Got a new blog? Need some traffic? Pinterest could be your answer. Provided your topics are a good match for Pinterest, it can be one of the best ways to grow organic traffic quickly.
Your ultimate goal may be to drive traffic to your site using Google, but that takes time. Meanwhile, Pinterest could be sending you traffic as soon as you’ve set up your account.
Pinterest is already the source of most of my traffic on Simply Hatch and it was my obvious pick for driving traffic to my brand new lifestyle blog.
Set Up Your Pinterest Account
To get started you need a Pinterest Business Account. You can convert your personal account to a business account (if you already have one) or set up a separate account. A business account is free and will allow you to set up Rich Pins.
Read all about why you need Rich Pins in my post:
This post also explains the basics such as what are pins, what size pins should be and what are Pinterest boards.
Set Up Your Boards
The more time and effort you put into setting up your Pinterest boards, the more likely you are to have viral pins. And that’s what it’s all about.
If Pinterest understands what your pin is about, it’s more likely to display your pin in it’s search engine results.
Whoa hold on! Search engine results? Did you think Pinterest was just a social media channel? If so read this:
This post will explain why Pinterest is a search engine and how to set up your boards to get the most out of Pinterest.
I demonstrate how I’ve put my theory into practice on my latest Youtube clip:
Just in case you’re new here, my summer challenge is to start a brand new lifestyle blog and use it to make money. It’s quite a challenge and really daunting with the world watching (at least it feels like the world is watching).
It’s one thing to say – yes you can start a blog and make money blogging. It’s quite different actually doing it.
The Story So Far With My Lifestyle Blog
I launched my lifestyle blog officially at the end of last week, at least that’s when I started building traffic. Until you drive traffic to your new blog your blog is invisible.
There’s really no point using an under construction plugin to stop people reading your blog before it’s ready to launch. Unless you’re sending people to your site, no-one will find you.
I wrote thirty really short blog posts before launching. I want to see what happens going against convention. All the leading bloggers talk about niche blog topics and writing skyscraper posts (really long blog posts).
I want to see what happens when you do the opposite…
I find this part of launching a new blog really frustrating. You’ve put tonnes of effort into writing posts and nobody’s reading them. This is the point where so many new bloggers give up. They write a lot of blog posts but fail to promote them.
Well, I’m going to keep going. This is where the real work starts…promotion. Subscribe to my YouTube channel and follow my journey over the Summer…