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My blog traffic increase: 0-11K monthly pageviews in 1 month

If you are where I was, you are in a slump and want to see your blog traffic increase. Because more blog traffic means more income.  Before January, I was pulling in around 1,000 monthly pageviews. Everything I did was random, and I hadn’t seen growth since I started my blog last year. After following tips from bloggers who had been in my shoes, I was able to get over 10K pageviews that next month, which more than tripled the next month.

I’m a stay at home mom of 3 kids under 5 so I didn’t have 8 hours a day to blog. But I did spend at least a couple hours every day working on my blog traffic. If you are feeling desperate like I was, I’ll show you how to get more eyes on your content so you can watch your blog traffic increase! Here’s exactly what I did for one month that changed everything, including my income.

This post contains affiliate links to products I use and love. 

My blog traffic increase: 0-11K monthly pageviews

Pinterest image of a computer and text saying: How to get more traffic with your blog. I increased pageviews to 11,000 in one month, having never received more than 1,000 before. Heres how to get more pageviews and make money blogging when you feel stuck #blogging #monetizeyourblog #momblogger #blueandhazel #mompreneur

The product I purchased to learn everything that got me here:

Zero to 10,000 Pageviews in less than 30 days by Anna at saltinmycoffee.com.

Cost: $29

Assessment: I told my husband I couldn’t believe all the help this gave me. I would have been lost without it, and a lot of important things on my website would not have been properly set up for a big blog traffic increase, leaving money on the table.

She covers:

  • How she started a free email list and why
  • What to do each day on your blog to get to 10K
  • What kind of posts would likely bring me the most traffic
  • How she uses Pinterest and her manual pin schedule
  • Advice on using tons of different social platforms to gain traffic
  • MUCH more

I referenced this Ebook every time I felt lost at what to try next, and it kept me on track all month. Most of all, it inspired me that if she could do it (a newbie blogger), then so could I! And so can you.

The state of my blog before this month

Before I got started, I had around 30 blog posts written.  None of them were SEO ready (how Google ranks you for those of you new to blogging).  Most of them had no pins made for Pinterest, and the ones that did were awful.

I had Adsense installed with a few native ads but hadn’t made more than a few cents. More on that later.

I used my blog primarily as a dumping ground to get free product so it was full of sponsored posts.

None of my posts linked to other posts (called inbound links) so my bounce rate was around 90% (so 9 out of 10 people left after reading 1 post…that’s bad)

I had no idea what I was doing on Pinterest, didn’t have rich pins set up, and was clueless about the importance of keywords in pin descriptions, board names, and how to use group boards.

Most of my energy had been spent on growing my social media platforms in order to get free product through sponsored posts. Rarely did anyone visit my blog from Instagram or Twitter or Facebook page.

Proof of increased pageviews

This is a screenshot of my Google Analytics.  You can see my pageviews really changed in the last half of January.  In the first couple weeks, I was positive I wouldn’t make it to 5,000 monthly pageviews even. (But hey, even that would have been an awesome jump for me!). Right around the two-week point a couple of new posts really took off and I got my first couple viral pins!

Also, to be 100% honest you will notice my dates are from Jan 1-Feb1, which I am calling “1 month”. My original tracking goal was 10,000 from Jan 1-Jan31, however I was 23 pageviews short of 10,000 at the end of Jan 31. Talk about SUPER frustrating! That’s just proof that a lot can happen in 1 day.

Read on to see what worked!

10,000 mostly page views, how I got my first 10,000 mostly page views

How many daily pageviews do you need to hit 10K?

One thing Anna broke down for me was that to get 10,000 pageviews (which was my goal), you need to average 333 every day. In the beginning even 100 or 200 was really hard.  But if you are doing what I talk about in this article and promoting new and old evergreen content, hopefully you can get more than 333 by the end of the month which will make up for days with less.

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How I learned Pinterest basics

Anna goes over a ton about Pinterest in her Ebook Zero to 10,000 page views in less than 30 days. It is really awesome for beginners, and she explains it SO well. If you buy ONE thing to teach you how to get more traffic with your blog, get this. A huge chunk of her Ebook is spent explaining everything Pinterest that she did, including manual pinning.  It was for her (and for me!) what got our pageviews up.

She also teaches you how to get set up for Pinterest (for the total beginner, with photos), and it’s only $29, which is shockingly low for how much information she shares.

One month after I reached my goal of 10K, I discovered another Ebook by a Pinterest Guru who’s crushing blogging. I’ll describe that in a min, but know you can learn Pinterest well enough with just the Zero to 10,000 page views in less than 30 days. That’s all I really used to get to my 10K goal that month.

Another free Pinterest 5 day course for beginners

I also signed up for this free 5 day Pinterest video course called Pinterest Primer from McKinzie at momsmakecents. It’s really helpful and totally free! She gives you a 10 minute video to watch each day with actionable steps for setting up a Pinterest business account properly and I would recommend doing this first thing!

It was perfect because I knew a little about Pinterest but needed some actionable tips on what to do and how to set my account up right so that Pinterest would show my pins to people.

I also highly recommend reading this article about best practices for pinning straight from Pinterest themselves.

What I did to set up my Pinterest account the right away

  • Change from personal account to Business Account
  • Changed some boards to secret boards that had nothing to do with my audience (don’t delete ANY boards, because then you can keep all the followers that you have for the board)
  • Make rich pins
  • Reorder and rename my boards to reflect my blog topics
  • Join Group Boards in my niche and LOTS (time consuming thing, but big payoff)
  • Pin daily, around 50 pins. Pin yours and other peoples pins .
  • Redo my profile description, board descriptions, and pin descriptions for my personal pins.
  • Change my photo to be the same as my blog photo and social media photos. People will recognize your photo before your brand name!

What I used to keep track of manual pinning

Anna’s Ebook Zero to 10,000 pageviews in less than 30 days has an example of how she keeps a manual pinning spreadsheet and knows what to pin where each day. It’s GOLD. And she gives you a template. She did not pay for a pin scheduler.

Manual pinning is free. So that was my option. I didn’t like the idea of spending money on Tailwind each month when I wasn’t making much money. It’s crazy how fast expenses can add up and I just didn’t have the money to do that each month at this point. Not to mention the time it would take to learn Tailwind…I was too overwhelmed.

I pinned every day, a lot of pins. Probably 50 pins a day.  I pinned a lot of other’s content at first just to fill some of my new or empty  boards. Get a good 30 or more on each board to start.  At the beginning of this month I only had maybe 10 pins of my own for 30 blog posts written, so each day I tried to make new pins for old posts, and post those to any group boards I could.

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Make a minimum of two new pins for your blog posts

Getting new pins on Pinterest was my game plan for getting discovered.

Making pins, researching what pins catch your eye on Pinterest and why takes time! So be patient, one or two new pins per day for old posts is doing great!

When I made a new pin, I posted it to all relevant group boards that day, spread out every 15 minutes or so.

After that I would just try to make sure every pin of mine got pinned to some group board every day, and more if possible so long as I was following the rules of each group board and not spamming. Now I pin about 50% my own content and 50% others unless I’m too busy. (I always try and repin from any group board that I pin to, more on that later).

How to not get kicked off group boards on Pinterest

Don’t spam, meaning you post too many pins, especially the same pin, to a board. Some boards have rules like “don’t repin a pin more than once a month”. Those don’t help you at this point. Most boards just say don’t spam, which I took to mean pin a particular pin no more than once a day to that board, and even less once you have multiple pins to rotate in on the topic.

How to check if you are spamming a board on Pinterest

The best way to check that you are not spamming is to click the little grey box that pops up after you pin something, which takes you to the board you just pinned to. Then, you can see your pin there, and can scroll down a tad to see if you can see any of your other pins (mostly looking that there are not two of the same or a just bunch of yours).

I’ve done this, and seen that my last pin was still near the top.  If it’s been a few days, then clearly that board is not very active and that would be a good group board to leave.

Some boards are slow and some are fast moving, so manually checking will help you not spam. Plus, when you do that it’s easy to then pin any pin from that group board to one of your own boards, to keep the board “healthy” so Pinterest will decide to show more pins from that group board to followers of the group board.

It’s a sure way to not spam, and you can delete the pin if you see it is pinned multiple times or too close together.

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The best manual pinning coach on the Internet:

If you want to learn from a Pinterest guru who’s blog got over 100K views it’s first year just from manual pinning,  I recommend the Ebook Pinterest Strategies from Carly. She’s an expert mom niche blogger and total Pinterest geek. Her Ebook was recommended to me by so many bloggers that I trusted, that I finally gave it a shot for $32 and I’m so glad I did.

For full disclosure I actually didn’t buy Carly’s Ebook my first month getting to 11,000, but rather the next month in February. But you can see below that in February my page views went nuts, to 64K views.

Why Carly’s Pinterest Strategies were unique

  • Carly taught me how to use Google Analytics to repin the pins that were bringing me traffic.
  • She taught me how she manually pins (btw she still manually pins only).
  • She teaches in depth how to train Pinterest what each pin is about starting with the pic and ending with the description. It also learns from the pic we use, board descriptions, and the board names it gets pinned to by you and others.
  • How to test if Pinterest knows what your pin is about.
  • When to ditch pinning a pin and just make a new one.
  • Designing for mobile pins

Google analytics in February showing my blog traffic increase

I had a few pins go viral for this post, including a pin with over 13,000 repins in one month! Plus a few semi viral pins for other posts.

I mean, if I could make every pin go viral I would! But you can’t win every time. It’s a lot of guess and check. Here’s a snapshot of my analytics the following month (February). This is to show you that something here was working.

Update May 2018: My pageviews spiked in Feb to 62K due to a viral post, which died down in March. However, Pinterest is still my main traffic source for that post (all my posts actually), and I consistently get around 25-30K pageviews a month following the strategies I’ve told you.

blog traffic increase google analytics

Make pins easy to read on mobile

Pinterest Strategies showed me how to make better pins for mobile traffic with larger bolder text. She shows examples of different pins she has made for the same post, and it’s easy to see why some went viral and others just died.

Part of designing a pin like Carly does is studying what’s getting tons of repins for others. A great way to do this is to study the trending section of Pinterest.

Apply for group boards specific to what you blog about

With less than 1,000 followers on Pinterest I knew I needed to get on a lot of good group boards. I searched other motherhood bloggers profiles on Pinterest to see what group boards they were a part of. (Just scroll to the bottom of all their boards and you will likely see group boards). If I found a board related to moms, babies, toddlers, preschool, or making money, I applied.

Before seeing any real traffic I spent the majority of my time this month applying to group boards. Like every day. Do this early! It paid off, as I got onto about 30 (not all are great and I will be leaving many that I never get repins from).

This is the single most valuable thing you can do to get started because it takes a ton of time and no one is going to read the most amazing post you just wrote if they can’t find it.

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How to apply for group boards on Pinterest

  • When you find a group board niche specific, see if there are instructions on the description of the group board. If they are accepting new contributors, it will say how to apply.
  • You must be following the board owner and the group board or they can’t add you.
  • Always provide your Pinterest email and Pinterest URL to the board owner in email.

An email template when contacting board owners

“Hi, my name is — and I blog about — at —. I was wondering if you are accepting contributors to your group board called —? If so, I would love to join, and will be sure not to spam and will repin from the board. I’ve followed you and the board, and my Pinterest email is — and Pinterest URL is —. Thanks so much for considering me. Liz”

To get on 30 boards I probably sent out 100 emails like this. Only a few boards had over 5,000, but most were around 1,500-3,000 followers.  I found the boards that were repinning my pins were the mama niche boards (all my pins are mom pins), not the group boards that accept all niches.

Don’t apply to generic group boards for all niches

Update May 2018: I have avoided pinning any pins for a few months to the boards that accept all niches, and it hasn’t hurt my traffic at all. My traffic has actually improved. Even though many of those group boards have 50K followers or so and hundreds of collaborators, my pins weren’t getting repinned.

I believe people following those boards aren’t interested in most my topics. I plan to leave generic group boards this month. Plus, those boards are not teaching Pinterest what my pins are about when the board name is “Pin your best pins”.

Why you want specific board names (even group boards)

It helps Pinterest to know what my pins are about when I pin a preschool pin to a board that says “Homeschool Preschool” or “Toddler Activities” rather than “Pin your best pins”. Since I write about babies, mom life, frugal living, and preschool, and some recipe posts, I will be more focused on finding more boards specifically for those types of pins only.

So if my “Homeschool Preschool” pin gets pinned to a board called “what bloggers are pinning” or “for my future babies”, I never repin that pin. I’ll repin the pin from someone who pinned it to a board like “homeschool” or “teaching kids” to teach Pinterest what my pin is about. She goes into WAY more detail about this with photos!

To tell if a board is a group board, you will see the circle in the corner with multiple faces, like the ones below. Can you guess who my audience is?

blog traffic increase pinterest group boards screen shot

Trying out a pin scheduler

I chose to try my hand at Boardbooster. However I will say I think this only nominally brought me traffic since I didn’t have a ton of pins made. I  wasn’t on a ton of group boards till half way through the month, and in general didn’t have a good game plan for what I would pin manually and what I would schedule.

I’ll be honest in saying I don’t think it was the reason for my success. I don’t think you need a scheduler but if you can figure out how to use one (which takes a lot of time), then it can save you time later I’m sure.

Update May 2018: I minimally use Boardbooster at this point to schedule maybe 20 pins/day of my own, so that on days I’m too busy to manually pin at least something is getting pinned. My blog traffic is now around 30K monthly pageviews, about 80% from Pinterest and some from Google now that I have some time to focus on SEO.

Update June 2018: Boardbooster is shut down, as it was not a Pinterest approved pin scheduler. Now, Tailwind is the only scheduler option.

My Pinterest strategy

  • I manually pin every day a minimum of 5 pins that bring me the most traffic (from my Google Analytics) to multiple on topic group boards. Usually I’ll pick one pin per post for the day and pin that around to a few of my best group boards.
  • The next day I’ll pick a different pin for that post and pin that around. I try and do this for about 5-10 top blog posts/day. An Excel sheet is necessary to keep track of the pin urls bringing me most of my traffic (from Google Analytics) and I only repin those so the pin number keeps increasing.
  • I also pin daily from Pinterest’s trending section if there are topics related to my niche.
  • And I pin any of my pins that other’s pinned from my Pinterest notifications. However, only if it was pinned by someone to an on topic board of theirs do I repin it, such as the one below that was in my notifications section. Someone else was teaching Pinterest what this pin was about, correctly, so I repined it again. See below:

Screenshot of Pinterest Board, showing How to get more traffic with your blog.

I updated old posts and added a pin to each

I went through and as I could (daily almost) and updated about one old blog post a day. If a post didn’t have an affiliate link, I’d find a way to naturally recommend a product I love, so that every post had the capacity to make passive income.

While updating posts I’d add new information, and made the post easier to read by making sure I used H2 and H3 headings and some bullet points from WordPress as well as try and make sure there was lots of white space.

I went through my old pics from old posts and updated the alt description to include keywords in case someone pinned a random pic to Pinterest that wasn’t the actual pin.  Pinterest often pulls the description from your alt description (which traditionally is there to tell Google images what your photo is of).

For example, my preschool pin was named “teach preschool at home”on my computer file. That phrase was also part of my alt text description for the pin on my blog as well as my Pinterest pin description.

What I did each time I made a pin

  • I made two pins for each post in Canva, and put one in the blog post itself.
  • Use the custom dimensions button in Canva and enter 600 x 900. (anything longer than a 2/3 ratio, Pinterest will now cut as part of their 2018 algorithm. They are even starting to show preference to square images, which is shocking and opposite of their former algorithm favoring long pins like 600 x 1200).
  • For each pin, I would save the file by naming it with my keyword phrase (for example this post’s pin is named “blog traffic increase”on my computer before uploading to this post.
  • I added keyword descriptions with about 4 relevant hashtags to the alt text of the image in WordPress because that is sometimes what Pinterest pulls the description from to apply to their search engine.

So my alt tag for the pin in my post says something like “How to teach preschool at home. See what kids need to know before Kindergarten, and how to make an easy preschool routine. #preschool #toddler #sahm #blueandhazel #preschoolactivities” And yes, I guess Pinterest now likes a few hashtags for organizing so start doing that if you are not!

Setting up email expecting increased traffic to your blog

The point of email subscribers is to email them so they come back to your blog, and hopefully buy something from you down the road when they trust you!

I’ll be honest. I set up email and collected emails, which Anna taught me how to do in her course Zero to 10,000 page views in less than 30 days.  but I didn’t actually connect with them during this month. Which is exactly what your not supposed to do.

And since you can email your list with new blog posts to get the extra few page views, I should have done that to add to my 10,000 goal. Whoops.

I chose Mailchimp because it is free for the first 2,000 subscribers. I erased my original optin that said “subscribe to my blog for updates” that got a whole 2 subscribers ever and replaced it with an optin form targeting moms with preschool age kids.  Then I learned how to upload my freebie to Mailchimp so it would send my subscribers the link to their freebie.

You can learn how to set everything up by going here.

My opt-in freebie, because you need one to get subscribers.

I made a freebie in Canva for signing up for my list. It was a daily preschool checklist.

I embedded the sign-up form on my two new posts related to preschoolers and gained about 200 subscribers! It was a content upgrade meaning people visiting that page were obviously already interested in preschool.

As a mommy blogger, I will be trying to find other optins for posts that don’t have preschool related content and will learn to email separate lists with relevant content. I’ve heard it’s much easier to do that on Convert Kit. That’s one problem of having a broad audience of moms is that not all moms want to be emailed about the same things.

Also, MailChimp just last month added a new amazing automation feature for free. You can now automatically send welcome emails to your subscribers even after they get your freebie! That is something I didn’t set up this month, but did the next month.  You can sign up for Mailchimp free here.

Add affiliate links to every post

This month I earned $22.48 as an Amazon Affiliate! I knew if I could make that, I could add a zero eventually!

Update May 2018: Each month since Feb, since I got my traffic to around 30K pageviews/month, my Amazon affiliate income has been around $150 on average. Increasing traffic makes affiliate sales much more reliable. This works guys!

I went through my most popular posts (because this takes time to do!) and added affiliate Amazon links to products I was naturally talking about within the post.  It’s my goal to make sure every post has a relevant product linked that isn’t salesy, but honest.  I’m also a part of a couple other affiliate programs that have not earned a penny.

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Honestly only recommend products you love

One thing I realize is that readers really take my recommendations to heart enough to purchase if it solves a problem for them! For instance, in my post How to teach your kid to read using this one easy book several people have purchased this book every single day.

Not only do we love and use it, but my readers had to actually purchase it if they wanted to teach their kid to read with it like we did. That post was genius because it solves a problem for those wanting to teach their kids to read, and the product in my post is the way to solve the problem.

This made me realize that 1. only recommend products I believe in and 2. every post needs to have affiliate links so that it can be monetized.

Stopped sponsored posts

During this power month, I intentionally took on no sponsored posts.  I had no time to create my own content or to work on a blog traffic increase strategy. So this went on hold.

Social media paused to save time

I completely dropped doing new Instagram posts, as that also takes a lot of time and brings no traffic to my blog. Instagram is more to grow a brand presence as well as to get sponsored posts at this point.

I also stopped putting any time into growing followers for my Facebook Page. Or Twitter. Those take time better spent learning Pinterest, making pins, applying to group boards, and writing good content.

Yes, when I finished writing a post I’d add it to those pages. But I did not spend much time growing those numbers. Just advertising on them. Even still, Pinterest was 99% of my traffic, so it really makes sense to put your effort there this month.

How I advertised besides Pinterest

I posted 3-5 times daily on Twitter as I remembered. Weekly with a new post on my Facebook page, and about every few days on Google Plus. I wish I had time to get to all the other channels! Anna goes in depth in her Ebook i told you about, such as Stumble Upon and Reddit. However that will be another time for me. I really focused on Pinterest traffic and that is what did it for me.

Update May 2018: I tray to share a Facebook post from either my blog or other mom blogs daily. The reach isn’t great (as in really bad 50 people or less see each one). But I want my page to grow and have useful content on it.  This helps other bloggers too (who often in turn share a post of yours to their FB page!).

Facebook groups bring in extra blog traffic

One thing I did to work on to increase my blog traffic was to post daily on some sort of share thread on Facebook. Usually one thread per day because reciprocating is SO time consuming. Being small I was pretty much invisible and not ranking high enough on Google any organic traffic.  So I tried to find FB threads to boost traffic. I searched for and joined groups like “blog share thread” or “Pinterest repin thread” or “mom blog”

It wasn’t the best use of time, and mostly results in one time traffic. But it added a few hundred extra blog visits which do add up when you are aiming to get to 10,000 or higher! Anytime someone else can share your post it is going to hopefully increase traffic.

Writing new evergreen content

Anna inspired me to think about writing only evergreen posts to really see a quick blog traffic increase. I tried to think about what I would google about as a mom, or type into a Pinterest search.

I had time to write about three new posts over one month. And promote them. A post not promoted is no post at all.  Before writing a post I did tons of research. I scoured Pinterest for pins that went viral. What content would never get old and would solve a huge problem lots of my ideal audience had?  You can see my posts I wrote during the month here:

How To Teach Preschool At Home; A Practical Guide

How To Teach Your kid to Read Using This Easy Step By Step Book

One Family, One Income, 5 people; How to live on $3,000/month

Check your Google analytics

Sadly, this will consume your thoughts for a while as you have this huge goal to hit. I checked mine a lot, too much really. Numbers can be sad to look at, but motivating too. Often times I would start to receive blog traffic increase for a pin 3-4 days after I pinned it consistently. Not sure if that’s how Pinterest works, but know that it can take a while to see the traffic.

To see what channels are sending you traffic go to Acquisition –>Social –> Overview.

Set up Adsense.

Hey, you won’t make much with them but it’s something! I made like $11.30 my first month, and $87.49 the next month.

You want to set up ads before you get a blog traffic increase, which means now. And when you get to 25,000 sessions, you  can apply for Mediavine which pays waaaaay better than Google Adsense. I just got accepted in March so I’ll update this with how it pays soon. ( I know that seems impossible now, but it’s not! Keep working!)

Update June 2018: If you need some motivation to keep going, this is it: If you can get to 10K pageviews in one month, then you have what it takes to triple that like I did. Get to 25K sessions (which is about 30K pageviews) and start seeing incredible ad income with Mediavine. Since joining in March I’ve had a $250 month, a $350 month, a $450 month, $550 and am on track for $650. From ads! I will never leave them. Payment is 60 days after earnings.

Make sure you have share buttons!

I use Sharaholic which is the share buttons you see on my left sidebar. It’s free and you can customize the color, size, and where it sits on your site! Hundreds of people have shared my posts to Facebook over the last few months due to this making it easy for them to share.

Summary

There are just SO many things to do when it comes to how to get more traffic to your blog. It’s overwhelming. Getting my first 10,000 page views in a month was about 10,000 times harder than going from 10,000-30,000 page views. You have so much ground work to lay.

So work hard and know that you will rest soon, and hopefully enjoy some passive income in the near future! I cannot guarantee an outcome for you.  But I can show you what worked for me, and show you the resources I used to learn from. Hope that helps you!

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75 thoughts on “My blog traffic increase: 0-11K monthly pageviews in 1 month

  1. Liz, we’re so glad you’ve joined the Mediavine family!
    Congratulations on setting clear traffic goals and achieving them. We’re looking forward to being a part of your journey for an awesome 2018!
    If you ever have questions, we’re here at publishers@mediavine.com to work with you on anything from SEO to optimization.
    Thanks for mentioning us in a great post! (We’ll be following along in the future, as feedback from our publishers keeps us on track!)
    ~Jenny, Mediavine Marketing Associate

    1. Thanks Jenny and I’m so excited to be a part of the team! Joining Mediavine was a huge motivator for me in getting this first jump in pageviews! Can’t wait to see what this year brings.

  2. Hi Liz! Thank you so much for this post! It was absolutely perfect for me and I seriously couldn’t believe how relatable it was! I’m a fashion/lifestyle blogger who has seen little growth on my site. Where you were is right where I am now. Most people who write these posts don’t start with an audience of zero but already have a few thousand, so I really appreciated how realistic it was! You go girl! xoxo.

    1. Thank you Aly! I think transparency is super important! I did have around 1,000 monthly pageviews on a really good month prior to this, but going from that to 11,000 was SOOO much more work than going from 11,000-25,000 +. Building the framework takes time and getting a few hot topic posts promoted takes time. Once you see traffic from a few posts it’s motivating to write more because you think, I could double my traffic if I can write one more like this one 🙂 Good luck and I know you can do it!

  3. Wow! This is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing. I am definitely going to use these tips and strategies. Been trying to figure out how to build my brand.

    1. Yay Danielle so glad that this helped and I’m sure your blog traffic increase is just around the corner. If you don’t give up you will get there!

  4. ohmigosh, this post is EXACTLY what I needed to read! I’ve known for a while I really need to invest time into Pinterest. I have pins, have rich pins & a business account…I just need to promote and pin! Thank you for the motivation and showing that it CAN be done in a month with a few hours a day of dedication. Congrats to you, and thank you for being so detailed in your step by step actions to get where you are!

    1. Hi Jenn, thanks for reading! You are a step ahead already and sounds like you need to really focus on how to get Pinterest to love your pins through photos, descriptions in your individual boards, pins, and group boards. I know people who make 4 pins per post even. Now go get that blog traffic increase you have been wanting!

    1. Hi Emily, Getting traffic is so overwhelming especially when you are new. I saw Pinterest was the main way many of my favorite bloggers saw a blog traffic increase, so I made it my goal to learn Pinterest. Still lots to learn but it’s worth the time!

    1. You are welcome! And congrats on starting your blog. I’ll check out your site! Blog traffic isn’t instant for most, but I know you can see your blog traffic increase with many of these tips.

  5. This is a great post! So useful! I have really been wanting to get a better grip on blogging and I think these tips will be useful. Thanks!

    1. Stephenie, glad you liked it. Focus on one platform at a time if you get overwhelmed. Once I did that and didn’t spread myself so thin it really made a difference in my blog traffic increase.

  6. Awesome post! My blog is only 3 months old so as I have more content will need to get serious about Pinterest! I saved this post so I can refer back!

    1. Hi Tal, Thanks. Yes definitely start learning Pinterest! I’d sign up for the free course I mentioned if you are new. Hopefully you will see your blog traffic increase shortly after that. Good luck!

    1. Caylissa, glad you like it and I would love to know if you use any of these tips to see your blog traffic increase too. You can do it!

    1. Hi Jody, glad it was helpful and I remember being where you are. It can be overwhelming to get so much info when you are a beginner blogger but don’t give up, implement one new thing at a time and you will see your traffic increase. I know a lot of bloggers work hard for at least a year before they see any income or page view spike. Best of luck.

  7. I love this post! I am pretty new to the whole blogging industry and just recently launched my blog and this is so much great stuff to work with! There are so many specific details that really help me to actually use those strategies myself! The blogging jungle is not so confusing anymore after reading this! 😊
    Thank you, Liz! 🌺🙏🏼😊

    1. Yay Anne, starting a blog is exciting and it can be discouraging when no when is reading it after working on it, so keep looking for ways to increase your blog pageviews and learn one thing at a time! There’s little instant gratification with blogging but it can definitely make you money in the long run.

    1. Anna that’s awful. Perhaps it’s a temporary freeze that lasts for a few hours? I’ve had that happen when I’m pinning a lot, or following too many pages at once. Pinterest has been having a ton of glitches lately so lets hope that’s one and that it gets fixed.

    1. Thanks Emily! I think blogging is tough, especially when it comes to knowing where to put your time to increase blog traffic and repeat visitors. There are so many pieces to learn, one at a time. Thanks for reading!

    1. Hi Amir, you are welcome. Some say increasing blog traffic isn’t necessary to monetize your blog, but with traffic also comes more people clicking on affiliate links, ads, and eventually you will be able to see passive income!

    1. Hi Christine, you are welcome and be sure to drop a comment later on if any of these tips helped you to increase your blog traffic. I’d love to know!

  8. Great Info! I am pinning this so I can go back and look. I am new to blogging (about a month) and have about 2000 monthly views and I cant seem to figure out how to grow from there (and I am also struggling with Pinterest) , so this is very helpful! Thank you 🙂

    1. Hi Rachel, your blog traffic for one month in is GREAT! Hope this gives you a few new ways to grow your pageviews and I cannot recommend the Ebook zero to 10,000 Pageviews in Less Than 30 days Highly enough. I don’t think I could have done it without that.

    1. Maria you are welcome and glad this helps you get started blogging. It takes time for the average blogger to grow, but if you have the time you don’t have to put it off too long. You can grow your blog traffic a lot even in one month!

    1. Stephanie you are welcome and good luck increasing your blog pageviews! It takes a lot of strategy and time, but you can do it.

    1. Catherine that’s the perfect place to start. Joining boards takes so long, but it worth it. Just remember that with Pinterest, joining really specific group boards that are hopefully active is much better than joining broad boards that take niche. You are teaching Pinterest what your pin is about with the board names, so it’s good to aim for group boards similar to your blog menu items!

  9. Wow! There’s so much great information here! I would’ve loved to have this when I first started instead of stumbling around until I figured it out. Awesome, super detailed post!

    1. Thanks Tasheena. I know that when new bloggers are looking for ways to get more pageviews, it’s easy to run into courses that make promises for hundreds of dollars, but new bloggers just don’t have that money or assurance that they can make the money back. That’s why I was so impressed with the Zero-10,000 Pageviews in less than 30 days, because it was so cheap and really help my hand through everything.

    1. So glad you liked it. I think writing evergreen content that never gets old is one of the best things I did (aside from promoting through Pinterest).

    1. Yes for new bloggers it’s impossible to know what to put your time into that will payoff the fastest! Investing in learning Pinterest right off the bat will always pay off. Three months blogging is so new, so be patient with growing your pageviews. You got this!

  10. This info is invaluable! My blog is just 3 months old with 29 posts and I want to take it to the next level. This will be a post I return to many times!

    1. Great and please share with any blogging buds who need a boost! You sound about right where I was when I started. Write a few new evergreen posts, learn Pinterest as best you can, and make a checklist of what you can do each day so when you wake up you know where to start when it comes to bringing in more traffic to your website. Otherwise, you could feel totally lost…I know I did!

  11. Thanks for the transparency in this post! It was very helpful to read through the “before”, and not just hear about the success of the “after”. I’m glad you shared details of both. 🙂

    1. Yes the before is so important! I wanted my readers to know that they can make a big change in a small amount of time even if they have almost no readers like I did. It is possible to increase pageviews but it does take a lot of work and experimentation!

  12. This!! This is the post I have been needing! I would love to chat more with you! I just started blogging in January but would love to connect with people who are giving me goals that are reachable! Thank you for the inspiration!

  13. Awesome to hear about your success Liz! Pinterest was a huge part of my success as well so it’s awesome to see you’re seeing results from it as well!

    If you ever need anything please let me know!

    Brok

    1. Thanks Brok! Your website was one of the first ones that got me inspired to start a blog because I saw a normal relatable person out there making money blogging! Keep up the good work.

  14. Congrats Liz! Pinterest continues to gain traction as a rocking platform for sharing value and driving blog traffic.

    I guest posted like a madman for a year to see a traffic rise but REALLY dove into genuine blog commenting a month ago, for another traffic surge. Big time underused friend and traffic builder, good old fashioned blog commenting.

    Sensational post!

    Ryan

    1. Hi Ryan, Thanks and I’m glad to hear Pinterest was great for you. It’s a big search engine to learn! I would love to try genuine blog commenting more like you. I know I always check out people’s blogs who leave comments so that makes sense as a way to increase blog traffic. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with your blog!

  15. Thank you so much for this post. I am struggling with page views. Getting to 1K would be amazing and then onwards! Mediavine sounds great. Once I reach 30k I’ll sign up for Mediavine. I’m pinning this so I don’t lose it.
    Thanks again.

    1. Hi Lara,
      You can increase those pageviews for sure! There are a lot of readers in your niche, and my first viral post was in the homeschool niche. Work on catchy titles, and learn everything about Pinterest which is your best bet to fast traffic. SEO will be your best bet to longevity though as Pinterest traffic can come and go for each post.

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