Happy Tuesday All! I am so exited to share with you my first ever guest post written by Cait behind Cait’s Cozy Corner. Make sure to check out her amazing blog!
Growing your Pinterest account may seem tedious. It may even seem impossible. At least that’s how I’ve been feeling the last few YEARS attempting to see any results of my own Pinterest grow. It’s frustrating isn’t it? You may think that Pinterest might not get any traffic to your blog either. It’s a lot “not thinking” right but actually..I figured out a few tips to make your Pinterest account stand out to followers, family and friends alike!
Add A Profile Picture + Keywords In Your Profile – When I see someone who still has a Pinterest account with the mysterious red pin as their profile photo, I get a bit… scared.(Are you a hacker? A spammer? A wart-ridden government troll living in the darkest corners of the IRS?)You’ll find it difficult to get anyone following you if you scare them, so let’s fix that. When on your main Pinterest profile name (ie: ‘Ginger @ That Redhead Blogger’). That way when people search for you, it will be easier to find you. To help your account be found for your area of expertise (ie: fitness coaching), put targeted words after your name: ‘Cait + Health Coach‘ for example.
Have A Consistent Visual Theme – People on a whole like things that look cohesive, organized, and “pulled together.” That’s why stores and websites that are successful always. always. always! have a certain appearance that is the same throughout. You can — and should — do this on your Pinterest account, too.
Make Your Pins Taller – If there’s one make or break deal in Pinterest, it’s the look of your images. For this point we’re going to focus on dimensions, and the thing you need to remember most? Avoid all horizontally wide rectangle images.What you want are eye-catching, loooong pins that are impossible to miss. They’re 10 miles long, and people can’t help but notice them! If you aren’t up for creating images quite that long, fear not. The standard recommended dimensions of 735 x 1102 will do just fine.
Image: Rank Crew
Use Specific SEO-Friendly Keywords – Pinterest has been moving toward search engine capabilities for some time now. They don’t want it to be a place where you only come to stumble across pretty pictures your friends post, but a database where you can actively seek out information + products you’re looking for.This means if you want your pins found, they need to be labeled with words that actual people might use when they’re looking for quotes, recipes, sewing tutorials, coding tips, or whatever else it is that they’re thinking about at 11 p.m. on a Saturday night. Dan Anton, created RankCrew, a website developing software that helps you build your website using specific SEO key searches and linkbacks. This way your website are one of the top ones that pop up to followers and people searching for specific items. RankCrew is not only affordable but extremely powerful in helping reach your branding goals. Working with one of the msot respected names in SEO, Dan can help bring your site ( and pins ) to the next level by offering 3 various packages to make sure your website is where it needs to be. Did I mention that creating a profile with this website is FREE? It doesn’t get much better than that!
Join Group Boards – Pinning to a 1,000,001 group boards was once THE thing on Pinterest — and how a lot of current accounts with massive followings first got traction. With the introduction of the Smart Feed and Pinterest evolving how it shows pins to people, that’s not as key now…but it can still be a super help (especially if you’re just starting out).But how do you know which boards to join and regularly pin to? The top question I ask myself when selecting a group board is this:I recommend a minimum average repin rate of at least 3 repins. Some pins might have 0 or 1, but others might have 5 or 8.f you can find a board where most pins regularly have 3+ repins and several of over 10+ or 15+, that’s a definite winner. Keep participating in these boards as well as Facebook to help your growth skyrocket to the next level!
How do you stand out on Pinterest?
Thank you Cait for these much needed tips!