There are different motivations for writing online and particularly on Associated Content. Many write just for the fun of it and do not care about page views and money. Others take it as a part time job even a full time job. Many like to increase page views (and money) writing at AC.
There is a simple strategy to increase page views. It has to be done consistently day after day, week after week. I am always learning and this has been working for me in the last few months.
The strategy is very simple. You need to write 2 types of article.
Article type 1. These are the kind of articles that are very popular in nature. I will call it Pop Articles.
What I do is go to Goggle news and Yahoo News and find out what is the most popular news in that moment. You will know which news is popular by looking at the number of articles that have been written about that topic or news.
Why write Pop articles? Simple, they bring page views, and a lot of them. The first time I did this it was accidental. I was always writing about science and technology, which is what I like, but one day I was on goggle news and saw that a very popular actress had died recently. I wrote the article Cute General Hospital Nurse Shell Kepler Died in Oregon at 49. I did it for free and published in the News section. I have to confess that it was accidental what happened. In the next page views refresh that simple popular article had 1700 page views in 24 hours. I Goggled different word combinations and I found that depending on the keywords my article was between position 1 or 3 on goggle news.
As I said it was accidental but by analyzing the article I found that the keyword density was at about 3-4% for nurse, for Shell Kepler, etc. That article has brought about 3000 page views in 3 days then it has almost stopped being viewed. That is the main disadvantage of Pop articles. They bring a Lot of Page views in a few days but then the fade away.
However, this strategy brings additional benefits. Many of those people who come for your Pop article may read more of your AC content (more page views), they may also subscribe to your content (more page views later on).
What I do in write at least one Pop Article per week or every 2 weeks. You decide how much time and effort you devote to this but at least once every 2 weeks you should write one Pop article
Article type 2. These are called Evergreen articles. These are articles that are totally opposite to your Pop articles. They are not very popular but they do not lose its value with time as Pop article do. Evergreen articles are articles that bring page views day after day, month after month, in a steady way, slowly but consistently. They do not have that impressive page views that pop articles bring initially but they bring page views in the long run.
One of my first articles on Yoga brings consistently 20-50 page views per day. Multiply that for 365 and you do the math.
What I do is try to write one evergreen article every 3-4 days. Evergreen topics are usually about human issues, how-to articles, tutorials, health and wellness issues, and any other topic with timeless information.
So as you see the strategy is simple. Write both Pop Articles and Evergreen articles. Pop articles bring a lot of page views in the first couple of days, then fade away. Evergreen articles keep bringing page views consistently. By having the right combination of Pop and Evergreen articles you will increase your page views significantly and consistently. Of course you have to decide how much effort you put on this strategy.
Hope it is helpful, regards.
PD.. you need to promote your content too. I do little promotion but will start soon and then tell you about it!!!!