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the best tips and tricks I used to double my Pinterest traffic:
1. Change your profile name
Change from a personal profile to a business profile. This allows you to track how people interact with your pins, profile, and blog. Also, change the “about you” section. What are your pins about? Just like when you are applying for a job: Let a paper speak for yourself. Remember that Pinterest is a search engine, use keywords on your pins and profile. Here is a handy tool I use to find keywords: http://www.pinterestkeywordtool.com
2. Organize all your Pinterest pins and boards.
My blog is mainly about bullet journaling, digital note-taking, and college life. I knew that in order to gain more followers I needed to impress them with my boards. In one day I cleaned all my boards. I deleted pins that were broken or not related to that board. I renamed my boards with KEYWORD titles that were straightforward. Don’t get fancy or extravagant with your titles, keep them simple and easy to find. Your very 1st board must have your blog’s title and all your blog’s pins.
Make sure that the description of your pins are keywords. Keywords are what makes you stand out from other blogger’s pins.
Create long pinnable images:
Your pins MUST be long!
- Dimensions: 736 x 2000
- A straight forward and catchy title.
- Make sure you put your blog’s URL or title at the bottom of the pin
- White backgrounds perform better than images with faces or dark colors.
Here is an example of one of my most successful pins:
The yellow square indicates my rich pin description. The pink square are my keywords.
Here is a really cool tip for you, add keywords to your WordPress image descriptions. Let your readers spread your blog images and keywords. I tried this and my Pinterest followers tripled! Why? Because nobody ever changes the description of a Pinterest image. If I look at the images pinned on Pinterest from my blog I see that almost everyone keep my image description.
3. Join group boards
The best way to promote your pins is to join group boards. It might look difficult but is actually pretty easy. Go to the Pinterest account of a blogger that you admire and look at the group boards he/she is a member of.
For example, I admire Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog. I started looking at her group boards and wrote down the ones that I wanted to join. Over time you will find bloggers similar to your blogging niche and you’ll find more group boards. Most groups boards are always accepting new bloggers. When you find a board that you want to join, check the description box. Follow all the steps the owner of the board requires and send him/her an email to join. Make sure you include in the email your Pinterest URL, which boards you want to join, and your Pinterest email.
You must follow the owner of the group board to get an invitation. Usually, the owner of the board is the first person in the board.
5. Put your Pinterest board on your sidebar
People are more likely to follow all your boards when they see the links in your sidebar or signature.
I hope these tips help your Pinterest profile grow!
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