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  • Thoughts on Pinterest as Traffic source

     Kriti Dutta updated 1 year, 1 month ago 3 Members · 7 Posts
  • Kriti Dutta

    Member
    August 20, 2020 at 7:43 am

    @David What are your views on Pinterest as traffic source. Blogging market get ton of traffic from pinterest.

  • David Risley

    Administrator
    August 20, 2020 at 9:34 am

    It can be a good traffic source. Not so much for me, but I also don’t really work it. In really visual niches (and especially ones dominated by females), Pinterest can work really well.

  • Rob Dyer

    Member
    August 25, 2020 at 9:22 am

    I have a travel planning site (www.therealjapan.com) and travel is a very visual niche.

    So I started a Pinterest profile early on and it rapidly became one of my best traffic source on social media.

    It’s usually in the Top 1 or 2 for traffic sources.

    I also invite all followers to subscribe to my email list and that puts a few on every month.

    It’s also a platform that encourages users to share pins, so it has the potential for some content to go viral with virtually little hands on.

    I have 10.5K followers – the largest of all my social channels.

    The demographic for Pinterest users is also at the top for disposable income, professional positions etc. So it depends on if it and its audience are a good match for you and your business.

    I current use Tailwind (small monthly subscription) to schedule posts to my 30+ boards.

    https://www.pinterest.co.uk/TheRealJapan/

  • Kriti Dutta

    Member
    August 26, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Nice @Rob Dyer as a beginner I too want to use pinterest as my traffic source. Can you please elaborate or tell me guides (links on youtube or blog posts or course) you used for your pinterest strategy when you were beginner? In my country, I can’t run ads on pinterest so I have to rely on organic visual traffic on pinterest. That’s why I need a reliable guide for my pinterest strategy….

  • Rob Dyer

    Member
    August 28, 2020 at 4:47 am

    You’re welcome Kriti.

    When I started I spent some time researching online and then started by implementing this strategy (the guy presenting is ‘unconventional’ but he knows his online marketing!).

    https://youtu.be/l-1tH-Dts1Y

    I expect it might broadly still work as a getting started technique.

    I then went on to do a course by Melyssa Griffin called Pinfinate Growth. That was a few years ago when there was a lot less about Pinterest marketing than there is now.

    I see she still runs it. The price has gone up and I don’t know what the content is these days but it might be worth a look – if only to compare with other options.

    https://growwithmel.com/pinfinitegrowth/enroll/

    Hope this helps.

  • Rob Dyer

    Member
    August 28, 2020 at 4:48 am

    I should add, I’ve never run ads on Pinterest.

    It’s the most hands-off social platform I know that drives loads of traffic.

  • Kriti Dutta

    Member
    August 31, 2020 at 2:59 am

    Thanks @Rob Dyer I will look into both of them.

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