[Journey] Growing a niche website from scratch with Pinterest as a main traffic source. [Goal: 10m+ monthly Pinterest views]

I began with drip feeding, but lately, I'm just posting them all at once. It doesn't seem to make a huge difference. I've even read someone on X saying that they experience higher impressions on manually pinned and not scheduled pins.
That's excellent. Thanks for the tips man. Really appreciate
 
So have you not monetized the traffic you've gotten so far from this journey? I saw you said you were waiting for getting approved on MV, hope u keep updating on the revenue part :D
 
So have you not monetized the traffic you've gotten so far from this journey? I saw you said you were waiting for getting approved on MV, hope u keep updating on the revenue part :D
I totally forgot to share an update on the MV situation. Long story short, yes, I did get accepted.

Their ads have only been running for two days, and so far, the RPM is horrendous. That is probably to be expected since Journey is their lower-tier program, after all.

There is no point in sharing any revenue numbers because they are abysmal at this point. I'm hoping the RPM will rise in the following weeks.

I'm not sure if I'll post regular updates on the revenue part. Also, once/if I achieve 10m+ impressions in a month (which was my initial goal of this journey), I'll most likely end this thread.

In the meantime, I'll do my best to keep you all up to date. :)
 
I'm thinking about creating other accounts directing to sites on blogger and wordpress.com, would that be good?
Does the OP or anyone on this therad have any experience directing traffic from Pinterest to blogger and wordpress.com?
 
I'm thinking about creating other accounts directing to sites on blogger and wordpress.com, would that be good?
Does the OP or anyone on this therad have any experience directing traffic from Pinterest to blogger and wordpress.com?

I think it's more safe to have your own domain or else it may be flagged as spam.
 
I totally forgot to share an update on the MV situation. Long story short, yes, I did get accepted.

Their ads have only been running for two days, and so far, the RPM is horrendous. That is probably to be expected since Journey is their lower-tier program, after all.

There is no point in sharing any revenue numbers because they are abysmal at this point. I'm hoping the RPM will rise in the following weeks.

I'm not sure if I'll post regular updates on the revenue part. Also, once/if I achieve 10m+ impressions in a month (which was my initial goal of this journey), I'll most likely end this thread.

In the meantime, I'll do my best to keep you all up to date. :)
Congrats Korni. I am sure Journey's RPM will increase.

I am currently using Ezoic, and boy oh boy, the EMPV or RPM is worse than horrendous.

I can't wait to switch to MV or Raptive.

Now, about pins, do you add tags to your pins?

If yes, do you use up all 10 slots for each PIN or...?
 
Congrats Korni. I am sure Journey's RPM will increase.

I am currently using Ezoic, and boy oh boy, the EMPV or RPM is worse than horrendous.

I can't wait to switch to MV or Raptive.

Now, about pins, do you add tags to your pins?

If yes, do you use up all 10 slots for each PIN or...?
Tell me about Ezoic... I still use them on my other site, which relies on search traffic. I can write a lot about this shady company, but I'll refrain from flooding my thread with that. :)

On a completely unrelated note, it seems that after all the Google updates, Bing decided to put the last nail in that site's coffin by deindexing it, haha. It's officially below 100 visits daily for the first time in 2 years.

Edit: It's not just Bing. The site is deindexed on Yahoo and Duckduckgo all on the same freaking day. WTF?

Regarding your question, I've tried adding tags, but I don't see any positive impact on the pins that have them, so I haven't bothered with adding any ever since.
 
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My pins without links start to get views immediately, but the ones with links take a long time to get views and sometimes they stay at zero forever, is this happening to anyone else?
Yes, this has been happening for a few years, that is, since Pinterest cut off free traffic. Like any platform, Pinterest wants you to pay to get traffic.
I have never made as much money in IM as I did with Pinterest.
Too bad. Things that are too good eventually run out.
 
@korni, how many pins per day are you pinning these days, and how much time does it take?

I am trying to pin 30+ pins per day, but it takes me at least 45-60 minutes for that. Not counting time for making them - quality over quantity. Nonetheless, time consuming tasks ...
 
@korni, how many pins per day are you pinning these days, and how much time does it take?

I am trying to pin 30+ pins per day, but it takes me at least 45-60 minutes for that. Not counting time for making them - quality over quantity. Nonetheless, time consuming tasks ...
I haven't been pinning a lot lately. It takes me a couple of minutes to make 10 pins from my premade templates.

If you have the budget, you can try Pingenerator or BlogToPin. Both of them have the option to import Canva templates. I can't vouch for any of these tools since I haven't actually used them but they seem to be the most popular ones on X.
I am pinning 20 pins a day and it's A LOT of work. Seriously, Pinterest is not for the lazy ones. It's an absurd amount of work.
I don't find making the pins the most tedious part. Now, if we are talking about Midjourney image generations, compressing, formatting, uploading each image to Wordpress, copy/pasting descriptions, then yes, it's a lot of work.
 
Does the OP or anyone on this therad have any experience directing traffic from Pinterest to blogger and wordpress.com?

I wouldn't use a website hosted on wordpress.com as it can be taken down if they do not like your traffic / website.
Make sure to create a self-hosted WordPress website (this can be free). For example, using this service (I am not affiliated with them):

https://www.000webhost.com/free-wordpress-hosting
 
What tools are you guys using to check keywords on pinterest?

I use trends.pinterest.com but the results are rather limited.

Anything else?
 
What tools are you guys using to check keywords on pinterest?

I use trends.pinterest.com but the results are rather limited.

Anything else?
I find the Pinterest trends tool with seed keywords, combined with KeywordsEverywhere extension for search volume a good way to do keyword research.

Anyway, Tony Hill made a new tool and it's still in early access. You can subscribe for an invite. I think I got an invite email but I forgot about it.

It's called PinClicks and it looks interesting but I'm not sure if it's that useful.

From what I understand, it scrapes the top results for a keyword and shows the total amount of saves for each pin along with some "pin score" rating? You can already do something similar with the SortPin chrome extension for free.

Oh, and you can get keyword suggestions when you input a seed keyword. The suggestions thing just look like autosuggest when you type a keyword in the search bar, lol.
 
Great post keep us updated, I have done Pinterest for my site for about over a year now and I have seen significant growth. I post 2-3 times a day and use the Pinterest keyword tool for all my post.
Awesome! How much traffic do you get? What's your CTR?
 
Identified lucrative keywords with decent search volumes. The competition might be too high for some, but I'll do them anyway. I'm confident that my pins will be of higher quality and that I can compete with them.
if you don't mind and this question hasn't been asked and answered, how exactly do you gauge the search volume of keywords on Pinterest?

From my experience you can only get an idea whether a keyword or topic is trending or not. You can't tell the exact keyword. While using their ad tool could give you ide of overall topic(and sub-topic) audience reach, it still doesn't provide any meaningful information for individual keywords.
 
if you don't mind and this question hasn't been asked and answered, how exactly do you gauge the search volume of keywords on Pinterest?

From my experience you can only get an idea whether a keyword or topic is trending or not. You can't tell the exact keyword. While using their ad tool could give you ide of overall topic(and sub-topic) audience reach, it still doesn't provide any meaningful information for individual keywords.
I've talked about this. Essentially, I'm using the KeywordsEverywhere extension in combination with the Pinterest Trends tool and its different timeframe settings to gain insight into whether the keyword has potential.

I've stumbled upon 200k+ search volume keywords that appear on top of the rankings when checking the Trends tool. I don't even care if there is competition anymore. I'm going for the keywords with the most volume.
 
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