June 2, 2018
Pinterest Now 2nd Largest Driver of Traffic – and What This Means For Your Business
It has happened. According to
Shareaholic’s latest report
, Pinterest now tops Twitter to be the 2nd largest driver of traffic from social media sites (next only to Facebook).
so clearly put it: “When it comes to referral traffic from social networks, there’s Facebook and Pinterest – and then there’s everyone else”.
What does this mean for your business?
- Get a Pinterest Business Account and start pinning (strategically)
- Start to think more strategically about your content on the web – because it will get pinned and shared by others (regardless of whether you have an account or not) if you do a few things right.
#1 Optimize Your Images
- Don’t give everything away on your image. Add some text or information to provide context but do it strategically – ultimately you want people to come back to your website for more information, whether it is a blogpost, article, more tips or to review or purchase a product. Dangle the carrot. Tease them a little!
- Fill out all the information and pay attention to keywords. Ensure that you have your description and source info filled out.
#2 Listen to Your Community
- do a regular audit of what is being shared using www.pinterest.com/source/url (where url is yourwebsite.com)
check in on Pinterest analytics regularly (if you have verified your site – find out how to do that by going to the
Pinterest for Business Homepage
- Images need to be a minimum of 100 (wide) x 200 (long) pixels to be pinned to Pinterest from your site. Check that every page you want to be shared has a pinnable image on it – especially product pages.
- Ask for visitors to your site to pin images – make it obvious that you want them to share!
- Add the Pin-It Button to your images. Pinterest has just rolled out a new image hover button that you can add to your images as well – so that when someone runs the mouse over your image, they are encouraged to Pin it!
#3 Think outside the Square when creating your Boards and Pinterest Content
- Is it helpful?
- Is it inspiring?
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