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Pinterest and blogging to hand in hand. If you are new to blogging, and you are just getting things going, I suggest you read the
I wrote that post for you. It goes over all the things I am so mad I didn’t do up front. Why did I want to be published on Huffington Post so bad?!! Read that post, and you’ll see what’s more important.
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Anyways, back to pinning. I’m sure you are tired of reading about BoardBooster and all the bloggers suggesting it. I know I was when I was first trying to figure things out. I didn’t want to sign up for another program I had to pay for and learn how to use.
It took me finally getting my first viral pin to realize how important Pinterest is. Carly, over at Carly On Purpose is a blogger I look up to, and I decided to do what she does. I bought her book, and it was the best thing that ever happened to my traffic. I highly recommend it. Update: 4 months after buying her book, and buying Traffic Transformation, I am over 100k pageviews a month and making over 3k a month!
In addition, I signed up for BoardBooster and forced myself to kick it in high gear.
Update on this! I STOPPED using BoardBooster campaigns and BoardBooster all together. My traffic went up when I switched to ONLY manual pinning with Carly’s strategy, and my traffic continues to grow. I am leaving the information in this post in case you want to know how to set up BoardBooster campaigns. I now use Tailwind for stats only. I find that the Tailwind group board stats are so valuable, and it’s free to use!
Start with campaigns!
Here is how you set up your campaigns using BoardBooster:
Go to Pinning Tools and click on Campaigns. Then start with a random campaign.
Now, I basically left all the settings BoardBooster has for you. We all know time is limited, and if they suggest it, I’m gonna go with it.
Now, you need to have a source board. I started with just my blog board, then went into a Mom Blog Articles source board, a Blogging Tips Source Board, and an Everything Source Board.
I created the boards in Pinterest, then added my blog posts to the board that matched the subject. (Homeschooling posts in the mom source board).
Then, I made a campaign for each source board. That way, I am not pinning blogging tips to mom life boards. That’s what was happening when I first started, and the board creators weren’t happy with me (or were laughing at my newbie mistake!).
Here’s my blog advice campaign:
My actual source board is called, Blogging Like a Pro. That’s where I put all my blogging tips and tricks posts. Then, I have 3 pins going out at random times to the group boards listed.
Its super simple! But, I didn’t realize that for way too long. That will get your pins going on their own, but I don’t suggest letting BoardBooster do all the work.
I was able to get my first Viral pin, which accounts for a huge source of my traffic and purchasing traffic through Amazon Affiliates because of Carly’s manual pinning method in her book. I use her method, in addition to Board Booster.
She mentions that Pinterest is made for manual pinning. The system knows when there is automation happening, and it doesn’t work as well, in her opinion. I agree, and through my experience, it seems to be the case.
If you haven’t unlocked Pinterest yet, or you are doing well, but need an extra bump, I’ll be reviewing the new course, PIN FOR GROWTH. It’s come highly recommended to me, so I’m looking forward to going through all it has to offer, and letting you all know what I think!
If you are ready for even more resources to improve your blog, bring in more pageviews and income, I just finished Lena’s new book, Traffic Transformation. A M A Z I N G! =