Bloggers use social media everyday as a way to increase traffic to their website and promote their work. We wrote a posts on the dos and don’ts of Instagram few weeks ago. And just like Instagram, Pinterest is really visual. Indeed, how your profile looks can attract people, help you gain followers and drive traffic to your blog! So here are our tips to make the most of Pinterest!
Write a compelling biography
This is basic. And so important. When landing onto your Pinterest profile, the first thing people will see is your biography. Thus, you need to make it interesting. Don’t write crazy things to attract attention. Instead, write who you are, what you do, what you can bring to your followers. Add a profile pictures and a link to your blog. This is essential if you want people to go on your blog.
Create themed boards
Organisation is important to give a clean and consistent look to your profile. The way you organize it is up to you. For example, you can have the boards you want people to see first or the one you think are the most important at the top. We arrange our boards alphabetically. On the iPad and iPhone apps, the folders you have modified last will appear at the top though. Having themed folders will allow you to arrange pictures in categories, making it easier for people to find something they are interested in and follow you.
Pin and repin regularly
Pining many pictures is the best way to create a consistent, complete and interesting profile. If you have many pictures, you’ll offer great inspiration and visuals to your followers. Furthermore, the more you pin, the more likely you are to appear on other people’s feed. Basically, you need to add at least three pictures a day to a folder to have it suggested to other people. This is how you gain more followers.
Create a folder for your blog
You want to use Pinterest as a source of traffic to your blog. As such, people must see the posts you’re promoting. Create a folder that will contain only pins with your articles and add their links in the description. Choose a big vertical picture with the title of the article for each pin and add it to the board. You can have a look below at ours. People will not specifically follow this board but if they follow your profile, they will eventually see pins of your articles (and maybe click).
Join group boards
Group boards are created by several people and often open to new contributors. The founders usually decide on rules on how to join, pin and behave. Of course, you need to follow them. These group boards are really useful. Indeed, if they are big, becoming a contributor can allow you to pin your posts in the group which will give them a lot of visibility. You could also spot pins and articles that are really useful (blogging, cooking, parenting, etc).
Use scheduling applications
I have personally never used any scheduling applications. I quite enjoy scrolling through my feed on Pinterest and pining loads of pictures. However, I guess if I was going on holiday or didn’t have as much time, using scheduling applications would become really handy. Basically, the application will pin and repin pictures for you. Your profile will be constantly updated, your boards will get three pictures everyday and be suggested to other people.
Did you know these tips already? Do you have any that you would want to share with us? We’ve been using Pinterest for a while now but probably forgot some advice.
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