Month Two Traffic Update: How I Got Over 25,000 Page Views With A New Blog

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Month 2 Traffic Update: How I Got Over 25000 Page Views With A Brand New BlogI finished two months of blogging!!

Wow, it is amazing that my blog is two months old. Never thought I could come this far.

Last month was full of big happenings for me.

 

Some of my posts did really well on Pinterest. There was a big increase in my returning visitors with many of my readers subscribing to my blog.

Though I had big goals for the second month, my blog surpassed my targets in terms of traffic and the bonus was, I started making money from my blog.

It wasn’t much, but my first affiliate sale is something I am going to remember for a long time.

So, let’s dive into details now.

 

 

Traffic

Crowd Work News - Google Analytics ScreenshotThis is my major win; my traffic skyrocketed, and the biggest sources were Pinterest, StumbleUpon and Facebook.

Some of my posts which are doing good:

Do you want to know the biggest secret to my climbing traffic, I devoured Lena Presley Gott’s Blog Traffic Ebook.

It is full of actionable tips to bump up your page views. If you are starting out or even blogging for some time, I cannot stress enough on this incredible resource to make your traffic grow.

 

Subscribers

Last month I had 45 subscribers and this month my list has grown to 130. I am happy that I have reached my goal for this month. The biggest reason for my growth was, I started sending latest work at home jobs to my subscribers.

Another thing that spiked my list, I am doing a lot of offline marketing and reaching out to more and more people who are looking for side hustles.

 

Pinterest

crowd work news - pinterest screenshot

I had 280 followers in August, this month it has grown to 560. I know it is a still small number, I am hoping to increase it to 2000 by next month. The best part is, Pinterest has become my number one referral.

What made this happen?

Tailwind.

I signed up for Tailwind this month and started scheduling around 50 pins a day. What I like about tailwind is the analytics. I still use Boardbooster for pinning to group boards and for its looping feature. I think using the best features of these two tools is the reason for my Pinterest traffic growth.

 

StumbleUpon

StumbleUpon is still my second referral source. I am following a simple strategy with StumbleUpon.

  • Stumble regularly
  • Stumble others content more than mine

One thing I have observed is, list posts do well on StumbleUpon. I will continue to test some new things with this social media platform.

 

Facebook

This is another win for me. I have grown my Facebook likes from 50 to 670 in a month. Again, I completely attribute this win to Brittany Ann’s ‘Strategies Worth Sharing‘ ebook. I bought this ebook long before I started blogging, but only implemented the tips in the last month.

Reaching 1000 likes would be an achievement for me.

 

Twitter

I am still slow on Twitter, last month I had 200 followers, this month I have 245. Though the growth is slow, I am happy to connect with some awesome people and hope to increase my followers next month.

 

Instagram

I have not been much active on Instagram. But I am experimenting some things, like using different hashtags, posting at particular times. I started using the ‘Tag for Likes‘ for using the hashtags. It is super useful and makes the whole process of finding the right hashtags easy. Last month I had 60 followers and this month it’s 67. Need to work on this.

 

Related:

How I Got over 16,000 Page Views in the First Month of Blogging
Month 3 Blog Update: 50,000 Page Views and My First Income Report
How I Made $2,347.17 in 4th Month of Blogging

 

Things I did

The biggest thing that I did was finishing the ‘Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing‘ course. I can say, I know many things about affiliate marketing now, which I was totally ignorant of before taking this course, even though I wanted to monetize my blog with affiliate marketing.

What more can I say about this course other than that I already see affiliate sales in the same month I finished it?

I am also looking forward to the interviews I am planning with some influencers, which will be very helpful for my readers.

I am very excited for what I am planning this month.

 

What I learned

One lesson I have learned is to be more organized to be active on all social media platforms. I have entirely neglected Instagram. Working on changing this next month.

Another thing which is necessary for your blog growth is to invest in some resources. Before starting the blog, I knew I wanted to monetize my blog, but did not have a plan. After Michelle’s course, I know how to go about it. I am happy that I have invested in this course.

 

What’s Next

Traffic

I would love to double my traffic from 25,000 to 50,000 page views. Need to work harder to reach that number.

 

Subscribers

I reached my target goal of 100 subscribers. My next month goal is to reach 300 subscribers. I planned for an opt-in last month but could not get it done. This month I am surely going to have the opt-in done and hope the numbers will rise after that.

Stay tuned for more fantastic interviews and more useful posts about many side hustles.

Fingers crossed, I might publish my first income update next month.

 

How was your second month of blogging? Please share in the comments.

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About Sireesha Narumanchi

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14 thoughts on “Month Two Traffic Update: How I Got Over 25,000 Page Views With A New Blog”

  1. Sireesha!

    Congrats! So exciting for you. I would love to know the steps you took to reach that goal in two months! I’m still struggling to reach 20k after almost 6 months blogging. I don’t use StumbleUpon for traffic only because that increases my bounce rate and my target audience are not on that platform either.

    I love reading traffic reports. It gets me super excited! Can’t wait to see if you smash your goals next month!

    1. Hey Elna,

      Thanks!! Your blog is still the reason I learned so many things, LOVE IT:-). Pinterest and StumbleUpon are doing good for me in terms of traffic. I have started pinning more each day (50 pins), which is getting more traffic from Pinterest. My bounce rate is definitely high with StumbleUpon, trying to decrease that. Hope to get that done by next month.
      I am excited to see if I reach my targets next month. Waiting for your traffic update:-)

    1. Hey Kecia,

      Thanks for commenting!! I never thought I could reach this traffic figure. I started using Tailwind recently and it is the major reason for my page views. Loved your Tailwind Tribes post. Being new to Tailwind, I had no idea of how the Tribes work. Your post was really helpful.
      Waiting to see how the numbers are next month!!

    1. Hey Casandra,

      Glad you liked the post!! I am happy it was helpful for you. I am still learning new things every day:-)

  2. Okay, I have NO idea how you managed to do that but I am so very very impressed!! I hope to have half as many by the time I get to two months (I’m a little over two weeks) because that’s amazing! Congrats!

    1. Hey Brittany,

      Thank you!!! Just be persistent and keep at it, you are going to do much better than me. I still learn every day:-)

  3. Girl! I hope you remember me from Facebook. Your advice helped me. I am so happy to see how well you are doing – you are doing amazing!!! Question: Do you have more than 20-30 of your own pins to use Tailwind?
    I have tripled my traffic in a week with Pinterest. What a powerful tool!!

    1. Hi Anya,

      I do remember you!!! Thank you for commenting:-). I am happy that you are doing good with Pinterest, it is really a game changer. I have started pinning more,60 pins (others) and 40 pins (mine) each day. I use both Boardbooster and Tailwind, because I feel both of them have some unique features and work better when used together. I am sure you are going to skyrocket your traffic by the end of the month!!! All the best.

  4. Congrats on your blog success! I’m trying to increase my page views…it’s very small. It’s funny because Twitter and Instagram are the social media that I excel in and Pinterest is not my strong suit. But I’m putting more marketing efforts into my blogging and hopefully I can see some growth. I am also looking into affiliates. Congrats, again!

    1. Hey Samantha,

      Thank you:-) Getting traffic was my biggest concern even before starting my blog. I started off with Facebook,StumbleUpon and now Pinterest is growing. The resource which did help me to a larger extent was the Blog Traffic Ebook. I hope your efforts give your great results. If you need any help, feel free to mail me:-)

  5. Gosh! That is freakin phenomenal. This literally gives me so much hope that steady growth right from the jump is possible. I keep hearing about Tailwind and StumbleUpon, but haven’t checked them out yet. Thanks for the info and keeping it to the point!

    1. Hey Destiny,

      Glad you liked the post:-) It is definitely possible to see good numbers right from the start. Just have to work on different strategies. Tailwind is the reason I get so much traffic from Pinterest. You should definitely give it a try.

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