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11 Bloggers Reveal Their Best Pinterest Tips

pinterestWhat website doesn’t want more traffic? I never thought I would find anything to generator more web traffic than Google, but I was wrong! Pinterest is now my number one traffic generator, and this is something I often hear from my fellow blogging friends.

So what do you need to do to get more followers on Pinterest? How do websites and blogs get so much traffic from Pinterest? I asked several other bloggers what their best Pinterest secrets were, and they spilled their guts. Here’s the advice on what works for them on Pinterest:

Vertical Pictures

Use vertical pictures so we can see more of the picture. – The Dallas Socials

Schedule Pins

Schedule pins so that your followers see regular pins throughout the day. This is a great way to increase your following. (side note: I, personally use Ahalogy for my pin scheduling) - Dukes and Duchesses

Use a Descriptive File Name

If you are on Blogger platform, make sure the picture file is saved under a descriptive name, because it’s the name the pin will automatically be given! – Carly Skinner

Featured Posts

Be sure to have a board that features just your posts. If I stop by and want to follow just one board – make me able to see which pins are yous right away! – Milk and Cuddles

Nice Pinterest Profile Page

Potential new followers will judge your Pinterest account by it’s cover, so make sure those first 3-4 rows of boards on your home page are attractive and accurately reflect you and your blog. - The Frugal Foodie Mama

Pin Multiple Times

Pin to all categories that you r pin fits into. Make sure you pin these at different times of the day. – Frugal Mom

Check Links

Check your repin links to make sure they go to the right source and aren’t spam. Pin from the original blog if possible.- Barefeet on the Dashboard

Visually Appealing Graphics

Make your images pinnable (i.e. nice graphics with words that are visually appealing) and clickable (i.e. contain information that makes the user want to click on the picture to drive traffic to your site.) – Suitcases and Sippycups

jQuery Pin It Plugin

jQuery Pin it Button for Images is the best wordpress plugin to add pinning capabilities to images on your blog, because it keeps images responsive for mobile devices. - Geek Glam

Publicize Your Profile for Followers

Make sure that your website has a link to your Pinterest profile. Find other places to link to your Pinterest profile such as your email signature, or the closing of a blog post. This will help you gain new followers, which will in return create a better chance for repins and traffic from Pinterest. – Lipgloss and High Heels

Join Collaborative Boards

A great way to get exposure to your pin is by joining collaborative boards. Start by finding a group of bloggers to work together to make a board successful. If you see a collaborative board that you’d like to join, contact the owner of the board – or  check the board description, sometimes board owners will explain how you can join in sharing. – Digital Mom Blog

As you can see, like any other social network – to see results, you will need to work for it. These tips will help boost your traffic and help you gain new followers. Be consistent. Try different things, like brighter colors on your graphics or posting seasonal items. It might take some time, but dont’ worry – you will find your Pinterest rhythm!

What Pinterest Tip Would You Share?

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Molly blogs technologyparenting and geekery at Digital Mom Blog and provides blogging tips at How to Blog Camp. Follow her on FacebookPinterest or Twitter.

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