Pinterest Traffic Update - My Traffic Booster

Last Update: November 18, 2016

Hi all,

It's been 3 months since I posted my last progress.

My traffic has been growing nicely.

Remember in August I mentioned that my pageview was exceeding 1K / day.

Now, three months later, the pageview has doubled to more than 2K/day.

While my organic traffic has been steadily increasing, majority of the traffic boost came from Pinterest.

This is the first time ever I've seen such a huge contribution from my social media traffic.

Now, you may be asking, how can I get so much traffic growth from Pinterest?

So, today I'd like to share with you things I did that contributes a lot to my Pinterest growth.


(1) Infographics

If you have been following me in the past six months, you know that I have one infographic that has been pinned more than 10x times. The traffic from that infographic still grows, and now has gathered more than 40k shares.

Knowing how powerful the infographic is, I created another two infographics for other posts. Here's one of them:

The traffic does not come instantly. I remember the week after I posted the new infographics, nothing changed and I felt a little bit disappointed.

But the surprise came 2-3 months later. The infographics went viral resulting in more than 1k visitors from Pinterest alone for several days (see the spikes in the chart below).

I truly believe in the power of infographics, and I can say for sure, if you could invest a few hours creating an infographics with great contents, your audience will get hooked to you easily.

And one more thing, if you are worried that you are not graphic savvy and think that your infographics is not pretty, don't let that fear stopping you from creating your first infographic.

You see, content goes first, graphic design later. As long as you are publishing quality content with your infographic, people will appreciate it.


(2) Updating my Pinterest profile

My Pinterest profile description used to be my standard about-me description 'a mom of two who likes bla bla bla , and bla bla..'.

Now that I am fully intentional to use Pinterest as a traffic source for my business, I change my profile into 'how I can help my audience'.

I also include link to my freebie (in addition to my website URL) to entice people to visit my website and subscribe to my email list.

You can check how it looks like here: https://www.pinterest.com/fiftarina/


(3) Be intentional with my pinning activities and pinning regularly

If previously, I pinned everything based on my interest (it can be recipes, printables for my kids, blogging resources, home organization idea, and so on), now, I pin things that will attract my target audience.

And since Pinterest algorithm takes into account how regular you are pinning, I can not neglect my Pinterest feed as I used to be.

So I started pinning regularly with the help of BoardBooster.

Boa/rdBooster is a pinterest scheduling tool that allow you to pin a lot of things at once, but release them slowly over the days (you control how often you pin every day).

With this, I only need to spend 30-40 minutes a week to do my pinning activity, and let BoardBooster takes care on how often the pins will be released and where to pin.

Also, after using BoardBooster, my Pinterest followers have been growing steadily without me needing to follow other Pinterest users.

It's awesome how much time I save with this tool.

And just in case you are interested, BoardBooster has a free trial (100 pins) and after that one penny a pin (around $5 / month for 500 pins).

I've created a tutorial on how to use BoardBooster. Learn more here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-use-board-booster-to-boost-your-pinterest-traffic-an-introduction

(4) Joined niche-specific group boards

After I did step (2) and (3), other influencers in my niche started noticing me and invited me to contribute to their group boards.

I did join another group boards before, but the topic was not very specific and hence I didn't really notice the impact.

With niche group boards, since the followers of this board is super targeted, it's easier to gain new followers, leading to more traffic to my website.

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What's the conclusion?

The current method works and I'll continue working on it and tweaking it to give me better result.

There's still a lot of room to grow. To date, I have about 700 Pinterest followers, a huge jump from less than 200 follower a few months ago.

I believe Pinterest has a potential to be a huge traffic source and if you have not tried Pinterest, I highly recommend you to try it.

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Now, onto you.

Have you had success with Pinterest?

Do you have any Pinterest tips to share with other WA members here?


Cheers,

Rina

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Hollshope Premium
Pinterest is my favorite social media site. Great post!
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Chrissies Premium
This is amazing Rina!
Have you ever done a training on the best way to use Pinterest - I should love to see one :)
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WhiteRiver Premium
will that help marketer with different niches ?

thanks
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laurenjean Premium
Yet another awesome post Rina! I'd also like to include a link to this post in your interview. :) Did you use Canva to create that infographic?
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OliviaChen Premium
Great post!! Thanks for the information! Very helpful :)
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AlexandriaD1 Premium
Nice! Pinterest is cool.
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KatieMac Premium
Congratulations pinterest is often overlooked and it can be very useful
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fiftarina Premium
thank you, Katie! Have you had success with Pinterest, too?
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KatieMac Premium
yes I have and it is growing steadily, I am a fan of pinterest
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Simobrat Premium
Hey Fiftarina,

The information tou share is very inspirational, thank you for encouraging everyone!

Btw, I'm curious about the type of affiliate program you're using, can you shed some light on this?

I'm asking because I'm still looking for different options like amazon, adsense and such.

God bless you!
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fiftarina Premium
Oh, I use Amazon affiliate program. No Adsense because I was rejected.
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Triblu Premium
Hey Rina,

Thank YOU for this very fact filled post about Pinterest.
Have you received any buyers from all of this great traffic?

Trish
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fiftarina Premium
I am not sure about that (is there a way to track this btw?), but I do get new subscribers from Pinterest.
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Triblu Premium
Thanks Rina.
As for tracking ... I have no idea. Was hoping you could tell us. If you're receiving an increase in sales then maybe?
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fiftarina Premium
Now that I took a closer look at both my traffic and earning charts, there's indeed a jump in sales starting from a few months ago, so yeah.. maybe partly Pinterest contributes in it.
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MPollock Premium
Keep up the good work
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fiftarina Premium
Certainly! Thanks for the encouragement.
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CathH1 Premium
awesome insight to Pintrest. I have had an account for a couple of years now but i really dont find it interesting to use. However after reading your post I am now suddenly interested again;-)
Thanks for the info. I will certainly go take another look :-)
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fiftarina Premium
Do try it, Cath!
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CathH1 Premium
it's on my list to go back to but its a time thing. I need to find a good training video to watch to remind me what on earth you have to do on it first lol
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fiftarina Premium
I suggest you to go to melyssagriffin.com and sign up for her free pinterest workshop. totally worth it.
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CathH1 Premium
cool tip thanks :-)
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RoopeshG Premium
Hi Rina.This is very helpful.Never heard of Boardbooster.Gonna check it out.

Thanks for this
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fiftarina Premium
You're welcome, Roopesh
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NatNiches Premium
Hi there, this is brilliant thanks. I do get quite a bit of traffic for one of my sites from pinterest but then - keep slacking with it! Need to try and incorporate it into a routine. Great idea about board booster.
One question -- where do you create your info graphics!? Thanks! Nat
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fiftarina Premium
I use Canva, very easy as in I don't need to design from scratch.
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NatNiches Premium
Thank you! I use CANVA but haven't got to grips with the info graphics part, yours look great so I will give more a go thanks!
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fiftarina Premium
Do try it. If you browse through Canva infographics layouts, you'll immediately know which layout I'm using to create that =D.
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Crittercraft Premium
I have had quite a few re-pins and gained a bit of traffic from pinterest, but haven't really gotten serious about it! Quick question... what are infographics?
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fiftarina Premium
Hi, infographic is a visual representation of information or data, basically a summary of your article, in visual representations. Usually, it combines some images / icons, with a little bit of text.

I'll update the post to show you how it looks like.
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Crittercraft Premium
Your infographics look amazing! I was browsing through your pinterest account and the colorful pictures are so eye catching that no wonder you've grown such a large amount of followers! I am going to try to do the same! Do you have any good tips?
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PaulineT Premium
Excellent work Rina. Thanks for sharing. I will bookmark this blog for future reference.
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fiftarina Premium
You're welcome, Pauline
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