Earlier today, I read and commented upon an article written by my good AC friend Leroy Coffie. The article is entitled To All Associated Content Writers: What Are Your Top Five Articles on Associated Content? Leroy’s suggestion: publish a list of your top five page view (PV) producing AC articles, in order to promote them and further increase the number of PVs they get.
When I read Leroy’s article, I immediately thought he had hit on splendid idea! So, I went into my content catalog, pulled out the titles of my five top PV-producing articles, and began preparing a list for publication…
Before I share my list with you, however, I’d like to take an opportunity to pass along a couple of simple but important tips I’ve learned about how you can almost immediately increase your content’s page views, and also help your fellow contributors to increase theirs:
1. DID YOU KNOW…that AC gives you one PV for every page of your published article that someone clicks on? For example, your published 4-page article has the potential to get you 4 PVs; a single-page article can only get you 1 PV. Therefore, if you want to immediately increase your potential page views, make your articles just a little bit longer (without overdoing it, of course.) Keep in mind that each published page on AC holds around 400-500 words, and that the ideal article should run to no more than 3-4 pages.
2. DID YOU KNOW…that when you view your fellow contributors’ content, you can help increase their PVs by making sure you click on each page of their articles? This ensures they get credit for all the page views their articles are entitled to. Using the “View as a Single Page” icon does NOT give credit for all page views! It only gives credit for two – one PV for opening the article, and a second one for opening all the pages at the same time with the icon.
Now… On to the list of My Top 5 Page View-Producing Articles on Associated Content (Page views shown are as of September 22, 2010):
Fantasia Barrino, Former American Idol Champ, “Doing Fine” After Overdose; Released from Hospital
3,947 PVs; (published on AC on August 12, 2010.) I wrote this after finding an obscure news article at cnn.com. My article garnered 2,800 page views the two first days after publication; during its first week online, it accumulated 3,600 PVs. It’s languished a bit since then, as do most dated news articles…
Top 10 Epic Movies of All Time
2,969 PVs; (published on AC on April 22, 2010.) This is one of two genuine “evergreen” articles I’ve written thus far. It has averaged nearly 20 page views per day in the 154 days since it was published. If you enter “epic movies of all time” into the Google search engine, this article is the fourth overall listing shown on page 1 (out of nearly 21,000,000 results) – proving the truth that good SEO writing does indeed translate into page views!
Top 10 Pulitzer Prize for History Books of All Time
2,070 PVs; (published on AC on April 25, 2010, as an Associated Content assignment fulfillment. ) This is also one of my “evergreen” articles. If you enter “Pulitzer Prize for History Books” into the Google search engine, this article is the sixth overall listing shown on page 1 (out of nearly 294,000 results) – proving once again the power of good SEO writing to garner page views over the long haul!
Update: After Her Overdose, American Idol’s Fantasia Meets with Antwaun Cook – Again!
1,305 PVs; (published as a follow-up to my original article about Fantasia Barrino listed above.) It did extremely well for the first few days, but then cooled off as the news about Fantasia’s troubles was overtaken by other celebrity stories…
Top 10 Movies of All Time – a “Movie Hall of Fame”
975 PVs; (published on AC on April 18, 2010.) This article did very well at first, then tailed off; had a brief spurt of success, and has now begun languishing again.
Happy writing, page viewing, and commenting, everyone!
To All Associated Content Writers: What Are Your Top Five Articles on Associated Content? – an article by AC Contributor Leroy Coffie