If you have a blog, you have surely felt the positive effects of Pinterest in recent months. Pinterest has completely revolutionized the way that bloggers promote their posts and the way that readers find ideas and articles!
Pinterest is currently my biggest traffic source…some months the traffic I receive from Pinterest might even be double the next highest traffic source! I am, by no means, an expert when it comes to Pinterest, but I have found a few “Pinterest strategies” that have helped me get more traffic from Pinterest.
1. Take GREAT pictures (or purchase stock photos). Because Pinterest is a visual catalog, it is absolutely imperative that you learn to take quality pictures if you want to get the most out of this awesome resource (or purchase professional stock photos)! Invest in a good camera, turn off the flash, and use natural light. I am obviously NOT a professional photographer, but I have learned some strategies to use my camera more effectively. You can read a few of my photography tips here. I would also highly recommend the DVD series Learn & Master Photography!
2. When possible, use a vertically-oriented picture or a collage for the top picture of your post. With the way that Pinterest boards are formatted, vertically-oriented pictures or collages stand out MUCH more than horizontally-oriented photos.
What strategies have you found for using Pinterest to drive more traffic to your blog/website???