Grow your blog with Pinterest

Grow your blog with Pinterest

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.

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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).

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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.

I hope you liked this post. Thanks for reading.

See you soon,
Love,
Corinne

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52 Comments

  1. April 19, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I don’t actually use Pinterest to grow an audience but this is a really imformative blog post x

  2. Robyn
    April 19, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    This is such a useful post! I’ve been wanting to increase my blog traffic through Pinterest and up my game! Thank you for the tips!
    Robyn // http://www.midnightandlace.co.uk/

  3. April 19, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    I love Pinterest so much but I find it so hard to grow my blog from it. Thank you so much for sharing these tips. xo

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  4. April 19, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    I really need to start using Pinterest properly! I’ve had an account FOREVER but I’ve never really used it! This post has such excellent advice though, I’m definitely going to start trying it out more! Thanks ladies, your posts are always such good quality and really informative!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  5. April 19, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    This is so useful, I have never been any good at Pinterest but wish I was!

    Abbie | chasingmydesire.com

  6. April 19, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    I need to up my Pinterest game! I am seriously slacking! I love the look of yours!

  7. April 19, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    This is soooo useful! I really need to grow my Pinterest account – thank you

  8. Terri
    April 19, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    I love Pinterest! It’s great for inspiration, however I do find it hard to grow on 🙁

    Terri / http://www.territalks.co.uk

  9. April 19, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Thank you for this information! I am yet to delve into the Pinterest world, but I have bookmarked this page for later use 🙂

  10. April 19, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    I’ve only just downloaded pinterest, thank you for all this useful information!!😚Xx

  11. Charlotte
    April 19, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    I have Pinterest but I’ve never used it to promote my blog posts although have heard it’s such a great way to get your blog out there! I need to start doing this. x

    Charlotte // http://fadingtulips.blogspot.co.uk

  12. April 19, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    I struggle to get traffic from Pinterest to my website, except for one or two pins. Thank you so much for sharing these tips! X

    Jeff. | NAMELESSJEFF

  13. April 19, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    These are great tips. I love how your boards are so organized and clean looking. I’m so bad about scheduling pins to Pinterest. I wish there was something like Hootsuite for Pinterest. I usally remember at the wrong time to pin….Grrr. Thanks for the tips and reminders!!

    I’m going pin some images now….

    http://www.thequeenofstyle.com

  14. April 19, 2017 / 10:30 pm

    Thank you so much for the tips! I love Pinterest but have never really been sure on how to make it worthwhile for my blog x

  15. April 20, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    I really want to get back into Pinterest so these are some amazing tips thanks for sharing x

  16. April 20, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    I use Pinterest daily but it may not look like it because I just scroll. These are some really useful tips that I need to start working with because I don’t help at all with my blog.
    Useful read!
    Lois x
    http://www.lifeasloismay.wordpress.com

  17. April 20, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    I’ve been using Pinterest for quite some time now but not for my blog. It seems super hard to keep up with pinning and not seeing feedback tho.
    I wonder if it was wrong to have two pin accounts n if I should just join them 😧

  18. April 20, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    I’ve never thought of using Pinterest to grow my blog! What a great idea. I’m going to have to give this a try now and see how it works for me 💖

  19. April 20, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    I know nothing about Pinterest, thanks for sharing!

  20. April 20, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    I’ve always loved Pinterest but never particularly used in a blogging capacity. I’ve always wanted to use it but never thought it would do me much good but in honesty I don’t use it as regular as I should anyway so I might have to take these tips on board and persevere with it!

    Abbie • overpeachchic.com

  21. April 20, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    Really informative post. I’m barely on pinterest – I only use it when I’m planning for a party or need an outfit recommendation. I’ve heard that it does help with traffic, I’ve heard it several times. I’ll just have to sit down one day and really devote a few hours to see how/if the outlet would work with my blog.

    Great info, thank you for sharing!

  22. April 20, 2017 / 4:12 pm

    I use some tips, just recently started considering Pinterist seriously. Even thought, I don’t know how to use it properly to gain traffic, but I try different things and hope, I’ll find my own “key/scheme”.

    Anyway, it was really helpful! Gonna try to rearrange some of my folders, ’cause I think not all of them are really great(some I should combine or even divide into smaller ones).
    And I really need to do something with my blog folders, they’re just a little bit random.

    Kate x
    http://limbria.blogspot.com/

  23. April 20, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    This is so helpful as the next SM I need to up my game on is Pinterest. I am currently ordering my boards into Alphabetical order (I’m amazed they weren’t already as I become OCD on things like that).

    With your own blog board, do you create specific graphics for the featured photo? I’ve started advertising my blog through Pinterest but haven’t had much engagement through it (mostly because of the reasons listed above) but I’m also thinking maybe it’s because my photos don’t look very appealing. Maybe I should start taking photos specifically for each SM as well as for my blog.

    Great tips that I will definitely have to consider!

    Abs x
    https://afababulouslife.blogspot.com

  24. April 20, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    Oh wow I’ve been having so much trouble with Pinterest and I was really about to give up. I’ll try these tips tonight and meek you posted 😌😉
    Much Love
    Diana

  25. April 20, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    This is so helpful as I’m planning to up my Pinterest game this summer once I’ve finished with uni! Will definitely be bookmarking this for future reference <3 xx

    sophieannetaylor.com

  26. April 20, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    I’ve never thought of using Pinterest before as I thought it was just time-consuming and I’m already struggling to cope with my social media accs as it is, however I am quite tempted now!

  27. April 20, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Ahhh I am so so happy this exists. I’ve been wondering how people were using pinterest for blogs and now I know ❤

    Chloe x

    Thengguidetolondon.blogspot.co.uk

  28. April 20, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    Bloody love this post! It’s so useful, thanks so much girls! X

  29. April 20, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Thankyou so much for this post! I’ve been wanting to start a Pinterest account for ages xx

  30. April 20, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    When it comes to Pintreset I am completely lost, but this post is so helpful 🙂 I don’t think I’m ready quite yet, I have enough on my plate with balancing my blog with Facebook, Twitter, Litsy, Instagram and Goodreads haha.
    Cora ❤ http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

  31. April 20, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    I remember I used to always scroll on Pinterest regularly before my classes and oh wow the amount of folders I’d have to create- I think I have one for just about everything! I personally don’t really use it for blogging, just for me just scrolling & pinning away but I may think of adding my blog to it – just hadn’t thought of using it in that way!

    Though the funny thing is that I haven’t been on Pinterest for a few months and yet somehow still have people constantly repining & liking things on my profile hahaha – after reading this I’ll have to try and put my blog on there and see how it goes!

    -Sahara
    http://saharas-dreams.blogspot.com

  32. April 21, 2017 / 5:00 pm

    Love love love you ladies’ blog! Followed every board on Pinterest. Keep up the great work!

  33. April 21, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    These are really great tips! I have Pinterest but I find that it hasn’t helped with my blog at all! Perhaps I just need to spend some time sorting it all out x

  34. April 21, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    I’ve been struggling with how to use Pinterest to grow my audience so this post is so helpful! Thankyou! X

  35. April 21, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    Very helpful post! Pinterest is actually my main source of traffic for my blog! Group boards has been the BEST tool by far, I also use BoardBooster to schedule my pins!

  36. April 21, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I’ve only just downloaded pinterest, thank you for all this useful information!!😚Xx

  37. April 21, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    This is so interesting! I’ve never known how I could use Pinterest to help my blog and I also have stopped using Pinterest as much as I have done in the past! This is a great post! X

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

  38. April 21, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    I definitely agree with these tips! I would add that since Pinterest is pretty much a visual search engine, SEO on your pins, boards, and profile will help with your visibility.

    Ashlynn | http://thecrimsoncardigan.com

  39. April 21, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    This is such a useful post! I’m still getting my head around pinterest to be honest so this has really helped me understand how it works a bit better. I’ll definitely be using these tips to help me to use and grow my pinterest account so thanks for sharing :).

    Ellie Xx | http://www.make-it-up.co.uk

  40. April 21, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    I’ve really been wanting to up my Pinterest game! I love using it for personal use but have never been sure how to go about using it to promote my blog, will give all these ideas a go!
    Thanksyou!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  41. April 22, 2017 / 12:27 am

    I recently downloaded pinterest for my blog but I haven’t started posting as yet.

  42. April 22, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    This is really helpful, I’ve been trying to figure out Pinterest for a while now because I love it so much for finding pictures. It’s more of a personal thing for me atm but would love to use it for my blog.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  43. April 23, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    This is interesting because Pinterest is the one Social Media site that I could never really work out!

    I think I might have to give it another go 🙂 This is really helpful, thank you 🙂

    Rosie Mauu xx

  44. April 24, 2017 / 10:01 am

    This was great! I don’t have Pinterest but I’ve been thinking of making it for blog promotion and this was incredibly useful, thank you!
    Jas xx

  45. May 21, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    I go through phases with my Pinterest! Sometimes I am overly OBSESSED with it and other times I can go months without even taking a glance. But these are some awesome tips and I will be sure to follow your account!!!

    samantha // aleggygal.blogspot.com

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