How I Gained over 600 Page Views in One Day on My Small Blog
I am beyond excited to write this post! I still am in shock of what has been happening on my blog!
I started Mom Blog From Home on September 1, 2017. That was the day I launched it and made it all official. I still didn’t know what I was doing so I would post some and research a lot.
In October, November, and December things were a bit busy in our life and so I didn’t get to work on my blog as much as I would have liked.
I didn’t have much time to work on my blog
I helped out some friends by watching their little girls all day until the end of November so that was a bit time-consuming. In October it was my 30th birthday and I love Halloween so we celebrated big. In November it was my daughter’s birthday and we surprised her with a trip to Disney World and then of course Thanksgiving. Then lastly, in December we celebrated Christmas, my husbands birthday and New Years.
All birthdays and Holidays crammed into three months.
So, after the first of the year had come, I decided I needed to refocus back on my blog!
For the month of December, I had a total of 300 page views. Not too great. Also, not horrible considering I hadn’t done anything for about 3 months to my very new blog.
Even though I didn’t have a whole lot to share on my blog I knew I needed to focus on traffic. I could critique from there what needed to be fixed as traffic rolled in.
I am horrible about thinking everything has to be perfect first but it will never be perfect so it just had to happen now.
I needed traffic
The first thing I knew I needed to do to get traffic was to test out Pinterest. I always hear that Pinterest is the best way to get traffic to your blog.
So, I did a quick recap (I had already researched it and set it all up) and I gave it a whirl!
I believe it was at the end of the first week of January when I put my Pinterest strategy into effect. I set it up and let it go.
I still worked on my blog every day but it wasn’t until I logged in on Tuesday I had to do a triple take!!
200 views?!? I am used to 10 page views a day, how did I get 200 views?!
By that night before bed, it was at 400 views! I couldn’t believe it! I already had more views in one day than I did all last month!
Finally, the next day after the dust had settled I realize that it had reached a total of 645 views! That is right, 39 views on Monday and 645 views on Tuesday!
You can see here are my page views from January 3, 2018 – January 9, 2018. The total was 874 but 645 of those were on one day, Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
Now, you can bet I was doing the happy dance! I really honestly couldn’t believe it!
I knew it had to be from Pinterest because that was the only thing I had changed!
And It was!
Pinterest had sent 645 people to my blog, in actually about an hour, on Tuesday.
I have continued to test this out to make sure it wasn’t a one-time thing, and time and time again Pinterest delivers!
It is incredible the amount of traffic that has been sent to my new blog. I am still in shock and disbelief to show you this next screenshot.
This is of today January 19, 2018, at 3pm
Just shy of 3700 page views in 19 days! Isn’t that amazing!?
Last month I had a total of 300 page views and with 12 days left in the month of January, I am already at 3700 page views!
THANK YOU PINTEREST!
So, how did I do it?
I didn’t just throw stuff up there on Pinterest. I follow a strategy.
First and most importantly I used Tailwind.
Tailwind is an app that pins for you on to Pinterest. You can’t be on Pinterest yourself all day so Tailwind does it for you!
Within Tailwind, you can schedule your pins for days, weeks, or even a month of pins. They have a new feature called Tailwind Tribes, this is like Facebook Groups but on Tailwind.
Members of the tribe share their content with their fellow tribe members and they all then share it on their Pinterest accounts. Being apart of a tribe helps you get great content to share and to get your content out in front of fellow bloggers to share as well.
You think about it, each of them probably has hundreds or thousands of followers! That is a lot of potential people to see your pins!
There are certain rules per tribe, just like on Facebook Groups. It isn’t anything crazy just be aware and read those first.
Another great feature is you can make board lists for all the group boards you are in to categorize some of your boards.
I made a board list with all of the group boards I am on so when I want to pin one pin to all of those I just click on the board list instead of clicking each one of the group boards each time.
Also, I do the same for when I have boards on my Pinterest that are all about paying off debt or all about starting a blog. Then when I find a pin I like that I want to go to all of those I choose that board list!
Super easy! And very effective!
If you are interested in trying out Tailwind free for a month then you can use my link right here!
If you want to learn the best way to set up your Pinterest account for success then I recommend checking out McKinzie’s FREE Pinterest Primer Course!
If you do check out her course and chose to test out Tailwind then I would greatly appreciate it if you used my link! It get’s you a free month plus me a free month!
I don’t know about you but I sure could use as much free stuff as I can get!
I am putting together more information about how to make an attractive pin on Pinterest and more in-depth details of the Pinterest strategy I used!
I would love to share more with you! If you do sign up for Tailwind just let me know and I can help show you what I did!