How to get traffic with Pinterest
In this article you will learn how to get traffic with Pinterest. And not just any traffic, but highly targeted traffic!
Pinterest is a social media platform where people share pictures. So how exactly can you use it to get traffic?
Most of you know that social media play a big part when it comes to driving traffic to your website an getting ranked well in Google. And I’m sure most of you concentrate on Facebook and Twitter. And that’s good as Facebook and Twitter have been proven to help with Google rank. But not that many know that you can use Pinterest for highly targeted traffic.
The most important thing with Pinterest is to choose images for your posts that are interesting and therefore will result in a social engagement. That’s why I always try to use images that tell what my post is about as my post image. Think of it as an advertisement on a massive billboard that is Pinterest. So including text in your images is recommended.
Creating your Pinterest account and your first board
If you already haven’t done so, go to www.pinterest.com and create new account. Fill out all the information and upload your picture. You want to make your Pinterest account looks like it’s a real person’s account. We want people to follow us and when you have a picture uploaded for them to see, they are more likely to do so.
Click on the profile icon in the top right corner and select “Profile” from the drop down menu.
Click the “Create board” and name your board. If you have multiple websites in different niches, create one board for each. So if you have a weight loss blog, create Weight Loss board, if you’re in the “make money online” niche, create “make money online” board, etc.
In bottom right corner click the Plus symbol and select “Save from a website”
Copy and paste the URL of your post and click Next.
Choose an image you want to pin. This is going to be the image representing your post so it should be related to your post. Having text in your image that says what your post is about is advised.
Choose the board you want to pin your image to. This is going to be the board related to your niche, you created earlier.
Congratulations, you have now pinned your first picture.
Now that you have created your board and pinned your posts, we need to get some followers. Without followers your pins would be like a billboard on a deserted island. You can advertise what you want, but if nobody is going to see it, our efforts wouldn’t bring much traffic, if any at all. So how do we get people to follow us? And mainly how do we get people interested in your niche to follow you?
How to build targeted following on Pinterest
Search for your niche in the search bar on top. For this example i chose “Weight loss”. Next, you select “Boards” instead of “All Pins”.
Then you click on each of those boards at a time a click the number of followers as highlighted on the picture bellow.
And the last step is to simply follow all the people that have an image with their account. You want to chose the ones with pictures, because there is less of a chance of it being unused or fake account.
The great thing about this technique is that the traffic you’ll now get from Pinterest is going to be highly targeted to your niche, because the people we chose to follow have an interest in your niche as they already following other similar board.
There is a limit on how many people you can follow per hour (about 200). So you follow as many people as you can, and do this once a day. Within a week that’s about 1400 people and from those about half will follow you back.
Hopefully now you realize that Pinterest can be a great source of highly targeted traffic. If you enjoyed this post, please like and share with your friends.
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