10 Awesome Pinterest Tips No Course Required

10 Awesome Pinterest Tips No Course Required

10 Awesome Pinterest Tips No Course Required

Pinterest is an amazing visual social network.  You can use it to make friends, find interesting recipes, learn about cleaning hacks, tips and tricks about anything, and more!  For blogging, Pinterest is awesome because its an incredible traffic source.  With a few tweaks to your account, you can have hundreds of thousands of visitors hitting your website.

Here are 10 awesome (and actionable) Pinterest tips to take your traffic to the next level (no course required):

Tip #1.) Add a great photo

10 Awesome Pinterest Tips No Course Required

For a blog, I recommend using your personal photo.  People can connect with a personal picture much better than a brand logo.  I have tried both options and had way better results with my personal photo.  This one is so easy.  Find your favorite head shot and post it in your bio.

Pro Tip: Don’t use a goofy, funny photo. It should be professional-like (haha) not, a sorority party photo or a duck face selfie (do you remember duck face?)

Tip #2.) Add a poppin’ description

10 Awesome Pinterest Tips No Course Required

Ok , so you need an amazing description. Make sure it’s keyword-rich.  Keyword-rich means, after you have researched your blog’s keywords, add them in your profile description. That’s it.

Tip #3.) Make sure you have pins embedded in EVERY.SINGLE.BLOG.POST

This one is non-negotiable folks.  Add 1+ pin images to each blog post.  You do want your visitors to repin your content across the web and make it easy for them.  Go back through all your posts pronto and do this, even if you have 100 posts. You’ll notice a drastic increase in traffic, quick!

Tip #4.) Make your pins pretty

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This means you want to have an attractive, non-ugly pin.  You can do some A/B testing until you figure out your style. Then, when you do settle on a template to use over and over, it’ll take a few seconds to crank out a new pin for your latest post. Make sense?

Now, A/B testing means you pit pin “A” again pin “B” and see which one does better.  You judge the performance according to repins and engagement. Whichever one does better, you keep. That is all.

Pro Tip: Design your pins using Canva! It’s free (with a paid version available too).

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Tip #5.) Make your pin descriptions keyword rich

Same as with your profile. Make sure your descriptions are a minimum of 100 words long and filled with keywords from your blog post.

Tip #6.) Pin often

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Pin daily and pin often. To start, I recommend pinning at least 25 times per day. I know it sounds like a lot, but it’s not, especially if you use pinning tools like Tailwind or Boardbooster.  These two tools both have free trials and the paid versions are very affordable.

Tip #7.) Use tools to make life easier

Yes! Set it and forget it with pinning tools.  Here’s an easy list of tools to get you started:

Check out one or more of these tools. I currently use Tailwind + Boardbooster.

Behind the Scenes Tour of Tailwind: 

Tip #8.) Set up a BUNCH of boards

This is at least 10 boards, my friend, but more is better. I currently have 62 boards, which includes the 25+ group boards I am in.  Niche down your boards, which means to get really specific. Think about what you would search for if you were using Pinterest as a member of your own blog audience.

Pro Tip: Use Pinterest’s smart search feature to find keywords. Start typing in a term and pause so Pinterest can give you a drop down of related terms. Use those terms to your advantage.

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Tip #9.) Monetize your Pinterest account

Do you have affiliate links? Put em’ on Pinterest.  Now allowed! Don’t forget to add the hashtag #ad and carefully review these rules.  Add a pretty pin, keyword-rich description, and then pin away linking to your affiliate product.

Tip #10.) Join group boards

Join Pinterest group boards! It’s a great way to collaborate with fellow bloggers and get your pins seen by a bigger audience. Some of the boards I’m in have as many as 100K followers!  Don’t forget to follow the rules. Each board creator usually has a set of rules (some don’t) and they’re posted in the description. Examples: 5x daily max, no repeat pins, no horizontal pins, etc.

Find boards by perusing your favorite big blogger’s Pinterest account and try to join the ones they are in and/or use Pingroupie (psstt..it’s free)!

There you go, all 10 tips you can start using today to start increasing your traffic from Pinterest and get more followers! Do you have a Pinterest super tip? Share it down below in comments.

33 Responses

  1. Anne Yedlin
    Anne Yedlin at |

    These are all great tips that I will definitely keep in mind the next time I post! Thank you so much.

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    1. admin
      admin at |

      Great. Thanks so much Anne!

      Reply
  2. Angela
    Angela at |

    This is a great article on how to master Pintrest! I love all of the awesome tips! I need to work hander on getting onto community boards.

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    1. admin
      admin at |

      Thanks Angela! Yes, the group boards are super helpful. Thank you for your comments.

      Reply
  3. Morgan Greenwood
    Morgan Greenwood at |

    These are great tips! I actually just created a pinterest for my blog yesterday, so this post was right on time.

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    1. admin
      admin at |

      Thanks Morgan. Oh, awesome. Let me know if I can offer any help in the future. Thanks for your comments.

      Reply
  4. Marcie
    Marcie at |

    You have convinced me to add my pinterest images into my post. I had heard not to do this last year, but I think you’re right and I should add them.

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    1. admin
      admin at |

      Marcie,

      Yes, do it! You’ll be so happy that you did. Go back and add pinnable images to every post of yours and watch your analytics spike. You’ll be really happy. Thanks for your comments.

      Reply
      1. Gin
        Gin at |

        hi Marcie,

        how exactly do you add pinnable images to blog post? i’m a bit confused on that.

        thanks.

        Reply
  5. Emma
    Emma at |

    I’m really working on my Pinterest at the moment. It’s the one social media account that I didn’t bother with much before but I’m having a big push this month! Thanks for the tips – super helpful

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    1. admin
      admin at |

      Hi Emma,

      Thanks so much. Good luck!

      Reply
  6. Rosey
    Rosey at |

    I’ve heard pinterest is a great resource for traffic. I guess I’d start w/making a pinnable post. That seems easiest when I get time to go back through.

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    1. admin
      admin at |

      Yes, it really is Rosey. For sure! Making a pinnable post is a great start. Go back through all your old posts and add images for those too. You’ll see a spike in traffic 🙂 Let me know if I can help.

      Reply
  7. Daisy Teh
    Daisy Teh at |

    Thanks for sharing how to use Pinterest. This is helpful to me.

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    1. admin
      admin at |

      Great to hear Daisy. Thanks for your comments.

      Reply
  8. Vishal Vashisht
    Vishal Vashisht at |

    I read your post and must say that my knowledge about Pinterest is significantly increased. Your trips are very helpful, I must say.

    Reply
  9. aziel morte
    aziel morte at |

    What a perfect post and such a good tips! I will keep this in my mind. Glad you share this

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    1. admin
      admin at |

      Thank you Aziel. Too sweet! Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

      Reply
  10. Elizabeth O.
    Elizabeth O. at |

    That’s really helpful. I think Pinterest really helps with traffic especially if you want to reach a specific audience.

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    1. admin
      admin at |

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Yes, I agree. It’s really incredible for traffic. It allows you to really target specific viewers too. It’s great. Thanks for your comments.

      Reply
  11. CourtneyLynne
    CourtneyLynne at |

    These are some great tips!!!! I’m getting better with pinterst but there is definitely room for improvement

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    1. admin
      admin at |

      Thank you! Once you start doing a couple Pinterest things, it’ll start feeling like second nature. It’s an excellent traffic driver. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      Reply
  12. Leigh Anne Borders
    Leigh Anne Borders at |

    These are some great tips. I need to use Pinterest more for my blog.

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    1. admin
      admin at |

      Thanks Leigh Anne. Yes, it’s a great social network to help with blogging. Thank you for your comments.

      Reply
  13. Terri Beavers
    Terri Beavers at |

    I need to start adding pins to all of my blog posts. These are great tips and I’m going to use them. Pinterest is my favorite social media site so I should be more involved with it than I am.
    Terri Beavers recently posted…Painting Your Bedroom WallsMy Profile

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    1. admin
      admin at |

      Awesome Terri! Pinterest is my favorite too!

      Reply
  14. Caryn/TheMidLifeGuru
    Caryn/TheMidLifeGuru at |

    These are great ideas– and reminders. Thanks for taking the time to put them together.

    Reply
    1. admin
      admin at |

      Hi Caryn,
      Great. I am glad you enjoy reading it. Thanks for your comments 🙂

      Reply
  15. Fatima Torres
    Fatima Torres at |

    All great tips. I’ve been meaning to add more pinterest pins to my posts. These will definitely come in hand.

    Reply
    1. admin
      admin at |

      Hi Fatima,

      Awesome, great to hear. Thanks for commenting.

      Reply
  16. mhaan a
    mhaan a at |

    I find these tips very helpful for someone who is new to Pinterest like myself. Will bookmark this post for my future reference. Thanks for sharing!
    mhaan a recently posted…Dove Celebrates Real BeautyMy Profile

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    1. admin
      admin at |

      Great, thanks so much for your comments.

      Reply
  17. Victoria
    Victoria at |

    Loving the tips concerning Pinterest the most, they’ll definitely come in hand. Also if you use Canva as you mentioned it as a tool you use, how do you stop the images from being blurry as I’ve used all the different kinds of dimensions and they all become blurry when I use it as my featured image.

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