If you are a new blogger then you should know that there are 3 MOST important things to do to keep your blog alive and continuously grow your page views!
When you are just starting out, one of your goals is to gain high page views. You know that when you have 10,000 page views or 100,000 (which is better), that your blog is taking off! And it’s doing well!
I know how HARD it can be for new bloggers to start to see any page views…. You log into your google analytics and you pray to see 10..20…30… page views per day, but then you see that you only got 1 (which was you checking your blog) page view….How annoying and disappointing that can be?!
You work HARD on creating AWESOME content for your blog, and your blog is still under the radar.
I want to share with you what are the MOST IMPORTANT things you need to do in order to keep your blog alive and growing by the month.
This is from my own experience, and I really hope that this will help you grow and that your blog will become an awesome one in your niche!
3 MUST do’s to keep your blog alive and grow your page views
1. Publish at least 2 new posts per week!
If you can squeeze in more posts, AWESOME! (the more the better) – I highly recommend you to do so 🙂 This will show your readers that your blog is here to stay and that you are serious about it. It’s important that you write great content that will help them and teach them new stuff.
Try to create a schedule that you can follow and let your readers know about it (you can state it in your “about” me page). Tell them when they can expect a new post to be published on your blog.
If you want to create 2 posts per week, choose 2 different days to publish them. For example Monday and Thursday.
You MUST be consistent creating new content in order to see your blog grow. In the future, when your blog gets awesome traffic, you can then change your publishing schedule.
But for now, as a beginner, try your best to stick to a schedule.
I highly recommend you to brainstorm a list of blog post ideas for 3 full months ahead. So if you decided on publishing 2 posts per week you will need to brainstorm a list of 12 weeks X 2 post = 24 posts ideas!
If you are like “24 posts?! Dam! I barely come up with 1!!!” hahaha… I know how that feels but don’t get scared by the number when you take your time to brainstorm a list, you will see how easily you will come up with new ideas. Just make sure you have an hour or two to create your list (It usually takes me around 30-45 minutes top)
The great thing about brainstorming a list for 3 months ahead of time, is that you won’t need to come up with a new idea each time you sit down and try to create your post…and then you sit in front of your screen for about 15-30 minutes just trying to figure out what to write about…
…and if you are a busy mama like me, time is precious!
So take your time to brainstorm ideas!
2. Pinterest – Pin your new posts
After you created and published your blog post, you will want to pin it to a board on your Pinterest account.
I would recommend you to pin your post to a group board you are allowed to pin on.
Before you pin something on a group board make sure that it’s o.k. to pin your posts on it. The last thing you want is to be kicked out of the group – trust me, it takes almost FOREVER to get accepted into a group board! 🙂
REMEMBER – You will want to create an awesome image that will attract readers from Pinterest to your post. Don’t just create a simple and boring image.
Take your time to create the image! In the long run, it’s worth it!
If you have the time I would create 2-3 images for posts that are doing great (get a lot of comments, get shared, get pinned…)!
For me personally, it takes around 20-30 minutes to create an image…. because I want it to be perfect 🙂 You can do just fine with 10-15 minutes.
3. Facebook – Share your new post onto Facebook groups!
For me personally, this is one of the ways that I gain most of my traffic from!
You should create a list of the facebook groups you are in, and write down what are the days that you can promote your new posts.
*** I already did the hard work for you…get my list here ***
Usually, each group has their own special promo day so find out which day/s are they.
Same as in the Pinterest groups – you don’t want to be kicked out of a group just because you didn’t follow their rules! Check the rules and follow them!
REMEMBER – you can gain a HUGE amount of page views through Facebook groups! Try to join as many Facebook groups you can! And share…share….share!!!!
You will also want to check out what other bloggers share on the promo days and comment on their blogs, share, pin etc… show the other bloggers you care too! This way you will get noticed and you will also make new friends in your niche.
They are just like YOU, working their butt’s off to make a successful blog.
I usually try to read 2-3 posts that were promoted on facebook. I also will share them and pin them on my social media accounts.
AWESOME! If you follow these 3 IMPORTANT steps, you will continually gain traffic and grow your page views on your blog.
Please leave a comment bellow if you enjoyed this post and if you have any questions! I ALWAYS love getting comments! 😉