Thoughts on Pinterest as Traffic source
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August 20, 2020 at 7:43 am #3022922
@David What are your views on Pinterest as traffic source. Blogging market get ton of traffic from pinterest.
August 20, 2020 at 7:43 am #3022937
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.
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.
August 20, 2020 at 7:43 am #3023034
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….
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!).
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.
Hope this helps.
August 20, 2020 at 7:43 am #3023136
Thanks @Rob Dyer I will look into both of them.
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