Did you know that Pinterest is one of the most used search engines in the world? Did you even now that Pinterest is a search engine? If you didn’t then it is time for you to start getting pinteresting! (lame pun I know but it made me giggle okay). Now yes, we know google works too but they have that whole algorithm thing that you need to break and understand and that sometimes makes it a little bit hard to get noticed especially if you don’t know the ABC’s of SEO’s and yes I know we have social media platforms like instagram, facebook and twitter that can also help elevate views BUT did you know that Pinterest is the platform that’ll help you get pin views and blog views much faster and quicker than any other platform if done right?! Now one thing about Pinterest is you can’t just do this for one day only, it’s a platform that you have to use daily and invest time in. Are you ready to invest time and get pinteresting? Let me show you how to get your views up using Pinterest!
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Getting Started On Pinterest
I am going to show you how you can sign up for Pinterest and live your best viewer building life. If you already have Pinterest, you can skip to the next pointer.
Now first things first, you don’t need a blog in order to promote your affiliate products or non affiliate products on Pinterest, but I’ll tell you more about that in a minute or two.
So first thing you’ve got to do to get pinteresting is to sign up for Pinterest. Pinterest is a complete free search engine that can help you to earn a lot of money. So I think it is a super platform that you can use to earn that extra income in. All you need is to raise your audience views.
So you’re first step is to decide how you’re going to sign up. You can either do it via email as shown in the image or you can sign up via Facebook or Google. Your choice. After you’ve chosen your method follow the prompts and get yourself signed up. I signed up via google. It was super easy!
Once you’re signed up I suggest you convert your profile to a Business Profile instantly, it is also free so you don’t have to worry about paying for any of that! The Business Hub allows you to verify your website, see your account analytics (as seen below) and create your boards in a more professional way.
Setting Up Your Profile
Now when setting up your profile you may think that you can just write any gibberish in the bio and boom you get views! That is not the way to go. You need to strategically write your bio in a way that let’s the reader or viewer know how you can help them and tell them exactly what your profile is about, like what I did below. It is extremely important that you are direct about your niche. If you post or pin about too many different stuff your reader will get confused and you might not sell that product you’re advertising. Your followers will see you as a regular pinner and not as a business (which is what you’re trying to create). Now with your profile pic you can either choose to put up your gorgeous face or a company logo. If you have a blog that you’re promoting your affiliate products on, I suggest you get your website verified with Pinterest as you want your followers and viewers to know you’re legit!. You’ll find all the prompts on how to verify your blog when you click on verify website.
Now you think that pinning is just simply about creating a pin and pinning it, right? Wrong! There are a lot of factors that play a huge role when it comes to creating a pin. Firstly your image has to be of high quality and in the right size. I use Canva Pro to create my high quality images. They have tons of templates you can use if you’re in a hurry and the size is 100% perfect. Now the other thing which you may or may not know is that pictures with more red and pink in gets more views than colors that have more browns and blues in for instance. I don’t know why, but it somehow just does.
Now when you’ve created your image on Canva you need to get the right wording using your keywords you’ve planned out for your post. As you can see in the image above I have used a different title as to the one that is written on the image (Ps. using bold fonts draws attention). Why? because in that way you cover a different angle on your keywords while telling your audience how your pin can help them. When you get down to the description you can use your heading that you’ve got on the image and throw in a few extra how you can help sentences for example “How to get 683k viewers on Pinterest in one month: This is a step-by-step guide that’ll help you grow your audience in a months time. Want to know how? click to read.” . It is always important to put a call to action that will tell them to click. Just make sure that your link directs them to that exact post.
If your links direct them to an affiliate product directly make sure you put the following in your description as you need to disclose your relationship with the affiliate company. “Disclosure: This pin contains and Affiliate Link”. It is just to cover your butt against any legal aspects. If it goes to a blog post that contains affiliate links you don’t have to disclosure it in your pin description but you have to disclose it on your blog post.
Creating a Board
When you create your board make sure that the pins inside it relates to it. Don’t go and put a food pin into a Fashion board for instance. Also when creating a board think about the types of pins you’ll be posting in them and if you should create sub boards into your board example If you have a Women’s Fashion board you can create different boards within that maybe defines it a bit more, so inside your Woman’s Fashion board you’ll have a board for dresses, a board for tops, a board for swimsuits, etc. It just makes it look more professional and tidy than mixing all your pins into one board.
When you’ve created your board make sure that you edit and give it a description with keywords that are related to your board example if your board is about blogging tips you’ll want to write “This board is for the blogging lover that needs a few extra tips to improve their blogging skills”, that way you are providing help to your viewer once again. Choose your category and click done!
How To Gain More Viewers
This is the fun part! So you’ve created your pin and your board and setup your profile so now it is time to start planning and pinning to get more viewers and followers.
- Planning is everything. If you plan ahead you won’t feel flustered on your pinning time and worry about what you’re gonna pin. I use Trello to do all my planning and plan my content on a weekly basis. It helps me to split my time the way I should and still get all my pinning in.
- Posting a lot! Now it is important to know that if you want to grow you need to be a consistent pinner. You should not post less than 30 pins a day. I post 30 pins a day 3 times a day. I post 10 in the morning, 10 in the afternoon and 10 at night, then I repin about 10 pins from other pinners as it is important to show some love to others too. If you’re posting affiliate products or items most affiliate programs such as FirstGrabber allows you to pin directly from the program itself which makes it a lot quicker to pin. Just remember to edit the descriptions with your keywords and disclosure. If you do this every day for 30 days you’ll see how your following and your views will grow.
- So as you know it is important to gain followers too. The fun part about Pinterest is that if you follow someone on Pinterest the chances are extremely good that they’ll follow you back and the algorithm will send an extra follower or two or ten your way! I suggest that you make time to follow about 50 – 100 people a day that way your following will grow and if your following grows it’ll help your views grow too. I grew my followers from 1 to 1000 in a week! I kid you not! That strategy works!
- Don’t delete your old pins! Most of the times an old pin will all of a sudden start doing well and you might get a sale from that. There’s no such thing as “oh this pin is not working”. When the time is right it’ll work!
I use Pinterest as my main form of marketing and it works super well for me and I know it’ll work for you. I have applied these strategies to my everyday pinning and I got more than the results that I’ve hoped for. I hope this post helped you and that you’ll be a pinning queen or king after applying these everyday hacks.
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