Do you feel like you've done everything to increase your page views?
Are your page views stagnant or worse, decreasing?
I've been in the same boat and it's beyond frustrating.
Some people say that page views don't really matter. I think the exact opposite. They matter more than anything.
Page views are how you attract potential affiliate sales, email subscribers, product sales, and the more page views you have, the more you can charge for sponsored posts.
Luckily, there are many things you can do to get increasing traffic to your website.
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- 5 Things I Did That Exploded My Traffic From Pinterest
Pinterest is a gold mine for bloggers. One of the coolest parts about Pinterest is that anyone can see success and traffic from the website even in just a short period of time – with the right steps.
If you're a new blogger, or you feel like giving up on Pinterest because nothing seems to be working, invest in a course. The payoff is worth it especially once you realize Pinterest can give you thousands of page views per month, when done correctly.
One of my favorite Pinterest courses is called Pinterest Traffic Avalanche. After taking this course, my monthly viewers on Pinterest increased dramatically. I implemented the SEO strategies, changed the look of my pins, and got accepted into group boards with over a million followers. I didn't give up and soon enough I saw the results from the course.
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*Update, as of March 2018, I'lll hit 150,000 page views! So exciting!
Here are 2 photos of what a BAD pin looks like versus a GOOD pin.
PIN A is bad for several reasons. 1. No one knows what this pin is even about. 2. It's dark. Pins that are bright do way better. Colors like orange, pinks, and reds usually perform better. 3. The pin is not visually appealing at all.
PIN B is click-worthy. 1. People have trouble with page views and need help with it. Getting to 100,000 is no small feat for most people. 2. The pin is bright and has numbers in it – numbers usually perform way higher in my pins.
2. Email list
#2 is very important.
Your email list is the one thing YOU own. Unlike Pinterest, Facebook, and all of the other social media sites – those are constantly changing. You could one day see little to no traffic from Pinterest. That's scary, but true. We've already seen huge sites like Little Things shut down because their Facebook traffic disappeared.
So if you haven't started your email list, start now. Don't wait any longer, even if you're a brand new blogger.
To get people to sign up for your email list, offer freebies.
No one wants to sign up for another email list and not get anything in return.
Some of my freebies that do well are:
- Free Resource Library – This library is filled with printables related to budgeting, meal planning, travel, and productivity. People love free stuff.
- Start A Blog – Free 7 Day Course to help you become a full-time blogger
I use Convertkit for my email list. My sister uses it, and so do all of my blogging friends. Their customer service is quick to answer any questions, I've never run into any problems, and I don't need to be techy to understand how to use it.
3. Publishing content people NEED to click on
Instead of publishing as often as possible (which was 2-3 per week), I now only post 1x per week.
I make sure to only post the highest of quality – remember, it's quality over quantity when it comes to blogging.
When someone clicks on a pin from Pinterest and sees a post of mine, I want to make sure they are getting the very best. If I let them down, they'll know to never come back to my website or click on any of my pins.
So, what does it mean to publish content people NEED to click on?
- Create click-worthy pins. Use emotional words like shocking, secrets, surprising, amazing, powerful.
- Publish content that is different. People are sick of seeing the same things. “10 Money Saving Tips” isn't going to cut it anymore.
- Write catchy headlines. “15 Money Saving Tips That Are Hurting Your Wallet” is way better than “15 Bad Money Saving Tips”.
One of my all time FAVORITE books on increasing page views is called 21 Strategies I Used to Increase My Monthly Page Views from 17k to 400k+ in 10 Months. You'll learn 21 actionable strategies that will get you to where you want to be with page views. There's even a free trial for the ebook so you can test it out first. Trust me, it's worth it!
4. Conduct surveys
Conducting a survey is a quick and easy way to find out what your readers want. With Survey Monkey, you can create a survey for free and get 100 responses at no cost.
Ask questions like:
- What are you currently struggling with?
- What are your favorite types of posts? (Budgeting, making money, saving money, productivity, time management, etc).
- What are your LEAST favorite types of posts?
By knowing what your readers want, you can create content surrounded by the answers from the survey.
Interlinking within posts is a great way to decrease your bounce rate and to get people to read more of your articles.
You'll want to include links that are related to the post.
For example, in this post, I wouldn't want to interlink posts that have to do with healthy eating or budgeting. Those posts wouldn't make sense in this post about blogging.
Below is an example of interlinking within posts. I'll usually put “related articles” before the links.
Facebook is difficult, there's no way around that. The algorithm is constantly changing and it may seem harder than ever to get traffic from the social media website.
However, Facebook is pretty dang amazing when you think about it. There are over 2.2 billion users on Facebook, which makes it a little silly to not even give Facebook a try.
If you're interested in giving Facebook a try, I recommend reading Strategies Worth Sharing.
You'll learn which content you should be posting, and which content NOT to post, which words you should NOT use in your posts, how to get fans to like AND interact on your page, how to gain traffic on your Facebook page for free, and tons more.
Another great way to get traction off Facebook would be to start a Facebook group. FITnancials has a Facebook group dedicated to talking about money management, making money, working from home, and more. I share new posts in the group, share tips, advice, and money mistakes I've made.
7. Google Analytics
Google Analytics is critical for bloggers. If you don't have it set up on your blog, set it up immediately.
GA can give you information on who is going to your blog, what they are interested in, which of your posts is performing the best, and so on.
I use Google Analytics to track my page views and monitor it regularly. You can see screenshots of my Google Analytics below.
The 1st photo below is a screenshot of my Google Analytics for January 2017. The second photo is from January 2018. You can see my page views for JAN '17 were 62,355 and JAN '18 was 118,473. Doubled!
Getting page views to your blog can be tricky. Implement the strategies above, be patient, and you should soon see your page views increase! 🙂
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