5 Tricks For Getting Big Traffic From Pinterest

This week I’ve been talking a lot about Pinterest and how important it is for my blog traffic and my income.

Pinterest sends me around 300 visitors per day and is growing rapidly.

Today I want to share five “tricks” that will get your blog more Pins because the more Pins you get, the more traffic you’ll get.

Pinterest Trick #1
The Pin Swap Trick

This is a really simple, really effective “trick”.

As a Pinterest user, you should be Pinning images from all around the web that you find interesting. There are no rules as to how many items you should Pin each day, but you could Pin 1, 5, 10, 20 or 50 different images from different websites and blogs.

After you Pin an image from a blog, find a contact email address for that blogger and email them something like this…

Hey NAME

I’m just sending you a quick email to let you know that I just Pinned your blog post about BLOG POST TOPIC to my BOARD NAME at BOARD URL.

I hope it sends you some new readers J

I have just published a new blog post about BLOG POST TOPIC. You can see it at the link below and if you like it, it would be great if you could Pin it to one of your Pinterest boards :)

LINK HERE

Thanks a lot,
YOUR NAME

Some will Pin your blog post, some won’t, but it will be well worth your effort to send out this simple copy and paste email.

Test it for yourself!

Pinterest Trick #2
The Facebook & Pinterest Trick

Have you got a Facebook fan page? If so, try out this trick to get more traffic from Pinterest using the combined marketing power of your Facebook fans.

Here’s what you do…

1. Pick a post on your blog that has a high quality image that you think (or know) would be shared around on Pinterest.

2. Post something like this to your Facebook fans…

Want to WIN $10? Let’s have a really simple and fun competition. Here’s what you need to do…

1. Visit the blog post below and Pin it to one of your Pinterest boards.

2. Come back here and post the link to your Pin.

3. The person who gets the most RePins by Noon EST on Friday will win $10 sent direct to them.

Of course you can change the prize to suit your audience. Perhaps offer a product related to the post you are sharing.

And of course change your prize based on the number of fans you have. If you only have 100 then offering a big prize wouldn’t be feasible. But if you have many thousands then you could offer a big prize knowing that you’ll benefit from the big traffic gains you’ll get.

This is a great little tip to get lots of interaction on Facebook (which is important), and even more importantly, BIG traffic from Pinterest.

Pinterest Trick #3
The Fiver Trick

I’ve used this trick a few times in the past. Sometimes it works well, sometimes it falls flat on its face and is a waste of $5.

Head to Fiverr.com and search for “Pinterest” in the search box. Look for gigs that are offering Pins to a substantial number of followers (3k plus).

Here’s one example…

http://fiverr.com/pinocchio/pin-or-repin-up-to-5-your-items-on-my-pinterest-with-over-2000-followers

Set aside $20-30 and test out paying for Pins.

HINT: If you have images on your blog that have proven to do well on Pinterest (generate lots of traffic) then choose these images to be Pinned by the people you pay.

Pinterest Trick #4
The Twitter & Pinterest Trick

This is another of my favorite ideas…

On my blog I have a post called The Top 8 Uses For Tea Tree Oil that spreads really well on Pinterest and generates a lot of traffic.

I figured that anyone with a Board about “Essential Oils” would be happy to Pin the page to their board.

So I went to Pinterest and searched “Essential Oils” and filtered by “Board”. This brought up hundreds of boards from Pinterest users.

I wanted to find a way to contact these users, but there are no contact emails available so I clicked through to the profile page for each user.

Some of them have Twitter icons to indicate that they have a Twitter account. If they did, I’d click through and visit their Twitter profile page.

I’d then send them a Tweet like this…

@USERNAME I see you have a Pinterest Board about Essential Oils. I thought you may be interested in Pinning this: LINK

Again, some will ignore you, but some will Pin your page and send you free traffic from Pinterest.

Pinterest Trick #5
The Pin Button Attraction Trick

This is a “trick” I’ve only been using for about 72 hours, but so far it is working wonders.

Like I’ve already said, to get traffic from Pinterest, you need to get people Pinning your images.

The previous tricks I’ve shared involve finding new people to Pin your pages, but a much easier way (and a more effective way) is to get a greater proportion of your existing blog visitors to Pin your content.

A great way to do that is with Chris Guthrie’s brand new WordPress plug-in – Pin Button Attraction.

It enables you to quickly and easily (it took me two minutes to set up) add “Pin It” buttons into your images.

Here’s an example…

pin button example

This does two things:

1. It makes it super easy for readers to Pin your content.

2. It reminds them that they can pin your content. As a Pinerest user, I often read a fantastic article with a high quality image, but I don’t Pin it because I forget that I can. When I see that “Pin It” button though it reminds me and I Pin it to my boards – and probably send a lot of traffic to that blog.

I’ve only had the plug-in set up for about three days but I’ve seen a noticeable number of extra Pins and, more importantly, extra traffic. In fact, I’ve had around 50% extra traffic from Pinterest in the past couple of days.

If you have a WordPress blog then I strongly suggest you set this plug-in up ASAP. And if you don’t have images yet, then start adding some now because Pinterest is a traffic powerhouse that will only get bigger.

Click Here To Download Pin Button Attraction Now

Any questions or comments? Leave them below.

Do YOU have any Pinterest traffic tricks that you’d like to share?

Plus, it would be great if you could share this post on Twitter or Facebook if you have enjoyed it  :)

Thanks,
James Penn

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Comments

  1. Hi James,

    Great post! Even better is the blog traffic academy. Even though I have only just begun, it is incredible.

    I have just one problem I need help with though. Getting a Pinterest invite, these are extremely hard to come by. Any chance of suggestions on how to get one?

    Cheers!

  2. Hi James,
    You always come up with great posts – thank you! You seem to be enjoying fantastic success with Pinterest.
    Can you please explain your routine from getting your latest blog post idea (where you get your post ideas from) to choosing your image & then the product you`ll be recommending!
    Thank you
    Nick

    • Hi Nick

      I know enough about my market now to just come up with post ideas. I’m in such a big market that coming up with content ideas is not a problem, but if I am struggling I’d have a look at some of the popular blogs and get ideas from them.

      Once the post is written I head to istockphoto.com and search for relevant images. For example, yesterday I posted an article about the health benefits of beetroot juice, so I searched for “beetroot juice” in istockphoto and picked a high quality image that was 1 or 2 credits.

      I’ll then head to Amazon and look for a product to promote. Using the same example as above, it was obvious I’d want to promote beetroot juice so I picked the one with the best reviews.

      Hope this helps,
      James

  3. Say hay! James Penn is great hay? but where is the email address for “bloggers”, anyway these ideas he has are inexpensive, like in free, and what other things he has is “cheap”. This sharing is for the benefit of everyone that wants to generate more customers, and “tricks”, ideas like this work. Thanx to goodness for people who are authentic, like the James Pess, and deliver what they promise.
    Your article on beetroot juice links back to your site, and people buy from you, great! I love beet juice, and the red-purple color is beautiful. (Olive Juice too!) Rox here, at mcbikergear.com – mcbikergear.ws