Wednesday, 12 August 2015

How To Gain Blog Followers and Page Views

Hi Friends! First things first, I'd like to apologise for the irrelevant photo (I like flowers ok?), and the slightly misleading title - I'm not going to reel off a list of things that will be a given way to drive up followers. But I am going to give a few suggestions on how you may be able to say hello to a few new (and hopefully returning) faces. 

Get yourself out there
This is a phrase I like to use an awful lot on my blog, and it seems only fitting to include it here. How are you supposed to attract new readers when you don't put yourself out there! Try sending emails to other bloggers asking if you could guest post on their blog. If they agree, it will put your content out to a whole other audience and some of them may really like your style!

Followers are real people too
They want engaging content, fresh ideas and something that makes your blog worth reading. So before you worry about building up the follower count, start focusing on putting out some kick-ass content. Usually, bringing in fresh new content attracts new readers! I recently read somewhere, that blog posts should be at least 300 words long in order to stimulate readers and optimise results on search engines such as Google. 

Create a brand for yourself
Try and make your social media handles the same as your blog title so readers can easily find follow you across multiple platforms. For example my Instagram handle is @charlottesophiaroberts which is clearly the same as the title of my blog. Totally not a plug ;) If only Twitter allowed a couple for characters so my Twitter handle could be the same!!

Be social
If you haven't already, go create yourself an account on pretty much every social media platform you can think of. Every time you publish a new blog post, share a link with an interesting caption instead of the cliché "NEW POST…". Give other bloggers feedback on their posts and interact with your followers. It gives a more personal touch, which a lot of people like! If you really want to make an effort, take part in the various Twitter chats (such as #bbloggers or #bdib) throughout the week. You meet so many likeminded people, and sometimes they even become readers!

Something I have been really trying to work on recently, is using Google Analytics to keep an eye on the interests of my readers. As far as I know it only works on the Blogger platform; but it is able to tell you exactly who reads your blog, what their interests are and how many return regularly. I must stress that occasionally looking at your stats isn't enough, you need to take into account what they tell you! If the majority of your readers want beauty, post more beauty related content! 

Why would people read your blog if you aren't willing to read blogs yourself? Read others' posts and take inspiration! You never know where an idea for a post could come from! As well as simply reading posts, you can show further support for others' blogs by leaving nice comments. As well as making someone's day, you may even get a few page views from other commenters!

Leave your links everywhere! Within reason of course! Don't go around Twitter sending random people your link, but DO make sure you have a link in all of your description boxes. When it comes to your actual blog, make sure to include links at the bottom of each post (I've had a big increase in Bloglovin' followers since I started to do this!) - as well as being dotted around all over your site.

Thats all from me for now, but if you have any tips of your own - make sure you leave them below!
Thanks for reading!

Love Charlotte x



  1. Love this post, I couldn't have put it better myself! You have such a great blog

    CharlotteSamantha //

  2. I find that commenting on blogs is a great way to get out there! Often, I find that people come to my blog through those comments. Also, along with being social, Twitter chats are great for finding and reaching new people!

  3. thanks for the tips!! these are really helpful!

  4. These are some fab tips! Especially the last one about leaving your links at the bottom of posts. I would never have thought about that so thank you :) x

  5. thanks for the great tips!

  6. Really useful and simple (but effective) tips! Great post :) xx

  7. Great tips! I think link parties are an other great way to put yourself out there, but it can be hard to find beauty related ones…

    Genevieve |

  8. Love these tips! How did you figure out how to put links at the bottom of your post? It's such a wonderful idea! Thanks for sharing these :)

    xo Lauren

  9. Brilliant tips, I was already doing some of these but some I hadn't even thought of! Any tips for how to add the links to the bottom of posts?

    1. You can add a signature to the bottom of all posts...I think you could use this to add links? Maybe :)

      Jess @ JuicyyyJesss

  10. you have summarized it perfectly. be authentic and talk of what someone likes is the best way to approach blogging!!

    xx from Italy
    Cate ღ kate/idoscope | youtube

  11. love this! :)

    I have only been posting for a few months but I am really enjoying the process. Next up is a new camera, right now im using my phone and its just not up to scratch. I do post 5-6 times a week so I feel that helps too. :)


  12. Great post! I'm so lame at blogging and I need to put myself together about it. This post was very useful, thank you for the tips!


  13. Great tips! definitely agree with interacting with other bloggers and the community! it worth supporting each other! - x

    Lavinya Royes - Fashion & Lifestyle Blog


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