6 Reasons Why Your Blog Traffic is Not Growing Faster
Every new blogger wants to get more page views and more engagement. It’s true that having massive blog traffic is not the end all and be all of blogging. But it helps to get readers to your site, right?
After all, that’s how you gain email subscribers, help people out in some way, as well as make money blogging through various avenues.
Well today, I want to share the blogging mistakes, big and small, that I have made at the beginning of my blogging journey.
I’m going to be very honest about what has helped me triple my pageviews faster. And I hope it helps you in some way.
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6 Reasons Why Your Blog Traffic is Not Growing Faster
Not writing enough content
Now, I know this is not always true to every blogging niche out there. And some bloggers advice posting less frequently to make sure you’re not compromising the quality of your content.
I’m not saying you should write terrible blogs just so you can churn out as many blog posts as possible. But if you are only writing once a week or every couple of weeks, you might want to consider writing a bit more.
It’s not only good for SEO to keep your blog updated with fresh content, but it’s also great for Pinterest. I have noticed a dramatic increase in my Pinterest stats since I started posting two to three times a week.
I understand it’s not always possible. I barely have the time to do that either. But I aim for three posts a week (sometimes, I get it done and other times I don’t). I’ve been batch writing as well, which has tremendously helped me.
I mention it in this recent post I published if you haven’t heard of it. This technique has helped me save a lot of time. I recommend trying it out for yourself.
Waiting for perfect
Do you wait for everything to be perfect when trying to work on a blogging task? This could be when you’re preparing content or even something simple like deciding on a theme for your blog.
You’re not getting started with your email because you don’t have the perfect freebie yet. Maybe you haven’t even launched your blog yet because you want to have every detail sorted.
If that’s you, trust me when I say this, you learn a lot more about blogging by blogging. You can only learn so much by reading about it.
So if you’re finally ready to start a blog, check out my step by step guide here.
Or maybe you’re not hitting publish on that post because you have yet to proofread it for the fourth or fifth time? It could be taking you days or even weeks to get some content out on your blog.
Proofreading is a necessary aspect of blogging, but you have to know when to wrap it up. So if you find yourself lagging behind in your writing due to a need for perfection, recognize it and try to let it go.
If it helps you, get someone else to proofread it again for you. It’s easy to get paralyzed overthinking every idea you come up with and to overthink every word you write. Remember, you can change most things later on if you’re not happy with something.
It can also arise from lack of confidence in your brand and what you have to say. Whatever the cause, it’s worth paying attention to so that you can get more out of your time.
Not investing in the right resources
One thing I wish I had done earlier is to invest in good blogging and Pinterest courses. I always told myself that I would buy courses when I made more money from blogging. But I’ve learned the hard way that you do have to pay money to make money.
I recently purchased a couple of training materials, one of which is Pinteresting Strategies and I wish I had done it sooner.
Pinteresting Strategies is an awesome Pinterest eBook by Carly from Mommy on Purpose. Carly uses Pinterest to drive over 300 000 pageviews to her blog each month. Click here to check it out for yourself (and read the comments while you’re there – that’s what made me buy the book (and no regrets!).
I have now realized how much time I have wasted sifting through pages and pages of freebies. And I won’t be doing that in future. Check out the other blogging resources I use (both free and paid).
Trying to do everything yourself
It’s true that us bloggers wear many hats. But there is a point where you can’t do everything on your own. Some jobs are worth delegating to the experts.
I like to figure most things out on my own, but I’ve learned it only causes me inordinate amounts of stress.
I never advise that you spend all your hard-earned dollars on the next shiny new course. But if you desperately need to grasp a blogging or marketing concept, then enroling in a course would be appropriate.
Or if you need coaching or blog audit, hire someone. There are plenty of experts ready and willing to help you.
This is something that goal setting and reviewing your goals will help you to do. When you have goals to refer back to, you will easily see which tasks and areas of blogging you need to outsource.
Not paying attention to analytics
So you’ve been writing, publishing, promoting like there is no tomorrow, but have you been reviewing your results?
If you’re still not getting the page views go up no matter what, then you should be checking your analytics.
You can do this by looking at your Pinterest and Google analytics to see which posts are receiving the most attention.
Your analytics can show you what’s working and what’s not. You can also use BoardBooster to see which pins and boards are performing well. You can then use those stats as a guide when creating content in future.
Okay, blogger friend, it’s time to go and give your blogging biz a boost, am I right!? Let me know your questions in the comment box below. I’ll be more than happy to answer. I love learning, so if you have any blogging tips for me, I’d love to hear it.
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