5 Ways to Boost Blog Traffic With Pinterest


So, here's the thing: I'm serious Pinterest trash.

Like, some people spend all their time on Tumblr, some on Twitter. But me? I'm a Pinterest girl.

So Pinterest is the social media site I harness most when I'm promoting my blog. Lately, I've been getting some really good traffic from Pinterest, so I thought I'd share a few ways to boost your blog traffic using this site.

1. Create pinnable images. Pinterest is an image-based site, so how attractive your pin is will determine whether or not people click on it. When creating images for your posts, take extra time to make them beautiful and eye-catching, so there will be a better chance of people noticing them. Making your images square or vertical instead of horizontal also really helps, as does making them consistent. Whether that means using similar fonts, colors, or photos each time, it helps establish your brand across the site.

2. Pin to multiple boards. If you're pinning an image from one of your posts, make sure to pin it to all boards it's relevant to. For example, I pinned my 15 Memorable Contemporary Names post to both my On the Blog and Writing: Names boards. This increases the amount of people who will see the pin.

3. Build a following. The more people following you, the more people automatically get your content in their feed. Take a little time to focus on building up your Pinterest following - you can do this by

  • Creating aesthetically-pleasing, consistent board covers
  • Pinning frequently and consistently - if you have too much of a life to be on Pinterest 24/7, pin-scheduling services like Tailward and ViralWoot can help.
  • Commenting on other's pins - people frequently like and repin others' content on Pinterest, but comments are rarer and will definitely get you noticed.
  • Naming your boards things people will search for - for example, name your cooking board "Healthy, Easy Vegan" instead of "I Want to Eat This!". I guarantee you, more people will be searching for the former than the latter.
  • Having a few boards that cover popular topics. I realize you may not be into fashion, baking, interior design, and travel. But all those are very popular topics on Pinterest, so if you can have a board for just one of them it will help boost the amount of people who stumble on your account.

4. Flaunt your blog. I put the fact that I'm a blogger and a brief, catchy description of my content in my bio. In addition, I also have a board solely for my blog posts. In case anyone wasn't clear I'm a blogger before, they are now, and they know exactly what my content is about and are presented with a portfolio of my best posts. This makes them much more likely to check out my site.

5. Make sure there's a Pin It button on your images. Lots of times, I go to pin an image from someone else's post and discover they don't have a Pin It button on their images. There is a browser button you can use, yes, but it only works about a third of the time, plus it takes a lot longer to load. People will be much more likely to pin your image if there's a Pin It button that pops up when they roll over it - here's a tutorial on how to make one.

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What are your favorite social media? How do you promote your posts on other sites? Comment below - let's help each other out!

Namarië,
Ellie

17 comments:

  1. Hii Ellie, (that's a very cute name btw):D

    I just came across your blog and I must say I love it :D I also love using pinterest but I never used it to promote my blog. These are some really good tips you shared and I appreciate it :D Thank you!

    Also, your blog button is going on my blog in my fav bloggers page because I love your blog and I am looking forward to your other posts :)

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      - Ellie

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  2. I love using Pinterest, although I'm still getting the hang of using it to promote my blog. I'll have to check out your Pinterest:) My favorite is definitely Instagram- it's the best!!

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      - Ellie

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  3. These are all great tips! I just got a Pinterst account, so I'm trying to take in all of the tips that I can ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  4. Thanks for this, Ellie! I hardly ever use Pinterest anymore - I used to use it for writing inspiration. So many beautiful photos on there, omg. I didn't really think about using it for my blog. Although let's be real, Instagram takes up so much of my time that I probably wouldn't be able to be very active on Pinterest :')

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  5. Thanks for this, Ellie! I hardly ever use Pinterest anymore - I used to use it for writing inspiration. So many beautiful photos on there, omg. I didn't really think about using it for my blog. Although let's be real, Instagram takes up so much of my time that I probably wouldn't be able to be very active on Pinterest :')

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Yeah, from your blog I've gathered that you have just a small obsession with Bookstagram. XD Tbh, I'm probably to Pinterest what you are to Instagram.

      - Ellie

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  6. Ooooh this is a good idea. Especially the little pin button. Thank you for thisss

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  7. I have a pinterest but I log in like, once a month or something! I do have a board for my blog but I rarely put things on there. I'm definitely going to be trying these tips out! Thanks for sharing :)

    the-emo-wolverine-writes.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh oh I LOVE PINTEREST. Do I use it for my blog? No. XD #fail I really need to get onto this, I do! And I think these are great tips...and yes omg I probably should work on that pin-it button thingy. I need one of those. My posts definitely have pinable images so at least I'm on the right track with that. hahah. Ahem.
    Loved the post, Ellie! :D

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