When I started my blog in January 2017, I didn’t expect to get anywhere near 10,000 page views per month never mind a WEEK. In fact, when I published my first post, I only got about 30 or 40 views and I was happy with that. By February I was gaining more viewers and even followers and I caught the bug and wanted more. Then I did a bit of research and started doing some things to increase my website traffic and it exploded! I had found a way to consistently get thousands of views a week!
The 4 blog posts that got the most traffic in my first year were:
Initially I didn’t use Instagram or Twitter to increase traffic and I didn’t really focus on SEO that much at the start (how silly am I !?!). I know how frustrating it is when you can’t seem to get that increase in views on your blog and how overwhelming social media promotion can be. So, I’m going to take you through the things I did and tell you how I got more website traffic when I started up my blog and continue to use so you can increase your blog views too.
Tailwind was my lifesaver when it came to getting page views. I didn’t know anything about Tailwind or how it worked but once I signed up I couldn’t believe the results in my google analytics. My blog posts that were getting under 100-page views were exploding into the thousands!
Tailwind basically works by setting up a pinning schedule on Pinterest, so when you create a pin for your blog post, you can schedule it on Tailwind and it will post the pin to whatever boards you tell it to post to throughout the day. It basically does all the work for you and you don’t have to waste time pinning all day everyday yourself. It gets so much more exposure to your blog posts too.
BoardBooster is another excellent pinning service that schedules pins for you on Pinterest. It works slightly different to tailwind in that you can loop pins and create campaigns to pin from specific boards to other Pinterest boards. I saw a good traffic increase from using BoardBooster as well. You can pay for how many pins a month you want, so you can pay $5 for 500 pins or $10 for 1000 etc. You can try a free trial of BoardBooster here
Pinterest has been my number one source of traffic for all my website views and if you’re not on Pinterest yet, get on it right now! You can start pinning straight away create boards for your blog’s niche. Make sure you pin other people’s pins as well and keep a good pinning schedule. This is where Tailwind comes in handy as it does all the work for you! Want to follow me on Pinterest? *Amanda – Lazygirllloves*
If you’re a bit confused on how to use pinterest to grow your traffic then you should try out the Pinterest Ninja eCourse which so many people swear by for their Pinterest success. Check out the course here!
4.Pinterest Group Boards
Group boards are essentially boards that you can join to pin any of your pins to, to reach a bigger audience. There are group boards for every blogging/ website niche and just general boards too. Try and join boards that have at least 10,000 followers as you’ll have more of a chance of your blog post getting noticed. You can also use Tailwind to pin to your group boards to get loads more traffic to your website. For a full list of the group boards I am a member of click here
Using Tailwind or Pinterest won’t have a great effect unless your pins stand out. You want to create bright and colorful pins with clear lettering and images that will stand out amongst all the others pins and make people click through to your website. I use Canva to create all my pins and always remember long pins work best!
Having my blog run smoothly and be user friendly is so important in making people return to my blog, that’s why iPage is a great platform if you’re starting out a blog and need somewhere to self-host. They’re one of the cheapest hosting sites and a must-have for blogging success.
7.Making Sense Of Affiliate Marketing
I invested in this course and I mean it is an investment. I can honestly say it’s helped me drive so much traffic to my blog and start making sales with affiliate marketing on my blog. The best way to be successful in blogging is to learn from the pros, so although you might think it’s a pain to pay a bit of money for a course, you’ll learn SO much from it and it’ll pay off in the long run. Sign up for Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing here.
So all in all, I have Tailwind and Pinterest to thank for my huge traffic boost to my blog. Blogging can be quite difficult and confusing to start with and I know how annoying it can be when you don’t get many views on a post you’ve worked hard on but give these tips a go and you’ll see a big increase in your traffic and page views. That’s how I am getting a minimum of 10000 views a week blogging!
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