Drive Traffic to Your Blog with Pinterest

Today, we will be covering the tips I learned from reading articles about Pinterest for bloggers. Of all my social media accounts, I have found that my Pinterest account is the most difficult for me to get the hang of. I have found these tips to be the most helpful in creating a strategy which is why I am eager to share them with you!

SWITCH YOUR ACCOUNT TO A BUSINESS ACCOUNT

This is one of the most important steps because it allows you to include your website and it enables the analytics tab as well as other features! Click here to learn how 

FOR HIGH ENGAGEMENT YOUR PIN NEEDS TO BE HELPFUL, DETAILED, INTERESTING AND HAVE A CALL TO ACTION

Have a concise and honest description of what your pin is about. Pinterest is like Google since it uses a search engine that finds results based on keywords so make sure you describe in detail the content of your pin.  You can check what keywords are being searched the most by using the search bar on Pinterest,  simply type a descriptive word in your niche (for example, beauty) and it will tell you what is currently being searched the most. Be sure to include this in your pin descriptions.

USE THESE TYPE OF IMAGES

- Vertical pins tend to receive the most engagement

- Make sure the background is not too busy but more simple

- ALWAYS include your logo or website name for blog-related pins so that when others repin the audience being reached knows where to find you by just looking at the image.

You might be asking how do I create these images? Here are two websites I personally use: PicMonkey and Canva

It is also a good idea to create custom images for each of your boards with one of the websites above so that your profile looks more put together.

FOLLOW THE 80/20 RULE

If you are just starting out as a blogger, try to keep your Pinterest boards 80% others material and 20% related to your blog posts. 

JOIN COMMUNITY BOARDS

Find Pinterest boards related to your niche here and see what boards you would like to join. Since these boards cannot be joined instantly, message the creator of the board and kindly inform them of what your blog is about, your link and express interest in joining.

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8 Comments

  1. January 12, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    I love the idea of incorporating a call to action on the pin. Great idea!

    • admin
      January 12, 2018 / 4:58 pm

      YAY! I’m happy this helped you 🙂

    • admin
      January 12, 2018 / 4:59 pm

      You’re welcome, I LOVE your blog by the way!

  2. January 14, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    These tips are fantastic! I’m trying to utilize Pinterest more, so I’m definitely bookmarking this post!

    • admin
      January 16, 2018 / 1:08 am

      YAY! We have the same goal in mind Krystin! I am trying to pin more everyday haha

    • admin
      January 18, 2018 / 2:16 pm

      Always glad to help!

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