Blog tips: how to increase your pageviews

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In November, this blog had 48,000 monthly pageviews. By end of February that number increased to 118,000 and it continues to grow.

I’ll be honest here, I wasn’t actively trying to grow my pageviews (or monthly visitors) but I was constantly working on growing my blog, creating good content and expanding my audience.

As a result, my pageviews doubled within a month and then they increased some more. I think that two of the main reasons why this happens are: I started posting more often and I observed my audience. I paid attention to type of content that was popular and started exploring and touching on those popular subjects/categories a lot more often.

I also worked on optimizing my content and this post will talk about exactly how I did it.

CREATE GOOD USER EXPERIENCE

Make sure that your blog is easy to navigate and your content is easily accessible- that’s what makes your blog visitors to continue to read. Eliminate distractions- get rid of, or at least delay any pop-ups (like the ones to subscribe to your newsletter, or like your Facebook page- make sure that they don’t pop up right away as this creates poor user experience and a visitor is more likely to leave your website if these come up right away). Try delaying them for about 60 seconds. Also, if you are using pop-ups, make sure that they don’t come up on every single page your visitor lands on- it’s very annoying and 90% of the time it will discourage a potential reader from exploring your blog. Slow-loading pages are another problem- it can also turn away people from reading your content. Test your website speed, fix any issues that you might have, optimize it and remember to resize your images.

LINKS

Linking is great for SEO. Google rewards you for linking out to authority websites but you have to make sure that you don’t link just for the sake of it- do it to benefit your audience. Your links should answer a question, provide more insight and be relevant to what you’re talking about. This creates quality, lets your reader explore the topic further and, if you link to real, quality content- it builds trust. Whenever it’s relevant, remember to also link to your own content- this is another way to get people to explore your blog and increase your page views.

QUALITY CONTENT

Creating good quality content is probably one of the main reasons why I was able to increase my pageviews dramatically over the last couple of months. A lot of blogs and websites linked back to many of my posts (like Wix, Bloglovin‘ and other blogs) which led to me growing my audience and doubling my monthly pageviews. Good content is one that’s relevant and brings value to your readers.

MAKE YOUR CONTENT SHAREABLE

Social media play a big role in brining traffic to your blog- this is why it’s important to make your content shareable. Encourage people to share your content, if you don’t already use them, install share buttons for Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Having great images and eye-catching titles also helps here- people want to share fun and useful content.

RELATED POSTS

This is a bit of a no-brainer, but linking to related content at the bottom of each posts also works great for growing your pageviews- especially for first-time visitors to your blog- it let’s them know what else you have to offer. Use tags on your posts to make sure that “related” content that is being liked on the bottom of your posts is similar and actually relates- this once again encourages your visitors to further explore your blog.

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You spend a lot of time working on your blog- from photography, to research, to writing your posts, scheduling your social media posts- it only makes sense that you’d want more people to discover and read your blog.

As your blog grows, so will your pageviews but it’s important to keep things like user experience in mind as you continue to work on your blog. Keep checking your website speed and constantly work on optimizing your content.

If you have any questions, don’t forget to leave a comment below!

  • These are really great tips!

    jenna | Beauty And The Style

  • Another amazing post worth sharing. So very proud of you darlyn Paula!!!..xx

  • 118.00 per month? You’re amazing and totally deserve a million more! I wish I had that many visitors. Thanks for this tips! I should start to share my content more, is just I’m still afraid that sometimes people I know may see it.

    http://www.blossomikebana.com

  • Wow, that is amazing, good for you. These are great tips! I’m learning that popular, shareable content is really the key to growth.

  • Great tips!
    Abbie E.|| http://www.abulouslife.com

  • That’s amazing! You have a beautiful blog. I can only dream about so much visitors! Thank you for the tips!

  • Thank you so much for the tips! I’m a newbie blogger (started 4 months ago) so these are really helpful! I just spent the last half hour reading all your tips on blogging/photography! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! 🙂 I can’t thank you enough. I’m so glad I discovered your blog!

    xoxo
    Regina
    http://mybeautymusings.com/

  • Jolien

    Amazing how fast your blog grows, you deserve it! Thank you for sharing these tips.

  • This was super helpful thank you so much! I really need to test my website speed ASAP (Also congrats on the huge increase in pageviews!) x
    Aisling | Aislings beauty bytes

  • This is such a useful post – thank you so much for sharing! It’s always hard to grow your audience, particularly if you’re a new blogger like me – so thanks again 🙂
    – Ambar x
    http://www.herlittleloves.blogspot.com

  • great tips! thankyou for sharing! 🙂

    xo
    http://itsevelina.com

  • Emerald

    Thank you for sharing, I’ll save these tips for a later date!

    emerald | Life By Emerald

  • Great tips and photos!

    http://www.insearchofsheila.com

  • Congratulations! Your blog definitely deserves that increase, your content and photography are amazing and catchy! I really hate pop ups, it kinda puts me off. If someone wants to like Facebook page or subscribe the newsletter, they will do it without needing these things popping up. As always, great post, Paula!

    Ela BellaWorld

  • Love this! It’s amazing how you’ve got so many monthly visitors – well done! This was really helpful – I think I’m going to add relatable posts at the bottom of my page! Thank you.

    Jemima x
    anotherranitngreader.blogspot.co.uk

  • These tips are totally helpful Paula! As a new blogger, your blog has helped serve as a resource for me so many times and I truly appreciate all of your guidance in these areas. Thank You so much:)

    astylishlovestory.blogspot.com

  • Nameless Gap

    Great post! These are all lovely tips which I will be trying out 🙂
    Paula | http://www.namelessgap.blogspot.com

  • I love this! Thank you for sharing some tips that I can actually do something with 🙂

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  • Thanks for such helpful tips Paula Ive only been blogging for a month and it can be scary putting yourself out there! You deserve many more views I love your blog!

    Lots of love Emily // emilyrosevass.com

  • As always a fantastic post with so many great tips, you are a star :)! I worked with a good few brands that brought a lot of page views to my blog so pretty happy with that at the moment but always worth knowing these tips x

    Beauty with charm

    • Thanks so much Alina! Oh that’s great! It’s definitely something that works, every time a brand mentions my blog on Facebook or Twitter, I see my stats go up a little.

  • Great tips! Your blogging tips are always so helpful.

    xo, Liz

    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

  • Wonderful tips as per usual sweetheart!

    Isabelle | http://www.isabellekategm.co.uk

  • I have a blog tips series on my own blog, and agree with all your tips. Amazing to hear you managed to double your traffic, that’s fantastic, congrats 🙂

    Mel x
    mediamarmalade.com

  • A really helpful post, thanks you! I think I need to take a look at my sharing buttons. I have them, but they could be more obvious I think. After all, no one is going to share content if they can’t see an easy way of doing it! I definitely agree with you on the pop ups too, they infuriate me (partly because of my visual problems) & I’m much more likely to leave a page as a result of one of these. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

  • The Sunday Mode

    Loved this, I definitely need to add a ‘related posts’ section to my blog, that’s a great idea.

    http://www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

  • Thanks for another great post! I’m really struggling with having the time to do everything that I want to improve my blog on top of just trying to actually post haha! But I do have a question…how do you use tags on your post?

    http://imperfectlyrachel.blogspot.com/

    • Hey Rachel, I see that you’re on Blogger, I’m on WordPress so I’m not sure how this works with Blogger. I just have a section where I add tags while editing my posts. Look for a field that says “Labels for this post” you can add multiple tags, separating them with a comma.

  • Thanks for your tips Paula! I had completely forgotten to test my page load speed for a while – with crisp high res images it’s so hard but it’s definitely something to consider. Great post as always x

    Margarita Chi | MARGARITACHI.CO

  • The Gossip Darling

    Thank you for this!! Just tested my blog speed and I need to clean somethings up! I’m also resizing images and removing some items from my sidebar.

    Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com

  • Trang Do

    Such lovely tips! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Thanks for sharing this was really helpful!

    Abigail Alice x | Latest: Best Taupe Liquid Lips

  • You’ve been doing an amazing work with your blog Paula and you’re always ready to share your tips with us, so thank you! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • This was probably one of the most helpful “growing your blog” posts I’ve ever read! And I’ve read a lot of them (most of which tend to just regurgitate the same content). Thank you for continuing to help your fellow bloggers 🙂

    xx Leda

    littlegirlbiggerworld.blogspot.com

  • Love this post! Definitely needed this!

    http://www.llindatt.com

  • I seriously need to work on my photography! If only there was more time in the day haha

  • Lucy Lees

    Excellent post- succinct and helpful, thank you! My blog is so in need of more viewers!
    Life inside the Locket

  • Samileen

    As usual great post, some really good tips! Really need to get back on creating regular content, have been so MIA lately. These tips will come in handy

    Sam || Beautydetour

  • Thanks for sharing, I agree with posting more really helps. At the moment I’ve got one newsletter going out with content and then I use the week to create content before posting it again on monday. Do you think it would be better to post more during the week? If so, which are the best days, monday, wednesday and friday or does it not matter?

    The other thing is about the newsletter pop-up. I know mine keeps poping up lots but I dont know where I can change the settings. My code is from MailChimp. Maybe I try this.

    Did you have a look at my blog, what do you think? Would be great to get your opinion. Many thanks, Kris x

  • P.S. I am looking for a foodie writer for my blog if you know anyone?

  • What an amazing post. Only just discover your blog through Bloglovin but love your site and the photography is amazing 🙂 http://www.99percentlifestyle.com/

  • Thảo Trần

    Thank you for great tips, this is exactly what I need right now! 🙂
    http://myinnersass.com

  • Rosie Barr

    Thank you so much for the tips – really simple to follow so hopefully they work! xxx

    http://www.wearingpetite.blogspot.com

  • Thank you for your tips, I didn’t read some of these anywhere else ! A good blog requests lots of work – congrats on yours 🙂 x

  • Congrats on growing your audience and page views, you’re one of my favorites so it’s very well deserved!

    Nereyda│ This Girl Is Obsessed

  • Thank you for this Paula, I’ve been so focused on my channel for the past 2 years I want to make my blog a pleasant place for a new audience or my channel audience to gain more insight and resources.

  • You know, I actually get a few page hits from google every day but even though there have been 100+ searches leading to my page I STILL don’t get to know what terms they are using that led them there. I know it’s because of privacy but it’s frustrating since my blog essentially has two parts of me (med student + beauty – I wasn’t going to separate the two and create more work lol). These def help though

  • Thank you. I don’t know why I don’t get any page views on my posts at all. I have only 3 views on my latest post, which are probably me clicking on the post. I don’t know what more I have to do. If you want to check my blog out here it is;

    http://bellisssimo.blogspot.co.uk

  • Thanks for the post, it was very helpful..in fact..your whole blog is incredibly helpful. Thank you!!

    Batty4Beauty.com

  • The Blonde Inspiration

    I am the first time on your blog and I definitely will come back! I love your content so helpful and inspiring! :-*

  • Julia

    This (and your other blogging tips posts) is so helpful, thank you!

    Julia | The Career Kitchen

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