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19 February 2019

How I Tripled My Monthly Unique Users On Pinterest

I love Pinterest, I get so much inspiration from it, as I’ve written in this post before. I’ve always gotten great use out of the app. Whether it's for blogging photo inspo or outfit ideas.



However, I’ve seen so many different bloggers ask about how best to capitalise on Pinterest and how to get the monthly unique users number to increase. I've seen so many bloggers say that they get the most traffic to their blog from Pinterest. I sit there with the most perplexed face staring at my phone screen, literally mouthing the words "What. The. F*ck?"


Recently, I've read this post about ways to master Pinterest by Vix so I'm going to treat her post like a Bible page to get my Pinterest up and running proper.


Let's get back to the title of this post, what I've found it's easier to increase your monthly unique users (you'll need a Pinterest business account to look at those stats). I have basically tripled mine through trial and error. My monthly unique users went down to 5,000 from 30,000 and I couldn’t understand why! I’d been pinning pictures, ok, maybe I had slacked quite a bit in the pinning department.



But a couple of weekends ago, I decided to organise my Pinterest boards, which were frankly in a bit of a mess. I didn’t like the fact that all my pictures and boards were in disarray. I’m a bit like Monica Gellar when it comes to organisation skills.


So after I deleted some boards which I looked at and thought “Why the hell did I save pins like this?!” They were pictures nobody was going to give a shit about so why keep them?


Then it was time to organise some boards into different sections. For example, all my dream rooms eg living rooms, kitchens etc got sent straight to a board called 'INTERIORS' , now all my dream kitchens, bathrooms and offices are stored all under one board.


A lot of people will read this and will turn their lazy mode on when they think of all the hard work and time this will take. I'll always be honest with you my lovelies, it doesn't take more than 5 MINUTES. I promise you, so turn off your lazy mode and get cracking!


I am in no way a Pinterest expert. I will never claim to be one, or claim to be an expert in anything for that matter. Maybe an expert in popping pills for my CF. I digressed then...ah yes, like I said, I'm no expert with Pinterest, more like a novice, but I've written this post based on my experience with the platform.



Let me know if you have any tips or advice about how to get the best out of Pinterest. You may be able to help others who read this post too (as well as me!)
 
 
 P.S - here's the link to my Pinterest
 
 
Lucy

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  1. This is some really great advice! I reacted the exact same way as you when I saw that people were getting thousands of views from Pinterest alone. I’m still trying to work it out but I’ve organised my boards too, and put my blog board to the top so it’s the first people see. I’ve just started out so I’m always looking for more advice!

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    1. I'm glad u took something from this post Chloe!

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  2. My pinterest is very, very, slowly growing! Organising my boards and pinning consistently is working but nowhere near the 1 mil a month I keep reading about!
    Holly | www.honestlyholly23.com

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    1. I'd give anything to get to the 1 million mark on Pinterest too Holly!

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  3. This are practical and helpful tips for bloggers using Pinterest marketing. Thanks.

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    1. I hope you've taken something from this post John!

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  4. I need to reorganize my pins. There is a lot that I don't need and I need make new folders/subfolders.

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  5. I love Pinterest! There are so many inspirational pics / articles/ posts on there; definitely something for every topic.
    I have a board that is just of my own blog posts, but do also multiple pin the same one onto different relevant boards to spread them out. I think a good Pinterest graphic really helps in people clicking and pinning it!

    Here's to Pinterest growth!

    Aimsy xoxo
    https://www.aimsysantics.co.uk

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    1. I've started doing Pinterest graphics for when I post my blog posts on there xx

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  6. I mainly use Pinterest for my own enjoyment and to collect little bits of inspiration for things such as interior design. I even have a board dedicated to pictures of cute dogs for when I need a pick-me-up haha! I managed to reach 34k monthly impressions without even realising. If there's one social media platform I'll never understand it's Pinterest, so you're not the only one who is confused dot com! x
    El | welshwanderer.com

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    1. Pinterest is complicated to understand if you want to get traffic from it! x

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  7. Great advice. I did the same thing too recently and saw the same results!

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    1. I’m glad you’ve got some good results Claire!

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  8. When I noticed last year that my Pinterest started to grow more, I started a group board, and then joined one myself. Thanks for sharing your experience and insight.
    FASHION TALES

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  9. I have no idea how to use Pinterest but I'm working on it!

    www.poutineandprada.com

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    1. Just keep using it and it'll be easier eventually!

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  10. One of my goals for this year was to work out how to use Pinterest to create blog traffic and I'm still yet to do it! This post was really helpful though, I'll definitely try and organise my boards soon!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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    1. I hope you can figure it all out soon Jess, it's definitely worth it! xx

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  11. I need to work harder on my Pinterest! I always seem to forget about it!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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    1. I used to forget about my Pinterest too sometimes Amie, but I'm getting so much use out of it now! x

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  12. I have zero idea how to use pinterest and i’ve used it for years just started one for my blog and still completely confused ha. This actually helped. I’m so guilty of having so many boards. I do really need to stick them under one board and up my game. Thanks this is so helpful 💕

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    1. Pinterest is quite confusing at first, but you will get used to it the more you use it, I promise! x

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  13. I told myself I'd work on Pinterest this year as I don't really get how it generates blog views. I haven't made much headway with that yet but I'm loving reading tips like this and all the posts about it. Your advice here is really clear and helpful! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Aww I'm happy you have taken something from this post Sophie! x

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  14. I never realised Pinterest was such a huge think for having followers and get more traffic etc. I've only ever used it to pin stuff I like and left it at that!

    Some really great advice, thanks for sharing!

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    1. That's what I always use it for Alys! It's so good for picture inspo

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  15. Really interesting post! I don't understand Pinterest at all but I'm gonna try and find some time to try out this advice, and check out Vix's post as well! x

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    1. Please keep trying it Hannah, you'll wonder how you've never lived without it! x

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  16. These are really great points, I’ve been trying really hard recently to Up my Pinterest game! I’ve been up and down with monthly views and I find posting your own images really helpf xx

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    1. Yeah that is one way of getting your monthly views up, it’s something I need to do more often xx

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  17. I like pinterest but I haven’t actually thought of using it as a way to drive traffic to my blog since it’s mostly about finances and investments and stuff, it doesn’t depend on visuals all that much. So I’m not sure if that would actually work for me; I could try though..

    therayjourney.com

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  18. Great post. I've noticed a steady increase in my monthly views on Pinterest recently too. All I'm really doing is using it more - pinning multiple times a day, also creating new boards regularly, pinning my own content and just generally enjoying it! I'm up at 93k now which is the highest it's ever been.

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. I'm up at 93k too! I'm starting to pin my own images and the results are paying off!

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  19. Great advice! Ive recently changed my Pintrest to a business account to support my blog. Will take your advice on board!

    thesacredspaceap.com

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  20. I'm really trying to up my pinterest game at the moment!It's definitely in need of a revamp!

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  21. Good tip! Organising my Pinterest boards is something in my todo list. There's something always more urgent to do and I want to go over my group boards at the same time so I keep putting it off until I have a chunk of time to do it. But it's encouraging that you've had good results from doing it, so I might just do my own boards first and then the rest.

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    1. When you got a spare 5-10 minutes Laura, just do it! It doesn't take as long as you think, I promise!

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  22. Wow, good job on that! You never know what's coming with pinterest. But its the greatest platform so far❤

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