How to increase traffic to your blog by using Pinterest. These tips and tricks will help you increase traffic to your blog or business in no time. These tricks helped me increase my blog traffic by over 300% in just two weeks. These helpful hints will have you wishing you had learned them long ago. In this post you will learn how to optimize your pinterest profile, increase traffic to your blog and you....

How To Increase Traffic Using Pinterest

So you want to increase traffic? Pinterest is the best free growth tool when it comes to blogging. I have been using Pinterest for years but I just recently started using it in all of the right ways.

I have grown my blog’s traffic by thousands of unique viewers in just a few days.

Growing your traffic using Pinterest is super easy, and free. It does not get much better than that.

There are a few ways to increase your traffic using Pinterest and in this post I am going to discuss some of the ones that have brought my blog the most traffic.

Plus there is a free printable workbook that goes along with this post just scroll to the bottom if you want to grab that first!

Enabling Rich Pins

Enabling rich pins will give pins from your website more credibility. Rich pins show your websites title and favicon under the photo which gives them a more professional and polished look which increases the chances that someone will save it to their boards and check out your website.

Click here to see a board full of rich pins. 

Here is the base of a rich pin.

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You can see that it has my sites favicon and that it says “Smart and Simplistic.”

Enabling rich pins also increases the likely hood that Pinterest will show your post at the top of a search. Pinterest is a search engine so they try to show the best content not the most recent. Pinterest sees rich pins as pins that are better than normal pins and is much more likely to share them. Enabling rich pins will increase traffic to your website there is no question about it.

To enable rich pins you sign into Pinterest and go to the rich pin validator 0r click here.

Once you are there you type in your websites address and click “Validate”

If Pinterest did not find any problems with your page then a screen will pop up saying, “Your pin’s have been validated” then you just click “apply now” and another pop up will come up with your website domain and html tags and click “apply now again.

Then boom! Increased traffic.

Easy peezy lemon squeezy.

Changing Your Name

Changing your name on Pinterest is so minor yet it will increase traffic? How? because when you have a name that also says what you do it is more likely to catch someones eye.

The perfect name on Pinterest says who you are and what you do.

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This tells people exactly what they are getting when they follow me which you can do by clicking here. They are going to get blogging tips and information about entrepreneurship. So if someone is stumbling through Pinterest looking for tips about blogging and sees my name they are much more likely to come check out whats going on in my boards.

To change your name just go to your profile and click the edit profile button in the top right hand corner.

Enhancing Your Bio

Inhancing your biography on Pinterest will increase traffic in the same ways that changing your name will. It makes your page more likely to attract readers who are looking for what you offer.

An ideal Pinterest biography says what you do so once again pinners know what they are getting. This way the followers you get want to see your blog posts and pins.

Here is my whole Pinterest Biography:

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It says what I do so bloggers know when they come to my page that I am going to help them turn their blogs into a profitable business.

Changing your bio is much like changing your name, you just go to your profile and click the edit profile button in the top right hand corner.

Just like I said earlier Pinterest is a search engine so it optimizes certain accounts as better. The better accounts get more of their posts featured. One way to get Pinterest to see your account as better than others is to pin new things often.

Do not just pin anything though pin things that relate to your blog or business. For example if you are a food blogger things like recipe pins and kitchen tools pins. This will increase the amount of time your posts come up when people search for food related things.

When I say pin a lot I mean I aim to pin 60  – 80 things a day.

You need to be active in order to get Pinterest to see you as one of those great accounts.

Hope that this helps you increase traffic like it has for me!


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  • Karla Leal

    I’m so glad I found this! Thank you for all the helpful tips. I can’t wait to start using them 🙂

    • You are so welcome! come back and let me know how this works for you!

  • Shelby Howell

    This helped SO much! Doing rich pins right now! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Shelby //

    • Rich pins help so much! So glad you enjoyed. Let me know how your growth goes!

  • I have read so many bloggers bragging about how much traffic they get from pinterest and my website only get 2 visits from pinterest. I tried your tips, I hope this will help me pins get more re-pins and views. Thanks for sharing this post!

    • I hope these tips help. Another thing I have found super helpful is following people within my target audience. I go and follow people who are bloggers and people with small business because I know that my blog would be helpful to them if they follow me back. I also only pin stuff that is within my blogs niche so people only follow me if they are interested in my niche. It doesn’t happen overnight always with these tips sometimes it does take a month or two but they will help with time I am sure!

  • Kim S

    thank you!!! I will implement a lot of these right now!

  • Shani Ogden

    I’ve been working on using Pinterest more for my blog. I need to get the rich pins going and to pin more consistently and I’m sure I’ll see increased traffic. Thanks for the info!

  • Danielle Alexandra

    I love these tips! I will definitely start to to try these strategies! 🙂

  • Thank you so much for these tips. I’m planning to really focus on Pinterest over the next months, so these came in super handy.

    Emma |

  • Shelby Howell

    You did a post about enabling rich pins and I swear I got SO much more traffic. So helpful!

    Shelby //

  • Great tips, lovely lady! Using a name and bio that help establish your brand is such a great piece of advice. Keep up the great work over here and live unstoppable!.

  • Shannon Marie

    Great tips! Thanks so much!!

  • Aly

    Rich pins are a must…totally agree with your tips!

  • Your instructions look super easy. I’m going to go in and make my pins rich pins. Thanks

  • Ailie Wallace

    Some great tips here. Can’t wait to try them!

  • Kristin Marquet

    Yes, great tips for newbies to Pinterest. Love it.

  • Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons

    Great tips, I hadn’t really been concentrating on Pinterest-but clearly I should be!

  • edifymeblog

    Thanks! Very helpful information.

  • Jessica Kelly

    So would you recommend making a completely different Pinterest account, separate from your personal one? I have been on Pinterest since the beginning and have a *ton* of followers, and since I am just now working on getting my blog up and running (been researching, writing, and planning it for months!) I wasn’t sure if I needed a new Pinterest account.

    • It is probably due to the fact that you are on mobile. I will try and fix that. Yes I would reccomend that. Trying to use your personal Pinterest will not connect you with your target audience for your blog. However, it is okay to repin your pins from your blog onto your personal Pinterest from your blogs Pinterest account.

  • Jessica Kelly

    Also, I can’t seem to find the workbook link, maybe it’s because I’m mobile?

  • Anna Pope

    Hi there! I absolutely love this post, as well as the one on how to make it as a blogger and develop an income from blogging. I’ve been using Pinterest for quite a while now as well, however didn’t start using it for my blog until yesterday when I read this post. How do you make your pins so uniform in their appearance? I would love your help!

  • Jen|FoggyMomBrain

    Thank you so much! Very helpful in getting more out of my Pinterest! New blogger looking to make some extra income as I am a stay at home mom.

  • Lisa Mingo

    Taylor is your Pinterest account a personal one or a business one?

    • Business account, this allows me to see more analytics and information about my posts.