Get Pinterest traffic on blog

Every Blogger’s Guide to Pinterest Traffic

Do you want Pinterest traffic?

Are you sick and tired of working your ass off for Google SEO, link building, guest posting etc...?

Are you done with Google frequent algorithm change, leaving your hard earned traffic by 50 percent and beyond? 

In fact, according to the research done by MOZ in 2018 Google reported over 3,000 improvements to search.

That is an average of 9 algorithm updates per day.

Now let me ask you.

If getting traffic (lots of traffic) on your blog wouldn't be an issue to you.

Getting high quality traffic without spending a dime wouldn't be an issue to you.

And getting all this done with the minimum possible effort wouldn't be an issue to you then you are going to love this article.

Google vs Pinterest traffic

Let me guide ya!

The things I'm going to teach you in this article will not only change your blog, business but your life as well.

So, stick with this article to the very end and I will give you the keys to my kingdom to driving FREE Pinterest traffic & leads to your website.

After that, you will have tons of FREE traffic on your blog resulting more impressions, clicks and sales on your website.

You will have enough time to spend with your friends and family with Pinterest creating business for you.

So let's jump right into it.

And make sure you read this article to the very end for proper use of Pinterest for driving traffic to your blog.


What is Pinterest and why it matters?

Pinterest is NOT a social media. Period.

Pinterest is a visual search engine.

You can discover content on Pinterest by typing search queries, unlike on social media, where people just scroll.

Pinterest search


Therefore, Pinterest traffic is evergreen.

It means, that even old blog posts, articles, pins (images), shared on Pinterest will continue to drive traffic.

It is similar to Google search result but the only difference is its visual based and that makes Pinterest amazing in its own way.

Pinterest show users the exact type of images they interact with on the platform and this can be used to grow on Pinterest like crazy.

All you need to do is make continuous pins (images) and upload it on Pinterest with your blog article link in that.

Once Pinterest user interact with one of your pin they will be shown many related relevant pins like that and this is one of the clever tactics which you can use for your Pinterest gains.

To master the art of Pinterest, just stick to the end of the article and you will have no trouble driving 100s of 1000s of visitors to your blog.


What is pin?

Pin is an image which you upload on the pinterest with your website article link.

Once someone clicks on the image or the "READ" button it will redirect the user to your website.

To get the facility of "READ" button you need to apply for the rich pin which I'm going to cover later in this very article.

Now the question arises from where to get those images?

So listen, you need to create those images using tools like Canva, piktochart, picmonkey etc... I recommend Canva.com

You need to create awesome images with awesome texts on that so that it peaks the interest of Pinterest users and they click on it.

We have covered some basic information about Pinterest above, its time to really geek out Pinterest for maximum possible results which is to drive tons of FREE traffic and leads to YOUR website.


Sign up as a business (or convert your personal Pinterest account)

You can either sign up for a Pinterest business account or you can switch your current account to a Pinterest business account here.

It’s totally FREE.

Note: You cannot drive traffic to your blog with a personal Pinterest account.

Once you're signed up as a business, you'll gain access to a selection of business-specific resources, successful case studies and links to Pinterest buttons and widgets you can place on your website or blog to promote your activity on the site.

A business account gives you top notch facilities like Pinterest analytics where you can see the performance of your pins, the information about audience who engage with your pins, their demographics, who they interact with etc…

Which is essential to grow on this platform and help bring lots of Pinterest traffic to your site.


Craft an effective username

The first thing you'll want to get right when signing up for Pinterest is your username, which will form the basis of your Pinterest profile's URL (e.g. www.pinterest.com/yourcompanyname).

You will want to publicize this URL both online and in the real world, so try to keep it short, simple and memorable.

The obvious choice is your brand name, but if you have a keyword or slogan related to your company that could work better (especially if your brand's name is longer than the 15-character limit), then consider that instead.

For example,

My username is TheBlogIncubator.


Use the ‘About’ section to your advantage

The description you write in the About section of Pinterest appears at the top of your profile page, and acts to describe your brand and what you do.

However, it will also appear under your Pinterest URL in Google search results, so make sure to include two or three of your business' most relevant keywords.

Don't overdo the length - 160 characters should be plenty.

For example,

My about is - Helping ambitious men and women build profitable blogs so they can replace the 9-5 rat race income with a laptop passive income.

You can do it by going to the account settings of your profile.


Upload a great profile image

The two most popular types of Pinterest profile images for brands are your company's logo or, if you are the figurehead of your business, use headshot, smiling and happy, of course.

Pinterest profile images display within a rounded square on your profile page, and within circles next to pinned content and comments.

To ensure your logo looks great wherever it appears on the site, upload a square 200 x 200 pixel image, but keep your business logo or face within the central "safe area," away from the corners.


Verify your website for trustworthiness

Pinterest will display a little 'globe' icon at the top of your profile, which will lead to your website when clicked.

It isn't hugely prominent on the Pinterest profile page, but every little helps, so don't leave it blank.

To show people that you are a trusted source of information, Pinterest allows you to verify your website.

Once verified, you’ll earn a tick next to its URL on your profile and you’ll also gain access to Pinterest web analytics.

How to optimize Pinterest profile


To do this you need to go to your Pinterest account setting and find the website claim option.

There you need to add your wesbite’s URL and get HTML code to be put into your website.

To do this you will login to your Wordpess dashboard and go to Yoast SEO plugin.

In the social setting you will see Pinterest at the very right.

You will just paste the HTML code here, click save and you’re done.


Creating short and simple board names

In naming your boards, while you should be keyword-rich, keep the names simple and descriptive so that they can be found easily in Pinterest's search - but short enough so that the names do not cut off when viewed on your profile.

Each of your board names can have up to 30 or so characters (including spaces) before being cut off when viewed on your profile page - the remaining characters can be seen when the board is clicked on.

In Pinterest search, meanwhile, the cut-off point is even shorter, at around 20 characters.

If your board name is more than 20 characters long, try to put the most relevant keywords at the beginning so that you give it the best chance of being discovered.

Your Pinterest board name will become part of its URL, i.e. www.pinterest.com/your-board-name, (important for SEO), so choose wisely.

Note: Many people turn to Pinterest as a search engine (opting for it over Google, even, for certain searches), so approaching the setup of your content on the site with an SEO mindset is important - in board names, pin names and descriptions, and even the file name of your images.



When creating boards, keep "niche" in mind

If you have spent time on Pinterest, you might have noticed that some of the biggest brands on the site have created loads of pinboards; each very specific in its contents.

Here's why: because people use Pinterest search a lot to find content (or come across it via a web search), creating highly targeted boards gives your pins a better chance of being found and viewed.

So when you create your Pinterest boards, think unique, specific and niche, and target the content and keywords that you think your audience will be looking for.

Think about which of your boards you want to feature most prominently - based on seasonal promotions, holidays, current trends, etc... and place them in the prime real estate areas of your Pinterest profile.

Select an attractive board cover

One pin on each of your Pinterest boards will be used as the board cover.

This image should be eye-catching, attractive and represent the board as a whole, on your profile and in search results.

In short, your board cover should appeal to users enough to make them want to click and explore its contents in full.

How to make Pinterest board cover


Look how organised these boards are looking. It's giving full idea of what's inside.

Sometimes people only follow certain boards and not the whole account so this will give a clear picture to the potential visitors.

To select a pin as your board cover, hover over the board in question on your profile and click the 'Change Cover' button.

Use the arrows to find the pin you want to use as your board cover.

When selecting your board cover image, you can reposition the image to have the best part featured on the cover.

Click Save Changes to apply the change.


Rearrange your Pinterest boards by importance

Pinterest gives you the option to rearrange your boards.

All you need to do from your profile page is click, hold and drag boards into their optimum positions.

The idea here is to shift your most important boards onto the first couple of rows - especially those 'above the fold', i.e. those boards visible onscreen before a user has to scroll down to see more.

Think about which of your boards you want to feature most prominently - based on seasonal promotions, holidays, current trends, etc... and place them in the prime real estate areas of your Pinterest profile.


Create Secret Boards for future

Pinterest's 'Secret Boards' feature allows you to create an unlimited number of hidden boards that can be made public at any time in the future.

One simple and effective use for Secret Boards is related to seasonal campaigns, e.g. Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.

Slowly build up your campaign’s themed Secret Board throughout the year and when the time comes, you’ll be well prepared to make it public with plenty of content which you can continue to add to during the promotional period.

To create a Secret Board, choose the option at the bottom of your profile page; or, when creating a board from the 'Add' menu, make sure to switch the Secret Board slider to 'On'.

Look what Pinterest is saying about Pinterest baord strategies.
Source: Pinterest


Pin Original Images

Most of the pins on Pinterest are re-pins which means there are very few pictures which are original.

Of course you make a pin and it goes viral meaning a lot of people re-pinned it which is great.

But if you want to keep going viral and reaching to new audience every single day then you must create killer original pins to increase your chances to go viral and get new audience and followers in your account.

This is one of the most important things about Pinterest.

If you really want to do great on Pinterest you must create visually stimulating high quality original pins. Period.

Pinterest will reward you for that.


Optimum Pinterest pin image sizes and design

Pinterest doesn't limit the vertical size of images pinned to its boards, but the horizontal width of pictures does max out at 735 pixels.

Any image width will work, but it will be resized and displayed at a max of 735 pixels.

Also keep this in mind: Pinterest only lets users pin from web pages where there is at least one image, and these images need to be a minimum size of 110 × 110 pixels big.

So to encourage pinning from your own website and blog, be sure to add at least one pinnable image to every page or post.

Research shows taller images encourage more re-pins on Pinterest.

Source: Dan Zarrella 

As they work better in the way the site stacks pieces of content on top of each another in its infinitely-scrolling, narrowblocked grid.

So if you want the images on your Pinterest account and blog to be shared more on Pinterest, focus on creating taller images.


When and what to pin 

Pin regularly and consistently - a few times a day is a good target - but keep the stream going steadily, instead of weeks with nothing followed by huge bursts of activity.

This strategy will maximize your exposure and prevent your followers from being flooded.

As a way to give your Pinterest content more exposure, don't be afraid to pin it more than once, but not to the same board twice (pick one with a similar fit, or a group board) and not straight after the initial share - always give the original pin time to shine.

What you post will depend on your business, but as statistics reveal that around 80% of all content on Pinterest is made up of repinned pins, aim to create original and inspiring pins.

Note: Pinterest employs a "smart feed" algorithm, which measures the quality of a pin based on the attractiveness of its image and the authority of the source website from which it is pinned - the more people who pin images on the site, the better.

Pins that combine these two elements are given preferential treatment within the site's feed.


Secrets to getting more repins 

To help you get more re-pins, here’s everything you need to know that’ll change your blog traffic forever:

1. Create Infographs

If you didn’t know it before, then now you know it.

Infographs are the number 1 and most effective way to get you lots of re-pins and increase the virality score of your board.

And if you’re anything more than a beginner on Pinterest, you know that Virality score is the key to getting a lot of hit pins.

Anyways, when you’re making an infograph make sure that it tells the whole story in one pic and make it visually stimulating.

Create infographs of so much value that people can’t stop re-pinning it.

It looks something like this.

Create pinterest infograph


I would recommend that you should create infographs on your particular blog posts.

Just summarize all the content of your posts in an infograph.

It’s highly effective and have worked for a lot of people before.

My favorite platform for creating Infographs are Canva, Piktochart…

2. Use Keyword and Hashtags

There’s a good ol’ debate out there that adding relevant keywords and hashtags doesn’t work.

Well... it may not work on Instagram.

But on Pinterest, it’s a must.

So whenever you’re pinning, make sure that you’ve added relevant keywords and hashtags to your pin description.

For example – Your blog post is on “Pinterest Pins”

So you can write a Pin description like -

“5 Bullet-proof ways to get more pins on your Pinterest Pins. Wondering how to get more re-pins to increase traffic on your blog posts? Want to know simple and easy ways that make sure your posts never run out of traffic? Then this is an article you’ve got to read. #pinterest #repins #traffic

3. Ask for Re-pin

Ask and it shall be given to you (Ok, that’s a bit cliché)

But it works.

Not everyone will re-pin your pins. But the people who actually get value from your posts and infographs would love to spread your message further.

So, always make sure that you ask for re-pins on your blog as well on pinterest description.

Just a simple copy like -

“Hey if you loved this post/infograph make sure that you share it. So I can spread the message further.”

That’s it. Its not rocket science and you can and should do it.

4. Join Collaborative Relevant Group Boards

What better way to get more re-pins than from your own fellow Pinteresters.

If you provide a lot of value through your blogs and pins, then make sure that you ask your fellow people in Pinterest groups to share and re-pin your content.

If you’re in the right group board where people share and support each other’s contents instead of just selfishly promoting their own stuff then it’s the fastest way to make sure that you get a lot of re-pins.

5. Share your pin to other Social Media Accounts

If you’re on Twitter or Facebook and have built a fine following then you can share your pins to these social media platforms as well.

It’s a good way to get those initial re-pins to get the ticker going.

6. Engage with others

Pinterest doesn’t like people who only self promote. If you want Pinterest by your side so that it keep boosting your reach, you need to engage with others as well.

The best way to engage is by liking and commenting on other pins which you genuinely like.

It does two things.

One, It keeps Pinterest happy about you.

Second, it gives you potential of extra reach. Since people will try to know more about you seeing your amazing comment on the pin.

And one more thing about engaging with others is you re-pin of other pinners to your Pinterest account.

Which will give their pins access to your followers but one very smart thing you can do is re-pinning only those pins which are infograph and have high engagement.

7. Create new content

And the last but not the least create new contents for Pinterest. When you keep promoting your one article over and over it gets saturated.

Plus Pinterest is the game of shot-gun. Unlike rifle where only one bullet fires.

Meaning the more content you upload, the more pin you make, chances of going viral increases to a greater extent.

So keep writing new articles at least once a week, and pinning new images every day.

And your goal to hit 100k Pinterest monthly viewers can be accomplished.

Plus more if you keep applying the best practices which I mentioned throughout this article.

Most importantly, spend time on the actual platform.

Meaning do manual pinning, engage with pins be it yours or others and never give up.


Set up Rich Pins for greater visibility

Pinterest Rich Pins show important details right on the pin. Rich Pins provide more context about an idea because they show extra information directly on a Pin.

Unlike a regular pin where just headline and pin description get shown.

And yes, any pin can become rich pin if you know how to enable them.

But before going further let’s see how does a rich pin look like.

rich pin


This is how an article rich pin looks like.

Wait? Article rich pin? What the heck is that?

There are 4 Types of Rich Pins 

1). Product pins - Product Pins make shopping easier. They include real-time pricing, availability and where to buy your product.

2). Recipe pins – Recipe Pins get cooks excited with all the right info: ingredients, cooking times and serving sizes.

3). Article pins – Article Pins help Pinners save stories that matter to them. Each Article Pin shows a headline, author and story description.

4). App pins – These Pins show an install button so people can download your app without leaving Pinterest. For now, App Pins are only compatible with iOS.

You can enable any one of them according to your business. If you have a blog you will enable article rich pin. If you have a Shopify store you will enable a product pin and so on.

We are going to do it with the Article Rich Pin.

Steps to enable rich pin

Step 1: Get a Pinterest Business Account.

If you already have a Pinterest business account then you can skip this step.

Or else click here to get you one Pinterest business account or convert your personal account to a business account for FREE.

Step 2: Install Yoast SEO plugin

This is very important for enabling rich pin.

Its the life blood of rich pin if you want to use rich pin facility the easiest way. Once you have Yaost SEO plugin activated on your WordPress blog you then go to the general setting of Yoast SEO plugin and enable all the features.

Then one more thing you need to do. You will go to social setting of The Yoast SEO plugin and click on facebook to enable the open graph meta data. If its already enabled by default then leave it.

Step 3: Verify Your Website with Pinterest

Its very important that you verify your website with Pinterest before applying for rich pin.

To do this you need to go to your Pinterest account setting and find the website claim option.

There you need to add your wesbite’s URL and get HTML code to be put onto your website.

To do this you will login to your Wordpess dashboard and go to Yoast SEO plugin.

In the social setting you will see Pinterest at the very right.

You will just paste the HTML code here and click save.

Here comes the final part.

Step 4: Go to Pinterest rich Pin validator page

Visit Pinterest Rich Pin Validator and paste any link of any one of your article and validate.

But make sure you have written the SEO title and meta description of the article in Yoast SEO plugin at the bottom of your blog post in edit section.

After validating, you should see a message that says “your pin has been validated!” Then, click “apply now.”

A pop up will come up with your website’s domain and HTML tags selected. Click “apply now” once again.

Congrats, you’re done!

You then just need to wait for few days while Pinterest approves your Rich Pin application.

Once its done you will then be able to see all the extra information of your pin right on the pin which is Rich Pin now. And yes all your existing pins will also become rich pin by that time.

So this was all about enabling rich pin on your Pinterest account.


Do Pinterest SEO 

Pinterest SEO. Just another one of those scary thing which scare bloggers.

They hardly keep up with Google SEO, and now Pinterest SEO.

Oh my god. It’s so overwhelming.

Well, not if you follow this article.

I’m hoping that you’re already aware about the power of Pinterest on your blog.

How Pinterest can change your business and your life?

Pinterest is the #1 platform to drive targeted traffic to your blog for FREE.

But wouldn’t it be great when you actually make the most out of it?

Wouldn’t it be great when you win at Pinterest SEO and drive tons of FREE traffic and leads to your blog?

Indeed.

So, let’s jump right into the Pinterest SEO tips, tricks, hack, tools and reveal the secrets.


SEO of Pinterest Profile

To win at Pinterest you need to think like an SEO expert. Pinterest SEO is no different than Google SEO in general.

Both the search engine requires text data to give your content specific reach and engagement.

So here we go. We start with doing the SEO of your Pinterest profile.

Your name and bio.

Yes, your name and bio must include your main keyword.

For example your name - The Blog incubator | Profitable Blogging Tips

And for bio - Helping ambitious men and women build profitable blogs so they can replace the 9-5 rat race income with a laptop passive income.

You can do it by going to the account settings of your profile.


SEO of Pinterest Board

It’s no different than optimizing your Pinterest profile.

Basically what you have to do is name the board with the most relevant keyword you’re going to pin to that board.

For example – If you’re going to pin about blogging then you must create a board named something like Blogging or blogging tips etc…

Next you have to optimize your board’s description.

While writing board’s description keep these two things in mind –

  • Write keyword rich description in a conversational manner.
  • Add 2-3 hashtags at the end of the description of your main keyword.

You can do this by clicking on the pencil icon which will come while hovering your mouse cursor over the board.


SEO of Pin

This is the deal breaker of Pinterest SEO.

SEO is incomplete without text and keywords.

So, try to provide as much TEXT as possible to Pinterest.

Pinterest have tools to organize pins based on the texts, images and interests.

Below are the every other ways to provide more text to a pin.

  • Pin’s title
  • Pin’s description
  • Link text
  • Board name
  • “Alt” text of an image
  • Image caption
  • Page headline
  • Page meta title (Yoast SEO plugin)
  • Page meta description (Yoast SEO plugin)
  • Page meta keyword (Yoast SEO plugin)

All the above listings must have your keywords which you’re trying to rank for.

Most importantly getting recommended by Pinterest to your target audience be it followers or non-followers based on interest.

This is also called taste graph.

Just like open graph which facebook and Pinterest uses to fetch information from the website when you put a link on those platform.

Fair warning - Pinterest penalizes for keywords stuffing so keep that in mind.

This is why I say this over and over again to add keywords in a conversational and humanizing manner.


Write Keyword rich Pin description

There are 100s of 1000s of pins being pinned each day on Pinterest.

So how does Pinterest recognizes the pin?

The keywords in the pin’s title and description. As well as the visual layout.

So you have to make sure you add your focused keywords in the headline of your article, its SEO title, its meta description, the headline of the pins and in their description.

But make sure one more thing. Do this in a conversational manner.

Or else Pinterest will penalize you for keyword stuffing.

Example

Your focused keyword is “Blogging for Beginners”

Wrong Pin description -

Blogging for beginners, bloggers, getting started with blog, tips on writing viral blog post as a blogger which can get your blog rank high… (enough – I don’t want to get penalized by Pinterest LOL).

Right Pin description –

Learn the bullet proof strategies of blogging which you can use to go viral even if you’re a beginner. This blogging for beginners guide will make you a well recognized blogger in your niche so make sure you read this article and apply all the strategies of blogging given in this article.


Keyword research for Pinterest 

We got out our profile optimized, boards optimized, and pins optimized.

But without having idea on how to find your keywords how are you going to SEO your Pinterest.

Well here are the quick tips for your keywords research.

1. Use Pinterest itself –

Pinterest search


Search on the search bar and see what it suggests. Pinterest will only suggest you what’s being searched on the platform and therefore a good keyword idea for your new content and SEO.

2. Google keyword planner –

USE Google keyword planner


You can just type in your preferred keyword and it will show you the exact search volume of your keywords as well as of related keywords directly from Google search result.

It’s definitely a great tool and best of all it’s FREE.

Get a FREE Google keyword planner tool here.


Follow other Pinners 

This is the most notorious of them all.

Many people say they follow someone on Pinterest and they get a followback but after some time they unfollow.

How cheap and gross.

Pinterest is not the place where you hashtag with followforfollow and so on.

If people find your content useful they will follow back. Simple.

But following other pinners who have massive audience reach and followers, connects you with them and it increases your chances to get seen by their followers.

Although I recommend you not to do this at once. It exudes nothing but total spam and Pinterest might shut down your account for doing this.

You can follow other pinners, maybe 2 a day. But not more than that.


Mistakes to avoid on Pinterst

I was doing some deadly mistakes which were killing my growth.

If you don’t want to spend your time doing hit and trials in finding your sweet spot.

Let me tell you those deadly sins which I made in my early days and how you can avoid them.

For your maximum possible growth.

The deadly mistake number –

1. Re-pinning of others

Yes, when you re-pin of other pinners, you lose a fraction of engagement for your website.

Your Pinterest viewers get extra options to click.

If they go to other blogs they may not go to yours.

But you may ask what about making Pinterest happy Shakir?

Pinterest encourages not to over promote yourself.

Pinterest recommends to engage with other pins as well.

Re-pin them, like them, leave comments on them etc…

So, this is my answer to all your queries –

Re-pin of other pinners, but…

…make sure you re-pin the info-graphs.

And not pins who have strong C.T.A. (click to action).

Let me make it easier for you.

There are two kinds of pins.

  • 1. Infographs
  • 2. Click-throughs

These two serve different things -

#1 increases the virality score of the board. Since people will re-pin it like crazy but won’t click on it as it has already given the information on the image itself.

While #2 gets you most of the clicks.

So I recommend you make yourself both kinds of pins. And for re-pin use Infographs.

Here’s the difference between Infograph and click-through pin.

2. Keywords Stuffing

You might be familiar with this.

People think, adding more keyword brings better results.

Well, sort of.

But exceeding your limit might get you in trouble.

This is a major mistake, I learnt the hard way.

Doing this will not bring you more traffic on your blog.

In fact this will harm you.

Pinterest doesn’t like these kinds of activities.

Pinterest will penalize you for keyword stuffing.

They might even shut your Pinterest account altogether.

So this is what I recommend you guys.

Write keyword rich titles and description but make sure you do this in a conversational manner.

3. No Manual Pinning

The concept of automation is reaching new heights.

People tend to automate everything these days.

They want to automate their e-mail list building, their social media accounts, in fact their whole business.

Which I’m totally okay with.

I also automate my social media posts. I also automate my e-mail list building.

But for Pinterest you can’t win big by automating your pins using various schedulers.

I’m not saying to avoid them. Nobody has time to sit and spend their entire time on Pinterest.

What I’m saying is to do manual pinning more than your scheduled ones.

Trust me guys, this is the deal breaker.

Pinterest reward pinners who pin manually and spend time on the platform.

So make sure you not go full on scheduling but do manual pinning more often.

4. Pinning to Irrelevant Boards

Relevancy is THE key.

If you want to make the most out of your Pinterest, you must be relevant.

What I mean by this is “pin to your relevant boards”.

For example if your pin is about blogging then you make sure you pin it to your board which is solely focused on blogging.

And not on boards which are focused on Halloween or any other topics.

The key is to identify your niche and the core topic that you’re going to write about on your blog.

Create pins on them and pin them to the most relevant board first.

You even re-pin to your most relevant boards first.

So what I recommend is you create boards with the most relevant name.

And in the board description you add all the related keywords in a conversational manner.

5. Not pinning enough

What’s enough?

There’s no answer to it.

You can pin as much as you want but the only thing which you need to consider is your frequency.

If you do more than 10 pins at a time (in one session) then you’re increasing your chances to get banned by Pinterest for spamming.

So, don’t do more than 10 pins at a time. And get back to Pinterest the next hour and you can do another 10 pins, so back and so forth.

I recommend you to do at least 10 pins (your pin + other’s) throughout the day. And If you’re starting out then you need to double down the pins.


Add Pinterest follow button on your website

This is the most important and crucial part.

People who visited to your site might not come back again.

So, before they leave your site make them to follow you on Pinterest so that whenever you publish something on Pinterest they will be notified to check that out.

But…

Nobody is going to follow you unless you give them value. Be it in the form entertainment, wisdom etc…

Also nobody is going to follow you unless you ask them to.

So, how do you get people to follow you?

You provide them value (in the form of entertainment and wisdom) and you ask for a favor.

You ask them to follow you so they keep getting value from you.

And the most ideal place to do so is your blog. You help people on your blog. You help solve their problem. You give them value there.

So why not ask them to follow you?

Therefore, have a Pinterest follow button on your blog where people can see it. And appreciate you for the value you provide in their life.

Go here and get yourself a code of your follow button to be placed on your blog.

Keep that button at the place where people notice first on your blog.

You can put it on the header, sidebar as well as at the bottom of your article.


Get social share plugin on your blog

Social share


You created the remarkable content on your blog. You promoted it. People liked it.

But if no one shares it, you’re still leaving tons of traffic on the table.

To avoid that there’s a WordPress plugin named “Social Warfare” (FREE version is enough).

Just install “Social Warfare” plugin into your wordpress and you’re good to go.

Visitors will then have enough option to share your content to their friend and family be it Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin you name it.


Interact, mention, and share your best content to community boards.

Pinterest allows you to mention other users in a comment by typing @username. People love knowing you like their content, so be sure to let them know.

Create a seed-list of loyal people you can count on to re-pin your content, and @tag them in your pins to get them involved.

In addition, consider using a service like PinGroupie to find popular community boards, and share your best content to them.


Pinterest analytics strategy

Pinterest's built-in analytics tool (accessed via a button on your profile page or directly at https://analytics.pinterest.com/) provides a top-down statistical overview of how often content is being pinned from your website. 

How many times your pins are repinned, how many people are seeing your pins each day, how many are clicking on them, which devices they're accessing your content on, and who these people are (based on location, gender, interests, and languages spoken).

Use the data to compare your pin and board stats, learn about your audience, spot trends, and adapt your strategy to capitalize on what most resonates with the people who engage with your Pinterest content.


Now I’d like to hear from you

There you have it.

That's all I have for driving organic (FREE) traffic to your blog with Pinterest.

Now I’d like to hear from you…

Is your Google organic traffic enough?

Or wanting to give my Pinterest traffic method a try?

Either way, let me know by leaving a comment below right now.

About the Author Shakir Jamal

Shakir is a professional Internet Marketer and blogger who helps ambitious men and women build profitable blogs and scale to $10,000 (or more) per month in 90 days (or less), so they can replace their 9-5 rat race income with a laptop passive income.

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