I hit the button to post the article and that was that. I read it once more when it was published to do a onceover on spelling and layout. Once it was good to go, I shared it on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.
…then I went to bed.
I thought no more of it as I do my other articles.
“Oh, it will probably get 100 views, and hopefully out of the 100, I’ll get a few new followers.
That’s what I thought to myself.
I only started blogging again two months ago. I have to build my following slowly. No one starts out at the top this soon.
The next morning, I log on to my google adsense app and see that I’ve made $40 in 8 hours.
If you’re not familiar with Google Adsense, $0.40 in 12 hours is good. I made $40?! Then my eyes focused on the number of pageviews.
10,000… and growing
10,000 unique visitors in 8 hours…
I’ve been blogging for 2 months and still hadn’t reach 10,000 unique views total!
I check other my other social media channels and I see that my one article has been shared hundreds of times.
I’m going viral.
My blog received 33,000 unique visitors in 24 hours. and 174,000 Views in 2 weeks. My social media numbers tripled in three months.
After that spike in numbers, I worked my bloggy butt off.
- I went through a blog and branding redesign.
- I networked with other bloggers.
- I tried to create fresh content at least 3x a week.
- I read and reread my content to make sure it was good enough for my audience.
- I wrote at least three different headlines for each post to pick the best one.
- I wrote for me.
- I wrote for my audience.
- I read books on blogging.
- I read other blogs.
- I learned basic html to improve the technical portion of my blog.
- I always kept SEO on mind.
- I used better pictures.
- I worked on my design skills.
- I revamped my social media strategy.
4 months later and I still average 100,000 pageviews monthly.
Before my little post went viral, I always knew that I had good content to share. (Well I guess every blogger thinks they have good content to share.) I just figured that in order to get my numbers to grow, it was just a matter of great content, good marketing, and time.
Well screw time.
If you have great content and decent marketing, you CAN become an overnight blogging success.
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17 Comments on How I Went From 0 – 100,000 Monthly Pageviews in 30 Days
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Thanks for sharing this. I started blogging last month. So far struggling with page views. Got some decent comments from mostly friends and couple of unknown people. I will be checking your blog for more tips and tricks. Congratulations for making it and again thanks for sharing, that’s motivational for me to keep going.
Same me. I am struggling with the views although my blog is one month and a half old. I don’t expect much so fast. I hope your blog will grow fast 🙂
everyone has to start somewhere, best of luck!
Hi JD! I absolutely loved this post! Would you be willing to share what was so special about this one article that made it go viral? Also, I really appreciate that you included a small list of things you started doing to keep up with your blog. I’ve been looking for some good books on blogging lately, but there’s just so many out there. Any favorites to recommend?
Well, I think it was a hot-button subject, everyone had an opinion (good or bad). Unfortunately I haven’t read to much about blogging, just kinda figuring it out as I go! Thanks for stopping by!
Can you link the article that went viral? I would love to read it.
Of course! https://www.semidelicatebalance.com/2014/06/18/18-things-military-wives-say-to-their-husbands/
Though this is really not the way the majority of bloggers’ success stories go, you honestly did absolutely amazing by keeping the momentum going and riding the wave so to speak. Most people would’ve been a one-hit-wonder and would’ve sank back into oblivion, likely, but you did absolutely everything right when you hit big traffic – and that’s honestly incredible for a blog as new as yours.
To those (like me) who never go viral like this (lol!), don’t be bummed out if you don’t see traffic this big, or if you never get what you might think is your “big break.” You can still make it. Takes a lot more time, of course, but it really can happen!
Great post, JD!
Awww, thank you so much for the kind words. I do want to say it was a stroke of luck (and timing) but I’ve managed to increase page views since then so definitely lots of hard work!
Very cool! Congrats on your success.
Very nice story!! I wish this was my case. But it doesn’t mind. For everyone, there is a different story. Congratulations for your fast growth ! 🙂 It;s nice to read success stories. They make you much more motivated…!
Great account of how your blog grew. I’ve been researching how to grow my blog and its good to see that actually writing a good, relevant story has something to do with it rather than just spamming people left and right! I’ll definitely follow you for more tips in the future!
This is awesome! I’ve been working my little bloggy butt off too but I haven’t been as lucky. I’ve tried everywhere on my niche but I think SEO might be my biggest struggle. It’s something I still have a hard time with and I’m coming up on my 30 days here soon. I’m not quite sure if I’m just not doing it right, or what it is but I’m definitely struggling 🙁 Thank you for this though!
You can do it!