When blogging, it is pretty easy to get overwhelmed with all of the social media you have to keep up with. Although Pinterest is something that I have always used, I never imagined it would be a huge source of traffic for my blog. I compiled the steps that I took to grow my Pinterest account so that you can too. It is a lot easier than you think! Find out how I grew my Pinterest profile by over 600% in one week!
If you don’t already have one, add the Pinterest button to your blog.
Not only has this made it easier for my readers to share my post, but it has also made it easier for me to share my posts to my boards. I am able to select the image that I want on Pinterest, and then I can get to work on the description for it as well. It honestly takes about two minutes to add this feature to your blog, and it makes all of the difference. Having the Pinterest button seems more professional, and it does not cost you anything! There have been so many times that I have wanted to share a post that I read, but I could not find any buttons to share on social media.
This leads me into my next point, and that is to be active and engaged on Pinterest! While you know it is important to share your content, it is just as important to share others as well. Not only does this actually draw more attention to your boards, but it helps your fellow bloggers get more exposure, and there is nothing like helping others out! Share your favorite pins often to keep your audience engaged!
Graphics on Pinterest are all the rage!
Think about when you are on Pinterest. What is the first thing you see? The image! Finding the perfect image is the key to Pinterest. One of the best things that you can learn is how to create your own graphics. Photography is obviously a key tool in blogging. My favorite tool for creating graphics is Canva. Not only can you do quite a bit of customization, it is free, and completely online. I have used Canva for school projects, work projects, and graphics on my blog as well. It is incredibly easy to use, and requires no insane skills! Taller images are usually what works the best, but it really is up to you. j
Now that you have the perfect graphic for you Pinterest post, it is time to work on the description. This is where you can put in your keywords to attract your new audience! Not only is this going to tell your reader more about your post, but it is a great way to get your blog name in there too!
Some easy details that make the difference…
If you are serious about blogging, then get a business account! Not only is this going to look good on your blogging resume, but it is also a great way to check out your analytics too. This tells you how many people repinned your pin, but you can also see your impressions, your reach, and the engagement from your blog. A huge part of Pinterest that has really changed how I use the platform is with different Pinterest group boards. This is where people with similar interests to you share their posts, and you can share yours.
Something that you would not think about is the boards that you have. Create multiple boards to stay organized, and you can create a look with your profile. Organize your boards with names so that someone can expect what to find. Finally, make sure that you create a board specifically for your blog!
What are your Pinterest tips? Let me know!