Want to see which one of your blog posts is the most popular? This blog post is for you!
Confession: I am a numbers junkie, which is why I absolutely love Google Analytics. If you haven’t installed Google analytics yet, head over here and check out this blog post.
Ok, now that you’ve got Google Analytics installed, I want to show you how to find out which of your blog posts is the most popular. This information can be very valuable to you as it will allow you to be very strategic in your content creation and monetization efforts.
Why do I need to know which blog post is the most popular?
Create similar content: Take a look at your top 10 blog posts: Is there a trend? Is there a certain type of content your readers enjoy? Is there a particular category of blog posts that are popular? Once you figure out what your readers like, you should start creating more of that type of content.
Create a content upgrade: Once you’ve determined your most popular post, brainstorm a content upgrade that you could add to the post in order to collect emails. For example, if your most popular post is a recipe, offer a printable version of it or maybe a printable shopping list in exchange for an email address. This is a quick and easy way to build up your subscriber base.
Monetize it: Read through your most popular post and look for opportunities to monetize the content. Is your most popular post the one where you share your nursery re-do? Perfect. Link to the furniture pieces you used in your re-do using affiliate links. Check out this guide to blog monetization if you need help.
Login to your Google Analytics Account & select the date range you’d like to explore
From the Google Analytics dashboard scroll down and click on “Behavior” on the left-hand side
Then click on Site Content & All Pages
This will bring up a list of all of your blog posts in descending order of page views
Now that you’ve found out which of your blog posts is the most popular, please leave a link to it in the comments! I’d love to read & pin it!