I love using Pinterest and I think it is an amazing tool for helping you to grow your business or blog. It has certainly been a lifesaver for me and most of the traffic from my blog comes from Pinterest.
Several years ago I stumbled upon Pinterest and started a personal account because I found that I could save the ideas I liked in different categories (called boards) and they would be there forever!
It wasn’t until I started my blog earlier this year that I found out that I could transfer my old Pinterest account into a business account, enable rich pins, create group boards and tailwind tribes, and use it all to get more traffic to my blog.
To transfer your personal Pinterest account to a business account, just go to Settings and change it there. It’s free by the way. The main reason for making it a business account is that you can see the analytics so you know how well your pins are doing.
Not only have I found a lot more help on Pinterest related to setting up a blog, it has given me ideas on how to settle on a niche and how to join other group boards. Joining group boards has put me in contact with thousands of other Pinterest users who have been extremely helpful to me.
On Pinterest, I was pointed in the direction of this post about how to optimise your Pinterest SEO. Check it out as it is very useful if you are trying to grow your business or blog too. If you notice, Pinterest is used very much like a search engine like Google. So using the search terms people are looking for, will definitely help point them in the direction of your content if your Pinterest account is SEO okay. Remember to think about what people might be searching for.
Since I have fixed my Pinterest account, I have had thousands of saves and pageviews from some of my pins. Mind you, when I started my business account I had about 11 followers. Now my popular posts have drawn nearly 3k others! Some of my most popular pins are teaching job problems related, sleep related and one on forgiveness. You see, people are always looking for different types of help on Pinterest and your pins should give them tips to help with this.
One of the best bits of help I got from Pinterest was about everything from thinking about writing my own book so I made a board of ideas for a book. to planning, editing, formatting and publishing it. As a result, I now have my very own book for sale on Amazon. The title is Living Life While Squeezing Lemons. This is not just a summary of how I live my life (lots of humour thrown in) but also chronicles my experience on Pinterest as well as on my blog.
SEO on Pinterest is highly possible and highly effective if you want to do well with your business, your blog or even a book. If you want to know how to set up rich pins on your account, see this post.
I also suggest that you share what you know about how to do well on Pinterest with others. Pinterest actually operates on a cycle of rewarding those who recognize and promote others. I found out too, that that is one of the best SEO tools you can use on Pinterest. Karma is real, lol.
A fellow blogger is the one who introduced me to Pinterest, blogging, and this absolutely amazing blogging course that taught me what I know now about blogging. I (and no doubt, others) have now shared a lot of her content online so the Pinterest gods have smiled on her. She is doing amazingly well with her SEO ready site using the tips I have pointed out above in this post. Check out this post on stupid simple SEO.
If you are in the UK and would rather do a course aimed at others in the UK market, I’ve got a link to the perfect course which is really affordable.
So I will continue to use Pinterest for as long as it is around. And I will continue to share my knowledge with others. I do manage a few Pinterest accounts for others, so if you’d like, send me an email and we can get talking.
Next stop, Facebook. If you have strategies for this please do share in the comments below. I also have my Twitter account but (shhhh) haven’t got a clue how to use it, lol.
In the meantime please show me some love for my first book. It only takes a minute to check it out. Sure, when you write your own book, contact me and I’ll send you some love back.
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