Monday, August 17, 2015

Road to 10,000: Weekly Goals & Updates, Week 5

Instagram, Facebook, Bloglovin, Twitter, & website traffic growth strategy by Sarah Smirks.


Alright folks, it's Monday!  How did that happen?  Last week was absolutely crazy and I suspect this week will be as well.  I'm working on my monthly newsletter and my free e-book on how I grew my Twitter following 4,000% in 4 months (you can sign up for the Twitter e-book wait list here) on top of my FT job as a marketing director.  I need a nap just thinking about it....

Last week, I kept my goals modest, knowing the week would be hectic.  Here is how it went.


Blog Goals from Last Week  

Bloglovin:  150 followers
Status:  #Fail

I actually didn't end up focusing on this at all.  I intended to write a Bloglovin post about some new blogger resources I have learned about since my previous post on Bloglovin.  However, I had a lot of content to get out last week, and the post got bumped to this week.  I now have 137 followers on Bloglovin, which is great growth.  I knew 150 was going to be difficult, so I'm satisfied with 137, considering I didn't follow through with any of my campaigns toward growth.



Instagram, Facebook, Bloglovin, Twitter, & website traffic growth strategy by Sarah Smirks.


Twitter:  2,050
Status:  Rocked it.

I rocked this goal so hard, in fact, I reached over 100 over my goal.  As of this moment, I hit 2,159 (if you want to join my amazing Twitter followers, click here!).  My strategy?  Share great content consistently and follow your ideal buyers.  If you're doing your content strategy right, they will want to follow you back.  Sign up for my Twitter e-book if you want to learn my complete strategy.

Instagram, Facebook, Bloglovin, Twitter, & website traffic growth strategy by Sarah Smirks.


Sessions/Weekday:  60
Status:  #Fail

Ugh.  I reached 57.4 sessions/weekday.  If my goals were a math problem and I were allowed to round, I'd make it.  According to Google Analytics, my biggest traffic source was Facebook, followed by Twitter, and then Bloglovin.  

I was surprised to see a decent amount of traffic coming in from other blogs.  My commenting is paying off!  I only read posts that I genuinely want to read, but I make sure to comment on every one that I read.  I'm pleasantly surprised that one of my favorite blogs actually brought a decent amount of traffic to my site - Spruce Rd.  Jamie, the writer, has amazing posts on blogging and social media.


Instagram, Facebook, Bloglovin, Twitter, & website traffic growth strategy by Sarah Smirks.


Goals for This Week

Instagram:  I want to hit 1k this week on Instagram.  To do this, I will post every day, use viral hashtags, and maintain my brand.

Sessions/Weekday:  60, my God.  One of these weeks I will hit 60.  I have an amazing guest post scheduled this week by ShuGar Love.  I also have my newsletter going out this week, and I am working on my Twitter e-book, so this should drive some extra traffic to the blog this week.  I'm going to work on making "sticky" posts with more backlinks and resources to keep my readers happily browsing more pages on my blog and coming back.  Right now, I am averaging 38.7% return traffic, which I think is pretty good.  If that continues and my new visitors continue to grow, I should begin to grow faster than I have been.

What are you working on this week?  Is there a medium you are focusing on growing?  Share with me! 




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