3 Apps to increase page views

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I’m a self confessed smart phone addict, I’ve said it before and I have no shame in saying it again! You’ve already seen my post on how I try to take time away from it (if you didn’t it’s here). So now lets talk about how you can use it to increase page views on your blog just by downloading 3 apps. Warning, this will increase your smartphone usage by about 50% . .  I told you I’m an addict.

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Managing your Domains with UK2

Before I go into how to increase your page views which we all know is amazing to SEO, I just want to bring you back to one of the most important factors in blogging, SEO and domain authority(read what that is here!), owning your own domain. There are bloggers that are extremely successful and don’t have their own domain (by this I mean www.yourblog.com rather than www.yourblog.wordpress.com) but this is super rare. To build your SEO, domain authority and in general to be taken more seriously, you need your own domain.

For me, I knew it was go hard or go home when I first started so I didn’t even write one post before I had my own domain, theme etc all in place, and I truly think it helped me to look like I knew what I wanted, it wasn’t just a hobby or a bit of fun, I meant business! The next step is to choose your host, this step is super important, you want to look at what they’re offering, if you can look after more than one domain (who knows what the future holds), how easy it is to manage your domain and the most important of all cost. UK2 are by far the cheapest out there right now with domains from just £1 (I can’t see anyone being cheaper) which is such a small price for your own slice of internet to call your own. If you are thinking of starting a blog, a website (they host all domains) or want to take your blog more seriously and go self hosted, then UK2 are for sure the guys to go to!

3 Apps that will increase your page views

Now, down to business! Once you’ve got your UK2 domain, you need to work on SEO (read my top 5 tips here!) and building awareness. For me, social media is 1000% the way I get myself out there and I manage it all through three apps on my phone.

Google Analytics

The day I got google analytics is the day I fell into a black hole and my page views/unique users grew. Want to increase your page views? Download the google analytics app. If you don’t have google analytics on your site yet then you are a fool, go and do it now! The app shows your page views and other analytics in real time which to me really spurs me on to actively increase them. I set myself targets of the amount of views by a certain time and I can see immediately how effective social shares are. It’s so amazing for motivating yourself but also incredibly dangerous if you’re already a smartphone addict like myself!

Bloglovin’

Now there is some dispute (by myself) with Bloglovin’ as I recently discovered that it doesn’t count towards your analytics on google analytics. However, they do have their own analytics so all is good and if you’re on the go, there’s no doubting that Bloglovin’ is by far the best way to share your posts via social. The share button on the app allows you to share your chosen post via Facebook and twitter (the main two I use) within seconds!

Buffer

The day I discovered Buffer was the day my life changed . .  slightly dramatic?! Anyway, Buffer is a scheduling app for Facebook and Twitter which also has it’s own app. Whenever I have 10 minutes to spare, I now make sure I schedule some tweets to go out when I’m busy, sharing my posts. Its such a great way of keeping on top of things and ensuring your actively promoting your blog throughout the day!

Let me know if you guys have any more tips on how to increase your page views and if you do any of these already! Let me know if they work! Report back!

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21 Comments

  1. Sinéad Danielle ✿
    1st May 2017 / 10:43 am

    Buffer is easily the best social scheduling tool I’ve used! I love that it calculates optimum scheduling times for you. Their app is so user friendly too 🙂 Oh and I’m totally obsessed with refreshing my GA app too!

    Sinéad ♥ Fabuleuse Du Jour

    • 1st May 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Oh really!? I had no idea, I need to use the capabilities more! I just use it for scheduling! Thanks babe!

  2. Emily
    1st May 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Not that I need any encouragement to spend more time on my phone.. but I definitely have to check these out! Thanks for sharing babe!
    PS. Obsessed with your blazer!
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

    • 1st May 2017 / 8:12 pm

      Ah thanks so much lovely and thanks for reading! I hope you find it super helpful!

  3. Areli Enriquez
    1st May 2017 / 6:36 pm

    I need to try Buffer for scheduling my Twitter! Thanks this post is so helpful!!
    xx,

    • 1st May 2017 / 8:12 pm

      Thats ok hun! I’m so glad you found it helpful!

  4. Sheridan Grady
    1st May 2017 / 7:23 pm

    I love Buffer! Don’t know what I did without it! x

    • 1st May 2017 / 8:12 pm

      Oh my gosh same! What a life saver!

  5. Elizabeth Apps
    1st May 2017 / 9:18 pm

    I love bloglovin’! it’s such a great tool for sharing posts and it is the only place I actually go to read blogposts in all honesty! I didn’t know buffer had an app! I use tweetdeck though as you can schedule tweets as many times as you want for free

    • 19th May 2017 / 12:36 am

      oh wow! Thats amazing! I need to check out tweetdeck

  6. 1st May 2017 / 10:15 pm

    I use Hootsuite instead of Buffer to promote my posts on Twitter, but otherwise I’m a frequent user of all of these! Although now that I have some more time for blogging again, I need to get more active again. Oh, and how gorgeous is that outfit and the pictures?! Killing it as always ?

    • 19th May 2017 / 12:35 am

      Oh YOU! Thanks so much hun!

  7. 1st May 2017 / 10:39 pm

    I LIVE for Buffer! Lol and I also love having Bloglovin as a reader, not only to support traffic coming into my blog, but also to keep track of all of the blogs that I like to read.

    http://www.theindiebyline.com/blog

    • 19th May 2017 / 12:34 am

      OMG seriously buffer is life!

  8. TimelesslyMirna
    3rd May 2017 / 5:09 am

    This post is great! Thank you so much for writing it!! As a new blogger myself, this information is priceless. I appreciate when more seasoned bloggers are share from experience. I already see myself becoming obsessed with Google Analytics.

    • 19th May 2017 / 12:34 am

      Ah thanks so much for your comment hun! I’m so glad you found my post helpful!

  9. The Sunday Mode
    14th May 2017 / 9:43 am

    Personally I’ve been really enjoying Hootsuite as opposed to Buffer because I just found it easier to use but I think they’re both pretty much the same thing. I’d definitely love to hear more about how you’re getting views by utilising google analytics as well!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • 19th May 2017 / 12:21 am

      Ohh I will definitely look into this lovely! I’ve heard good things about hoot suite but I use buffer as it’s free of charge!

  10. Jessica Francis
    21st May 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Need to get on it with google analytics – I set up the account but haven’t managed to get my head around it.
    I know it’ll be so useful for goal setting

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