10 Reasons Why Every Blogger Should Join Pinterest

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If you're a blogger who doesn't have Pinterest yet or still don't use it for your blog posts, then you're at the right spot. Billions of people are signing up to Pinterest lately (including the boys, now we don't forget the boys).

I'm glad I used Pinterest the moment I started my 3rd blog (this blog). Why? I gain more traffic from Pinterest than any other referral sites like Facebook or search engines.

Here are the reasons why every blogger should join Pinterest.

So grab your mug of coffee or tea and let's get right into it!

10 Reasons why every Blogger should Join Pinterest

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What is Pinterest and how can it help me?

It's a visual search engine for many people out there. Instead of looking up a bunch of words, you're looking up images that can send you to a site when you click on it. You can pin those images that you like to your boards for later or for your followers to see on their feed.

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Pinterest is really helpful when it comes to sharing your post to others. When you share it on your boards or the group boards you're in, it can really make a difference.

You'll get plenty of impressions that link to your site. Like I said, I get more of my traffic there than any other sites.


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Here is the yearly view (of November 2018)


Anyways, let's get into the 10 reasons.

Free traffic to their blogs

It's quite difficult to get traffic from sources like social media or SEO unless you're really knowledgeable about those things.

Pinterest is pretty much the easier platform to gain traffic to your post and plus, you can create your account for FREE. All you need to do is make a Pinterest Graphic, insert it on your post and then pin it to your board.

To get continuous streams of traffic through Pinterest, use Tailwind to automate your pins for you. Try out a FREE trial version here.

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Find Inspiration and ideas for newer blog posts

Having a writer's block? Pinterest is a creative site for anyone to get inspiration and ideas from. That's where I get most of my blog post topics from and save it to my Trello list for later.

Trick hack: Click on the search bar and look down to find "trending ideas". You can use that to your advantage and make a post related to that topic in order to gain traffic.

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Ignore the fact that I was basically looking up recipes for A'glio olio recipes for making it the other day.

Remember, you can get inspired but DON'T COPY OR STEAL!

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Share or find content with like-minded people

You can find so many people and posts that interest you.

For example, I like things self-care related and if you search up "self-care", you can find plenty of posts on self-care. The list is unlimited!

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Join collaborated groups to share your content with thousands. I'm in a few group boards where I share my content and share others' content as well. This is a great way to gain impressions for your post.

Each collaborated groups have a few rules you need to follow or you will get kicked out instantly if you obey those rules. So remember, follow the rules!

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Easy keyword finder

If you look from step 3's image, you can see those little sub-categories on the top before listing down the pins. This can help you with your SEO.

How? If you write a post for example like "15 Self-Care routines to install in your daily life", then your SEO keyword is "self-care routine". I won't get into SEO details in this post but you get the basics.

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By clicking on each one, you can find a few pins that are more in detail to what you're looking for. This is helpful for getting your post to the top in order for people to find you.

You can find ANYTHING on there

Yep, apparently, you can find anything on there (unless I'm not searching deep enough then you can correct me on that). For example, when it comes to drawing my anatomy (which I still can't do), I'll just look up what I want to work on and it's already on the first page.

pinterest anatomy tutorial search

Learning newer things

Remember what they say "you can never stop learning". And that's what Pinterest is for.

You can explore and find things like "blogging do and don'ts" or "mistakes I did when I first started blogging" etc.

This will help you improve your site and the things you didn't know when it comes to blogging. There are also plenty of pins where they teach you the basics of SEO.

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The beautiful graphics are pretty sweet

Who doesn't love the fresh designs and brightly pop-up visuals the moment you search? Ok maybe I'm just excusing the fact that there are 50/50 good and bad pins out there but I'm more leaning towards the good side.

I use to use Pinterest quite a lot in class during my public school years and all I did during those free time was go on the app and Pin things that look pretty or inspire me. Those were the times where I didn't know what Pinterest was and I was just liking and pinning things to one board I had. If you have a business account, you can put ads up so that more people can see.

Like Facebook, you can actually use ads to get your post seen by many. Not everyone on here uses it but it is a good route to gaining traffic as it advertises the ad to more people.

I never use ads since some of my posts are already in the top pages of Pinterest but if I did stumble upon a blockage, then I would invest in buying a few ads or two once I finish updating my older posts.

Organise your boards in different categories of your choice

This time, you no longer need to worry about losing every pin in one single board (like I did back then).

You can create boards and organise your pins in different categories. Later on, if you want to read a pin, you can go to your board and find it. Ya know, use it as a site bookmark. The best thing is you can make board covers for them so they can be visually appealing to your audience.

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This is what my cover boards look like so you know which boards are mine…

How do you create board covers for your boards?

You can check out Beth (from Brilliant Business Moms)'s post "How to Make Pinterest Board Covers {and Why You Need Them!}"

That's how I made my Pinterest board covers. Update: I made a post on how to make Pinterest cover boards so you can check it out here.


I do hope these reasons are reasons for using Pinterest as a blogger. If you haven't created an account yet, click here!

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