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My 5 Best Pinterest Advice

As I mentioned in my March Blog traffic report, Pinterest helped me gained a LOT of traffic to here. Here are my 5 best Pinterest advice.

From the moment I first saw the platform, it was love at first sight. Pinterest has become somewhat an addiction to me. A good addiction, may I add. From day 1 I was completely and utterly hooked. I finally had a place where I can easily find images of bunnies (I am the crazy bunny lady after all!) and new fashion designs. I can easily find inspiration to new home designs and that practical blogging advice I been looking for. I no longer needed to trawled through the internet to find that one specific images, I could easily find it and pinned it to my board.

Basically what I’m saying is, I have a serious addiction to Pinterest. And for me this has paid off as I got a lot of traffic to my blog through Pinterest last month. This make me very happy and I thought I would give you my 5 best Pinterest advice, and hopefully you will have the same success as me.

I hope these will be useful to you, and these advice tips are what have worked best for me.

my 5 best Pinterest advice

Ignore The Expert Advice:

When I was researching on how to get traffic to your blog, I keep reading: you need to do this and this to your blog. You need to sign up to this and do that, etc. Basically ignore all the expert advice. Actually, don’t ignore it completely, just do what it right for your blog. I found my head spinning with all the expert advice but I still picked up valuable tips. Basically, what I’m saying is –don’t get caught up with all the expert advice. Just follow your own lead and your own practical way of doing things, in the long run it does pay off.

Have a Pin Button on your Blog for your Images:

If your blog is very image heavy, then do insert a pin button. What this does is, if someone like your images they will pinned the images to their Pinterest board. So if you got an image of a cat – then they might pin that image to their cat board. When someone does pin it will pick up the url – thus linking you back and giving you traffic. See how that work? This work like a charm and it also make it easier for you to link up your images to your Pinterest board.

Have a business account – but keep it personal:

I had some asking me recently if my Pinterest was a business or a personal, I replied – it a bit of both. I originally started my own Pinterest account as a hobby, just a fun personal place to pinned images I like. But once I got serious about my traffic on here, I looked at my account and made the changes to the business account. All the expert advice all said, delete unwanted images and just pinned blog related topics. I basically ignored all that. I have 1 board for my blog posts but I still pinned images I like the look off. What I’m saying here is, your Pinterest account is yours so do whatever you want with it.  If you still want a place to pinned that retro polka dots dress, then go ahead. I find having a mixtures of business and personal – still help with my traffic.

my 5 best Pinterest advice

Use Canva for your Pinterest:

I don’t know what it is but I find canva a lot easier and clearer then creating an image in Photoshop. It automatically gives you the Pinterest perfect dimension. I find it easier to add the images and texts. I also find cava images to more vibrant and more striking. On Pinterest you want your image to be clear and for it to stand out. As the more people who look at your image, the more likely it will lead to your site.

Analyse your stats:

If you have business account, on the top left hand side you must have seen ‘Analytics’. It worthwhile analyzing that area. I find it a good indication on how people are viewing your Profile page and what images are being pinned. My advice would be to study your stats. I find this area useful as you can see how many click a certain image get to your site. If you want to know how of your images are being pinned by various different members, then copy this link:

Obviously change the ‘your-domain.com’ to your web address. But it should give you a pretty good idea on where your images are going.

 

One final tip……it worthwhile advertising on Pinterest. Find that one good images and use it for advertising. I done a few small advertising campaign and it doesn’t cost the earth. It does lead traffic to your site and help raise your profile a little. I find Pinterest advertising blend in to your feed and target the people you want. I say it worthwhile investigating.

 

And those were my 5 best Pinterest advice. If you have your own 5 best Pinterest advice then please free to share it on here.

Also one final thing, because I know you are all lovely people. Please feel free to follow me on my Pinterest Profile.  A big thank you.

 

Anna Nuttall

Hello, it’s so lovely for you to join me. Let me introduce myself. I’m Anna Nuttall living in London and married to my husband, Richard. I worked in retail for ten years before I left and fulfilled my addiction to social media and blogging, where I’m now working as a fashion, lifestyle and travel blogger and also in digital marketing.

15 Comments

  • Heather

    Great tips and things to keep in mind. I am trying to build my Pinterest account currently. I will definitely be looking back at this. Thanks!

  • heidi

    I agree and it amazes me how many people still aren’t making vertical pins. I took a free course and to keep it real I will tell you when I optimized my profile my stats went up by 95 percent, I don’t believe that group boards are all that effective the way other people do and I too get alot of traffic from there.

  • Anna Nuttall

    Yes I feel it is. That another thing when Expert say ‘don’t bother with group board’, I feel you should. It does help me.

  • Monique

    Thank you so much for this post! I literally downloaded pinterest two days ago and I had absolutely no idea how to use it! And you’re right, all those ‘expert’ tips are so confusing. Everyone says something different. I think I should stick to what I like and not to what other people tell me to do.
    I also tried canva today and it’s amazing!
    – Monique xx

  • Britt

    You have some great tips on here! I am just starting up the business account for my Pinterest personally, but I’ve helped a couple clients build theirs up and you are SPOT ON! My favourite point is the idea that you should have a business profile but keep it personal – if you aren’t relatable you come off as cold and people aren’t interested!
    Thanks for sharing!

    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca/

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