Pinterest has proven to be a powerful traffic driver for many bloggers including myself. In fact, it is my number one traffic source. Pinterest’s visual nature and the ease of bookmarking items of interest on this virtual bulletin board has yet to be matched.
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Popular Pinterest bloggers will tell you that there are definitely some best practices to follow to garner maximum views, repins, and most importantly, click throughs to your site.
First and foremost, your images need to stand out to attract attention. With literally millions of Pins now on Pinterest, it is a must to make your pins the best they can be.
The best comprehensive advice that I have found for creating outstanding pins comes from Melissa Taylor at I Heart Social Media/ Imagination Soup and Ruth Soukup of Living Well, Spending Less.
Melissa currently has 1.4 million plus followers on Pinterest. Yes, you read that right! I took Melissa’s Eye Catching Pins on demand webinar. It truly revolutionized how I selected images for use with my pins and how I laid out titles to overlay or compliment my pins. I am visual learner myself and Melissa offered great handouts to accompany the webinar which I still refer to often in my blogging resources notebook. Check out her Blog Archive to see her teaching style and the cool types of Pinterest insights she offers.
Ruth Soukup, through her Elite Blog Academy, absolutely reshaped the way I handle Pin descriptions and when and how I pin. Since, instituting her detailed strategies I have seen my daily website traffic triple. Yes I did say TRIPLE. And I know the same is true for many other individuals who have taken her course. And the amazing part about that traffic increase is that is from just one portion of lessons that Ruth offers. There are so many blog transforming parts to her Elite Blog Academy Course that I am still adapting and growing my site accordingly. (Yeah, yeah, yeah. Elite Blog Academy is Open Now from February 27 to March 3, 2017 for the ONLY five days it will be open this year).
You have great timing to get a free taste of what the results of Elite Blog Academy have been like for a variety of people. Check out these fabulous success stories.
Because social media such as Pinterest is such an important part of growing blogs and websites, it is great to know that their excellent resources available to help us harness their power.
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