A Beginners Guide to Use Pinterest for Traffic

Last Updated on March 30, 2023 by arun

Pineterest went viral in no time, most bloggers use Pinterest to drive traffic to their blogs. The concept of Pinterest is quite different from other social media sites like Facebook, twitter or Reddit. Using Pinterest, you can ONLY share images to grab others attention or to get more traffic.The website has been growing steadily since its launch and has become one of the top social media platforms in the world.

Let’s get into the details of How to Use Pinterest for Traffic?

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a social bookmarking site where you can collect, share and create boards to upload photos of your choices and hobbies.It was founded by Ben Silbermann, Evan Sharp and Paul Sciarra in 2010.

How Do I Get Started on Pinterest?

Pinterest is a social media platform that allows users to share and discover content from other users. It is a great place for people to find new recipes, DIY projects, and more.

If you are new to Pinterest, here are some tips for getting started:

– Join the Pinterest Community (https://www.pinterest.com/community/)

– Create a profile

– Find your interests and follow relevant boards

– Pin your favorite images

How Can I Make my Pins More Successful?

It’s all about creating a unique pin that is relevant to your audience.Some ways to do this are using the right keywords, using an eye-catching image, and including a call-to-action.

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Why should your business use Pinterest for traffic?

Pinterest has been a popular social media platform for the past 8 years. In 2017, the site had over 100 million active users. As of 2018, there are over 2 billion monthly visitors from around the world. The site has also been used by brands to market their products online through various means such as pinning images of them on boards or creating boards with product information that they have created themselves.

Pro Tips on How to use Pinboards & Boards Effectively in Your Marketing Strategy

Pinboards and boards are a powerful marketing tool that can help your business to grow. They are versatile and customizable, so they can be used in every marketing strategy.

You can use them to create visual content for your website or blog, share them on social media, or distribute them as a physical paper brochure.

Pro Tips:

– Create unique boards for each of your campaigns, including the primary goal and the secondary goals

– Include visuals such as images, videos, infographics

– Use fonts that are easy to read

– Keep the board clean and simple

How Pinterest can help a blogger?

Pinterest has a great potential to bring traffic to your blogs, especially if you use appealing images on your blog posts, because Pinterest is all about the images.

How to use Pinterest to bring traffic to your blogs?

Here are few surefire ways to bring Pinterest traffic to your blogs.

Use appealing images & wisely use your Pinterest boards: If you want to gain more attention on Pinterest, you must be using great images on your blog posts. The best tip here is to use one image/blog post to bring more visibility to your Pinterest boards.

Start creating boards with the names of your blogging niche, for instance, if your blog’s niche is about “bike advice tips”, create a board called “Biker’s zone” or “Bike riding tips for bloggers” etc. to let other visitors on your Pinterest board quickly understand that you are sharing something a specific topic. They will follow you if they are interested in your boards. 

Create 5 to 8 boards, with the distinguish board names and regularly upload images in to them to gain more followers on Pinterest. 

Use Pinterest buttons: This is a no brainer. If you want to let your blog readers to share your contents on their Pinterest profiles or boards, make it easy for them to do that. 


Use Pinterest buttons on your blog posts. You can use Digg Digg plugin to easily get this done. And don’t forget to ask your readers to share your contents on their Pinterest boards, if they like your posts, you will surely get more Pins, thus it increases traffic flowing through to your blogs from Pinterest.

Use Pinterest follow button: You need to increase fans and followers on your Pinterest profile to drive more traffic. Without having fans on Pinterest, it becomes REALLY hard for you to get more attention. 

To increase your followers on Pinterest, follow these tips.

  • Pin regularly (5 to 10 times can boost your visibility)
  • Invest money on creating appealing images or infographics
  • Pin the best stuff around the web (in other words, pin “trending topics”)
  • Expand your Pinterest boards 
  • And the final tip is to use “Pinterest follow” button on your blogs to make your readers follow you on Pinterest.

Pin and start following top bloggers in your niche: Why? When you start following the top bloggers or Pinterest power users, you will actually know what’s going viral on Pinterest. Most influencers spend quality time and money to work on each and every social media platform to know whether it works for them or not. So, when you follow them, it would be quite easy for you to learn great tips and tactics from them.

Use links to your sites: Do you know that you can get links from Pinterest (Pinterest is a PR8 site)? 

Linking to your websites not only bring you quality links but it also make it easy for your first time visitors to easily find your sites. That’s how you can bring more traffic from Pinterest to your blogs.

Over to you:

Do you have any more tips to drive Pinterest traffic? Or do you have any questions related to the post? Please share them below.

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By arun

On DigitalYantras, I share my thoughts, and experiments with various digital marketing tools. I offer blogging, guest posting services . Let's connect on twitter and Linkedin

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