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3 Things I Did That Boosted My Pinterest Traffic

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.  


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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 a
fter 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.

 

Pinterest Trending pin button

 


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.

 

Screenshot of Pinterest analytics before using Manual pinning simplified e-book
Before Using “Manual Pinning Simplified” e-book

 

After using her strategy for 1 week, this is the result.

 

Screenshot of Pinterest analytics after using Manual pinning simplified e-book
After Using “Manual Pinning Simplified” e-book

 

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.

 

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT MANUAL PINNING SIMPLIFIED E-BOOK

 

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.

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Mahesh

Hi, I'm Mahesh! I left my 9-5 job & became a full-time blogger. I like traveling, listening music & helping newbie bloggers to build a better blog. You can connect with me on Instagram.

22 thoughts to “3 Things I Did That Boosted My Pinterest Traffic”

  1. I’m all about trying to grow my pintrest following, so this is super perfect for me right now. I hadn’t been doing the first pin, so I’ll start doing that as of today. Thanks!

  2. This is really awesome! Pinterest is still a beast I have yet to tame when it comes to my blog. I want to get better at it but there are just so many things to focus on. Thank you for the tips.

    1. Yeah Echo, there are so many things on Pinterest which sometimes becomes quite overwhelming. But the best thing you can do is to use just one strategy at a time for one week and see whether there is any change in Pinterest traffic. If not, then skip to another strategy.

  3. Love this! Manual pinning isn’t something I’ve been wanting to try but just felt like it was too complicated and time-consuming. I love the idea of being able to do it on my smartphone without any sheets!

  4. I just started the free trial with Tailwind and am loving it so far! But you’re completely right about how many pins have missing or broken links!

  5. These are great tips because Pinterest gives me a bit of a headache because I genuinely don’t understand it!

  6. Pinterest just changed its algorithm and pin sizes again, so staying on top of ongoing changes is very important! If you look at Pinterest as another Google search engine, then you’ll know the importance of including keywords in your profile description, board titles, board descriptions and pin descriptions. 🙂

  7. I have had mixed success with Pinterest but I like your recommendation about pinning trending pins. This makes sense and I’m going to give it a shot. Thank you!

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