Welcome to another ask the readers segment. These posts are meant to be a broader discussion on an important topic related to getting more traffic for your website or blog.
This time, I’d like to find out how many visitors you’re aiming for to reach your next major milestone for your site.
What’s your “magic number?” How many visitors do you need to achieve your next major milestone?
There is no right answer, but I’d like you to focus on a milestone that is between 3 months and 2 years out. When you tell us your answer, also include what the milestone is that you’re aiming for. That could be some income level you want to reach, or the number of visitors you need for an advertising deal, or maybe it’s just enough visitors so you know you’re on the right track.
Like I said, there is no right answer, but I’m really curious to hear what you’re working towards. I think everyone reading this will be interested in what other people are working towards as well.
Here’s my answer for Think Traffic, in case you’re interested:
My next “magic number” is to attract 50,000 visits to this site in one month. There’s nothing significant about that number, but I feel like that’s a number that really places this site in a different category from most of the other online marketing related sites out there.
I feel like Think Traffic is on the cusp of being considered a leading site about attracting online audiences, and getting to 50k visits per month will really push us over the edge. We have a little ways to go to get there. Last month we hit nearly 20k visits. I’m pretty confident we can reach 50k this year.
Results from the Previous “Ask the Readers” Post
In the most recent “ask the readers” post, I asked what you planned to do differently this year to attract visitors to your site.
Focus on connecting with individual people instead of mass traffic strategies (social bookmarking, etc.). Make it easier for people to connect with me through a variety of different avenues. Attempt to finally understand what’s up with this “Twitter” thing…
The thing I like about Sarah’s answer is her focus on connecting with individual people through her site. That decision often marks a turning point for people.
When you focus on your true fans and on really connecting with people, your site is bound to take off. Focusing on “mass traffic strategies” is usually a terrible strategy.
What’s your “magic number?”
Alright, let’s hear it. What’s your magic number? How many visitors do you need to reach you next major milestone? Don’t forget to tell us what that milestone is as well.