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Let’s talk about Pinterest, and how to optimise your profile for success! Whether you’re a blogger, a business owner, or an affiliate marketer, you should be on Pinterest.
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is a visual search engine with social media features, and it’s honestly a goldmine for free traffic.
Pinterest Power by Jason Miles & Karen Lacey
I’ll start off by saying that this book was written in 2012, which I kept in mind while reading it, as some things said are a bit irrelevant now. I won a copy (and another book about Google+, which I’m currently reading) last year as part of a giveaway. I then went to uni and completely forgot about it until last week.
When I was new to Pinterest, Pinterest Power was a useful book for me, but I wouldn’t recommend it to someone who is already quite familiar with the site. I’d recommend finding a more up-to-date book if you want one, or taking this brilliant course.
Pinterest Power has a whole section on monetising, which is great for bloggers, as well as small business owners and Etsy sellers! There’s another book called Instagram Power by the same author, Jason Miles, so I might check that out, because I’m trying to improve my Instagram at the moment.
What did I learn from Pinterest Power?
- Pinning regularly is important, but don’t pin a ton of things at once – it’ll annoy your followers, and Pinterest could delete your account for spam.
- Be specific with your boards and very selective with what you pin – quality over quantity.
- Make sure to use keywords in your pin descriptions and board titles so they can be found, and make sure that boards are properly categorised.
- Creating ‘pinnable’ graphics in blog posts is useful – these should be vertical and have clear text on!
- Get involved in the community by following, liking and re-pinning other people with similar boards / niches. You could also join some group boards, or give Tailwind a try for their ‘tribes’ feature. If you join Tailwind with my link, you’ll get a free month to try out the features.
- Use Pinterest Analytics and Google Analytics to find out which are your most popular boards and pins, then create more similar content.
After reading this book, I scoured through my Pinterest Analytics and re-arranged my boards. I’m also in the process of adding keyword-filled descriptions to all of my pins so they can be found easily. I discovered that my 90’s Style and Hair boards are the most popular ones, and my most popular pin is a vertical image with clear text on it linking to my ‘The Only App You Need for Instagram’ blog post. I’ll make sure to design my future blog post pins with this in mind!
Pinterest Power was a great start for me, but if you want to learn how to take your blog to the next level, I really recommend Big Pin Energy. My traffic has skyrocketed since reading this ebook and implementing Emily’s strategies! I’m now receiving 30,000 page views per month, which is a huge step-up for me.
More Blogging Resources
- My Free Stock Photos
- My Free Handwritten Fonts
- Where To Promote Your Blog Posts & Tips For Your Social Media Strategy
- How I’ve Been Improving My Photography and Editing
- Check out my Gumroad page for my free printables.
All the best,
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P.S. Did you find my blog through Pinterest? I bet you did! Big Pin Energy is the ebook I studied to skyrocket my blog in 2020, it's the best investment I've made in my 6 years of blogging.