To start with - you shouldn't blog just for page views. But it is nice seeing that number go higher and higher every day. In total I have 197,450 (2/11/15 @ 2PM) page views and I am really excited to hit the 200, 000 mark. My total page views is really small compared to other bloggers but I still get asked 'how do you get so much page views' etc. It's quite simple really - I work hard on my blog. There are many things you need to do to gain more page views. I have listed a few things below which has helped me.
I link up to at least 4 linky's a day. Of course you will need the time to comment on other posts that have been linked up on the linky as well. A linky is a good way to discover new blogs, interact with other bloggers and gain page views and blog post comments. I have a linky list on my blog which helps me to remember which linky to link up to and what day.
Social Media has really helped me in the past few months. Twitter has been the most helpful. When you use Twitter it is always best to #hashtag and add a photo to your tweet. Interact with other bloggers and your readers. Share your posts daily and at least 4 or 5 times a day. If you feel that you will forget to tweet through out the day then you could use Buffer which is a good tool to scheduele your tweets and even Facebook statuses.
Remember to try your best to reply to comments on your blog posts, Facebook, Twitter, and other Social Media accounts. You need to engage with your readers and fellow bloggers. You will more than likely gain more regular readers each week if you engage with them more.
I have recently started posting my blog posts on Facebook groups and for the past couple of weeks I have started joining some daily threads on Love2Blog which is run by ohsoamelia. My other favourite Facebook groups are - #pbloggers , North West Bloggers (UK) I will soon be sharing a post of my favourite Facebook groups soon.
Hosting giveaways is a good way to boost up your page views. But again, you need to advertise your giveaway through social media accounts.
The most important bit is you should enjoy writing your blog. There is no point writing just for the page views. Write posts that are honest, your opinion and make it personal (if you want). Blogging can be stressful with all the work you have to put in it but it can be rewarding.
Do you have any others tips to boost page views?
For November I have decided to share some of my personal blogging tips. I hope you enjoy them!