How To Get More Views On Your Reviews And Why They Aren’t As Popular As Other Posts
Most book bloggers agree: Reviews are our least popular posts. Even though that’s how book blogs started, (for me at least) they barely receive any views compared to my other posts. Discussions, memes, tips… Anything is more popular than a review. Why? I’m not sure. But I do have some tips on how to make your reviews more interesting and get more views and traffic on them.
I’ve seen a lot of people hating writing reviews lately, and sometimes, I can be one of them. Why put time and effort into a post if no one reads it? It is difficult, but if you take some of my suggestions, you might feel re(view)-energized! (Sorry, sorry, I had to. I hope you understood that, or this will just be embarrassing. I’m cracking myself up, at least.)
Why your reviews aren’t as popular as your other posts:
They have boring titles.
If your review is titled “Review: [Book Name] by [Name of Author]” people are much less likely to click on it. It’s not interesting! It doesn’t make people want to read it. There is nothing wrong with titling your reviews this way, but it may be a factor contributing to why your reviews aren’t as popular.
People may not have read that book yet.
If it’s a new release or ARC, a lot of people might not have had the chance to read it, and don’t want to spoil it for themselves. Even if your review is non-spoiler, a lot of times they won’t take the chance of being spoiled and will just avoid it altogether.
Your reviews all sound the same.
Sometimes, if you’re ALWAYS talking about books you loved, they can start to get repetitive. “I loved these characters! The writing was gorgeous! The plot was perfect!” Yes, you may have felt that way for each book, but it can get boring. Throw in a negative review if they’re mostly positive, or vice versa!
How to get more views on your reviews:
Like I said above, a catchy title will catch people’s attention better than a not-so-interesting one.
Spice up your review style.
If you normally do long paragraph typical style reviews, mix it up!
Here are different styles of reviews you could try:
A 5 Reasons to Read/Avoid [name of book] review
A buddy review, where you and a friend discuss it!
A letter to a character
A GIF review! Sum up your thoughts mostly using GIFs. While I don’t write these types of reviews, they are so fun to read.
A group recommendations post. 5 Books YA Fantasy Readers Will Love, 10 Books To Read If You Love Divergent and The Hunger Games…
A list review. Separate into pros and cons of the book, what you liked and what you didn’t, etc. I love writing list reviews because they are so much faster, and I love reading them for the same reason.
There are countless ways to spice up your reviews and try a different style.
Add images to your reviews.
I always love to include pictures of the book I’m talking about in my post. It breaks up large chunks of texts and is so visually pleasing.
How do the views on your reviews compare to your other posts? How do you make your reviews stand out? Do you wish your reviews got more traffic? Do you like writing reviews?
Thanks for reading!