How to boost your pageviews

boost traffic 150x150, How to boost your pageviewsIncreasing Page Views is a science as well as an art. By ‘science’, I mean that there is a rational reason behind every technique and the ‘art’ is, to use it in the best way possible and which suits the blog.
In a reader’s perspective, a blog should be engaging, precise and well written. Along with that, it should also be navigable, so that the reader doesn’t have to search for the next post, if he/she wants to read further. Keep in mind, that the readers of this era who are surrounded by social media websites, have very little time to waste.
Many different techniques can be developed to increase page views. Here are some that I have used in my blog:

1. Link inside a post

Add links to keywords in your post, linking to relevant posts. This is the best technique to increase pageviews. This is because readers are already engaged when they are reading your posts, and they usually prefer to read each and every aspect of the post. It is important to note that you should not flood your post with links to all your previous posts. Instead link to 2-5 posts that you think are relevant to the content. These links will also serve the purpose of search engine optimization.

2. Page Navigation

As mentioned previously, the best technique to reduce the Bounce Rate (It essentially represents the percentage of initial visitors to a site who “bounce” away to a different site, rather than continue on to other pages within the same site) is to provide a good navigation. In order to do that, you need to add links to specific posts or pages.

a. Add specific pages just below the header

Pages like “Advertise Here”, “Sitemap” give more information about the site.

b. Add Widgets like:

  • Related Posts
  • Recent Posts
  • Random Posts
  • Popular posts
  • Categories
  • Tag Clouds

These widgets increase the probability, that a reader reads more than one web page per visit. The placement of these widgets depends on the blog and you need to experiment to see which one works best for you.

3. Republish Feeds

If you own multiple blogs, it is best if you republish feeds in other blogs. These increase visibility and also the traffic potential.

4. Increase Subscribers

A blog cannot grow without subscribers, as a plant cannot live without water. Subscribers are readers that like your content and have subscribed to further updates in your blog. Whenever you submit a new post, you always see a spike in the traffic. The major chunk of this traffic comes from your loyal reader or subscribers. Subscribers have a tendency to read more than one page and hence they decrease the overall bounce rate. You need to increase the subscriber count to increase pageviews at a rapid rate.

5. Increase Traffic

All the techniques above help in decreasing bounce rate, but to increase the number of visits, you need to increase traffic. Increasing traffic is not the most easiest task to do, but with constant effort you can reach to the level, where you see bloggers like Darren Rowse. Try the Tips to get Traffic to your Blog to boost traffic.

What is your approach to Increase Pageviews? Discuss here by commenting.

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  • Dana @ Blogging Update

    All these five tips worked for my blog. Especially the inner linking and good page navigation.
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  • Muhammad Ali

    Buddy you are bang on target about these tips. Have worked for me as well
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  • Hami | ActivR

    no doubt these are some of the really working tips.. You have covered all except 3rd party widgets.. wot say ?

    • Gautam

      What 3rd widgets are you talking about?

  • Bogcess

    Today, reddit just gave me 300+ visits with a 97% new visits. (That’s a good thing) But.. It came along with a 94% bounce rate. I guess I have to work on getting more subscribers.
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    • Gautam

      That’s really good that you got 300+ visits from reddit itself. The bounce rate of social bookmarking websites is usually very high but it helps in gaining backlinks

      • ATUL

        nice tips…
        Social Bookmarking traffic has high bounce rate I didnt get any traffic from Reditt but yes, from Stumbleupon gives me high bounce arte of around 95%

  • Blogging Tips

    The all tips stated by you works really great for my blog to boost page views

  • henry

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  • Jessica

    Very helpful, thank you! I’ve only been blogging for about 5 months and right now the only people who really read my work are friends. I’m still trying to get my supscriptions up. One thing that has helped is adding a link to my blog on Twitter and Facebook for every new post. Hashtags on Twitter are great too

    • Gautam

      Promote it on twitter, then you can expect to increase your traffic. Add some seo to your blog, and you may gain more traffic. Subscriptions will increase if you blog consistently.

  • sudharsan @ technoskillonline

    In my view best seo techniques will increase paeviews bcoz organic traffic is the best one to drive traffic and increase pageviews

    • Gautam

      I agree, organic traffic is the best source of traffic and seo techniques should also be employed.

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  • Kok Siong Chen

    Link inside the post really help me to boost up the pageviews. I noticed that people tend to click on something related to the article to get more information. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Stacey

    Great tips! Gets me even closer to understanding the relationship between generating traffic & then keeping them. Thank you!

  • rndtechnologies786

    Good think.