How to Get Massive Traffic from Pinterest to Your Blog

Pinterest is one of the top social networks driving traffic to blogs, and if done right, it can massively increase the visitors that read your blog on a daily basis.


In this guide you’ll find exactly how to do it.


Although it takes time to start seeing results, there are some tips & tricks that can speed up the process.


Have high quality images on each blog post


It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in or what topic you’re writing about. If you want to get traffic to your blog coming from Pinterest, you need to add high quality images to each blog post you write.


The reason? Well not only Pinterest is a visual website, but you’re competing against hundreds of other pins with the same topic and you need to stand out.


You can either take and edit the pictures yourself, get a photographer, or use one of many image banks on the web to get pictures from.


The images need to be:


p<>{color:#3F3F3F;}. High resolution

p<>{color:#3F3F3F;}. Appealing to your audience

p<>{color:#3F3F3F;}. Related to the topic of the blog post


Also, make sure you pin vertical images since they’re Pinterest’s perfect size:


Strike an Emotion With Your Images


One trick to get your pins to stand out on Pinterest is to add images that strike an emotion, and make it a positive one.


An image that is funny, cute, inspiring, and ignite a positive emotion on your audience increases its chances to be repined and clicked.


Remember: Pinterest is a lifestyle oriented social network. So, add images that your audience relate to that desired lifestyle and make them FEEL it.[* *]


Add the Titles of Your Blog Posts in the Images


The image below is example of one of the most visited blog posts in my own blog:


Adding the post titles in your images is a great way to encourage people to click, so also make sure your titles are appealing.


I personally use Canva.com to create all images for my blog. It is super easy to use and a real life-saver when you’re not exactly a graphic designer!


Schedule and Share Different Images Every Week


Hold on to your seat, because this is a really JUICY trick on Pinterest!

Instead of pining only one image per blog post, you’ll want to pin several.


This doesn’t mean however that you need to add 20 or more images on each of your blog posts, what would be really annoying.


It means that you can create images that won’t even show on your blog.


The purpose of those images is only to be pinned on Pinterest linked to a specific blog post and therefore increase the repins, clicks and traffic on your blog.


This also means that you can pin a different image linked to a blog post every week (or even daily), mixed in your pining schedule with other pins and repins.


You never know, you can have one of these images going viral and be a main source of traffic to your blog. So the more you pin different images linked to the same blog post, the more chances you have.


Again, make sure they’re all high quality images.


Add Keywords on the Pin’s Description


Make sure you write a compelling description to your pin.


Instead of just writing the blog title, try instead to ask a hot question about the topic. Or give a bit of great information so your description acts like a teaser making people want to click and know more.


Make sure though you only write a small paragraph. The goal is for people to quickly click and go to your blog.


Add the Link to the Pin’s Description


When you pin from your website, the link is automatically added to the image.


But a VERY clever way to increase the clicks on your pins is to add the link into the pin’s description.


This way you give people two ways of clicking and go to your blog: on the image itself and on the description.


I’ve seen a massive increase in traffic myself in my blog when I’ve started using this technique and added the links to all my blog posts on Pinterest.


Add a Call-to-Action to the Pin’s Description


On online marketing in general, calls-to-action are KEY! You add them to your email marketing, paid advertising, website, etc, and you also need to add them to your pins.


On the pin’s description tell people exactly what they need to do. You can write things such as “click here”, “get this offer here”, “read more”, “visit:”, etc.



A pin’s description that makes people want to know more, together with a call-to-action and a link, it’s a powerful combination!


Have a Board Just for Blog Posts


You need to create a board for the sole purpose of pining your blog posts.

This means you won’t be repining from other sources in here.


This makes it easier for your followers to find and repin your blog posts.

If your blog has different categories, you can even create a board specific for each one.


For example, if you write a blog about Vegetarian Recipes, you can create a board for Breakfast, another for Dinner, another for Quick Meals, etc.


 Pin into Several Boards


If you have a board on Pinterest just for your blog posts, that’s great, well done! That’s the first board your should pin your posts into.

But don’t just pin once into that board.


As part of your Pinterest strategy you should have other boards that are related to your industry and topics and appealing to your audience.


So, if one (or more) of your other boards is related, pin into them too.


For example, I do have a board on Pinterest for my blog posts about Pinterest Marketing, but I also have a board named “Social Media Marketing” and I make sure my blog posts go on that board too.


Why should you do this?


Many people don’t follow you and all your boards, they only follow one or two boards you have, so they might not see your blog post on your blog posts board, but see it in another board they follow.


Pin into Group Boards


Being a contributor and pining into top group boards should be a part of your Pinterest marketing strategy.


Make sure you pin your blog posts into those group boards and, if you’re creating different images to pin, pin them all too.


Just make sure you follow the rules of each group board on how often and what to pin.


Use the tool PinGroupie if you wish to easily find top group boards on your niche.


Have a popular Pinterest Account


Pinterest has something called Smart Feed.


This means that it will judge your Pinterest account based on how relevant and popular it is in order to show and recommend your pins and boards to other people.


So what this means is the more repins and likes you have on the pins you share (original pins and repins) the more Pinterest sees your account as high quality and popular and you’ll move up on the Smart Feed rankings.


So make sure first of all that you only repin high quality pins from others! Pins that already have repins and that are indeed linked to the right website or blog.


Also, at least once a month you need to “clean” your Pinterest account and get rid of any pins that have zero repins and likes.


Actually, I’ll even go a step further and ask you to delete all pins that have less than 5 repins, if you want a popular and high quality account on Pinterest.


If you’ve never done this before, you’ll pretty quickly see an increase on repins and likes on your account.


And you’ll be amazed how you’ll increase the number of followers and clicks to your blog by doing this!


Send Pins to Industry Influencers


Pinterest is great to reach and connect with industry influencers: other bloggers, media, speakers, etc. The ones that have hundreds of followers.


Take advantage of the feature “Send” on each pin and send pins to them on Pinterest by typing their profile name or their email address.


Make sure though that you also write something to accompany the pin you’re sending with the goal of creating a relationship, not just asking to be repinned or followed.


And of course, make sure your blog post is high quality stuff.


A repin or like from an industry influencer with thousands of followers can get you tons of traffic to your website.

You can even invite one of these influencers to write a guest post on your blog and then pin it to Pinterest with the @mention feature, so they’ll repin it.


Follow Your Targeted Audience


Every week make sure you follow new people on Pinterest.


You can find potential followers for example by searching people that follow group boards on your niche or that are following other bloggers or businesses on your niche.


Since they’re interested in your topics already and they’re your targeted audience, it’s easy for them to follow you and get them interested in your content and visiting your blog.


Add Share Buttons to Your Blog Posts


For each of your blog posts make sure you have social media share buttons, so people can easily pin your content into Pinterest (and also share on other social media networks such as Facebook or Twitter).


Remember, every pin stays forever on Pinterest!

This means that every time someone pins your content, it’s a pin that will sit on their boards for a long time and be seen by their followers.


If you use WordPress there are several plugins that will add share buttons to your posts.


Verify Your Website


Make sure your verify your website so you’ll get access to website stats on Pinterest.


You’ll know which of your original pins that come from your blog are the most repined and liked.


Also, make sure you have Google Analytics on your website to you track the traffic coming from Pinterest.


Add Article Pins


Article Pins are a type of Rich Pins.


Article Pins let users know that they’re clicking on a page with original content that tells a story. Article Pins include a headline, author and story description.


According to Pinterest, “Rich Pins show metadata right on the Pin itself, giving Pinners a richer experience and increasing engagement.


Information in a Rich Pin is independent of the Pin description, ensuring that important information is always tied to the Pin.”


For driving traffic to your blog, these pins will add an incredible boost.

You need to apply to Pinterest in order to add Rich Pins to your site.


Before you do, you have to have a blog site that meets the Rich Pin requirements, and you need to add particular metatag data to your site.

Visit Pinterest’s Developer Page for more details.


Join Pinterest Link-Up Parties and Blog Hops


In case you don’t know, Pinterest link-up parties and blog hops are ways to connect with other bloggers, highlight some of your best content, and possibly get featured on bigger blogs.


A way of showing off your stuff to others, get it shared on Pinterest and get traffic back to your blog!


A Pinterest Link-Up Party is hosted once a week by a blogger on a specific theme and you can pin one or two blog posts into it. Very often, the Pinterest party owner chooses the best posts to be featured on their blog and on their Pinterest account.


A Blog Hop is a linky list that is shared between a group of blogs so people “hop” from blog to blog seeing the same list on each blog. Participating in and adding your blog and icon to the list will help generate traffic to your blog.


There are hundreds of these parties and blog hops, you just need to find the ones that are related to the topics of your blog.


Click here to see a list of Link-Up Parties and Blog Hops, or copy and paste this link:


Final Thoughts


I really do hope you’ve enjoyed this free guide and will implement these tips to start getting massive traffic from Pinterest to your blog!


If it looks like a lot to do, just start with one tip and then when you’ve done it, go to the next so you don’t feel overwhelmed.


Visit Let’s Talk Socialhttp://www.letstalksocial.uk/free-social-media-guides/ for more free guides on how bloggers can use Pinterest and other social media marketing channels to promote and drive insane traffic to their blogs!

How to Get Massive Traffic from Pinterest to Your Blog

As a Blogger, it is key to use social media channels to reach your audience and drive traffic to your blog. Pinterest is a major search engine that can bring you tons of traffic... if used correctly. In this eBook you'll know the top tips and secrets to use Pinterest to do exactly that: drive massive traffic back to your blog.

  • Author: Carla Gadyt
  • Published: 2016-12-16 00:05:15
  • Words: 2115
How to Get Massive Traffic from Pinterest to Your Blog How to Get Massive Traffic from Pinterest to Your Blog