Time and again, I see people saying they aren’t putting too much time into Pinterest. This makes me cringe because if done right, Pinterest can send buckets more traffic than any other social network! Well, it isn’t really a social network but we will get into that shortly.
If you combine your visual marketing knowledge with your search engine optimization knowledge and apply this to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Blog, you will increase your weblog stats almost instantly! Plus, Pinterest users BUY – this increases your affiliate income. Win/Win!
The following Pinterest tips will help you to utilize this amazing tool and see instant blog growth!
How to Use Pinterest to Grow Your Blog
Did you know that while most people call Pinterest a social media outlet, it is actually a search engine? As bloggers, we need to be using Pinterest exactly as it was meant to be used. To save our ideas, but also as part of our research when trying to grow our social media channels and our blogs!
With Pinterest, we can easily see what topics are trending and create content based on those topics, but also be pinning things within those topics. Plus, and this is kind of a big deal, if it is doing well on Pinterest, you can pretty much guarantee that it will do well on Facebook!
Here is how I find trending topics on Pinterest AND a few ways that I use that information:
How to Schedule Pinterest Content
Ahalogy is great for Pinterest SEO and even better, it is an approved Pinterest scheduler. I don’t always remember to use Ahalogy, but it is an awesome (and free) resource for helping you to craft your Pinterest description. Plus, Ahalogy is notorious for staying on trend and letting it’s users now exactly what they should be writing about and pinning. The Ahalogy Content Calendar Ahalogy Content Calendar is much sought after and we all wait anxiously for it each year!
Personally, I find the dashboard slow and clunky, but the keyword suggestions are unbeatable!
My suggestion is to create your free Ahalogy account and use it to upload new pins.
I set my schedule to the lowest possible and when I have a post that I am most proud of and that I think will do amazing on Pinterest, I use Ahalogy to submit the post to Pinterest, build the description, and post to my main blog’s pinterest board. Then, I go to that pin and use Tailwind to bulk schedule to the remaining boards it fits on.
From there, I go into Ahalogy and add a couple pins to the schedule from their trending or top pins.
The video below shows you exactly how I use Ahalogy:
Board Booster is not an approved Pinterest scheduler, but I have used it. I ONLY used the looping feature and only did two pins per day on a couple of my biggest boards. Those would be the group boards I own and my blog’s main board. I no longer use it and notice that my Pinterest traffic has improved.
Tailwind is my go-to. I use Tailwind for scheduling (and pinning) over 90% of the pins that I share. Over time, I have created a few videos showing different ways that I use Tailwind to my advantage. To make it easy on you, I have included those videos below.
How to use Tailwind Lists and How to Set Them Up:
Time-Saving Pinterest Scheduling Tip Using Tailwind:
Tailwind Tribes to Join:
With Tailwind Tribes, you can participate in the link sharing without having to have a Tailwind account (though, if you are into content marketing at all, you should have a Tailwind account!).
Here are a few Tailwind Tribes that have been shared in our LTB FB Community:
Crockpot Recipes – A simple One 1 and 2 Out rule keeps this niched Tailwind Tribe hopping. Request permission to join us.
Freezer Meals – Only pin freezer friendly meals. Request to join.
Family Meal Planning – It’s for all things related to making meals, planning, recipes, groceries, etc. Request permission to join.
Mom Bloggers – Any types of posts that would be useful to a mom are welcomed. Request permission to join.
The Homeschool Nook – Everything homeschooling related! Request to join.
Pinteresters to Follow:
When curating content to fill out remaining 50%, we want to be sure that we are pinning from reputable sources. There is nothing worse than pinning spam, except unknowingly pinning spam! So, scroll through some of the a-listers and the up and coming a-listers below to find a few new folks to follow in your niche.
Over 100,000 Followers:
Kim at Educator’s Spin On It shares so many different educational resources that are great for teachers and homeschoolers! (and she has over a million followers!!)
Michelle at The Purple Pumpkin Blog shares pins about cooking, crafting, and creating.
Gina of Kleinworth & Co. shares quick & easy projects & simple recipes.
Kelli from Freebie Finding Mom pins homemade beauty products, DIY hair tutorials, easy recipes, weight loss tips, & money saving tips.
Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum has boards that feature ideas for living with kids. With crafts, activities, learning, and recipes.
Crystal at CrystalandComp has boards that focus on homeschooling, activities for kids, easy recipes and resources and solutions!
Kelli at 3 Boys & A Dog shares Recipes, Homeschool, Parenting, and Tips to help you be the best Mom (or Dad) you can!
Karissa at A Fresh Start on a Budget helps women figure out how to organize, gives tips on time management, budgeting, and blogging.
Melissa at A Virtuous Woman shares organization, planning, and printables.
Under 10,000 Followers:
Watch out for these up and coming social media rock stars!
Tara of Embark on the Journey is homeschool mom of three that shares homeschool encouragement, homeschool ideas, and homeschool printables for homeschool mommas!
Raki from Outside the Box Mom is a married working mom of two that shares tips to balance work, family, and make time for you.
Ashley at Life with Moore Babies share pins about Homeschool, Hands on Learning Activities, and Kids Crafts.
Tanya from Mom’s Small Victories has boards that focus on how to Celebrate Life, Thrive with Chronic Illness, and Stay Organized.
Winona at Southern Family Fun shares lifestyle, storytelling, travel, and food pins.
Debbie Rodrigues | Productivity Expert pins content so you can become more productive one day at a time with the method 5 Steps To Mindful Planning™.
Micha at Cookin’ Mimi shares delicious and budget friendly recipes, home making tips, and the odd blogging pin.
Tiffany at Beautiful Dawn Designs pins resources for growing your blog.
Jen at Making Our Life Matter shares pins for your family, food, home, and travel.
Jo at Lasting Thumbprints is a home educating mama of five sharing pins about tackling the challenge to turn the mundane into memorable & the momentary into eternal.
Becky at The CP Chick shares wedding ideas, recipes to try, and inspirational quotes.
Jayleen at Sunshine and Rainy Days is all about encouraging moms of teenagers to lead healthy, happy homes through stories and printables!
Tonya at The Traveling Praters pins attractions, things to do, and family fun.
Leanne at Texas Crafty Kitchen pins Parenting Tips,Kids Activities, Recipes, Travel, Home Decor, Homemaking, Essential Oils, and Holidays.
More Tips for Using Pinterest to Grow Your Blog:
Pinterest Scheduling: ViralTag versus Ahalogy
How to Update Old Posts for SEO & Pinterest