We’re talking Pinterest domination today! I’m going to show you 7 easy hacks to dominate Pinterest for traffic. Follow these steps to get loads of traffic from Pinterest to your blog or website.
Here we go…
You want to have keywords in your Pinterest bio, pin title, and pin description. This is something so simple that gets missed. With keywords, when Pinterest users search in Pinterest, your pins will be more likely to be found because keywords will be present in the title and description. Same goes with your profile.
Your profile will be more likely to be found if your Pinterest bio has keywords in it. Take 10 minutes and knock out this step now. Then, moving forward, make sure new pins have keywords in the title and description.
2.) PIN OFTEN
Become a regular pinner if you aren’t already. Use tools like Tailwind, Boardbooster, or Viraltag to help automate your pinning. There’s no need to be on Pinterest all day long if you can use simple automation tools to do the heavy lifting for you.
3.) BOARD COVERS
This has been kinda controversial recently. Some argue that board covers are not necessary because they aren’t seen on mobile and the majority of Pinterest users are mobile.
I can understand that BUT..I still think board covers or at least an overall theme, helps contribute to your Pinterest strategy. If a user visits your profile, they will be more likely to remember a themed or board covered set of Pinterest boards compared to boards that aren’t.
Board covers take like 5 minutes to create in Canva. Use the dimensions 330 x 165 and whip up some pretty board covers. Then, hit up Pinterest and pin an image (which will be your board cover) to the appropriate board, and change your cover. Easy, peasy!
Examples of themed and board covered Pinterest accounts:
4.) RICH PINS
5.) GROUP BOARDS
Find group boards on Pingroupie. They are great because you get to deliver your pins to a board that will likely have more followers than your own Pinterest boards. So, bigger audience and a different audience than you have. Win-win.
I’d recommend joining 10 boards to start. More or less is fine, depending on your preference. I’m in 30.
6.) PINNABLE IMAGES
Create pinnable images with Canva. Use the Pinterest graphic template in Canva and create your gorgeous pin. Make sure to have text overlay on your pin and use eye-catching imagery. Pixabay, Pexels, and Kaboompics are some examples of free stock photo sources.
Examples of pretty pins:
7.) ADD THE MILOTREE PLUGIN TO YOUR BLOG
The Miltoree plugin adds a cute popup when readers visit your blog. They can instantly follow you! Easy.
You can implement these 7 easy hacks in less than an hour. An hour of work for tons of traffic as reward. Can’t beat that! What is your Pinterest secret sauce strategy?
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