One of the hardest parts about blogging for me is driving traffic to my blog. I was always reading about how to increase pageviews but I never got a real straight-forward strategy that I was looking for.
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Everything that I read said that you need to have great content and images that people want to click on. Create good post titles and promote on social media.
That’s great advice but I have been blogging since 2012, I knew all of this already. I thought that my content was good and helped solve a problem someone might have. My images are pretty good, I’m getting better at them the more that I do.
But nothing seemed to be taking off. I was stuck at 30,000 pageviews while others were in the hundreds of thousands (and some even in the millions)!
I know that pageviews aren’t everything and that there are other things I could be focusing on but I felt like if no one was even reading my posts, then what was I doing all of this for?
It is very time consuming to put together a post and create images. My purpose in blogging is to help people. How do I do that if they aren’t finding me?
I was at the point of just settling when I went to a blog retreat and met some pretty amazing bloggers. One of them happened to be Lena Gott. She blogs at WhatMommyDoes.com and has made her blog a success. She told me that she wrote a book about how she went from 17,000 pageviews to over 350,000!
I had to check it out! Her Traffic Transformation is AMAZING! I really can’t say enough good things about it. She gives the exact methods that she used, over 17 different strategies, so that you can do exactly what she did.
The methods are simple and easy to implement. I would take an extra hour or two every day to work on one of the strategies that she suggested and just worked my way through the entire book.
There are some great pieces of information in here and I got a lot of my questions answered. The best part is that I started seeing results after only a couple of weeks! Isn’t that awesome?!
I bought the book in April 2016 and I had a little over 30,000 pageviews a month. By July 2016 I had reached over 120,000 pageviews! I quadrupled my pageviews! All from the advice that I read in the Traffic Transformation ebook. These strategies really do work!
I know a few other bloggers that have bought her book and they have seen a dramatic increase in pageviews as well. So I just didn’t get lucky 😉 .
Since my pageviews have increased so has my income! My income from affiliate sales and my income from advertisements. Not to mention that I get a lot more sponsored posts now.
This book has more than payed for itself and I recommend it to new and experienced bloggers alike. You never know which strategy will make your traffic take off so make sure you try them all. It is different for each niche and each blogger.
If you put in the effort and hard work combined with Lena’s tips, I have no doubt that you will see your traffic increase in no time. I have learned so much more from this book than I have in $300 courses I’ve taken!
Now that I have increased pageviews for my blog, I’m not stopping! I also purchased a book about ways to grow my Facebook page as well.
This is something that I have really been struggling with. I really was about to call it quits on Facebook before I came across Strategies Worth Sharing. This is a book from fellow blogger, Brittany Ann, and she gives her exact step by step strategies for growing her Facebook page from 2,000 followers to over 100,000 followers in only 5 months!
Her growth was all organic, she didn’t pay for any of it. It is very inspiring to me because I thought Facebook was gearing toward the pay-to-play model.
I read the book in a day because I couldn’t put it down. It has some great tips and strategies that I never would have thought about using.
I have been using her tips for only a week and I have seen my engagement increase by 12%, my pageviews increase by 36% and my page likes increase by 357%!
After only one week! I can’t wait to see what my page will be like in a couple of months!
I am trying to make my Facebook page more of a community and I would love it if you would like to become apart of that. I will keep you updated in a future post about how my Facebook page is growing and the progress I’m making.
I know that if I continue to use the strategies I learned in Traffic Transformation combined with growing my Facebook community using the Strategies Worth Sharing, my blog and business will continue to grow and reach new readers.
I know that you can grow your blog and increase pageviews just by using these two affordable resources.