The Top 4 Secret Pinterest Hacks

Do you have a blog or a website that you want people to look at?

 

Are you frustrated at putting in time and effort sharing your content on social media and not getting the engagement as you hoped for?

Well, Pinterest may just be the answer. Specifically, these top 4 secret Pinterest hacks!…

 

I’m already the Don of Facebook- Why Would I use Pinterest?


This is the exact question I have been asking for the past couple of years!

I’m definitely not the Don on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. However, I do use all of them and have a bit of a following (over 2 thousand) on each.

All of them have taken up time to grow and to be honest I’ve been putting off starting another social media platform because of that.

However…

Pinterest beats all of these for one simple fact…

 

Pinterest is designed to drive traffic to blogs!

 

All of the other social media platforms are designed to keep the users on their platform.

 

Simply put, the best traffic drivers are:

  • Pinterest = user to content (awesome)
  • Google = user to content (awesome)
  • Facebook = user to user (good)
  • Twitter = user to user (good)
  • Instagram = user to user (average at best)

 

People literally use Pinterest to find valuable content. It is like using Google.

 

I HAD NO IDEA!!!!!

 

I heard this recently and I feel like I’ve been wasting all of my efforts on social media.

I thought Pinterest was for pretty wedding photos, flowers and basically… I thought it was for girls!

As it turns out it looks like my stupid bias judgemental mind has been holding my website traffic back.

… Onwards and upwards…

So rather than dive into Pinterest full steam ahead I’ve gone out of my way to find out some of the best secret tips to drive traffic from Pinterest.

 

Tip 1- Create Killer Content


Well Duh!! This is more important than water is to a fish.

I thought you said these were gonna be top secret tips?!

Well actually it may not be top secret but this one is ALWAYS the top priority. If you can genuinely help to solve someone’s problems then this person is likely to become an avid fan and share, pin, tweet (whatever!) your content.

 

Am I actually helping to solve someone’s problems?

 

It’s so important that your content is easy to read.

Let’s face it people on the internet are in a hurry. Think about the last time you read an article. Chances are very high that you skimmed it and tried to take in something useful without wasting your time reading it!?

So a very valuable tip is to create content that is EASY to read.

Help people skim read it if they want.

Remember, the main focus should be providing the reader with valuable information that helps THEM.

Solving other people’s problems and helping them builds trust. This means they are more likely to read more of your stuff and come back.

Tips for making blogs easy to read:

  • White Spaces –

Do not leave a wall of text. Use Line breaks and mix up your paragraph lengths… When writing ONLINE a paragraph should NEVER be more than 3 lines of writing.

  • Images –

Use images to convey your message.

  • Don’t use $10 words! –

Yes, you may think you sound clever. But these LOOOONG words make reading harder. If you can keep it simple people will keep reading.

  • Get to the point –

Don’t use 20 words if it can be said in 4. After writing a post CUT it down!! I’ve heard as a good rule of thumb to delete the entire first & last paragraph and remove every 6th sentence! Seriously… cut it down, don’t get attached to your words, you will thank yourself in the future!

  • Use Stories/ similies/ metaphors

People find it easy to remember a story. They often come to their own conclusion and form their own opinions from them. It is much more powerful when we learn something ourselves than when we are told something.

 

Good writing should be like sipping a cool beverage on a hot day – refreshing

 

Tip 2- Create Awesome Images


The way your pins look is IMPORTANT.

How can you make Pins that stand out?

Pins need to:

  1. Stand out – BOLD and bright text
  2. Grab attention – Eye grabbing picture
  3. Entice people to click – A title that makes you want to know more

 

Pete McPherson’s website “Do You Even Blog” is amazing at showing people the steps of creating a blog and growing your traffic. This above pic one of his pins.

What’s the perfect pin size?

People seem to recommend different sizes all the time. There is no perfect pin size.

Currently in November 2018, from what I have found many are using or recommend 600px wide by 900-1,250px tall.

 

Tip 3- Use descriptions wisely


This can make a big difference in 2 ways:

  1. People finding your pin
  2. People clicking on the link

To help more people do both of these things your pin descriptions need to:

  • Includes keywords (helps people find it)
  • Have WIIFM (what’s in it for me?)
  • 200-300 characters
  • Has CTA (call to action – tell them what to do)

There’s not much more to it than that.

The aim of the description is to get people clicking on that link!

 

Tip 4- Make a Clean and Branded Profile


Your business profile needs to come across well for your niche.

People just want to know what you do… So tell them

To get your Profile looking “Pinterest Pretty” you need to do the following things:

  1. Use similar colours in your pins
  2. Neat design (don’t make it too busy/ too many words!)
  3. Ensure your description and your business name uses keywords
  4. Your description gets to the point.
  5. Tell people what you do.

All of this is great but there’s actually one last BIG tip to getting more engagement on Pinterest.

The answer lies in Group Boards…

 

Bonus Tip- The Group Boards Secret


Driving traffic from Pinterest is a game of applying to as many group boards as you can, and pinning bright, bold, click-bait pins to them repeatedly!

 

However, something that I have found hard to find anywhere else is…

 

How do I apply for group boards?

You basically have to find other people’s boards that you would like to join. You need to message the owner and ask if you can become a “collaborator” of the board.

Type in a keyword into the search tab on Pinterest and look at the group boards for this.

 

Group Boards are amazing and different from any other social media platform because…

 

If you only have 50 followers and “collaborate” on a board with 10,000 followers, then all of these people can now see your pins. 

 

You could spend hours applying to loads of boards… However, some group boards are better to apply to. The BEST ones need to have the following:

  • Less than 15 collaborators
  • A very specific topic (not affiliate marketing… but affiliate marketing for beginners)

 

Use pingroupie.com to help find these boards.

You can message the owner of a board on a pin to ask to join a group board as a “collaborator”.

If you’d like a step by step 6-day guide to using Pinterest from setting up your account to finding group boards then get this sent to you for free right now…

Plus there’s a bonus in there!

 

 

But I have nothing to offer!

You can’t name drop because you know nobody… you have no followers… you are just starting a blog…

So what can you do?

Comment and engage on their stuff!

Find where they hang out and contribute to their work regularly.

Is it easy to comment? Yes!

Can it be time-consuming? Yes!

Does everyone do this? Hell no!

 

There’s always a way for you to stand out. You just have to be willing to go the extra mile!

 

Last little nugget before you go…

Use tailwind to automate your pins like clockwork… simples

 

The Make Time Online Summary


Pinterest really can drive more traffic to your website than rush hour on the M25.

It is designed to send users to content and there are great tools you can use to automate this. 

Use these 4 tips and find the best group boards to pin onto and you will have visitors pouring onto your site.

Keep changing for the better,

Mike

 

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6 Responses to “The Top 4 Secret Pinterest Hacks

  • Mike

    This is brilliant – I am using twitter at the moment with reasonable success. ‘
    I set up a Pinterest account but TBH I wasn’t clear on how to use. if this is going to REALLY drive people to my website I will give it another go for sure!

    Apart from ‘Do You Even Blog’, who else is a stand out example to check out on Pinterest?

    loving your website

    Shaun

    • Hi Shaun,

      Thanks so much, it means a lot that you are following the journey!

      I’m still very new to Pinterest so only time will tell. I’ve set up over 100 tailwind posts for the next month so let’s see!

      Yeah Pete McPherson (do you even blog) is awesome, he’s only just ahead of us really (apart from he’s made that “breakthrough” and really scaling now) If you listen to the first podcast (early 2017?) he was pretty much just starting out so it’s an amazing one to listen to.

      He interviews some great names who can really help to follow

      Rosemarie Groner (the busy budgeter) is the queen of Pinterest
      Michelle Schroeder Gardner is great too (check out her income report statements… 6 figures a month whew!!!!) Making sense of cents
      Eden Fried- Pinterest
      Pat Flynn- Podcast Smart Passive income (awesome!)
      Jeff Rose- Youtube
      Niel Patel has great generic tips

      I actually have a whole list I should prob do a post about this at some point!

      oooo I also just found an awesome website (from Pete McPherson) that you can get awesome pics for free for your pins too pexels. com (soooo much easier than having to take pics for everything (which I have just been doing last week… and mine are average at best!!)

      If you have anyone else that you follow that helps you please do let me know!

      Thanks again,

      Mike

  • Thanks Admin, I really appreciate it!!

  • Sujandar Mahesan
    1 month ago

    If you want to succes in your affiliate makreting using Pinterest then there is no other article better than this to read. This article has everything you needed to know about Pinterest and marketing in there.

    I personally learned about why is using Pinterest can be successful and what are the 4 tips and strategies to increase traffic

    It was really easy to understand them and read. Thank you so much for sharing this article with us

    • Hi Sujandar,

      Thanks for the kind words. 

      I have found Pinterest the easiest social media platform to drive traffic and grow my profile. These tips have certainly helped out on the way.

      Do let me know if you have any questions,

      Mike

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