Powerful 5 Step Guide To Pinterest Traffic And SEO

There are many Pinterest traffic tips you can learn from, but the most important one is, treat Pinterest like a search engine..

That’s right, Pinterest is a mini search engine for images. In this post, you’re going to learn exactly how to drive tons of traffic to your niche blog using these simple to follow Pinterest traffic tips.

Get Your Account Pinterest SEO Ready!

Lay out your niche foundation for your Pinterest account like in the video. Create a keyword focused account. Make sure your description tells the audience exactly the type of value you provide. Also, don’t forget to add a good image of yourself.

Free Pinterest SEO Tool: If you haven’t gotten this already, remember to add my free Chrome extension Pinterest tool. It will quickly gather all your long tail keywords for your niche with one click.

Rich Pin Verify For Pinterest SEO Traffic

Verify your site with Pinterest. It’s super easy if you use the free Yoast SEO plugin. After you install the plugin, just follow the steps I laid out for you in the video.

Another benefit of the Yoast SEO plugin is that it enables ‘Rich Pins’ on your Pinterest account. A rich pin helps Pinterest identify what type of content your image is linking to. This creates a better user experience for you and your target audience.

Like in the video, you can validate your site’s Rich Pins with the Pinterest Rich Pin Validator.

Pinterest SEO For Your Boards

I recommend you build around 15 Pinterest boards (not too many) all revolving around your niche. A Pinterest board’s job is to categorize your niche into smaller content containers. Each board targets a different keyword, as does your board description.

Like in the video, create a thumbnail image (square 735 x 735 pixels) for each board. Make sure your board thumbnails contribute to your brand’s look and feel.

Use CANVA For Pinterest Traffic Pins

As you can see, I use Canva to create my Pinterest pins. Remember to use the images of your digital products for promotional content.

Important note: 735 width is the Pinterest limit, anything bigger will get shrunken. The width of my Pinterest pins is always 735 pixels. Also, vertically long image pins tend to get more repins.

A good rule of thumb is to pin only 20% of your images on each day, the rest should be other people’s pins.

Remember, it’s a search engine! AGAIN, it’s a search engine! Think keywords and hashtags. If you want traffic to your niche blog and digital products then you need to apply basic Pinterest SEO (like I showed you in the videos) to your Pinterest account, board descriptions, and pin descriptions.

Please leave your questions in the comments section, and have a great day.

  • nadaliebardo says:

    Great post Ike! Very helpful for anyone just starting out with Pinterest. It’s the only post they’ll need.

  • Whally Guevarra says:

    Hi Ike, Thanks for your article and useful tips. Can I also use Link building as a strategy?

  • So helpful! Love the videos too, so much easier to learn by seeing someone do it in real time. I’ll definitely be revisiting this post as I’m implementing my Pinterest strategy 🙂

  • Glad to hear it Emily! Thanks for stopping by.

  • Good information about Pinterest, I will make use of this on my account!

  • I don’t go around hunting for links but I do ask bloggers in my space to link back to me on occasion.

  • Glad you found value in it Amanda! Tailwind just saves a ton of time, but i’m sure you know that.

  • babyhenrylikes. says:

    I use Yoast but not Tailwind but I have heard about it. I’m going to do what you said and do the free trial and then cancel but jot down the best times. When I have more dough I’ll pay for it. Thanks for the tip!

  • Hey There,

    I hear you, get it when you can afford it. For now, test try it and get those precious time slots.

    Once Inside, activate as many of those slots. Some will be already activated and others won’t.

    Best of luck!

  • mickmeaney says:

    This is awesome Ike, I’m going to use these ideas on my own blog.

    Thanks a lot!