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42 thoughts on “How To Get Blog Traffic from Pinterest

  1. Hi Irma, thanks for giving a different perspective about Pinterest. I am new to Affiliate marketing and I can definitely learn a lot from you and your website. I am bookmarking this site for my learning. Your site has an amazing visual appeal. Keep it going.

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    1. Thank you Rudolph and thank you for visiting us today!

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  2. I use Canva all the time. For a free tool it does wonders. I think I may have to start using Pinterest, I sort of avoided because I did not know how to use it. Thanks for the info, I definitely needed it!

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    1. Hello Patrick and thank you for visiting,

      Canva is a great free tool and is awesome for making pins!

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  3. Thanks for sharing this, I’ve definitely wanted to expand my own blog into pinterest, but wasn’t sure how to start. I will definitely reference this later on. I’m still working on expanding instagram, which has a lot of value as well.

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    1. Hello William and thank you for visiting us again,

      I know zero about Instagram for business but it sure is popular and I have put it on my to-do list for learning. If you know of any good courses, let me know 🙂

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  4. Hi Irma, I learned a lot from your article about using Pinterest. I do use Pinterest and pin every one of my articles but I don’t get involved much more than that. I wasn’t aware of how beneficial is to bloggers. You have so much information here and I am bookmarking your site because not only is the article on Pinterest helpful, the rest of your site provides a lot of great information! Thanks Irma!
    ~Rob

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    1. Thank you Rob and thanks for visiting us as well!

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  5. I have always “pinned” my post to Pintrest. At first, the traffic was rather slow and intermittent, but now given time, I receive numerous links from Pintrest to my website everyday!! My readership has gone up, my clicks are enormous and my followers are growing day by day!! This is a great article about a hidden gem that we all should be using to achieve great results.

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    1. Excellent Brad and thank you for visiting today and sharing that.

      You are right…Pinterest is a hidden gem 🙂

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  6. I do have pinterest but I haven’t really used it very often. I will definitely start to do that now as I didn’t realize how useful it is to bloggers.

    Also, thank you for the information on pinterest for business. I sincerely did not know about this.

    Thank you very much for the info!
    Cheers,
    Kahlua

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    1. Hi Kahlua and thank you for visiting,

      Yes! And that is why I want to share this information. Pinterest is awesome for bringing traffic to your blog.

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  7. I have Pinterest with quite a big following but never knew how to utilise it. Thanks for the information.

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    1. Happy to help Angee and thank you for visiting today,

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  8. Awesome! My Pinterest is my most lacking social media. I’ll consider this information and step up my Pinterent game! thanks.

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    1. Hi Lance and thank you for visiting us and best of luck with that!!

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  9. Hey Irma,

    Pinterest is certainly a great source for free niche related traffic.
    The group boards are a GR8 idea it’s certainly worth getting involved with an active grp.

    thanks for sharing
    Tony.B

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    1. Hi Tony and thank you for visiting,

      Yes, and I am trying to add more daily now that they are becoming easier to get into. Best of luck!

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  10. Wow. This article was eye opening. I have been neglecting Pinterest, but I think I now have a renewed interest in pinning. How much time per day do you spend on Pinterest to generate this new traffic?

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    1. Hello Melinda and thank you for visiting,

      When I had Boardbooster, it was easy to set and forget. Now that I am learning how to use Tailwind , I would say that I spend about 30 minutes a week doing that scheduling. I am also manually pinning to all of my group boards every evening and that can take me another 30 minutes, but I am trialing a new system.

      If you are just starting out it is a good idea to pin anything that you think visitors to your Pinterest profile might like. Pinterest loves it when you are pinning throughout the day. I do a lot of that in my Pinterest-related Facebook groups.

      I do not spend a lot of time considering how much traffic it brings. I sure do not get this much reach with Facebook and Twitter.

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  11. Hi Irma,
    Very informative article on Pinterest Business, and perfect timing for me reading it. You have convinced me this is an excellent way to drive organic traffic to my site, so without any reservations, I will set up a Pinterest account in the next few days. Thank you.

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    1. Best of luck to you Terry and thank you for visiting us today,

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  12. I love your article! I am now planning to build my audience on Pinterest but literally have zero ideas on how to do it! That’s why I find your article particularly helpful!

    One thing that confuses me is the rich pins. May I know how should I apply for it?

    And, I currently am still at the stage of building my website so I don’t have many best-of posts. Will this matter if I only have just three best-of posts in that board?

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    1. Hi Crystal and thank you for visiting us,

      You are at the perfect point to grow with Pinterest, because you will not have to “fix” anything, like old and ugly pins! Keep writing posts and filling up your Best Of board naturally.

      If you have created some personal boards (non-group boards) on your profile that are specific to your niche, and you go looking for more pins for them, Pinterest will figure out what your profile is about and you will start to see more relevant pins show up in your feed.

      One piece of advice I will suggest is that you click through to the website to make sure that it is not spam or a landing page. Other people will come to your boards to re-pin and if the pins are crap they won’t come back. Over time you will know whose pins you can trust and pinning will go faster.

      Rich pins are different from regular pins in that they give readers (aka shoppers) more information when they click the pin. Rich pins allows you to create a better call to action and to give some details about the post without giving everything away. After you switch your account to a business account, apply for Rich Pins at https://business.pinterest.com/en/rich-pins and be sure to apply for the most appropriate type i.e recipe rich pins for recipes or article rich pins for blog posts.

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  13. Thanks so much for the Pinterest Content! I am a newbie to Pinterest and get confused in how to get followers but your article has helped me figure out what I need to do 🙂

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    1. Happy to help Danielle and thank you for visiting today,

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  14. Wow. That’s a lot of insight crammed into one post! I was very active on Pinterest years ago, but only for personal use. I’ll definitely have to create a business account now and get busy! Do you have a post about Tailwind? That seems super useful. Are you on Pinterest daily? How long do you spend there to get that kind of traffic?

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    1. Hi Susie and thank you for visiting,

      Yes, I am on Tailwind but I am still learning how to make it work as well as Boardbooster worked for me. I am going to try to explain how I pin in a future post, but I am using Tailwind to pin my pins to group boards. I set that up once a week and it takes about 30 minutes.

      I also pin manually every evening for about 20 to 30 minutes. I am trialing a new system for manual pinning because I have added a new bunch of group boards, so I will give that 30 days and report back.

      Pinterest rewards consistency, so even pinning 10 to 20 pins a day manually – which only takes a few minutes- can help your traffic.

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  15. Hi Irma, thanks for the motivating post.

    I have applied for your group board. Your Pinterest profile looks great, I think you have put in many hours of work 🙂

    I use Tailwind too, one of the most valuable tools I pay money for. I have to join more groups too when I look at your profile and the number of views.

    I have about 15 K views per month, and surprisingly about three days ago I detected some 40 website visits from Pinterest on my website.

    Do you know that you can add pins to your website that can not be seen by website visitors? I learned this about hidden pins and think you’d like to know how to do that.

    I now started creating 5 different pins for every post on my website. Of course, I can’t add them regularly for everyone to see.

    There is a small code you can enter when you add the image to the “text” editor in WP.

    This is the code, before the image, then the image data and after.

    ……..image1……..
    ………image2………..
    ………..image3………..

    Make sure to add your image plain, without title etc, full size and not aligned.

    If you add images like that you and open the Tailwind publisher for a post you see the pins and can add them to the schedule.

    I hope you understand or you can check my training in WA : https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/zappades/blog/add-hidden-tall-pins-to-your-website-pinterest-knowledge

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    1. Hello Stefan and thank you for visiting us again!

      Thank you so much for the information. I have not been doing that with Tailwind just because I am running a couple of other strategies and it is getting hard to keep up with everything.

      I got a ton of traffic super fast using Boardbooster, but BB is gone now. Sad. Tailwind does not do things the same way, however it does pick up a lot of pinning work for me, so that is great.

      I sent you the invite to my group board, so welcome!
      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  16. I was already looking into Pintrest so now i may have to take another look. This sounds like a very promising way to get traffic through Pintrest! Amazing!!

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    1. Hello Jamaar and thank you for visiting us today,

      It really is. You will be amazed that spending time pinning stuff brings blog traffic.

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  17. Hi Irma

    This post is perfect for me, I have just started a pinkest account which i am going link to my posts, but at the moment its a mess, this a great article in which i have added to my favourites.

    Pinterest is perfect for my website and i will following you instruction.

    thanks for the help

    Chris

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    1. Let me know if you need anymore information and thank you for visiting us today!

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  18. That’s a great article and exactly what I needed right now. I just started with Pinterest and still feel unsure how to use it. You shared some valuable tips. Thanks!

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    1. Happy to help and thank you for visiting today!

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  19. Hi Irma,

    Great article. Pinterest is on my list of things to focus on very soon. I still have a little work to do on Instagram to get it where I want it. Then, Pinterest look out.

    You pointed out some interesting strategies that I am sure to incorporate into my plans.

    Thanks for the tips and your hard work on this post.

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    1. Thank you for visiting today Kevin,

      I wish you the best of luck! Pinterest is awesome for traffic 🙂

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  20. Pinterest is invaluable, in my opinion. It’s a wonderful, free resource. I use it for so many things.

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    1. Agreed Freya and thank you for visiting us today!

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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  21. My niche is quite suitable for pinterest and I should do more pinterest posting. However I have a lot of pictures, which have different dimensions. Would that be a problem?

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    1. Hello and thank you for visiting us today,

      Pinterest likes vertical images with a ratio of 2:3 and they give the example of 600 x 900 pixels. What many people are doing is creating a pinnable image and using it as a blog post image, like the one that I have a couple of paragraphs down from the top. I also write in the Alt description PIN IT to encourage people to pin that image.

      I also use Social Warfare Pro which allows me to choose the display options and I can set it so that no other sizes of images are pinnable from my post. This way people are only pinning images that fit the Pinterest criteria. You can still use as many images as you want, but the plugin just makes sure that only images that fit the criteria are pinned.

      If you are not in any group boards, then you do not have to worry about that part yet. Pinterest will let you upload any size images. Once you start joining group boards you will want the vertical pins. When I discovered that I quickly made a pin for every blog post and moved forward from there. You do not have to delete the odd sized images, because they will just sink to the bottom of the Pinterest feed.

      Cheers,
      -Irma 🙂

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