Being a student, I’ve been reading and preparing for exams which lowered my google analytics traffic spike and made it quite difficult for me to focus on my blog, yup! The result wasn’t impressive. At least I tried to write quality blog posts, hit the publish button, close my system and the rest was left to my readers. They did a good job by sharing my content on social media and linking to me. I also churned out some time to reply to comment, I can’t do without it as it’s one of the methods I use in engaging and connecting with my readers.
I checked my google analytics direct and referral traffic, It wasn’t impressive though but I planned on raising it up.
Done with my exams, now what?
I concluded my exams and now that I have more time to spend on the blog, I was thinking of a way to revive it. The next blog post on queue was “how to make money online” but this was what came on my mind:
If I publish this blog post, will I have an impressive number or visits or just the usual low traffic spike? Hell No!
About to explode my google analytics traffic spike
I decided to make this post on “how to make money online” outstanding by contacting other experts and influencers in my niche and finding out their best monetization strategy. The email I sent was in this format:
I had the contact of some of the experts so I didn’t bother reaching their contact form, I also skipped the introduction aspect as my email signature will automatically do that for me.
The reply I got was a bit impressive, I decided to give another 2 weeks break to get more reply and I contact more experts in the process too. I got more replies and again I notified those who didn’t reply in this format:
It worked! I got a few more replies which made it a total of 35+ replies from experts. I didn’t stop there though, I reached out to some experts on twitter and I got a few more response too. This is exactly how the tweet looks like:
I compiled the list which turned out to be over 10k words and 45 experts, published it and embarked on the best promotional strategy ever: Notify the featured experts of your publish post while they help in promoting it.
I contact them in two ways, via twitter and email (just to make sure they got it). This was how my tweet looks like:
Of course they won’t be surprised since I’ve previously contacted them about it. I didn’t stop on twitter though, I wanted to be 101% sure that they saw the tweet and the blog post. I reached out to them through email, it sound stressful but I had to pass through this step because it’s worthwhile although it’s not an essential step. The email was in this format:
What was the next thing I did? I closed my PC and relaxed
The interesting part of it
Majority of the experts replied through mail, twitter and google+ thanking me for including them in the huge list.
Couple of minutes later, I started receiving comments, facebook, twitter and google+ notifications. I also found my post on tons of communities, social bookmarking sites and some blogs linked to me too.
24 hours later, I checked my analytics and boom!
Time to get busy
Being a comment addict, I replied to the comments on the post, like I said earlier it’s one of the methods I use in creating relationships with readers and visitors.
I replied to some of the shares on twitter thanking them for sharing it, same goes to google+ as well.
48 hours later, I checked my analytics again and bam!
What did I achieve?
The post was to help others and in I also helped myself in the process (still reading and implementing it – 30% complete). So what did I achieve?
- Connections with influencers and experts
- Got an impressive amount of subscribers
- I also got additional readers
- Awesome affiliate sales
- More followers on social media……and many more.
Generating massive traffic and exploding your analytics traffic spike is a piece of cake but there’s just one reason (which covers other reasons) why you’re not getting it. Lazyness!
The best time for a lazy blogger to work is tomorrow (yea I know, I’ve been lazy too). Tomorrow will never come because it’ll always be the day after tomorrow whenever it comes. You don’t have the time to build your brand
Blogging is all about hard work, probloggers didn’t get to where they are in a day as well as Rome, it wasn’t built in a day too.
Traffic = Money
Try to find out how others promoted their blog and implement it too.
Recap of how I exploded my google analytics traffic spike
- Write about experts in your niche
- Notify them of it when it goes live
Help your readers and help yourself
If you’ve not seen the blog post then you can check it out here – 45 experts share their Best Monetization Strategy
These tips might not work for the reason mentioned below:
You have a horrible website load time
Everybody is in a hurry and if your blog doesn’t come up in 3-5 seconds, they won’t hesitate to leave your blog. My blog is currently loading at 1 second and if you’re willing you make yours faster then check out my post on how to improve your website load time, implement the tips and get your blog blazing fast.
You don’t have a professional look
Spice your blog with some features in order to look like a pro. For example, instead of using text why not get a professional header logo. That’s the first thing visitors will see when they visit your blog, It’s just a pinch out of it. I’m currently using Genesis on my blog and all the customization was made by me, It’s simple and requires no experience. You can get it at or get all themes (including upcoming themes) at a cheaper rate.
But I wasn’t Surprised when I saw this:
It’s definitely going to happen, that’s not my traffic, I only boosted it for a while and at the same time took advantage of it.
How did I take advantage of my traffic spikes while it was shooting up?
I turned my about page into a machine for getting subscribers
When new visitors visit your site, the first place they’d love to visit is your about page, of course they want to know more about you. Instead of just writing about you and your blog you can also showcase what you have to offer, your services and what they’ll get when they subscribe to your blog. I have over 5 optin forms on my about page and this has really boosted the number of my subscribers (by implementing one of the tips on the post – Experts shares their best monetization strategy), you can check it out.
I made my optin form compelling
There’s no big deal in adding an optin form on your sidebar and other parts of your blog but how compelling is it? Let your readers know what they’ll get when they subscribe by pointing them out, same goes to the optin form below your content. You can also design it to blend with the theme and color of your blog which makes you look professional.
I turned my home page into an optin machine
Of course normally your homepage shows your latest blog post but I decided to make mine a machine for collecting subscribers. I noticed my homepage bounce rate was really high and decided to make it compelling, attractive. It’s shows how I boosted my blog in 3 months and whenever visitors visits the page, they’ll be tempted to subscribe to find out the secret I used in achieving it. Now the number of subscribers I get daily is impressive.
Are you ready to explode your google analytics traffic spike? It’s high time you implemented the tips I used and put a smile on your face whenever you check your analytics. Why not read my post on How to write an atomic bomb out of your blog post. Have you ever experienced a high spike on your analytics? What techniques did you use to achieve it?