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Why you need to use Pinterest Group Boards and Tailwind if your blog is less than six months old.
Here’s the deal. If you have a newer blog you’re likely not getting much traffic from search engines like Google.
This may cause your blog to be stuck at 1000 page views monthly if you do not implement a proper marketing strategy.
But I Thought Using Long Tail Keywords Would Help Me Rank In Google And Get Me Lots Of Traffic.
It will, but not in the beginning.
reliablesoft.net explains how certain factors such as age of domain affect the time it takes for your blog or website to rank in Google
Age of the domain – A website that is old and trusted is more likely to rank higher in Google search results than a newer website, provided that other factors remain equal. This does not mean that a new website cannot achieve good rankings but it simply means it will take more time.
A domain is considered new when it is active (not parked) for less than 6 months. After the 6 month period you can start getting some serious traffic from search engines.
This means it may take a while for you to start seeing any valuable traffic from Google search engines and you can’t wait around for SIX months for traffic, you need to start getting your own now!
That’s why you need a marketing strategy, more specifically, a social media marketing strategy.
A marketing strategy sounds expensive, right?
But it doesn’t have to be.
It turns out that many newer bloggers are getting 10,000 page views or more on a newer blog by implementing a few simple strategies.
P.S, before you can start using Pinterest to get traffic to your blog, have a look at this video tutorial that will help you set up a free Pinterest business account and activate rich pins. These are two things that you need to be able to use Pinterest effectively. After you’re done, come back here to learn how to start getting traffic to your blog!
In today’s post, I will explain to you how you can use the power of Pinterest Group Boards and Tailwind to Skyrocket your page views even though your blog is newer.
But What Are Pinterest Group Boards?
According to jeffbullas.com
A group board works like a regular Pinterest board. The only difference is that along with the board creator, other people are also allowed to pin.
Well then, how will a Pinterest Group Board get me up to 10,000 or more page views?
Many group boards on Pinterest have thousands of followers.
You, on the other hand, may only have a personal board with less than 200 followers.
Therefore, if you pin one of your images into a Pinterest Group Board, you are guaranteed to receive more engagement this way since there are much more people to see, re-pin or click through to your blog.
Not only that, but you can also increase your Pinterest followers when you use group boards because you have exposed your content to people who otherwise may not have known your blog existed.
How Do I Join Pinterest Group boards?
The process is very simple.
Many of the Group Board creators/moderators have clear instructions on how to contact them to request an invitation to a group board. You usually send this request via email, but some moderators may ask you to request the invitation via a Facebook message or a Pinterest message or comment.
This is what the instructions you need to follow may look like.
Use this simple email format to request group board invitations. I always use this format and I have been invited to join multiple Pinterest group boards to date.
Hello insert board owner’s name hereI’ve recently come across your pinterest profile and I am reaching out to you to see if you would be open to adding me as a contirbuter to your pinterest group board called insert name here. (Ensure you ink to the board as this will make it easier for the board owner.)My blog topics are insert here, insert here and insert here, and I believe my posts will be both valuable and interesting to your readers. I look forward to being an active and supportive contributor to your group board.My Pinterest Profile is: insert Pinterest profile here.My Pinterest email is: insert Pinterest email here.Thank you for your timeinsert your name here
I recommend that you try to join at least 15 niche related group boards. Remember, the more group boards you join the more exposure your pins receive and the more traffic you can receive to your blog!
P.S: Some group board owners will not invite you to be a contributor immediately and others, not at all. There are many reasons for that which may include:
- They did not receive your email
- They did not see your email as it may have gone to junk or been lost is a sea of other emails
- They had a look at your Pinterest profile and didn’t think it was good enough (newbie problem!)
Ina my case, if you have not heard back from them a month later, I recommend emailing them again.
How Do I Find Pinterest Group boards?
It is a little time consuming to find them on Pinterest so I have found a few that you can use
1.Blogging Tips– email@example.com
2.Best Of Blogging– firstname.lastname@example.org
3 .Bloggers Portal- No Posting Limit – email@example.com
4. Blogging Pro Group Board – sue@successfulblogging
These are just a few.
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To find other group boards you will:
Open up Pinterest, type in a word or phrase related to your niche and add the words ‘Group Boards’ , then press search.
Then click on BOARDS in the far right and you should find many boards related to your specific niche that you can join.
Pinterest is HUGE! Do Not Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise!
Read this article where I show you the income and traffic report of some bloggers and how Pinterest is the main source of traffic for most of them. A majority of those bloggers are incorporating Pinterest Group Boards and Tailwind into their Pinterest marketing strategy. You should too!
How Does Tailwind Work And Why Do I Need It?
To successfully promote your content on Pinterest, you need to pin your images multiple times daily to multiple Group Boards!
This has a tendency to become quite time consuming and messy, both when your blog is newer and you are trying to more valuable content and making design tweaks as well as when you are a more advanced blogger and have so much more images to pin!
Nobody needs to spend their precious time on such a mundane task!
December 3rd 2016
Things that have helped me increase my Pinterest traffic in a few short months
- Increase in the number of pins I share daily
When I first started blogging, I would pin about 50 pins daily. Right now, I am pinning 100-140 pins daily. This has helped my traffic jump from 30 page views per day from Pinterest to about 150 page views from Pinterest daily. I can easily share all those pins by using this handy scheduling tool.
2. Updating my Pinterest images. I think it’s fair to say that many new bloggers start out with less than
I think it’s fair to say that many new bloggers start marketing on Pinterest with hideous pin images. I sure did! One of my dear blogging friends gave me some constructive criticism about the look and readability of my Pinterest images. I updated most of them, and now, not only am I more happy with them, they seem to be getting more repins for Pinterest users too!
Here is one of my pins before I made any updates
Here is the updated version. Much better right?
I use a free tool called Canva to create my images for Pinterest. Have a look at how to create Pinterest images with Canvas here.
Also, learn other ways to boost you blog traffic here.
Are you ready to increase your page views? I sure am!
I would love to hear your thought, so please feel free to share them in the comments below.