When I started out with my blog I had no clue on how to keep track of my visitor statistics or what do to with them. A friend told me I had to use Google Analytics so I installed it and didn’t really paid attention to it the first months. Through the help and tips of other bloggers I found out that a lot of companies are very interested in pageviews, sometimes even more than unique monthly visitors, so I started to work on my statistics. After getting great results using the tips I wrote down below I thought it was time to share them with you!

1. Have a read more section. The first thing that will immediately increase your pageviews is to have a read more option on your blog. When your readers see your full post once they are on your blog they don’t have to click on another page or pages to see more content. Always start with a teaser picture and show the full post after the read more jump.

2. Make sure you have sharable content. Good content will get shared easier and will draw in more views. If you have a shared post or image on Pinterest that’s doing well you will draw in a lot of views for a long time and not just the day of posting.

3. Install a SEO plugin on your blog so you can be sure people will find your posts earlier.Β I recently started this so I’m not perfect at this particular thing yet. I have seen an increase on pageviews coming in from Google but I want to find out a little bit more about this one before I start to give more tips.

4. Install a ‘you might also like’ widget. I have the option under every post to see more posts. One option is to click on the ‘you might also like’ posts and the other one is to click on the ‘more stories’ pop up when you scroll down to my comments. I have found a really impressive increase of pageviews ever since I started using these two options.

5. Use Google Analytics in the right way. The reason I use Google Analytics is not to see how many visitors I have but to analyze the behavior of my visitors. I found it so interesting to see which posts were doing best on my blog and how much time was spent on my top posts. The results were really surprising and I learned so much from them. Through this you can really see what works well for you and you can anticipate the needs of your visitors.

Hope these tips helped you and if you have some more tips, you’re more than welcome to share them below. Requests on topics for next Wednesday are also always nice to hear! Big kiss, N.

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  • Thank you for sharing this. I have v had #1 on my blog from day one and definitely believe it helps. Id like to know more about the SEO tip.. didn’t quite understand what you meant. Thanks again πŸ™‚

    Divya | TheConscienceFund

  • This tips are nice, well informed

  • pia

    Thank you for these tips!
    Fashion latte with vanilla

  • Super handige tips weer! Dat ‘SEO’ ben ik nu wel benieuwd naar gewordem, en ik denk dat ik ook maar eens Google Analytics ga downloaden! Hele fijne post weer!

  • V.

    Great post πŸ™‚

  • Great tips! I never thought about having a “read more” button. I totally don’t do that one!

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  • Great post and I loooooove this work space!

  • Could you please give a tutorial on how Google Analytics works? I still don’t know how to use it. I’d be really grateful if you could!

    Oroma R.R.

  • Thank you for all the advice, I really like your wednesday column! Could you maybe tell me if you’re using wordpress and if so, the exact names of the widgets? This would be so helpful because sometimes the widgets are very difficult to find.

  • Dank je wel voor de tips!! Daar kan ik echt super veel mee!
    Vandaag ga ik dus aan de gang!

    En wat heb je een coole kantoor! Love it!

    Xo Damaris

  • The tips are awesome. Thank you so much!

    Much Love, M

  • Excellent tips, Noor. I have the “you might also like” plugin on my website and I noticed that people stay longer on the site, because they often click on the links below my blog posts. It’s not only great for more page views but also reduces the bounce rate :-).

  • Thanks for sharing!
    Susan | classysusie

  • Thank you for tips, I just installed You might also like widget!
    Inspiration Point by Paula Fleur

  • I always look forward to your Wednesday posts, brilliant as usual!

  • Interesting tips. I will try them out. At the beginning it is so hard to have more pageviews.


  • Thank you so much for your tips! Patience is another one too! πŸ™‚

  • I love your posts about blogging. Always so helpful! As a new blogger I really struggle with page views and am always looking for new ideas how to make it successful πŸ™‚ If you have any other tips would be glad to read them soon πŸ™‚

  • Sophia

    Thank you for sharing your tips. Tips are awesome. I will try these for my blog.

    Property Buyers Uk

  • Bedankt voor de fijne tips! Ik probeer nog steeds uit te vinden hoe in pinterest kan koppelen aan mijn blog foto’s, maar het lukt maar niet!

  • Thanks so much for sharing these tips from your experience! Just started blogging a few months ago and tips like these really help!

  • love all of these ideas. truthfully, I’m a little intimidated by google analytics. I installed it forever ago, but couldn’t figure it out! thanks for sharing!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

  • Super handige tips! Ik heb wel Google Analytics, begrijp er alleen nog niet heel veel van. Moet ik mij nog meer in gaan verdiepen. En ik ben ook wel heel erg benieuwd hoe zo’n SEO plugin precies werkt. Misschien dat je daar een post over kan maken (zodra je het zelf ook helemaal snapt)?

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  • Kate

    Great post! I love using analytics to study the behavior of my readers. It can be so helpful! Just a tip: when crediting images, Pinterest is a huge, vague website. It can be really hard sometimes, but try to track down the original source. πŸ™‚

    • Queen of Jet Lags

      Thanks babe! And you’re absolutely right about using Pinterest as a source! x

  • These are very true and helpful. Love this. x

  • Heel goede tips weer als altijd! Ik heb ook vorige week de related posts widget toegevoegd. Wat ik alleen een beetje jammer vind is dat hij ook posts deelt van 2 jaar gelden toen ik net met mijn blog begonnen was en de kwaliteit van mijn foto’s nog best slecht was. Ik kan alleen nergens vinden hoe je dat kan veranderen tot bijv alleen het afgelopen jaar o.i.d.! Heb jij enig idee? En hoe heb je die ‘More stories’ widget gemaakt? Die is ook heel tof! Ben benieuwd!

    • Queen of Jet Lags

      Haha oww das een beetje vervelend! Je kunt bij WordPress in die widget zelf handmatig per post aangevens welke posts je eronder wilt hebben! Maar aan de andere kant is het ook juist wel leuk toch om af en toe oude posts te zien, tenminste ik denk dat mensen dat ook wel leuk vinden! De widget van ‘more stories’ zat automatisch bij dit theme dus ik weet niet hoe je deze handmatig kunt installeren. Ik heb laatste week wel gezien dat een aantal blogger hem hebben toegevoegd dus het moet wel mogelijk zijn! Ik denk dat je gewoon bij widgets naar ‘more stories’ moet zoeken! XX

  • Thanks for the reminder to use Google Analytics! It looks as though a large portion of my traffic comes from Pinterest…looks like I will need to pin more πŸ™‚ I have no gripes with that!

  • These are some great tips! I was hoping you would do another in-depth post about Google Analytics, though. I’ve installed it over 2 years ago but still don’t know my way around it well. Thanks in advance! x

  • Great tips, thank you! My blog is pretty new, so I’m not the best at this yet.. I definitely must put number 1 and 4.. πŸ™‚ And by the way, you are so beautiful and your style is truly admirable, love you blog too :))

  • really great tips, thank you πŸ™‚
    Lazy Obsession

  • Great tips! Thanks for sharing Noor. It seems like you’re doing a good job at this!

    Pretty in Python

  • Daniella

    you have the best tips!

  • This is an amazing post! Thank you so much for sharing all these tips, I found them quite useful πŸ™‚

  • Some amazing tips right there, love it xo

    Aliona |

  • Ty

    This is post is definitely helpful, especially for a new blogger like myself!

  • Thanks for the tips πŸ˜€

  • I’m immediately going to install Google Analytics, SEO plugin and so on. Thanks, good tips!


  • Thank you for the helpful advice! I use Read More, SEO plugin, and Google Analytics from your list. β€˜You might also like’ widget sounds like a great idea – I will definitely try it.
    I’ve also heard that some bloggers recommend creating lists with the best content on one page. For instance, you can call a page β€œCasual” and list all casual looks that you ever created. In that way, you would be able to attract traffic to older posts. What do you think about this technique? Do you think it might be helpful?

  • Great Post, love your “My Tips”-posts! And thank you so much for sharing all of your tips with us <3

  • Great tips! We are on our way to complete them.

  • Bedankt voor de goede tips, ik ga er zeker iets mee doen!

  • Thanks for really great tips πŸ™‚

    I only started my own blog so any information I can get is really helpful


  • love this post. thanks for sharing its really helped

  • Nita

    thank you so much! very helpful tips x

  • Great tips, I’ve already known some of them and others I didn’t, thank you. Working on google search visibility is the harder as far as I’m concerned. I still don’t know how to improve it for my blog.

  • The funny thing is, that I see through Analytics and Blogger stats, that people are reading my blog…but no one is following it. That makes me kind of upset and curious – maybe smth is not working? :))

  • Cat

    This is such a helpful post! Thank you so much for sharing! πŸ™‚ I’m going to take lots of this into consideration! ^_^

    New follower here πŸ™‚ Hi!

    CAT xo
    What Cat Says | BlogLovin’

  • Great tips, I’d love to know more about this SEO thing..

  • I don’t do many of these myself which is a shame, but I will love to start doing them. I do do the pinterest one, as well as use a lot more other social media sites so people can follow me in ways that suit them best as well. But a lot of these tips were new to me as well!

  • These have undoubtedly been the best tips I’ve come across sice I started blogging. I have just installed a ‘You Might Also Like’ widget using LinkWithin and at the very least, it has added a more professional/sleek touch to my posts.. thank you again!


  • I guess I should start using my Google Analytics now. It’s definitely useful. Thank you for sharing these tips with us =)

  • Great post! Really good advise and I shall be using it πŸ™‚ x

  • Mag ik vragen hoe de plugins heten die je gebruikt voor de ‘you might also like’ en ‘more stories’?

    xx Alex

  • I’ve recently added a ‘read more’ into my posts to clean up my blog and noticed a difference in my stats, the slight changes and make the biggest differences πŸ™‚ Great post and very helpful!