Hey guys! This week has been a little bit crazy in between teaching classes, filming this weeks video early and trying not to succumb to this cold I feel coming on - Urgh! But I am looking forward to a few days at my parents house over Easter, if the weather is good I am thinking yoga photos on the beach! By the way, how is it April already?
So today I wanted to share with you a few tips on how to use Pinterest to increase your blog traffic. I know many of my readers are fellow healthy living bloggers but if you have a business of your own and are looking to drive traffic to your website then hopefully these few tips will help.
Firstly, a little run down on stats - The top social network (for me) for driving traffic is of course Facebook - 33.33% of sessions (stats from Google Analytics) are driven from my Facebook page or people sharing my posts on Facebook (thank YOU if you do share, it helps a lot!). However just behind Facebook is Pinterest at 30.51%. Yes this surprised me too! But if you think about it - people do love a good quaility image - just think about how popular Instagram is. So here are a few tips to get your started increasing your traffic via Pinterest.
1. Make your post pinnable. If you don't do so already always create an image which represents your blog post and which you can use to pin to boards. You can also so easily install a Pin button which appears when you hover over your photo, this encourages people to Pin your picture to a board and therefore share your post.
2. Create an engaging image. Readers love instructional images such as that found on my Four Steps to Side Crow post. This image stands alone and thus engages the reader which leads to a lot of re-pinning (YAY!).
3. Pin to group boards. What is a group board you ask? Well I didn't know what it was until recently either! I was doing some serious stalking (read fan girling) of a fellow yoga blogger and I discovered that there are group boards. This means that people are invited (or you ask nicely) to be able to pin on a board for me my favourite group board is Yoga Favourites.
4. Brand your image. A simple watermark is a great thing to put onto your photo, not only does it mean that people are less likely to claim your image as their own but it's a great way to get yourself and your brand seen.
Happy pinning! Please do let me know if you found these tips useful. I am learning as I am going as I grow my business and my brand.
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