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Newbie in pinterest, how to generate traffic?

Discussion in 'Pinterest' started by beingink, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. beingink

    beingink Senior Member

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    I am doing everything manually now, I have setup three boards and most of the pins lead back to my site. I have also manually followed around 500 people and got only 45 followers.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Also how can I start generating traffic from pinterest?
     
  2. xinga

    xinga Regular Member

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    so you expect that by following 500 people and setting up three group boards you are set up to become a millionaire? work harder boy.. besides 10% follow-back-rate is great.
     
  3. Aatrox

    Aatrox Supreme Member

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    I doing the same as you actually, but not manually. You just need to post more, post good stuff that will attract people. I had a few pins that were awesome and brought in some good traffic. So I guess the quality of the image is here the point, not something that has been seen million times.
     
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  4. Dawgtown

    Dawgtown Junior Member

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    With Pinterest, it is very important to act like a real person and not like a bot. Following 500 people will not get you the followbacks that will actually convert. Also, you need to have more boards as 3 is way too few. It looks spammy if you only have 3 related boards with posts that all link to your money site. I generally recommend having 6-10 boards and having them in several different niches. Look at one of your followers and see how many boards they have on their account and try to mimic this.

    For posts in those boards, don't try to link everything back to your moneysite until after you have gained plenty of followers. Again, this type of activity looks spammy and will keep others from following you. A good recommendation would be to have only around 10% of your pins link back to your website. Once you have around 300 - 500 followers, you can start to safely increase that % up to around 20 - 25%.

    Last tip, make sure to interact with others. Don't just re-pin other people's pins but be sure to comment on those pins. This will look more like a real person and you will start to get more followers from people clicking on your profile. Also, your profile picture should be of someone that has interest in those pins that are in your niche. A profile pic of a girl in a bikini will not match a profile that promotes circular saws and DIY home projects.

    Good luck with your IM journey!
     
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  5. Adamsss

    Adamsss Junior Member

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    Dawgtown gave a very comprehensive answer. Follow these tips and you'll reach your goal. Good content and acting like a real person will help you.
     
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    Shehara Registered Member

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    Pinterest is good. My personal account has 24k followers and 300 boards. i didn't use it for traffic yet. To get more followers, you need to act as real person. I personally found lot of friends from pinterest.
     
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  7. Dawgtown

    Dawgtown Junior Member

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    Sorry, Annababy, but your post does not belong in this section and is not relevant to the discussion of Pinterest traffic. Please remove or a moderator will do it for you.
     
  8. adsl3

    adsl3 Newbie

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    I think 9 boards are much better, Your account looks spammy with 3 boards (as the other guy mentioned)