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How I Grew to 62,000 Pageviews in 1 Month (Grow Blog Traffic Using This One Hack)

Note: I didn’t go from 0 to 62,000 pageviews in one month (don’t I wish)! I’ve been at this a while and I show you my journey to getting to this point. This is what I did to drastically increase them in 30 days!

Did you recently start a mommy blog?

And – let me guess – you want more blog traffic!

I think every blogger, new or old, wants some traffic. Traffic can help you monetize your blog, figure out your blog’s purpose and can help you quit your day job for good.

Twins Mommy is two years old and during this time I tripled my blog traffic, grew my Pinterest followers to over 13k, and generated sales every day.

And that happened because my traffic grew.

So, how did I do it? In the beginning, I did post traffic reports and income reports, but it got hectic after a while and I stopped. But I have told my subscribers my reports and for this post, I thought I’d share this journey from getting to 62,000 pageviews in one month!

Traffic Growth on Twins Mommy

I haven’t documented each month of traffic growth on Twins Mommy, but I have consistently grown since I started two years ago.

As I mentioned after blogging for a solid three months I was able to triple my blog traffic from 4,500 page views to 18,700 pageviews. This happened last spring.

But, my traffic stalled and didn’t grow as fast and by December  2016 I was at 24,000 pageviews.

 

But in 2017 my traffic started growing again and a year later (this past December 2017) I neared 50k pageviews!

 

And in the next month – this month – I grew to 62k pageviews.

I’m beyond ecstatic this happened! Yes, I do know that there are other blogs that get this type of traffic in the FIRST year of blogging, but a lot of them rely on a viral pin or some huge influencer linking to their blog or something happenchance like that.

Well, that NEVER happened to me.

I MADE this boost of traffic happen and you know what?

You can do the EXACT same thing! (sorry for all the CAPS! When I get excited I start to YELL 🙂 )

Here’s how.

Write More

Okay, it’s not that simple.

Write Every Day

Almost getting there.

Write Every Day for a Set Period of Time

There. That’s the one thing I did (and mamas, I’ve done it twice and it has worked twice!). The way to grow your pageviews is to get more pages on your blog and you do that by blogging more.

In December I created a series called the 12 Days of Pinterest Tips.

Yes, I’m crazy, but one thing I have is that I can type fast and I whipped out these posts in under two hours every day for 12 days in December.

Since I LOVE LOVE LOVE Pinterest, I knew I could write about this topic easily. Last year I did the same thing, but I wrote about freebies. So I rounded up the best freebies in certain topics.

Again, this was easy to do and didn’t require a lot of writing or time.

If you need help getting some blogging ideas, I have a video with some proven hacks. I would love it if you subscribed to my YouTube channel!

So, how exactly do you get this going if you have a new blog and you want to boost your blog traffic?

1. Outline 5-10 Post Ideas

I would probably do a shorter series than what I did to make it more successful and easy if blogging is new to you! Find one idea and five topics around it. Then try to make your posts a list post as these are easier to write.

Here are some suggestions.

Valentine’s Day

10 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Husband

20 Best Valentine’s Day Cookies You Can Make

40 Valentine’s Day Quotes To Show How Much You Love Your Husband

9 Cute School Valentine’s For Kindergarten

Fitness

5 Best Yoga Positions For Moms in Their Third Trimester

17 Whole30 Meal Ideas to Lose the Baby Weight

5 Fitness YouTube Channels You Need to Subscribe To

18 Fitness Blogs to Help You Lose Weight as a New Mom

New Blogger Help

5 Blogging Terms New Bloggers Should Know

10 Easy Ways to Promote Your Blog Post for Free

4 Best Blogging Tools to Help You Grow Your Traffic

12 Mom Blogs You Should Be Reading Right Now

2. Gather the Resources

Since these are list posts, it’s time to gather the resources. For example, go to YouTube and search for fitness channels for one of your blog posts.

Spend a night or two gathering all the resources and place them on a Google Sheet for example.

3. Find Time

As moms, this can be a challenge. When my twins are at home (which is a lot since they get sick and they have a home day), I can only write when it’s quiet. That means when they are sleeping.

During the day I do my research, my email, and my social media.

So find the dedicated time – two to three hours – to write a post a night.

Finish one post completely:

  • Edited properly
  • Pin image created
  • Facebook image created
  • Pin description written

Don’t publish this post the next day. You need a buffer of time to write this series. So, the next day write another post.

You decide how many days you need a buffer for.

4. Publish the Post

Publish the post and start promoting your post. I typically focus on Pinterest and pin my post to relevant boards throughout the day.

I then post on Facebook to groups and on my page.

For more tips on growing your traffic using Pinterest check out this post.

But, then I switch gear and write another post. So, during the day do as much as you can to promote your post. Use a scheduling tool if you work during the day and can’t manually post.

Bulk your sharing during the morning or during lunch break.

Then when it’s time at night, write your other post. Remember, you have a post waiting to go out, but don’t slack!

Wait

After you finish your series it’s time to wait. Of course, still promote that content on Pinterest and any other place you want. Don’t forget about all those posts that still need some love!!

But, to see any traffic boost you have to wait at least a month.

You might notice that after this series you get into a groove of posting more frequently. I say take advantage.

That’s what I did and I started posting twice a week for a while.

Keep the content train running and see if you can grow your traffic even more!

There You Go!

I know!

That’s it!

That’s the one thing that helped me grow my traffic. Yes, the promotion is the other side, but you need the content first.

Once you have the content you can promote that all over on Pinterest and Facebook and even Twitter.

Now it’s your turn – tell me if you’re excited to try this blog traffic hack!

Remember to pin me!

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87 Comments

Hi Elna, I’ve been blogging for 6 months and just have a couple people on my blog per month. I’ll definitely try this strategy and hopefully it would boost my traffic. Thank you!Reply to Mayurakshi
These are excellent tips Elna! I’ve been blogging for a few years now, and recently reached my first 50,000 month – hopefully I can reach a 60,000 view month soon – I’ll follow your advice and make sure I write every day.Reply to Emily
Hi Emily, Wow! That’s fantastic to hear! Congrats!Reply to Elna
Hi Elna! This is a great post – I’ve bookmarked it and returned to it a few times. I think it is true that you have to have patience while trying to build your traffic. It has felt like a glacial pace for me (I’m only getting around 1,000 views per month, but this time last year, I only had 23!), but I know I have to just keep at it. I think my big problem is that I can’t seem to post more than once a week. I’ll post 2-3 posts per week for 1-2 weeks, but then I fizzle out. I think it’s because my posts are almost always 2,000-3,000 words. When you wrote your Pinterest series, what was the average word count of your posts? I really want to try this series method, but I’m wondering if I need to cut my post length way down to do it. I love your site. Reading your posts about growing your blog is really encouraging! Thanks so much for everything you do. – Megan @ Cultivate Happiness Now https://www.cultivatehappinessnow.com/Reply to Megan
Hi Megan! Wow writing 2-3 posts of 2,000-3,000 words each is tough! I don’t think I even do that! So don’t beat yourself up for not keeping up with that! If you want to write 2 posts a week, keep them around 1200 words. As for the series, that’s what I did. I kept each post around 800-1200 words and published them every day! It’s a great way to boost pageviews!Reply to Elna
Hi Elna, I was going to ask about word counts but I got my answer in your reply. 2020 is almost done and this is one of the best post I’ve come across. I can totally do this. Thanks for theses tips.Reply to Rachael
Hi Rachel, Oh thanks so much! <3Reply to Elna
For a moment I thought this would be the normal kind of Posts I find on Pinterest saying the same old things like converting your Pinterest account to business, enabling rich pins and blah blah…Well all this is important,I found your post very unique and very truthful.Growing a blog takes time and hardwork.Thanks for sharing!Reply to Bruno
I’m really pleasantly surprised by this post Elna! I mean no disrespect… it’s just that I read a lot of growth hacks about impressive pageviews and they often relate to Pinterest. I can certainly vouch for what you say. My blog is coming up to a year old soon and the one thing I know for sure is that content volume makes a huge difference… as long as it’s high-quality. I upped my output a few months ago and that’s when I feel I turned a corner. I still have some way to go but this showed me that how often you write and publish has a bearing on traffic. I’ve not yet reached the point where I’m able to write a post a day, but it’s on my radar! Your post recommends hard work and commitment, which is exactly what it takes I feel. I’ve really enjoyed this… thanks for sharing your experiences and surprising me at the same time!Reply to Paul
Hi Paul, Yes, I know what you mean. There are a lot of blog posts telling how Pinterest exploded their blog, but that doesn’t happen for many of us. It’s hard work and outreach and guest posting and all the “normal” things you do to grow a blog 🙂 It still works! Thanks for stopping by!Reply to Elna
I’ve actually committed myself to a 30 day blogging challenge off the back of reading your post, starting tomorrow… wish me luck!Reply to Paul
I love this hack for growing pageviews. It seems to work every time! I just started a second blog and am using this strategy- on day 4 of publishing a post daily. It’s certainly a struggle with three kids, can’t wait to see the results!Reply to Shawna
Hi Shawna, That’s awesome! I love blogging and happy to hear you are a serial blogger too!Reply to Elna
this was really helpful, thank you Elna!Reply to katelyn
This post was very helpful! I will try to write more to boost my page views 🙂 Thank you!Reply to Emily
Hi Emily, Good plan! Be consistent and your views will grow!Reply to Elna
Love your blogs! Always enjoy referring back to them for great info! Your graphics look awesome too!Reply to Emily
Hi Emily! Thanks so much! Glad you found some tactics to grow your blog traffic!Reply to Elna
This is amazing stuff! I launched my blog today and I’ll be trying to implement this strategy to get more content and traffic to that empty space. But how would you monetise your posts such as the 12 days of pinterest stuff? Do you only use email marketing on these kind of posts?Reply to Wilson
Hi Wilson! So happy you have a blog plan in place! You can monetize your posts with adding affiliate links or graphics to your products like I have!Reply to Elna
This is interesting! Did you notice any pageviews fall out after your series was over?Reply to Teya
Hi! I did not actually! After the initial bump in traffic, I continued to write blog posts and my pageviews either stayed or grew!Reply to Elna
When you say publish your post, are you talking about making the content live on your blog and then you can have the pin image to go with that corresponding blog already prepped?Reply to Erica
Hi Erica, When you publish the post it is live on your blog. You should have a pin image before you publish it though! So the idea of publishing your post entails all of those steps!Reply to Elna
This is great! You gave me so many ideas with this post. Thank you!Reply to Wendy
Hi Wendy! Thank you so much! I hope the blogging hack in this post is something you will try to do for the new year!Reply to Elna
Oh, I absolutely will! I’m just trying to figure out what subject I want to cover in my series.Reply to Wendy
Hi Elna I have been posting almost 2 to 3 times a week since 2 weeks. I haven’t noticed too much traffic yet but I am hopeful. I got a spike with one post but that went down again. Do you have a post where you show your day. Like when do you clean n cook? I get pulled into Facebook and all so I try to keep away but I need to one day.Reply to Latha
Hey Latha, To boost your blog traffic, you do need to write more consistently than if you do 2-3 times a week. If you did daily for two weeks then you may see a spike or boost for sure! This happened on one of my other blogs and on this blog. I say keep posting 2-3 times a week for months and if you can do more, do more for a specific time frame! As for my blogging day I do have this post: https://twinsmommy.com/plan-day-work-at-home-mom-blogger/Reply to Elna
Thanks I will check the post about schedule. Do you have a post on how to pick a keyword to blog about. I read a post of yours where you are picking topics based of pinterest search box, but I am looking for google keywords. Are they both the same?Reply to Latha
Hey Latha, I have some blog posts about Google ranking and SEO. Just use those words in the search box on my blog to find them!Reply to Elna
Hi Elna! Great tips as always, thank you. Where did you find contributors for your blog? I’m thinking of doing that as well, but not sure where to start.Reply to Susan
Hey Susan! I have a Facebook group called Mom to Mompreneurs and I posted on that group as well as ask my email list of mom bloggers! This post can help you with other ways to find contributors: https://twinsmommy.com/open-up-blog-for-guest-bloggers/Reply to Elna
Awesome, thank you Elna! I’ll check out that post.Reply to Susan
Awesome post. Extremely helpful. Thanks Elna! I was just thinking along the same lines and using this approach for initial content publishing. I’m starting from scratch and this will help put me on the right path!Reply to Cara
Hey Cara, That’s awesome. This is a great way for new bloggers to start quickly growing blog traffic for sure!Reply to Elna
Great post, Elna! I post quite regularly but I haven’t ever posted for a set period of time, every day. This got me thinking and I’m going to give this a try! You’ve got such great tips here – I’m looking forward to this experiment and seeing how it improves my traffic in the months to come!Reply to Dana
Hey Dana! I know, right? I was floored when my pageviews doubled the next month after doing this! It really is a great strategy to boost blog traffic!Reply to Elna
Wow – as simple as just more content! I have been toying with the idea of a series for a while but I can’t decide on what to focus on. My blog is nearly 9 months old now and stalled in growth so I need to get on it. Great advice which I’m going to implement this week! Fingers crossed!Reply to Emma
Hey Emma! Thanks so much! Yes, this blog traffic hack is simple! Just set a time frame and churn some content every day. It will seriously help you grow your blog traffic quickly as a new blogger! Good luck!Reply to Elna
Great tips. I have noticed blogging more often does send more traffic. if people like you then they definitely want to see more of you! =)Reply to Carmen
Hey Carmen, Yes, that’s great! It seems that Google AND Pinterest is loving fresh and new content lately!Reply to Elna
Thank you so much for sharing all of your info. Your a huge help to everyone- especially new bloggers. It makes it so much easier when there are people willing to help others figure out what they have learned!Reply to Elesha
Hi Elesha! Wow! Thanks so much! I’m so happy to hear you found some blogging tips to grow your traffic!Reply to Elna
Wow, I just had an aha moment by reading this post. It all makes sense now! With a series, people will be compelled to read every new post which equals exponentially more page views than one post. This is a genius idea! I’m definitely trying it. My niche is solo travel so I’m wondering what kind of series I could do.Reply to Somto
Wow! That’s amazing you had an aha moment!!! So glad you found that increasing your blog posts will increase your pageviews and traffic! Have fun!Reply to Elna
I really love the idea of writing a short series of posts or even doing 5 days of FB Lives and then reposting. I have been in a writing funk since January and I’ve been telling myself to “get it together sister” lol The advice here is just what I needed! Thanks Elna!Reply to Kari
Hey Kari! Thanks so much for coming over! Yes, I did that for my freelance writing blog and it totally boost my pageviews the next month!Reply to Elna
I just started blogging full time and definitely have the time to write every day but I don’t want to overwhelm myself. I’m definitely going to give myself a challenge for a month (probably June) where I write every day for the entire month and see where it takes me! Thanks for sharing Elna!Reply to Taylor
Hey Taylor! I hear ya! I sometimes get overwhelmed when I haven’t blogged on my blogs for a while!! I like the challenge idea and making yourself accountable! Try posting that goal on your Facebook page for more accountability!Reply to Elna
Love this. You have compiled advice well. My eyes were not freakin’ out and I feel inspired to get my butt in extra gear!Reply to Meghan
Hi Meghan, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! I see you’ve built a community around your blog! Kudos to you! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post. I hope the blog-o-thon works well for your blog!Reply to Elna
Hey Elna! I’m totally going to try this! I stay at home with twins (3 year old girls) and a 6 month old so it’s crazy finding the time but I know it will be worth it.Reply to Laura
Hi Laura, I hear ya! There are weeks when I’m swamped with tasks and chores and writing for my clients and my other blogs! It IS a challenge, but whenever I say to myself, “okay. Next week from 8-9:30 I will write a post” I seem to get it done! Dedicate the time and you might amaze yourself!Reply to Elna
This was great info! I’ll be implementing the tips for my own business and I’ll be sharing it with my clients as well. I’m not really a blogger, but I can do some mini blogs, or videos, for a series. 🙂 Thanks Elna!Reply to Angel
Hi Angel, Thank you so much! I hope these tips are helpful with your clients!Reply to Elna
Hey Elna, I love all of your posts! I am subbed to you on youtube and I follow you on pinterest as well! You are awesome and love all of your tips! Enjoyed reading this post like always!Reply to Erika
Hi Erika! That’s great and thanks so much for following me!Reply to Elna
This is such great advice! I’m definetly going to try it! I mean, I may not be able to post everyday but I’m going to post more frequently! I’ve committed to writing three posts a week and it’s going to be about one topic. This makes coming up with blog posts sooo much easier. I’ve also learned to minimize distractions and type faster. I’ve also learned the focus method from Ruth Soukoup and that has also helped me to write better posts faster. I love that you’ve included your previous pageviews because they are similar to mine! It just give me hope that I can be where you’re at! Thanks for the great tips!Reply to Emily
Hi Emily, I LOVE your blog!!! That’s awesome you’re going to try this method out. Yes, I’m finding being consistent is hard! I’m in course mode and I have other blogs and just getting the content out when you’re tired is also a struggle. But, you’re right – coming up with a theme for your topics can totally save you!Reply to Elna
Hey Elna, When I first read this, I thought ‘that lady’s crazy!’ But this blog post has really stayed with me and it’s got me thinking about doing my own ‘blog-a-thon’. I really want to cut the amount of time it takes me to write a blog post (ideally without sacrificing quality). And I’m hoping a blog-a-thon will help me speed up and streamline my blog post writing process. So, Elna, ‘Challenge Accepted’! Starting Tuesday this week, I’m publishing a blog post everyday for 5 days. (And I’m writing it here so I hold myself accountable) Thank you for the inspiration!Reply to Lois
You are a content machine Lois! Thanks for all your help and I know you WILL do it! Can’t wait to read it and make sure to share it on Facebook!Reply to Elna
Love your tips! I will do my best to become a more consistent writer. I actually started my blog last year in February and almost completely let it go for about a year due to some personal issues. I regret it now thinking of where my blog could’ve possibly been if I would’ve written every day or two for the past year.Reply to Claudia
Hey Claudia, LOVE your blog. I see your pins everywhere 🙂 If life gets in the way, that’s okay. YOU have to take care of YOURSELF first! Good for you.Reply to Elna