Pinterest Tips: The Simple Pinterest Strategy That Will Skyrocket Your Blog Traffic
Hey there, friend! Today I want to share with you my top Pinterest tips.
Pinterest is such an amazing tool for blog traffic, it’s what consistently sends thousands of visitors to my site each day. But visitors from Pinterest don’t land here on coincidence, no, I have crafted a strategy that helps them get here on purpose.
I have a very easy and very quick little guide to share with you today on how I do it, so you can your Pinterest prowess and ultimately increase your blog traffic too!
Using this SEO strategy, I sent my Pinterest page views and my website page views up over 10x what it had been before!
I don’t use the word ‘skyrocket’ lightly, but in this case, skyrocket is exactly what happened. I managed to ‘crack’ the Pinterest algorithm and get all up in the smartfeed (finally!)
So I’m pumped to share my Pinterest tips with you.
You don’t need a ton (or any) followers on Pinterest to be successful!
The first thing to keep in mind is that Pinterest is NOT a social network, it is a search engine (like Google). What this means is it is SUPER important to set up your images with strong SEO keywords. I’ll show you how to do that below.
Some Quick Pinterest Tips
- Join as many Pinterest group boards as you can find, that fit your niche. See How To Find Pinterest Group Boards
- When you have a new blog post / new pin, make sure that you pin it to one of your niche boards first, a board with lots of keywords that is on-topic for what this new pin/blog post is about. Don’t post it to your ‘best of ‘ board or any ‘catch all’ board on the first day. You need to give the first pin its keyword juice, to signal to Pinterest so it knows how to show it in search results.
- The first 5 pins that you pin at 12am UTC (5pm PST) gets priority from Pinterest, so make the ones you post at that time each day your best ones.
- Manually pin a bit each day.
- Use Tailwind to schedule pins to your group boards.
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Pinterest Tips Step 1 – Rich Pin Certification
You must have a Pinterest business account, and be approved for Rich Pins. It’s free. I have a guide on how to set up Rich Pins here. Read that first if you aren’t already set up for that.
Pinterest Tips Step 2 – An Easy Image Seo Trick
This little trick is a simple and quick way to add keywords to your pins, so that they show up high in search results.
SEO can be confusing, but this is an easy way to implement strong SEO to your images/website without a headache.
First, go to your image library in WordPress ( Media / Library) and click the image you intend to pin on Pinterest. Here’s what one of mine looks like:
It’s important to use alt tags on all of your photos, which are descriptive words for what your image and post is about. To do that, enter your info in the ‘Alt Title’ space, In the Alt Title space I’ve put:
“Start A Profitable Blog Toolkit – Everything You Need To Do To Start An Awesome Money-Making Blog – Tools And Resources I Use To Make Money Blogging – Passive Income – Affiliates – Content – Social Media – Management – Seo – Social Media Marketing | http://www.herpaperroute.com”
Then you will see that in the Description area, I’ve put a whole bunch of words. These are my keywords. These keywords are anything that someone might type into Pinterest or Google when looking for what my Pin is about.
As you can see, when the pin appears on Pinterest in the feed, it looks like this. Because I have enabled Rich Pins (Step 1), my profile picture appears, along with my blog info.
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Pinterest Tips Step 3 – Tailwind & Tailwind Tribes
Tailwind Tribes is a previously invite-only app that is the secret ingredient of bloggers and influencers to majorly boost blog and Pinterest traffic, engagement and social reach.
Sign up for a new account on Tailwind: This link gives you a free month!
Simply connect your Pinterest account, and you will be given a multitude of powerful tools from your Tailwind dashboard, including showing your which of your pins and boards are doing the best and worst, and a fully visual overview of your scheduling efforts.
If you have been a reader of this blog for a while then you already know how I am a huge supporter of Tailwind Tribes! You may even be in the HerPaperRoute Tailwind Tribe, which has helped hundreds of bloggers like you bring in major amounts of traffic from Pinterest.
How To Use Tailwind Tribes
For a step by step guide to using Tailwind Tribes, and how I use Tailwind Tribes to reach over 1 million monthly Pinterest page views, read this: How Rock Tailwind Tribes
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