Pinterest Growth Hacking Tactics: How To Pin For Amazing Traffic

  • We don’t have time.
  • We can’t be bothered.
  • We have no idea where to start!

So how can you get website traffic, and keep that flow consistent?

  1. Excellent SEO
  2. Paid Advertising
  3. Social Media

Nailing Basic Pinterest Hacks

Verify Your Website

Add Your URL To Pin Descriptions

It’s All About The Images…

Every Piece Of Content Needs An Image

Use Skyscraper Images

Add Your Business Name, Logo Or URL To Images

Use Text On Your Images

Give Images Bespoke File Names

Use Visual Design To Enhance Calls to Action

NOTE: If you are creating images for Pinterest adverts or promoted pins you can’t use CTAs or lookalike buttons on them. This is a trick from you unpromoted images!

Sort Your Boards Out

  • Cover Image (see above)
  • A summary or quote from your blog post, used as a description
  • A direct link to your blog post
  • A Call To Action (i.e. ‘Read the full post now…’ or ‘Read More…’ — don’t forget you can incorporate CTAs in your images!)

Add Categories And Description To Your Boards

Find Popular Guest Boards And Contribute

Create A Contest Board

Maximise Your Pinterest Performance

Add A ‘Pin It’ Button To Your Blog

  1. Use a plugin like Shareaholic to add a Pinterest share button to your content (usually at the top, bottom, or side of articles).
  2. And a plugin like jQuery’s Pin It Button For Images, or Pinterest’s own version, which ensures that, every time a reader hovers over an image a ‘Pin It’ button appears on the image (usually in the top left corner), prompting them to pin your content.

Add Extra Widgets To Your Website

  • A Follow Button — adds a widget that allows people to follow you directly from your site.
  • A Pin Widget — enables you to embed pins on your website.
  • A Profile Widget — displays your latest 30 pins on your website.
  • A Board Widget — will display the latest 30 pins from your favourite or most popular board on your website.

And Finally…

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Business Development & Optimisation Consultant with a serious soft spot for CX, Digital Marketing, SEO and Analytics.

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