Say Pinterest to any blogger and they’ll either say they don’t know how to use it or claim it’s the best thing they’ve ever done for their blog views.
For me, I was a total novice and had no idea that Pinterest could be used to promote your blog. I saw it as a place for pinning photos of ideas and making mood boards. Once I learned how to utilise Pinterest, in just a month it became the source of 15-20% of my blog traffic.
That might sound a lot, but getting 50k+ monthly views and making Pinterest my second most valuable source of blog traffic in just a month is pretty good going.
But how did I suddenly get so many views?
I had a little help from Ell at BossGirlBloggers!
Ell very kindly let me try her Pinterest Teachable course for free and I agreed to share a post on how I found it. So straight of the bat, I need to say that I received the course for free but that won’t sway my opinions.
The results prove that this course was amazing!
I got this course middle of last year but due to a decline in my mental health, I didn’t manage to write this post and I let my Pinterest slip. In December, I started using the tips in the course again and I went from 200 monthly views to 50,000 monthly views in one month. I was astounded.
So today, I’m going to share 3 tips from the course that really helped me grow my Pinterest.
Change To A Pinterest Business Profile
Changing to a business profile doesn’t make a huge difference but it does give you the opportunity to look at your statistics and see how you can make changes or drive up your clicks and views.
Changing to a business profile doesn’t cost anything or change your Pinterest drastically.
Create A Pinterest Board For Your Blog
Creating a board for all your blog posts means that it’s very clear which posts are yours. Your blog posts could easily get lost in all your other pins but having one specific place makes it easy to direct people to your website.
Make sure you have a cover for the board and plenty of keywords in your description. Having sections in your board means that if people are looking for a specific type of post, they can find it really easily. For example, my blog post board has 4 different sections and if people want to find my mental health content, they can do so easily.
Use Vertical Pins
This isn’t compulsory but using vertical pins means that your pins will take up more space on a user’s screen and there’s more chance of someone noticing and clicking on your content.
I use Canva to make my pins and Canva has a Pinterest graphic template. Canva has so many different templates to make your pins stand out on people’s feeds.
If you want to take the Pinterest course by Ell for even more amazing tips, then you can follow THIS LINK. This is an affiliate link. It doesn’t cost you anything but gives me a little bit extra money to help keep my blog running.
I highly recommend this course and any of Ell’s posts and tips for social media because they are amazing! Since using her resources, my blog has started to flourish and become a lot better than it was before!
Thank you, Ell for allowing me to take this course!