How I Grew my Blog from 64 to 4,795 Pageviews in 30 Days

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When I started this blog in February, I had high hopes. I was going to blog 3 times a week, promote it heavily and have it up and running successfully. Well, things happen…life happens.

I wasn’t able to really start putting the effort I wanted into Online Income Mom until the first of August. I installed a new theme, started pumping out posts, and growing my social media numbers. A couple of my social media accounts, namely Twitter and Pinterest, I have had for years, so they aren’t true representations of my work on this blog.

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To help hold myself accountable, I decided to share my traffic numbers for my first real full month blogging here on Online Income Mom. I don’t feel comfortable doing an income report yet…I’m still working on it! But until then, I would like to help others who want more blog traffic and pageviews.

How I Grew My Blog from 64 to 4,795 PageViews in 30 Days

The first day I really started working on my blog was August 4.ย In the 30 days before that, I had gotten 64 pageviews. There were two posts and a fewย pages up, so I’m a bit surprised I was able to get that many pageviews.

In the 30 days after, however, I noticed a huge increase in my pageviews.ย The hard work I’ve put in during the last month has really started to show!

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What did I do to get almost 5,000 page views in the past month?

1. Published blog posts consistently. I posted two each week, generally Mondays and Thursdays. I’m off this week, but I blame the holiday! As long as I get back on track, I don’t think missing one day will be a huge deal.

2. Promoted each postย in Facebook groups. I grabbed the Facebook Group Master List from Cath at This Mama Learns. This let me see what groups to join and when I could promote my links. I made sure to return the favor — an important step in networking with bloggers!

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4. Utilized group boards on Pinterest. Another great way I got more reach and exposure on Pinterest is to participate in group boards. I have joined probably 15 in the past 30 days. They have all helped me to increase the repins of my content.

5. Interlinked my content. Once you have a visitor on your blog, try your best to keep them there! Interlinking your posts is a great way to get more pageviews from a single visitor. If you haven’t heard of interlinking, it’s basically linking to related content on your blog within each blog post.

6. Added popular posts to my sidebar. The more you do to get your readers to stay on your blog the better your pageviews will be. I have a couple images in my sidebar that link to helpful blog posts.

I plan to keep working on these six areas, as well as increasing my email list. I think that will really help my pageviews, as every subscriber will be notified of new posts as they go live each week.

How are you growing your blog’s page views?

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40 Comments on “How I Grew my Blog from 64 to 4,795 Pageviews in 30 Days”

  1. One of the things that I need to focus more on is consistency. I really need to develop a calendar and stick to it!!! Facebook groups are an awesome idea and although I am part of a few groups, I should really join some more!

    1. Having an editorial calendar will definitely help you with being consistent, Chantal. I used to be all over the place with my blogging until I had a visual of what and when I needed to publish!

  2. This is so good to read! Getting traffic is so hard but it’s good to see the work does pay off. I have two little ones and work from home so dedicating the time has been my biggest challenge – I am so happy you are seeing success! I will definitely be checking out some of those posts on the side bar ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I feel you, Amie! I have two little ones as well, but school has finally started back this week. I have more time to get things done now!

  3. Congrats on your success!
    A couple of my articles were recently published in a magazine related to my niche, and I have seen increased blog traffic since then.
    I need to improve my understanding of pinterest.
    Thanks for the tips!

  4. Great job! And thanks for the reminder that I need to do a few of these. I’ve been a bit lazy about the interlinking. I should do this before I have a lot more posts to deal with. My blog is new also, but I have been blogging for almost 10 years.

    Lynn

    1. Thanks, Lynn! And yes, I think interlinking is easier to do (or at least, start) when you have fewer posts.

  5. Kecia!

    That’s fan-freakin’-tastic! Love your blog’s look and graphics! I’m sure every month you’ll knock it out of the park.

    I can’t wait to read your traffic reports! Thanks for sharing.

  6. These are great tips! I’ve been at this a little more than six months and still struggling to get page views. Maybe I should branch out into different Facebook groups!

  7. Hi Kecia! Thank you, these tips are really helpful. One question for you, how do you find Pinterest groups to join? I see a lot of groups but haven’t figured out how to become a part of them. Any tips?

    1. Hi Lisa, thought I’d chime in because I had the same problem! If you go to pin groupie, there are a bunch of groups, and if you click on the group description it will usually tell you what you have to do to join. For my group, for example, you have to follow both the board & my account then send me a message on Pinterest requesting to be a collaborator. Hope that helps!

    2. Ashli shared a great resource, Pingroupie can help you find group boards. I have had luck looking at Pinterest users in my niche and seeing what group boards they are a part of. Then, reading the description to see how to join. That, or just messaging/emailing the owner of the board.

  8. I have a similar story, I started in March and like ou said… Life happened. I only really started posting because I didn’t know my site was live yet. You can see the obvious time jump. I have tons of ideas but not too many have left my drafts yet. Loved reading this, give me a bit of hope for the future.

    1. Thanks for dropping by, Kristina. Having the ideas is a step in the right direction. Just try to develop a schedule for publishing and batch write the posts so you can schedule them for later dates.

  9. Great post, Kecia! I just signed up for Tailwind, so I’m excited to get that going and hopefully see some good pageview increases ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Kecia, this is my first time dropping by your blog. What an amazing report and love how you’ve grown your traffic – especially your ideas on making your blog more sticky and keeping your readers there longer. Will be here more often and excited to see how you grow! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Great overview! I am so behind in joining group boards and I need to do better about posting in groups. And it all starts with me and being consistent. Thanks for the inspiration! Great post!

  12. Wow Kecia, that’s amazing growth! And I love all six of those points. I think I fall down a little on the interlinking, I don’t know about you, but sometimes I forget exactly what I’ve written about. I need to make a point of going back through older posts and updating them with links.

    Thanks for mentioning my list of FB groups too ๐Ÿ™‚ (Though now I realize I probably should have something in my sidebar about it… better get on it!)

  13. That’s awesome Kecia. I have just started a new moms blog too and working on increasing my traffic. Just started with Tailwind and looking forward to seeing how that goes. Love the look of your blog!

  14. Well you’re giving me some serious hope right here! I only started my blog on the 12th of this month so my traffic is pretty much non-existent right now but I hope to get where you are soon! To make it harder, I’m starting with all new social media accounts too. It’s so slow to start so I appreciate seeing others making it work! Thanks for the tips!

  15. I was concentrating on this at the beginning of the year but got sidetracked. I was using collaboration with MyBlogU, promotion via ViralContentBuzz and Facebook Groups, and apps like Just Retweet and Triberr. It was slowly increasing and then fell. This is a must study post.

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