How My Blog Got 1 Million Visits in 7 Months by Patric Morgan
When I spotted this book while I was browsing on Amazon, I thought it would make an interesting read, especially as I had just started a blog. After all, one million visits in only seven months would undoubtedly be awesome!
Also, the book is very small and I managed to pick up a copy very cheaply from the used book section, so why not?
Short and sweet
The really good thing about this book is that it is only 60 pages long so that you can read the whole thing in one session.
That said, I didn’t find the minor time commitment that it took to read the book all that worthwhile. That’s because the author achieved one million visits to his blog in seven months by using content that had a higher propensity to go viral. Admittedly, that’s a great achievement, but the concept is not of use to me.
What’s his website about?
So, the website that the author grew was a spoof news website. He invented fake news but with a tongue-in-cheek twist. As the content was entertaining and amusing, it was highly likely to be shared when it was published on social media.
For example, one of the stories that the author tells, which went viral and got him about 40,000 hits in a day, was a story that he made up for Halloween. The tale was the sorry story of a man dressed up as Jack the Ripper, but when he needed to scratch his ass, he accidentally cut off his penis. (!!)
That was the type of spoof news he created.
People who found the story amusing shared it on social media. So, that makes it a whole lot easier for that kind of sensationalist content to go viral than “Top 10 Tips When Travelling to Paris.”
What’s in the book?
The book contains nothing about SEO, other than a tiny bit about using permalinks that you should take note of when you’re setting up a WordPress blog. Therefore, I assume that the author didn’t get his one million visitors by pushing his blog up the search engine rankings. Instead, he achieved it mainly by creating viral, shareable content.
Would you get value from reading this book?
If you are considering creating a spoof news channel, and you want to create viral ‘click-bait’ content, then it will be worth your time and a small investment to buy and read this book.
However, if you are creating blog posts entitled, “Top 10 Tips on How to Perfect Your Knitting,” then this book isn’t really going to be worth your time.
One good thing…
There is one point in the book, which I did find quite valuable, and that is how to “work your way backward.” When you have a particular result in mind, the author shows you how to work your way backward and lay out a plan to help you achieve that result.
This is a very basic book that gives you an overview of how the author achieved one million visits to his blog in only seven months.
Although that is an achievement not to be sniffed at, how he achieved it may not suit everyone. If you want to create click-bait, viral content, or viral traffic, this could be a useful little book for you. However, if you’re going to drive traffic through high-quality content marketing, then this isn’t the book you want. Instead, check out Content Machine by Dan Norris, which is a fabulous book about blogging and SEO.
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