Most bloggers know that Pinterest can be an awesome source of blog traffic but in reality, it isn’t as easy as just making some Pinterest boards, pinning away and hoping for your pins to go viral.
If you want to grow your Pinterest referral traffic quickly, there are a few ways you can promote your pins beyond your own boards.
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Using the four tools below, I have grown my blog traffic from 0-35,000 page views in just 3 months!
Almost 90% of my traffic comes from Pinterest so you can see that these methods really do work and are worth trying if you want to boost your blog.
Four ways to Promote your Pins
You have probably heard about group boards already and that they “aren’t as good as they used to be”. This may be true but they are still pretty awesome for getting exposure for your pins very quickly and for free!
Pinterest group boards allow you to pin your content and be seen by someone else’s followers, thus expanding your reach easily.
To join group boards, you have to request an invite from the board owner who will take a look at your profile and either send you an invite or ignore you. It can be a bit demoralizing when you are just starting out because many group boards are closed to new contributors. For tips on how to find boards that are accepting new bloggers and for advice on what to include in your request,
For tips on how to find boards that are accepting new bloggers and for advice on what to include in your request so that you get accepted, see this post.
Pinning pods are reciprocal groups, normally on Facebook, of bloggers who want to grow their Pinterest exposure. They are very simple and their effectiveness depends entirely on the members of the pod are and how engaged they are.
- Each member leaves their Pinterest “Best Of Board” URL on the daily thread
- Each person visits the “Best of board” of all the other pod members and repins 3 of their pins to their own boards or group boards.
- Repeat daily or every other day.
The idea is that your pins are being repinned to different boards and hopefully picking up traction on Pinterest. If there are 10 members of a pod pinning, you will be getting 27 repins a day from the pod alone.
How to find a pinning pod to join: You can either create your own pod with a group of blogging friends or find an existing one. The pod I am in is currently open to new members, see this post from The Glorious Mom Blog for details.
Tailwind tribes are a little bit similar to Pinterest board groups except they are located on the Tailwind App. Tailwind is a Pinterest Scheduler that pins your content automatically throughout the day so that you aren’t spending hours pinning manually. I actually prefer to pin my content manually using the Pinteresting Strategies method but I still pay for a subscription to Tailwind so I can schedule from the Tailwind Tribes and make use of their amazing analytics.
If you are not currently a user of Tailwind and are interested in checking it out, this link will give you a free month trial with no strings attached.
Tribes are a free feature of Tailwind and are great to use in combination with the Pinterest group boards. They work almost exactly the same as the group boards.
- Request an invite to a tribe
- Pin your content to the tribe
- Repin other people’s content (normally on a 1:1 basis)
- Gain exposure by other bloggers repinning your content
To check out Tailwind Tribes, click here.
Facebook Sharing Groups
Facebook groups are one of my favorite ways to grow blog traffic through Pinterest. There are tons of Facebook groups run by bloggers for bloggers and many of them have sharing days where you can promote your content.
- Post a link to a pin in the Facebook Sharing thread
- Reciprocate by repinning a certain number of other pins to your boards. 5 is the most common number.
- You normally have 24 hours in which to reciprocate.
How to Join Facebook Sharing groups: below are the links a few of my favorite sharing groups. Bear in mind that you may get more engagement in groups specifically focussed on your niche if it is a bit unusual.
Mom Bloggers Tribe – this group offers a ton of support to mom bloggers and has daily Pinterest sharing threads as well as sharing threads for the other social media platforms.
Blogging with Heart- one of the nicest groups I’m in, they have a daily repinning thread which has a lot of high-quality participants.
Pinterest Pals– another group with a daily Pinterest sharing thread that gets a lot of engagement.
My best investment when it comes to Facebook groups was taking the Find Your Tribe Online Course by Jen Snyder from Women Winning Online.
The course shows you how to really grow your blog traffic and market your content easily. You also get access to exclusive spreadsheets containing over 440 Facebook groups for all different niches.
If you are interested in more ways to grow your blog traffic, I highly recommend downloading the FREE Traffic Bonus Guide from Lena Gott of What Mommy Does. Lena is the creator of the Traffic Transformation Course which I reviewed here. The free bonus guide is packed with information and definitely worth checking out.
For tips on creating a pin that goes viral, check out my FREE ebook Pin Perfect
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