It all happened on the 23rd of July 2013 when an idea hit me hard, and guess what, it was Aggressive Blogging. I had to put up a self challenge of making two quality blog posts daily for a period of 30 days. I informed you my faithful readers on my self aggressive blogging challenge (If you missed it, here is the link to the article: My 30 Days Aggressive Blogging Challenge).
I was out to try something new in order to increase my blog traffic and earning. Though I quite expected it to bring about an increase in traffic, the result I received was really impressive and I’ll share with you the little secrets behind this huge success.
Traffic Results After Aggressive Blogging
- General Blog Traffic Increase : 68%
- Search Engine Traffic Increase : 89%
- Referral Traffic Increase : 48%
- Direct Traffic Increase : 54%
Things I Did
1. Blog Consistently: From the previous blog post I made concerning the challenge, I was supposed to come up with 60 articles for the 30 days, but due to some circumstances beyond my control I skipped two days and this resulted in the total of 56 blog posts for the 30 days aggressive blogging challenge. Getting the content Ideas where not difficult in anyway, there are quite a lot of places to get blog content ideas and this really helped me.
- Must Read: How To Overcome Writer’s Block As A Blogger
2. Post Promotion: I only promoted the articles on my three social media accounts; Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus. Also, people shared the articles on their social media accounts and that also helped in building up Referral Traffic.
- Must Read: How To Make Your Blog Stand Out Of The Crowd
3. Guest Posting On Other Blogs: Guest blogging is a great idea to gain exposure to your blog, but due to my tight schedules and also having much work to do on my blog (In terms of writing), I was able to write only 3 guest posts on other niche related blogs. Though I never had a major spike in traffic due to referrals, but I sure do believe it gave my blog exposure to a new audience.
- Must Read: Benefits Of Guest Blogging
Things I Did Wrong
1. Post Promotion: Before this challenge, whenever I make a new blog post I usually shared it across wider bloggers communities such as JustRetweet, Bizsugar, ScoopIt, Google Plus Communities and Facebook groups. But during this Aggressive blogging period, I couldn’t promote my blog articles across these communities because I had to spend more time writing quality content. If I had promoted these articles as usual, I sure bet I would have gotten a better result in terms of blog exposure, traffic and earning. Anyway, that’s a lesson learnt the hard way, and I hope you learn from my mistake.
2. Keyword Research: I actually didn’t do enough keyword research in the challenge, I actually should have worked more on long tail keywords rather than go for competitive ones. Next time, i’ll make use of programs such as Market Samurai or Long Tail pro for my keyword research while working on such challenges.
Other Benefits Of The Aggressive Blogging Challenge To This Blog
1. Social Circles and Followers: We had quite a good number of new subscribers and fans and below is the metrics
- Facebook: From 1272 to 1350 (78 New Fans)
- Twitter: 1464 to 1471 (5 New Followers)
- Email Subscribers: (147 new subscribers), despite no Ebook in form of a bait.
2. Alexa Ranking Boost: Before I got into the challenge, this blog was ranked 62,000 worldwide , but after the challenge, it has a rank of 51,000 worldwide.
3. Exposure to a larger audience
4. Ranking for multiple keywords
Conclusion & Lessons Learned
It is quite obvious that Aggressive Blogging can boost your blog traffic in a tremendous way if done properly. Next time i’ll be going on such a challenge, Guest Blogging and Post promotion would be on the top list of things to achieve. You can try this challenge on your own, maybe for a week and watch the magic it performs for your blog traffic.
I hope you do not miss the next challenge coming up soon on this blog, it would be another Aggressive Blogging Challenge (though in a new style), and 30 guest posts of 30 blogs all within a period of 30 days.
I hope you find this article helpful. Your comments are highly welcome. Cheers!
Really amazing results bro, I always try to write 2 post daily but sometime only wrote 1 which decreases my traffic sometime.Thanks for this awesome inspiration article.Now i will surely 2 article per day.
You won’t regret you did Himanshu. Though a little hectic, you too can pass successfully through it. And please do let me know when you start.
It isn’t easy at all to write 2 quality post in a day but with determination, you can make it and there are lots of advantages that come with it like ranking higher in search results and great increase in direct traffic.
You need a lot of drive, Himanshu, to write two quality entries that are worth any serious blogger’s time…and that passion is not easy to come by, believe me.
Hi Oscar Thanks for sharing your story. While blogging aggressively we often neglect promoting on communities. This is a good point.
You are welcome Suresh. I would work hard to promote my articles next time i’m going into an Aggressive Blogging approach.
Promoting your blog post on social networks and blogging communities is a great way of reaching out to a wider audience and generating traffic to ones blog. You’ll be surprised by how much increase in traffic you’ll get when you try this on all your new posts. Thanks.
Oscar, I can’t imagine writing that many posts and doing all the shares and engaging on social media in a short period of time. I would need another 10 hours in a day to make it happen. I try to write 2 posts per week and that’s enough for me at this time with a full time job. What was your average size post? Thanks for sharing.
It really did give me sleepless nights because during the day I had to go to work or school. I simply had to give up most nights to schedule posts, but it was worth it. BTW, my average article is 700 words.
Thanks for dropping by, do have a great day ahead.
Thanks Oscar for clarifying the size of the posts 🙂 Good to know.
This is a very brilliant post. I am starting aggressive blogging now!!!
I’m glad you love it, and remember to let me know when you are starting yours. 😉
Wow! 68% increase is quite huge…can just imagine hw much u earned with such a huge increase…Obviously aggresive blogging increases traffic and your strategy is worth trying…
Am sure other Bloggers Will learn frm this..
Have a nice day
I was actually contemplating an Income report because this brought about an 80% increase in adsense earnings. It proved to be the right ath for me. Thanks for commenting and also do have a splendid day.
Two post daily is great because it will surely keep your readers busy and always coming back for more. I have one tried that for a week and it paid off.
I’m excited to know this strategy also worked for you. But why did you call it quit? Why just one week? 🙂
Two post per day,that is really wonderful,but isn’t that easy,but considering the end result,it is really worth the effort
It really was worth the Hassles Ige. Thanks for dropping by anyway. 🙂
This is really an awesome post. Very informative indeed. Thank you for sharing this.
Thanks also for finding time to read this Case Study Cassie. I appreciate your comment.
That sounds interesting Oscar.
Yeah, it is Giriraj. Thanks for dropping by.
hey oscar am about 2 start my own blog and i will really appreciate your help, thanks. By the way, my website is now n i’ve not done anything on it.
I’m glad a new personality has taken the bold step into blogging. You are quite welcome, and always feel free to come back here for tips, you can always send in questions if you encounter any challenges.
Hi Oscar, Thanks for sharing your experience
the key i learned from you is be dedicated toward blogging to get success.
another thing i noted you need not to follow numerous of social platforms top three that you followed will do the maximum.
Thanks nice sharing
You are one of the few people who quite understood the basics behind the success of this exerciser. I’m glad you could grab some tips, hope you can also implement them. Thanks and do have a splendid day.
It’s great to see that your efforts are really giving results at the end, thanks for sharing your experience and tips which would help us to better present and promote our blogs.
Thanks Qasim for commenting. It’s been a while I saw your comment here. 🙂
Congrats buddy on your traffic surge!
Thank Ryan for finding time to read this article. It’s been quite a while.
thanks for sharing tips oscar. i never heard about scoopit. i only use justretweet, blogengage and bizsugar. however, i only post seldomly in bizsugar since they only accept small business related articles
I’m excited you now know of those communities. Thanks for dropping by.
Firstly heartiest congrats to you to achieve this great success…I’m always fond of aggressive blogging, though I have never been able to post more than 35 in a month…it’s always great to read success stories….I am sure that you’ll be able to complete your next target too, and you won’t your mistakes this time, and come up with even better results…..best of luck….
Thanks for your encouragement Adita. I really appreciate.
Great story dude. I’m new here and your story is just INSPIRING. At last hard work paid off!
These days I’ve been striving hard more time for promoting my startup and could not spend enough time for my blog. I am trying to change day by day and as you said I gotta more aggressive.
Thanks again for the great share
You are welcome here dude. As you said, you’ve got to be more aggressive to improve your traffic. Thanks for commenting bro.
Great thanks for sharing your blog traffic tips which i have got some hints from you and also i do share my post on bisugar,blokube and other communities and not much given importance for guest post which i need to change my presence of promotion Thanks
Thanks for stopping by Shameem.
Good to see your Challenge and its positive feedback. Guess after reading this article, I’m also planing to have a plan and task to do like you and see my growth.
Thanks for sharing all the things which you did while during this Challenge.
And also, you didn’t do any Blog Commenting ?? You just had build 3 backlinks through Guest Post ?
I really love sharing my success stories so as to add value to my readers. Thanks for commenting pal.
Putting up two posts daily for a month requires a lot of hard work.
The question is- HOW LONG can you sustain yourself at that level?
I tried and given up….
You too can achieve this fit. You can try with doing it for a period of 7 days. With that, you can add more days. Thanks for dropping by friend.
Oh my God! Congratulation is in order….. I wish my blog traffic would increase the same as yours do if I copy your post, hope you won’t get mad! =D Thanks for sharing this post with us! 😉
Why should I get mad? I wouldn’t be sharing my experience if I don’t also wish my readers success. Wish you the best if you want to give this a try. 🙂
Congrats on your progress Oscar.With a little push, you can get even better results.Good luck.
Thanks for the encouragement Joe.
Its surely a good and profitable method but 2 articles per day for 30 days? And to saying that they were quality articles! Gosh! You really tried.
Thanks for the compliment Inyavic.
Thanks for sharing your real traffic experience Oscar 🙂
Yeah, am doing the same mistake like you, not doing the keyword research properly.
Will try to implement it 🙂
Hope you work on that soon Nirmala. 🙂
Thanks Oscar for sharing your experience.
68% is really a great increase in traffic. Congrats for getting good traffic 🙂
Thanks Tarun 🙂 .
Challenges are great to get success day by day.
It’s great that you take challenge and perform awesomely.
Bro, please tell me will it worth spending money on Long Tail Pro?
Thanks for the compliment. And talking about the Long Tail Pro software, it is a tool every blogger should invest in. It is worth more than words can describe anyway. 🙂 . Thanks for leaving your valuable comment.
89% increase in organic traffic is truly amazing thing. What I felt hard about aggressive blogging is the inability to promote the posts after you publish. I wonder whether it is better to go for more promotion and get every benefits from each posts or go for publishing more posts so that little from each post will be huge in total.
Anyway, congrats for your success and the results are worthy.
Thanks Suresh. I would work next on post promotion and watch the difference .
in 30 days!!! to 60 percent… i guess my blog need more articles and topics to get to that also…
Sure, you too can achieve this fit. Thanks for dropping by.
omoh na long process oooo… thanks for this new style of blogging.
Lol, you are welcome anytime.
58 posts in 1 month!!!
I really need to give this a try as I’ve never really done any of such before.
Have you ever thought of doing an aggressive guest blogging challenge? Please if you ever want to start, do let me know so that we can do it together.
I’m glad you are also interested. I’ll let you know as soon as i’m abouyt to start the next challenge. Thanks for dropping by.
Nice one Oscar, the title of this post dragged me here, Guest posting is a sure way to improve your ranking and traffic. Thanks once again.
You are welcome Kengame.
I’ve tried something of that nature but mine wasn’t up to a week it really helped, well thanks for the tip
I’m glad you could feel the positive effect it had on your blogs traffic.
A good article i have to say. My blog is new and i don’t have much traffic. Believe me use reddit it has helped me to attract lot of traffic lately.
Thanks for your contribution and piece of advice. I will definitely give it a try. BTW, hope your blog is doing cool and you are enjoying the blogosphere? 🙂
This is great Oscar. This article is helping one. Thanks for share. Going to try out this hope it will work for me too.
You definitely would see positive results.
This challenge you imposed on yourself for thirty days is surely interesting. I am happy that you saw the benefits of such actions.
But one thing i think you suppose to add to this post is to justify your earnings for that 30 days to the amount of efforts that were put into the challenge.
Of a truth I tell you, the earnings was almost doubled. BTW, I’ll start a blog soon where I’ll be posting my Traffic and Income reports. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂
I see… yes what you are saying is absolutely true. I made same mistakes this whole year with my blog gadgetgyd.com and got much disappointment. Blogging constantly is key to success. and building relationship with your readers is also very important, weather it be in fb twitter or google+.
If you are sucessfull in entertaining your readers, they will happily return.
I’m glad you’ve learnt your lessons.
i like your post very much i am fully satisfied that this can happen because i have tried it to in my blog and i increased my traffic by approx 800% but the difference between you and me was i focused on keywords and make only one post a day for only 10 days. These 10 days chanced my whole vision on blogging.
Wow! That’s really a huge one. I think I’ll soon work on your strategy. Thanks for your contribution, you’ve inspired me into doing something new. Thanks for stopping by Samarth. Do have a great day friend.
thanks oscar……..this is a great post about traffic……….this gives a chance to blogger to increase trafic…thanks a lot oscar…..:-)
I have also committed myself to write 30 posts in month of Sep 13. But due to my tight schedule I could manage to write only 17 articles. But I got lots of content to promote on social media.
Definitely self challenge work out if you follow. Thanks for nice post, I will try to do it again,
You sure need to try again. You definitely won’t regret it. Thanks for commenting.
Writing more often increases traffic 🙂 I too have a determination of writing 50 posts this month, although of a busy schedule, and i landed up here, someone has already utilised the technique. Great to know.
I’m glad you came across my article. This experiment yielded a Postive result. Hoping you achieve more Ambarish.
Some excellent results and discipline to write 56 posts in 30 days. Nice work!
Yes, I learning the importance of blog promotion and also seeing my traffic rise. I only post once/week, but should do a 30 day challenge and document everything.
You just gave me an idea 🙂
It definitely will improve your blog traffic. Thanks for dropping by.
I can see that you are quite successful as a blogger. But I can see that you have not been ranked by Google. please how possible is this ’cause I am a newbie in blogging
How do mean not been ranked by Google so I could explain further. BTW, search engines turn in 60 – 70% of my blog traffic. Hope to hearing from you soon.
There are many powerful three-words sentences. Power-packed with lots of meanings. In this case, I have one for you: You Inspire Me. As a reward, I would follow the blog aggressively. I’ve already subscribed to the mobile feed. It’s now time to subscribe via email. You’re well worth it.
I’m glad I could inspire you Tope. Thanks for the subscription and do have a great day ahead. 🙂
Oh my 56 articles? That’s quite a lot. I used to blog daily too and I can attest that it does improve your blog rank. But due to work and other things, I only blog once a week and my rank definitely suffered. Congrats on the increase! Hopefully I can try this too. 🙂
xx Daphne of http://daphnebenosa.com
Thanks for taking you time to read through this article. BTW, you surely would see a great increase in your rank. Wishing you success. 🙂
Whew! 56 in 30 days? Got me pumped up just by thinking about it. I admire your energy and discipline in blogging – how I wish I could have read your blogs when I was way younger. Thank you for sharing, Oscar.
No time is late either, now you read my blog you can also implement it and get decent results. Thanks for finding time to read and i’m excited you appreciate it. Thanks once more. 🙂
man you just filled up my bookmarks! This is useful stuff! I never really did much individual post promotion.
Thanks for bookmarking my blog. Hope you try out yours soon Phil. Do have a great time.
great idea. I will really try that for my blog as well. lets see how it works since I do have much less followers before the challenge. I will definitely let you know how it worked 🙂
I would be glad to hear your success story. Thanks for dropping by.
Wow Oscar this is realy a great challenge.. I think i learnt something from it. Sometimes i try to write 3 post a week. Thanks for the tips
I’m glad it was challenging to you and I really do appreciate your time down here. Do have a great new week ahead.
Nice info, thanks for updating us with such awesome post, i don,t think i need to search on this review again on google. But also. About the keyword research, how is it done? see how Mobile Technology Can help your business
There are lots of tools out there for Keyword Research. BTW, Google Adwords keyword planner is a free option you might want to try out.
Tanx 4 such inspirational post ,it indeed helpd me alot .tanx once again.
You are welcome Chisom and thanks for stopping by. 🙂
This is really encouraging. I wish I can do the same for my blog… Maybe I’ll try one post a day. Timeless materials. Thanks for sharing
You won’t regret you did Uju. Wishing you the best of Luck.
This is absolutely amazing… dont know if it will work for a job site that post a lot of jobs daily. will keep pressing on.
hi,after reading all this i was really suprised and i
which i can also do the same but i dint really know much about blogging please kindly email me for the step by step tutorials…….have a nice day
Sure you can Seyi, follow this guide and watch your way to the top. Happy Blogging.
An amazing challenge and inspiring result this is! SO inspiring, insightful and motivating. You know what I was like are you seriously kidding me, Oscar? You mean you actually did that? I’m not doubting you or something. Man! You want to know what I feel? You’s a machine! 🙂
Another person I see does this consistently and get amazing result from it is Ryan – the amazing traveler. That guy is also a machine. He sometimes publish 4-5 times daily. That’s huge right?
I hail you guys and soon, when I get my on laptop and connection. I’ll embark on this same challenge and will do well in notifying you about it.
Thanks for the motivation brother!
You need it pal. Quality + Quantity = Traffic Spike 🙂
Great challenge Oscar! It’s something I actually plan on doing myself, so your post will serve as my inspiration, motivation and checklist.
Thanks a lot!
I’m glad you are planning on this. You would see your traffic skyrocket and you’ll thank me later.
Nice 1 oscar.let me folow ur step nd see
They sure work like magic Sam, applying this is worth it. Thanks for your time.
Nice tips Oscar. Am sure you’ll reap the rewards in coming months.
You really did a great job for your blog traffic. Your article is really helpful for me as this will teach me that where I should avoid mistakes which you did as explained in the article. Thanks for sharing. Happy blogging 😀