Do you have blog views but people aren’t really staying on your site? Are you getting a lot of one time views then people disappear?
You can tell this on your blog site. Typically it’ll tell you how many visitors and how many views. You want your views to be higher than visitors, meaning your visitors are looking at more than one page before leaving your site. If your views and visitors for the day are around the same amount, usually people are viewing one post then leaving.
It’s good that they’re visiting but we want to keep them there!
Keeping people on your page will mean they’re being more engaged, wanting to know more from you, and more likely to become followers or sign up for your email list.
That, of course, means more views, more email subscribers, more ads viewed or affiliate marketing links clicked and all of this turns into trust and making more from your blog.
Which is, of course what we want! So then having more views than visitors is great, how do we get there? Here are a few hints and tips on why people may not be viewing more and how you can change it.
- Makes sense but sometimes we don’t think about stuff like this. If our post is cluttered with ads after every few sentences, if we have a ton of different fancy fonts (even cursive which some schools don’t even teach anymore, some people can’t read it..)..
- I know it’s not the cutest to have your blog with only a few different fonts, but so what? You know what you’re writing about, you know what you’re talking about, your readers come to find out. Make it easy for them to read it!
- The ads, yes we make money with ads. (click here to find out more about making money with your blog!) However, if you have quick internet but some of your followers don’t, they’re waiting forever for your ads to show up or play. Making it crazy hard for them to scroll and read. If there’s too many ads, sometimes it’s hard for people to tell what the ad is and what the post content is. Easiest way to figure this out is to check it on your own, on your page or have someone who hasn’t read a post read it and give you the honest feedback about it.
- Too many subjects
- What is your blog about? Mine is about blogging, making money online or side hussles and saving money. I also do a little bit of other items that are very closely related to my life and my blog. Do you have a certain niche/subject for your blog? Or a few that go hand in hand? Do you just write about anything and everything?
- Skip the anything and everything and find one or a few things to focus on.
- Hard to find content
- Make it easy to find other posts! Don’t rely on the ‘previous post’ listed at the bottom of your post.
- Make a category page at the top of your site or the sidebar, make sure it’s on all pages including posts.
- Download a plugin for your site that adds similar content to the bottom of your post and it’ll do it for you, it’s nice, super convenient and saves me some time! 🙂
- This is important in every part of blogging from social media’s to Pinterest to each post. Check out my Ebook here, to find out everything you need to know about making money on Pinterest, including SEO’s for Pinterest (and your blog!)
- Practice good habits
- I wrote an entire post about this, check out the great blogging habits that help make a good blog & get more views and visitors!
- Don’t lie, or lead on
- If your post is about something, make sure you’re advertising it that way, don’t lie or lead on.
- How many times have you clicked a link about a celebrity or something like that and you get to the link it’s completely different!! Or even clicking something that promises to tell you all about something and you click it and there’s about two paragraphs?
- Don’t do that. This causes loss of trust. You want trust! Unless you want trolls. Ha!
- No Info about you
- You’ll want to have something along the lines of an about me page, a contact page if you’re open to contact, a picture of you or image header on top of your site.
- Having one or all of these gains trust. Trust = good! 🙂
- Relate to your readers
- How would you promote a product? Have you used it? Know of it? Or just promoting a random product and telling people about it?
- I want to know your story with the product. Is it cloth diapers? I can tell you all about those! Where to buy them, what kind/sizes to buy, what liners to buy, the different types, the ones I’ve had the best/worst experiences with, the ones my son leaked out of at night as a heavy wetter, the laundry soap I used for them, how I stored the dirty ones, how often I washed them, what temp of water I used….
- Get the point? Ha, hope so, bc I could go on! 😛
- Relate. Tell your readers why you’re promoting a product. Why you like it. How it helped you, etc.
- Your pic/bio also helps you to relate with readers!
- Get into a schedule
- Read all about scheduling your blogging weeks here.
- Having a schedule helps because your readers know they can rely on you to post once, twice, ten times a week. Of course it isn’t always perfect, we get sick, busy, and we skip posts. Or we get bored and don’t have anything else to do so we post 10 times in a week. (Do you? I have a hard time with that haha)
What do you do to grab more page views from visitors? Have you tried these suggested items? Let me know in the comments! 🙂