Pinterest is the hot bed of image sharing on the Internet. Though image sharing is huge on Facebook too but image sharing as a means of traffic acquisition is something that you can do greatly only on Pinterest. Every blogger out there is busy searching for ways on how to get traffic from Pinterest. Creating a Pinterest profile is simple, easy and of course free. As a blogger having traffic from vast variety of sources is always a good thing and it’s one of the few things that help in maintaining a penalty free blog. As you already know that Google is frowning upon many Bloggers these days who are not transparent and genuine in their traffic acquisition strategies.
Inspire2rise guide on How to get traffic from Pinterest
When it comes to driving traffic to your blog, Pinterest is a site which many people miss out on. One of the main reasons is that many writers and upcoming bloggers are under the impression that Pinterest is only for those business which have a visual attribute towards it. For Example; A fashion blogger can post her daily outfits for the world to see, a photographer can post his/her pictures. But that is where many of us undermine Pinterest’s capabilities. By following some quick tips, you can divert major traffic to your website via Pinterest
- Board is basic
Board is everything on Pinterest! A proper board with right description tells people what you are and what you do. So first for all, make sure to name the Board as same as your blog. It makes it easy for the followers of your blog too to find you on Pinterest and follow you.
Also, nobody has time these days honestly to go through one full page just to figure out what your profile is about. So make such a board that can grab anybody’s attention within a minute.
- Board what you are
I have come across a lot of people’s profile wherein they are simply posting junk which is not even remotely related to their blog or website. So simply create boards which relate to your business and market. For Example; I write book reviews, so I make sure to create a board for my TBR and another board for my book reviews that I post on my blog.
- It’s all about pictures
And this is the part where many people misunderstand Pinterest. They think that it’s all about pictures and in my business, I don’t need pictures. But do you know that visuals are more appealing than content to anyone? You can post pictures of any kind of business that you have. For Example: I post pictures of my books on pinterest. But pictures that are set in backgrounds which can prove that almost all the time I am reading books and talking about books. So try and click good pictures, post them and get over the misconception!
- Sharing is caring:
In blogging world, networking and engagement is everything. As an upcoming blogger I know how important it is to reach out to people and get to know what they want out of your blog. So make sure to engage with your followers and fellow interest users as much as you can. So that they get to know about you and also you get to know something new from them. If you realy think someone’s pin is really great, like and re-pin it. You can also re-pin articles that your followers may like to read.
- Contest to spice up
Contest is a great way to engage with your followers and fellow bloggers. You can simply start running a contest and pin it up on your board for your followers to see. For Example: To celebrate my 500 followers on Pinterest, I can plan and arrange a book giveaway for Series of “Song of Fire and Ice’’.
Your followers should know who is behind that amazing Pinterest profile. So once in a while post personalized pins too. I sometimes post a book selfie and also post my blog contributors pictures to show the real person behind all the hard work.
- Article Pins:
So article pins is the new thing on Pinterest! Article pins share more data than a regular pin and automatically include information like headline and author and summary as well. If you want, they can also showcase a logo and byline image! Pin what you are best at!
- A little seo as cherry on top
No we don’t want you to become a full fledged seo, but little seo tips will never harm you. Simple rules like using relevant keywords to desctibe your blog post and including hashtags incase you are not able to include the keyword properly.
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