by s87634
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I was looking at Pinterest and for couple of high volume keywords, I was looking at the top pins for affiliate offers and checking their monthly visits to their website using similarweb.com. These website according to similarweb appears to get almost all their traffic from Pinterest.
What was a bit strange to me is these pinterest profiles have 1m - 10m monthly views, 20k - 200k followers but 10k-15k website views. This seems like a very low CTR.
I am unexperienced about pinterest traffic. I am thinking about starting there but I wonder how much time it takes to build such a following and the kind of profit one's can make.
#pinterest #traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author smedia11
    Pintrest is very good for some niches and average for others.

    And yes the CTR can be very low because views are really just "impressions". Meaning your pin appeared in the feed even if the user was only scrolling through looking at the images.

    The good news is you can build a following very fast using group boards, tailwind tribes and just being active for 10-20 minutes a day.

    The simple strategy I'm using is to pin each piece of content you create at least 5 times to 5 different personal boards. Then pin it 5 time to 5 different tribes or group boards. Re-pin a bunch of stuff from other people (good quality pins only) to fill out your boards.

    After a few weeks check analytics and re-pin your best performing stuff 5 more times to 5 more boards.

    Sounds like a lot but re-pinning is actually 2 clicks.

    Followers are not that important. But its easier than other platforms, because people need to re-pin other people's stuff to keep their boards filled and active. So if they see you are active, have good content and not spammy you'll get a ton of follows.
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    • Profile picture of the author Toratora
      thanks for sharing your method. I never thought of pinning the same content in different personal boards. I will implement this method.
      Have you followed before followers of your competitors, hoping that they will follow you back? I did it, but the follow back is limited.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris-
        [QUOTE=Toratora;11583549
        Have you followed before followers of your competitors, hoping that they will follow you back? I did it, but the follow back is limited.[/QUOTE]

        How many followers you have used to matter a LOT in the Pinterest algorithm, but is much less relevant these days. Follow plenty of relevant boards and profiles, but focus on optimising your own profile, boards, pins etc.

        Yes, I've also heard of some businesses getting most of their traffic from Pinterest. Including one dog website.

        There are FB Groups about Pinterest for business . . . you could join them, learn and ask questions there etc.

        Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Sophie Leonard
    I have used Pinterest for my business, and it has given really good results to me in terms of the number of followers, traffic and conversions. I would suggest you to start using it if you think you have your target audience on Pinterest. Regarding the time duration, it completely depends on your business, target audience and how consistently you use it. Remember consistency is the key.
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  • Profile picture of the author AliceStyles
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    I do not believe in Pinterest to be a good marketing place at all.
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  • To get more traffic through Pinterest then you can improve your post quality.
    1. Your post content should be unique.
    2. You can follow more boards on Pinterest.
    3. Upload daily images.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    I heard many good things about pinterest as a traffic source and it can get you very good conversions
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  • Profile picture of the author Royce5922
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    according to similarweb appears to watch movie online get almost all their traffic from Pinterest. What was a bit strange to me is these pinterest profiles
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