15 Pinterest Strategy Tips To Get Your Pins Go Viral
Can you get massive Pinterest traffic to your business? By having an account with Pinterest and simply pinning will not get you many results.
Take a closer look to my recommended 15 Pinterest Strategy Tips to Get Your Pins go Viral and start getting well-deserved traffic to your site.
Who wants to get about 90,000 visitors with just a simple photo? Everyone wants that, right? Unless you’ve been under the rock all these time, you’ve probably heard of the new social media block, Pinterest.
And you might also have heard crazy stories of bloggers claiming they got an avalanche of traffic just by applying some of the Pinterest Strategy Tips I will be discussing in my post.
The first question you might ask is that how are these bloggers getting a lot of Pinterest Traffic. And why do you feel like you’re not using all the Pinterest Strategy Tips & resources for you to maximize all your social media efforts?
Well, I got all your questions covered! I did a some research and came up with 15 Pinterest Strategy Tips To Get Your Pins Go Viral.
1. Using photo badges in your pins
One of the most effective ways to refer traffic to your website is by creating photo badges and adding them at the top of your blog post as a featured image. Here are few added tips if you will be using photo badges in your Pinterest posts:
- Use only real photos – real photos as background usually get more traction as compared to using text only over a plain background
- Write your best blog post titles – the better the titles are, the better that this technique will work for you!
- Use light and appealing colors – never use dark or neutral colors in your Pinterest posts.
2. Always get your timing right when posting pins
The window frame for your Pinterest post to get viral is as meager as 20-30 minutes. Your pins, however, stay on your pinboards and on rare occasions will be picked up by a user and will be repinned a few times. But the number of Pinterest users who will bother to pick up your old pins is minuscule.
You need to think about your own Pinterest Strategy when it comes to pinning your images. Timing is everything.
- Always ensure that you pin your images when the greatest number of users in Pinterest will see them.
- For most niches, the best time to post is between 6am and 6pm, Eastern Time. (Take note though that this is not a rule of thumb)
- The wiser strategy is to look at your traffic stats and analyze which time it usually reaches your audience.
3. Always pin new stuff to your boards
The more creative you get, the better chances you have to get repined by other users in Pinterest. Pinners love new stuff and original content. Be original and take chances once in a while to analyze the interest of your audience. Pinning new and interesting content on a daily basis will help increase your followers.
4. Gather exceptional content
To be an awesome curator, you need to gather and post awesome content related to your niche. Your job as an online curator serves the same purpose as to art curators gathering artifacts for museums and galleries – you have to gather, organize and display the best items. To be a good Pinterest curator, you need to pick the best images and organize these images in a way that your core audience will find them interesting.
5. Never pin only your own stuff most of the time
Curating might be tempting enough to let you post only images from your own website. Remember to always resist this urge. If you are only pinning your own stuff as a pinner, it will be a huge failure. You will fail to see the consistent flow of targeted traffic you wanted. Always stick to posting good content from other places aside from your website.
Remember to have a balanced mix of the business pins and personal pins. If you are building your brand, show your pinners that you are a real human and you will absolutely get more followers. Aside from your own business, you can pin other stuff as motivational quotes, food, travel and many more.
6. Give your audience what they want
Make it a habit to review your source page (which is laid out like so: [ https://www.pinterest.com/source/annazubarev.com/ ] and you’ll need to replace your Pinterest ID instead of mine, as what you see here) so you can have a clear idea of what your audience are pinning from your site. By regularly checking out your website source page, you can easily assess which images are resonating among Pinterest users.
7. Build your Pinterest account
Your primary aim in Pinterest is to get massive amounts of traffic. To obtain this goal, you need to get a lot of followers. You can get a lot of followers by simply pinning at peak hours, following other people and cross-posting your pins on Twitter and Facebook. Showing some personality can also do the trick.
8. Host Discussions
Pinterest can be a great avenue where you can host discussions. Doing this can help you gain more interaction to your posts and probably help you receive more comments on your Pinterest images. These discussions can be found in Facebook groups related to Pinterest and also on Twitter as applying a Hashtag and a Keyword related to the chat you are interested in joining for a discussion. One particular Twitter Chat could be found here.
9. Sponsor Awesome Competitions that can go viral
Overdoing contests on Pinterest can have a negative effect on your business. Critics may say that you are using contests to buy followers. To avoid this, think of contests on Pinterest that don’t suck. The contest must be exciting enough for you to get more followers without the negative connotation.
10. Brand your photos on Pinterest
Always add your brand in your photos as not all visitors may be from direct links that can be found in your descriptions. A great tip is to include your website link at the corner of all your pins. Just like you see a very large image on the bottom of this post.
11. Use Videos
YouTube is a great avenue for brand awareness. If you’re not utilizing YouTube for your Pinterest Marketing as of the moment, you should start using it now. You can combine high quality videos with a couple of social media sites like Pinterest – and the results will be endless.
12. Utilizing Infographics in your pins
It is much easier for your content to go viral when you put your content in images for your infographics. I will definitely recommend that you format your images as infographics to gain more audience in Pinterest. See how I was able to get one of my blog post to go absolutely viral using infographic here.
13. Correctly structure your images on Pinterest
Structure your images on Pinterest by posting quotes related to your business, graphs and statistics, infographics and even testimonials. Always add branding to your photos simply by including your website URL in the corner of your images.
14. Stay updated on Holidays
If you are a keen observer, you will notice that you’ll see pins for national holidays 2 months ahead of the actual schedule. This only goes to show that as a blogger, you need to be ahead of the holiday curve. Pin for the holidays a few days before the said date. This will help increase your traffic in a way.
15. Optimize your Pinterest posts
Optimizing your posts is as simple as adding image titles as well as alt tags. Always take the time to ensure that your descriptions are correct but most pinners will repin your image as is. Adding keywords and alt tags ensures that you are still targeting the right audience.
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Most Important Tip I can give you is PIN DAILY!!! As that will be your Winning Strategy!
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