The Pin Junkie: Master List of Pinterest Tips

Master List of Pinterest Tips

Master List of Pinterest Tips
Master List of Pinterest Tips to Grow your Blog

Do you want to grow your Pinterest account and drive traffic to your site, but just don't know where to start?  Pinterest can be an incredibly powerful social media tool and there's so much you can do to make your Pinterest account more effect at bringing traffic to your site.  It can also get really overwhelming, really quick. This master list of Pinterest tips and links to helpful resources can help. 

The items on this list are certainly not intended to be done all at once.  Instead, do one item at a time, when you have the time.  Each item takes a few minutes, but can reap big rewards of more engagement on your Pinterest account in the form of likes, repins and followers.  More engagement on your Pinterest account can lead to more traffic back to your blog or website.  Who doesn't want that?

You may even find that you're already doing some of the items on this list.  If so, give yourself a well deserved pat on the back!  Ok, are you ready?  Here are over 35 quick easy things you can do to grow your Pinterest account and drive traffic to your site:

1.  Get rich pins. (find out how to get rich pins here)
2.  Pin eye-catching and attractive images.
3.  When creating your own images, use titles & text overlay on the images to inform pinners what the pin is about.
4.  Comment on pins.
5.  Pin variety, not just your content.
6.  Check the link on a pin to make sure it goes to the correct site before repinning.
7.  Pin throughout the day, not all at once.
8.  Pin everyday.
9.  Use a pin scheduler to automate your pinning. (find out how to get free Pinterest schedulers here)
10.  Create and pin long, vertical images.  They're easier to see in the Pinterest feed and get more repins.
11.  Install the Pinterest browser button. It makes it easy to pin the great ideas you find from around the web. (get it here)
12.  Write a good pin description with keywords to optimize searches within Pinterest.  If repining, edit the existing description if needed.
13.  Before pinning content from your blog or website, make sure you've used keywords to name your image files to help them show up in Pinterest searches.

14.  Organize boards. (tips on how to keep Pinterest boards organized here)
15.  Join group boards. (find out how to join Pinterest group boards here)
16.  Use related and attractive images for board covers.
17.  Title boards with specific, descriptive names and keywords to optimize SEO.
18.  Write clear, keyword specific descriptions for each of your boards.
19.  Follow other boards.
20.  Create boards that relate to your blog's or business's topic.
21.  Place boards with your content at the top of your Pinterest page.

22.  Link your other social media accounts to your Pinterest account.  (Go to your Pinterest "account settings" and then go to "social networks."
23.  Use Pinterest analytics.
24.  Follow other Pinterest accounts.
25.  Verify your account - this allows you to include a link back to your site.
26.  Upload your image or logo for your Pinterest profile image.
27.  Write a clear description in your profile so people know what your Pinterest page, blog or website is all about.
28.  If you have a website that generates an income, even it it's just a little bit, get a Pinterest business account. (find out how here)

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29.  Make it easy to pin content from your blog or website by including a "pin it" button on your site.
30.  Make it easy to follow your Pinterest account with a "follow me" button on your site.
31.  Use Pinterest widgets to embed boards and display your most recent pins on your site. (get Pinterest widgets here)

Follow Pinterest Etiquette (read more about Pinterest etiquette here)
32.  Avoid pinning too much at one time.
33.  Pin from a specific URL not the main blog page or from a Google search.
34.  Follow posted rules when pinning to group board.

35.  Engage and participate - stay active on Pinterest by liking, commenting,  pinning, and following.
36.  Curate great content to make your boards an excellent resource on your topic or area of focus.
37.  Pin good quality, informative, eye catching content.

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  1. Really great advice! We are still finding out how to utilize Pinterest to its fullest potential for our blog & these tips are definitely helpful. One thing I struggle with is trying to space out when I pin, I have tried a few of the pin schedulers but they are sort of confusing, do you have on that you use?

  2. Do you mean pin long vertical ones? Like up and down? Or wide horizontal ones? in tip #10

  3. I started doing my vertical images 500x892 and tend to get a nice amount of repins. Not sure if that's the right size or dimensions though;) Great tips in general! I have learned quite a bit from your posts!! Thank you for taking the time to help!!

  4. Great tips as always! Thanks for sharing!

  5. These are awesome tips. I've been slowly sprucing up my boards and pinterest presence since I started my blog and this list will definitely help. Thank you for sharing, Bonnie!

  6. Fantastic tips! Pinterest is the medium I wish I could grow as dynamically as the rest of social media, but I'm afraid that even though I was one of the first on that social platform, I didn't use it like I should have. It's never too late though, right? LoL! - Jerusha,

  7. These are really great tips! I need to do better at embed boards into relevant posts. I found that when I do do this, I get quite a few followers to that board! Thanks for sharing these with us! :)

  8. Some great new ideas - can't wait to try them out and see how I can make them work for me! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Thanks so much, Bonnie, for sharing these tips! I can see I have my work cut out for me.

    Pinning! :)

  10. So many great tips here. Thanks for sharing.

  11. These are great tips. I have pinned it

  12. This is very helpful - great tips! I enjoy Pinterest it's just more fun and helpful than any other form of social media.
    -Carole @ Garden Up Green

  13. Thanks so much, I love it when other's share, I appreciate it, alot. Pinning this for future use, I really need to work on my Pinterest account, I guess I can take it one Pin at a time!

  14. these are great tips!! thank you, thank you for sharing!! i have a LOT to do :)

  15. These are so helpful. We are still trying to maximize our use of Pinterest. Point 6 is right on- I've pinned things only to go back later and find out it doesn't link to the original source, or the link is no longer available.
    Stopping by from Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party!

  16. Brilliant tips, Bonnie! I've just pinned your post and will be carefully studying all of your suggestions over the next few days. Thanks for sharing them! If you have a moment to spare I'd be thrilled if you could share this post at my new Sundays Down Under link up. This would be a fabulous addition!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  17. Thank you for the tips. I am not that great with Pinterest and have been looking to help myself along. I will implement and let you know how it goes.

  18. Great list here. Am pinning for later as I can't take it all in at once! Visiting from Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party.

  19. Thanks for sharing this wonderful list. I'm working on growing my Pinterest following right now, so this is perfect for me. I will have to look into a pin scheduler because I usually only go on once and day and pin, but it would be nice if it was spread out.

    Thanks for linking up with the Bloggers Brags Party. I've pinned your post to our group page. I hope to see you again next Monday.

  20. Some good tips trying to increase my pinterest following thanks

  21. Thanks for the tips. PINNED. Linda @Crafts a la mode

  22. Thanks for all the Pinterest tips! Pinterest is definitely my main source of traffic and I haven't been implementing all these tips yet but will shortly! Thanks for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.

  23. Thank you for sharing all of your tips! I just started a Pinterest Account for my blog and have a lot to learn.

  24. Thanks for sharing your tips at the party. Pinned & featuring. Hope to see you again soon.

  25. Great information! Looks like I need to get busy. Thanks for sharing.

  26. Oh this blog listing was so informative. I clicked on the link to join group Pinterest boards, and some other links you included. I just want to thank you for a fab listing of tips and tools. For a beginner blogger like me. This information is invaluable.

  27. Thank you for the in depth article with valuable tips, This will be a go to post for me.