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Up Your Pinterest Game and  Use Your Boards to Drive Traffic


This is my first swaray into the mysteries of the World Wide Web. I'm not pretending to be an expert, i don't know jargon, i don't have a marketing degree and i'm not a web developer. I have a passion for design and a full time job.  I'm learning as i go and developing my business and website. I'm going to share honest stories and developments here and provide some useful free content along the way.

Up Your Pinterest Game and Use Your Boards to Drive Traffic

Andy Fawcett

Pin It. Pin it real good.

Pinterest is a bloggers dream, or so they say.  Who are they? The bloggersphere that's who.

Depending on your niche, Pinterest can be a real source of traffic for your budding blog or newbie business.

I've used Pinterest for years but always passively. I've been a voyeur, lurking, pinning to secret boards. No more. I have stepped out of the shadows and committed to the dark overlord that is Pinterest. Now bring me traffic oh great Pinterest gods.


The Top 5 How-to-Use Pinterest Blog posts.

First things first if you, like me, have been using Pinterest in the past to research your latest wall paper or to save that Vegan recipe you will never try. Then chances are you need a crash course in Pinteresting.

There are some amazing bloggers out there who have figured out this social space and their pinterest game is on Point (or on Pin). Here is my 5 recommended further reading:

Jeff Bullas - 5 ways to flood your blog with Pinterest Traffic

Cursive Contents introduction on how to use group boards

Blog Ambitions - 10 things you Shouldn't do on Pinterest

Amy Lynne Andrews - Pinterest Tips

Fast Company - The Ultimate Guide To Pinterest

5 actions to take to improve your Pinterest game

So what did I do? 

What can you do?

1. Conduct a Pinterest Audit and Remove any Poor Quality Pins

Go back through the pins you have and make sure they are of the highest quality. Unpin the poor quality posts and only select fine images. Your pins will be the window to your brand so make sure they represent the best there is.

2. Rename you Pinterest Profile

Add a description to your Pinterest name that relates to what you do.  Become an authprity. For me I renamed my pinterest DesignUntapped | Business & Blogging | Lifestyle & Design. 

3. Create some Pinterest Boards and Start Pinning

If like me, you were using the Pinterest group without an underlying strategy you would have had a random collection of pins without any theme. Well correct this right now matey.

Brainstorm what your blog is about and create a board specifically for that topic.  The more boards you have and the higher the quality increase your chances of gaining followers.

Need some inspiration then take a look at my 50 Pinterest Board Ideas post.

4. Start Following Others on Pinterest

Although it may not seem like it, Pinterest is a social media platform so lets get social. Interact with others, comment on their pins, follow them, like them. 

5. Join Some Pinterest Group Boards and Use Them

This is a really good one. Find some group boards and request an invite. Pinterest group boards can be a collective of 100s or thousands of pinners, these group boards have a significant following and therefore if you pin to them you increase your chances of exposure.

What Should You Do Now

Visit me on Pinterest. Follow me and like my pins. Shoot me a message and i will follow you back.