This One Medium Trick Boosted My Views by 100%

It could also work for you!

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The main trick to getting views and reads on Medium is to write great stories that have great headlines. If you don’t get that right, the other tricks won’t work so well. Work on that first if you haven’t already.

Doubling your views from 1,000 to 2,000 a day is a totally different ballgame than going from 10 to 20 views a day. You need to get the basics right first. Start with a strong foundation and then build on top of it. That’s how you succeed. After all, building a writing career is like building a house.

Writing great headlines takes a lot of practice. Put in the work to build those strong foundations. These 14 headline-writing tips will help you.

Now, let’s get on to the one trick that increased my views by 100%.

It’s so simple, that anyone can do it. But you have to do it the right way, not the wrong way. I see many people get this wrong. Don’t be one of them.

So, here goes.

The ONE TRICK that increased my earnings 100% was to comment on 20-30 stories a day. But remember what I said — do this the right way, not the wrong way.

Don’t be like some people that just leave a comment saying “Great article” without even bothering to read the story. For this to work, you need to actually read the articles and then leave meaningful comments based on what you read.

As you might have already realized, this takes some work. If you read 30 articles that are three minutes long and also take a minute to leave a comment on each one, that’s 30 articles x 4 minutes. That’s 120 minutes. That’s 2 hours.

If you spend another hour writing an article, that’s 3 hours a day. It’s a big time commitment.

You might not be able to do that every day, but do what you can. If you can only spare an hour a day to comment, do that. Don’t feel forced to do this every day for 2 hours if you don’t have enough time.

What commenting does

  • It alerts other readers and writers to the fact you actually exist. They may never have heard of you, but now they have. They may go take a look at your profile, read a few of your stories, follow you, or even subscribe to get emails from you.
  • By leaving meaningful comments, you’ll also stand out from other commenters who often don’t put much effort into their comments.
  • You’ll start to find like-minded readers and writers that you can build friendships with.
  • All the above means you’ll get more engagement. The algorithm, which many hate, will notice the increased engagement and start showing your stories more often.

Show the algorithm some love

The algorithm is not something to be hated. You should love it. Treat it well and it will show you lots of love in return. Hate it and abuse it, and it will ignore you.

Don’t blame the algorithm. Improve your writing and engagement so that it notices you.

The above trick is one way to get the algorithm to like you. Maybe even to love you.

Now, it’s your turn

You won’t magically get extra views just because you read this article. You have to put in the work. Consistently.

Try this and let me know how it goes. It has already worked for others.