The Most Powerful Pinterest Strategy for Bloggers

July 17, 2017

I was never a big fan of Pinterest.

And never in a million years did I think I would eventually be using Pinterest to grow my blog.

But, I’m always willing to try new things. So, I decided to experiment with Pinterest earlier this year.

And you know what I found out?

Pinterest isn’t just the place to find cute nail art and summer cocktails. It’s the place to find everything.

Seriously.

Pinterest is a visual search engine that brings in over 70 million users every month!

And these people are searching for every topic under the sun. So, if you want to give your blog or website more exposure, Pinterest is the place to do it.

In just over 1 month, I went from knowing nothing about Pinterest to having it become the #1 source of traffic for my blog.

In this post, I am going to break down the exact strategy I used to make this happen. And I have a feeling that if you implement the same strategy, Pinterest is going to become your biggest traffic source too.

Oh, and if you like free stuff  join my Secret Library to access my Pinterest Group Board Masterlist and other awesome freebies.


Are you ready for this?

If you really want to harness the power of Pinterest, you need to make sure that your blog is powerful enough to handle it.

Because we don’t just want regular ol’ pageviews, we want your traffic to convert. You want people to visit your blog, be completely blown away by your content and then decide to stick around!

That means you need to have a purpose, a brand and a beautiful blog in place.

And here are some helpful tips to get you there:

Now let’s get into the post…

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE ON HOW TO USE PINTEREST TO DRIVE TRAFFIC TO YOUR BLOG

The Most Powerful Pinterest Strategy for Bloggers

This post contains affiliate links, to find out more information, please read my disclaimer. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me.

GETTING STARTED

The absolute first step is creating a Pinterest account. I recommend using a “Pinterest for Business” account. This will allow you to see your analytics and create rich pins, which will help your content get noticed more often.

Click here to sign up for a business account or convert your existing one without losing your current boards or followers.

CREATING THE PERFECT PINTEREST PROFILE

The most important tip to remember is that Pinterest is a search engine. And what’s the best way to get noticed in a search engine?

Keywords, of course!

Adding keywords to your Pinterest profile will increase your chances of being found in search results.

Like, did you know that when people search for a topic on Pinterest, profiles come up in the results?

It’s true! So, figure out what your ideal audience is searching for on Pinterest and use those keywords throughout your profile.

how to optimize your pinterest profile

As you can see in this example, Melyssa has worked a lot of keywords (blogging tips, free workshop, grow your traffic, email list) into her name and description. This is surely helping her get website traffic from Pinterest.

Want to learn more about SEO?

Check out this post about SEO Basics for Bloggers.

ADDING BOARD NAMES & DESCRIPTIONS

The same SEO rules apply to Pinterest board names and descriptions.

For example, if you have a fashion board, don’t just call it “Fashion”. Call it something like “Fashion Tips | Outfit Ideas and Style Inspiration”.

Now, you have three keywords and a good explanation of what people can find on that board.

Oh, and don’t forget to add some relevant keywords to your board descriptions too. You don’t need to get fancy. Just separate your keywords with commas and leave a link to your site.

But if you want to ensure your writing game is on point, then download Grammarly. This handy app will make sure your descriptions are clear, concise and completely free of mistakes.

DESIGNING PINTEREST BOARDS

We’ve established that Pinterest is a visual platform, right?

Everything you put on Pinterest needs to look beautiful, including your Pinterest boards!

So, rather than having your boards be all over the place – it’s a good idea to stick to a theme.

And you can create your theme one of two ways:

  • Create a color palette. By using similar colors throughout all of your boards, you can give your profile a very pulled together look. If your blog or brand already has a color palette, stick with the same one. For example, see how Hannah’s boards all use bright and neutral colors?

arranging your pinterest boards

  • Create board covers. If you’re anything like me, you might find this easier than sticking to a color palette! I make custom board cover images for free on Canva (the size I use is 800 x 800). Just play around with some backgrounds and fonts until you find something that works. Kind of like what Nadalie Bardo does with her boards.

how to make pinterest board covers

How should you arrange your Pinterest boards?

Another important thing to remember when it comes to your Pinterest boards is that most people will only look at your first row.

So, use this real estate wisely!

Showcase your best and most relevant boards at the top of your profile. You only get one first impression and you want to make it count.

How many Pinterest boards should you have?

There isn’t really a magic number for this. But of course, the more boards you have will increase your chances of being found by others.

Make sure you have specific boards related to your niche.

If you write about blogging tips, don’t have a board called “Blogging” – that’s way too vague. Break it down into more specific categories like:

  • How to Start a Blog
  • Increasing Blog Traffic
  • Blog Post Ideas
  • Make Money Blogging
  • Email List Building

And if you want to pin things that have nothing to do with your brand, create a “Secret Board” that only you can see. I have secret boards for recipes, craft ideas and nail art, obviously.

HOW TO GET MORE PINTEREST FOLLOWERS

Honestly, you shouldn’t worry about this too much.

It’s important to remember that Pinterest is a search engine, not a social media platform. Having a lot of followers isn’t as crucial as it is on other platforms like Instagram. Rather than focusing on getting more Pinterest followers, you should turn your attention to creating better blog content and pins!

Regardless, here are some great ways to get more Pinterest followers fast:

  • Post original content. The majority of pins you see on Pinterest are repins. That means there are a lot of people looking for fresh and helpful content!
  • Repin from others. You’re going to have a tough time gaining Pinterest followers if you’re only posting your own content! So, make sure you are repinning content from others often.
  • Follow people. This one sounds too simple, but I swear it works! I recommend following at least 5-10 new people every day. You can find new people to follow by searching for keywords or by joining Pinterest-related Facebook groups. I have a bunch listed in my Secret Library.
  • Make it easy for people to find you. You should definitely have links to your Pinterest account throughout your blog and social media channels. And to make it easier for people to share your content, you might want to add a Pin It button to the photos on your site!

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN PINS

Okay, this is the fun part!

With the right tools and a little bit of patience, creating your own pins can be easy. Honestly… it can even be kinda fun!

Preparation:

If you would rather not create your own pins, you can always hire someone on Fiverr to do it for you on the cheap. There are some talented graphic designers on the site!

And of course, you need to have some amazing blog content before you can start designing pins. And lucky for you, I’ve written a great guide on how to start a successful blog and a cheeky list of 19 essential tips for bloggers. Check those out if you want to know how to write great content and monetize it too!

Once you’ve written an impressive blog post, you’ll want to create an equally impressive pin that is going to pop out at people the moment they see it!

Tools & Design:

You can create pins for free through Photoshop, PicMonkey or Canva, which happens to be my personal favorite. Canva is seriously a lifesaver when it comes to Pinterest and the best part is that it’s completely free to use.

Click on “Create a Design” and you’ll see that Canva already has a preset for Pinterest graphics. Click on that and you’ll be able to use hundreds of Canva layouts or create your own from scratch. The standard pin size is 735 x 1102, but you can make it even taller if you like.

For the most part, you have creative freedom when it comes to designing your pins. Just remember some of these helpful tips:

  • Use eye-catching colors like red, pink and orange
  • Include text that is clear and easy to read
  • Only make vertical images (horizontal pins will get lost on Pinterest)
  • Be consistent in the pins you post

stock photos for bloggers

Sticking with a Theme:

Remember how we went over the importance of sticking to a theme with your Pinterest boards? Well, the same thing goes for your actual pins.

You want your pin branding to be consistent. For example, I make all of my pins with the same template:

And it’s also important to include your domain name on your pins. The goal is to have people start recognizing your content and website.

This is where having a self-hosted blog comes in handy! I don’t know about you, but I probably wouldn’t click on a pin that had “mayamaceka.blogspot.com” written on it. You want to have a clear and powerful domain name.

Experiment with some domain names below!

Optimizing Titles & Descriptions:

Guys, I know I sound like a broken record but you need to optimize your pin titles and descriptions with keywords too!

It’s easy.

Now assuming you have rich pins enabled, your article headline, author, and description will already be pulled from your blog. You can’t change this information once it’s on Pinterest, so be sure to include some keywords in your meta title and description.

However, you can add a secondary description to all of your pins. And you should definitely add your keywords here. I like to write a few keyword rich sentences describing the post and including a call-to-action for people to click through to my blog.

GROW YOUR TRAFFIC WITH PINTEREST GROUP BOARDS

This is where the power of Pinterest gets crazy.

Group boards have the ability to EXPLODE your blog traffic.

When you pin something onto one of your own boards, you can see it, your followers can see it and with some help from the Pinterest algorithm, people with similar interests to your followers will see it in their smart feed.

Pretty cool right?

But get this…

When you pin something onto a group board, you can see it and all of the board members will see it. If one of the board members repins your post, all of their followers will see it AND people with similar interests to those followers.

To put it simply: group boards make it possible for your pins to be seen by a lot of people.

How to find Pinterest group boards:

Sometimes you might stumble across a group board that’s related to your niche. But in most cases, you’ll probably have to hunt them down.

And my favorite tool for finding new group boards is PinGroupie.com. Yes, it’s free.

Just type a niche-related word into the description or title box and click Filter. You can sort the results by the number of pins, collaborators, followers and repins. To check out the group board, just click on the name.

The only downfall to using PinGroupie is that a lot of the group boards are no longer accepting new contributors.

And lucky for you, I’ve already done the leg work and found a ton of awesome group boards that are currently looking for new contributors! Join my Secret Library below to access the masterlist!

blogging printables

How to join Pinterest Group Boards: 

Okay, so you’ve found some group boards that you want to join, but you don’t actually know how to get in.

No worries, I’ve got your back!

When you visit a group board on Pinterest, the board owner will usually include directions for joining in the board description.

And if there are no directions?

Well, you’ll have to do some digging and contact the board owner directly.

To do this, simply click on the board owner’s photo, check their profile for a blog or website and then find an email or contact form to get in touch with them.

Here is the exact email I send when applying:

how to join pinterest group boards

When someone adds you to a group board, you’ll receive a notification in your Pinterest inbox. Hit accept and you are free to post your content onto the board. And of course, follow the board rules and don’t spam the group!

Alright, so you’ve set up and optimized your profile, created some awesome pins and applied to group boards. Now, I’m going to show you how you can automate your Pinterest account and literally pin while you sleep.

This part is not necessary, but it will certainly result in a huge traffic growth for your blog!

HOW TO AUTOMATE YOUR PINTEREST

Okay, now listen up guys!

This part is the secret sauce to the entire Pinterest strategy.

The first step is to sign up for a Pinterest scheduling tool like Tailwind. I like using Tailwind because it’s relatively low-cost and it’s packed with a bunch of awesome features. Oh, and it’s also an official partner of Pinterest, which means Pinterest is going to put Tailwind pins in front of more people.

Since I started using it around six weeks ago, Pinterest has become my biggest source of traffic by a landslide!

Here are the main features of Tailwind:

  • Unlimited Pins. When you sign up for the Tailwind Plus plan ($10 per month), you can schedule unlimited pins. Honestly, this is reason enough to use Tailwind, because all other Pinterest scheduling tools have a limit.
  • Smart Scheduling. Tailwind will show you when your audience is most engaged and optimize your pinning schedule accordingly. You can use the suggested schedule or add your own customized times.
  • Chrome Extension. After setting up Tailwind, you can download the Tailwind Chrome Extension for free and make pinning from other websites a breeze. Seriously, you can schedule pins from any website, including Pinterest with just one click.
  • Detailed Analytics. You can see exactly how well your boards and pins are performing on Pinterest. This is invaluable for your Pinterest strategy. You’ll know when your pins go viral and which boards give you the most repins.
  • Tailwind Tribes. These are basically little clubs that make it easy for Tailwinders (totally just made that up) to share each other’s content. It’s where I often go to get new and fresh content for my Tailwind queue!

How’s that for a Pinterest Strategy?

I know that was a LOT of information to go through. And I’d ask you to trust me when I say that it’s totally worth it, but I want you to find out for yourself!

So, go on!

Start optimizing your profile, arranging your boards, following others and designing awesome pins. Don’t underestimate the power of pinning to group boards – this will exponentially expand your reach!

And don’t forget the secret sauce: automation.

Without automating and scheduling your pins, you won’t reach your true traffic potential.

I know that Pinterest is free, so paying for a tool like Tailwind might seem a little overkill – but think of this as an investment. To get a taste of Tailwind, sign up for a free month trial here.

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explode blog traffic with pinterest

If you’re hungry for more must-have blogging tips and tools, check out my resources page.

And if you want to get in touch, don’t be afraid to shoot me a message or schedule a blog audit with me.

What works for you on Pinterest? 

Let me know in the comments below!

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84 Comments

  • Bruce Schinkel

    Really great tips for Pinterest! I love how thorough, yet simple you’ve made this 🙂

    July 17, 2017 at 19:51 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Bruce!

      July 20, 2017 at 22:55 Reply
  • the sophia diaries

    Wow, this post was crazy in depth so thanks for sharing!! all great tips, and I’m totally going to implement this on my pinterest slowly 🙂

    July 18, 2017 at 03:01 Reply
    • Maya

      You’re so welcome Sophia! Definitely try out some of the methods and let me know how it works out 🙂

      July 20, 2017 at 22:56 Reply
  • Nomadic trippers

    This is a really helpful post, thank you so much for the simplicity and honesty. Next step – tailwind! Thanks hun x

    July 18, 2017 at 06:41 Reply
    • Maya

      Tailwind is key! Because let’s face it, nobody has time to sit around on Pinterest for hours on everyday!

      July 20, 2017 at 22:57 Reply
  • Cynthia

    Ok, I just discovered I am clueless when it comes to Pinterest! I’ve been using it for years but only started a blog a month and a half ago, so I feel like I’m still trying to find my feet with this whole thing! I am “pinning” this 😀 to come back to it later, I need to put some order in my boards and create some covers!

    July 18, 2017 at 07:22 Reply
    • Maya

      Cynthia, I was in your shoes last month! I know there are a lot of steps and it can seem intimidating at first, but once you set up your profile and get all of pins scheduled – keeping up is a breeze! Best of luck & let me know how everything goes! 🙂

      July 20, 2017 at 22:58 Reply
  • Helene

    Useful and so practical strategy. Wish i could have the time to focus more on my pinterest.

    July 18, 2017 at 09:13 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Helene! The amount of traffic I see from Pinterest makes the whole process sooo worth it! 🙂

      July 20, 2017 at 22:59 Reply
  • Renita

    Oh My! So a wealth of information! Thank you!

    July 18, 2017 at 22:47 Reply
    • Maya

      You are very welcome Renita. Thanks for reading!

      July 20, 2017 at 22:59 Reply
  • Suzi Hunn

    What a fantastic piece. And of course you know I had to pin it!

    July 19, 2017 at 13:28 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Suzi! Ironic isn’t it?!

      July 20, 2017 at 23:00 Reply
  • Magaly

    This is so amazing and helpful!!! Thank you for this comprehensive guide to Pinterest.

    July 19, 2017 at 15:47 Reply
    • Maya

      I am SO happy you found it helpful Magaly!

      July 20, 2017 at 23:00 Reply
  • Ana

    These are awesome tips, I’m actually struggling with pinterest right now so this is awesome. Thanks

    July 19, 2017 at 16:15 Reply
    • Maya

      There is definitely a learning curve on Pinterest, but once you figure it out – you’ll be golden! You got this Ana 🙂

      July 20, 2017 at 23:01 Reply
  • Sara

    You’ve given me some new pinterest strategies to try! Thank you so much. This post is so in depth! I’m so grateful for all of this useful info ♡

    July 19, 2017 at 16:31 Reply
    • Maya

      Sara that’s so awesome to hear. Let me know how everything goes!

      July 25, 2017 at 20:25 Reply
  • Christa Stull

    I have been busting my behind researching and working endless hours to get more website views and am to the point of frustration. Perseverance and patience I suppose. This is a great article, I’m just wondering if I’m tech savvy enough to make it work.

    July 19, 2017 at 17:14 Reply
  • Michelle

    Great post , very useful information

    July 19, 2017 at 17:35 Reply
  • Linda Luke

    Great tips! I keep postponing focusing on it but have been hearing that it is turning out to be a powerful resource for getting more engagement. With your guidance I will be able to move forward.

    July 19, 2017 at 18:04 Reply
  • Kacey Perez

    This is all so important for bloggers! All of these points are so important when it comes to Pinterest! Thanks for all of the great reminders.

    July 19, 2017 at 19:32 Reply
  • Marissa

    This is an incredibly detailed post, I wasn’t expecting that – and I love it! I’ve been blogging for awhile and most of these kinds of posts don’t help me anymore – but this one is great! I’m pinning it to reference again 😉

    July 19, 2017 at 20:46 Reply
  • Michael @ Super Millennial

    Wow I need to step up my Pinterest game lol… I never thought about a color palette for the blog! Thanks for a great post

    July 19, 2017 at 20:46 Reply
  • Sarah

    Love how you have separate posts for almost every tip you mention. This is so thorough, I feel like it combines the best advice I’ve seen from lots of different Pinterest advice posts. I’ll definitely be referring back to this!

    July 19, 2017 at 21:41 Reply
  • Jenny

    What a super detailed post! Pinterest is my go-to for traffic as well.

    July 20, 2017 at 02:34 Reply
  • Marvina Stedge

    Wow! I loved this and I’m going to save it because I want to learn more about pinterest for my blog. I love pinterest….Like LOVE and I would love to use it for my blogging as well. I’m thinking of creating a website but I don’t have money right now since I used it all for bills and my child lol but I keep hearing about websites for blogs and my blog is doing so well, that I really want to learn how to create one and pinterest is something that I think will help me with. I am going to have to reread this and take notes. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    July 20, 2017 at 16:29 Reply
  • Tyra

    My goodness! Why didn’t I find your post sooner! Like everyone said it’s so thorough. I completely didn’t register in my head that same SEO requirements apply to Pinterest. Also, having the same template for blog posts does help! There is some major work for me to today! Thanks for this 😀

    July 20, 2017 at 16:31 Reply
  • Nilushi Rathnaweera

    grate tips. love it

    July 20, 2017 at 17:24 Reply
  • Neva Yinger

    Thanks for putting this together! I’ve just started my blog and I am a little overwhelmed with all the promotional tools out there that it seems like every savvy blogger has mastered! I think this will help me decipher Pinterest.

    July 20, 2017 at 17:41 Reply
  • Sufyan

    Just one word impressive

    Loved it

    July 20, 2017 at 17:45 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Sufyan!

      July 25, 2017 at 20:45 Reply
  • Le

    I wish I had come across this months before all the headache I went through figuring it all out ! 😩 I’m still trying to figure out Rich Pins !! Pinning for later reference 🙂

    July 20, 2017 at 19:49 Reply
  • Amanda @ The Light Owl

    Maya, there are some seriously great tips on here! I get at least 30-40% of my traffic of my traffic from pinterest but have noticed that my pinterest analytics are on the decline 🙁 Can’t wait to use some of these tips to try to make my pinterest profile even better! Pinning, of course 😉

    July 21, 2017 at 00:23 Reply
    • Maya

      I hear ya. Pinterest can be a tough code to crack. Hopefully these tips help get your analytics on the rise! Let me how it goes Amanada! 🙂

      July 25, 2017 at 20:27 Reply
  • Meghan

    I am SO happy there is a post like this out for for people like me. I have NO idea what to do with my pinterest and its such a powerful outlet to get your blog out there too. Loved this and I’m totally bookmarking this!

    July 21, 2017 at 07:16 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks so much Meghan! It took me a while to “figure out” Pinterest and I knew I had to share everything I learned with other bloggers!

      July 25, 2017 at 20:28 Reply
  • Julie I Aloha Lovely

    Great post! I need to be getting more traffic from Pinterest and this is helping me to identify where to start, thanks so much!

    July 21, 2017 at 18:45 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Julie! Good luck with your Pinterest 🙂

      July 25, 2017 at 20:28 Reply
  • Anisa

    This is helpful! I switched my Pinterest account to a business one and need to know to optimize it better . I love using Canva too

    July 22, 2017 at 15:51 Reply
    • Maya

      Omg, Canva is the best.

      July 25, 2017 at 20:29 Reply
  • The Beauty School Dropout

    Thanks for all the GREAT INFO 👍🏻

    July 22, 2017 at 15:52 Reply
    • Maya

      Yay! Glad you liked it.

      July 25, 2017 at 20:43 Reply
  • Casey Smith

    Awesome post! A lot of great tips here 👍

    July 22, 2017 at 15:54 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Casey!

      July 25, 2017 at 20:43 Reply
  • Sian Ryan

    This is so detailed, but so simple! Ive been using tailwind for a while, looks like i need to up my game!!

    July 22, 2017 at 16:05 Reply
    • Maya

      It seems like there is always something to improve upon when it comes to Pinterest! Glad you liked the post Sian 🙂

      July 25, 2017 at 20:42 Reply
  • Lauren

    Soooo helpful!!!

    July 22, 2017 at 16:34 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Lauren!

      July 25, 2017 at 20:42 Reply
  • The Pamela Blog

    Hi, this post was incredible! I am in awe of all the information that you fit into this post! It was well worth the read and I look forward to trying these techniques out! Thank you for sharing this!

    July 22, 2017 at 16:35 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks so much Pamela! It took me a while to write it that’s for sure! 😉

      July 25, 2017 at 20:29 Reply
  • Kelley

    I’m clueless when it comes to Pintrest, so this article was just what I needed!! I contacted a worker on Fiveer to help me build a solid profile with pins from my blog content. I can’t thank you enough for writing about this!

    July 22, 2017 at 16:48 Reply
    • Maya

      Great to hear Kelley! Honestly, some of the graphic designers on Fiverr are crazy talented. Can’t wait to see what they come up with!

      July 25, 2017 at 20:30 Reply
  • Crystal Simmons

    I have been toying with integrating Pinterest into my blog but I wasn’t sure how. This will be a HUGE help.
    Thank you for posting this!

    July 22, 2017 at 17:13 Reply
    • Maya

      You are very welcome Crystal! 🙂

      July 25, 2017 at 20:31 Reply
  • Logan

    Holy frickin’ guacamole. This is BEYOND the most helpful post I have ever read regarding Pinterest strategies. I literally had to stop going through the Boss Girl Bloggers thread to go through that post step by step right away. It seriously blew my mind. Your voice is just bomb ass to put it simply. Everything you said was super valuable and easy to follow. I’ve been looking for something to check the grammar of my posts for forever! Also, starting rich pins has looked very intimidating to me until you broke down its purpose! Jeezo your spacing + canva photos are phenomenal. LOVE love love your blog! Definitely bookmarking your site as we speak. Thanks for providing such genuine and helpful content! xoxo Lo’

    July 22, 2017 at 17:42 Reply
    • Maya

      Logan, this is one of the nicest comments I’ve ever received! Honestly, people like you are the reason I love to blog so much. Thank YOU! Just followed you on Pinterest, can’t wait to keep up with your adventures girl!

      July 25, 2017 at 20:33 Reply
  • Katie

    All great tips! I’ve been using Pinterest to drive traffic to my blog for a while and agree that these are the steps to take!

    July 22, 2017 at 18:01 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Katie!

      July 25, 2017 at 20:33 Reply
  • Shannon Wong

    Really awesome! Just started on Pinterest so I’m going to take your advice and let’s see how this goes for me 😀

    July 23, 2017 at 23:48 Reply
    • Maya

      That’s awesome Shannon! Let me know how everything goes!

      July 25, 2017 at 20:36 Reply
  • mapolo.style

    Everyone tells me to use pintrest for my blog, but I still haven’t done so, I think its time to give it a try.

    July 24, 2017 at 12:46 Reply
    • Maya

      Absolutely, you’ve got to give it a go!

      July 25, 2017 at 20:38 Reply
  • Jenn

    Wow! This is an amazing list. I am working on Pinterest now, but I’m still manually pinning. That makes things confusing. Looks like I’m going to have to bite the bullet and get Tailwind!

    July 24, 2017 at 12:48 Reply
    • Maya

      Tailwind is a lifesaver. It definitely makes things a LOT easier.

      July 25, 2017 at 20:38 Reply
  • Leian

    Incredible! This is timely for me… huge thanks for this!

    July 24, 2017 at 16:41 Reply
    • Maya

      Awesome to hear Leian!

      July 25, 2017 at 20:40 Reply
  • Ms. Weird Hacks

    I was confused about maintaining a look for my pins. Thanks for clearing things up

    July 25, 2017 at 05:55 Reply
    • Maya

      You are very welcome!

      July 25, 2017 at 20:40 Reply
  • Breath of Purpose

    Definitely bookmarking this blog post! Actually struggling with Pintrest quite a bit, so this is really helpful Thank you 🙂

    July 25, 2017 at 19:10 Reply
    • Maya

      Awesome to hear! Hopefully this cleared some things up and if you have any questions, just let me know!

      July 25, 2017 at 20:41 Reply
  • Asaake

    Great Post! I am still learning to fully utilize Pinterest. My question tho is If I’m only publishing two posts per week on my blog, that leaves me with two original posts to share weekly. Can I create more than one pinnable image for the same blog post and share it more than once? Will this be considered “duplicate” pin?
    I don’t think my Pinterest has grown to where I will need the looping effect from board booster. So I’m curious as to how to share more of my own content?

    July 27, 2017 at 20:50 Reply
    • Maya

      Thank you! You can absolutely create more than one pin for the same blog post. I usually create 2 or 3 for each post. I’ll keep one of these pins in my “On the Blog” board and keep the rest in a secret board that only I can see. I recommend joining as many group boards as possible – each one is a new place for you to share your content! 🙂

      July 27, 2017 at 20:55 Reply
  • Josy | Glitter to Gold

    Wow, that’s an amazing article! We launched our Blog a few weeks ago and we still try to understand how Pinterest works. We read many articles on this topic but we never found such an in-depth article! Great work 🙂

    July 31, 2017 at 21:34 Reply
    • Maya

      Wow thanks so much Josy! Congratulations on the recent launch.. can’t wait to follow along on your blogging adventure!

      July 31, 2017 at 23:22 Reply
  • Amy

    Thank you so much for posting this! It’s really helpful. I haven’t been using Pinterest lately, but now I am motivated to use it everyday!

    August 1, 2017 at 17:48 Reply
    • Maya

      Thanks Amy! Oh Pinterest is a game changer for sure!

      August 1, 2017 at 19:20 Reply
  • Janice

    This is amazingly full awseomeness!! I took notes and is planning on implementing all of your great suggestions. Thx much

    August 2, 2017 at 18:36 Reply
    • Maya

      Janice thank you! Let me know how it goes!

      August 2, 2017 at 20:09 Reply
  • Jewls

    Really great tips ! I really need to up my Pinterest game then.

    August 16, 2017 at 20:37 Reply
  • Kathy R.

    Thank you so much for this amazing advice. I’ve been struggling trying to understand all of the aspects of blogging. I have set up a Pinterest business account and made some pins on Canva. My blog isn’t live yet. My question is, how do you get the pin you make in Canva link back to your blog when someone clicks it. I can’t find those step by step instructions anywhere. Maybe you can write a post about that? Your information is by far the most in depth and understandable that I’ve read. Thanks again! Kathy.

    August 30, 2017 at 04:41 Reply
    • Maya

      Hi Kathy! Thanks for your comment. I’m so glad that you found the article helpful! To get the image you made in Canva link back to your blog, you have two options. You can add the image to your actual blog post, pin it directly from the blog post (via WordPress plugin or Pinterest extension on your browser) and it will automatically link with that specific blog post. OR you can upload the image directly to Pinterest and type in the URL you want it to link back to. Hope that makes sense! If you have ANY questions at all – just let me know! 🙂

      August 30, 2017 at 11:20 Reply

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