It’s True. More Pageviews.

I received an email the other day from Justin Camblin who helped fund the Kickstarter project and he shared a neat story that I asked permission to share with you.

It’s simple but powerful and it’s highlights one of the reasons I believe deeply in what we’re doing here together:

Justin Camblin

Justin Camblin

John,

I can’t wait for Pressgram and let me tell you why.

During the Kickstarter campaign, you made a lot of videos talking about owning content and driving traffic to your site with your pictures. I just wanted to tell you that it’s true.

I’m a small time publisher with a niche blog (theology/Christian living). My best day ever was 59 views. Again, small time. But yesterday I got the bright idea to use the WordPress app to publish the pictures I took and edited using VSCOcam. By posting two pictures to my blog instead of Instagram, I got 37 views on my blog when 5 is a normal day and 10-20 on a day I publish a regular post.

So even though these numbers are tiny, I just wanted to write you and say you’re right. Pressgram is going to drive traffic to my blog and I’m pumped!

Keep up the good work.

Justin

As an update, yesterday I posted a pic of me and my son in our matching bow ties for Fathers Day and I had the highest traffic to my blog ever (87 visits)!

Thanks Justin for the encouragement – it means the world.

When you think about all those eyeballs and all those pageviews that are ending up on another property, a property that you don’t own or manage, it’s really sad.

Take those back – you’ve earned them. They are yours and you should have more freedom to leverage those pageviews for yourself, your blog, and even your business!