Want to get your blog noticed on Pinterest?
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Well, read along. Today in this post I share tips on how to get your blog noticed on Pinterest so that you can drive more traffic to your blog solely from Pinterest.
If you think Pinterest isn’t working anymore to drive good traffic to your blog, then you’re wrong and all others who say so, are wrong!
I became serious with blogging from July 2021 and decided to give my hand to Pinterest (I wish I hadn’t taken so long to get started! )
But in just 3 months I was able to get 60,000+ pageviews solely from Pinterest.
In one month I was able to apply for ezoic after crossing the 10k threshold and 4 months down the line, I am able to consistently get 1200-1500 blog views daily from Pinterest.
Considering that my blog is new and its only been a few months of getting serious about my blog, I feel it is a great milestone.
I want to start with Google SEO too, but because it takes time to start seeing results from Google (almost a year!), starting with Pinterest is the first thing you need to do for your blog.
Pinterest doesn’t take long to give you results and you can immediately get your blog noticed on Pinterest if you do the right things.
And here in this post I share the 10 things you need to do right so that you can get your blog noticed on Pinterest and start driving free traffic to your blog from Pinterest.
So let’s get started..
How to get your blog noticed on Pinterest to drive traffic
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1. Do Pinterest Keyword research to find blog post ideas
The first thing to do to get your blog noticed on Pinterest is to make sure you’re writing the right posts for your audience.
For a long time I wrote posts about what I felt like writing without caring about what all things the readers of my niche would want to read.
Ofcourse you need to write what you want to write, but you also need to care about choosing the right posts that your potential readers might read.
And how do you find the right blog post to write?
By doing Pinterest Keyword research to find blog post ideas.
Pinterest makes it really easy to find blog posts ideas you can write about and you need to utilise it.
Suppose you’re a food blogger and would want to write about an easy dinner recipe.
Just go into pinterest and let pinterest suggest you automatically the right keywords for your post you would want to write about.
So you can write post titled –
- quick and easy dinner recipeeasy dinner recipe for 2
- easy dinner recipe for family
- easy dinner recipe for one
I have written an entire post on how to find endless blog post ideas on this post.
Make sure to check it out of you’re clueless about how to come up with fresh blog post ideas to write about every week.
Also, here is a detailed post on how to use keywords on Pinterest
2. Focus on 4-5 boards
I have come to know that a pin alone does not do well on Pinterest, it is the overall strength of a board that makes a pin go viral that in turn starts to get your blog noticed on Pinterest.
P.S here is a detailed post on how I make my Pins go viral on Pinterest
The more pins you pin to a board, the stronger it gets. And if it is your own pins that you’re Pinning on your board, then all the more better!
When you’re starting, I would suggest to focus on just 4 Pinterest boards, or max 5 and pin consistently on these 4-5 boards everyday and make them your top boards.
Overtime any pin you pin to these boards starts gaining traction and your blog will get noticed on Pinterest.
3. Use Keyword rich Pin Descriptions & headline
Just Pinning Pins to your Pinterest boards won’t do.
That is where I was going wrong when I was first starting out, and hence wasn’t seeing any results from Pinterest.
You need to write keyword rich descriptions everytime you pin on Pinterest.
Here is an easy guide on how to find keywords on Pinterest to add to your pin descriptions
4. Make boards rich with keywords
Firstly, your board title should have the right keyword.
What I mean by this is that, when you make a new board, don’t make the board title to what you feel like keeping, but use Pinterest keyword for your board title as well.
It is better that you make your board title to what Pinterest suggests when you try to pin to a board.
For example, if you want your board to be about healthy food, then see what titles Pinterest suggests, like this when you are trying to pin a food recipe.
You can then choose your board title to be healthy meal prep or healthy dinner recipes.
Then make sure that your board description is filled with keywords.
It is the keywords and all the places you use the right keywords when Pinning that gets your blog noticed and helps you drive pinterest traffic to your blog.
So every time you Pin on Pinterest, add keyword rich pin descriptions to your boards that have keyword rich board descriptions.
If you want to know where I learned all this and even more Pinterest knowledge, then I want to tell you that it is from this Pinterest Course which taught me all the basics and plus my experience as I get consistent with Pinterest.
5. Make click worthy Pins
Perhaps the most important one- Make Click worthy Pins!
Even if you do everything right on Pinterest, use all the right keywords on Pinterest to let it start surfacing on Pinterest, you can’t get noticed on Pinterest if your Pin images are not bright and beautiful.
Your pins need to be click worthy and eyecatching so that it catches the eyes of the people who are scrolling.
Here are some elements of a click worthy pin
- Bright Pins
- Big fonts
- Clean and beautiful
- Clickable Pin title
Here is a course called Pinterest title traffic hacks to check out and start gaining massive traffic to your blog!
Also, I have loved this girl’s videos when I was just starting on Pinterest!
Extra tip: Make your own Pin templates or you could buy a pin template and stick with it and make it your style so it becomes like your brand and saves you time!
6. Use paid stock images for your Pins
A great way to make your pins clickable is to have unique and beautiful images. I know we find it hard to spend money on blog especially when we’re just getting started.
I felt the same thing.
But now I agree with all the recommendations people had to say. Once I became a member to a paid stock photo site ( Ivory Mix )and started using their photos, my pinterest traffic started to increase.
In the first month of using photos from styled stock society, my traffic from Pintrerest increased from 10k to 30k and then on my next month from 30k to 60k.
I totally feel that now if you must invest in something for your blog, let it be for stock image, because it totally pays.
I really recommend you to check out Ivory Mix for Premium stock photos.
These pin clicks I believe the unique images that a role to play.
7. Publish new blog posts often
Pinterest loves new content, so the more new content you have with new links on new pin images, the more your blog starts to get noticed on Pinterest.
This does not mean that you need to post new blog post everyday. Decide on your posting schedule.
One new blog post a week is perfectly fine as long as you are consistent.
If you’re having a hard time being consistent with blogging and publishing new posts, here is a post on how to become a consistent blogger.
8. Make first paragraph on your post rich with keywords
Your blog post should have your keywords sprinkled throughout your post, but especially important for Pinterest is to have your first paragraph, especially the beginning of the sentence with keywords.
9. Use Rich Pins
All content creators on Pinterest use Rich pins. Rich pins are simply pins that have the pin title shown below the pin image.
To enable rich pin you need to apply for it. Here is a quick guide on how to enable rich pins
10. Be consistent on Pinterest
Lastly, in order to start getting traction and get your blog noticed on Pinterest, what is most needed is consistency.
It is said that Pinterest takes 6-8 months to start gaining traction, but from my experience you can immediately start to get your blog noticed on Pinterest.
If you are consistent and pin everyday at least 20-30 pins ( including yours and others) you will start gaining results and driving traffic from Pinterest within a month or two.
So be consistent on the platform and in your blogging journey.
Having a blog content plan helps a lot in being consistent.
So these are some of the ways to get your blog get noticed on Pinterest immediately.
Note it down somewhere and once you follow them, you will definitely start seeing the results.
Happy Pinning and all the best!
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