In the blogging world, 10,000 page views per month may not seem like a lot. But for a blogger who has only been at the blogging grind for 3 short months, I honestly couldn’t be more thrilled.
Blogging is a lot of work, and as a new blogger, it can seem incredibly daunting when you visit blog after blog with thousands of followers, likes, tweets and pins.
Right now I only have about 200 followers or less on every one of my social media platforms. I have an abysmal 22 email subscribers. I think I’m one of them. My husband is another one. Sigh.
And yet, I have over 10,000 page views and over 6,000 visitors in the past 30 days alone. How exactly did I get this to happen? Grab a cup of coffee or tea and a scone and let’s discuss!
1. Passion in the post.
When my son Jameson was born, I had a real time trying to figure the whole baby thing out. He was a very poor sleeper, and I spent a lot of time reading about infant sleep. I learned a lot, applied the information, and saw great results. Our son started sleeping 12 hours through the night at 4 months old and we continue to enjoy easy sleep routines and overnight sleep at one year of age.
Baby sleep is something I feel very passionate about. So I wrote a post about My Top 10 Newborn Baby Sleep Tips. Turns out a lot of other moms are really interested in baby sleep too! The post exploded on Pinterest and months later, it continues to be my number one source of blog traffic.
Writing from passion makes all the difference in the world.
2. Recognize Pinterest as liquid gold.
I’ve read it time and time again: Pinterest is the social media gift that keeps on giving. If you are wondering which social media platform to devote the most time to, I would say Pinterest in a heartbeat.
The best part about Pinterest is that people don’t need to be following you in order to see your pin. If your pin starts to take off, it will get shared will thousands of people well beyond your own followers.
Take the time to make your images amazing. After you finish one image for a post, make another one for the same post a week or a month later and pin it again.
3. Share it. Then share it some more.
After you initially share your blog post via social media, keep sharing it again and again. Share it via the IBA Bloggers Pinfest and join the IBA bloggers Pinterest sharing network. You are already in the right place if you are reading this post, so before you leave today, make sure to join!
Share it via link parties that are Pin it parties. Share it via Pinterest Promotion Blogging Groups on Facebook. Join group boards and share it to group board after group board. Check out the IBA’s Why You Need to Use Group Boards on Pinterest!
Months later, I still re-pin my post to new group boards or new Pinterest Groups I’ve joined. That’s how you can really get a pin shared and re-shared on Pinterest.
Note: Remember it’s important to pin lots of other content too besides your own!
4. Write related posts.
If you have a pin that gets heavy traffic, you want to be sure that people get what they’d hoped for once arriving at your site. Make the post amazing. Use lots of internal links to keep people on your site. Then write a whole series of posts on that topic. I wrote a whole series of posts on baby sleep on my blog, and it’s helped my bounce rate immensely.
After doing all of the above, I’ve seen a monumental surge in traffic. Of course, it’s not the only things I did to increase traffic, but it is the one that yielded the most substantial results. What do you think? Do you think passionate posts and Pinterest can help take your page views to the next level? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments and I hope you enjoyed our chat!
Lauren Tamm is a mother, military spouse, freelance writer, and the author of TheMilitaryWifeandMom.com. She is passionate about practical parenting, enjoying motherhood and navigating military life. She would love for you to connect with her via her blog, and of course, Pinterest!