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Pinterest Fashion vs. Recipes

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by elecsho, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    Alright we all know these are the most active categories on pinterest. But I just can't decide which is better to drive traffic to my blogs.

    I will list the advantages and disadvantages for each from my experience:

    Fashion:
    Pros:
    - Women are interested in anything, you don't have to be very picky.
    - They are so easy to get out there. They always get tons of repins.
    Cons:
    - They don't generate much clicks to your website

    Recipes:
    Pros:
    - They generate a lot of clicks to your website

    Cons:
    - They are hard to promote.
    - You would be surprised what the foods women repin the most.
    - Very unexpected. When you think you found a great pin then you didn't.


    So what do you think guys. Do you have any suggestions to get people to click on the fashion pins and to get food pins out there a little more.
     
  2. JackSparrow

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    Get more followers to your boards. That ways the likes and repins will come.
     
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    Fashion works best for me.
     
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  4. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    How do you get them to go to your website? There is nothing more to see than the picture on pinterest.
     
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    Wondering about that as well. There are tons of jurneys on BHW that only repin and post pins on their blogs, so it should be possible to do this without adding more to the blog.

    However, I was thinking to add amazon.com affiliate links to the items on my blog to give something usefull to the visitors. The problem in this is that my Pinterest Bot won't be of much help because I have to get the pictures from Amazon (in order to link to the correct item). Don't know if it's worth the work I have to put into it. Pictures only is autopilot...

    While I'm at it: Is there maybe some wordpress plugin or bot that takes Items from amazon and posts them to your blog (picture + description + affiliate link)? That would work pretty well for pinterest blogs.
     
  6. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    I don't think such plugin exists. But I just wonder what exactly your bot does. Can you explain what it does. I use Imacros and would like to see if I can make something similar.

    But anyways I am just having trouble getting people to click on the fashion pins because they don't expect so see anything more than the picture. Putting the items on amazon won't be of much help if you're not getting the traffic already. Again the point is to get them to click on your pin. They usually do that with recipe pins but not with fashion.

    I would suggest for you to build a large follower base with your autopilot method and once you have enough followers you can start posting amazon affiliate links manually since the number of repins would probably compensate for your hard work that way.
     
  7. CrushL

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    I'm just using PinBlaster and PinGrabber. For getting followers, I'm just repinning, following others and unfollowing those who don't follow me back.

    For getting Traffic, I'm grabbing niche relevant posts, repost them on my blog and then pin them on my pinterest account. No big secret in it. But I know the problem you mentioned concerning the clickrate. Have to figure out how to increase that by testing. If I find out something usefull, I'll let you know :)
     
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  8. elecsho

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    How do you automate grabbing relevant posts and repost them on your blog and pin them. Does fin blaster do that?
     
  9. Commoner

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    Hey Elescho, why didn't you disturbed me?

    I suggest building a networking list in social media platforms, free or commercial versions, advertised as diligently as building your recipe blog :)
    I'm sure you will get there in no time

    Warmest Regards,
    Commoner
     
  10. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    Thanks for your repeated help Commoner.

    I am sorry but can you explain a little more. How would advertising on other social media platforms be any different from trying to promote my blog on pinterest.

    And what exactly do you mean by building a networking list,free or commercial

    Please clarify. Help is much appreciated.
     
  11. vivekcool789

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    Concentrate on posting to multiple group boards with multiple accounts, all mixed up randomly.
     
  12. elecsho

    elecsho Power Member

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    Do you know of the best way to get group invites?
     
  13. cyrusdavirus

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    I suggest working with a niche that you'll be able to work with comfortably everyday until you reach your goal. I tried making money in adult niche using one of the Tumblr methods from BHW last year because, hey, who doesn't take a break and look at NSFW stuff from time to time. It got unbearable after a month and had to look for another niche.
     
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    You really need to take the time to pick out 10 good pins and watermark them with your website then just work on following and unfollowing people for awhile.This is assuming the account is new.

    Once you break the 4000 follower limit you can start to posting a lot of pins and start seeing a lot of likes and repins giving you more followers.

    It's not going to happen overnight either.You gotta stick with it and keep building the account.Once the account is making $100-200 a day let it sit and start over with a new niche.
     
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  15. elecsho

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    Thanks for the info but I think you guys are missing the point of the thread. I very well know that I have to get followers. My question was how to get people to click on my fashion pins. They already get tons of repins since I am in a fairly big group board but even though my pins are repinned a lot they barely generate any traffic compared to recipe pins.

    Anyways do you mean I should pin 10 good pins a day?
     
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    Have you tried writing a top list article and then putting a call to action in the pin description? For food niche, I write a blog post of Top 5 Healthy Salad (example only) with a CTA of "Click for more ideas". Perhaps the same could be applied to fashion and other niches.

     
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    Pin more than 10
     
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    Start out with just 10 good pins and follow and unfollow for two weeks then start adding about 30-50 pins a day.The more followers you get start adding more pins.Thats what I did and I'm at 8000 followers and growing.With 8000 followers I pin about 500 pins a day for 3 days then follow more people for 4 days rince and repeat.
     
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    If you wanted to earn with affiliate, I have reasons to believe that fashion would be the niche of choice.
     
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    The highest Click through is in Recipes niche
    In fact if you go more precise it is Desserts, some very lovely looking desserts which is almost calories free,
     
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