3 Killer Ways to Increase Your Blog Stats


Êl síla erin lû e-govaned vîn! A long time ago, I wrote about five reasons my blog stats had recently exploded, and since then I've started using several more tips and tricks and seen another large increase in blog stats, particularly traffic and comment numbers. So I guess this is a sequel to the original post - I hope you enjoy and find these tips helpful!

1. I found the happy medium. Blogging isn't any fun if you post content you don't enjoy just to get more traffic, but it can also be a downer if you're posting content you love that no one seems to want to read. In the past month or so, I've been paying a lot of attention to the kinds of posts that get the most page views and the kinds I most like writing and trying to find and post the content where those things overlap. Although I cut segments or post types that didn't get as many views, I made sure I loved all the ones I kept. It means I have to think harder to come up with ideas, but that's okay! It's worth it when I post something I loved writing and get lots of good feedback on it.

2. I started asking questions at the end of each post. I'll tell you a secret - most bloggers love commenting. Why? It gives them a chance to get themselves out there and expose their content to both you and the other commenters. Sometimes, however, they don't know what to comment after reading a post. So I started asking questions at the end of each post - ex. "What's on your TBR pile?" or "How are your WIPs going?" This gives them an idea as to what to comment if they can't think of anything themselves, and I know for sure I'm much more likely to comment on posts with questions than posts without. It's a win-win: you get a comment you might not have gotten otherwise, and they get to expose their content to more people.

3. I added lots of internal links. An internal link is one that links to another page on your own site. Not only do search engines tend to give priority to results with many internal links, it keeps readers thumbing through your content. And it's easy to slip them in and make them add to the content you already have, like at the end of my Halloween book reviews post. Showing your readers you've already spoken on the topic makes you seem more knowledgeable as well.

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Let's chat! What are your top tips for gaining traffic? Share in the comments; let's help each other out!

Namarië,
Ellie
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4 comments:

  1. I really need to start adding more internal links!
    To increase my own traffic, I pin my content on pinterest. I used to get a lot of traffic from pinterest but then I changed my URL and all the pins getting repinned have my old URL... otherwise, I also leave links on Reddit. Reddit is good for sudden bursts of traffic right after posting, but it's pinterest that drives steady, long term traffic!

    writtenbykanra.blogspot.com

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    1. I use Pinterest as well! It works really well for some of my posts, and I've found the same kind of results in terms of the kind of traffic it drives.

      - Ellie

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  2. i actually just emailed one of my friends the other day and was asking for tips on how to gain more traffic. she sent me this link :) it was very helpful!

    i don't have any specific ways to gain traffic, but from posts like these and tips from other bloggers, i'm starting to come up with more.

    i'm glad i stumbled across your blog :)) i believe i'm following now.

    ☾☼

    mckenna: https://tothestarsandneverback.wordpress.com/

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    1. I'm glad you found this helpful! Thank you so much for visiting :)

      - Ellie

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