Like you, I was that blogger who was pouring over Pinterest, reading every blog post about how to increase my blog traffic so I could finally have a money making blog. And then, amazingly… it happened! Let me share 5 powerfully simple ways I tripled my monthly blog views… in less than 30 days!
5 Powerfully Simple Ways I Tripled My Monthly Blog Views
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I don’t like taking long on preliminaries and I know you’re looking for ways to massively increase your blog traffic, so let’s just get right to it, shall we?
How Did It Happen?
I’d been building my MamaFearless blog for about 2 years (apart from being a full-time mom of 2 under 2 and helping my husband build his business) and just wasn’t satisfied with the results I was getting.
I was seeing around 4000-5000 monthly views and it seemed like I couldn’t break out of that rut.
One day, I sat down and wrote a post that I felt would really help my fellow mamas, and then I followed all the steps I’m about to share with you.
You can imagine my surprise when I watched my blog views quickly climb into the hundreds within a few minutes of pinning a specific Pinterest pin on that post.
Then it climbed higher… then it reached thousands.
To this day I’m seeing 13,000+ monthly views, and the stats are climbing!
I’ve finally broken through!
I’m going to share my exact strategy with you in 5 Powerfully Simple Ways I Tripled My Monthly Blog Views.
1: Proper Blog Setup
Setting up your blog properly is extremely important. It’s not just about going through all the steps to get it launched, it’s also about your marketing plan and your strategy.
You need to be self hosted. Skipping this step will cause you to not be able to monetize, which basically means “game over.”
I originally started with Bluehost and it was great. It’s the most popular hosting site out there.
Eventually, as my blog grew and my traffic increased, I ended up switching to SiteGround.
My page speed and overall site performance improved drastically, bringing my bounce rate down and making me more popular on Google.
If you need help setting up your blog, you can read my step-by-step guide on the basics of a powerful blog setup. Once you’re set up properly, you’ll be able to monetize your blog, the first step to making money blogging!
2: Strong Content
Planning for a massive increase in blog traffic is wonderful, but you need to make sure you have killer content for your visitors to read. If you don’t, this is all kinds of pointless.
I chose to write a blog post on my MamaFearless blog that was in high demand. That meant doing some research to see what readers were looking for.
Not only did I choose a great topic, I also wrote it in an engaging way. I grew my email subscriber list from less than 200 to over 1300 in less than 3 months!
My post was strong, written well, and used language that drew readers in, converting them.
If you’d like to see the same results on your blog, you can learn all my writing tricks in my 1-hour blog writing course. Trust me, it changes everything!
3: Beautiful Pinterest Pins
Okay, so I had this amazing blog post written and polished, but it needed some pinnable graphics.
I took time to create about 3 beautiful Pinterest pins for my post, and I made sure to follow all the tricks I knew about creating viral Pinterest pins (you can find out how I create viral pins with this easy guide).
It’s so important that you understand I took time to develop my brand. I have a specific style and I’ve created a brand kit using Canva.
This gives my pins a recognizable brand that people associate with me. It made all the difference.
You can troubleshoot your pins and fix them in this no-nonsense guide.
4: Consistent Pinning
Once I had my pretty pins created, I pinned them on Pinterest, and then I scheduled them to be repinned on Tailwind.
While the blog post title, killer content and pretty graphics attracted those views, Tailwind is what still keeps it all alive.
Honestly, without Tailwind, I’d be working five times harder to keep up those stats.
I simply don’t have the time for that.
There are 2 ways to really thrive on Tailwind. 1: Use their pin scheduler consistently and follow their recommendations. 2: Join Tailwind tribes and pin consistently there, allowing tribe members to get your content to a wider network.
Both are so important. Using both is what brings the results.
5: Fresh Content
Pinterest made it clear in 2020 that they favor fresh content. Since Pinterest is the blogger’s bread and butter, it’s important to follow their advice.
That’s why I write fresh posts pretty regularly (hint hint).
It’s also why I create fresh pins for my posts regularly, too. Instead of repinning the same pins over and over, I create new, fresh pins for my content.
I’ve noticed that Pinterest favors those fresh pins and they rank higher (especially if my previous pins have done well).
Please keep in mind that all of this content (blog post, graphics, blog site) is all SEO friendly.
Find out how to make your Pinterest Pins and Blog Posts SEO friendly so you can rank highly.
I use Yoast to make sure everything is search engine optimized. That way Pinterest and Google can find me.
Freebie: I also include my keywords and phrases in every description box, title, alt description, hashtags, file names–anything and everything.
Don’t Rush and Don’t Get Lazy
Blogging is a business. It takes time, effort, and your best. Seriously.
I’ve given it 1000% to get it to where it is. It still took time, but the results are there and growing fast. Furthermore, the more traffic you see, the more conversions and the more you earn.
Now that you know these 5 Powerfully Simple Ways I Tripled My Monthly Blog Views, it’s important that you follow them all, and give every step 1000% too.
Looking for some guidance? I’d love to help! Drop me a note and let’s chat!