My go to method of getting free organic traffic is using SEO focused on Google the #1 search engine, but did you know that you can get a ton of traffic for affiliate marketing using Pinterest ? Pinterest is the 2nd largest search engine with 250 million active users per month during 2018, this is a huge increase from 150 million active users per month during 2016.
With that many active users certainly you can siphon off a few hundred visitors a month, all you need to know is a few small tweaks to start getting more traffic to your website using images you pin to your boards.
As you can see my boards have 20.4 k monthly views and 375 monthly engaged.
These boards are less than 1 month old. The nice thing about Pins is that they have a life of around 6 months or longer. Lets say, if you were to post in Facebook or twitter you would be lucky to be seen for more than a few days.
I am not going to get into setting up a Pinterest account, there are lots of good videos on YouTube that you can easily find. What I will show you is a few simple things you can do to get your pins seen and saved buy other Pinterest users .
Here are 6 Pinterest Tips that I used to start increasing traffic to my website
- Pin consistently at least 3 -4 times a day
- Apply for Rich Pins for your website or blog
- Design images of the proper size for Pinterest
- Create and Pin images with text
- Write keyword-rich descriptions and boards
- Add a link to your pin descriptions
Pinning on regular schedule can great increase your traffic. There are services such as Buffer and Tailwind that you can use to schedule and manage your Pinterest boards. I prefer to actually visit Pinterest and be actively engaged. This way I have better control of what is Pinned to my boards and its free as well.
Rich pins appear for validated sites only. You will need a business account which is simple to set up, you can easily switch a personal account to a business account. Validation does not happen automatically. You can apply to add rich pins from your own website after having the claim your website code entered and verified by Pinterest .
The Easiest way to add the Pinterest meta tag code to your site. I use the WordPress Free Yoast SEO plugin, which includes a setting for adding a Pinterest meta tag.
You can easily copy and paste the code from Pinterest into this Yoast setting and follow the promotes given to you by the plugin .
Tip Use multiple images within a pin, because they get more engagement.
Lets say, if you have spent time on Pinterest you will have noticed some popular posts on Pinterest that
are image mosaics. This multiple-image strategy is one that many have used with great success with
posts and how to guides. You place multiple images into one, creating a single image that can be pinned.
This also can be achieved using Canva, just choose the template and you are off to the races .
So how do you design these Pinterest Pin images with text ?
I prefer to use a Free online tool to create my Pins. I use Canva, which comes with ready templates for
Pinterest that are the optimized size for pinterest at approximately a 2:3 ratio. Making a customized image
only takes a few minutes, and adding text to you image will make it standout from the crowd.
Especially if you have sourced your website image for free from advanced google image search or similar platform .
If this is to complicated for you, visit Fiverr and you can quickly have PINS created for around $5.00
You will soon find out that these images are used over and over again on Pinterest
Write keyword-rich descriptions and boards.
One helpful tool I use for finding Pinterest keywords is Pinterest itself, because it actually suggests popular keywords for you. Just take a look what happens when I type in the search bar the term “Dog Breeds”. Popular keywords “that don’t Shed”,” for apartments” and “lists” plus more show up.
Lets say, if you add these tags or add them to your descriptions they will show up in the search results when people are searching Pinterest. BOOM you have a targeted visitor as long as you use terms relevant to your site.
Add a link to your pin descriptions
TIP Lets say, if you need a quick and easy way to add text to your description, select a bit of text from your post before clicking on the PIN button. I found that keeping my descriptions under 100 characters engaged my visitors more so than Pins with longer descriptions.
Here is a great video from Pinterest showing the ART OF THE PIN
I love affiliate marketing using Pinterest, free organic targeted traffic, who could ask for anything more valuable. I also believe that I have come across the best affiliate marketing training available online , you can read my post here .
To your success !!
If you have any questions or thoughts please take a minute and comment below …
Or give my page a share on Pinterest .
thank you Rick 😊