Once you’ve got your blog design sorted, picked a name and set up your social media, it’s time to start promoting your posts and encouraging people to read your amazing content. Here’s our top five ways to boost your pageviews from day one.
Pageviews are such a small part of the blogging experience, so try not to get too caught up with the numbers. Instead focus on making amazing content and enjoying it!
Sharing your posts
So, you’ve created an amazing post and pressed publish – now what? Get sharing! Log in to your social media and share your posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram… whichever platforms you want to use. You don’t have to keep posting it, just a couple times a day (on Twitter) will be fine to alert your followers to your new post so they rush on over to read!
If you’ve included any brands or people in your blog post, make sure you let them know by tagging them in your social posts. Find their Twitter handles or Instagram usernames and ‘@’ them so they’re aware they’re included in your post. Sometimes brands will regram or retweet your posts so you get shared with their followers which means more people see your content, and the brand will get to know you too – it’s a win win.
Similarly to tagging accounts, including a few relevant hashtags in tweets or Instagram posts can boost your views. If you’re a fashion blogger use #fbloggers and beauty bloggers use #bbloggers so they’re worth including on your tweets etc to be seen by more people. Check out our guide on hashtags so you know what ones to include for your blog!
SEO and website tweaks
Search Engine Optimisation always seems so intimidating, but you can do a few simple things to help your blog. You should add description text to your posts and homepage (you can do that via this guide for Blogger, or by using Yoast SEO for WordPress). Also make sure to name your images something descriptive, rather than the standard "IMG_1231.jpg" filename most cameras use. This will help your images to appear in sites such as Google Images.
More posts = more things to read = more pageviews! You don’t need to blog every day, but having a regular schedule will give readers more reason to click on your blog to boost those views. If they know you bring out regular content, they might just give you a follow too. Most people will only follow/subscribe to a blog if they think there will be a reason to return in future.
Pageviews are such a small part of the blogging experience, so try not to get too caught up with them and enjoy making amazing content! Check out our other guides for more tips and tricks.