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We are in this together and we got this! *lets inner cheerleader speak*
I’ve been blogging for about a year now. Never really taken it seriously since it was just a hobby and for me a way to talk about what’s on my mind. In that other said blog, I usually talk about more serious stuff. Mental health and depression to be exact.
But now that I have decided to open up my second blog more professionally I also found myself googling and watching videos on how to use Pinterest to my favor.
I always underestimated the power of Pinterest. For a long time, I thought it’s just a platform in which you just create boards with the things you love, things you admire, things you find inspirational or DIY hacks you have always wanted to try.
The tips I share with you, are tips that work for me. Of course, it could be completely different for you and if so, don’t get discouraged. Instead, try to find a different way that could work for you!
SO with that being said, it never crossed my mind that Pinterest could actually work to my favor!
And since sharing is caring I have put together a list of 6 hacks on how to use Pinterest to attract more traffic. Just for you!
So let’s begin, shall we?
- PIN DAILY
And I’m not talking about pinning cute dogs. I mean you could, but as long as these pins don’t match with your target group then you shouldn’t pin these posts.
Unless, of course, you blog about cute dogs. Then you should go for it!
“But I don’t have the time to do pin daily!”
Well, my friend, you are wrong. And that’s just an excuse.
I have a wonderful 8-5 job and I still manage to pin daily. It’s actually not that bad. All it takes is 10 minutes out of my life. I usually do that 10 minutes before bed-time.
- USE TAILWIND
Tailwind It honestly gives my Pinterest page LIFE!
At first I didn’t wanted to use it. Why? For no particular reason. I just didn’t wanted to. But luckily I was smart enough to sign up after all. It let’s you upload your own Pinterest posts and if you join tribes (groups) chances are, that others in your tribe will post your posts on their boards, too. And you don’t even need to do that daily! You can simply do that on a Sunday afternoon or whichever day you prefer. Schedule your pins for the week, and they will automatically be published during the week. Can it get any simpler than that?!
- JOIN GROUP BOARDS
That’s definitely another way to drive more traffic to Pinterest.
Join relevant group boards. Let’s say you write about a female solo traveler. Just type in these words in the search box and look for group boards. Typically it’s very easy to join group boards. All you need to do is message the owner of the group board if you can join their board. Leave them the e-mail address which you used for your Pinterest account, so that they can add you to the board.
“There are 30 members on the board. How do I know who owns the board?”
This seems to be a tough one at first, but it really isn’t.
Becausseeeee *drum roll*
The first person who comes up at the group board member sign on the left-hand site is the person who owns the board and to whom you can send your request to join.
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- KEYWORD THAT SH*T UP
Be familiar with the fact that Pinterest is not a social network, like Facebook or Instagram but a search and discovery tool, like google. So what you will do – or what Nancy the 16-year-old fashion lover will do is she will type in keywords relevant to her taste in fashion.
Be like Nancy. Use keywords in the description of your pins, in your board’s description and put these keywords in your Pinterest profile as well! And if you don’t know what Nancy could possibly type in, do more research on your target group and use resources like google trends or übersuggest.
- JOIN FACEBOOK GROUPS
Join Facebook groups like “Blogger Engagement Group!”, “Share your blog + tips and tricks”, “Blogger Share and Promo Group” as well as many other groups and participate in their weekly threads.
- VERTICAL IMAGES + A KILLER HEADLINE
The type of pictures that work best on Pinterest are clean, vertical pictures. Usually with a white background, 1-2 different fonts. Nothing too over exaggerated.
So if Nancy stumbles upon your image, make her want to read your headline. Try to grab her attention. Give her the feeling that you got her back and that she will find what she’s looking for in your post.
So that’s it!
I’ve been using this strategy for about a week now and I am already attracting more Pinterest users than I could have asked for. Sure, I am still starting and I’m not part of the few percentages of bloggers that reach thousands of pinteresters (?) in just one night, but I believe that if you stick to it, your Pinterest followers will slowly but surely grow more and more. Right now I have 9 followers, that’s 9 more than I had a week ago! It’s a small amount, but I’m pretty sure it will grow.
Let me know what has worked for you or if you have done things differently.
I hope this was of help!
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