Forgive me if I wax philosophical a bit about getting a lot of unique visitors to my blogs.
I have always said (as opposed to always heard. Because, well, I have never heard anybody say it but me) that you have to do something once before you can do it twice.
You have to run 50 miles in a day before you can run 100 miles in one day. Yeah, been there, done that.
In terms of traffic – you have to get 1000 unique visitors in one day before you can do it for two days, then three and so on.
You have to get 1,000,000 unique visitors to your site before you can get the second 1,000,000. And so on.
It is perfectly legitimate to say about a site or blog that got 1,000,000 unique visitors, over all or even in a month, that they might just have been lucky. It happens. People get lucky.
You have to do ‘it’ (whatever IT is) twice to prove to many, including yourself, that what you accomplished wasn’t a fluke, too. If you can get 1,000,000 unique visitors to two different sites, then three or four or more….you can claim to know what you are doing. Usually.
On December 4th of last year, my sites got a collective 579,259 page views in one day. It was the first time to go over 500K for one day for my network. One of my sites got the bulk of the traffic, but still overall, we saw more than 500K for the day. Yay!
Question – could we repeat it? With a different site getting the bulk of the traffic or with a combination of traffic to my sites?
We did. On Dec. 11th of last year we got 502,359 views with a different site getting about 60% of the traffic.
Whew! So, the first time wasn’t just a fluke. Unless maybe, we got lucky twice.
Question – could we do it again?
We did. Yesterday, May 29th – my sites totaled 592,727! With a 3rd site getting nearly half of that traffic and another ‘work horse’ among my sites doing well.
What’s the point? Bill just blowing his horn about traffic at his sites?
It might sound that way. But that’s not what I want to sound like.
My point is that the traffic formula I teach – quantity, quality, consistency, longevity – works. IF you work it.
Stay the course. Traffic will come. It works. (Said that.)
Now, let me see if I can get to where I average 500K each day. Wouldn’t that be cool?