Website Traffic Growth Strategy – Use Pinterest
How many times have you created content for your blog, social media, or some other platform that no one saw?
All that hard work and yet no traffic came back to your website. Frustrating right?
Having a low volume of monthly website visitors can be depressing.
I’m going to show you the secret tool that will ignite growth in your blog traffic reports so that your content actually gets read by website visitors.
The secret tool you need to use to drive traffic to your website is Pinterest.
If you’re not using Pinterest yet then you’re missing out on lots of potential traffic that could be visiting your blog.
I’ve been able to take my small golf niche blog from 3,000 monthly visitors to over 60,000+ monthly page views thanks to my Pinterest system.
Many other bloggers have also proven that Pinterest is the best way to get traffic back to your website.
One in particular is 7 figure earner, Melyssa Griffin. She runs the website formerly known as The Nectar Collective but is now known as MelyssaGriffin.com.
Melyssa is also a master expert on Pinterest so when you’re done reading this article, I recommend checking out her Pinteret Course called Pinfinite Growth in addition to my Pinterest system called Profitable Pinterest Traffic!
It will save you lots of time and teach you the best Pinterest strategies for driving an insane amount of traffic to your blog like she does.
You can also download my free cheat sheet with steps to take to maximize the traffic your Pinterest account sends back to your website.
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is a search engine like Google, but in a visual way. Instead of Tweets, Facebook Posts, or Snaps, Pinterest using posts that are called Pins.
Pins are simply just images and you can link the images you upload to blog articles. Once you upload a pin, you can save it to a board, which is how you’ll categorize and organize your pins.
For example, you could have a board about Social Media Tips and a board about Email List Building Tips.
You can also search Pinterest for articles you want to read and save these pins to your boards on your profile for convenient viewing later on.
Since Pinterest operates like a search engine, indexing your pins based on keywords, you won’t need a lot of followers to get traffic to your website.
My golf Pinterest account had less than 100 followers, yet I was receiving 1,000+ visitors per month to my website in the first month of joining Pinterest.
(May 2017 Update: I’m now getting over 3,000+ monthly visitors from Pinterest)
(June 2017 Update: I’m now getting over 15,000+ monthly visitors from Pinterest)
(August 2017 Update: I’m now getting over 30,000+ monthly visitors thanks to Pinterest)
Tips for Getting 30,000+ Visitors to Your Website from Pinterest
Pinterest Tip #1: Create Boards
As mentioned, boards are essential for organizing articles (pins) and making it easy for people to find things they’re interested in. If you have a board dedicated to social media tips, someone looking for help on this topic will likely follow this board. Any time you pin a new article related to social media tips, your followers of this specific board will see it in their feed.
Pinterest Tip #2: Add Keyword Rich Descriptions
Since Pinterest is a search engine, you need to add descriptions to your pins and boards to help get them found. Think of keywords that people would be searching in the search bar to find a pin like yours. If your pin is about cooking then you would consider keywords like “recipes,” and “meal prep,” and “cookbooks.”
Think of descriptions like hashtags, helping your content get found by other users!
Pinterest Tip #3: Set Up Rich Pins
Rich pins provide extra information from your website compared to normal pins. You’ll need to apply to get your pins validated as Rich Pins by proving you own the website you’re linking your Rich Pins to. It’s simple and quick to do so. Apply here to validate your Rich Pins.
Pinterest Traffic Growth Tip #4: Create Engaging Images with Blog Post Title Included
Instead of just posting a regular photo, you need to post photos with text overlay and write the title of your blog post. You can see my example to the right for this blog post.
Increase the font size so that one or two words fit per line. Add a background image.
Don’t forget to include your website URL on the image as well so people ingrain your site in their mind even if they don’t click through to the blog post that is linked to that pin.
Pinterest Traffic Growth Tip #5: Engage with Your Followers
Like any good social marketer, you need to engage with your Followers. This is true when you want to turn your Pinners into your blog readers, too. The more you engage with people on Pinterest, the more likely they’ll also want to connect with you on your blog, and other sites.
Here are a few tips to engage on Pinterest:
- Pin good, original and relevant content
- Pin often and consistently so your Pins get seen in your Followers’ feeds
- RePin, like and comment on your Followers’ Pins, when you really think they’re great
- RePin industry leaders, and other great content your Followers will like
- Return the favour and follow your Followers
- Check out your Followers’ Boards and Pins for good content ideas they like
My Pinterest Strategy to Grow Website Traffic
Once you’ve set up your WordPress website, the next step will be getting traffic to it. You can go the slow route and try to rank your website in Google using SEO. You can take the expensive route which includes buying Facebook ads.
Or you can take the best route which is using Pinterest to drive FREE traffic to your website.
If you want to learn how to drive massive amounts of traffic to your website to quickly grow your audience, double your email list size, and make a living online then make sure you check out my course, Profitable Pinterest Traffic.
It comes with worksheets, checklists, and lots of training videos to help you set up your Pinterest profile and drive traffic back to a website page or email landing page. Discover the strategies to rank your pins higher in the search feed so they get found by Pinterest users. Save yourself time and money using my system.
Get started driving traffic to your website
P.S. I offer a 30 day money back guarantee if you don’t see results using my system. But I highly doubt you’ll be disappointed. Get started!
I also highly recommend checking out Melyssa’s course: Pinfinite Growth
It will defnitely give you lots of amazing tips and resources for growing your Pinterest account and sending lots of traffic to your website. I am an affiliate for her course but even if I wasn’t I would recommend this course. It’s the best one I’ve taken so far.
I’ll link to a few additional Pinterest courses and resources you’ll find helpful:
- Pinterest to Profits by McKinzie of MomsMakeCents.com
- Perfect Pinning by Melissa of BlogClarity.com
- How to Create Pinterest Images Using Canva
Thanks for stopping by and reading today. If you’d like more helpful content delivered to you on a weekly basis, subscribe to my email community and I’ll share my best tips, video tutorials, and more!