Pinterest Marketing Strategies For Growth

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For the last few months, I have been reading everything I can find on the topic of Pinterest Marketing Strategies.

My main goal has been to find ways to increase Pinterest traffic and blog traffic!

So, I decided to invest in two paid courses and a few free courses to get a jump start. I’m going to share five tips that have made my numbers double and triple in some areas!

Tip One: Take Pinteresting Strategies

The course where I saw a HUGE increase in traffic was Pinteresting Strategies by Carly!

A few stats since taking Pinteresting Strategies:

  • My Pinterest Views have tripled.
  • My Pinterest Clicks and Saves have doubled.
  • My blog traffic has skyrocketed from less than 1K to nearly 5K most of which came from Pinterest!

I downloaded Pinteresting Strategies and completed the course over the span of two days.

After reading through the first few lessons, I decided to put her tips into practice.

Within a few hours, one new pin had over 1,000 views. Typically, getting that many views would take over a week for me. That is how powerful and amazing her tips are!

The best part? Her strategies are simple, straight forward and SO EASY TO UNDERSTAND. Many times when reading about Pinterest Marketing, I felt like I was reading a different language. Can anyone else relate?

Of course, I would love for you to grab a copy of Pinteresting Strategies through my link. I’m confident that you will LOVE it!

Tip 2: Make Sure You Have Claimed Your Website on Pinterest

Confession time. I waited much to long to tackle this step. However, as soon as I claimed my website, my numbers did another incredible boost. I gained over 5,000 views by doing this.

If you don’t know how to claim your website on Pinterest, check out my article on How To Claim Your WordPress Website on Pinterest in 5 Easy steps.

Tip 3: Use Group Boards!

I feel like this step gets overlooked or gets a bad rap. However, since I’m sharing what has worked for me I have to include this. Group boards have been a huge boost to my Pinterest traffic.

Note: I utilize both keyword specific group boards and general group boards. However, I always pin to keyword specific group boards first and then pin to general group boards. This method seems to work great for me!

Tip 4: Use Simple Design

I find that the more simple my pins are, the more traction they get. I really think this is because 9 times out of 10 our pins are only viewed for a second or two before users scroll on by. You want your pin to stand out from the crowd. Think simple designs, bright colors and lighter backgrounds.

Tip 5: Try New Keywords

I think it’s important to have specific keywords that you are regularly pinning for, however, always try new keywords that pertain to your topic. This will help give your followers new insight and allow you to expand your reach.

Want more Pinterest Marketing Strategies and tips? Be sure to grab two of my favorite Pinterest Hacks!

Happy Pinning!

How to Claim Your WordPress Site on Pinterest

Today, I’m sharing a simple step by step tutorial on how to claim your web site on Pinterest!

It took me a couple of tries before I got it right. The easiest method is by using the Yoast Plug In! If you don’t have it, find it and add it! It’s a great resource for bloggers who want to make money online.

Five Steps To Claim Your Website On Pinterest

  1. Log into your Pinterest Account. You will need to make sure you are using a Business Account (personal will not work for this). Having a business account has many benefits which include claiming your web site and being able to use rich pins. It helps with Pinterest SEO!
  2. Once you have a business Pinterest Page, go to your settings (the three little dots at the top of the page) and then click on edit settings.
  3. On the menu (left side) click on claim web site. Pinterest has a step by step action at this point. Follow directions and copy the HTML Tag option. Don’t click save, yet!
  4. Open another browser and go to your WordPress dash board. Click on the Y SEO >SOCIAL Link. Double check your Facebook tab and make sure the open graph settings are turned on. Then, click on the Pinterest tab in the box labeled Pinterest Confirmation, paste the confirmation code that you copied earlier from Pinterest. Click Save.
  5. Now you can click Save on the Pinterst claim web site menu. Pinterest will e-mail you confirmation once your web site has been officially claimed.

You should be set! Be sure to check out my other Pinterest Marketing Strategies here!

Learn How to Quickly Explode Your Pinterest Traffic

Hi friends!

Today, I want to share how I took my personal Pinterest account with 6,000 views a month to over 35,000 views in less than a month. My strategy involed re-applying what I learned through an e-course and joining Pinterest groups!

Pinterest views are important as they help funnel pinterest clicks for your account. As my views soared, so did my impressions, saves and clicks! Which are crucial to getting traffic back to my site!

#1 Invest In a Pinterest Course

The Best Tips I’ve Ever Received regarding Pinterest came from an e-course by Megan Johnson called Pinterest Ninja!¬†

I was so excited about my results! But, first, I have to tell you WHY I thought I had wasted my money, so let me back up a bit.

I’ve been blogging off and on for years, and had never really utilized Pinterest to its full potential. Until now. Now, its the BEST tool for me and has served my blogging business well. Pinterest can help you drive traffic to your web site unlike any other outlet.

Pinterest Ninja was fantastic for several reasons: It takes you step by step through the process of setting up a business account, simple tips for utilizing keywords, how to get your pins to go viral and tons more.

I started out with 6,000 views a month. After implementing the tips I learned through Pinterest Ninja, I dropped to 5,000. However, I continued to implement all that I had learned, maintaining a consistent method, and now have over well over 35,000 views a month!

That has led to an increase of web traffic, and an overall new appreciation for Pinterest!

So, please enroll in Pinterest Ninja if you are serious about building your web site traffic. That’s my personal affiliate link to boot!

I know a lot of people say that views don’t matter-that’s ridiculous-more views means more exposure and more exposure means more web traffic!

#2 Join Group Boards on Pinterest 

Another way to increase traffic is to join group boards. Some people will say that priorities have changed with boards and while that’s true it is still a huge help in order to gain traction with your traffic! Just be sure to keep pinning to keyword related boards as well! For example: If you are pinning about your favorite menu plan, pin to boards with the keywords menu plan and then find group boards that deal with food. Make that your priority and then pin to lifestyle group boards!

Also, be sure to join my Pinterest Community Board that currently has over 2,000 members. It’s another great way to get your pins out there!

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Pinterest Hacks You Should Know

Okay, I love using Pinterest! I use it for both personal and business outlets. It’s a GREAT way to grow your blog traffic!

You can use Pinterest to create menu plans, store future DIY projects, and grow traffic for your web site or blog! The list is endless.

There are two big Pinterest hacks you should know that will help you double the traffic to your blog:

Tip one: Pinterest is NOT a social media network!

This is something I’ve noticed in a lot of blogging circles. People will comment on Pinterest as being their favorite social network. Nope! It’s not. It’s actually a search engine. With that knowledge, it totally changes your game plan, doesn’t it? You’ll start to treat it differently.

Start thinking of it as a search engine instead of a social media network and it will change how you use it overall!

Tip two: Pinterest needs keywords…just like google!

Yep, good ‘ol regular keywords and long tail keywords are important within your pin descriptions. Let’s say you write a blog on healthy recipes. Your goal is to make sure your profile description, pin descriptions and pin titles are saturated (without being spammy, of course) with keywords related to healthy recipes.

Tip three: Type healthy recipes (or the keywords you are focusing on) into Pinterest and see what other niche keywords pop up. That will be a great starting point to knowing what other keywords to use on your post.

Make sure you add keywords to your short pin description, too!

Want to read more ways onhow you can double your Pinterest traffic? Read this article.

What about you? Are you carefully choosing keywords and operating Pinterest as a search engine?

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Join My Online Pinterest Community

Are you looking for a place to share your favorite blog posts? Maybe you created a new recipe or want to show off your latest remodeling project?

I absolutely love to connect with other bloggers. It’s the only way to build authentic community within the blogging sphere! I have met and made so many wonderful friends through networking. Friends who have laughed, prayed and cried along with me through this adventure we call LIFE…

If this resonates with you, then, please join my Pinterest group HERE. It’s family friendly and open to bloggers from all niches. Who knows? You may find the perfect recipe for next weeks potluck AND learn new tips to simply your life. *wink*

Also, you can check out my personal Pinterest here.