More people than ever are trying to get the big spike in traffic. The spike in traffic will result in a few days of a dramatic increase in traffic. Then, those numbers decline, but the average daily visits is greater than it was before the spike in traffic. At the end of 2013, my average traffic for a day was about 150 views. Four days after Christmas, I got over 400 views. When the New Year came, my traffic settled down to over 250 views a day.
The number of daily views my blog got doubled within days, and in order to experience similar results, you need to implement these 5 tactics to get that spike in traffic that will allow more people to know about your blog.
- Have a big following on your social networks. My Twitter and Pinterest accounts were the biggest contributors towards my blog’s spike in traffic. On the day my blog got oer 400 views, Twitter referred over 150 people to my blog and Pinterest referred over 50 people to my blog.
- Frequently post on social networks. I tweet every hour and pin every day. My traffic from Pinterest always increases when I pin my blog posts. My traffic from Twitter always increases at the start of every hour because that’s when I send out a tweet.
- A few days before you want to spike, don’t talk about your blog that much on your social networks. On Christmas Day, I sent out tweets for half of the day about Christmas facts, music, and more. For the other half of the day, I tweeted out my blog posts. I got only 67 views that day which is below my average.
- Days after, make sure all of your updates are about your blog. When you do this, you will experience better results when you put your best content forward. Since you weren’t talking about your blog as much, some people may have forgotten about it. Your updates will allow people to remember your blog and be curious about what your blog post is about.
- Have strong headlines. The headline of your blog post will be the deciding factor of whether or not someone clicks on the link and visits your blog. Here are some good ways to give your blog posts stronger, attention grabbing headlines.
- Connect with others. When you connect with others, many of those people will decide to visit your blog. The more connections you have, the more visitors you are going to get.
- Make sure your blog has good SEO. If your blog has good SEO, you will be able to get more traffic from search engines. The better your SEO, the more traffic you are going to get. The search engines are not as reliable as social media, but when some spikes in traffic are a result of good SEO. When you improve your blog’s SEO, you won’t get a dramatic short-term change. The long-term results are what will allow you to see what making small changes can do for your blog.
- Have a targeted following. Targeted followers are the people who are interested in the niche that you write about. By having these kinds of followers, you will ensure more traffic.
- Write powerful blog posts. The blog posts that go above the call of duty are the blog posts that get more recognition.
- Don’t give in. The reason most bloggers don’t get to see the spike in traffic is because they give up too early. In order to get the motivation that will allow you to continue (and eventually see the spike in traffic), you need to look at this picture.
Do you have any tactics that you have used to get a spike in traffic that I didn’t mention? If so, please share with us your tactics below.