Movin’ on up! Pageviews are going up, that is!
It’s been one huge party at my house this week. I’ve found an easy trick that skyrocketed my pageviews! If you’re a blogger (or know a blogger), you know that January can be a pretty depressing month for us. People are recovering from the holidays and putting their nose to the grindstone to get back into the rhythm of life.
That means their special projects are off limits (except the three biggies of new year’s resolutions, losing weight/getting in shape, organizing their home, or organizing their finances) while they recover from the holiday coma of Christmas cookies and mashed potatoes.
Well, I’m here to share some great news with you about all that today. We are only a few days into February and I was getting tired of having teenie weenie pageviews. It was depressing. They were sinking every day. So, I decided to start pulling out the stops.
I vaguely remembered pinning daily during the holidays and thought I’d give that a first shot to boost my pageviews. Well, you won’t believe it, but it worked!!!!
The first thing I tried actually made a huuuge impact on my pageveiws. Not only that, but I started tracking my data a little better to at least keep a reading on how often I’m pinning so I can see if it correlates into pageviews.
I’ll share my easy track keeping tip in a second, but I’m going to first explain what all the marks mean.
Use Tailwind to boost pageviews
I use Tailwind to schedule pins for me. My pageviews went up immediately after I started scheduling pins (red arrow below). I’m a big believer in streamlining as many tasks as possible and Tailwind helps me stay on track.
Here is my Tailwind setup.
I use board lists to categorize my niche categories. I blog for work at home moms which means that I blog about all the things moms care about (home, parenting, etc), and I also blog about working at home (marketing, link building plans, branding, technical tips). So, that means I have different types of boards I pin my various blog posts too. Some get to cross over between categories and some are strictly for one category or another.
I have 3 board lists that I use in Tailwind on a regular basis. Moms, Blogging, and All (or free-for-all). I make it a rule to only sign up for boards that will allow up to three pins per day. I don’t have time for crazy rules, so I generally skip over boards with crazy rules or tight requirements (like no duplicates, who has time for that?!).
Use a planner to boost pageveiws
Every day that I schedule pins, I write BAM (blogging, all, mom) on my planner. Whenever I pin a pin to a board list, I put a tally mark to let me know how many pins I’ve added to that list of boards for the day. I stop once I get to three pins on each list per day. That means I pin a max of nine pins per day and it only takes me about half an hour (mostly because I don’t have a lot of posts and I try to space them out between pins to each group).
I am pretty sure I could streamline this even further by having a running schedule of pins that I just loop through, but I am not that organized. 😛 So, I just feel for it every day.
And when I started pinning every day, this happened.
It’s a smooth climb, but that represents 3x what I was carrying before (and it was even less before that). Plus, the red arrow to the right is only until about lunch-time today, so I’m slated to exceed the peak day on this chart again!
I know, right? I can’t believe it either! It’s so simple and easy to implement and made my pageviews skyrocket.