Traffic From Pinterest

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  1. eugbug profile image95
    eugbugposted 14 months ago

    Does anyone get traffic from Pinterest anymore? Most of my traffic is from repins. I get virtually no traffic from pins I made in the last year and none of them have been repinned.

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 14 months agoin reply to this

      Never got a lot from them, still not getting much. Mostly get organic traffic from Google.

    2. OldRoses profile image94
      OldRosesposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I have had success in deleting old pins and then pinning them again.  That way they appear in people's feeds again.  My traffic is up 50% since I started doing that last year.

      1. viryabo profile image94
        viryaboposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Maybe I’ll try this too.

        I’ve got a load of ‘ancient’ pins that need to be deleted and replaced with Pinterest-friendly images anyway.
        Thank you for this tip.

    3. HubPages profile imageSTAFF
      HubPagesposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Authors,

      We definitely encourage you to pin your content on Pinterest! This is a great strategy for boosting reach. There are some user-friendly, free tools available that aid in the creation of top images with text overlay and infographics (check out Canva, for example). We also have a great resource for image use and attribution here: https://hubpageshelp.com/content/Learni … -image-use . . . or go for high-quality, original (author-owned) images.

      Best,

      Tessa

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
        PaulGoodman67posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Okay, maybe I'll start doing it again then. Most of my articles have been pinned in the past, but not all.

      2. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Tessa, thanks. I will do the pin any time I publish a new article or update an old story.

        1. HubPages profile imageSTAFF
          HubPagesposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Great! We are hoping to get more resources up and available for authors around social media strategy here in the future.

          Best,

          Tessa

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
            Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Great idea. This is a welcome news!

  2. Misbah786 profile image87
    Misbah786posted 14 months ago

    I am just getting it on one of my hubs through Pinterest

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 14 months ago

    I never had any luck drawing traffic from Pinterest, so I gave up trying a long time ago.

  4. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
    PaulGoodman67posted 14 months ago

    I made a renewed effort last year as far as P goes, after a number of years away from it. It hasn't done me much good.

    I think topics probably matter. If I wrote more craft hubs, maybe I'd do better, I don't know.

    Some of the pins (not mine) that do best generally on that site often seem very click-baity!

  5. Sherry Hewins profile image93
    Sherry Hewinsposted 14 months ago

    For me, Pinterest has been running a close second to Google as a traffic source. Surprisingly, my Motorcycle camping article gets a lot of traffic referred from Pinterest. Some of my music hubs get good traffic from there too. Less surprising is the traffic from Dengarden hubs.

    Paul Goodman, I am surprised your articles about unclogging drains and such don't do better there. My article about laying a peel and stick floor does great on pinterest.

    I pinned a couple of your articles, maybe that will help.

  6. Shesabutterfly profile image95
    Shesabutterflyposted 14 months ago

    I'm losing Pinterest traffic to my articles, but I have not been as active. I've noticed I gain more traffic when I'm actually using it and repinning other articles.

    It has currently dropped to my 4th highest traffic source, but it is still fairly close to Google California and Bing (less than 5k difference between the 3).

  7. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 14 months ago

    For me, Pinterest is also running second to Google as a traffic source, though in the last 30 days it is only generating about 1/3 of the traffic of Google, where overall it is a bit over 50%.

  8. Miebakagh57 profile image69
    Miebakagh57posted 13 months ago

    I'm glad that Pinterest is being discused here in the forum.                                I've heard many good things about the site-how it help generate or drive traffic with just photos. I hope to get a good hint of the trick here.

  9. davrowpot profile image95
    davrowpotposted 13 months ago

    Pinterest is my second highest traffic source next to Google. I get around 80k to 100k visits a month in my Pins and Boards and at least 5% to 10% of that goes to my articles. There was a bust last year, but I think it's slowly booming again this year.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Great! And good to note.

  10. Miebakagh57 profile image69
    Miebakagh57posted 13 months ago

    Writers, my focus or attention is very much arouse.                                   Driving traffic to an article is fundamental to a writer success, as we all know.                          Some of us including me don't know how to go about it. Will those acknowledgeable among us tell the story...as to how to do it? And successfully too.?

  11. Solaras profile image94
    Solarasposted 13 months ago

    I had forgotten about Pinterest.  I have not posted anything to a board in a few years.  Consequently, I have 2 visits from Pinterest compared to 450 from google per day on one article I checked.  I will play around in Pinterest this week and report any changes on my stats, that may result.

  12. Solaras profile image94
    Solarasposted 13 months ago

    Keep in mind, if you post only your own articles to Pinterest, or only those from one website, they will quietly suspend you, and your pins will be no-follow. So for every HP pin, you should have several from diverse sources.

    1. eugbug profile image95
      eugbugposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I asked them was I shadow banned but they said no. But they would say that wouldn't they?

      1. Solaras profile image94
        Solarasposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        I am still experimenting with pinning recent articles to see if it has any effect.  Those I never pinned, have zero Pinterest traffic, so let's see in a week if that changes.

        Adding new pins to my Pinterest boards has not made a difference in referrals on the articles that were pinned a few years back.

    2. viryabo profile image94
      viryaboposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Absolutely.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        But could it make some sense if while pinning my articles, I also post some from hubpages? Thanks.

        1. viryabo profile image94
          viryaboposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, of course. smile

          1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
            Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

            Great answer. Now I can keep my mind at ease.

    3. Miebakagh57 profile image69
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Oh my God! Is this not a formidable task?

  13. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image96
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 13 months ago

    For years Pinterest was my main source of traffic here.  A few years ago Google took over as my main source, but Pinterest is still number 2 and brings in nice views for me.

    1. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      I often underestimate my Pinterest traffic because I get much more from Google; I should go check the stats, in the past I've gotten somewhat significant traffic from Pinterest I barely paid attention to.

      1. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Eh, just checked it on Analytics; it's about 2% of my traffic, number 4 - with Google being number one. Now I remember why I mostly ignore PInterest. hmm Tried pinning for awhile, never panned out.

  14. Solaras profile image94
    Solarasposted 13 months ago

    For those new here, I think this is still very good advice (Wrylilt/Susanna Birch below), although Picmonkey is pricey now, and you may want to chose to use Befunky.com to edit images. 

    https://toughnickel.com/self-employment … -Pinterest

    Visually enticing first photos with a text description of the content will get your article repinned.  Be sure to add a caption to the photo that describes your article, so Google will put it on the right "images" search results pages.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thamks for sharing such a useful information.

  15. Niks007 profile image81
    Niks007posted 11 months ago

    Consistent efforts can get traffic from anywhere, whether it's Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.
    I didn't get much traffic from Pinterest so far but I would suggest that we shouldn't leave any stone unturned. However, organic traffic coming from Google should always be the first preference.

  16. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 11 months ago

    My second highest source for traffic is and always has been Pinterest. As a routine, every time I publish a new article and it has been promoted to a niche site, I pin the first image (which I call the title image)  that contains the title of the article. Then I also pin every image from the article. When traffic goes down, I make an effort to update old articles when I sometimes change the title image and pin that. Here are a few examples of title images:



    https://hubstatic.com/15660101.jpg

    https://hubstatic.com/15660120.png

    https://hubstatic.com/15660131.png

  17. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 11 months ago

    Sometimes I also use texted images further down in articles to visually emphasize a point that I'm writing about. Like in this picture

    https://hubstatic.com/15660154.png

    1. Solaras profile image94
      Solarasposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      How do you post so many images from your own work, without getting penalized for self-promotion? Are you also pinning tons of other images from other sources? If so where do you find them.

      I remember Mark Ewbie got penalized, so that is why I ask.

      1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image97
        Beth Eaglescliffeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        @Solaras
        When you register on Pinterest choose "Create a free business account" rather than a personal one, then there is no limit to self-promotion. (The link you need is hidden away at the very bottom of Pinterest's Welcome page.)

        1. Sue Adams profile image95
          Sue Adamsposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          I only have a personal account.

          1. Solaras profile image94
            Solarasposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Amazing - who knew? (Except you!) Thanks for that info!!

            1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
              Miebakagh57posted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Thanks.

        2. Sue Adams profile image95
          Sue Adamsposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          I mix the posts 50/50 mine and pins from others. Also, because the links to my own articles go to various different niche sites it appears that they are pinned by others, I guess.

          Where do I find them? Most of them are my own images created with Photoshop.

    2. alexadry profile image95
      alexadryposted 11 months ago

      I remember once paying a graphic designer to make a colorful infographic for an article of mine with all the key points posted only to have it removed. It got a lot re-pins prior to that and it also linked to the article, so not sure why it wasn't allowed. Pinterest also wants pictures of a certain format and it doesn't agree with the format we need to use for the top image so that has sort of put me off on pinning.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I'm noting but not getting it.

      2. Sue Adams profile image95
        Sue Adamsposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Re: "Pinterest also wants pictures of a certain format and it doesn't agree with the format we need to use for the top image so that has sort of put me off on pinning."

        I have never had a problem with the format. All my images are published @ 700 pixels wide with, of course, varying lengths. That format works for most platforms.

    3. Miebakagh57 profile image69
      Miebakagh57posted 11 months ago

      Very informing. Thanks.

     
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