Reaching this stage of the game means your blog is very popular and that you are a credible in your niche. However, few people are able to reach this milestone. I am writing about this topic because this blog currently gets an average of over 200,000 visitors every year. In other words, that’s 548 daily visitors. I am going to share with you the methods I used to get this far and ultimately make my blog become popular.
The first thing that helped me is valuable content. Valuable content encourages people to share your blog posts and revisit your blog. I recognize when certain blog posts on this blog are valuable while others are not valuable. Anything from 2012 is not nearly as good as the content that I write for this blog now. I was not providing a lot of value in 2012 because I was just focusing on survival and being able to write one blog post every day just for the sake of staying consistent. It is better to provide valuable content at the cost of losing your consistency because the more valuable content you have, the more content you can share on social networks.
Another reason I was able to reach this milestone was because I stuck with it. I won’t go into the details about my blog before it was popular. This picture does a fine job with that. Sticking with it allowed me to get better at writing valuable content and learn new methods of gaining traffic a long the way. Many people give up because they are not getting enough traffic. I almost gave up on this blog similar to how I gave up on others as well. However, I knew the growing your presence on the web niche was a niche that I wanted to be a part of. I decided to stick with it hoping my statistics would one day look like the statistics from that picture (and now, they do).
By far the biggest reason towards my blog’s success that was more powerful than anything else was social media, and Twitter in particular. Twitter has been the driving force for this blog’s growth and success. Twitter alone generates an average of over 100,000 visitors every year. In addition, when Twitter traffic picked up, my search engine traffic also picked up. That taught me a very important lesson: SEO traffic and social media traffic are correlated.
Those are the reasons why my blog now gets over 200,000 visitors every year. However, that has been rising at a phenomenal rate. My goal by the end of the year is to be able to get 500,000 visitors every year and have an Alexa rank under 100,000. Basically, I am trying to more than double the number of visitors I get within a few months, but it would not be the first time something like that happened.