I am by far no claimed Pinterest expert, just a normal blogger who occasionally makes a pin and gets one or two referrals from the site.
This March I set myself the goal of making a couple of pins daily and pinning them to a variety of boards to try and increase my traffic.
This is how my journey went:
It was my second day of trying to gain views from Pinterest, I wasn’t expecting any results at this point as I’d only made around 4 pins. Then from the time I went to put my washing from the machine to the tumble dryer I had gained 40 views, all referred from Pinterest. This was my EUREKA moment of I’m not giving up on this platform, maybe I really can promote my blog on this site.
Day 3 & 4 and 5
I was trying to upload around 7 pins every evening, this was getting me roughly 2/4 referrals to my blog from Pinterest a day.
End of week one
I had managed to get 79 referrals from Pinterest which was massively up from 5 the previous week. I didn’t think I would see any difference from using Pinterest so I was shocked to be seeing some results so soon.
I had only gone and pretty much doubled my referrals from the last week, I was up to 142. I was still trying to make 7+ pins per day and I was manually pinning these to 20+ boards each.
In week three things were sitting at pretty much the same point as the previous week with 145 referrals to my site. All I wanted was to keep this up as if I could get 145 extra referrals each week that would add up to a whopping almost 600 per month!
This week BLEW my mind, literally.
I got 453 referrals from Pinterest, in one week, I couldn’t believe that Pinterest could do this. I’d heard that other bloggers had success with the site but I never thought it would help me, but it has.
The overall number of referrals I received in March from Pinterest was 840 which is up 839 from 1 referral the previous month.
Now let me tell you, I’m still no pro at Pinterest, I haven’t taken a course or spent any money doing this. All it took was for me to dedicate a little bit of my time every day to creating pins on canva and manually pinning. If I can do this then so can you, my top tip is to not give up, keep using Pinterest and you will get there!
I also have a blog post on 44 of the best Pinterest group boards to add your pins.
Does Pinterest work for you?