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    How To Increase PageViews on Your Blog?

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    • Are you not getting enough pageviews ?
    • Do you want your visitors to stay more on your BLOG?
    • Do you want to increase pageviews of your BLOG?

    I think YES. So, Let’s start:

    Every visitor that comes to your site is always in a hurry, most of them doesn’t even have time to visit more than one page on your site. Your bounce rate gets increased, every time a visitor leaves your site with only one page view.

    Increase Page views How To Increase PageViews on Your Blog?

    Low page views doesn’t always means your content is poor, but it means your readers are not interested in other content on your blog or you are not giving a proper way to navigate your blog. A less page views per view also indicates poor user experience.

    Also, less page views decreases down your ad revenue and doesn’t help in long run.  Here I’ sharing some of the working tips which will help you to increase page views of your blog.  Just read this post and apply all the tips to your BLOG. I personally think that these tips will surely help to increase pageviews of your BLOG and will make your visitors stay longer on your BLOG.

    So, without much more ado,

    6 Tips to Increase Page Views of your BLOG.

    1. Always link to an OLD “Relevant” Post

    First answer this question,

    Why Big BLOGS have less bounce rate and more page views?

    Because they always link their new post to the old one which is relevant to the new one and their visitors almost always read that posts also and thus, increases pageviews of their BLOGS. This also helps in creating more related content on your blog, and a reader can learn ore about a topic. If you have low page views because of few content which is missing a follow-up article, a good idea would be writing more content related to the topic. We have already talked about the SEO advantage of same in Hittail review.

    You can use WordPress plugin insights to manually add links or use SEO smart link for automate the process. You can read more internal linking option for WordPress here.

    2. Tweak your BLOG Design

    This technique is evergreen as everybody loves BLOGS which have a good design and you can always try to experiment with your BLOG’s design.

    Sometimes it’s the smallest things that make a big difference. With a better BLOG design your visitors will tend to stay more on your BLOG and will increase pageviews of your BLOG. Here are few articles, which will help you to get a good design for your blog:

    3. Speed UP your BLOG’s Loading?

    Do you know, no one would even visit your BLOG if it is taking too much time to load, they will close the tab before even they make a pageview.

    Do the things listed below to speed up your BLOG:

    Use Google’s Page Speed Insights to analyze your BLOG’s loading time and to make it FAST and ultimately to increase pageviews of your BLOG. Here are few of the best resources from ShoutMeLoud, which will further help you to speed up your Blog:

    4. Use Yet Another Related Posts Plugin

    This is the best related posts WordPress plugin maybe that’s why Matt Cutts (Head of Web Spam, Google) and Matt Mullenweg (creator of WordPress) recommends this plugin. Though this is just one of the many plugins which WordPress offers to show related posts. You can check out earlier article on WordPress plugins to show related posts with thumbnail.

    As the name says,this plugin will display your BLOG’s related posts at the end of each of your posts in the list or thumbnail form whatever you want, the choice is yours. These related posts are relevant to the article that reader is reading, and thus they stays longer on your blog.

    5. Show Popular Posts in your Sidebar

    Basically, popular posts are the best content of your BLOG. Right?? So, to keep it fresh and evergreen you should show them to your BLOG’s visitors. More over, if you have a niche blog, your popular posts will be the best bet to keep your visitor stick to your blog for longer. You can use internal linking technique which I mentioned in the first point, to further keep readers on your Blog for longer period.

    6. Use Resource pages:

    In Internet marketing, landing pages are most critical page for a business. Similarly, if your target is just to increase page views or capture Email subscriber by showing best of contact, you can take advantage of resource pages. You can create resource pages for the topic you cover on your blog and this will help you to further improve pageviews on your blog. You can see an example on following resource pages from ShoutMeLoud: WordPress Guide and Adsense guide.

    These are just few of the techniques which you can implement from today and improve page views on your blog. There are many other quick tips which will help you further: Make Outbound link open in a new tab is also a good practice to make your visitor stay longer on your page.

    And the chances of a visitors ending up reading your BLOG’s popular posts are very much high than the posts you will add below the content with the plugin I recommended above.

    That’s enough from me, Now it’s your turn to share some important tips that you are using now to increase pageviews of your BLOG.

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    Shrinivas

    Great tips Anurag.. I do follow the top tip of linking to old relevant posts and got the better result in increasing pageviews..

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    raman bathina

    Nice post anurag.what you said in 6 ways are definitely helpful but in those ways mainly focus on wordpress users only,what about bloggers who use custom domain like me.

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    Shubhajit

    Another way to reduce the bounce rate is to structure blog in a headers and subheaders form. Blogger has an option to give headers, subheaders etc. also internal linking is a good way and also external linking. Mind it, it must be open in a new window. Incorporating videos and other interactive features inside the blog can be helpful.

    Nice article. But everything is wordpress here , what about people who use blogger as their CMS platform.

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    Shorya Bist

    Hi Anurag,

    Giving relevant link to some old post and using YARP is really maximizes chances of pagviews.To much of plugins and pop ups used for showing related post irritate readers so i think if these things are done nicely and neatly than it enough to maximize the page views.

    Thank You
    Shorya Bist
    From Youthofest

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    shiwangi peswani

    If I am not wrong this is one of the millions of the posts giving same tips and I guess every blogger is aware of them. Anyways I still liked your way of presenting these tips.
    The only question I have here is that ‘applying a paid theme instead of a free theme makes a difference in pageviews?’
    Please stick to the point ‘FREE THEME OR PAID THEME’ answering the question.

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Shiwangi
    There is no difference…till the time free theme offers all the important features:
    Faster laading
    Clean design
    Typography and other design factors..

    Some time you will not find these features in Premium themes too (Some time they compromise user experience for better design)… So it all depends on what design you choose..be it free or paid…. The whole aim of your theme is to give a great user experience… An example could be seen on dailyblogtips.com (Simple and elegant)…

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    Babita tomar

    Well, in my opinion simplicity is the best thing. If we see problogger, labnol and many more famous sites then we can notice that these sites are having simple design but having lots of good and quality contents. Well i am agree with Harsh that if a free theme provides all things to its visitors then it will work for sure. I like this article.

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    ravi kumar

    You can use “Suffusion theme” for your wordPress blog.It is 100% free and has premium like features.

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    Taswir Haider

    I am using MaxCDN for the last couple of weeks and so far it has improved the site speed significantly. Cool ideas Anurag.

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    Naren Kumar

    Yet Another Related Posts is a good plugin for showing related post. I tried in my blog. after install this plugin bounce rate start getting decrease. but @Harsh Agrawal can suggest how to show more relevant post using this plugin.

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    Mr.X

    Points number 4 and 5 may not be the best advice to follow. Every link on a particular page takes away the pagerank, and it’s best to keep the links to minimum in my opinion on the home page.

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    Asif Billah

    When the initial stage of blogging I thought, if the blog get more blog posts, traffic will increase and after realize the facts that volume of posts not required for traffic.
    Quality always win in this case that readers stay long time on blogs and surf more contents. When the readers stay long time, we can improve the Page views I strongly believe.

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    hrmehrotra

    i am using most of the methods but still my page views are low…..any suggestion?

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    david

    Thanks for telling me about the plugin, that sounds like a really good idea.

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    Kundan Raj Bhattarai

    Thanks for the post. I was missing a very important tip and that is to have related link in my blog post. I realized myself you can’t stop yourself to click the link if you have a related post link with a compelling title. It makes the blog more engaged

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