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I Have Three Viral Hubs Per Week...

  1. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 4 years ago

    ...and every single one of them is because of using an MFP.

    On average now, I see (at least) 3 different hubs go viral (which can vary from 100 to 500 extra visits, sometimes more) each week. All of these views come from Pinterest. Not from me, but from visitors who pin my MFPs to their own boards and have enough interested followers to get it reshared multiple times.

    If you're not using them yet and want to avoid being totally reliant on Google... worth starting!

    1. Good Guy profile image93
      Good Guyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I pinned every hub of mine, but my traffic has not increased.

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You're not using any Made For Pinterest images smile

        1. Good Guy profile image93
          Good Guyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Made For Pinterest images?  What is that, can you teach me?

          1. WryLilt profile image87
            WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I have a hub on it on my profile smile

            1. Good Guy profile image93
              Good Guyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks.  Just read it. From my understanding there is no special MFP pictures, but we create a high quality picture preferably with caption and quality editing.  Am I on the right track? 
              You are simply awesome with website knowledge.

              1. WryLilt profile image87
                WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Yes essentially, but it needs to be a caption that makes users want to both save it AND click.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I have been pinning mine and at times I get a lot of extra views., not quite as well as you seem to be doing though.

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Higher Google traffic usually converts to higher pins. But I did my first pin over a year ago now, so it's been increasing with time.

        The more MFPs that are sitting around on Pinterest, the more chance people will see them and repin them smile

    3. davidlivermore profile image87
      davidlivermoreposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I pin all of my hubs, though I know not all of them are MFP images.  But I am working towards that with my hubs.  Some of them that are MFP are helping increase my traffic, though.

    4. younghopes profile image82
      younghopesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You are simply awesome WryLit, i have really learnt so much from you not just about MFP but also about your amazon sales hub too. i would be happy if you could please review one of my sales hub and let me know if i am doing anything wrong here please. Can i post a link here to my hub?

    5. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      WryLilt:  As I have mentioned before, I now use MFP photos on every hub and have gone back through most of my hubs to add more.  While I am not getting a handful of repins and a very small number of additional views, success has been limited.  I think what is missing here is that most of us do not have your ability to "tease" the audience.  Also, your topics are fairly specific to young mothers, etc...so topic, I think, matters also.  Furthermore, the artful way you work your photos really attracts the eye.  However, I have tried some of these techniques and yet....Everybody here needs to take a look at your MFP articles to see what I'm talking about.  You are exceptionally good at this, that is for sure.

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You need to play with Picmonkey more and experiment. Your text looks like an after thought. Pinterest likes photos, not big bright boxes of colour.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Wrylilt:  I have been trying to work on that.  I do use Picmonkey a lot but I find that the wording on photos does not show up well on hubs unless I make the letters bigger. I try to use larger photos when I can, but not all of them are like that.  Today I went through every single hub and updated those that I could.  I try to match the wording with the hub, which I assume I am supposed to do?  I have cut way back on framing, so we'll see if this goes better.  This just seems an endless, fruitless task right now!  Yesterday I got  four Pinterest views!

    6. helene_c profile image69
      helene_cposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks so much WryLilt - this is great advice. I updated on of my hubs yesterday with a MFP image and pinned it and had over 80 views overnight. Amazing!

      I already use Pinterest a lot, so I am going to start focusing on Hubs on topics that are popular on Pinterest (making sure they are google friendly and quality too).

      You have such a wealth of knowledge. And great to see another Aussie!

    7. lorlie6 profile image87
      lorlie6posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi WryLilt! 
      You've always had such a wealth of knowledge-it is truly remarkable and I am suitably awestruck!
      Anyhoo,  I have never heard of MFP, and dear Lord, I spend most of my time these days on Pinterest. 
      I'm currently off to your profile to read up on this mysterious bringer of success-viral hubs are unknown to me-so far!
      Many thanks, my old friend,
      Laurel

    8. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I went into my hubs, reworked a lot of my pix, posted a bunch of them on Pinterest and am starting to get some views.  Nothing viral, but nonetheless views...so it is starting to work for me!  Thanks.

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I think some of your biggest issues are:

        1. Your text is too small. Choose images with big spaces you can use, and use it. On Pinterest, you want people to be able to read the text easily on the feed.
        2. Your text looks like a late addition. Work with the shape of the picture, curve your text around it, work with the same colours.

    9. Hikapo profile image83
      Hikapoposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Wrylilt, I have been getting some pins now. Your MFP tutorial really helped. Thank you for helping!

    10. DzyMsLizzy profile image93
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      From what I've read/understand about Pinterest, there are concerns about losing control of your copyrights...so i don't/won't use it.... if that's costing me, oh well...it will save me from copyright battles down the road.

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Pretty sure we had this discussion previously and I explained all the reasons your copyright is fine.

        1. livewithrichard profile image83
          livewithrichardposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Yes.. if you use an image that has a creative commons license or free to use license and allows derivatives, then when you take that image and put a catchy slogan on it, it becomes a derivative of the original image and will avoid any copyright issues.

        2. Marisa Wright profile image95
          Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Wasn't there an issue that when an image got repinned, the license or copyright information disappeared?

          1. WryLilt profile image87
            WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Ah yes. This is why I always use free images that don't require attribution.

    11. New Understanding profile image85
      New Understandingposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks WryLilt.  I love reading your great advise!  I've adjusted some of my hubs with MFP's and re-pinned them with a teaser....hope I did it right!!  I'm looking forward to seeing what happens (hope to do the rest tomorrow)

  2. vespawoolf profile image95
    vespawoolfposted 4 years ago

    One of my Hubs went viral from Pinterest this week, as well! I'm very pleased. :   )

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good job!

    2. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good job!

  3. pattygayle profile image88
    pattygayleposted 4 years ago

    Might I ask, what is an MFP?

  4. brakel2 profile image86
    brakel2posted 4 years ago via iphone

    Made for Pinterest image that you put on your hub for pinning to Pinterest.

  5. ossmedia profile image61
    ossmediaposted 4 years ago

    Great tips @WryLilt   I will definitely work over it .

  6. kansasyarn profile image83
    kansasyarnposted 4 years ago

    I learned something new in this forum today!  Thanks for sharing the information in your hub.  It was very educational.  I'm going to give MFPs a try!

  7. WriteAngled profile image89
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    I had a Squidoo lens go "viral" through Pinterest. I got 42 views in one day, and no more after that.

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I've uploaded this to Pinterest with a link back to your article. Feel free to add it.

      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8187988_f248.jpg

      1. WriteAngled profile image89
        WriteAngledposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Wry. What I don't understand is that I have an image with text on that hub, which I had put on Pinterest, but it is no longer there.

        1. WryLilt profile image87
          WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          The image is no longer on Pinterest? Haven't had that happen before!

  8. agilitymach profile image98
    agilitymachposted 4 years ago

    I have one to three hubs go "viral" on FB ,most weeks with 100 - 500 extra hits a week.  In the last week, one had 1,500 extra views and the other 350.  The 350 one goes viral every month or so as a new "group" of Facebook users "discover" it.

    I only have about 20 - 25 "viable" hubs.  The rest are creative writing hubs or book review hubs that just don't get hits.  I will eventually remove them from featured status myself.

    I think social media is very important, but one does need to know where their niche audience hangs out.  I get some Pinterest views - enough to make it worth my while.  However my audience is networked HEAVILY on Facebook.  That's where the competition agility peeps all keep in contact with each other from across the globe.  My peeps don't hang out on Pinterest because they are looking for social interaction - not pictures or quick "how tos" in the kitchen.  They want to post how their dogs are doing in competition and read how their freinds' dogs are doing in competition. Pinterest absolutely serves as a great way to reach the mommy market, but it does not work successfully for all niche markets.

    That being said, when I finish my next hub on general dog training and want to market it to a general audience, you can bet I'll turn to Pinterest first.  When I write my next hub on how to prepare a safe dirt surface for a dog agility trial, I'll be turning to my hundreds of agility followers on my Facebook Fan Page who will be interested in that topic. big_smile

    I'm not at all dissing MFP images.  I am saying that it's important to know what social media your target market uses, and market there.

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I do agree to a certain extent - maybe MFPs aren't best for this audience. I would disagree that your target audience doesn't hang out there though. This was the first search I did: http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=agility%20dogs

      You'll see that there are quite a few which have likes and repins, especially further down.

      Maybe instead of just aiming for external Pinterest traffic (through MFPs), you should start following the leaders on Pinterest and interacting with them. Then again, I don't know what your strategy is - you may already be doing that smile

      1. agilitymach profile image98
        agilitymachposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I am trying to break into groups, and it has helped traffic. smile  There is a small agility community on Pinterest (when compared to FB).  They seem to be a less agility educated crowd generally, but they do exist.  Because of this my more general articles like  "What are the Best Agility Breeds" do better on Pinterest than FB where my more detailed articles do well. 

        It's a learning curve to know what article will do better where.  I do post everything on both sites, but FB is my main traffic source by way far.  Pinterest is slowly improving and is worth the effort.

  9. Good Guy profile image93
    Good Guyposted 4 years ago

    Hi Wrylilt,,

    I don't seem to be able to go to the link source when I click "pinned by" or "onto" boxes.  There is no other link icon to click on Pinterest.  I tried on my personal Pinterest profile page, still the same.  Not getting anywhere.  I am baffled!

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You can visit the source by clicking the image itself.

      1. Good Guy profile image93
        Good Guyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks WryLilt,

        Silly me.

  10. KitchenBuyersAid profile image83
    KitchenBuyersAidposted 4 years ago

    What is an MFP...I can't say what my first thought was...and can't get it out of my head either..

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      An MFP is a photo you either create or use from Public Domain sites that you modify by using a photo editing program such as PicMonkey.  You create interesting text and place it on the photo with the hopes that it will entice somebody to repin the pin, read the article related to it or share the pin or the article with others.  WryLilt makes gorgeous MFPs and they pay off for her.  Take a look at her profile to see what I'm talking about.

 
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