Pinterest - Is it worth???

by aarogyam 10 replies
Hi Friends,

Since last few weeks I have read alot about Pinterest. I could not understand the hype about it.

Is it worth sharing pictures on Pinterest? I know it draws traffic but is it worth?

Still could not make out.

Kindly pour in your views on this

Thanks a lot
#main internet marketing discussion forum #pinterest #social book marking #social media #worth
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  • My brother had an image go viral on pinterest and it got over 100,000 views in les than a week.
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    • Profile picture of the author aarogyam
      Hi,

      Thanks for the quick reply

      I am getting more curious to know about the quality of the traffic generated. I hope you wont mind briefing.

      Originally Posted by PassiveIncomeTeacher View Post

      My brother had an image go viral on pinterest and it got over 100,000 views in les than a week.
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      • Profile picture of the author sharkey
        Originally Posted by aarogyam View Post

        Hi,

        Thanks for the quick reply

        I am getting more curious to know about the quality of the traffic generated. I hope you wont mind briefing.
        The average pinterest visitor that visits my site can visit up to 6 pages or more while there. Roughly half of visitors bounce from the first page but the onces that stay usually check out the rest of the site. The key is to only post pins back to your site that relate to your site. Don't pin a photo of a rabbit and have it lead back to your site if you have a dating site, for example.

        a good way to do it is to make an infographic or interesting photo that relates for a blog post and pin it with the description being "a great blog post about XYZ"

        remember you are making a book mark using a picture as a reminder for what that bookmark is. that's how you create quality traffic.

        To get shares for that pin, tweet the pin or share it on a facebook fan page.

        to drive traffic to your pin via pinterest, just pin stuff you like! it doesn't have to relate. the idea is to create content that acts like a funnel - people check you out, then they check out your other stuff.

        Also, your website might get pinned on its own if you have a good graphic or picture - since someone wants to bookmark it.

        Just like google - good content goes a long way on pinterest and the relevancy of your pins will determine the relevancy of your traffic.
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        • Profile picture of the author wabbie
          Originally Posted by sharkey View Post

          The average pinterest visitor that visits my site can visit up to 6 pages or more while there. Roughly half of visitors bounce from the first page but the onces that stay usually check out the rest of the site. The key is to only post pins back to your site that relate to your site. Don't pin a photo of a rabbit and have it lead back to your site if you have a dating site, for example.

          a good way to do it is to make an infographic or interesting photo that relates for a blog post and pin it with the description being "a great blog post about XYZ"

          remember you are making a book mark using a picture as a reminder for what that bookmark is. that's how you create quality traffic.

          To get shares for that pin, tweet the pin or share it on a facebook fan page.

          to drive traffic to your pin via pinterest, just pin stuff you like! it doesn't have to relate. the idea is to create content that acts like a funnel - people check you out, then they check out your other stuff.

          Also, your website might get pinned on its own if you have a good graphic or picture - since someone wants to bookmark it.

          Just like google - good content goes a long way on pinterest and the relevancy of your pins will determine the relevancy of your traffic.
          I do use the same method and it works pretty good. One of my pics did got viral and it made me some good money. When it gets viral, the traffic is not as good as the regular pinterest traffic, I get. But comparing the overall income, sure try to get viral.
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  • Profile picture of the author powerofschool
    Hi mate,

    Pinterest is one of the fastest devoloping social bookmarking site for photos especially.
    You can get dofollow backlinks up to some days . You can act on it before they remove that .
    And ofcourse you can get good traffic from this Site.
    it is 3rd biggest social bookmarking site in the world now.
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    • Profile picture of the author DoubleOhDave
      I didn't have much success on Pinterest but I think if you figure out a business that's primarily image focused then you are on to a winner!

      As I said, personally I haven't had any success with it - but I have a feeling that's about to change! i just hope they don't change the way they have Do Follow links before I get a chance to capitalize on my idea!!
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      • Profile picture of the author aarogyam
        Thanks Dave for quick response

        Originally Posted by DoubleOhDave View Post

        I didn't have much success on Pinterest but I think if you figure out a business that's primarily image focused then you are on to a winner!

        As I said, personally I haven't had any success with it - but I have a feeling that's about to change! i just hope they don't change the way they have Do Follow links before I get a chance to capitalize on my idea!!
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        • Profile picture of the author Paul Barrs
          Originally Posted by PassiveIncomeTeacher View Post

          My brother had an image go viral on pinterest and it got over 100,000 views in les than a week.
          Interesting... but other than it made him feel good... what was (or could have been) the outcome of it?

          Personally I'm definitely not sold on Pinterest - keeps playing up, won't let me created 'boards', won't let me 'pin'. Retarded.

          Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author colston
      Totally in favor of you mate

      But is the backlinks you are talking about really exists.

      Originally Posted by powerofschool View Post

      Hi mate,

      Pinterest is one of the fastest devoloping social bookmarking site for photos especially.
      You can get dofollow backlinks up to some days . You can act on it before they remove that .
      And ofcourse you can get good traffic from this Site.
      it is 3rd biggest social bookmarking site in the world now.
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  • Profile picture of the author xxxJamesxxx
    I've set up an account and building a presence there. It seems the people who're making big money from it are the ones who are spamming it and using follow/unfollow bots but I believe this is a very short term method on how to do it.

    James Scholes
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