When I started blogging, I thought people would just easily find my blog and I’d pop up at the top of a Google Search.
Boy was I wrong!
It only took a week of lurking inside a few blog related Facebook groups to realize that I had my work cut out for me.
It seemed the most asked question in all the Facebook groups was, ‘How do I get people to my blog?’
And there were so many answers to that question but one that stuck out (and surprised me!) was using Pinterest.
I wish I could say I googled all my questions and pieced together a Pinterest strategy that was all my own…but truth is - I took the easy route.
Turned out to be the best course I’ve taken so far and the most beneficial because Pinterest is really starting to pay off.
I’ve already told my story of how I tripled my followers in 10 days but I don’t think I’ve touched bases on how I increased my pin impressions by over 2,000% in 30 days.
But first, what’s a pin impression?
Straight from the camel’s mouth (the camel being Pinterest)
“Impressions are the number of times a Pin from your profile has appeared on Pinterest home feeds, category feeds and search. Average monthly viewers include anyone who sees a Pin from your profile on their feeds…Pins with the most impressions usually represent stuff that people are actively looking for.”
How to use Board Booster to schedule pins and move on with your day
Let’s fast forward to June and it’s a much happier and exciting picture.
This is what happened when I implemented the lessons I learned in Pinterest Unpuzzled.
Some of the most impactful lessons were the easiest things to do!
Created images that scream, ‘Repin Me!’
That means creating beautiful pins that are vertical; which means they’re taller than they are wide. Square pics don’t fly in Pinterest. I used Canva’s Pinterest templates at first to be sure I got them perfectly sized every time!
I also made sure I was using high quality photos to create my pins. Sometimes I used what was in Canva and other times I used stock photos from other sources, like Unsplash.
Let BoardBooster Do the Dirty Work
Ok, ok, it wasn’t dirty work...but it def. took the hard work out of pinning frequently and consistently.
By the way I got BoardBooster for one month free when I started so I didn’t even have to shell out extra bucks to start using Board Booster and seeing these results! Just plain ole’ following the course directions.
Used Some SEO Mojo
One thing a lot of people don’t know is that Pinterest is a search engine, not a social site. That means you still have to deal with god forsaken SEO on this platform, too. I think it’s much easier than anywhere else tho since you can add so many terms people search for to a single image (if you know what you’re doing.)
Teamwork makes the dream work.
Popular saying that apparently is totally true when it comes to Pinterest. Group boards can only make you better. When you join group boards, you’re tapping into that boards following, therefore increasing your reach and upping your chance for a repin. Basically, I borrowed followers and they were re-pinning their little hearts away because I had beautiful pins.
Implementing just those four lessons into my Pinterest game plan made such a difference.
And Eden’s strategies to growing my email subbies and revenue just added to the exciting growth I’ve been able to experience in such a short period of time.
I increased my pin impressions by 2K% in 30 days. It’s not because I’m a genius. It’s because I took a course. More specifically, I took Eden’s course, Pinterest Unpuzzled, the most affordable and actionable Pinterest course out there.
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Kanani B. is the Blogging Momtrepreneur and Work at Home Mastermind. She motivates existing and aspiring momtrepreneurs to find work/life balance while still setting and achieving entrepreneurial goals. As a small business owner and mom of four that has worked from home for several years, Kanani decided to start blogging about the work at home life and how to be a thriving momtrepreneur on her blog, mamasaidhustle.com. She’s wild about Pinterest and has recently started helping mom bosses use Pinterest to grow their businesses organically. You can grab some of her free Canva templates to help your Pinterest images show up and show out here!