How to Use Pinterest to Increase Blog Views

It seems like everyone is talking about Pinterest, but it is very hit and miss. I’ve seen people claiming it’s bringing thousands of views to their blog and others are struggling to get off the ground. It is hard to grow, but Pinterest is less about your followers, as you don’t need millions to succeed.

In all fairness I’m not a Pinterest expert. At the time of writing I have 205.5k Monthly Unique Viewers and Pinterest tends to be my highest traffic source. In this post I’m just going to go through what I do in order to increase that number. I’m not promising that this is going to work miracles, but it might be worth a shot.

Use It

This one might seem like common sense, but I’ve found that the more time pinning pays off. I find myself scrolling through Pinterest quite a lot and pinning different images to my boards. If I have a spare few minutes, I’ll always have a scroll and a pin and that’ll be throughout the day. It doesn’t need to be for hours. If you struggle with having time to use it then you can use Tailwind to get a queue set up that posts throughout the day for you. I’ve not taken to it, but I’ve seen a lot of people recommend it saying it works for them.

Upload Your Content

Every time I publish a blog post, I upload the photos linked back to the post. This is the easiest way to get your content out there, and it’s easy to get to the post. I leave the title as the blog post title, as Pinterest works as a search engine, so it’s best to not get too complicated. For the description I use a few keywords of what’s in the photo, or what the blog post is about.

Group Boards

Group boards are what got my account started. I used to have a girly/ pink theme and from that I got invited to a few group boards which I joined and slipped a few of my own pictures in there that got started to get clicks. There are a lot of group boards out there, but I think they’re all invite only. I got my invites from Twitter, if someone tweeted saying they were making a group board I’d politely ask to join. It’s a brilliant way of finding new bloggers and a way of getting your content out there. You can always make you own and invite a lot of other people to it.

In one of my group boards there are 2,403 followers, so that’s a lot of extra people seeing the content.

Pin to Multiple Boards

As well as repinning your content to the group boards add it to your existing boards that are relevant. I have a board dedicated to my blog and Instagram content, and every once in a while I’ll repin to my Beauty board or other relevant board. I tend to notice an increase on the interaction whenever I do this, as the picture will come up at the top of your feed and your followers feed again.

Keep Board Names Simple

A while ago it seemed like there was a trend to put spaces in between the letters on board titles. I did it and my monthly views slowly decreased and got lower and lower. It may have looked pretty, but it’s not practical for a search engine. Board names are best to be simple, and I’ve kept to key words and one word where possible.

Fill Out Your Profile

By this I mean your ‘About Me’ section. I’ve filled mine with keywords that people are likely to search for, this just helps your profile to show up in searches which is never a bad thing. I’ve only included relevant ones that explain what my blog is about and what people can expect from my pins. It’s all about explaining your content.

Business Account

First of all it’s free and easy to do, so it’s definitely worth it. From a business account you get access to rich pins, which help a lot. This means when you upload a pin it’ll fill out the title. You can also pay for Ad’s which I’ve not done, but it’s another way to get your content out there. Considering I’ve put this last, it’s probably the most important. If there’s one thing you take away from this post, it’s this.

Well I think thats everything! I hope this post has been helpful to you in someway.

Do you like using Pinterest?

Thank you for reading!

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73 responses to “How to Use Pinterest to Increase Blog Views”

  1. Jess says:

    I made it one of my goals for 2019 to start using Pinterest for my blog and actually understand how to use it so this post has helped me SO much! Thankyou for sharing this!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

  2. Morgie says:

    I seriously need to crack Pinterest! I love it so much and I know it works amazingly for some people! This is a great post. x

  3. Lucy Cole says:

    Such a handy post! I’ve definitely found just being active on there can make a big difference!

    Lucy | http://www.lucy-cole.co.uk

  4. I really need to use Pinterest more to be honest! It’s the one platform I really neglect!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

  5. This is really good timing for me. Start using/ figure out Pinterest has been a goal of mine for a few months now but decided to take it more seriously this year. Still trying to figure out how to grow so I’ll definitely take these tips on board x

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

  6. Jordan says:

    This is actually one of my Blog Resolutions this year to start using Pinterest, so you’ve definitely giving me some idea as to where to start! 🙂

    Jordan x || Darling Jordan

  7. Kayla Jayne says:

    I’ve literally spent ages this afternoon looking for a post like this! I’m *trying* to find out how to use Pinterest to help grow my blog, and this post is perfect! Thank you!!

  8. Carly says:

    I really need to use Pinterest more, this post has been really helpful! Thank you!

  9. I used to be sooooo active on Pinterest and pinning every single day. I have not been as good lately but it used to drive good traffic to my blog!

  10. Bethany Jane says:

    This is a really helpful post, thank you so much for sharing it! I’ve had Pinterest for a while but I’ve never really known what I’m doing on there so my interest comes and goes. This has given me lots of great advice though, so I’ll definitely be getting back into it this year and seeing if it can help push my views up. Thanks!

    Beth x | http://www.adventureandanxiety.com

  11. Hannah says:

    I really needed to read this thank you! I’ve never been able to increase my traffic through Pinterest so this is really going to help.

    Han, xo | http://www.safehavenanonymousletters.co.uk

  12. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been using pinterest a lot lately. This has been very helpful!

  13. I’ve literally tried to comment so many times but it keeps losing connection! Anyway what I’ve been trying to say is my blog views have gone down a lot last year and I really want to increase it again – using all social media so I’ve bookmarked this page!

    Ellyn xx | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

  14. Sarah Dean says:

    Great post! I’m a bit obsessed with Pinterest and can easily fall down a long pinning hole sometimes! It’s just so addictive.

    I’m also a fan of Tailwind as find scheduling pins to post at “optimal” times seems to work. I definitely notice a drop in Pinterest views when I get lazy about it…

    Off to check out your page now. Here’s mine if you fancy checking it out – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/MoreThanGreens/ xx

    • luxuryblush says:

      Yeah it can be very easy to fall into the pinning all the time mindset haha! It’s a great platform. That’s a good point, scheduling can help a lot, but not posting seems to decrease really quickly. Thank you xx

  15. Elle says:

    I just got a business account a couple days ago. I haven’t ordered my Pinterest in a while. Do you make use of board sections? I think I cut my main boards down by half but I don’t know if that’s a good thing for views. My blog covers are also landscape which makes them tiny on Pinterest.

    • luxuryblush says:

      I hope it helps you, I think a business account is so helpful! With the board sections, I tend to pick the most suitable one. I’m not too sure if the amount of boards makes a difference or not. I just have boards for what I want if that makes sense xx

  16. Very useful info! Can’t really get my timing right for pinning in Pinterest but if it makes such a difference I guess i’ll have to start ASAP!

    Marta & Max | https://www.connectedhorizons.co.uk

  17. Fantastic post & really informative! Pinterest has been my best source for views, especially after my rebrand – I’m a pinterest addict anyway so it sort of pays haha x

    http://www.rebeccaellis.co

  18. Love these tips! I’m trying to focus more on Pinterest for this new year xx

    Beauty & Colour | Vegan Fashion + Lifestyle Blog

  19. Annie says:

    Very helpful post! I find myself either too much in the Pinterest or not all. Whenever I do regularly post’s my engagement increases and then I forget about the Pinterest for a while and then start using it again. Need to be more active there Xx

    http://www.mybeautysilence.com

  20. Allie Mackin says:

    You know I use to do many of these things. And then when all the emphasis shifted to IG I kind of stepped away from using Pinterest. But I have been thinking of getting back in to it. Thanks for the tips!

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

  21. Kiran says:

    I have been trying to use Pinterest more and more, and I actually really like it, I feel like it sets itself apart from Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat because it is not constantly changing and stays true to itself (hopefully I haven’t jinxed it). Great tips, these are really helpful Hannah, will definitely be switching my account to a Business one now, thanks for sharing, hope you are having a great start to the year! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • luxuryblush says:

      I’m glad you really like it! Haha, I know what you mean. It’s something different which is great. Thank you so much, I’m glad you found this helpful Thank you, and the same to you xx

  22. Kara says:

    I’ve started using Pinterest more recently so thank you for the tips! Uploading a photo with a link to a new blog post is something I’ve started doing and I’ve already seen an increase in blog views. Joining group boards is a great idea and something I’ll likely do this year.

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

    • luxuryblush says:

      I hope you’re liking it, and no problem! Yes, it helps a lot, I’m glad you’re seeing the benefits already. Yeah, they’re great and it’s a way to find other bloggers too!xx

  23. Great tips! I really need to remember to pin my blog posts to Pinterest. I always forget to do it! Group boards are so helpful. I need to join more xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.co.uk

  24. I use Pinterest almost every day and I’ve never thought to use it to increase blog views. Bookmarking this post and definitely going to try each thing you’ve mentioned and see if my blog views go up.

    Thanks for sharing, this is so helpful!

    Fran | http://www.franciscarockey.co.uk

  25. Bexa says:

    This is the most perfect post for me to read right now! I really want to start understanding Pinterest for blogging more this year so thank you for sharing your valuable tips. I think I need to pin more often and tidy up my boards. Wow, 205.5k Monthly Unique Viewers is amazing, your advice must work!! Brilliant post and well done on your Pinterest success <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  26. I’ve heard how Pinterest can be so valuable for blog views. I use Pinterest but I honestly haven’t seen much benefits from it and only use it because I really enjoy it tbh! I find it difficult to understand how to utilise it for blog views. These are great tips though – I do a few of them! xxx

  27. Julia says:

    I’ve been pretty active on Pinterest over 2018, but I think I’ve been neglecting group boards! I need to get back onto that because I used to find them really helpful for getting my blog out there more.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  28. Nina says:

    This is such a helpful post. I will defintely use your tips for my Pinterst. xx

    Nina’s Style Blog

  29. Radi says:

    I really like pinterest. It’s fun and also inspiring, just like instagram.
    Lovely tips!

    http://www.fashionradi.com

  30. Izzy says:

    Really cool post! I’ve never used Pinterest so this post really helped me learn 🤙🏻

  31. I literally forget to use my pinterest! I just can’t remember to use it when I’ve got Twitter and Instagram to do too haha but I have heard so many people find it really does bring views to their blogs so I need to get back into using it! xx

    http://www.iridescentplaces.com

  32. pinterest has always been kind of hit or miss for me! I love the platform for inspiration but when it comes to getting traffic from it, it’s pretty lackluster so far! I’m hoping these tips will help, thanks so much for posting them!

  33. I feel like Pinterest is such a wonderful tool!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

  34. Amelia says:

    Love this post Hannah! I’ve been trying to be a lot more active on Pinterest lately so all of these tips are so helpful! xx

  35. Glowyshoes says:

    I’ve never een able to wrap my head around how pinterest works so i just don’t bkther anymore but with your tips, i will try

    Glowyshoe’s blog

  36. Pinterest was one of the best things that I ever focused on for blogging. I actually started my first blog based off of content I found on Pinterest. It has been my number one travel source on every blog I have worked on, and it is amazing for inspiration. Great post!

    Ashlee | http://www.maybeafterbrunch.com

  37. Kate says:

    These tips are incredibly helpful! Thank you so much for sharing! I use Pinterest a little bit to promote my blog, but reading this I realise there’s so much more I can do to utilise it more, going to give these all a go asap! 😀

    http://www.violetdaffodils.com
    xx

  38. Aaliyah Hunt says:

    I’ve always struggled to really understand how I can use Pinterest for my blog as I don’t find it gets me that many blog views but I’m definitely going to be using these points! Great post x

  39. Paula says:

    Towards the end of last year I was using pinterest a lot and started to get a lot of monthly unique viewers, however I have stopped now as work is really taking over my time but after reading this, I know that I can set aside 5 minutes here and there! xx

    https://paulamarieee.blogspot.com

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