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Update…Just a week after I wrote this blog post, my stats on Pinterest went up to 132,000 monthly viewers.
I started blogging in May 2018. I didn’t get serious until about July 2018. After I got serious, and I learned how to drive traffic to my blog with Pinterest that’s when things started to happen. And rather quickly.
I always knew that Pinterest was a powerful platform to get traffic to your blog. But, at the time, I just didn’t know what the heck I was doing. 🙂
I’m sure most if not all bloggers didn’t start off on Pinterest with a silver spoon in their mouth (so to speak). We all have to start from somewhere and go through a learning process. Well, that’s what I did.
While I did buy some Pinterest courses that were very helpful, most of my learning came from simply reading other people’s blog posts who were already successful and driving loads of traffic to their pins on Pinterest and then to their blogs.
So, I copied what they were doing and before too long, I had my own strategy that I now stick with. With this strategy, I was able to go from 257 monthly viewers on Pinterest to Over 76,000 monthly viewers in 2 months. In the last 7 days, I’ve been able to drive almost 2,000 visitors to my blog because of Pinterest. Just click on the images to see it in full size.
Now, that might not seem like a lot to some people, but about two months ago, I was lucky if I could get 10 visitors to my blog in 7 days.
So, I thought I’d share a little bit of what I did differently to gain this traffic. This is all stuff that I learned from a couple Pinterest Courses I took and by reading other bloggers posts.
Steps to Drive Traffic to Your Blog With Pinterest
1. I optimized my profile with a lot of SEO targeted details. My niche is about mommy tips, relationship tips, parenting tips, saving and making money tips, etc. So, I added these keywords in my description on my profile.
2. I optimized my boards and pins with SEO targeted keywords too. I also categorized my boards. Not a lot of people realize how important this is. Sorry, I don’t have a very steady hand when it comes to underlining stuff on the computer. 🙂
3. I pinned relevant images and used text overlay on them. You can find free stock photo images at these places:
I use Picmonkey to incorporate my text. I highly recommend you go premium (it’s only $7.99 a month). The free membership is limited. And if you want your blog to look professional and appealing, you’ll want to be able to get creative with your images. Also, each one of my images is either 735 x 1102 or 600 x 900 in size.
4. I re-pin my old pins. In most of my blog posts, I have two images. So, I’ll pin both of those in the relevant board first. Then I’ll re-pin them in my “Best of Wendy” board a couple days later. Always pin to relevant boards first before you pin to your “Best of” board.
You do have a “Best of” Board, don’t you? If not, go create one and drop and drag it so it’s the first board showing. This board will only display your blog posts.
Okay, once I’ve pinned my two images per blog post, I’ll go back and make more images for that same blog post and create new pins. You create new pins by clicking on the red + sign on Pinterest in the upper right-hand corner.
You can make unlimited number of pins for the same blog post, just use a different image and different description. This sends you more traffic to the same blog posts.
5. I re-pin other people’s pins that are relevant to my niche and seem like they’re getting a lot of traffic or have the benefit of doing so.
6. I’m consistent. I make sure I pin new pins at least twice to three times a week and re-pin my older posts and other people’s pins daily. I’m averaging right now about 10 to 15 pins a day, although I’m really going to ramp that up because I want to really drive more traffic to my blog quickly.
I haven’t yet started using Tailwind to automate my pinning, but I’m going to real soon. I’ve heard nothing but awesomeness about Tailwind and how it’s exploded people’s Pinterest traffic. So, I’m joining this week (just haven’t had the time to join until now). And, if you want to join, you can get 30 days free through this link. So, the traffic I’ve gained has been all manual pinning.
That’s it, that’s all I’ve been doing and it’s allowed me to go from 257 Monthly Viewers to Over 76,000 Monthly Viewers on Pinterest in 2 months. Obviously, there are tons more Pinterest tips to help you build your blog. But, this is just my straightforward method I’m building on. Hope this helps! 🙂
If it does, please share with your friends. I’ll really appreciate that!
Here are some fairly cheap courses on Pinterest that can really help you ramp up your Pinterest marketing.
Grow Your Blog With Pinterest
Learn different Pinterest strategies that many bloggers are using to grow their Pinterest account to 10k followers + and get thousands of blog pageviews each month from Pinterest.
Pin to Profits – List Building
Most blog readers don’t return. So, you have one chance to capture them when you can. This course will show you how to build your list through Pinterest by setting up high converting landing pages and irresistible opt-ins so you can turn your readers into customers.
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