Many of us at the International Bloggers’ Association cannot imagine blogging without being active on Pinterest. Through the years we’ve published many articles to help bloggers Master Pinterest and drive traffic to their sites.
Pinterest is worth the effort
I’ve heard talk in the blogging community recently that Pinterest is no longer worth the effort. It’s too hard to get seen without paying, I am not a food blogger, I don’t have the time, etc.
I beg to differ. Can you tell where I started to make a concerted effort on Pinterest and the effect it had on my traffic growth?
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I joined Tailwind at the end of May and immediately took advantage of the Tribes feature. Within a few weeks there was a noticeable uptick, and within 6 weeks the growth skyrocketed. This is one of my sites. The graph does not reflect the 2,000 repins of one post and over 20,000 repins of another in that same time frame for my other site on the same Pinterest account.
How much effort was it?
Surprisingly, after about a week or two of learning how to scheduling and Group Boards work and then strategizing on how to make it work best for me and my audience, I found I am putting forth the same or less effort than I was before.
Pinterest isn’t just for Food and Craft Bloggers.
Every niche can benefit from Pinterest. I just quickly scanned the “popular” pins on Pinterest right now and found:
- hairstyles/ makeup
- quotes (funny, inspirational, etc.)
- business tips
There’s huge growth potential in most areas. But, you need to know a few tricks. Luckily the IBA Bloggers are here to help.
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Six Posts to Master Pinterest and Drive Traffic to Your Site
Do you know how to Maximize Pinterest Traffic with Rich Pins? If you are a Blogger, you are probably familiar with a little site called Pinterest. It is a HUGE traffic generator! But, if you aren’t using Rich Pins you might be missing out on some of that traffic.
Hopefully, by now you are on Pinterest with a business account. You know how to get Rich Pins. Now what, right? Pinterest is such great tool to use to help promote your blog. I’ve learned a few easy Pinterest tips lately, and I’ve seen some great results. With just a few minutes a day here and there, you can really increase your followers and get more of your pins Repinned. These 5 Easy Pinterest Tips will help you grow followers and get your Pins out there!
Pinterest group boards can be a fabulous way to gain new Pinterest followers. Or discover incredible content and build an engaged community. Pinterest group boards can be a powerful tool to help you succeed as a blogger. Correctly used Pinterest group boards can play a large part in your blog’s traffic and growth strategy.
This is a recap of our #IBAChat on Pinterest Group Boards, with all of the tips and tricks shared.
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There are lots of Pinterest scheduling tools out there. Some are free (like Viralwoot and Ahalogy) or are only free until a certain point or limit how many pins you can pin in a month. Most serious bloggers tend to start using a paid Pinterest scheduling tool like ViralTag, Tailwind, or BoardBooster to streamline their Pinterest pinning strategy. I recently started to use BoardBooster, and I have to say it is the easiest way to increase traffic to my blog.
IBA Members Benefit on Pinterest
One of the benefits of IBA Membership I use most is our Tailwind Tribe and Group Boards. By pinning to my boards, then sharing on the IBA Group Boards and the Tribe (which is then shared by other members on their boards) my traffic is magnified with just a few quick clicks.
Are You Ready to Master Pinterest?