In case you didn’t know, at the beginning of the year, I accidentally deleted the blog that I had been working on for two years. Not only was I unable to recover any of the information from that blog, but I had lost all of the page views that I seriously worked so hard to achieve. I love blogging, more than a lot of things, and I was so close to quitting that it was scary. After a good few hours of crying, I pulled myself together and began writing. I knew that was the only way I would ever see 1000 page views again!
I knew that I wasn’t going to have traffic as I did, and I knew that no one even knew what happened. Once I began sharing the story on my social media platforms, things had a slight glimmer of hope. Maybe I would at least get one view on my brand new blog, right? At the end of the week, I went to check out my analytics, and to my surprise, I had achieved over 1000 page views on my brand new blog in just one week.
I attribute the amount of engagement that I dedicate to my social media platforms the key to success, seriously. I take around one hour a day, sometimes more, sometimes less, and I just engage with everyone. Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook. After all, social media is free marketing for blogging, so why not?! Since I basically had a new chance with all of my social media accounts, I started everything completely over. I decided to go ahead and brand myself across the platforms so that my colors and fonts would be recognizable. Those are still the colors and fonts that I am using, and I am really happy with it.
I hit the ground running with a pretty great amount of engagement on Instagram, and my numbers are slowly rising again on various other channels. I’m also making sure to go through my followers and remove anything that comes across as bots, or like they are not genuine. We are building a community over here! By the way, have you joined The Brunch Club? Engagement is an amazing way to not only connect with other bloggers but to get your name and content out there as well.
Tailwind, Tailwind, Tailwind!
I used the free version of Tailwind for a while back in fall. Even then, I started seeing a huge increase in the traffic I was getting to my blog. I knew that if I ever wanted to see 1000 page views, I had to get back on Tailwind. Investing in Tailwind has made such a difference in my Pinterest account, as well as my blog. I’m able to push my content so much further than I could do on my own, and I’m also able to share amazing content from fellow bloggers. Really, everyone wins here!
When I use Tailwind, I typically will fill the first four days of the week. As I add content to my blog, I will add those pins to Pinterest. If you’re looking for some info on how to create amazing Pinterest graphics, here is a post all about that! With the help of a Tribe Boost, I can add all of my graphics to my Tailwind Tribes. Oh, another amazing thing about Tailwind, they have an Instagram Hashtag Finder that basically does all of the work for you! Find out more about that in this post! Honestly, I probably wouldn’t have hit 1000 page views in my first week without it!
SEO makes all of the difference
I’m one of those weird marketing people that kind of has an obsession with SEO. Many people don’t realize the impact that it can have on your blog, and other platforms use SEO as well (hello, Pinterest!). I have a post here talking about SEO and why it is important if you want to check it out. It goes further into detail about different aspects. For now, I’ll give you a quick rundown. SEO stands for search engine optimization. To put it simply, it is how Google finds your
Placing the right word in the right area could be the difference in 10 views or 1000 page views. If you’re a WordPress user, you need to be using Yoast SEO. It guides you step-by-step to get your blog post perfect every time. It lets you know if you need to use your keyword more often, helps you make sure that you’re including internal and external links, and even checks your writing for you! It’s seriously an all-in-one tool. Plus, it’s a free plugin, but there is a Pro version you can pay for as well.