Checkout with this guide on what is Pinterest and How Pinterest Works if you are new to Pinterest.
#1. Choose Good Posts to Pin
- Pins related to your search term
- Boards related to your search term
- People pinning images and content related to your search term
|Pinterest shows Pins, Boards, Pinners when user search for any Query |
#2. Write Eye-catching Descriptions, Use Call-to Actions
|Create your Own image like this with your Message written over the image with the site url, Write brief description about your article with proper hash tags and the post URL |
Checkout this cool info-graphic on Call to actions for social networks
#3. Pin the Right Image for Your Blog Post
It is not necessary to always pick and image from blog posts, You can create an image by yourself.
|Include Keywords in title and description with proper hash tags and website URL|
Pin tall images, as they have more impact on users and they got more re-pinned than other images. Checkout this Pinterest Image Size Cheat Sheet for more
|Tall Images have higher Re-pins as Compared to the normal size image |
This is summarized tips about pinterest image optimization from Dreamsystems
|Optimize Pinterest Images with Following Points in Mind |
#4. Add Pin-It Button to Your Blog and Images
|Sites with Social icons have 7 times more social share than sites have don’t |
Having Pin It button on images allows users to Pin your posts images easily and quickly to their boards, It increases the back links as well as visitors for your website.
|Add Pin-it Hover Button for Images on Your Blog|
|Add Follow Button for Pinterest|
Go to “Pin-it” and get it.
|Build Pinterest Widget For your website with Widget Builder|
#5. Re-pin other’s Pin on Your Board
#6. Pin Info-graphics and Tutorials
Here in this image we can see Info-graphics have a complete expanded look in feed which catches eye of users, results in high CTR and re-pinning.
|Info-Graphics Looks eye catching with full height in Feed, Increases CTR|
#7. Use Pinterest Analytics to Drive Better Results
#8. Engage with other Users, Followers and Activities
Like other social networking sites, Here also you have to engage with your followers and users to make them your blog readers. The more you connect with other people on Pinterest, more they will connect with you on your blog and other sites.
#9. Pin at Right Time for Better Results
#10. Content Marketing with Pinterest
You can get lot of traffic to your content if you can become creative.
Collect data for your business and represent it in charts to your users, Case studies in the form of info-graphics are really a very good way of content marketing.
Read : How to Grow Business with Content Marketing
#11. Promote Less Followed Boards
#12. Join Popular Group Boards
Re-pin your pins in other group boards for their followers. It helps followers from other boards to find your and follow you which results in increase in traffic.
#13. Add a website and Brand Name
|A Verified website with a verify sign in Pinterest. It helps users to find genuine users.|
#14. Use Article Pins
|Article Pins looks like Summarized Blog feed in Pinterest|
#15. Host a Contest and Create a Contest Board on Pinterest
A fantastic way to drive traffic is to create an engaging and interesting content. There is one way to do this.
Run online contest on your website and create a contest board on your Pinterest profile and post contest details there.
Give goodies, subscriptions, takeaways and other gifts in contests. These contests makes users to check your website on a regular basis for contest details.
You can also run a Pinterest board with coupons and vouchers providing different coupon codes, It helps in increasing the followers and traffic to your website.
Here is a contest board from Seniordeal
|Contest Board from Seniordeal with Website URL in description|
So what do you think about these tricks? Pinterest is not about images only but continuously getting popular as a content marketing social network. With quality profiles and interested readers this social network has a very big scope for future. Try these tricks and improve traffic to your website, write your suggestions or queries in comment box.