One of my biggest blogging regrets is that I didn’t set up an effective Pinterest account as soon as I started Suzie Speaks in 2013. In fact, it took me two-and-a-half years to discover just how fantastic it is for promoting my posts and boosting my traffic, and even then I spent weeks aimlessly pinning things that I thought were pretty, which had no impact on my blog whatsoever.
It was only when a blogging friend, Elena from Blog Share Learn (among many things), took me through various hints and tips of how to use Pinterest successfully that I started to see an increase in my referrals, particularly when she told me about BoardBooster, and she was kind enough to take me through it on a step-by-step level.
BoardBooster is a pin scheduling tool that allows you to set up scheduled pins at times that work best for you, and even I (despite the fact that I possess minimal knowledge and technical understanding of all things IT), have been able to set up an account that has tripled my monthly Pinterest traffic (and my overall Pinterest following) in just a few months with very little effort, because it pins things for me when I am busy doing something else – I was able to schedule pins to happen at times when I was at work, or after I had gone to bed, which meant that they would potentially be seen by the American and Canadian audience, who are approximately 5 hours behind the UK.
I worked out the pins I wanted to share and put them on a secret board, set up my campaigns by selecting the group boards I wanted to pin to, and then watched as my stats almost immediately increased. However, I have discovered lots of different functions to use that has increased it even further, such as looping and accelerated campaigns.
I set up my BoardBooster account at the end of May. These were my analytics at the time:
And these were my analytics for August and the first week of September:
I still have a long way to go, but I’m learning as I go along and having lots of fun in the process!
If you would like to boost your traffic further, you can also join my group board, entitled Share Your Blog! Comment on one of my pins on my Pinterest account http://www.pinterest.com/suzie81speaks to be added!