Do you have days when your site visits are low but you don’t have time to blog? Usually I don’t release blogs over the weekend so I have few hits on my site. Generally my weekends are chocked full of activity so I have little time to check my site or update social media.
I’ve come up with an answer that I started trying over the weekends and here’s my strategy list:
1. Go through you older posts and schedule them to be re-posted over the weekend. There’s always some information you’ve shared months earlier that new followers and readers have not seen.
2. If you read other blogs and you find something you like that fits you blog then re-blog it. Don’t have time to read on the weekend? Then have the page up on your browser to simply and quickly re-blog when you the chance during the weekend.
3. Schedule social media posts about your re-posted blogs. Make sure these are scheduled after the re-posts occur.
Here are my results from my first weekend of trying this strategy:
On 10/4/14, I successfully completed all three of these strategies. The results were 6 times the number of site views than the previous Saturday (9/27). These were great results for the first day of this test.
On 10/5/14, I applied all three of the strategies. The results were 4 times the views and a very high Twitter engagement rate. Overall, these were solid numbers though not as high as the day before.
For the weekend, my site engagement was five times what ts was the previous weekend.
In summary of the first weekend trying these strategies, I find that these have worked. I will continue to monitor this strategy and report back further in the coming weeks including any additional strategies that I enact and the effect. I also find that my Twitter engagement is higher than the previous weekend which correlates to the increase in site views.
In closing, one might ask if this is a true number for the weekend. I say yes because re-posting gives new followers the chance to read previous posts they may have missed.
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Thanks for posting these tips! My blog is still in the baby phase, so my readership is essentially non-existent on days that I do not post. Hopefully some of your strategies, especially re-blogging and using social media (as my back catalog is still very small), will help me keep steadier views. Thanks!
I’m glad to help out. I’ll keep posting my results for several weeks and share tweaks to my strategy. It takes a while to build up articles but once you start getting an archive it helps the whole site. Keeping working at it. Thanks for visiting and commenting!