You work hard at writing great content. You hit the “Publish” button and hold your breath in baited anticipation! You wait for the numbers to start to move. There’s one view, then another, and finally another. Slowly you watch the numbers climb. Slowly, but surely.
Did you know there is one sure-fire tool that is often overlooked in trying to get more page views? Absolutely, you should still network, and Triberr, and Tweet and post and pin, but the one absolutely proved way to increase your page views is to use the “more” tag in your posts. If you are in WordPress it’s fairly simply. It’s this little button at the top of your editor window: (if you do not use a WYSIWYG editor, you would have to type in the html code tag <!–more–> and you would generate the same results) In case you don’t know what this does, let me explain it to you.
If you’ve ever read a post and come to a point where it says: ”more”, or “continue reading”. You click the link and it takes you to the full article. That was the “More” tag at it’s finest. In essence, it creates a need to click-through to another page in order to see the full post, thereby creating an extra page view. One distinction to make here, getting more page views does not increase your unique views, but it is a valuable number none-the-less. The next time you’re writing a post, go ahead, press the little “More” button, and see what it does to your reader stats!
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