I Tripled my Traffic!!!As I stated in my February Goals post, I'm gonna be sharing with you my very first blog traffic report! I always find it interesting to check on post like these by other bloggers. Of course, I try to stay away from blogger's traffic reports that are at 100,000 or up because then I get into the comparison game. However I notice we have more of the higher traffic reports posted then we do lower blog traffic reports...am I the only one that thinks this? Us smaller bloggers need not feel ashamed to share with others! So I wanted to share my page views and help encourage someone else today! I thought it would take a whole year to get to that! I want to show you how far you can come even if you are at 1000 pageviews, heck, even if you are at 100 pageviews! You can get to 10,000 pageviews!
I wanted to share with you how I got from 2,000-3,000 pageviews from last year to literally over 10,000 page views this January! Thats one month of big change! I know that may not mean a lot of bigger bloggers now with 100,000 plus page views, but I'm sure they will attest that this is a dramatic increase. It wasn't a viral post that made it happen...IT WAS HARD WORK!
My Goal for January was to get to 5,000...I Doubled That!
I blogged almost everyday. While leaving 2-3 days where I missed a post it didn't hurt me that much like it normally would. I used to get maybe 50-70 pageviews in a day and if I missed a day it would decrease dramatically to about 20-30 page views. Once I started to blog every day those page views went up from 50-70 to 300 and 400 pageviews! Sometimes if the post is really popular like 6 Ways Successful Bloggers Are getting you Addicted to their Blog or 9 Tips to Look like a Professional Blogger, my page views would increase to 500 and even 700!
I Scheduled Post on Social Media. With the help of the free Buffer scheduler and Hootsuite I was able to have a blog post go out every 30 minutes to an hour on twitter. You may think this is a lot but it actually HELPED me increase my following on twitter! I went from 1,000 followers to 1400 followers! People would tweet out my post and comment on twitter with how much of a help it was to them. I would reply back and then I got a new follower and even a new friend...something that I believe is powerful and that's networking!
I engaged More with Bloggers .Twitter is my main source of traffic as you can tell so I wanted to make my followers feel appreciated by constantly commenting and favoriting post and tweets! It helped people to see that I was someone to come to for advice and friendship. I also started to engage more on the #usbloggerchat that I manage instead of letting the co-host come on and do it alone I helped get the momentum up by tweeting out to other bloggers to come join and chat with us! I've been able to double our blog chat engagement in January... Another SCORE!
I believe anyone can get to 10,000 page views in a month if and only if you put in real hard work! Don't expect a blog post to become viral! Only expect that what you put out is helpful to the reader. Expect that your blog post and your blog is good enough to get the traffic you deserve. I never would have thought I would surpass 5,000 page views(my january goal) but I know its possible and for this month I'm letting God Take the wheel and see where it leads me ;)
If you want to finally break the 10,000 pageview mark then you need my Free Bloggers Toolkit! This toolkit included printables, workbooks, checklist, and pretty stock photos!
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