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


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First Month Blogging Traffic Report

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.

psst...I need to let you know that some of the links below are affiliate links. It's not anything bad, this just means that if you make a purchase through one of the links below I might earn a small commission. (at no extra cost to you of course!) If you want to learn more about affiliate links click here to read my disclosure policy. 

I've recently qualified for Google Adsense, [update: I got rid of Google Adsense because it was slowing down my site and the payout wasn't that much] which was a big accomplishment for me. But, I know all of this couldn't have happened without all of you, so thank you very much. Without further ado, let's get into how I was able to get over 1000 page views in my first month blogging. 




Pageview Analytics

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a snapshot of my Google Analytics

Like I said before, It's been a month since I've started blogging and my Google Analytics report says that last month I got 1,216 page views last month. If you do the math I was hitting about 40 pageviews a day, which I don't think is too 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 categories, I was able to give my blog the 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. [update: this post no longer exists] That post is currently one of my most viewed blog posts. That's because I knew that during the summer the majority of people were either watching 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.

• Related Post: The Secret To High-Quality Blog Content

How To Create 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 you don't go out there and tell the world what you've created.

Here are my many methods of promotion:

Social Media

Pinterest

Create pins for your blog posts and post them on Pinterest. Pinterest is a blog traffic warehouse. There are so many people on Pinterest repining your work and sharing their own content. My Pinterest page alone gets over 200 000 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.

   If you're looking to get started with Pinterest, I highly suggest this Ebook by Ana from The She Approach! She gets thousands of page views from Pinterest a month and makes over 17k in product sales. 


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Twitter

There was a time when I hated Twitter. I never understood the app and thought I would constantly be reading about how other people's days were going. At the time, I 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 blogging community on Twitter is so supportive of one another and is always trying to help you grow as a blogger. 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. 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.

[Update: I'm on the brink of 1000 Twitter followers and all most half of my income comes from affiliate marketing on Twitter. If you want to start growing on Twitter I suggest using this guide by my Friend David. He makes over $11 000 on Twitter with 14k followers. I learned everything I know from him! ]

• Related Post: How To Use Twitter For Your Online Business

Instagram

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

[Update May 2020: I don't use Instagram as much anymore, Pinterest is my main source of blog traffic]

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.

• Related Post: 10 Ways To Quickly Increase Instagram Engagement

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.

Social media is without doubt the best place to grow your blog. After developing a concrete social media strategy I was able to make social media my blogs #1 traffic source and I want you to do the same. I created this Social Media Starter Pack to help you learn how to leverage social media and drive traffic to your blog. Download the pack for free by clicking below!




The roadmap is great, but it can only get you so far. I've created an ebook filled with the social media strategies I use to drive traffic + make sales. These strategies helped me turn my blog into a five-figure business and now I want to help you do the same. Get the ebook for $27 today! 

Blogging Tools

Tailwind- Pinterest & Instagram Scheduler

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 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."

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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Resources To Consider

If you've been blogging for a while now and aren't seeing the results you've been hoping for you should consider learning for the professionals.

Ana from The She Approach averages over 60k monthly page views on her blog and she wrote an ebook outlining everything she did to reach that number.

In her ebook, The She Approach To Boosting Your Blog Traffic, Ana gives you 100+ pages filled with blog traffic tips and strategies. 

It's a great investment if you've been trying to boost your blog traffic for a long time and aren't seeing any results. Click here to start growing your blog with The She Approach To Boost Yout Blog Traffic

You can also grab Social Media Power and learn how to make sales and drive traffic from social media! Get it here for only $27!

In conclusion, I truly believe anyone can greatly increase their blog traffic even new bloggers. 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. 

Do you have a blogging success story you'd like to share? Let me know in the comments!


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