Pinterest Traffic

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  1. AHreha profile image93
    AHrehaposted 3 years 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 image90
      Pamela99posted 3 years 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 image93
        AHrehaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Oh good! I’m not the only one!

    2. Bills Place profile image85
      Bills Placeposted 3 years 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 image93
        AHrehaposted 3 years 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 image85
          Bills Placeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, I will have to check out PinGroupie. smile

          1. AHreha profile image93
            AHrehaposted 3 years 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 image85
              Bills Placeposted 3 years 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 image83
      Coffeequeeenposted 3 years 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 image93
        AHrehaposted 3 years 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 3 years 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 image97
      FatFreddysCatposted 3 years 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 image97
        DrMark1961posted 3 years 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 image93
        AHrehaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Agh! My theory was wrong. Bummer.

  3. Titia profile image92
    Titiaposted 3 years ago

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

  4. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 3 years 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 image95
    Rupert Taylorposted 3 years 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 3 years 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 image95
    Marketing Meritposted 3 years 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 image88
      lobobrandonposted 3 years agoin reply to this

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

  8. Natalie Frank profile image93
    Natalie Frankposted 3 years ago

    Never knew this!  Thanks for the info!

  9. Ladymermaid profile image84
    Ladymermaidposted 3 years 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 image60
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years 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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