Increase Your Blog Traffic with Pinterest

By, Dr. Kerris Dillon

Do you want to get traffic to your blog quickly? I can’t stress enough the importance of Pinterest in driving traffic to your blog! Since I started linking my YouTube channel as well as my blog to Pinterest, I have seen very quick growth! Keep in mind, I have only been blogging for a month or so, but I have read many blogs on this site that talk about making no money after 6 months of writing.

Pinterest is a very easy way to gain blog followers without putting any money into advertising. Here are the steps that I use to post my blogs on Pinterest and to use non-copyright images to draw in my audience.

  1. Go to http://www.pinterest.com and sign up for an account. I would suggest signing up for a business account because you get analytics if you do so. No, it does not cost anything.
  2. There are boards and there are pins. Boards are considered the categories of what you will be talking about. For instance, my board is about mental illness. The pins are the subject matter. I have a pin about Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, etc. The pin is where you will link your blog post address.
  3. Once you create a board, you will be able to add pins. The pins have a plus sign that you will click. First, you will need to put in a title for your pin. Most of my pins are the titles of my mental illnesses. Then, you will want to write an enticing description for your audience below your title. This is what will get them to click on your link below. I use pictures from non-copyright sites like http://www.pixabay.com because these are free to use for your business and you can never have the artist come back, demanding money for use of the image. Then, I make sure to link up the pin with my blog post and then push publish. The more pins that you do, the more traffic that will see them. I couldn’t believe how easy this was when I finally sat down and learned the darn thing! LOL!
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