Pinterest has always been a puzzle for me because one day I see a hike in traffic and on another day, I rarely see any of them.
I am sure you must have felt the same. Its kinda make me scratch my head to figure out what this mystery is all about. What am I doing wrong which isn’t giving me any traffic and at the same time what am I doing right?
Now, I have been using Pinterest for last 6 months and haven’t seen any huge spike in traffic. It doesn’t mean that I don’t get any traffic. Sure, I get.
I had a pin which went viral that gave me hundreds of visitors straight for 3 days. But after that, all came back to normal. In short, I always had a good and bad luck with Pinterest.
Its like one day I am seeing my Pinterest graphs are going up and on another day, it’s literally the opposite.
But after doing quite a research that includes reading other bloggers post as well, I came to a conclusion that I was missing few things that weren’t included in my Pinterest strategy.
So, when I started implementing them, I saw my Pinterest analytics starting to take off which resulted in more blog traffic.
Now, I am not here to talk about choosing a business account, applying SEO, blah blah blah. Nope. I am pretty much sure that you have read them a million times.
What I am going to discuss here is something different. So, if you are keen to know what I have to share, then keep on reading.
3 THINGS THAT BOOSTED MY PINTEREST TRAFFIC
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1. PINNING TRENDING PINS
Trending pins or I should say popular pins are some of the best pins to repin. These are mostly 3rd party pins which have a high number of repins.
Pinning such pins to your personal boards on a daily basis is a great way to keep your Pinterest profile healthy.
You see, when I have started pinning these trending pins, my Pinterest reach has suddenly increased. I have also seen some improvement in my traffic as well.
All I did was pinning 5 of them on a daily basis. It has to relevant pins and no random ones. Even if you don’t find such relevant pins, you can still repin other trending pins by creating separate boards for them.
If you will follow this routine, I am pretty sure that you will see some changes.
You see, when Pinterest finds out that you are pinning and sharing good contents with your followers, then Pinterest thinks, “Yeah, I should give him/her some SmartFeed favor.
Makes sense, Right?
This is the first thing I do every day either with my smartphone or desktop. If you don’t where to find them, check out below screenshot.
2. CHECKING PINS BEFORE PINNING THEM
Well, I assume that most of the pinners are doing this mistake every day. I know many of them are in a hurry and wants to quickly repin contents.
But, have you ever checked whether you are pinning legit pins?
You see, there are many pins out there which are quite attractive and give us a tempt to repin it. But sometimes, when you click such pins, you either land on a dead end (broken link) or spammy websites.
If you repin such bad pins to your profile, it may impact your Pinterest health. Because, when Pinterest algorithm sees that you’re promoting bad content, chances are your pins will lose its exposure.
So, I recommend that before repinning any pins, take time to check out whether it points out to the right page or not.
Doing so will have a positive impact on your profile. Also, when you are clicking pins and checking out the website, it also indicates Pinterest that you are engaging with a pin which is a great practice.
3. TRIED “MANUAL PINNING SIMPLIFIED E-BOOK”
This is the first e-book that I have ever tried for Pinterest due to its manual pinning strategy using only a smartphone. I felt that the concept is pretty unique and you don’t have to maintain any spreadsheet for tracking the pins.
All you need is just a smartphone and that’s it. This is what captivated me to buy this e-book. But before I knew anything about it, I always use to maintain a massive spreadsheet.
It took me quite a time to pin images using such spreadsheets. Not only it was time-consuming but it was also not mobile friendly.
However, when I read Kayla’s e-book, I was pretty amazed. She showed a simple smartphone pinning technique that you can do anytime & anywhere without needing any sheets.
If I talk about her e-book, its pretty straight-forward, up to the point and has valuable Pinterest information. She also provides a video where she exactly shows her manual pinning strategy via smartphone.
This e-book will show you the right strategy to repin your new pins so that it has the maximum chance to get viral. If you follow her steps, your new pins will have more exposure which in turn drives more traffic.
I loved her strategy and have been following the same for the last one week.
Now the question is did I see any result? Yes, of course, I have started to see some major result just within one week of using her strategy.
Following is the screenshot of my Pinterest analytics before using Kyla’s strategy.
After using her strategy for 1 week, this is the result.
You can clearly see the difference. Well, I will keep on updating my result here on a monthly basis so that all of you can see the result from time to time. It has worked for me and I am pretty sure it will also work for you.
That’s it, guys. I hope you will follow all the advice and see some major changes in the future. If you have any doubt, feel free to drop a comment. Also, if you liked my article, show me some social love by pinning my pin. Cheers.