Last week, I shared that Pinterest is the number one driver of traffic to my blog. I promised that I’d share more about using Pinterest to grow your blog and since I keep my promises, for Blogger Tip Tuesday, we’re going to talk about Pinterest.
If you’re like me (up until a few months ago, anyway) and have never thought much about using Pinterest to grow your blog, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is. It takes patience of course, but actually coming up with a strategy isn’t that hard.
So I highlighted this picture to show you that I use a few group boards on Pinterest. Essentially a group board is just what it sounds like — a board that is shared by a number of people. Everyone who is a “member” of the group can post to that board — it’s a great way to share your blog posts to a greater audience. And it’s an awesome place to find interesting content.
When I first started using Pinterest, I just would pin my blog post to a board for my blog posts. I thought that was a genius idea. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t. No one really paid much attention to that board and while I still have it, I don’t usually pin my blog posts to it. I do however, pin my blog posts to each of the group boards and I’ve dramatically increased the traffic to my blog from Pinterest from that.
So, how do you join a group board? The first step is finding a group board that you are interested in joining. Each board has it’s own requirements for joining. Usually you’ll have to follow the host and send them some sort of message requesting to join the board. That’s it!
I’m still learning about using Pinterest, but joining and contributing to group boards is a great way to increase your blog reach. If you are interested in using Pinterest to grow your blog, you may want to give it a shot!
How do you use Pinterest to help grow your blog?