It’s been a while since I updated this blog, but I recently got inspired to come back to sharing my online journey. Since I haven’t been blogging, my traffic for this blog has dwindled down to almost nothing (see a snapshot of my traffic of the last 30 days below). So today I’m going to start a 90 days growing blog traffic challenge.
Looking at my posts from the past, I see I haven’t done a very good job at optimizing my posts for traffic. I just started using the Yoast plugin and will be updating my posts with the right information. I’m also going to create Pinterest images to each post.
I recently discovered the power of Pinterest, and have had amazing success in one of my niche sites. I started this site on April 18, 2016, and it already has great traffic (see below: a far cry from this blog!).
What I will do to get more blog traffic?
I don’t want to commit to do too much and burn out. I’m going to take things slow and strategically work on things that I think will have the biggest impact. Here’s my plan:
- Revisit top 10 most visited posts of every month: update the content, meta description, check on keywords, update images, etc.
- As I revisit these oils posts, take time to interlink posts on my site. I did a bit of interlinking before, but not enough. This time I will be intentional about it.
- Create pinnable images for every post I review. I need to come up with a branded look for my images: pick a couple fonts and colors to represent my blog.
- Turn my personal Pinterest account into a business account. My main reason is analytics and rich pins. My Pinterest account has 123 followers at the moment: my goal is 1000 followers by year end.
- Interact with other bloggers: this doesn’t come easy to me, but I’ve been making an effort and the relationships I’ve made have helped me learn and grow.
- Start to build a list. I will start from scratch, so we’ll see how that goes. This is another one of my weaknesses, but I know it’s important.
That’s about all for now. I’ll check back in here in a couple weeks probably.
I just looked up my most visited post this month: it’s a short review for a soap written a couple years ago. The specific soap isn’t even available anymore, so I need to be creative with the update of that post. Off to see what I can do.