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how can Pinterest increase my site's PR and traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrei
    It's simple... Every photo you put up on Pinterest have a backlink to a site. If the photos are pointing back to your website you can get a lot of backlinks if the photo is great and you get a lot of repins...
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  • Profile picture of the author anthm
    It seems to be a great way to spread a backlink to your site. I have been playing with this as a learning exercise. I haven't tried every type of photo on there yet, but I have found that motivational quotes spread fast for me. Yesterday I pinned a plain picture that said "do something every day that scares you", and since last night it has been repinned 140 times. If you pin them from your site they will have your url as the source. If you own the picture I guess you could put your url on the bottom of the picture if you wanted. I am just experimenting for my own knowledge so I am not driving traffic anywhere yet.
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    • Profile picture of the author jodiesmitham
      Originally Posted by anthm View Post

      It seems to be a great way to spread a backlink to your site. I have been playing with this as a learning exercise. I haven't tried every type of photo on there yet, but I have found that motivational quotes spread fast for me. Yesterday I pinned a plain picture that said "do something every day that scares you", and since last night it has been repinned 140 times. If you pin them from your site they will have your url as the source. If you own the picture I guess you could put your url on the bottom of the picture if you wanted. I am just experimenting for my own knowledge so I am not driving traffic anywhere yet.
      Great idea. If you own the image, you can upload then go back into the settings of the image and add a link back to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author darrenchow
    Yeap, I agree with what Antony said, inspiration stuff tends to spread fast.
    I'm currently diving into self-improvement niche, so I pinned all inspirational quotes via Pinterest.

    For me, the traffic from pinterest is not much as compared to organic traffic , facebook, and stumbleupon. But its FREE traffic, so I wouldn't complain much. Plus, pinning 1 image only take extra 5 seconds of work, so... y not? =)
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisShaw
    Hi guys,

    Yes every image you pin or repin allows you to edit the link to point to wherever you want it to be but they are all 'nofollow' so you are not getting a backlink in that case. The only time you will get a dofollow backlink is if the image is pinned directly from one of your sites then any repins will carry your link.

    Check the source of a pin and you'll see it's nofollow. Pinterest had to do that just as Facebook did as they were getting spammed to oblivion.

    Quotes and infographics always seem to do well for repins
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    Make sure to name your board the keyword phrase....
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    • Profile picture of the author CankleFish
      Since this thread is highly targeted to those involved with Pinterest... anybody interested in exchanging follows, likes, repins and whatnot?

      Anybody interested, here's my page...

      pinterest.com/canklefish/

      I'll hit ya right back ASAP...
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  • Profile picture of the author TMercT
    Photos=backlinks, and there PR is relatively high, and it points right to your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author NoodlyDoodly
      Creators Against Pinterest: Nasty Linking Practices

      No SEO benefits here. In fact, probably negative SEO.

      Some people might have some use for the type of traffic they get from Pinterest and be willing to sacrifice for it.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisShaw
      Originally Posted by TMercT View Post

      Photos=backlinks, and there PR is relatively high, and it points right to your site.
      Yes just to clarify, photos pinned directly from YOUR sites to a Pinterest board = backlinks, otherwise, no. e.g. if you upload an image from your PC direct to Pinterest, no backlink. In that case instead, upload to your blog, site, etc. and pin it from there.
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      • Profile picture of the author NoodlyDoodly
        Originally Posted by ChrisShaw View Post

        Yes just to clarify, photos pinned directly from YOUR sites to a Pinterest board = backlinks, otherwise, no. e.g. if you upload an image from your PC direct to Pinterest, no backlink. In that case instead, upload to your blog, site, etc. and pin it from there.
        It's all nofollow anyway.

        Traffic is very poor in my experience.
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        • Profile picture of the author ChrisShaw
          Yeah that's very true now, they changed this pretty recently didn't they as I know back at the beginning of April that URL's in descriptions were definitely dofollow, as were 'Pinned from' links.

          I think they had to do something drastic about the spammers so it looks like you just get internal linking now.
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        • Profile picture of the author ChrisShaw
          Originally Posted by NoodlyDoodly View Post

          It's all nofollow anyway.

          Traffic is very poor in my experience.
          You know that comment got me thinking coz I checked some of my boards on 17 May and they still had dofollow's in them, even straight up Amazon links so I did a bit more checking this morning and here's what I found...

          Anything new I pin then every single link is nofollow, even those in the description that used to be dofollow on your boards at the beginning of April when I last checked that link element but if I look back at pins I did say 10-12 weeks ago then I find some of them on the boards are dofollow and others have been changed unless I'm missing the nofollow in the code somewhere...

          Would someone mind just checking I've not made a mistake please by scoping the source for these boards?

          If you go to the board: Courses I'm Studying and hover over either of the hyperlinks 'webprofitstreams.com', you should see the full URL to an affiliate link, example 'webprofitstreams.com/affilorama.php'

          Now I'm using FireBug to inspect that element but you can just view the source and I'm getting this:

          <p>
          <a class="" href="/imchrisshaw/"> Chris Shaw</a>
          from
          <a target="_blank" href="http://webprofitstreams.com/affilorama.php">webprofitstreams.com</a>
          </p>

          i.e. there is no 'nofollow' attribute and I've noticed this on quite a few of my other pins that go back 10 or 12 weeks, even naked Amazon affiliate links on this board if you hover on the hyperlinks under 'Chris Shaw from':
          Favourite Gadgets

          ...that I'd assumed had been stripped out by Pinterest after their 'discussions' with Amazon

          If I've analyzed this correctly, are any other pinners finding this?

          Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author alamest
    What I do is every content I write in my blog, I create my own image and than share to pinterest. I never think for SEO, I think for visitor, if from pinterest I get good quality visitor than my image will be repin all the time.. so you need have a good quality content with image where people will visit your site and repin your image..

    I never use any auto mated service, all automated service become spammy in end of the day.. I hope this helps..
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Woolard
    Could somebody send me a pinterest invite? Ive been waiting too long! PM please, so I can send you my email. Thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author John J M
      Originally Posted by denutza View Post

      Could somebody send me a pinterest invite? Ive been waiting too long! PM please, so I can send you my email. Thank you
      Hey, sent you a PM.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    Classic example of how pinterest pins get ranked...

    Do a search for "steampunk gadgets" in google and you will see a board on page 1. Now it is only a 2k exact match....but you get the idea....that's how it is done
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  • Profile picture of the author Gale10
    The thing is with pintrest.com you get really highly targeted traffic if you have the right images. No point in having generally kitten/puppy images if you have a gaming blog.

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  • Profile picture of the author williamk
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    Pinterest is the next generation of Social media. Basically it works just as Andrei has said. You post pictures and people can click it. You can also redirect them to your own sites when they click it and that is why it is so valuable.
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  • Profile picture of the author zoomsixx
    I recently have seen a lot of Pinterest pages popping up on Google. They seem to like them. I would create pages then create high PR backlinks to them just like you would any other page.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesPenn
    My tips for getting big traffic from Pinterest...

    1. Include at least one high quality image on every post/page

    2. Include a Pin It button in at least one prominent position on the page - ideally close to the image.

    3. Get lots of traffic from other sources. A small proportion of that traffic will start Pinning which will send some traffic from Pinterest. The traffic from Pinterest will Pin a lot more which will send you more traffic.

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author GeraldNitram
    As mentioned in one of the replies here, I can see motivators getting a lot of repins, especially if the image used for the motivator is amusing. There was a huge buzz back when Pinterest was still in its early stages. It may have died down for a bit, but that doesn't mean you can completely ignore something that can help you spread links to your site in some sort of a "visual" way.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMVIKING
    images are getting more and more valued as content, because believe me google can see original ones
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  • Profile picture of the author peewhy
    Images are excellent but it is equally as important to get the board description right, as in best possible keyword/search term and create a well crafted description with quality keywords.
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  • you can rock with pinterest if you have a collection of appealing pics, tons of backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author ChrisShaw
      Links yes, but they're all nofollow so are they really backlinks?
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