If there’s one thing that I wish I had done earlier on in my almost six years of blogging here at Shining Mom, that would be paying attention to Pinterest to grow my blog. It was only last year that I started to see how the platform is helping my blog to get more visitors. And to think that it just hit me after that post that became an instant trend, pinned by a visitor. I was like, “Where is this good traffic coming from? Ahhh… Pineterst!”
That single pin is from my Chic and Stylish 2016 planner post. I was surprised because it was pinned for about 20,000 times in such a short span of time. You guessed it, those pins drove thousands of monthly visitors to my blog– year round!
To cut the story short, after that eureka moment, I signed up for Pinterest. After that, I created my own boards and pinned my own images. But although I was all-heart creating quality content, Pinterst seemed not to be working for me as I imagined. It I didn’t have as many repins as I targeted, it was just that single post that actually got several shares. “Oh, so it’s not just as easy as pinning”, I thought.
So for a while, I didn’t mind about Pinterest again.
Then a few months later, booom! Another post is driving traffic to my site, and you guessed it– it’s from Pinterest!
That was when I decided to sit down and study how the platform works. I think I am quite getting the style of creating perfect pins that work! I am happy to share that in three months of passionately creating stellar content for readers with Pinteresting images in mind, I got to finally figure out what really works for me. Pinterest is now creating wonders to my blog and it’s now one of Shining Mom’s top referrers, next to my forever love, Google! It’s driving constant traffic to my blog!
Pinterest Action Plans to Grow Your Blog
Here then are quick tips I’ve learned along the way. These are surefire ways that help my blog grow. I’ve learned all these from articles and blogs of successful users worldwide, the things I wish I’ve done earlier on, but nonetheless happy to finally and successfully apply them now!
1. Switch to “Pinterest for Business” account immediately
With the business account, you are able to view your analytics and get ideas on posts that readers like. To do this, simply head over to https://business.pinterest.com and click “covert now”.
2. Create a blog board that solely holds pins for your blog articles
This should be one of the very first boards you have created but if you haven’t done this yet, do it now. This board will serve as your landing board for your fresh pins before you pin them again in other boards! It will also give your potential blog followers a good overview of how you blog!
3. Follow successful pinners with the same niche as yours
It’s always best to learn from the experts so follow those that you look up to!
4. Join group boards
It’s really fun to connect with other bloggers of the same niche! Joining group boards will give you access to updates of influential pinners. It will also let your content be seen by global influences who have thousands of followers, and get possibly be repined by them!
5. Create a “Blog Think Tank”
Pinterest is undoubtedly the world’s largest catalog of ideas, it surely has myriads of inspirations for your next amazing blog post.
6. Optimize your images
Yup, just like the search engines, Pinterest pins need to be optimized, too. Here are the easy ways:
- Take advantage of the Descriptions section and include rich key words
- Add a call-to-action in your description because it usually gets more engagement. Use phrases like, “Find out” or “Check out”.
- Always write a striking blog post title to hook reader’s interest
- Use key words in your images’ Alt+Tab!
7. Create tall images with beautiful layout and catchy headlines
This is the heart of Pinterest, you guys. To get pinned, you should have a stellar content and engaging images!
8. Plan your Pinterest activities
Well of course, making Pinterest work for you needs some planning as well. This is why, I also created a free printable Pinterest Planner that you can use.
Free Pinterest Planner
If you can’t seem to manage your Pinterests chedule, here’s a little planner that can help you! Simply hop over HERE to get the planning pages that you can enjoy, all designed to help you grow your blog! The copies look pretty and clean. Enjoy!
See you on Pinterest then? You can find and follow me here. Have a great day, everyone! Happy pinning!