How I Got Over 1K Page-views In My First Month of Blogging

by - October 09, 2019


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Introduction

Its officially been a month since I've started blogging. Congratulations to me! The support and encouragement I've been receiving lately have been overwhelming and I just want to thank all of you. You don't know how much it means to me.


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Pageview Analytics

Blogger Analytics
1,253 from August 12th to September 12th | Blogger Analytics

Like I said before, It's been a month since I've started blogging and my Blogger analytics report says that last month I got 1,253 page views last month. If you do that math I was hitting about 50 pageviews a day, which I don't think is bad for your first month of blogging.

Now, I want to share with you guys how I reached this achievement because what is your success if you can't share it with others.

Denelia How Did You Do It?

There were two important factors that led to the success I had in my first month of blogging. The first being my blog content and the second being my means of promotion. By excelling in both of these factors, I was able to give my blog that boasts it needed to increase in pageviews.

Blog Content

Write what people want to read. I know everybody says "write for yourself, don't worry about what others say" or "write what you love, not what other people want to see." Both of those statements are partially true.

Yes, you should enjoy writing for your blog. Whatever your posting about should be interesting to you and you should actually like the post itself. But, you have to consider your audience as well. You can't write something that only you would like because no one is going to read it except you.

Find something that you and readers share an interest in. For example, this summer I uploaded 10 Youtube Channels Your Need to Start Watching. That post is my most viewed blog post. That's because I knew that during the summer the majority of people were either binging Netflix or Youtube and made my blog post accordingly. It was something I had in common with my readers.

Create blog content not for yourself and not for your readers, but for both of you. This is one of the keys to increasing blog traffic.


Tip For Better Blog Content

To optimize my blog content, I use the editing software Grammarly.

Grammarly is a free browser plug-in that can double-check your spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence structure. Grammarly catches those little mistakes you sometimes tend to overlook. It's saved me from hundreds of embarrassing spelling errors.

Every blogger and writer should have Grammarly installed to ensure that you are publishing the best content possible. Click here to install Grammarly on your computer today.


Promotion

Out of the two factors I stated earlier, promotion is the most important. No one is going to know your blog exists if don't go out there and tell the world what you've created.

Here are my many methods of promotion:

Social Media

Pinterest -@denenliastorm

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Create pins for your blog posts and post them on Pinterest. Pinterest is a blog traffic warehouse. There are so many bloggers on Pinterest repining other people's work and sharing all their content. My Pinterest page alone gets over 14 000 monthly page-views. It's a great platform to share your work and get recognized.

I also suggest having at least two Pinterest graphics for each post. The reason for this is having more than one graphic allows you to get to know your audience better. If you design two completely different pins, you're able to see the analytics and know which design performs better for next time.

In addition, Pinterest has an ad feature where you can run your Pinterest graphic as an ad. I have used this a couple of times and it does help a lot when it comes to increasing blog traffic. If this an expense your willing take on, I highly suggest using Pinterest ads.

Twitter -@deneliastorm

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There was a time when I hated Twitter. I never understood the app and thought I would constantly be reading about how other days were going. At the time I just thought it would be boring, like Instagram with no pictures. But when I made an account for my blog, I quickly realized how wrong I was.

The writing community on Twitter is so supportive of one another and is always trying to help you grow as a writer. From Twitter, I've made other blogger friends and actually gained a lot of blog traffic.

You can use Twitter hashtags on your tweets so more people can see them and you can bring in a great audience using that alone. There are also daily blogging threads where a bunch of bloggers share and read each other's blogs. The Twitter blogging community is something so special to a part of and it will not only increase page views but help build you up as a blogger.

I no longer hate Twitter because of how much it has helped me grow my blog.

Instagram -@deneliastorm

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Instagram is surprisingly where most of my blog traffic comes from. I have over a thousand followers on my Instagram page.

Personally, I see Instagram as a way to promote my brand more than my blog. I post quotes and photos, but also promote my articles when necessary.

I also use Instagram to become friends with other influencers and bloggers. From them, I'm able to promote my blog and get feedback.

Instagram is important for a blogger because it shows more of who you are and not just your blog. People will engage with your photos and not your work. So, you, in turn, use your photos to engage them and then bring them to your blog.

The best way to promote your blog on Instagram is by posting an Instagram story. It is more likely for someone to see your story than an actual post. I get about 200 views per story (I know only about 20% of my followers, it's sad). So, think about 200 people knowing that your blog exists and then a percentage of them actually going to read it.

Take advantage of hashtags as well. On any social media platform, hashtags are your best friends.

Right now, I'm trying to get to 10 000 followers on Instagram because that when you get the 'swipe up' feature where you can link your Instagram story directly to your blog.

If there is one thing to know about Instagram, its hard to build a presence on the app but once you do, your followers convert directly into page views.

Blogging Tools

Tailwind

I've recently started using Tailwind so I don't have that many tips and tricks since I'm new to the platform. However, I can say that I am exposed to a lot of other bloggers and their content through Tailwind.

There is a section where I can talk directly to other bloggers which I see as useful in terms of promotion. You can also join these groups called 'tribes' and it's this huge collection of bloggers sharing Pinterest Graphics.

If this is something you are interested in click here and check it out for yourself. Again, I haven't been using Tailwind for a long time but a lot of other bloggers highly recommend it.

Word of Mouth

At the end of the day, you're number one promoter is you. Not social media or the people using it. You are the only one that can tell everybody that your blog exists.

Where you are on a day-to-day basis whether it be school or work. Promote your blog. Ask your co-workers to check it out or your classmates.

You can even reach out to family and friends. They are literally your number one supporters.

Get the people around you to appreciate your work before you go out into the world and ask strangers to appreciate your blog.

My little brother is my number one supporter. Every time I post a new article he screams from his room 'Denelia updated her blog." He even reminds me after school by saying. "It's Wednesday, don't forget to post?"

You need people like that in your life to encourage you and keep the dream alive. So, build that community using word of mouth, then branch out to social media.

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In conclusion, I truly believe anyone can greatly increase their blog traffic. If you put in the time to make quality content and build your social media presence, people will start to appreciate your work. So, stop reading my blog and go work on yours. I wish you all the best! xoxo

I hope this article helped you in any way possible. If you have any suggestions for my next post or want to share your thoughts, comment below. Blogging is still fairly new to me and I want to hear what you guys think about my work.

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