Is Pinterest a good traffic generator ?

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Do you get plenty of traffic through your Pinterest boards ?

What is the "secret" of building a successful Pinterest account with TONS of followers, who repin you and end up visiting your website/blog ?

Is there any REALLY GOOD Pinterest guide/tutorial you can recommend?

Cheers, Roni
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  • Profile picture of the author DevEdge
    It depends what niche you are targeting along with the demographic. It will vary from market to market.
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    • Profile picture of the author RoniShwartz
      Originally Posted by DevEdge View Post

      It depends what niche you are targeting along with the demographic. It will vary from market to market.
      Hi DevEdge,

      My websites contain online travel-guides, so I was thinking to create boards with beautiful pics of the destinations I'm writing on, in order to generate traffic to both my squeeze pages and webpages...

      What do you think ?
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    It has decent traffic. Mostly female. Choose your landing pages accordingly. Your marketing has to fit the market or you won't succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoshMD
    Pinterest is the most amazing referrer for my website ever. I have 9000 FB fans, 11000 Twitter followers, and I see more than 5 times the traffic from Pinterest, then the other two combined.

    I created an account just so that I could share this with you. I'm in the photography tutorial niche, which is very popular, and I've picked up some very advanced Pinterest marketing techniques, I've managed to grow to 2300 followers. About 300 of those in the last 4 days. If you have a featured image, and you can overlay some text on it, which will spark readers interest, there's no reason why you can't be on pinterest.

    Here's my traffic, and pinterest traffic for the last 2 months. See a correlation?
    imgur /g1zzG.png (new user, can't post links yet).

    Rant over, use pinterest.
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    • Profile picture of the author RoniShwartz
      Wow JoshMD, that is quite impressive !

      What is your Pinterest username? I would love to see your boards?

      Any tip you are willing to share on how to get so many followers to your Pinterest boards ???

      Cheers, Roni
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  • Profile picture of the author chiwawa
    Well pinterest is one the newest social sites that help to generate traffic to websites. When you post links on pinterest, people click through it and then land on the original website which is your website. That's how you get or drive traffic using pinterest.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Moffatt
    I know that Caleb and Sheleana have had fairly good success with driving traffic to their Young And Raw page. Their Pinterest page may be worth modeling... Young and Raw (youngandraw) on Pinterest
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  • Profile picture of the author Cjxiang
    It depends what way you are doing your work in Pintereast.
    which niche you are tagging.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jimmy Correy
    Originally Posted by RoniShwartz View Post

    Do you get plenty of traffic through your Pinterest boards ?

    What is the "secret" of building a successful Pinterest account with TONS of followers, who repin you and end up visiting your website/blog ?

    Is there any REALLY GOOD Pinterest guide/tutorial you can recommend?

    Cheers, Roni
    You may try PinSomo. It's similar to Pinterest, but is not competing against Pinterest, you're working with it to generate more traffic on YOUR site as well as theirs! Google it for PinSomo
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Bridgen
    I find using Pinterest is a great traffic getting machine. I have over 72,000 pins. The traffic is far better then facebook and twitter. I use it on my dog site. The dog site has 9000+ products from Amazon By far the best results from Pinterest then many paid advertising. Works better on evergreen websites like sites related to any animal dog cat,diet ect I even send to my diet blog and find some sales via clickbank. If you link your main site to your blog it will bring even greater sales. Pinterest must be in your advertising. Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author Giftys
    We get terrific traffic from Pinterest. Because we're in the gift market and there are a lot of women on Pinterest, it converts well for us.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rashell
    Originally Posted by RoniShwartz View Post

    Do you get plenty of traffic through your Pinterest boards ?

    What is the "secret" of building a successful Pinterest account with TONS of followers, who repin you and end up visiting your website/blog ?

    Is there any REALLY GOOD Pinterest guide/tutorial you can recommend?

    Cheers, Roni
    You can grab some ideas of how to set up some travel boards and accounts by checking out these other Pinterest Pinners --> Pinterest Travel Pinners


    Her full course --> Power of Pinning by Melanie Duncan

    A couple of other points:
    1. try to get accepted to some Pinterest's travel (and wedding) group boards (so you can pin to hundreds of thousands without having to build a huge following at first).
    2. share/repin travel pins and add a link to your travel guides site in the description (ie click here to download a free travel guide about ...)

    HTH,

    Rashell
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    • Profile picture of the author CallOfTheMild
      Well, I decided to give Pinterest a try and have put up two little Pins. We'll see what happens with them.

      Thanks for bringing this page back up to the top, it's helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author janetjay
    I do. I started using pinterest more when i saw it was generating more traffic than facebook and youtube.

    Pinterest itself is a good place to look for free trainings and info on monetizing your posts. Here's a great pinboard with infographics on using social media including Pinterest as an example:
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  • Profile picture of the author Henney
    yeah pinterest is great for attracting traffic, in actually gets me more buying traffic then FB or G
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  • Profile picture of the author Stefan Shields
    I've never really tried hard with Pinterest before but after reading some of these posts I now see the potential visitors that I have been missing.
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  • Profile picture of the author angelcastro
    The shortest and simple way to generate good amount of traffic is use of images. Pinterest is designed in such a way that images grab the most of the attention. If you can create some great quality images with call to actions, you can generate good amount of traffic. Be creative and unique in terms of image content and design.
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    • Profile picture of the author indiainternet8
      Yes ofcourse it is. I have got so many unique visitors and also get backlinks from pinterest.
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  • Profile picture of the author harryhanson
    Image sharing site.
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  • Profile picture of the author brainworktech
    Pinterest is one of the good social sharing site in which you can pin your site blogs, article images and you can get a good traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author popo0000
    Well, I have pinterest account, created pins with my art, but no one is interested and no traffic....
    what am I doing wrong ?

    my boards are here Pete PJ (druidgallery) on Pinterest
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  • Profile picture of the author banwork
    Originally Posted by RoniShwartz View Post

    Do you get plenty of traffic through your Pinterest boards ?

    What is the "secret" of building a successful Pinterest account with TONS of followers, who repin you and end up visiting your website/blog ?

    Is there any REALLY GOOD Pinterest guide/tutorial you can recommend?

    Cheers, Roni
    This warrior forum post is the best I have seen so far showing how to get a huge following on Pinterest.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/social-m...-month-so.html
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  • Yes it is good but if you have a picture related website then it is good source of traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author webgal1985
    If you take your time to create pins that people want to save and share, it is a great traffic source! I personally love Pinterest and am working on building up my follower base
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  • Profile picture of the author laurenmor
    Yes. Pinterest is the good source for marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author ATAC
    Pinterest is one of the biggest sites on the net for reffing traffic ...

    Good pictures helps to get people to repin them and having your twitter account linked to your pinterest account helps to get followers and people to repin and join your pin boards..

    I can not think of a good guide off hand sorry ..
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  • Profile picture of the author crsnetwork13
    Pinterest is great. I have used it regularly and get friend request all the time from that. Also try Google+ it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeadStartSEO
    Yes! (in the right niches: DIY, fashion, food)
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  • Profile picture of the author vishan123
    hello , No doubt pintrest is a good way to get traffic directly to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author crsnetwork13
    Yes Pinterest is worth it plus its so easy to "Pin It" why would you not want to. Its one more social media room worth having.
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  • Profile picture of the author adpippin
    Great info, everyone! I will definitely get going on Pinterest!
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  • Profile picture of the author crsnetwork13
    Post to groups that follow you same niche. Its so easy to post there don't miss this easy site to get your info out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author jackens
    Pinterest is great source of your traffic, only if you use/pin photos related to your offer. Create a strong account (good ratio of followers to following - more followers than following). Start with group boards.
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  • Profile picture of the author garyt
    Pinterest has been a tough nut to crack for me. Maybe it is good for certain niches only??
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    • Profile picture of the author Denise Hall
      Originally Posted by garyt View Post

      Pinterest has been a tough nut to crack for me. Maybe it is good for certain niches only??
      Definitely some niches go over better than others. In particular, things that interest women - hair and makeup, recipes, clothing, etc. - seem to do the best.
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  • Really Pinterest is the good social sharing site for online marketing. Its use for to drive good traffic on your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author alphaomegalady
    I have two Pinterest accounts and from what I have learned, attractive images give big contribution whether followers will visit or not your website. If they like the image, they will visit your webpage and bring traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author seekdefo
    Yes I use Pinterest to drive massive massive traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author crsnetwork13
    Yes it is a good site to post things. I get looks and interest all the time from my pinterest posts
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  • Profile picture of the author peetred
    Pinterest is in my top 3 for referral traffic (google, facebook, pinterest)... and I have over 30,000 uniques a month. Definitely a source of traffic. The trick is to have GOOD "pinnable" images, perferrably with text.
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  • Profile picture of the author hafizasif
    I thinks pinterest is the best source of traffic. I am using pinterest for long time and I have learned, attractive images give big contribution.
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  • Profile picture of the author clarkraymond99
    Yes indeed pinterest is valuable social media platform for generating traffic & making your online presence in social media. Pinterest is good mode of generating traffic for your website. It helps you to make post relevant to your products,services & company in an organize manner.
    Pinterest can help you to make post in the form of image, text, info graphics & many more..
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    • Profile picture of the author jose12
      I have one Pinterest account and one facebook account but facebook is good for generate traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Naeema Anum
      pintrest is a good traffic generator, If it's done on the right way.
      Often People are miffed, because for affiliates there are some limitations.
      But honestly Facebook, Website, everywhere there are Do and Don't s.
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  • Profile picture of the author HunterWoods
    Do you need ten thousands of pins to get traffic? I have around 1500 or so now, but only got 150 followers, doesnt seem to bring in much traffic either
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  • Profile picture of the author crsnetwork13
    yes Pinterest is great it lets you share thoughts, pics, vidoes has many different groups that would be an excellent lead source.
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  • Profile picture of the author bh4nuc0der
    YOu can divert traffic from pinrest to your site pinrest is getting more and more traffic so ofcource it is a great source of traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author natebunger
    Of course the answer is yes! Pinterest is now used to help website owners to drive more traffic to their official websites. Pinterest groups its content depending on the niche that it belongs and it's easy for visitors to find hundreds of posts in one page. There's a very big chance that you can increase the traffic to your website in less than a month with Pinterest.
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  • Profile picture of the author adss30
    Yes it is indeed a quality traffic generator
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  • Profile picture of the author mphoinix
    Yes it is, Currently taking this coaching program and she explains it in easy manageable bites.
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  • Profile picture of the author JackCronfield
    I am quite surprised that you are mostly mentioning traffic - what you need to look at, is conversion. I can tell you from my own personal experience that conversion through Pinterest in much worse than Facebook. Actually - it's just terrible !

    Also, pinterest is very quick to close accounts so if you pin more than a few pins a day - be prepared for an account closure. I know you are not spamming but the people who manage Pinterest just do what they feel like. Don't say that I didn't warn you. Sometimes I have the feeling that they only like people who pin pictures of nice fluffy cats.

    Pinning is extremely time consuming activity - are you going to outsource it ?

    I can tell you that getting into group boards today is much much harder than it used to be due to spammers so all the best to you in trying to get into large group boards.

    In general - it's a nice traffic source but it has a lot of limitations. You will also notice that I am not trying to sell you anything (as oppose to other people).
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  • Profile picture of the author aytrading
    Its a good traffic generator if you do in proper manner like:
    Like 20-50 pins/day
    Repin 20-40 pins/day
    Comment on pins
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  • Profile picture of the author mitchel79
    facebook , google plus and reddit can give you much more traffic as compared with pinterest
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  • Profile picture of the author Coach Louisa
    Pinterest has been used successfully by busnesses (not just for recipes and retailers) even in the B2B sphere. I provided a free report on Pinterest a while back and got a whole new stream of subscribers. Yes, Pinterest work - used correctly. Feel free to check out the free guide at my site (just search for the word Pinterest). Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author azzedinejamal
    Yeah buddy Pinterest is good and helpful website for increasing traffic but I'll prefer Facebook because there is more users on Facebook you know Pinterest is new website.
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  • Profile picture of the author kellyperth123
    Pinterest is one of the famous social media networks where you can share your business images with niche communities.
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  • Profile picture of the author xpesos
    Yes sure pinterest is very god traffic generator, i have been getting quite good traffic from this network
    There are lot of free information on internet also on this forum that will help you lot in getting most out of this Social Site
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  • Profile picture of the author Roy Jones
    Yes i am getting very good traffic and follower on Pinterest.
    Just create many separate board for your every single category and increase follower with same interest or of another interest. Post regularly and communicate with peoples.
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    If you are selling a visual product then Pinterest can be effective if you are selling accounting services or software its less effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author Laurn
    It is the best Traffic Generator for me . 90% of my visits are from pinterest and I get 11K-13K visitors per day . few months ago I bought 13 pinterest accounts with 5k targeted followers on each of them and i generate sales through these visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author videomarketerus
    For me and this is just my opinion, I'd rather use Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook compared to Pinterest! Why? Simply because the user friendliness of the site is not that so easy to learn yet compared to the 3 mentioned. Considering that your prospects are not that internet savvy. So better avoid using Pinterest. IMHO
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