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Reasons Why: I should take Pinterest seriously.
It's been a hot topic on my blog as of late. Once I had my big 'hallelujah' realization a couple weeks ago on the fact that Pinterest is actually one of the most successful tools for increasing blog traffic, re-vamping my current (and rather lousy) Pinterest account has constantly been on my mind.
So here's the deal. In attempt to really put this "Pinterest" traffic theory to the test, I'm diving in with both feet for the entire month of September. I'll be documenting my progress; what's working/not working, amount of growth and traffic throughout the weeks, etc. My guidelines for this experiment are based off of these fantastic articles;
1) Post "Pin-able" ContentAdding pictures to your blog is an obvious, sure fire way to attract new readers, and keep your followers interested. The extra trick to be aware when Pinterest is concerned, is to make sure your pictures are actually "Pin-able". Basically: add some snazzy text to the bottom corner of your picture so that no matter where it lands on Pinterest, the pinner will instantly know what it is they pinned and why. The more good-looking your pic looks, the more likely it will be pinned. Its a superficial dog-eat-dog pinning world out there.
2) Jump on the Trend bandwagonPeruse the "Popular" Pinterest feed daily for instant inspiration for Pin-able content. The bigger the trend, the more popular it gets. This is a brilliant yet simple way to gain a few repins and more potential visits to your blog.
3) "Create unique Pinterest Boards to engage readers" (from: How to be a Pinterest Superstar)Think of it as your 'go-to' Pin board - what topic can you cover that you can pin endless amounts of goodness and that other people would actually enjoy following? Not just repin here and there, but actually look forward to seeing new additions to the board.
4) Post a minimum of 10 pins per day
5) Follow 10 new Pinterest accounts per week
6) Comment on pins to better interact with your followers
I'll be documenting my progress (assuming there is any of course) on a weekly basis, so you too can join in on the fun and track your progress.
The Pinterest Experiment, Week #1
Current Followers: 126
Things I hope to keep track of as the month progresses; new followers, traffic increases, site analytics (most are provided by Pinterest), and an overall assessment on my own progress - since we all know I'm lazy and I'm a procrastinator. So this experiment can go either way.
Wish me luck!!