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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Keisha | The Girl Next Door is Black says
Thanks for the heads up about Ruth’s class. I hear quite a few bloggers say that Pinterest is their number one source of traffic. I’ve tried different things to improve my Pinteresting, but I’m not sure that my blog content is the type of stuff people search for on Pinterest. I get better traffic from Twitter. Maybe her class will help.
One of the most wonderful things about Ruth’s class is that she covers a variety of ways to drive traffic to website in addition to Pinterest. The networking among bloggers taking the course is fantastic, too. It has amazed me the number of different niches that bloggers drawn to her course come from. I have even been able to team up with some a met through this course on special blog projects.
HI there! Visiting from Merry Monday. I’m a new blogger, so I love getting any new tips! Thanks so much!
Both of these courses are so excellent! I love the look of your site. Sending some G+ and Pinterest love your way.
Like Keisha I’ve been having trouble with Pinterest. I get traffic from Twitter and Facebook but with Pinterest all I get is cricket sounds. It might have something to do with the fact that my current blog is business oriented. Lifestyle blogs seem to do better on Pinterest so maybe when I launch my lifestyle blog next month Pinterest will be better. I did sign up for Elite Blog Academy’s mini course this morning though so maybe I’ll see an uptick in traffic soon 🙂
Great. I hope that you enjoy her mini-course. She has so much easily doable advice. I have been amazed how small changes make a big difference.
Kate Rigby (@mrsdiggerhound) says
Great post. I definitely could do with some tips about using Pinterest better. Thanks for sharing.
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Yes, these resources have really helped me improve my Pinterest presence. Speaking of Pinterest, sending some pin love your way.
Ruthe Gray says
This was full of great info and resources! I struggle with this area and found this very helpful, thank you so much! Signed up for the free EBA course!
Saw you over on Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop! 🙂
So glad to hear this. Love to share helpful resources.
Betsy @ Happily Ever After, Etc. says
Love these tips! I am “taking” Ruth’s mini course this week and so far it’s amazing! I implemented a pinning strategy a couple weeks ago and have seen great results since then…. I would love to see what else I can improve on!
Yes, her course is so great and the interaction with other bloggers has been wonderful.
Thank you for bringing these Pinterest tips to Fridays Blog Booster Party. I love Pinterest so any help is most welcome. I am not sure if the firstday code is current as that was 12 months ago. Maybe it still works. I will take a look at Melissa Taylor, thanks,
Ruth is offering the firstday code for one day on April 14th. Yes, I really found Melissa Taylor’s advice helpful as well.
Thanks for the tips. I need to start utilizing my Pinterest pins in a more intentional manner and this will help!
Very glad that this information is helpful! Sending some Pinterest and G+ love your way.
So glad you shred this at the home matters link up party i needed this bad !! Laci @ sequinsinthesouth.com
So glad helpful. Their advice has done so much for my Pinterest strategy and for my blog.
Thank you for your post which as a newbie to blogging I found very interesting. I didn’t realize Pinterest had such an impact!
Pinterest and Google Plus have been the best social media for driving traffic to my blog. Sending some Pinterest follow your way.
Alycia @ Crazily Normal says
I need to start using Pinterest more and to its full blogger’s potential!!
Thanks for linking up to the Saturday Spotlight! 🙂
Pinterest really can drive the traffic and little tweaks to strategy make a real difference.
Great info! Featured this week on Funtastic Friday. Thanks for linking up with us. Hope you can make it again this week.
Appreciate the feature of Excellent Pin Growing Pinterest Resources so much. Sending G+ and Pinterest love your way.
Donna @ Soul Survival says
Great tips! I will definitely be following up on a couple of the links! Found you on TGI Saturday. Blessings!
Thanks so much for letting me know. Love your post about how delayed Obedience is Disobedience. Have been really trying to listen for God’s guidance in daily living this year.
Sarah Eliza says
Good resources! 🙂 Thanks for coming by Free and Fun Friday!
I have heard so many good things about this course. Hopefully, one of these days, it will be in the budget.
Lou Lou Girls says
I’m always so amazed by you! Great post! Pinned and tweeted. I appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls
May EatCookExplore says
I have not done very much with my Pinterest account but it looks like I have been neglecting a great traffic source. I’m off to read up on what I have to do for more Pinterest traffic.
I have found Pinterest to be a fantastic source of traffic. And a great place to learn new things.
Brittany Quinn says
Thanks for suggesting the Pinterest course I definitely will have to check out Elite academy.
I think Elite Blog Academy is far and away the best blog training investment I have ever made.