How to Use Pinterest to Increase Your Blog Traffic
Due to the fact that ninety-nine percent of my traffic comes from Pinterest. I have spent countless hours focusing on upping my Pinterest game so to say. Being that is where most of my traffic comes from I have been spending lots of time growing my Pinterest profile, and making Pinterest friendly images to go with my blog post.
I sucked it up and created a business account, and set up rich pins. For some reason I was putting it off, because I thought it would be pretty difficult but it was actually pretty easy.
In today’s post I tell you how you can use Pinterest to Increase your traffic, and encourage more engagement.
Have a “Pin it” button
I recently installed the Pinterest “Pin it” Button plugin, and it allows my readers to Pin any picture on my blog, using the hover feature. When you have a “Pin it” button on your blog it makes it effortless for your readers to share your post on Pinterest. Which in return will drive more traffic to your blog. You can also buy a custom “pin it” button on Etsy, or build your own on Pinterest.
Joining group boards is an excellent way to gain a ton of exposure for your Pinterest as well as your blog. They help tremendously to increase your blog traffic. PinGroupie is a great website that allows you to search for different group boards by searching for relevant categories. It is also a great way to connect with other bloggers in your niche. You can join as many as you want, and post your content regularly. Feel free to join my lifestyle beauty board to gain some more traffic, and exposure. Just send over an email, and I can add you. In order for me to add you must follow me as well.
Sign Up for a Business Account
Signing up for a business account will help you to grow your blog and keep track of your Pinterest stats. When you sign up for a business account you will have access to all of your Pinterest analytics and statistics for not only your Pinterest but also your blog. A business account also lets you promote your pins and create Ad’s, to reach more people. Which would help with traffic and engagement. Another great perk of a business account is you can monitor your pins and see which pins perform the best, and get the most clicks. If you notice one pin isn’t performing well you can delete it, and repost it later on.
Share other’s Users Pins
Don’t just share your content, share other’s content as well. You want to be a resource for your followers, by sharing helpful articles, dinner recipes, and spring styleS. Although you should constantly pin other people’s content, don’t be afraid to re pin your own content as well. Your goal should be to get your content shared and re-pinned across Pinterest.
Make sure to pin relevant content to your brand, and keep your boards categorized and organized. Add a description to each board, so Pinterest users know what to expect.
Pinterest Friendly Images
Pinterest is all about the images, and eye-catching visuals. You want to create Pinterest friendly images, in order to get your Pins noticed and repined. Pinterest friendly images means vertical images, a call to action, and text. Tall vertical images stand out vs smaller horizontal images. If you’ve ever found yourself scrolling through Pinterest, you’ve probably noticed that the vertical tall images jump out at you first. The preferred dimensions would be around 740px wide and a 1102px height. When your image is tall it is more likely to get repined, and get more exposure.
When you have rich pins, which I highly recommend you get. Pinterest will have your pin description under all of your images. Adding text over your image will help your image to stand out even more. Pinterest users will automatically know what to expect when they click on your post. There are many programs that let you add text to your blog images. PicMonkey, Canva, and Photoshop are all great. My favorite is Canva, because they already have a Pinterest template with the correct dimensions, and different designs and fonts.
You should Create a pin worth image for every single blog post you published. It may seem like an extra step, but it is worth it to get the extra exposure. At any time, your pin can go viral and your traffic will skyrocket along with it. You want other people to pin and re-pin your content in order to grow your readers organically. You can go back in to old post to make sure you have a least one Pinterest friendly image. In order to bring more attention to old post.
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What is your favorite thing about Pinterest?