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9 Tricks To Increase Blog Post Shares

Want to know How To Increase Blog Post Shares? The higher social shares you get for each post, the more page views your blog receives. And if you are monetizing your blog, there is a higher chance for you to see an increase in your monthly earnings.

Let’s say you have just published a well-written blog post that took you hours or days to complete. You followed all the 7 steps to do before publishing that post and uploaded some amazing photos to it. You are confident that the post is going to increase your pageviews drastically.

But after a few days, you decide to check google analytics and notices that the particular post is not getting that much blog post shares as you imagine. Worst case scenario, not a single person has shared it except for you. Where did it go wrong? Let’s recheck to find out what went wrong.

How To Increase Blog Post Shares

There are a few possibilities that your well-written content is not getting any blog post shares

9 Tricks To Increase Blog Post Shares

Share Buttons

Have you placed any social share buttons above or below of your post? Is it clear enough to be noticed? In my opinion, these social media buttons are best placed below each post. I have tried placing it as floating buttons too but at times the floating policy cookies block it and make it impossible to share the post. While blog walking, I have noticed the same problem at a few other blogs as well.

So if you are getting very low blog post shares, it’s better to recheck your social share buttons.

Call To Action

Sometimes readers want to share your post but cannot find any social share buttons to do it. So they just leave after reading. If you want your readers to share your post, give them a hint. Just below your post, you could say something like “If you find this post helpful, do spread the word” or “please share this so others can read too”. Make sure to place the social share buttons just below or after those suggestions.

You can also practice the call to action each time you share your post on your social media accounts. Encourage readers to share your facebook post or tweets to reach a wider audience.

Tweet Plugin

One more thing that has caught my interest to increase blog post shares is to install the Tweet Plugin. You can read more about this plugin in The Best 10 Free Plugins For WordPress. I use the Better Clik To Tweet plugin and create tweetable content for each post. I have noticed that tweetable quotes get a high number of retweets.

Pinterest

Do include Pinterest to your social share button list. In my opinion, a post that is shared on Pinterest is much easier to reach your target audience. I have noticed that after I started sharing on Pinterest, not only did my blog page views increase but my pins are being made viral by many other Pinterest users.

Create Pinnable Images

Another trick that helps to increase blog post shares is to create pinnable images for every blog post. I always use Canva to create pin images. Try to brand your pin images so that it stands out from the crowd. Use a suitable font size and attractive keywords to attract readers to save and click on your pin. Create at least 3 pins for each post. I sometimes try to create more.

Quality Content

Content is king and so is quality. You may not have time to publish one new post a day but try your best to focus on the quality of your content. Avoid too many spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Publish more informative or unique content.

I have noticed that blogging tips, recipes, DIY, home hacks, health and beauty are among the few topics that get a lot of blog post shares. People love sharing tips and tricks to their social media. So if you are looking for extra blog post shares, try posting a few posts about tips and tricks.

Facebook Group Threads

There are many facebook group out there that have daily threads for bloggers to join. You just have to submit your newly published blog post and other bloggers will share it to their social media account. And at the same time, you have to share their newly published post too. It’s actually a win-win situation and you are helping one another to reach a wider audience.

For new bloggers, these facebook group threads are great to build your network. It’s a ‘free’ way to introduce your blog to potential readers, subscribers and clients or customers (if you are monetizing your blog).

Build Trust With Your Audience

One thing that you must focus on is to build the trust between you and your readers. Treat your readers as your friends. Get to know them. Reply to their comments. When there is a two-way communication, readers will definitely come back to your blog each time you publish a new content.

Regular blog visitors are usually the ones that will keep sharing your blog post. So always offer good quality content for them to share on their social media accounts.

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Search Engine Optimization

Last but not least, focus on your search engine optimization to get a higher page rank for each published post. People usually search google for answers to their questions. If your blog post is rank higher on the first page of google search, your blog post will get noticed more frequently.

People that are searching for answers would surely share your post to their social media account for further reference. By focussing on SEO you will definitely see an increase in blog post shares.

Always remember one trick may work for one blog but it might not work for another. So always try different ways to increase your blog post share and get the much-needed pageviews.

Do you practice any of these tricks to get more blog post shares? Share your opinion on this. Who knows you might have other ways to increase blog post shares.

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34 Comments

  1. These are great tips! I need to work on SEO.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, SEO is very important.

  2. Monidipa Dutta says:

    Teach me how to create printable images because in 4 years of blogging i couldn’t do it. However. However I am not on Twitter.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Which one do you want to create? A pinnable or printable image? Have you tried Canva? Just pm me if you need any help with it. I am not a pro but I can help out 🙂

  3. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    I think creating quality content is the top priority if we want to make blogging a success. Pinterest offers a gold mine in drawing in viewership too.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Quality content is the heart of the blog. Without it, the blog just losses it’s function. I agree with you about Pinterest.

  4. Sabrina says:

    Thank you for sharing this useful information! It is always important to learn new tips in growing my presence online!

    1. karenmonica says:

      You are welcome, Sabrina. Glad you learned something new from this 🙂

  5. Yup, I do all these as well. Genuine engagement by tagging followers on Twitter helps too.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I have not tried tagging followers on twitter before but will give it a try 🙂

  6. Marjie Mare says:

    I am grateful for your post. I’ve been blogging for just one year and I am trying to take it to the next level. Thanks for sharing.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I am sure you will do great Marjie 🙂

  7. I think quality content is key when it comes to shareable posts. And it always confuses me why some prefer to only have one or two share options available. They really do need more options available for sharing, even if they do not personally use them.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Oh yes, quality content is forever the key. I agree with you on that, the more share buttons the better. At least the four main ones…facebook, twitter, Pinterest and google plus.

  8. These are some very helpful tips, thanks for sharing! I am still learning about SEO, this one is something I have a hard time with, but I believe I get it better than I did before. As far as creating pinnable images, this is something I definitely struggle with a little bit. Do you have a post about this one?

    1. karenmonica says:

      I am sorry Pam, at the moment I don’t have any post about pinnable images. But you have given me an idea on what I should share next. Anyway good luck on SEO, I am sure soon you will be a pro. Just keep on learning. I am too. 🙂

  9. Love all the tips here. Quality content does help massively so it makes sense to work on that more than others. Having a call to action helps too.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes, quality content is the main element that every blog should have.

  10. These are all great tips! I need to create pinnable graphics to get more pinterest shares

    1. karenmonica says:

      Try to create a few pinnable graphics for each post and pin it to suitable boards. Believe me, soon people will start sharing those pins. It just takes time.

  11. This is very timely as I have been reviewing my stats and thinking of ways on how to increase traffic to my site.

    Will definitely start including pinnable images. I have been neglecting this for the longest time.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Start with a couple of pinnable images for each post. It really helps to increase traffic.

  12. Dragon Sunsets says:

    For me, consistency is the key. Keeping my readers updated with what’s new on the blog and posting interesting articles that provides tips moms can use everyday is the best strategy that worked for me.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Glad that you have found a working strategy. Updating regularly is a good blog routine too.

  13. Will the audience and other blogger engagement are important, SEO I would say is the cherry on the cake! To be honest, I find the share buttons quite useless nowadays as so many people stopped sharing on social media.

    1. karenmonica says:

      I have to disagree on you with that, I still feel that share buttons are very important to have below each post. If readers love the post and find it useful, they will share it.

  14. Wow! this is really helpful post! I am only participating Facebook Group Threads. Thanks for give me an idea 🙂

    1. karenmonica says:

      You are most welcome 🙂

  15. Jackie says:

    Some great tips here for sure, really makes a difference when you can utilise other social media.

    1. karenmonica says:

      Yes social media is a great help to gain pageviews and shares 🙂

  16. These are all really great tips! I am forever going to be working on SEO, as things are constantly changing!

    1. karenmonica says:

      One step at a time, soon you will do great 🙂

  17. This is a really great list! I usually do most of these, but I could definitely use some more clear CTAs for social sharing.

    1. karenmonica says:

      CTAs are great to increase shares

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