How to Use Pinterest To Boost Your Blog


Though Pinterest is a great way to procrastinate, its also great for helping to promote your blog and posts. I'm bar far a Pinterest expert but I do use it for my blog and I'm starting to see a bit of traffic from there. This post is a brief guide with links to other information that's really helpful in getting the most out of it. 

What is Pinterest?
If you dont know what Pinterest is, its basically a platform where you can pin images you like to boards. If you sign up to pinterest, I think its a good idea to have a button/social media icon or widget (like I have further down the page) so your subscribers can easily follow you on there. I also think its useful to have a business account - you can sign up hereIts pretty much the same as a standard account but you get to see your analytics so you can view which of your pins are popular which in turn can help you to boost your pinterest subscribers. 

How do I pin images from my blog?
I use a pinterest widget for chrome toolbar which allows you to easily pin images from websites onto your boards (you can find that here). You can also add a pin it button to your images so your blog readers can easily pin your blog photos to their boards - this post explains how to add a pin it button to your images. You can also add a share button underneath your posts like I currently have so its even easier for readers to pin your posts/images - you'll find how to do that here.

How do I gain subscribers on Pinterest?
I think the best way to gain followers on Pinterest is by making sure that you have a widget or follow button on your blog, regularly pin images from other pinners onto your boards and follow other pinners or their boards. As I said at the start of this post, I'm no expert on Pinterest and I dont have thousands of subscribers on there so I've started reading advice from others on how to make the most of my pinterest account. This post offers some good insight into growing your pinterest profile as does this infographic.

What are rich pins?
Rich pins include extra information about the image source. If you want to enable rich pins for blogger (note to self - you need to do this!) then this is a brilliant post by XOMISSE.com

What else do I need to know?
Some great resources to read are:


Do you have a Pinterest account - leave your link below if so!
Do you have any Pinterest tips to share?

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15 comments

  1. This is great I definitely need to do this for my blog.

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  2. I love Pinterest, its such a fun and great thing to use. I really love XOMISSE's posts.

    alice x | beautybyalicee

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  3. such a great and helpful post ! i really need to start using pinterest more x

    CLUB AVENUE / http://club-avenue.blogspot.com / instagram

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  4. Thanks for sharing!
    Great and usefull post!

    xx

    Curvybird.blogspot.nl

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  5. Very useful tips Zoe! Thanks for sharing!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  6. I've just added some of my pictures to Pinterest and I have already seen some traffic from there. I am pretty impressed with how it has already generated traffic to my blog! Just wish I did it sooner! I do need to add Pinterest follow button
    http://www.allthingskerri.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. I do! Mine is www.pinterest.com/laughteriscatch/ and i cant work it out. I pin regularly and put new content on, but Im finding it a hard social media channel to crack!

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  8. Anonymous1.2.15

    Great post it always good to hear tips on growing followers on this platform. My Pinterest is www.pinterest.com/littlestyledoll

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  9. Lovely post! I love your blog bye the way, I'm following you now! ♥

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  10. https://www.pinterest.com/chelseajess/
    I will be posting on pinterest more often.
    Great post.

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  11. I love this post. Thank you so much for the advice - I just downloaded the Pinterest widget for the Chrome toolbar. @dannimcgarry

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  12. Thank you for your great advice!
    www.pinterest.com/40und

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  13. I've been neglecting pinterest but it's actually one of my favourite sites, so I'm going to start making the most of it! Thanks for the advice!

    www.againstthegrain.london

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  14. Great article. Pinterest is a great tool to expsose your blog but need some time. :)

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  15. This is a brilliant post - I was really struggling to use pinterest for blogging purposes but I love it. This should hopefully help :)

    T x // www.noelbeauty411.com

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