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Do you have to continuously post new content in order to bring in traffic?

Discussion in 'Pinterest' started by karma05, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. karma05

    karma05 Regular Member

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    I've posted a couple of pins linking to a couple of articles on my site, which resulted in some traffic, but the traffic flow soon ceased. So does this mean you must continously post new pins and content on your site to keep getting traffic from Pinterest?
     
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    Suggestions?
     
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    cyrusdavirus Power Member

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    Yes. You must consistently pin without spamming until your pins go viral. That's why supporting accounts are recommended. And read up on smartfeed.

    Then it becomes a question of how clickable are your pins. Recipes are highly clickable; quotes not so much.
     
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    karma05 Regular Member

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    Would it work to create multiple pins for one blog post? Or doesn't pinterest like that?
     
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    cyrusdavirus Power Member

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    I've been doing this. So far so good.
     
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    karma05 Regular Member

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    Well what do you do? Do you split test different colors or backgrounds, do you put the post headline in the graphic?
     
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    Do you use any pin scheduling tool like socialpilot etc?
     
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    karma05 Regular Member

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    I use the Pinterest Followliker, why?
     
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    One more question, if you don't mind. For each post on your site, how many pins do you have link to it?
     
  10. cyrusdavirus

    cyrusdavirus Power Member

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    I like to use taller-rather-than-wider images. If I need to, I'll combine images into 1 picture. I'm mostly in the food niche, so that's common. And I have no preference for colors. I just use crisp foreground with blurred background. I also don't use text on my images because I get lazy. But I make sure to use rich pins.

    Anywhere from 1 to 12'ish. The 1-2s are from the food pics. And I have a couple of CB landing pages in my blog that are not necessarily in the food niche. In order to have a rotation for avoiding spam, I include 12 or so pics, maybe more.
     
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    Based upon my experience with Pinterest, you do not need to post relentlessly. The key is your followers, engagement rate which will help to rank your pin higher than others.

    However the opposite is true for Twitter traffic. For twitter, you need to post and make good use of hashtag to get traffic.
     
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    Good tips.

    I have coupla recipes too but have a hard time finding pictures to match them. Let's say I have super "spaghetti with golden flakes and salmon". Those are hard to find, impossible even. What do you suggest for a pic in such situations? If I pin the blog post, I only get the title in a not-so-catchy neutral pin.
     
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    cyrusdavirus Power Member

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    Nowadays, I make my own pics mostly by ordering takeouts from nearby restaurants and snapping pics before eating. The recipes are, of course, rewritten. For your spaghetti example, maybe you should cook it if you can't find a restaurant to do it for you. You're gonna want orig content if you're in it for the long haul.
     
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    that is utter bullshit. You don't have to create new pins to get traffic. You only need enough people to repin your stuff continuously. Just adding new pins will not help in the long run at all.
     
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    Just saying, the man who gave many replies and answered your questions deserves some thanks for his efforts and times
     
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    But if they see my plain tomato sauce-only spaghetti, will people be angry? "I was looking forward to that golden flake spaghetti and all I see is a plain ordinary tomato sauce pasta! FAKE PINS!"???
     
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    No1 will shout "fake pins"...but they will probably not repin your stuff. Pinterest magic happens, if you are able to score a lot of organic repins. Meaning: Some1 clicks on your pin, reads your stuff and decides it is good enough to pin it to their personal board.

    And as for recipes. Most people can't cook - so plain and lots of calories is always good. Ann-Sue doens't want to cook "truffled lobster al forno with a sprinkling of Beluga caviar"...she wants the super cheesy tomato spaghetti - done in 10 minutes. Only make sure to add a twist...something stupid like "Pro tip: add a sprinkle of organic butter last to make it extra creamy" making them feel like they discovered a secret *lol*
     
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    Is it best to try to get people to repin your pins on pinterest, like an infographic or something, or to get them to pin from your site after they've read your content?
     
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    hm...tough question and one I could not possibly even start to answer. the more organic repins a pin has, the better it performs. But that could be a false positive *shrug*
     
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    I've been doing pinterest marketing for long time, in my experience you don't need to spam pinterest, you only need to pin a good content and repinable image and you need to get access on active community boards, if you got access don't spam them or you get kicked. btw pinterest has made lot of change this year, sadly my traffic drops 60% ..

    Thinking to spam pinterest?...
    then think twice....