy title:

  • 7 Secrets Your _____ Doesn’t Want You To Know
  • 10 Reasons To Get Started On _____
  • The Ultimate Guide To ______
  • 5 Hacks To Cheaper ____

5.  Strategies Worth Sharing

Strategies Worth Sharing is an ebook specifically for growing traffic on Facebook. Brittany (the author of the ebook) went from 2,000 followers to 100,000 Facebook fans! That number has grown exponentially since she created the ebook, which is amazing. We all know how important Facebook is and it’s just getting better and better, which means we MUST learn how it works in order to get the best traction possible from it. For the price of the ebook, it’s definitely worth it. 

Here are a few things you’ll learn:

  • one easy trick that will save you hours on Facebook
  • 15 ways to get more Facebook fans
  • how to ask questions people can’t help but respond to (more traction on posts means more views!)
  • mistakes you might be making on Facebook

6. How To Blog For Profit: Without Selling Your Soul

Ruth Soukup is the author of this book and has been a huge inspiration to me during my blogging journey. This book is currently under $14, which is definitely a steal considering there is a ton of useful content in this book that can truly change your blog. You can check out her book here.

Here are a few things you’ll learn:

  • how to increase your blog traffic
  • secrets to creating amazing content
  • improve your productivity

In September 2015, I was working on my blog a few hours a week, sometimes being absent from it for a few days. In November 2016, I decided I wanted to take blogging seriously, as I was very unhappy at my day job and didn’t feel like it was going anywhere.

September 2015: 12,089 page views 

Find out how I went from 12,000 page views to 30,000 thousand page views, and now at 60,000 page views per month! This is such a helpful list to grow your blog.

November 2016: 30,756 page views Find out how I went from 12,000 page views to 30,000 thousand page views, and now at 60,000 page views per month! This is such a helpful list to grow your blog.

 January 2017: 62,355 page views Find out how I went from 12,000 page views to 30,000 thousand page views, and now at 60,000 page views per month! This is such a helpful list to grow your blog.

Find out how I went from 12,000 page views to 30,000 thousand page views, and now at 60,000 page views per month!

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45 thoughts on “How I Doubled My Pageviews In 1 Month

  1. TPOHappiness

    Wow! Those results are incredible. Very nicely done.

    My blogging days are far fewer than yours but I hope to take some of this info and get much better results than what I am currently seeing, though, I’m not really disappointed with my results so far considering my site is only two months old.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  2. Tiffany Griffin

    I’ve actually used every single resource you’ve listed here. Haha! I learned so much from Lena’s ebook. It helped me double my traffic (well, more than double at this point). I highly recommend it too! This year I’m hoping to double my traffic again, which is a lofty goal, but I’ve learned that I like to set high goals for myself.

    You’ve done an awesome job at growing your blog Alexis! I love following your journey, and learning from you!
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  3. Holly

    Great work Alexis! I just purchased Lena’s book as well because traffic is a big hangup for me currently.

    “As a blogger, the learning never stops.” – Totally agree and I think that’s what keeps me blogging. It’s challenging figuring everything out but I also feel really accomplished when I do learn something new. That, and I love to write.

    Also, your “bad” pin isn’t that horrible. I am updating some of my old posts and my bad pins are much more egregious. 😉
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    1. Alexis Post author

      It truly never stops, which is both refreshing but also frustrating as well! Which is why it’s good to stay updated and educated on technology and social media.

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  4. Teri

    Good resource. I usually do not like blog sales pitches, but you totally sold me. I think I’m going to check it out. Hope it’s an ebook. Gotta check it out.

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  5. Jen

    I’m definitely working at building my blog. It’s a little bit each day thing for me. Today I figured out how to write a welcome email that subscribers will get when they sign up for my newsletter. I’ve also been working on creating Pinterest worthy graphics as I write blog posts and have gone back thru some of my older posts and redone the images and I’ve seen that help as well.

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  6. Rebecca Hicks

    These are some great tips! My page views are WAY lower than that, but I have seen a HUGE growth in views and Google referrals once I began optimizing my content and truly using Pinterest and other social medias to a fuller extent. I’m not where I want to be yet, but I love the growth I’ve seen!

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    1. Alexis Post author

      I LOVED your ebook! I truly believe it helped me and I’m flattered that you’re reading my post! Thank you for everything!

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  7. christine

    I haven’t done anything recently. I’m honestly just posting on my blog right now to keep in the habit of writing but I’m hoping to launch a new site within 30 days or so and then I’ll definitely be taking all these tips to heart as I try to get the word out on my new project!

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