[Shockingly Easy] How to Create a Pinterest Account that will Jumpstart and Skyrocket Your Blog Traffic

I know what you are going through. Right now!

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You were excited to launch your brand-new blog. But your excitement soon turned to despair when you realized that your website is a ghost town with no visitors, despite having great content.

So, you sign up to the email list of all the marketing and blog traffic gurus to learn how to fix this, but for the life of you, your traffic won’t go up no matter which strategy you leverage.

What you’re feeling right now is very common. Not only have I experienced it, but when I started this blog, I even took out Facebook ads that didn’t quite work, to put it mildly. So, I thought I would do something a bit different in this blog post – give you a proven, shockingly easy, step-by-step strategy that works.

Create Pinterest Account to Drive Tons of Traffic

I am going to show you how to create a Pinterest Account that drives tons of high quality traffic to your blog with a shoe string budget.

Here’s the reality: It is commonly accepted that Pinterest is creating more traffic for their websites than YouTube, LinkedIn, and the ill fated Google+ combined! That makes Pinterest:

  • A massive traffic powerhouse; and 
  • One of the most effective traffic generation tools you will ever use.

If you haven’t jumped on the Pinterest express, it’s not too late. You can make your website Pinterest friendly and start pinning in a few simple steps. The reality is this: You can easily generate large amounts of high-quality traffic with minimal effort on your part.

Let’s get started. 

Step 1

Create a Pinterest Business Account. You can do that by clicking here. Click on “Join as a business.”

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Step 2

Next, enter all your information into the box: email address, password, business name, business type and website where it says: “Grow your business”. 

When you’ve have entered all your information, click: “Create Account”

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Step 3

Here you will need to choose 5 interests which pertain to your business. Once you have your account set up and you start pinning, Pinterest will suggest topics in your feed.

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Step 4

Next click ‘Done”

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Step 5

You will see your home feed. You can use the search button to find other interests to follow. 

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How to Convert your Personal Pinterest Account to a Business Account

If you already have a personal Pinterest account, and you’re not keen on registering a new Pinterest account, it’s super easy to convert it into a business account. Simply follow the following steps:  

Step 1

Sign in to your personal Pinterest Account either by clicking “continue as____” or by clicking “Log in” in the top right corner.

Step 2

Once you are logged in, go to your home page, and click on your name at the top right hand corner. 

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Next, click the three dots at the top of the page. 

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Next, a drop down menu will appear. Click on “Switch to a Business account.”

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Step 3

Next the box below will appear. You will need to enter all your business information, and click “Done”. 

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How to Create Pinterest Account: Confirm Your Website

Next, you’d need to confirm your website. Confirmation is very important because:

  • It enables you to look at the pins that have come directly from your website, impressions, re-pins, and tell how many people clicked through the post to your site.
  • With this information you can see what pins your followers are responding to.

You must have set up your Pinterest business account to get your website confirmed.

See how my site is bolded, that is because it has been confirmed through Pinterest.

Step 1

Log into your Pinterest business account. Next, go to the “Analytics” tab, which is located on the top left corner of your home feed. From the drop down menu click on “Overview”.

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Step 2

Click on “Confirm website.”

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Next copy the meta tag. You will need to come back later to click on the “Finish” tab.

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Step 4

Now open a new tab. In your new tab, log into the back end of your website. This example is with a WordPress site. From the WordPress Dashboard on the left of your screen, scroll down and click on “SEO”.

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Next, from the drop down menu, click on “Social”.

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Now, you will need to click on the tab labeled “Pinterest”.

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Next, paste meta tag that you copied from Pinterest, and paste it in the box that says “Pinterest confirmation” and click “Save changes”. 

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Go back to the tab with your Pinterest open and click on the “Finish” button! Give the verification process 24-48 hours and then check back to make sure your website is verified! In reality, it shouldn’t take more than an hour to complete.

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Once verified, your website or blog will appear in bold on your Pinterest Business account home page.

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How to Create Pinterest Account: Enable Rich Pins

Rich Pins are pins that have extra information, like your website, below your pin image. They help get your more traffic and make you look super professional! As you can see below, the pin on the right does not have rich pins enabled and the pin on the left does. It stands out more with bold writing and as you can see, has many more re-pins than the pin on the right.

The great thing about enabling rich pins is that you only have to do it once.

#1: If you don’t have the Yoast SEO plugin installed, do that now. The Yoast SEO plugin will automatically enable meta tags for you, which is what Pinterest requires.

#2: Once you’ve installed and activated Yoast SEO, click on the Yoast SEO icon on your WordPress dashboard and then click on the “features” tab.

#3: Make sure that the “advanced” settings tab is set to “enabled”.

#4: Go to the Pinterest Rich Pin Validator, pick any URL from your blog (preferably a blog post), copy and paste it into the box that says “Enter a valid URL”, and click on “Validate.” 

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#5: You should see a message that says, “Your Pins have been validated! Apply to enable your Rich Pins.” 

Next, click on “Apply now.”

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  • To access the Rich Pin Validator, log into your Pinterest Business account. Next open a new tab and click on this link.

#6: You should receive a confirmation email from Pinterest approving your application. It can take up to five days. But it usually comes within a few hours. Mine took less than 30 minutes.

How to Create Pinterest Account: Pinterest Boards

The very first board on your page should be solely dedicated to your business. This board will also show up at the very top of your page. This way your followers will see what you do when they first click on your page.

To change a board cover:

Go to the board and click Edit (or open up the board and click the pencil button)

Click Change Cover and pick a new cover for your board.

Adjust the picture to the frame by clicking and dragging.

Click Save Changes to save the cover, then Save Changes to save the board.

How to Create Pinterest Account: Create a Perfect Pin

What is a perfect pin? Well, the perfect pin is going to be vertical, and long. Why? Because it helps them stand out and be noticed! The perfect pin, won’t be too busy or too wordy. If they are, they tend to be hard to read and people will scroll right by them.

Let’s learn about making the perfect pin, a pin that will be sure to be re-pinned over and over and over!

The two programs I use for creating my Pinterest images are Canva and PicMonkey which are both FREE!

One of the things that goes into making the perfect pin is using the right key words in the description. Since Pinterest is one big search engine, you are more likely to pop up on a feed if you are using the right key words in your description.

Ensure that your pins and boards have key words and phrases someone would be searching for. Words and phrases like: ‘Work from home’, ‘Grow your email list’, ‘Make money blogging’. By using these key words for my pins and my board covers, my boards are more likely to come up when someone searches something with those key words.

It is quite simple and once you get Pinterest figured out, your numbers will grow and grow and grow!

How to Use Pinterest Group Boards to Drive Traffic to Your Blog

Here, we will learn how to use Pinterest group boards to get our pins out there and increase blog traffic!

Pinterest Group boards are boards that multiple people can pin to and collaborate on. Group boards are huge when it comes to getting your content out there. When you create a pin, you can pin it to each board. And that way more and more people will see it! Some of these boards have 20,000+ followers! Think about that many people seeing your pin!

Don’t know how to pin to group boards? It’s super easy!

First you are going to upload your pin or go to the pin you created and click on it. Then you are going to click the red “save” button.

Once you click ‘save’ a popup box will appear and on the right hand side will be all your personal boards and all your group boards. How do you know it’s a group board? There will be a little icon to the right of the board that has two little people next to it.

To get the most out of the Pinterest group boards, you need to be pinning a lot! Like 100 day! You may need to consider a tool like Tailwind which helps you to schedule pins and which can also help you determine when best to pin. 

Tailwind: The Smartest Way to Schedule on Pinterest & Instagram

  • Save Time: Bulk image upload, drag-and-drop calendar, multi-board pinning, Pin looping, hashtag lists and many more shortcuts built with your busy schedule in mind.
  • Maximize your Reach: Automatically optimize your Pinterest and Instagram schedules based on when your audience is most engaged.
  • Measure Success: Deep analytics and insights so you can see what’s working and what’s not.
  • Schedule like a Pro: Our Browser Extension lets you easily create multiple posts from any site with one click – even repins on Pinterest and regrams on Instagram!
  • Be More Informed: Reach more of the right people by having the best Instagram hashtags automatically suggested to you by our Hashtag Finder.
  • Be More Efficient: Post all of your visual marketing content to Instagram and Pinterest from one tool with a single workflow.
  • Affordable for Small Businesses, Extensible for the Enterprise

Understanding Tailwind’s Free Trial

Tailwind have a couple different types of free trials:

If you’re a blogger or small business, chances are you’ve started a Free Trial of the Plus plan. 

After you synchronize the related social network, this trial lets you schedule and publish up to 100 Pinterest Pins and/or 30 Instagram Posts before you need to decide if you want to pay for the Plus plan. This free trial also includes 5 Tribes to join and 30 Pins to submit to those Tribes. Whether that lasts you 7 minutes or 7 months is up to you! Usually, once you’ve used up the given Posts, it’s pretty clear how Tailwind can help you out. 

During your trial, you’ll also have free access to the following Pinterest Reports:   Brand Profile Performance, Pin Inspector, Board Insights, and Monitor Your Domain and following Instagram Reports: Brand Profile Performance, Post Inspector. At the end of your trial (or earlier, if you so choose), you can upgrade within your dashboard to start your paid subscription to Tailwind.

Click the “Get Plus button to get started with either or both networks! 

If you’re a large business, you’re likely trialling one of their Enterprise plans

These trials are time-based and let you access Tailwind for 14-days without any financial commitment. Tailwind will be in touch throughout your trial, and one of their Tailwindos will reach out to see if you want to continue and be invoiced for the service. 

How to make Tailwind pay your monthly subscription.

With Tailwind’s referral program, you can virtually use Tailwind for free. That’s because the referral program gives you and the person you shared Tailwind with a $15 credit, or a month free, of Tailwind. 

So, to give a tangible example, let’s say 20 people signed up for the monthly plan and 10 sign up for the annual plan using your link. That breakdown would be:  $450 in Tailwind credit, or 3 3/4 years of Tailwind.

To start earning, simply click on your  referral link in your dashboard and start sharing with your tribe.

How to Create Pinterest Account: Join Pinterest Group Boards

To join any group board, you have to first follow the boards. Most group boards will have a way for you to be invited to a group board. This may be in the form of an e-mail or users may request that you leave your request on one of their pins.

Where an email is required, here is a sample email you can send for an invite: 

Hello!

My name is [_______] and I blog over at [____________________][.

I came across your [group board name] group board on Pinterest and I would love to join it!

My website is: [____________]

My Pinterest account is: [___________]

My Pinterest email address is: [________________________]

Thank you so much for your consideration! I look forward to a favorable consideration. 

Best regards,

_______________

Pinterest Group Boards Directory

For a full directory of Pinterest Boards click here. However, to get you started, here is a section of Pinterest Group Boards that you may be interested in joining. I have included the links to the Boards, and the email address to write to:

  • For an invite to the Family and Parenting Group Board, click here to follow the Board, and email: thecoffeemom0617@gmail.com
  • For an invite to the Best Mommy Bloggers Group Board, click  here to follow the Board and email: seasidesundays@gmail.com
  • For an invite to the Blog Tips and Tricks and Blogging Resources Group Board, click here to follow the Board and then click here to apply 
  • For an invite to the Blogging Pro’s Group, click here to follow the Board and email: sue@successfulblogging.com
  • For an invite to the click here to follow the Board, and email: jadeandoak@gmail.com
  • For an invite to the Create, Market & Sell Online Courses Group Board, click here to follow the Board and follow directions on the Board.
  • For an invite to the Promote Your Blog Group Board click here to follow the Board and email: eazynazy@gmail.com
  • For an invite to the Business/Entrepreneurship Group Board click here to follow the Board and email: mugen@boroughkings.com

Now Your Turn

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The Incredibly Easy Way to Create the Best Landing Pages that Convert Like Crazy

Exasperating, isn’t it?

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That feeling you get when you know the benefits of having a landing page that converts like crazy, yet your landing page sucks! Well, today you’re in luck because I am going to take you through the rudiments of making the best landing pages that really work.

What is a Landing Page?

But first, what is a landing page? A landing page can be any page that someone lands on after clicking on an online marketing call-to-action. The best landing pages are dedicated, stand-alone pages that are designed for a specific marketing campaign.

GDPR: Everything You Need To Know About The EU GDPR

The Blogger's Guide to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Let me shock you. There’s a new four letter word or acronym that can destroy your business: GDPR or more accurately, the EU GDPR!

GDPR: Everything You Need To Know About The EU GDPR

Here is what I mean.

If you’re a blogger or other on-line business person. If you have an email list. If you collect, process or hold any other personal data for people on your list or members of your tribe. And if anybody on your list is a citizen of the European Union (EU), then the GDPR (EU GDPR) applies to you. And a breach of the EU GDPR can close your business and bankrupt you. More about that in a moment. But first, some more information about the EU GDPR.

The Ultimate Guide To The Best MailChimp Alternatives

You can say MailChimp is the Toyota of email marketing and email automation.

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Let me explain.

MailChimp is synonymous with email marketing. In the same way that the “Hoover” brand name is synonymous with vacuum cleaners and vacuuming in different countries! So its kind of weird to think there could be any MailChimp alternatives. But there are! As iconic as MailChimp is, there are some fantastic MailChimp alternatives out there.

And in this article, I am going to show you the 8 best MailChimp alternatives on the market today!

But first, let’s explore email marketing, email automation and email service providers, so we are singing from the same hymn sheet!

[Step By Step Guide] How NOT To FAIL As A Blogger In 2018!!!

7 Reasons Why Most Blogs Will Fail This Year And How To Ensure You're Not Part of The Statistics

Here is a statistic that should scare you: Over 50 million blogs will fail in the next 18 months and your current or future blog could very well be one of them. Yes, you could FAIL as a blogger this year!

How not to FAIL as a Blogger in 2018, Blogger

This is what I mean.

Last year, 63 million new blogs were created. I know because according to WP Virtuoso,  a new blog is created every half a second, and there are 86,400 seconds in a day! Now, research by Bloomberg (quoted by Forbes) shows that 8 out of 10 businesses fail in the first 18 months. That’s a colossal 80% of new small businesses including new blogs. So 80% of the new blogs created last year will crash and burn in the next 18 months!

That’s right: 8 out of 10!!!

The question is: Will your blog be one of the few that will survive? Or will you fail as a blogger in the next 18 months? 

5 Amazingly Easy Tips To Help You Write Irresistible Headlines

I think you will agree with me when I say that your goal as a blogger or writer is to craft captivating or irresistible headlines. These are headlines that stir up your readers’ curiosity, and make them want to read your blog post.

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How to write irresistible headlines

Here are 5 quick tips to help you write irresistible headlines – amazing, captivating, creative and compelling headlines…faster.

SEMrush Review And Tutorial: The Beginner’s Guide to SEMrush

58 Amazing Ways To Outsmart Your Competitors [Plus FREE SEMrush 7-Day Trial]!

Here is the brutal truth you already know: Getting traffic to your blog is more work than you ever imagined. And to make matters worse, competition for organic traffic is both fierce and brutal.

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But what if there was an easier way to get both organic and paid traffic, that’s tried and tested?

Well, the short answer is, there is. Yes!

And that’s not all. In a moment, I will show you the best part.

Why I Switched From MailerLite To ActiveCampaign

And Why You Should Consider Switching, Too!

Here’s the brutal truth about email list building: Although there is no perfect email marketing software, there are a few that are close to perfection.

MailerLite vs ActiveCampaign

Let’s break this down. Shall we?

As a content marketer (author, blogger, coach, copywriter, internet marketer, social media expert or other online business person), you need a large email list. Secondly, you need a strategy for building your email list. Thirdly, you need to find a way to provide insane value to the people on the list, and develop a relationship with them. And then, you should market solutions to the people on the list, giving them not only what they want, but also what they need. For this to work, you need an email marketing software to provide a ‘home’ for your email list.

The Definitive Guide To The Top 12 Email Service Providers For Bloggers

What is the size of your email list? I mean, how many people do you have on your email list? Is your email list:

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  • Anemic?
  • Teeny weeny?
  • Non-existent? or
  • Huge?

If you have a product to sell or an affiliate offer to promote, can you send an email to a targeted list of at least 2,500 engaged subscribers who love to read your emails?

Develop An Effective Strategy For List Building

If you’re not comfortable with any of those questions, then you need to smell the coffee and wake up to the idea that you need an effective strategy for building an email list.

Electronic Marketing: 12 Reasons Why You Need A Targeted Email List

How To Use A Targeted Email List to Connect with Your Audience or Tribe [Email List For Electronic Marketing]

This may come as a shock to your system. But trust me on this one.
 Your most valuable asset is not your content. It’s not your expertise.

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It’s not even your blog or website. Nope, not your employees…

Your greatest asset as a blogger, author, coach, writer, social media expert, internet marketer or other content marketer is your targeted email list as part of an electronic marketing strategy.

Email is easily the best way to:

  • Build an engaged audience or tribe of people eager to buy from you; or
  • Create excitement around your next project.

Without an email list of engaged subscribers, you will struggle to mobilize your message. But first, what is electronic marketing?