Over the last year or so, I have really taken to Pinterest. I blogged for almost 3 years before I started using this particular social media platform and the results have been amazing since I have.
Basically, Pinterest has become my number 1 source of traffic and it literally dwarfs twitter and facebook. So, I thought I would share some of my favourite Pinterest tips for beginners to help you increase your blog’s stats within just a few weeks, just like I did.
10 Pinterest Tips to Drive traffic to your Blog
Firstly if you do not have a Pinterest account then head over there and sign up here!
1 – Creating Boards that match your content
I would personally recommend only creating boards with topics that you are highly interested in and boards that match your blog content and categories. This way, when you have a post with a super awesome image, you can promote your pin along with the other pins you pin that day.
2 – Attracting the right followers
This is extremely important for you success on Pinterest as a blogger. If your blog is about let’s say “Parenting.” Then you don’t want to be creating boards about animals unless of course it’s something along the lines of family pets or Animals that are good with kids.
The more topics you have that surround Parenting the better because people who follow you will be looking for this type of content and over time you will attract more followers who genuinely want to pin from your boards and content.
3 – Go Vertical with Images.
Generally, the best types of images that get noticed on Pinterest are vertical images dimensions. I find not only does it get your pin noticed, but it also gives you more space to write a killer title.
4 – Pin Scheduling Tools
It’s really a matter of preference. I like tailwind for ease of use and because you get quite up to date statistics from the tool.
Scheduling pins mean’s you can select a number of quality images and schedule the content to be drip fed into the Pinterest boards of your choice.
5 – Create Blog Board
Make your very own Pinterest Blog board like mine here. People may not pin all of your content, but if they are curious or they like your content they will go through the post in your blog board to see your type of content.
6 – Save images with a keyword
I was guilty not doing this prior to understanding Pinterest. Before you upload the image make sure your keyword is in the file name. Once you have uploaded the image, make sure your alt tags are also filled in using your chosen keyword or phrase. Basically, make sure you tell Pinterest what your image is actually about.
7 – Create, an awesome Pinterest Profile.
Sounds simple, right? That’s because it is! Describe what content you like to pin and add keywords to your profile. This will make you stand out when it comes to others searching for pinnable content.
- Example Image of my Profile below.
If you take a look, you can see what I like to pin straight from the description. If someone views your profile they will know what type of content to expect by following you.
8 – Pin to all of your categories at least once a day
I would suggest starting with a smaller number of boards if you can’t dedicate the time to pinning to too many board categories. Start with around 10 boards that make you feel inspired and pin to those and build your boards up over a period of time.
9 – Check your image links!
When you pin your images, just check to see that they actually go to what they are describing. This prevents your boards becoming spammy and people won’t be clicking through to a site that has nothing to do with the pin itself.
10 – Lower your bounce rate.
So, bounce rate plays a big role in your website’s quality. If someone lands on your page for a particular topic the chances are they are looking for lots of quality content to pin around that topic.
If you look at my post here 21 Star Wars Birthday Party Ideas you will see I have placed other Birthday related posts at the bottom. People will click on these images and go to your next post because their interested in these types of images and content.
Since I did this my bounce rate has lowered under 40%, ok, it fluctuates but it’s a far cry from 88% which it was before. I have seen an increase in both google searches and social media since this lowered significantly.
Ok, that is it. I would love to hear what types of Pinterest tips for beginners or in fact anyone who uses Pinterest to drive more traffic to their site.