Wednesday, 23 July 2014

How to Double Your Blog Traffic Using Pinterest

Whilst Pinterest is a tool that I no doubt use for procrastinating and 'wasting' 2+ hours of my day all the time it can be a useful tool to increase your blog traffic if you utilize it properly.

Here's what you need to do in order to see a difference.
  • Use Pin-able images on your blog
    • It's important to use high quality images, whether they are your own or they are copyright free stock images.
    • All of your edits should be done in a similar format. This makes your blog look more put together.
    • Ideal Pinterest optimized images are twice as tall as they are wide.
    • If you have an image in your post that contains typography, or is an image with an inspiring quote it is MUCH more likely to get re-pinned. Pinstamatic is a good tool for creating pin-able quote graphics.
  • Have a visible Pin It button hovering above all of your images
    • Make it extremely easy for visitors to your site to pin images for later reference.
    • Pin your own images on to your 'Blog' Board ; every time you post.
  • Keep your Pinterest Boards well organized and updated
    • Well organized blogs with useful content attracts followers, and those pinterest followers can easily translate to blog followers.
  • Pin regularly across different boards
    • You can get more exposure for your pins by pinning them to different relevant boards over a spread out period of time.
    • Re-pinning old posts to a new board can also bring a traffic boost.
  • Verify your site on Pinterest
    • Verifying your site basically lets you 'claim' your site.
    • Once you've verified your site you have access to the Pinterest analytics feature. Analytics are useful to see how your marketing is going and which posts have the highest click-through rate etc.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you! Hope they help you build a greater Pinterest & Blog following!

  2. Having a pin it button installed is soooo important! I love it when other bloggers make it easy for me to pin and share their content!


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