Pinterest Traffic

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  1. AHreha profile image94
    AHrehaposted 6 weeks ago

    I could be the last person alive in the dark on this but in case I’m not:

    I just found out you can add hashtags to your pins on Pinterest, so last night I did a little experiment. I pinned all my articles to a Pinterest board and made a little portfolio. Then I hashtagged a few of the pins. Overnight I had double and triple the impressions on my pins that had hashtags. Obviously overnight isn’t long about to draw any serious conclusions but I was pleasantly surprised!

    Wanted to share in case anyone else uses Pinterest for getting traffic to their hubs.

    1. Pamela99 profile image92
      Pamela99posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      I appreciate that information, because it is new to me. LOL!  Probably most writers already new this. Thanks again.

      1. AHreha profile image94
        AHrehaposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Oh good! I’m not the only one!

    2. Bills Place profile image91
      Bills Placeposted 8 days agoin reply to this

      I've pinned all my articles to various boards, but I don't think I've ever tried putting hashtags on them (I'm not used to using Hashtags, and barely remember on Twitter/Facebook).

      Did you throw all the article pins in a single board, or create different boards based on topic?

      1. AHreha profile image94
        AHrehaposted 8 days agoin reply to this

        I pin them to relevant boards I already have and apply to join group boards on PinGroupie and pin them there.

        1. Bills Place profile image91
          Bills Placeposted 8 days agoin reply to this

          Thanks, I will have to check out PinGroupie. smile

          1. AHreha profile image94
            AHrehaposted 8 days agoin reply to this

            Do it! It’s really helped me! I’m near 20k monthly viewers on Pinterest and I think that may be partially why.

            1. Bills Place profile image91
              Bills Placeposted 8 days agoin reply to this

              I spent a couple hours this morning going through organizing all my boards, and adding hashtags to the ones for my posts here, and on one of my niche sites.

              It said I have 9k average views on Pinterest right now. I'll keep tabs on it and see where it goes. smile

    3. Coffeequeeen profile image85
      Coffeequeeenposted 8 days agoin reply to this

      Pinterest isn't something I use all that often to be honest, though I have an account and have put some of my hubs on there.  It's something I need to be more active in I think as it is useful.  smile

      1. AHreha profile image94
        AHrehaposted 7 days agoin reply to this

        I think it’s a much easier way to get traffic than trying to fight your way to the top of the Google pile.

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 weeks ago

    You're not the last person to find out about this, because it's news to me as well. I have never had much luck drawing traffic via Pinterest so maybe this idea will provide a boost.

    I suck at coming up with hashtags though. I never know which words/phrases to use. Haha.

    Thanks for the tip, either way. I will try to experiment with this over the weekend.

  3. Titia profile image93
    Titiaposted 5 weeks ago

    I'm not on Pinterest, I never saw the use for it and can't see the fun in it.

  4. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 5 weeks ago

    Interesting, thanks for sharing. I was just beginning to look into Pinterest (began this weekend) as I do get a lot of traffic from there. Did not know they use hash tags.

  5. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 5 weeks ago

    You're not the only one. I'm sure I would benefit from adding a hashtag to my pins. The only problem is I haven't the faintest idea what one is or how you create them. Do you use knitting needles or is a pick ax better?

  6. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 5 weeks ago

    I add hashtags all the time. Not sure whether it makes any difference though compared to just using extra keywords.in the description. If you type some keywords, hashtags are auto-suggested which helps with coming up with ideas.

  7. Marketing Merit profile image97
    Marketing Meritposted 5 weeks ago

    SusanaS wrote a comprehensive article about Pinterest traffic, about three months ago, which referred to the use of hashtags. She has done amazingly well with it. You can read the article here:
    Pinterest Strategy Guide

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      Didn't know she had a new one. Thanks for the link MM.

  8. Natalie Frank profile image96
    Natalie Frankposted 5 weeks ago

    Never knew this!  Thanks for the info!

  9. Ladymermaid profile image90
    Ladymermaidposted 8 days ago

    Pinterest did a complete revamp of their program about a year ago. I watched a tutorial from them at that time. Also important to note is that "giraffe pins" those over 900 pixels in length are out as well.

    Shameless promotion: I did an article on the changes and what you should know. It is in the rotating featured articles on my profile if anyone is interested.

 
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