If you want to increase your page views on Associated Content, it’s going to take work and time.
Yes, boring, but it’s true.
There isn’t a magic bullet that will somehow take the place of actual hard work. Even the people who have the “knack” for writing articles that pull in views don’t do it without a ton of research and just plain perseverance. I doubt Crystal Ray and Saul Relative sit around drinking Mai Tais at the beach, they’re out there busting their butts thinking of the next topic or title to write about, I’m sure. I doubt either of them even LIKE Mai Tais, but of course I could be wrong : )
Anyway, here are a few tips for bringing in page views, from my experience, a bit of research, and just plain common sense.
You probably expected my to spout about “quality content”, but in reality, quality matters very little. It matters to some people, it might matter to you, or real writers out there, but the cold hard truth is that excellent quality writing doesn’t usually bring in page views. I know this because superb writing doesn’t lend itself well to bringing in search engine traffic. Keywords do. Precise, easy to read and find writing brings in page views.
So therefore, write good, but not great. Write for the web, and write A LOT.
Choose your topics well if you want to pull in page views. This article won’t bring in a lot of views, because there’s only a small audience for the topic. I am not an expert on what is popular, but it is an obvious fact that if you want readers, you have to write what a large number of people want to read. Do your research. Write about Tiger Woods, or whoever (or whatever) is the flavor of the week.
Learn from experience what works and what doesn’t. Don’t be lazy like me, and just write whatever comes to mind at the moment. Look at what articles are bringing in the views, and write more. Associated Content isn’t great for providing information on where your traffic is coming from and whatnot, so you will kind of need to play it by ear here.
Yeah, you just need to write a lot, like I said before. Don’t sit on your arse, just do it. Most people don’t make money online because they are lazy, this is a simple, self-explanatory observation I’ve come to conclude over the years. People want it now, and they want it easy. Well, darling, it’s not. Stop whining and write.