How To Increase Pageviews Of Your Blog

No doubt that to increase the traffic on your blog, you need to increase the number of pageviews that you receive on it. You might be receiving satisfactory or good number of unique visitors, but the thing to notice is whether or not are those visitors reading more of your content once they land up on your blog. The more content read by those visitors, the higher number of pageviews the blog gets. Also, private advertisers are always interested in the number of pageviews rather than the number of unique visitors because it shows how much are the visitors reading on your blog. Following are some ways on how to increase pageviews of your blog.

Make Use Of Excerpts

If you’re using a blog layout on your homepage or any other page, be sure to use excerpts on the homepage. In short, do not show full posts all together. This will not only decrease the potential incoming comments, but will also prevent the visitors to easily navigate through the other posts. If your blog is updated daily, this can be a disaster.

Interlinking

As mentioned several times on this blog, I always love the art of interlinking. Not only does it help the reader to learn more about the mentioned points in detail, but also helps in on-page SEO. But make sure you only interlink relevantly. For example, interlinking the word ‘money’ with an article titled ‘How To Make Money Blogging’ is not as relevant as it should be.

Showing Related Posts

Once the reader is done reading your article(s), you should always present them with ‘related’ posts under the post. This is easy done if you’re using WordPress as a platform. The related posts are normally chosen in two ways – 1) By the ‘tags’ used or 2) By the category the specific post belongs to.

Always make sure the display of the related posts is attractive. The use of images is a great advantage for this. You can visit this list of best related posts plugins and choose a good one that suits your blog. These plugins will definitely help you on how to increase pageviews of your blog.

Posts On Sidebar

It is recommended that you show ‘popular posts’ or ‘recent posts’ or even ‘random posts’ on the sidebar of your blog. This will just help your readers to read some great posts on your blog which they might have missed out, or might just make your visitors read something they didn’t come looking for – and they might just love it!

Some plugins in the link above also provide sidebar widgets – you hence need not go for other plugins. But undoubtedly there are special plugins for getting the sidebar widgets.

Use Of Archive and Category Pages

Archive and/or category pages are always useful if someone is looking for a tonne of information in a special category. What you, as the blog owner, need to do is to correctly place the category links so that they’re visible to the readers. They can hence visit the category pages. Most visitors often the articles in a new tab – hence helping you on how to increase pageviews of your blog.

Follow the above methods, and you should gradually see an increase in the number of pageviews your blog receives. If I didn’t mention above – quality content plays a vital role.

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33 comments… add one

  • Reply Aditi December 10, 2012, 9:57 am

    Hi Raaj,
    Updating your blog with fresh and unique content is all required to increase page views of your blog. Apart from this, interlinking and showing related posts is also necessary. Thanks for the share!!

  • Reply Raaj Trambadia December 10, 2012, 6:43 pm

    True Aditi. My pleasure. Cheers
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  • Reply Shazida Khatun December 20, 2012, 3:31 pm

    Raj @ Page view increasing is not helpful if it is not continuous effect of real time content.
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  • Reply Lisa December 10, 2012, 11:57 am

    I like the idea of the related posts. I have not done that one yet. Thanks for the tip. I had done the most popular posts on sidebar until I cleaned it up – got me thinking again on that sidebar.
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia December 10, 2012, 6:44 pm

    Try that Lisa. Even I’m working on some unique stylistic code to fit on my Thesis Theme sidebar.
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  • Reply Kevin Ocasio December 12, 2012, 9:25 pm

    Hey Lisa, if you’re looking for another option for a related post plugin (in addition to the 6 mentioned in the linked post), check out “Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP)” at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/yet-another-related-posts-plugin/ … it’s really simple to use and free ;)
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  • Reply james storey January 31, 2013, 6:30 pm

    Really great tips and it has made me think how to make my site more visible on search engines.

  • Reply Darlene at BlogBoldly June 3, 2013, 4:41 am

    Yep.. that’s the one I use (YARPP) when I’m doing related posts!

    ~ darlene :)
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  • Reply TechGopal December 10, 2012, 12:16 pm

    interlinking is also effective way to increase page views & it’s simplest & working way for me , other points are also important ….
    BTW must follow tips for everyone to increase blog page views
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia December 10, 2012, 6:46 pm

    Thank you Gopal. Appreciate that.
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  • Reply Dave Lucas December 10, 2012, 1:36 pm

    Hi Raaj – my blog traffic is suddenly falling off the clifffffff – not sure why – I already do most of what you recommend. Any other ideas or clues?

  • Reply Raaj Trambadia December 10, 2012, 6:49 pm

    Hello Dave
    Well the decrease in traffic depends on a lot of things. I would first like to ask you about the main source of traffic for your blog. Let me know about it, and I would then proceed further.
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  • Reply Dave Lucas December 10, 2012, 8:06 pm

    The main source of traffic over the past several months has been from Google – it has been highly targeted after the googlebot would visit a new post on my blog – depending on the topic, a single Google entry might pull in an extra 300 or more visitors a day – these would usually run for anywhere form 2 to 10 days depending on how “hot” the topic.

    I still get a steady stream of older, established posts via Google, yahoo and Bing – there are certain posts from as afar back as 2007 that faithfully deliver at least 2 or 3 hits a day.
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia December 11, 2012, 8:53 am

    Okay. You see, there have been a hell lot of changes in Google’s algorithms recently. I would like to ask you if there was a time when your blog suddenly started getting unexpected, but quality, traffic? If so, it might have been an algorithm update that caused that.

    Therefore, you can take these sudden change of traffic as nothing but an update in Google’s algorithm which tends to affect many sites which do not deserve the hit. The solution to this is to continue producing quality, social shares (especially Google+) and building quality back links with all the white-hat ways.

    Hope that helps.
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  • Reply Kushal December 10, 2012, 3:59 pm

    Hi Raaj,

    I think adding related article links in the middle of your article increases click through rate .Also hyper-linking keywords with others articles helps to retain visitors a little bit longer .Adding funny pictures also aid you to attract visitors attention .
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia December 10, 2012, 6:52 pm

    Hi Kushal. I’ve actually tried adding the ‘related article links’ between some of my posts. It does helps to increase pageviews but I personally believe it might be a harm to on-page SEO. What are your views on it?
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  • Reply Kushal December 11, 2012, 4:07 pm

    well it will not harm if you add rel=”nofollow” tag

  • Reply Rajkumar Jonnala December 10, 2012, 6:52 pm

    Hi Raaj
    I have created a blog recently and pageview number is quite low and i wanted to increase it. Thankyou so much for your tips. Iam gonna definitely apply them. Also i like the idea of interlinking.

  • Reply Raaj Trambadia December 11, 2012, 8:53 am

    Glad to hear that Rajkumar. All the best and continue producing quality. Cheers
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  • Reply Adrian December 11, 2012, 2:55 am

    Big help for me this tips..Very important to increase your blog page views is to do the SEO,,Thanks for sharing this good method,BLOGGER Tips and Tricks!!
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  • Reply Raaj Trambadia December 11, 2012, 8:55 am

    Thank you Adrian. Just for my satisfaction – If I don’t get a reply to this comment, this conversation will be deleted because that link makes me think about you.
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  • Reply Lahaul Seth December 11, 2012, 11:35 am

    Hey Raaj,
    I use all of the techniques you have mentioned. But you know, your site design must be equally good which the visitor will like and will be tempted to read more of your content.
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  • Reply Shalu Sharma December 11, 2012, 11:07 pm

    Again top range advice here. I have been interlinking a few of my other posts to the latest post and I can see the difference, page views do increase. Also since I included “dont miss these” on the sidebar, I can see that they are also getting some views. So it does work. Also I am using related posts plugin which is a good idea.
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  • Reply Aasma December 12, 2012, 12:41 pm

    It’s essential to show all relevant and related post to your readers so that he spend more time to read them. This works great to reduce your bounce rate and increase page-views.
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  • Reply Raplus December 21, 2012, 7:13 am

    I want to add another one to this list.
    Adding a most popular posts widget on sidebar. It will be really helpful to increase pageviews.
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  • Reply Rohith VR January 9, 2013, 7:03 pm

    Very good tips !! need to install a related post plugin. Which one do you use on this site? Also, I think that interlinking between articles is very effective as well.
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  • Reply james storey January 23, 2013, 4:22 pm

    nice article and great tips to increase website traffic
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  • Reply Kristjan-Paul Raude January 24, 2013, 2:02 pm

    Good blog!

    Tou can also think about navigation menu.

    A good menu is important for website structure and helps to direct visitors directly where they desire. In a website development phase it is recommended to think as much ahead as possible and consider future developments of the business and website. Besides overall design it’s important to know the structure and menu. Tip: don’t use too long names on the menu and consider at least 1., 2. and 3. level possibility on the menu.
    I’d rather suggest a lower website structure, not more than 3 levels. Users find simple structure easier to navigate and information is easily found. But of course, leave the opportunity to add 4. and 5. levels, as you can never be sure how the website is going to develop.
    Search engines consider upper menu levels more important than lower levels. So don’t put important information on 3. or 4. level. Fewer users will visit these pages and search engines rate them as less relevant.

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  • Reply Iteire Apollos February 21, 2013, 11:20 pm

    All points are solid. Interlinking is surely a way to increase page views. Using the plugin “Yet another related wordpress pluging” can also help to increase page views.

  • Reply Molak March 23, 2013, 7:24 am

    The effect of using related post plugin should not be neglected when it comes to increasing pageviews on wordpress,it really assisted me to get about ten percent increase in page views

  • Reply Katie June 2, 2013, 8:33 pm

    I am quite new in blogging and your tips are so helpful! Thank you so much :)

  • Reply Nicholas June 29, 2013, 3:55 pm

    Interesting content is big part of making a successful blog. I would also make sure to add that promoting content is key as well

  • Reply Diane Lynn July 3, 2013, 12:19 pm

    Hi Raaj!

    Great information in this article. I’ve applied your techniques and I’m anxious to see the results.
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