19 Ways To Get More People Read Your Medium Stories
A Subtle Guide for Medium Writers to get huge traffic on their Medium Stories. A Medium Marketing Guide for writers.
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Writing on Medium takes a lot of time when you hit that Publish button and check your stats, nearly no one read your story. To make money on Medium, you need more Medium Member read time. In this story, you will learn how to attract thousands of views from Medium members. This is a Medium marketing guideline for you to get more views on your Medium stories. I have shared 19 ways to get more views on Medium.
1. Share your draft with Popular publications
Getting published in a Popular publication can help you get thousands of views if your title is amazing and catchy. This is one of the best things that can happen with a writer on Medium. Most of the established writers on Medium try to getting published their story on popular Medium publications.
Here is the list of the Popular Publication on Medium that could get your more views on your Medium articles;
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2. Getting curated
You might know about it already if you are a writer on Medium and part of the Medium Partner program. Getting curated on a topic means that Medium will show your story in the feed and the More from Medium section. You will get maximum visibility on Medium.
One advantage of being curated is to make money for a longer period of time. You will make money from those articles even after a year. Some of my un-curated stories got some views for a particular time period and now they are dead.
3. Interlinking your Medium stories
This is also a very good strategy to get more views on your Medium stories. Let say a person is reading a story, he might click on another link added to that Medium story. This will helps you get more views on your Medium stories. Copy the link of your previous published story and paste it on your Medium editor, it will convert into a beautiful clickable link.
3. Writing answers on Quora on the same niche
Quora is also a very search engine-friendly website with millions of questions on Quora about every topic. I have to write up to 500 answers and receiving over 150K views every month. Quora could be your best marketing platform for your Medium stories.
Medium members also use Google search to find things about Medium and if they are facing any problem, they simply Google it.
When you search the term like
Active Publication on Medium about Politics
Best active publication on Medium
How to get more views on Medium?
How to earn from the Medium Partner program?
Famous articles on Medium
You will find Quora answers.
The good thing about Quora links on search is that you can also add your own answers and you will get more views on your Medium stories.
4. Making a Quora space
Quora introduces a new feature with the name of the “Quora spaces” a space on Quora means that you have a Facebook group. You can add links directly to your Quora spaces. I have space with the name of “Blogging and blogs” it is followed by over 11k people.
One good thing about Medium and Quora is “Their audience is on both platforms” the idea of Medium and Quora resonates with the audience of both platforms. This makes Quora the most reliable platform for promoting your Medium stories and getting more views.
If you want to know, how to create a Quora space, I write a detailed guide for people interested to make a Quora space.
5. Running ads on Quora Marketing your Medium story
As both platforms have a similar audience and Quora just announced their Ad Manager and targeting based on Topic, you can easily target people to read your story. All you have to do is to add the Topic that your target audience is. Running Quora ads will not costs you that much compared to boosting your post on Facebook.
6. Share it with Facebook Medium member groups
There are some Facebook groups where Medium members have joined it. You can search these groups using the Facebook search feature and joined it. Once you hit the Publish button, you can add a link to your story in these Facebook groups. You will get more views from Medium members.
7. Collecting emails from your readers
An email is a way to reach your reader right through their inbox. Emailing someone increases your chances of getting more claps, read time, and response to your Medium stories. Every author has a newsletter where they asked the reader to subscribe to their writing to read more stories from them.
Sending bulk emails will costs you money, but it is worth trying.
8. Be Facebook Friend with those Medium members
A lot of Medium writers and Medium members are on Facebook. Medium is also a social platform where you are supposed to make friends and appreciate other work, but you can’t send personalized messages to writers, you can do the same on Quora but not here. So, you need a third-platform to interact with the writers. You can interact with writers through Facebook. Send them a Facebook friend request and make a lot of friends on Facebook.
When you publish your story, also share the friend link of your Medium story on your Facebook wall. This will help you get more views on your Medium stories.
9. Write more stories
Write and publish at least 1 story a day or if you are making a good amount of money then you must publish at least two stories a day. I am not good with English, so I write two or three stories a day on Medium. I have a total of 111 stories on Medium. Right now, I am making $1/day on Medium. This is not a good amount of money per see but still a platform that pays me $1 per day might someday pay me $10 per day.
Write more, publish more and publish long-form stories on Medium to get more views.
10. Targeting Medium members who search for Things related to Medium
Everybody search for the thing on Google. One of the writers did a great job targeting the Medium members searching for the thing on Google. Write stories about things that Medium members might be searching for. Medium has great domain authority that will help you to rank higher and quickly on the search engine about a specific topic.
Let say, I am a Medium member and I want to know, how to get more views on my Medium stories? I search the same term on Google and see what I got.
You can do this too and will generate an income that is completely passive in nature. Read one of my stories where I talked about generating passive income on Medium.
11. Share your story on Twitter with Hashtags
Ev Williams announced on his Twitter post that “Medium will allow people to read the complete post if the person clicks on the link from Twitter” Is this means you will not get paid if a Medium member reads your article? The simple answer is “No, you will be paid”
Sharing your story on Twitter will also help you in reaching your target audience by adding relevant hashtags.
12. Researching the right tags for your Medium story
If you scroll through the Medium feed you will discover that there are a lot of recommendations tagged with “Based on your reading history” These articles are not curated and there is no guarantee that they are published in a popular publication. The recommendation is based on the relevant tags. Add tags that are relevant to the story and the Medium algorithm might choose your story after a year to show it to someone on his/her “Based on your reading history” tag.
This is also another passive way to get more traffic or views on your Medium stories or articles.
Some of the popular tags on Medium are;
13. Make your own Publication
This one is one of my favorite way to get more views on my medium stories. When you publish a story in a Popular publication, Medium shows stories of other writers on the “More from Medium” section. The only way to convert that one reader into multiple views is to make your own publication and add similar tags on your Medium stories.
14. Never Miss Pinterest
If you are not posting on Pinterest, you are doing a big mistake. Pinterest became a major platform for bloggers and writers. The views on your Medium from Pinterest might not generate any money for you but you can promote your personal brand through it too.
15. Comment on other Medium writer stories
The Most underrated featured on Medium. Popular writers get thousands of internal views on their medium stories and most of those writers have a very low amount of responses which shows that you have a great opportunity to leave a nice comment on their stories. Some of the people might find you through that response and you get more views.
You can also start a conversation by adding your own opinionated medium story.
16. Add a great Feature image.
Add an attractive feature image. An image and a title is the first thing that appears on Medium feed. A great image always delivers the image you want to your readers.
17. Add a clickbait title
Called it a “Clickbait” or attractive, it is the same thing. Add a title that makes the viewer click on it, make it so attractive that like he always wanted it. Everybody on the Internet complains about the “Clickbait” but the truth is “Everybody clicks on clickbait”
18. Follow People who clap for your Medium stories
Following people who clap for your Medium story might follow you back and in the future, they might find your stories. When you publish content or making your own tribe, you have to publish content that the people following you, find interesting and can relate to or became curious to know more about the topic they interested in.
19. Publish Long-form stories
If you have a great number of followers on Medium and want to reach your story to maximum followers, then you should write long-form stories on Medium. According to one survey by Ahref “Long-form stories receive more engagement and views compared to short-form 1,000 to 1,200 words articles”
Here are the advantages of writing long-form stories on Medium.
Long-form stories rank well in the search engines.
Longer stories explain things in detail.
You will get more shares and other engagements on longer stories.
Longer stories make more money compared to shorter stories because of the read time factor.
It will help you to rank on multiple keywords.
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