Using Pinterest to get traffic to your blog

Since creating this video Pinterest has made changes to its algorithm. So what does that mean to you? 
1. Pinning every day is still worthwhile. (or whatever you can do consistently.)
2. Pinning to every folder is no longer appropriate. Pinterest now appreciates "Fresh" pins and sharing the same pin to many accounts may now mean you are penalized by Pinterest.

That is a term that is used by content creators on Pinterest to mean a brand new never before seen pin. You can create a fresh pin or even revamp an old pin to make it fresh. You can either change the image or the font. If you are changing the font you can change the actual words or the font that you use eg change Helvetica to Georgia etc.

Below is the video which takes you 4 basic and relevant points.
Please ignore the 5th point as it is now considered spam by Pinterest! 
"Duplicate content will be shown less and possibly considered as spam" according to Pinterest Partnership Manager, Lucy Matthews, who is one of their representatives.

TRANSCRIPT: Today I am talking about Pinterest for bloggers. 

PINTEREST is not a social media platform where we talk to others and connect...

it is actually a search engine just like Google! 

It's a free way to drive traffic to your blog or website. 

You can use your pins to drive traffic to your opt-in pages or a specific post.

So how can we do this?   

Pinterest has the smart feed which rewards people who are better pinners. It now displays the best pins not the newest pins. So how can we be one of those better pinners and get seen by more people?

1. Have a high re-pin rate. 
When you pin something, Pinterest is looking to see how many times that pin is re-pinned. Basically, it thinks that if it is re-pinned more than once then people like it. 

2. Use keywords.
Pinterest is looking for keywords just the same as Google, so you need to use keywords on Pinterest as well. It helps if you know what people are searching for in your niche. When you create a pin in the Description box put the 3 or 4 keywords or keyword phrases that people might use if they were searching for that pin. 

3. PIN every day.
Yes every single day... even if it's just once a day. 

4. PIN in your niche. 
You need to appeal to your audience. Forget house design and flowers except if that is your niche. Create boards in your niche.

This is the content of the video that is now irrelevant from 2021...
(5. PIN to multiple boards. 
Pin it to every board of yours that is relevant to that pin. 
Start by pinning it to your main board and then re-pin it to your other boards. 
Hopefully that will get some re-pins and more traffic. 
I suggest creating your main board to be titled after your blog.
It is important to pin the 1 image to multiple boards because your followers may not be following every single board of yours. )

Look out for my other PINTEREST posts:


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  3. Good info. I'll work on pinning every day. I didn't know that I should pin it to every folder I have that is appropriate. I do know that pinning other pins can bring your account down. They are looking for new pins. What I wonder is if you pin from someone's blog, creating the pin, is that considered new content?

  4. Yes, pinning every day is great. Whatever you can do consistently. You are correct in thinking pinning to every folder is no longer appropriate. Pinterest has changed their algorithm and now appreciates "Fresh" pins and sharing the same pin to many accounts may now mean you are penalised. I am not 100% sure about your last question but I think it is not new content to pinterest as the owner has already pinned it. It may be new on your own pinterest but not to pinterest. I really do need to redo this page with updates! Sorry for any confusion Katie


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