Are you looking to get traffic to your blog with Pinterest? Well, I can tell you what I have done to get over 30,000 pageviews on Pinterest. I mean, it’s no big secret but I will be happy to tell you exactly what I did.
Now, before you get too excited – there is something you need to know when you get this many pageviews on Pinterest. This doesn’t mean I get 30,000 pageviews on my blog! Yes, you do get traffic to your blog but not as much as you would think. Sorry but it is true.
Don’t let that discourage you from reading this! I am not trying to damper your hopes and dreams of becoming a successful blogger. I just want you to know the truth about it all. What I am going to tell you is what others want to tell you but at a price. Seriously, they want you to pay for the shit. They want you to gravel for it and I’m not going to do that to you.
I will tell you what I have done to grow my Pinterest pageviews right here for free. Now I’m not going to lie, I do have some affiliate links in here because I use BoardBooster to help me out. You can’t do it all manually!
What is BoardBooster? BoardBooster is a pin scheduling tool for bloggers to help automate their pins throughout the day. This tool helps you better manage your Pinterest account and your Group Boards. It has helped me tremendously!
So, this is what I do – I use BoardBooster for automation. I have two campaigns running. I have one strictly for my blog pins and one strictly for the group boards – as you can see below.
Why have one for group boards you ask? Because you must repin other people’s pins in order for Pinterest to boost your pins. It’s all in their alogrithms and it will benefit you when you share.
This is how I created each of my campaigns – they are both random campaigns. As you can see in the above photo, the Group Boards campaign is set to publish 25 pins from other pinners from 13 source boards to 11 group boards. The source boards are the boards I created and placed pinners’ pins. Got it?
Yep! You got it! You must do some manual pinning. Every. Single. Day. I’m not saying you must do this all day long but it doesn’t hurt. I am still working a fulltime job and I still make time to do some manual pinning.
When I say manual pinning, I mean repinning my blog pins to the group boards and pinning others’ pins to my source boards. When do I have time if I am working fulltime you ask? I pin in the morning before work, during lunch and when I get home from work. Every. Single. Day.
The more you pin means the more people will see your pins. If your pins are visually appealing, then they will be saved by other pinners. If people find your pins’ content appealing, then they will click on your pin and take them to your blog.
And THAT is how you get people to your blog. THAT is how you get traffic to your blog.