Pinterest Traffic

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  1. AHreha profile image96
    AHrehaposted 16 months 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 16 months 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 image96
        AHrehaposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Oh good! I’m not the only one!

    2. Bills Place profile image92
      Bills Placeposted 15 months 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 image96
        AHrehaposted 15 months 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 image92
          Bills Placeposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks, I will have to check out PinGroupie. smile

          1. AHreha profile image96
            AHrehaposted 15 months 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 image92
              Bills Placeposted 15 months 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 15 months 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 image96
        AHrehaposted 15 months 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 image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 16 months 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.

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 14 months agoin reply to this

      8 weeks after I posted the above, I've been adding hash tags to my HubPage "pins" on Pinterest and it has had absolutely no effect. (I *told* you I suck at this. Haha.)

      I give up. Either I'm too dumb to get how this works, or Pinners just aren't looking for the kinds of stuff I'm pinning. (shrugs)

      I will continue to use Pinterest for saving/collecting pix of record album covers, old comic books, vintage ads, and other cool junk for my own amusement, but I'm done trying to make it work as a promotional tool.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image96
        DrMark1961posted 14 months agoin reply to this

        After reading that article about hashtags, I went through almost all of my articles and repinned them using the hashtags.
        It made no difference to my Pinterest traffic. So no, it is definitely not your fault.

      2. AHreha profile image96
        AHrehaposted 14 months agoin reply to this

        Agh! My theory was wrong. Bummer.

  3. Titia profile image94
    Titiaposted 16 months ago

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

  4. lobobrandon profile image91
    lobobrandonposted 16 months 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 image99
    Rupert Taylorposted 16 months 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 image99
    eugbugposted 16 months ago

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

  7. Marketing Merit profile image96
    Marketing Meritposted 16 months 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 image91
      lobobrandonposted 16 months agoin reply to this

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

  8. Natalie Frank profile image95
    Natalie Frankposted 16 months ago

    Never knew this!  Thanks for the info!

  9. Ladymermaid profile image89
    Ladymermaidposted 15 months 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.

  10. paradigmsearch profile image61
    paradigmsearchposted 14 months ago

    Yeah. Frankly I've given up on all social media. Besides, HP seems to be doing a pretty good job on its own.


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