With 2 years of experience participating in National Blog Post Month, I believe I have enough experience/evidence to give advice on how to double pageviews in 30 days.
I’m a huge believer in blogs and blogging and bloggers.
People are blogging for many reasons. For some it’s simply a creative outlet, for others it’s a business, and sometimes the two collide. But whatever the reason a person is blogging, I think they really do want to be heard. I know I do.
In the past I used to judge my readership by the number of comments I received. Well, that seems to be the past … not many people are commenting and I wrote about that in my post Blog Comment Pressures which ironically got a lot of comments!
I still enjoy blogging and my blog is my baby. Last February I confessed to a failed attempt at keeping up my blogging schedule in Have You Hugged Your Blog Today?
My main message in that post was that it’s OK to fail. Just get up, hug yourself, and keep on keepin’ on.
So what is the secret on how to double pageviews in 30 days?
It’s kind of simple … Post every day. Simple, but not easy. And the effect only lasts as long as you keep on posting.
Both Novembers where I posted every single day, my pageviews doubled. How do I know that? Google Analytics. I have solid evidence that when I posted every day my pageviews doubled over the month before, as well as the previous Novembers (when I didn’t post every day as in 2014 and earlier.) I even had the hubs corroborate the evidence.
Was it easy? NO. Some days it was painful.
But has it been satisfying? Tremendously so. Perhaps I can only say that now that I’ve reached my goal of posting every single day in November for #NaBloPoMo. Some days were downright awful, but when I look back I can see that I shared some pretty kick-a** posts (yes this Grandmother of 5 swears ;)
I wrote posts that I most likely would not have shared otherwise, and will probably bring in traffic for years to come … how do I know that? Past experience and Google Analytics.
So there you have it. The secret on how to double your pageviews in 30 days is to post every day for 30 days.
OK. So I posted every day for 30 days … what else did I do? There is always more to the story, right? I’ll share that in an upcoming post. But let me just say, that for the most part it was about posting every.single.day.
Thank you to anyone who followed me on this journey; leaving comments and clicking “like”. I appreciate you more than you could know.
Day 30 of Posting Every Day in November! High Fives all around.
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