Rule #421: Once you get the system down, the world is your oyster.
Pinterest is constantly changing their algorithm, and it can be very frustrating. BUT! There’s hope! How to Get Millions of Views on Pinterest is a step-by-step instruction list to help you achieve your traffic goals whether to a blog, website, or Etsy shop. I have over 3 million monthly views, and once even got up to over 9 million monthly views on Pinterest!
First, make sure the Pinterest images you’re posting are high quality. The best pins out there are 1000 x 1500 pixels. They have two high quality images and easy-to-read text describing the image. See my example below:
When you’re creating the title of your Pinterest images, make sure the title is something that grabs the reader’s attention and also concisely describes the image itself.
Next, enter the Alt Text description. I tend to just use the same Pinterest Title for my Alt Text description.
Now, be sure to save your pin to the Pinterest Board that best fits the topic of your image. For me, this Adobo Chicken recipe pin will be pinned first and foremost to my Pineapple House Rules Recipes Board.
Next, probably the MOST important thing I can tell you is to do your research on your Pinterest keywords. To do this, go to Pinterest and type in the title of your image (make sure “All Pins” is selected instead of “Your Pins”). This will populate a list that you can then use to add keywords to your Pinterest description. Pinterest uses these words to categorize and guide readers to their appropriate pins.
As you can see below, I include a quick caption for my pins. Then, I add a bunch of keywords separated by the | symbol. I use every single character of the Pinterest Description box. This is the best way to get Pinterest to send traffic your way.
Finally, add the destination link for where you want the Pin to lead your audience to. This is how you can grab traffic from Pinterest to your website.
After you’ve created your pin, head back to your destination link. Click an image and be sure to save it to other boards that you’re part of that are relevant to your pin.
When I am writing a post, I make sure to title the Pinterest Images I want shared to Pinterest with the description I want to populate automatically when someone pins the image. For example, see below to see how I renamed my image in Wordpress. This will ensure that the hard work you did researching the Pinterest Pin keywords will continue to be shared, thus working harder for you!
An easy way to automatically schedule posts is to use Tailwind. Tailwind allows you to schedule Pinterest posts at the most optimized times of the day. That will help get your Pinterest Monthly Views up, too! You can schedule your posts to appear in intervals in Pinterest (I typically pin identical pins 4 days apart).
I hope this set of tips and instructions helps you to get your millions of views on Pinterest and boosts traffic to your site! I’d love to hear your feedback, questions, and thoughts. Comment below! And, best of luck!