48 thoughts on “How I Doubled My Pinterest Traffic In A Single Month

  1. Thank you so so much for this very informative post. I’d like to join your lifestyle group board, but I don’t know how to dm anyone in pinterest (that’s how bad it is right now…)
    Will try to put your tips into practice and pin this post right now!

    1. I’m so glad you found this post helpful!

      Honestly, don’t worry about it. Everyone has to start somewhere. Next to the notification bell on the top bar near the search function, there should be a speech bubble with three dots inside it. After following me, you should be able to click compose, type my name and then click next. This will bring up my bubble in the corner and allow you to message me. Let me know if this helps!

      Thank you for pinning my post.

  2. That’s such a good tip about hiding extra pictures in the post – I only do one ATM. And I didn’t know about consecutive pinnning – oops! Love the idea of updating old pins and repinning. Pinterest is a lot of work but I keep seeing so many people say it’s worth it, I need to up my game! Thank you so much for this really helpful post. x

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

    1. I’m glad you found this post helpful, Lisa! The hiding pins trick is SO good; I definitely recommend implementing it if you haven’t already. A lot of people use the toolbar extension for Pinterest, so it can really help your blog post come across in lots of different ways, reaching different audiences, if they pin an image that isn’t the default one, if that makes sense? It gets easier to manage once you’ve been doing it for a while, I promise!

  3. Thanks for the tips! I just revamped mine.. still making pics for other posts as well and created my own group board.. I sent an invite for yours too!💖💖🌟

    1. I hope it’s all gone well! Creating your own group board is definitely a step in the right direction. Not only can it help increase engagement, but it can also help you create a community you’re proud of!

  4. Ok. I haven’t a bloody clue where to even start with Pinterest but it’s massively pretty lol! Even though I was all ‘WHAAAAAAAA’ this is still a fabulous post!
    I need a teacher in it 😩 (I’ll have to admit I’m getting old now won’t I?)

    1. Sorry it’s taken me so long to get around to replying to your comment. Pinterest can definitely be confusing, but it’s SO worth it if you can get to grips with it. Use it as a personal account for a little while if you’re struggling, look at the pins you like and the ones that attract you, and then try implementing some of these strategies mentioned in this article. You’re welcome to DM me on Twitter if you need some advice about where or how to get started.

        1. I promise I’m better at replying to DM’s than I am blogging comments, haha! I’m around pretty much whenever so you can take as much time as you need before you’re ready to dive in.

  5. This is such a great post Rebekah with so many helpful hints and tips. I had no idea about the alt attributes feature, I’m going to use that in future. Thank you! I use canva to create my pins so they all look the same, it’s such a great app. Really enjoyed this post, it was so useful. Thanks for sharing lovely! 💖 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. Thank you for reading! I think the alt attributes feature also helps with SEO (at least that’s what the YOAST SEO plug-in says), so it’s definitely worth using. I love Canva, too. It’s taken me a while, but I think I’ve finally found a style that works for me. I’m glad you enjoyed this post.

    1. Thank you! That’s really interesting. I’ve heard a lot of people recommend Tailwind as a good Pinterest scheduler. It’s definitely something I’m looking into for when I have the money to afford it. I’m glad you found the advice helpful.

  6. Pinterest is such an essential blogging tool. And it truly drives traffic to your site. I llve your yips. They all work wonders!

    Tailwind has also been a huge help personally. I still live pin, but it’a nice to schedule them to post throughout the day as well! It’s really boosted my traffic 🤘.

    Thanks for sharing your tips!

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you found my tips helpful. I’ve heard lots about Tailwind. I’d love to try it out sometime but there’s no way I can afford it at the moment. Manual pinning doesn’t work too badly for me, but I’ll definitely have to bare Tailwind in mind for when my bank account is looking healthier!

  7. I’m starting to see some growth via pinterest after a few weeks. I was a bit late to creating my own pins but you are right, it takes time! I’m learning which pins tend to work but I don’t mind trying different styles. Great job!

    1. I’m glad you stuck with it and were able to see a growth in your Pinterest in a matter of weeks. It definitely does take time to create pins that work with the site. I’m still learning myself!

    1. It can be seriously addictive, but totally worth it. It’s turned into a tool I use for inspiration in my everyday life as well as a tool I use for blogging. I’m glad you found the post helpful.

  8. Fantastic post, Rebekah! I’ve just made my pinterest account a business one. Thanks so much for sharing all your tips and tricks for pinterest. It’s so nice of you to share them with us! I”ll definitely make more of an effort to use pinterest.

  9. I’m totally with you on recreating images for old pins! I actually started updating old posts with SEO and it’s taking forever!

    1. Oh, I understand the struggle of updating old posts for SEO. I’m slowly making my way through old posts to update them and it’s taking a long time, but I know it’ll be totally worth it when all is said and done!

  10. Such a useful post! I find Pinterest really daunting, but I know I need to get in the game!

    1. Thank you; I’m glad you found my post helpful. Pinterest can definitely be a daunting thing, but it’s so worth sitting down and working out, even if you only take it one step at a time.

  11. This was incredibly useful – especially hiding the photos in your post, I’m definitely going to try using that. I’ve been self hosted for a while & im meaning to go back to all my old post & rectify all the pins/actually create some Pinterest graphics for them, I just never seem to find time!

    Soph | http://www.lovesoph.co.uk

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you found my post helpful. Creating new pins for old posts is definitely a long and difficult process, but it’ll be so worth it once you’re done. I’ve started doing it to my old posts at the moment and it’s making such a difference, but it’s taking forever, haha!

        1. Oh you definitely should. I remember making so many plans with my blog during summer holiday’s from college and never getting around to them. I work from home full-time now, and I still don’t get nearly half of the things I should to do with my blog done in relative time.

  12. Great post. I especially love the tip about posting to a relevant board first before your blog post board which is exactly what I have been doing so I will make the change to relevant boards and see if there is a difference. Thank you for this top tip.

  13. I have read several Pinterest guides for blogging before, but this is by far the best one. The way you explained everything, I finally understand the best ways to use Pinterest to drive traffic to my blog. Also the fact that this isn’t another ‘just use Tailwind’ guide makes me so happy. I will be applying these tips to my own pinning.

    1. Wow, thank you so much for such a lovely compliment. That means so much to me! When I was learning to use Pinterest myself, I definitely found that lots of people skirted around the point or went straight to promoting Tailwind. While I love the sound of the service it’s not something I can currently afford, and I know there are others out there in the same boat, so I’m glad this was helpful for you! Best of luck with Pinterest. I hope these tips help!

  14. Amazing tips, Rebekah! I’ve done a few of these – I also go through my posts and make sure I’ve got a suitable pinnable photo and if not I’ll pop onto Canva and make one. My monthly pinterest views on the app have gone up to 72k from around 43k last month, which I think is good although I still struggle to get blog views from it though!

    1. Thank you, Jenny.

      I must admit I’ve been pretty slack with it lately, but your tip about revisiting old posts is one of my favourites. It’s one I’m slowly working on myself.

      In regards to traffic, 72K is great. Have you looked into Pinterest SEO at all for more targeted traffic? This might help with your click-through rate. I’m no expert, but I’ll basically search what the pin is about into Pinterest and try to rank highly in one or two of the words/phrases that come up in the bubbles. I seem to do really well doing this with autism-related content; lifestyle, not so much, but it might be worth trying!

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