How I Got 12,000 Pagviews In October 2016
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How I Got 12,000 Pagviews In October 2016 | Blog Traffic Report

by Anna Nuttall

Throughout the whole of October I have record-breaking page views on this site. I always had steady traffic but never been able to get over 12,000 page views in a single month! For me this is amazing as I have been working really hard all throughout this year pushing my page views on a upward trends. Here is How I Got 12,000 Pagviews In October 2016

How I Got 12,000 Pagviews In October 2016

All throughout October I published a total of 26 posts which is my usual average amount of post in a single month.  My top 5 most popular posts were:

Something you might notice with all these posts – they are all a mixtures of fashion, beauty, blogging and nostalgic. I do believe by writing a mixtures of different topics does help my blog traffic. If you think about it – it does make sense as I would bring in a big range of different readers, someone who liked my fashion posts can read my fashion posts while I might get readers who only enjoyed my nostalgic posts.  I think sticking to only one theme/topics blog posts would really narrow my blog page views and also would bore me to tears.

So what I’m saying is, writing lots of different posts help my blog traffic the whole of October. I always done that (writing different topics) but it the first time I’ve seen proof and seen a upward trend.

How did people find my blog?

From Facebook which gave me over 3,450 as part of my overall traffic – yes you read that right! Over 3,000. How the hell did I achieve so much traffic from Facebook? Just by joining various blogging Facebook groups. It’s a simple as that. By joining loads of blogging Facebook Groups brought in new readers and new traffic to my site. My advice would be it’s worthwhile contributing to a few Facebook groups, for example join my Facebook blogging group:

I will say Facebook group is only worthwhile doing if you contribute to a thread. Don’t just link dump.

Blog Links Parties
People also found my blog from various blog links parties (or links up as they are also called!). What I do is contribute to various blog links parties throughout the week. People can easily find your blog and click on though.

Stumbleupon (SU)
I still add my site to stumbleupon every time I published a new post. That been another great source of traffic. Remember if you do use Stumbleupon for traffic it a good idea to have a button on your site and to not only only ever just add your site. By having a SU button on your site can help people add your site to SU which in turn will increase traffic. So after submitting your site to SU ask people to like your post on SU.

Organic searches
My organic searches increased in October which I’m really happy about as I have been working on seeing an upward trend. To help you increase your site organic searches it might useful to read my post on how to make your blog more seo friendly.

How I Got 12,000 Pagviews In October 2016

What didn’t work in October:

Pinterest and Twitter. This could be as I wasn’t really active on those platform throughout October. I didn’t schedule anything on Pinterest as my free trial on Tailwind have ended and I didn’t really contribute to any Twitter blogging chat. I got traffic from those site – just not as much I’ve seen from previous months.

Goals For November:

  • To blog throughout November. Setting up a challenge for myself to blog every single day throughout of November. More new post – more traffic.
  • Keep increasing my SEO and organic searches. I’m now putting in headers to the top of new posts as the <h2> tag is good for search engine to pick up on when they crawls through your site.
  • Contribute more on Pinterest & Twitter. Sort out a way to schedule new pins from Pinterest and to talk to people more on Twitter.
  • Keep writing a mixtures of different topic – it does bring in new readers and stops me being bored.

Overall I was really pleased to see an upward trend on here and I hoping that things will only go up from now on. I’m not sure if I would do a blogging traffic report every month, perhaps when I do see an even bigger upward trend. This post was to help you and how you can get over 12k in page views, it isn’t that hard and all you need is some patient and to work hard for it.



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Petra 5th November 2016 - 1:09 pm

Well done! I don’t get that much traffic from Facebook although I do share my links in various groups. I guess I have to join more groups then, thanks for the tip!
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Charlotte 5th November 2016 - 3:01 pm

Awesome post and thanks for the new FB group recommendation–always looking for other bloggers to connect with so will check that one out 🙂 And that’s incredible! Congrats on reaching such a high # of pageviews. I really need to do more with Stumble Upon; I know so many bloggers have success with this but I’ve just never really given it much thought.

Hope you have a great weekend! Stopping in from The Blog Loft Facebook group. XO

andrea 5th November 2016 - 3:33 pm

Impressive! Congratulations on figuring out the secret formula for more page views;) and a big thank for sharing them too!

Nicole 5th November 2016 - 3:58 pm

congrats! Some great tips here. Thanks for posting 🙂

ninaframbuesa 5th November 2016 - 5:24 pm

These are some great tips, thank you! I’ll also join your facebook group.

Ellie Augustin 5th November 2016 - 5:35 pm

TOTALLY amazing! I can’t get over 3000 a month 🙁 This will be my 3rd mth being really active sharing my posts so we shall see what the new year brings. I need to keep remembering to share on Stumble as days later is when I remember ha! BIG Congrats again!

Amber Myers 5th November 2016 - 6:19 pm

Great tips! Thank you for sharing your info. I tend to get lots of traffic from Facebook as well.

Borei Design 5th November 2016 - 6:52 pm

Congrats! You are doing awesome!! Blogging is definitely a marathon not a sprint and we have to accept every victory along the way, that’s for sure…that’s what I try to do! 🙂

Michelle 5th November 2016 - 7:12 pm

Thanks for the insights, as a blogger just taking it serious for the last couple of months this is helpful info! Awesome job!

Michael Noker 5th November 2016 - 9:13 pm

Pinterest has been absolutely elusive to me since I started blogging. It’s one of those things I seem too dense to understand. Or I’m just not thinking the right way for it. It has done okay with driving traffic to my store, but not to my blog at all. Congratulations on getting your organic search views up, especially! Those take the longest to build, but they’ll often give you the best results, based on my experience. And you don’t have to work nearly as hard for those views as you do for everything else, which is lovely!

Shelby Bromley 5th November 2016 - 10:41 pm

I really like how you explained everything. Awesome post and congratulations on so many views!

Samantha 5th November 2016 - 11:24 pm

I’ve heard a little about promoting on SU, but haven’t actually tried it. I think I’m going to give it a try now! Thanks!

Agnes 5th November 2016 - 11:28 pm

Congrats! 12,000 is amazing. Thanks for sharing your methods

Ashley Jones 5th November 2016 - 11:46 pm

Great insights! I love that instead of just announcing that you did something great (congrats!), you provided steps to help other bloggers with their growth too!

Sassy 6th November 2016 - 12:22 am

This is great! Congrats and thank you so much for sharing! Makes me think about writing down my own blog goals for the next coming months 🙂

Sarah 6th November 2016 - 12:28 am

Love these! Especially about writing more posts. I have always ideas, just don’t always write them down. I need to be better about this. Here’s to a great November!

alexandra @ my urban family 6th November 2016 - 1:30 am

I’m so impressed by your number of posts each month! I only post twice a week and some times that seems like too much haha But your tips are great and I just applied to join that facebook group!

Tajuana Paige 6th November 2016 - 1:41 am

Well done. That;s amazing that facebook brings you so much traffic, i love it. I am in the process of growing my blog so this post really helped, thank you for sharing.

Millason @SimplyNaturalMama 6th November 2016 - 3:18 am

Can you write a post on link ups? I have read about them, but I still don’t really understand how they work. Do you need a plug-in?

Anna Nuttall 6th November 2016 - 8:28 am Reply
Casey@mommaandthepea 6th November 2016 - 12:52 pm

I’m struggling with traffic so I enjoy hearing success stories! Great job!

Lizzy 6th November 2016 - 2:51 pm

Congrats and good job!! I’ll be reading your SEO tips post next!

Ritika Chakrabarty 6th November 2016 - 2:58 pm

Wow! I’ve been blogging for 4 months now, and I’m at about 2000 per month! Your 12,000 is so inspiring.

Alessandra 6th November 2016 - 4:25 pm

This achievement is incredible! Working on our traffic is a constant thing and I definitely got some new ideas from your post. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

Janine Good 6th November 2016 - 5:39 pm

This is a great post of your accomplishment! I find a LOT of traffic comes from Flipboard. You should maybe give that platform a try and avoid Twitter if it doesn’t work for you.

nicole 6th November 2016 - 6:15 pm

Congratulations on 12,000 views! I found stumble upon to really help with traffic and many people recommend pinterest.
Hopefully you achieve your November goals!

Rose 6th November 2016 - 7:00 pm

Great post. I appreciate the tips because every little bit helps. I love when bloggers share tips with others. I need to look up your fb group.

Sonia 6th November 2016 - 7:06 pm

Congratulations. That is very impressive!

Jenine 6th November 2016 - 7:30 pm

Congrats on your success in October. I have not done much in the way of Link Ups and will look into that.

Jennifer 6th November 2016 - 8:05 pm

This is really great! I am happy to hear the month of October was a good month for your blog! I just started using Stumble Upon a few weeks ago and it is bringing a lot of traffic to my blog!

Lulle 6th November 2016 - 9:21 pm

Congratulations, that’s really impressive! I know how hard it is to keep the pageviews coming, so kuddos to you for this achievement!

My Shopping Diet 6th November 2016 - 9:32 pm

This is great congrats! I should finally figure out Stumble upon to help my traffic situation.

Jenn @ Drink a Coffee & Prosper 7th November 2016 - 12:25 am

Great job. Page views are hard to get. Keep up the good work.

nathanielle 7th November 2016 - 4:02 am

awesome post. Love the tips

Jen 7th November 2016 - 4:12 am

First great job last month! It’s so interesting to hear where everyone’s traffic sources are coming from. I’m seeing a lot from Pinterest right now.

Breyona Sharpnack 7th November 2016 - 4:47 am

Great information. I requested to join your group!

Shane 7th November 2016 - 3:07 pm

Congrats on this impressive milestone! I need to get better at implementing SEO and keeping track of my stats

internationalcaty 7th November 2016 - 4:02 pm

Great job and thank you for the suggestion. I am trying to build my website views and these tips are very handy.

Mia Foo 7th November 2016 - 4:59 pm

wow, impressive! i didn’t get much results from joining FB groups though. may i ask what do you mean by joining a thread? those groups i’m in are mostly doing link-dumping, which is why I’m not seeing any results, I guess?

Devika 7th November 2016 - 5:54 pm Reply
Ruxandra 7th November 2016 - 6:48 pm

I get most of my views from Facebook (group and my personal FB profile) and sometimes a lot from StumbleUpon. Pinterest is also a great source of traffic!

Ari 7th November 2016 - 7:49 pm

This is so encouraging as a newbie blogger! Thanks for the insight!

michenn 8th November 2016 - 2:20 pm

I love when bloggers share tips like these. I’ve heard of link up parties but not too much. My Pinterest and Twitter referrals are also super low, but mostly because I just don’t understand either platform.

Danielle 8th November 2016 - 10:54 pm

YEEEESSSSSS! You totally exceeded your goal and that’s so darn awesome! Congrats on doing better and better. I just joined your group and I am so inspired by your growth. Can’t wait to see your November update!

Danielle | <3

Inez 10th November 2016 - 6:41 pm

This is awesome!! I love how you were honest about this not being something that happened over night. It takes WORK and consistency . Congrats to you!!

Graham @ Reverse The Crush 14th November 2016 - 7:05 pm

Congrats on the amazing blog traffic numbers! And thanks for the breakdown of what’s working for you. I’ve shared this post to Pinterest 🙂 Good luck with your goals. I’m working on improving SEO and Pinterest/Twitter too. Thanks for sharing the report!

Sage Sheppard 17th December 2016 - 3:05 pm

This was helpful. Thank you for sharing your success.

Yvette 6th August 2017 - 10:29 am

Hi Anna, I love reading your posts. This one especially inspired me because I’ve always wanted to do a lifestyle blog, but have been concerned that I won’t be focusing on only one thing. What you say about more readers due to different topics, not only makes sense, but it has inspired me to just ‘go for it’ and enjoy!


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