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Using Pinterest to Drive Traffic to your Blog
One of the most important aspects of blogging is finding an audience for your written word. We would all like our audience to read our work, so increasing traffic to our websites is essential. One of the best ways I have found is to use Pinterest. It is a search engine just like Google, where people can find exactly what they need to know using keywords. If you’re new to Pinterest, you can do a free course which I highly recommend. I had no idea how to set up my Pinterest properly, create pins or link pins to my blog until I took this course, Pinterest for New Bloggers. It was incredibly helpful, for people whether new to Pinterest, or even if you’ve been using Pinterest for a while. The Course is presented by Blogging for New Bloggers who have a number of other fantastic courses. I’ve taken quite a few of them, and you can check them out here.
Pinterest relies on people to Pin new Pins to their boards frequently. Having an automated schedule for your Pins takes a lot of the work of repinning contents away from you. You can schedule your Pins in advance, to Pin to boards even when you aren’t able to yourself, meaning that your Pins are getting seen regularly, thus increasing traffic to your site.
That’s where Tailwind comes in.
Using Tailwind to Schedule your Content
If you are new to Tailwind, it is a scheduling service for sharing content to Pinterest. You can join for free, and this will allow you to join 5 tribes, and schedule 30 posts to your tribes per month. Here is the link to a short video which explains what Tailwind is, and how it can help you share your content:
In addition to the free service, you can Pay for a subscription. If you use the following link you will get $15 off Tailwind Plus:
https://www.tailwindapp.com/i/chenry1320 I will also receive $15 credit from Tailwind if you use this link
I have started a new tribe on Tailwind called Midlife Bloggers Aging Well. About this Tribe:
Midlife Bloggers Aging Well is for people in their midlife (40s-60s) who write about midlife, for example, lifestyle, health, menopause, travel, challenges of midlife, planning for retirement, looking and feeling good in your midlife. The tribe will focus on tips on aging gracefully and maintaining a healthy lifestyle as we age
This is the link to go directly to the tribe:
Because my tribe is new you can schedule the first 20 pins to it and they won’t be included in the 30 per month.
I am writing to invite you to join my tribe so that you can share quality information for Midlifers.
Pinterest Group Boards
I’m also taking this opportunity to invite you to my Pinterest group board, Midlifers Group Board. Sharing our content is a win-win situation for everyone. If you are not yet a member of this group board, here is the link to request to join here
I also have another group board on Pinterest for bloggers who write about maintaining a healthy lifestyle called Staying Healthy – Group Board. This is for all age groups, not just midlifers. Request to join here:
My third group board on Pinterest is Planning for Retirement. This is a group board for midlifers who are planning for their retirement – financial, lifestyle, downsizing, health, family. Request to join here.
One of the best outcomes I have received from blogging is networking with other bloggers. I really enjoy reading their content and have learned a lot this way. I would love you to join me in sharing quality information by using these platforms.
4 responses to “How To Increase Traffic to your Blog”
Thank you for sharing. Pinterest is definitely something that I need to work on in promoting my blog. I hear so much about it!
Hi Rachael, thank you so much for your feedback. I really appreciate it, regards Christina
Thank you for sharing this article on how to increase search engine traffic to your blog. I really enjoy reading your blog. My experience is that you can best stimulate growth by setting up a facebook page. Obviously recycling pictures does not work, you will need original pictures with catchy slogans so people will like and share (ask me if you have questions). The text you publish with your image is also of great importance as this determines for a big part how many clicks you will get. Anyways, thanks again for sharing and wishing you a great day!
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Hi Marktrues. I agree with having a Facebook page as well as other social media sites like Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter so that you can target multiple audiences. Thanks for your feedback, I really appreciate it, regards Christina
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