Hey, in today’s post I’ll be showing you a step by step process on how you can promote your blog on pinterest and get mad traffic to your blog or website.
Pinterest is one of the best ways to get insane traffic to your website, and it’s a shame that so many Nigerian bloggers do not use this amazing social media.
Before we proceed, I’d like to point out that Pinterest works best for bloggers who are in the fashion, recipe or parenting niche. This is because Pinterest is quite visual like Instagram. Now this doesn’t mean that you won’t get traffic if you’re in a different niche, it just means that you need to work harder.
Now that you’re clear on that, I’ll like to give you a brief overview of what pinterest is?
Pinterest is one of the leading social media sites, where you share images called pins on a variety of topics. On pinterest you have accounts that are often focused on a single niche and they have different boards on their profile based on different topics within that niche, one can say that boards are like sub – topics.
A good example of a pinterest profile would be Topwebincome pinterest profile, go check it out now.
I’ve tried my best to give a brief description of pinterest, please do further research on it to get a more in depth definition.
So what are the best ways to drive traffic to your blog in Nigeria from pinterest?
How to drive traffic to your Blog from Pinterest in Nigeria.
- Create a Pinterest business account
- Set up your bio and include relevant keywords.
- Create 10 relevant boards
- Claim your website and set up rich pins.
- Sign up for Tailwind
- Create eye catching pins with canva
Create a pinterest business account :
One of the first things you should do if you want to drive traffic from pinterest is to sign for an account, this is pretty easy to do just head on over to pinterest.com it’s just like signing up for Facebook.
The next thing would be to sign up for a Business account, this is pretty easy to do, look up a tutorial on YouTube if you get confused. Signing up for a pinterest business account would provide you with the additional features that’ll help you grow your blog faster.
Set up your bio and include relevant keywords:
Now that you have set up your business account, the next thing would be to set up the bio on your pinterest profile, your profile is where you tell people about your blog and the kind of articles you post.
The bio should include keywords about your blog, for example if you’re in the tech niche there should be keywords like gadgets, laptops, accessories etc in your pinterest bio.
The main aim of the bio is to help your account rank high on pinterest for that niche, pinterest as you know is a search engine.
Create 10 relevant boards :
The next thing to do after setting up your bio and keywords is to create 10 relevant boards for your account, boards are just like categories on your pinterest account. Your boards can be the same names as you used in your pinterest bio, the main thing is that they are relevant to what you write about.
When you’re done creating your boards, try and pin relevant pins from other accounts first to your own boards, the reason for this is that your account being a new account may not rank immediately, repining other people’s pins will surely give you the boost to rank later.
Claim your website and set-up rich pins :
The next thing would be to claim your website on pinterest and set up rich pins as well. Claiming your website on pinterest will help pinterest tie your website to your account, this means that whenever your url is pasted on pinterest the algorithm automatically knows that the account belongs to you.
Here is a video on how to claim your url on pinterest :
Here is a video on how to set up rich pins on your account :
Claiming your website on pinterest will definitely help you get insane amounts of traffic to your website.
Sign up for tailwind :
This is the most important step in this process, signing up for tailwind is a must if you want to succeed on pinterest.
Tailwind is an online software that helps you schedule posts for pinterest, it also helps you join tribes which are like Facebook groups that help you drive thousands of visitors to your website.
Here is a video on how tailwind works :
Tailwind helps you post pins on your boards at the times when your audience is most active and online, it analyzes your account to grab the data that helps it achieve this. Tailwind tribes helps you link up with members of your community that’ll repin your pins to their boards in turn driving loads of traffic to your site.
Tailwind is very cheap and affordable, I have used their services and truly recommend them. It is a worthy investment and if you sign up for the service now, you get a whole month for free to try out the service.
Related : How to start a website for less than 10,000 naira a year.
Create eye catching pins on canva :
Now that your profile is all set up, the next thing would be to create eye catching pins on canva.
Canva is a free online tool, that helps you to create beautiful images online, you can also create pins on canva with their free and available templates.
There are loads of free videos on YouTube that teach you how to create a pins with canva but I highly recommend that you watch this one :
Its the best video on how to create pins with canva.
Pinterest is an Amazing platform that will help you up your blogging game. The best thing is that the majority of the visitors on the site are American so adsense will definitely pay higher if you drive traffic from pinterest.
If you have any questions on pinterest, drop a comment below. I respond immediately.