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Pinterest Marketing: What's the best method to bring traffic to your website?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by ScreamingMidget, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. ScreamingMidget

    ScreamingMidget Power Member

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    Newbie Pinterest questions here, as I'm very much a heavy Twitter user.

    Does following / unfollowing people work well to build followers, like on Twitter? Will people see you're following them and so follow back?

    I've seen the software PinPioneer where that mass uploads images, so assuming this works by people searching, finding your images and then seeing your web address on the image? More images = more chance people see you?

    But which is the best method? If there's software for Pinterest that will automatically follow and unfollow people like software such as TweetDemon does, is that better than uploading 100s of images and adding them to 100s of boards?
     
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    Yes to the "following = follow back" strategy.

    People don't just see your URL, if they click on the image, it goes to your actual page, so make sure you find good images people will want to click on, eg: Delicious looking food that takes the user to a recipe page. You could even get sneaky and try content lock this stuff, I haven't tested it so I don't know if it works.

    My advice, don't bother following people. Just get into some huge boards, and post your images, that's it.
     
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  3. ScreamingMidget

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    OK great. But I've seen a few people say they were banned from Adsense for using this method, which I'm not entirely sure why.

    Is it because Google don't like the Pinterest traffic? Or because the photos uploaded onto Pinterest is classed as mass image spam? Pinterest is surely only the method of traffic, so not sure why Google would have a problem if all people are doing is clicking through onto a Whitehat website?
     
  4. Snajperist

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    The best way to get followers is to create a single account and make it appear legit to users. Don't post more than 100 pins per day or use proxies/multiple accs, your account will get ghosted. Look at long-term results: profile with many boards from different niches, slowly repining/commenting/following people, pins from different websites, etc. By this method, you will easily get into large boards and people will likely follow you.

    I made account 2 weeks ago, I have 15 boards with 500 pins so far and 30 followers. I know this is way too low to earn $$, but dozens of these images get repinned every day, and some pins went viral with +100 repins. Just be patient and build your profile for several weeks until you start monetizing it.
     
  5. ScreamingMidget

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    How about doing the above, but using a bot to mass follow/unfollow, like you can do with Twitter?

    So the pins will be whitehat. Only adding a reasonable amount per day, with the only greyhat being following X per day and unfollowing after say 7 days if they haven't followed back?

    Wouldn't more followers increase the chances of pins being re-pinned, just as tweets get retweeted on Twitter?
     
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    Mass following = follow backs = exposure to your page & website

    the more following = the more authority = getting invited to public boards with thousands of people on there already

    mass create boards/pins = your followers see/searchable through the tags you put on them.

    & yes Pinterest are very strict these days, they will ghost you before you can say the word GHOST - buy a bot like PinPioneer get a few proxies if you want to do multiple accounts & do not act un natural, the key rule is to imitate human behaviour when using a bot.
     
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    If you want to actually bring proper traffic towards your site then automation in all areas is key - just don't use your company/personal account. Of course there is a risk to get ghosted or banned always but without the risks there is no rewards, simple.
     
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    I'm planning to make exactly that with iMacros. Currently, my bot is pinning images about 30 mins a day, during the next week I'll add following, commenting, repining and randomize these actions. The point is: make own bot, this is the best way to get what you need. Later, when you start pinning from own sites you will be able to easily adjust it
     
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    What would you say is the best software for following/unfollowing for Pinterest?
     
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    pinblaster is amazing, for all of its features.

    anyways, the number 1 important thing for pinterest marketing is followers, obviously.
    following/unfollowing is not a good method though because your followers are not going to be authentic.
    get into group boards, and also build your own group boards.
    i used to mass invite to my group boards, but i dont know if that method works anymore.
    so here is the important plan....
    group boards = followers and followers = better chance to go viral
    viral = insane traffic, especially on pinterest
    but do not spam other peoples group boards because they will remove you.
    take it nice and slow.
    the best thing to do is build your own group boards, and have a lot of people pinning on your group board to give it momentum.
     
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    Have any of you found success promoting your Pinterest boards on other social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter?

    I have over 1.5 million Twitter followers, but I don't seem to be able to get that many into my Facebook Fanpages. I sometimes tweet asking them to become a fan and I might get 50 or so liking the Fanpage but that's not great. The same applies with Pinterest - asking them to follow doesn't get that many new followers.

    There must be some great ways for me to use an already established Twitter following to also get them onto things such as Pinterest too?

    PS. They are good quality Twitter followers, not fake or anything like that.
     
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    i get a decent amount of shares to facebook from my pinterest traffic.
    and facebook traffic is fairly high quality when it starts flying in.
    do some research on other sites pinterest users visit, then you can come up with a solid plan.
    go to alexa and pull up pinterests page, then go to "clickstream."
    just because you have great twitter followers does not mean they love pinterest.
     
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    How do you mass invite to your group boards?
     
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    I think i heard that pinpioneer is coming out with this feature in the near future
     
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    ninja pinner can do it