The Secret to Pinterest’s True Potential
When I started Blogging a year ago to this month, I did not even know what Pinterest was. Sure I had heard about it but my friends talked about it like it was a place for crafting and cooking ideas. Which they are not wrong, you can find crafts and recipes galore but I did not know the significant power Pinterest has for blogging.
I half heartedly made a Pinterest account because bloggers are supposed to have a Social Media presence. At least I think bloggers are supposed to. I started on Pinterest just pinning things that I found cool or appealing and not really realizing that I could post my own content on Pinterest as well. My Pinterest account has gone from a place to store my Sailor Moon and Pokemon fan art to a viable way to drive traffic to my blog. Before realizing the true potential of Pinterest I would go weeks without posting anything on my boards. Which if you know about Social Media it is the kiss of death. A big part of blogging is researching how to make your blog a better place for your audience to visit and how to actually grow an audience as well. A lot of the articles I read on getting traffic to my blog all pointed to the same place, PINTEREST. I was a skeptic at first. You would read these articles how a blogger went from twenty views a week to twenty thousand views daily in three months. To a skeptic it is hard to swallow information like that. My skepticism was wiped clean when I saw the potential with my own eyes. After following these tricks that I learned from a expert blogger, my pin impressions grew astronomically. I could not believe my eyes when I saw that on my Pinterest Analytics.
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Say Hello to Your New Hobby – Pinterest Group Boards
I had not heard of these until very late in the game. I read about them from one of the blogs I follow. I did not even know that Pinterest had group boards but after hearing what they could do I started finding Group Boards to post my content on. My sister knew what they were, however she used them to tell my parents what she wanted for Christmas. I had no idea it was one of the greatest organic traffic sourcing tool. The only way to get anywhere close to Pinterst is through the use of Bots. Do not use Bots though Bots are bad and can void any form of monetization/way of making money, you may have on your blog.
What the Heck is A Pinterest Group Board anyway?
In the simplest way possible it is a board that is shared with other Pinners. Every Pinner that is a member of theboard has shared power with the other Pinners. You can invite others to join your group boards or ask to join a pre-existing group board.
Why This Affects Your Blog
You have followers of your Pinterest account. Whether you have 4 or 4,000 followers, every time you pin something,you can only make an impression on Pinners who follow your content. That is different for a Group Board Pin. Group Board Pins are exposed to everyone who follows the group board. There are group boards that have over two million followers as well. The more fantastic the pinners with awesome content, the bigger this following can be. The more your content is exposed to new people, the more likely your audience will continue to grow. I know this sounds like Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Pinterest but it is true. Just as true as the laws of physics. For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction.
No Group Board Will Fit With My Totally Unique Content
This is certainly not the case. I have said to my colleagues and I am saying it to you, there is always a community to share your ideas with like minded people. You may have to search hard for them but they are out there. Whether you have an anime and video game blog or blog about investing, I am sure there is a board for your totally unique content.
How Do I Find this Elusive Group Board
Luckily my friends you have come to the right place. The way I have gotten all of my group boards is with PinGroupie. PinGroupie is an awesome way to find group boards. You can sort through boards by category, number of followers, and the amount of pins. Search the title of the board to find one perfectly suited to your target audience.
This Sounds Awesome, But I Don’t Know If I Can Do This? Trust me you can!!
The Difference of a Personal Board and a Business One
For those of you who haven’t you need to register your Pinterest board as a business one. This does not mean that
your board will look or act differently, but it lets you link your blog to the board and utilize all the analytics features
that Pinterest offers. You just need to join as a business or convert your existing account after reading.
Verify Your Blog
Once your account is converted to a business account you should verify your website. You should verify your website because afterwards your website will be listed and connected to your Pinterest Profile. Verification also allows you to track all Pinterest analytics to and from your blog and Pinterest. Here are all the Simple Easy Steps to walk you through the process.
Organize Your Boards
After all the technical stuff it is time to put your creativity to the test. The more presentable your Pinterest account is the more likely people will want to follow you. If you are like me when I started to be serious about Pinterest, you have a lot of boards that won’t help you to drive traffic to your blog and might actually hurt your numbers. Take some time over the next week and review your Pinterest Account. Do I need this Board? Will this help or hinder my potential profits? Does this really go with the niche I am trying to reach? If you answered no to these question with some of your content then now is the time to cut your losses.Don’t forget to check if your Pinterest boards have board descriptions. I did not get to that until this week, to be honest. Make sure that your boards have names that fit the theme of the Pins within them. This is like search engine optimization Pinterest style. I am sure you know what SEO is if you have a blog. It is what makes your content appear at the top of a search engine. Make sure to add specific keywords that are specific to your content theme and niche as well.
Make Sure To Pin Your Own Content
Instead of pinning images that are linked to other blogs, pin your own original content. Look at this from a business standpoint. If you are promoting other peoples sources of income but not your own. Something sick is happening, without you really thinking about it. Now is the time to create Pinterest images of your own that are linked to your own blog. You may need to invest in some photo editing software but a blog has the potential to make astronomical amounts of money in a short amount of time. By creating viral images that comment on your blog, you are promoting your blog and driving people to the source of your amazing content. Pinterest is more than social media. It is a visual search engine that could even rival Google itself. Create amazing images that complement your blog topics. Make sure to title and add a description to your amazing pins as well. Then pin your pins on your blog post board as well as all the group boards you have joined.
Research Group Boards
Now is the time to utilize PinGroupie, mentioned earlier, to research and discover group boards that fit your niche or specific types of content you create to join. Finding some potential group boards, take some time to critically think about whether this specific board will help my blog or not. Spend some time analyzing the other content on the boards. Do you think your content would fit in? Make sure to save all of the boards you feel would be beneficial to the success of your blog.
You’re More Than Half Way There
Now comes the hard part, joining the boards that you feel are a help to your blog. Most of the boards will accept you as a contributor but do not be surprised if you are rejected. All that means is that it was not a fit for you and that there is a bigger and better one waiting to accept you. You will have to read the directions and rules for joining group boards very carefully. Most group boards offer rules and directions for becoming a contributor. There are however a few tricky exceptions. Don’t give up if there is not a visible way to join the group board. What you need to do is simple and more than half the time makes you a contributor of the group board. What you need to do is:
- Follow the group board
- Find out who owns the board (see URL)
- Visit their Pinterest boards & follow them as well
- Find a way to get ahold of the owner (for instance the webpage in their profile description)
- Shoot them an email, a social media message or a message directly in Pinterest. Send them a link to the board you would like to be added to, a link to your Pinterest and a copy of your email address that is linked to your Pinterest account.
Watch the Amazing Results
It might take awhile to be accepted to your selected boards. I originally applied to ten different group boards and of those boards I was accepted to three of them. I was not accepted instantaneously either. The best group board I have took at least a month to be accepted to. There may be a delay between when you want to be a part of a group board and when you actually are a part of one, but it is worth waiting for. As soon as I was accepted, I started reposting my original pins from my blog board to every group board that was relevant to the pin. You can pin straight from your website content but it takes more time and is not as efficient. When I started pinning my own content I had only one follower and the group board had over two million followers on it.In the weeks to come, I had grown my website daily pin impressions by 500% and exposed our blog to morethan 4000 people daily. This has taken my blog to new heights in a matter of weeks. Not Years! Not Months! WEEKS!!!!
A month later and I am still seeing results from Pinterest that I did not even think was possible. In one day I made $600 from an article I wrote that has affiliate links to BlueHost. My personal following on Pinterest has changed dramatically since my first experiment with Pinterest. I am truly blessed. Without Pinterest and my followers I would probably still be trying to find a way to drive traffic to my blog. You too can have incredible success with Pinterest. If you follow even half of the advice I have laid before you. I am sure your traffic will double in no time. All you need to do is pin original and eye catching content, find group boards join, and pin and repin your amazing content. I have now showed you The Secret to Pinterest’s True Potential.May The Secret to Pinterest’s True Potential help to make your blog a huge success.
The Secret to Pinterest’s True Potential
The Secret to Pinterest’s True Potential
The Secret to Pinterest’s True Potential by, Teddy Frost