Here is a heads up if you're looking to increase your page views.
In the last 24 hours, Pinterest has been the source of over 1,100 visitors to my Hubpage along with nearly 3,400 in the last week.
They've sent nearly 50,000 visitors overall. What is so amazing about it is that the incoming visits could be coming from Pinterest posts from years ago. Pinterest just keeps giving and giving and giving.
Tweets have a shelf life of seconds for producing any activity. Facebook activity usually has a shelf life of a day or maybe two. But one Pinterest image can last for years and years because Pinners keep sharing it! Even if your image gets you only 10 visitors a day, that daily rate can result in 10,000 over time until it explodes to 1,000 in a single day as has happened to me today.
You just have to keep posting images there, OR MORE IMPORTANTLY, inviting people to post to Pinterest for you from your own website. Sooner or later a "winner" that people like could catch fire as has happened for me today, years after I first invited my readers to Pin my now free book to Pinterest.
If you've got an interesting photo that creates interest, you could score faster than I have.
I don't know which image has turned into the actual hot Pinterest photo that has resulted in this explosion. It could be a recent visitor to my site who Pinned it or it could just be from an older Pinned image. In either case, it's all good!
I have to agree that Pinterest provides many visitors to my hubs...not thousands but they come in second after G.
Here is an update, the last 2-3 days the 24-hour count has gone up to over 1,500 visits - in fact at this moment it's exactly 1,600. No idea how long it will remain there.
In any case, the long term benefits of Pinterest shouldn't be overlooked. In recent months Pinterest has sent anywhere from 150 to 300 visits a day prior to this recent increase.
In the interest of accuracy, 1,262 of the visitors are from Pinterest in the last 24 hours.
Given the focus on Pinterest, I reckon a pictorial contribution to the discussion is appropriate:
Create MFP images - mine regularly go viral on Pinterest and it means you can get your audience to work for you and repeat your success over and over.
It is tempting to satirise this page and that was my intention with the gulls.
But I reckon if WryLit is going to run together natural birth with quack cures for cancer, it is sort of out of the range of mild humour.
I don't know what to say, really. I'll just settle for a sigh.
There is actually a mallard in that pic, which is entirely intentional. I can tell you it was tough getting those birds to pose...
Anyway, here is another Pinterest friendly comment:
Was interesting to read, thanks. I like Pinterest and use it quite often
Generally Pinterest for fashion marketing and its is image sharing site. Today most of cosmetic accessories, makeup accessories, and so many products like nail polish, lipsticks, eyebrow, eyeliner etc..
You can generate maximum revenue on cosmetic product, and you can also promote your pins, set Pinterest analytics so easily determine which pin is more repined and liked. Create attractive board which help you to gain visitors and Daily follow 30-40 boards which have many followers and many pins.
My site have daily 150 visitors from pinterest but its maximum bounce so kindly share those pin who looking for people.
I've never had any luck drawing traffic from Pinterest, I guess I'm not pinning the kind of stuff that users there are looking for.
I still use my Pinterest account but it's mostly for my own amusement, saving pix of cool movie/TV/comic book/rock n roll/pop culture junk.
Wow, this is great information, thank you for inspiration. Pinterest did drive a large amount of readers to my previous website, but I wasn't even using it - readers would just pin the images.
So maybe I should try it again, or simply post interesting enough images so that readers would be encouraged to share them themselves. Thank you for taking time to share this useful advice.
Totally true. I use it for exactly nothing else and it absolutely drives traffic. I still get people pinning images from stuff I wrote three years ago.
My traffic from Pinterest had slowed down to 200 to 100+ a day for a month or so, but today it's back to 1,169 visits! The previous six days shows about 1,900. Most of that might have come in a single day, maybe yesterday?
So get your Pinterest images out there! You never know when one of more of them will pay off long after you or someone else posted it.
by Cheeky Kid2 years ago
Okay, so I've been using Pinterest for quite some time now but I still kinda find it confusing. Do you like just pin a photo there and expect visitors, or should you put something like "click this" on the...
by Billie Kelpin21 months ago
The picture showing Queen Elizabeth and Michelle Obama with their arms around each other is ubiquitous on the web. I have a blog paralleling President Obama's First 100 Days in Office and our 100 days of being...
by Eugene Brennan4 months ago
I've done this on a few hubs. Maybe it's a good idea because if someone does an image search, the photo with text relevant to the content of the hub can stand out amongst the competition.What do you think?
by Susannah Birch4 years ago
I posted this a year or so ago, but I thought I'd repost for those who were interested in drawing Pinterest traffic. Using this method my highest pinned hub has around 43,000 pins, with my second highest being around...
by Sherry Hewins18 months ago
I started a Pinterest account about two years ago. I pinned some of my hubs, without much hope of getting anything out of it. Now Pinterest is running a close second to Google in my traffic sources. Have you tried...
by Christin Sander2 years ago
I know, we should write for both and I do, but the majority of my traffic comes from social media and lately I've stopped honestly caring about trying to figure out what Google wants. My highest ranking hubs for...
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