One of my goals this year is to grow any/all my social media channels to 1000+ followers. Well my Pinterest was the first one to hit that mark. Here are some tips and tricks that I’ve picked up over time.
1. Vertical images only
Well when I first started making Pinterest graphics, I just copied everyone else and made a vertical images. It was only later (like 4 months ago…) that I actually learned why vertical images make the best graphics. Vertical images take up more space on their site because of how it’s set up.
2. Find your style and stick with it
I’ve used this design since I started making graphics. When I found my brand colors and fonts, I applied them to my graphics, and kept with it. Consistency is key! That way when someone is scrolling through Pinterest and sees the pin I made-they’ll know it’s one of my designs and it will go to my blog.
3. Try to use warmer colors and simple backgrounds
Not in every graphic, but most. Shades of reds, oranges, pinks and other warm colors get the most traffic and repins. As for using simple backgrounds, it looks more professional and (if it’s white) goes with everything.
4. Set up rich pins
Rich pins place your favicon, post information and website name under the pin itself. Thanks to this little preview my pin clicks, page views and even my email lists are growing! And they’re easy to set up- I followed these instructions, but here is a great post about setting up rich pins.
5. Craft your bio wisely
If you use the search feature a lot (which you totally should) then you can guess that others do that too. Your bio (even the name you put) has keywords in it so I recommend using words like ‘blogger’, ‘lifestyle (or whatever your niche is)’ or any kind of descriptor in your bio/name.
6. Join group boards
Group boards are great to gain exposure. Read this post to get started and join some great ones! Rotate your pins so all the topics get noticed-speaking of rotating pins…
7. Invest in Boardbooster
Okay really any pin scheduler- Tailwind, Hootsuite, Buffer. Boardbooster just came out with a ‘tribes’ feature which essentially is a list of shared pins. Every member can pin personal pins, but there’s a setting makes sure that every tribe member pins a certain amount of other pins. Tailwind also has this feature for free. Use my BoardBooster link to get a discount when you sign up (I also get a discount if you use it).