Pinterest How To for Bloggers


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Bloggers find out how to use and utilize Pinterest to drive more traffic to your website or blog.

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Pinterest How To for Bloggers

  1. 1. Meagan Shamy
  2. 2. Sign up through Twitter or Facebook, because you will want to link to these accounts anyway. Meagan Shamy
  3. 3. Connect you profile to Facebook and Twitter Set “Publish activity to Facebook Timeline” to off Meagan Shamy
  4. 4. *Make sure your profile picture is of you. *Use keywords: Travel blogger, Writer, Stylish Crafts, DIY Projects, Recipes. Meagan Shamy
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  7. 7. Utilize keywords in the title of each board. For example Travel with Kids, Travel Tips, Family Travel, Tex-Mex Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, DIY, Crafts
  8. 8.      It’s better to pin vertical photos then horizontal. Do not over pin. Instead pin for five minutes here and there throughout the day. Add a clear to the point description to every pin. Include hashtags. The best times to pin are 2-4 PM EST and 8-1 AM EST and on Saturday mornings. If you want to repin your pin to multiple boards do it over the course of a week. You do not want to spam someone else’s feed. They will unfollow you. Meagan Shamy
  9. 9.   Join Read pinwoot’s tutorial (It explains the process clearly.)
  10. 10.    Create a collaborative board or join one relevant to your blog. Try to join one that’s relevant to you and has a massive following. Tweet your pins occasionally, once a day is fine. Share on Facebook based on your friends. Comment on others pins. Others will see your comment and hopefully will follow you. Meagan Shamy
  11. 11.    Add a Pin It button to all of your posts. The best place for it is with your other social media buttons. Verify your website on Pinterest. This option is found under settings. If you have an article people would love make sure it has a pinable graphic! Go back and add photos if you need to. Meagan Shamy
  12. 12.  If you have a post that needs a pin friendly graphic you can make one at one of these sites. These also allow you to add text.     Meagan Shamy
  13. 13. To see what has been pinned from your website go to Do not include the http or www. When you find what has been pinned from your site be sure to  1) Like or comment on the pin to increase the ranking of the pin and expand it’s reach  2) Repin the most interesting and unique images.  3) Follow those who pinned your pages. This may encourage them to return to your site.
  14. 14. Add a Pinterest widget to the sidebar of your blog. This widget will show your most 30 most recent pins and direct your readers straight to your Pinterest account. It’s easy to set up from this Pinterest link. m/widgetbuilder/#do_pin_it_button Meagan Shamy