Are you looking to grow your blog traffic with Pinterest? In this article, I reveal the best Pinterest strategies that will explode your click throughs and increase traffic to your blog.

When I first learned the power of Pinterest I was hooked. I mean there is no other platform where your content lives forever.

But in order to be successful on Pinterest (and turn it into a traffic driving machine), there are a few strategies that you need to implement so you can grow your followers, repins, and traffic quickly and easily.

I have been testing these Pinterest strategies for about a year now.  I know what works, what doesn’t, and what is a waste of your time.

Today, I’m going to show you a couple different strategies that I have used to grow my business with Pinterest.

I recommend that you implement them all or you can choose to do just a few and see what works best for you.

1 // Keywords

Why should you care about optimizing your pins for Pinterest? Well, Pinterest is a search and discovery tool, not a social network. Without keywords in place then you won’t show up in the search, plain and simple.

I guarantee you that there are thousands of people searching for what you have to offer and you absolutely need to get your pins in front of them.

Doing this one simple thing can drive tons of targeted traffic to your site every. single. day.

  • Research targeted keywords and find out what people are actually searching for on Pinterest.
  • Place these keywords in your pins description, board description, and profile.

2 // Group Boards

A Pinterest group board can grow your followers, repins, and traffic like gang-busters.

The key to gaining leverage with group boards is having a strategy.

  • Pin Daily – Your own pins PLUS other pins that have a high repin rate on your own boards
  • Repin other members pins frequently to help maintain a high ranking board
  • The more times you can pin in a day the better. Space them out and always follow the board rules.

So how do you find great group boards to join on Pinterest?


3 // Pin Daily

Do you ever notice that when you pin something Pinterest will recommend a board or pin you might like as well?

Pinterest is constantly rewarding active pinners by recommending their pins and boards to other interested users.

The more active you are the better but we both know there’s only so many hours in the day. So, how can you maintain an active presence on Pinterest without the daily pinning chore?

You automate that shit!

There are two popular automation programs, Board Booster and Tailwind. I use and LOVE Board Booster (affiliate link) for all of its amazing features. Just look at what you can do…

  • The looping feature – it repins your older pins from a specific board! Set it and forget it!
  • The campaign feature – Automatically pin to all of your favorite group boards.
  • The pin sourcing feature – Automatically pulls pins from a specific board into your secret boards for pinning on auto-pilot.

You might be wondering which Pinterest scheduler is right for you? You can take them both for a test drive and see which one you like better.

Here’s my gift to you… Click here for 100 free pins from Board Booster (no credit card required) and click here for a free month of Tailwind.



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Hello! I'm Kyla, a Pinterest strategist and a single mum to 3 crazy boys. When I'm not busy running around after my toddler or doing laundry, I love helping other creative entrepreneurs grow successful online businesses. At Dish It Out Social you will find tons of tips and tools to help you grow your online business with Pinterest. #secretpinnersclub

13 Comments on The Best Pinterest Growth Strategies Revealed

  1. Jeremeiah
    October 13, 2016 at 9:09 pm (1 year ago)

    Thanks for the tips! I am currently working on growing my Pinterest audience. It was intimidating at first but this post definitely makes it more simple.

    • Kyla Dinielle
      October 26, 2016 at 4:58 am (1 year ago)

      You’re welcome, I’m so glad you found it useful!

  2. Mary Rettig
    October 16, 2016 at 4:21 pm (1 year ago)

    This week I decided to focus on Pinterest. Thanks for the tips.

    • Kyla Dinielle
      October 26, 2016 at 4:59 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed the post Mary!

  3. Emma Lenhart
    December 14, 2016 at 3:20 am (11 months ago)

    Awesome post! I have actually had a lot of luck with Pingroupie.

    • Kyla Dinielle
      December 14, 2016 at 7:57 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks Emma! That’s great that you’ve had luck with I know a lot of people that have so that is why I always list it as a resource.

      I think my niche is generally hard to find group boards in because there is no blogger category on Pinterest.

  4. Kee
    January 7, 2017 at 6:31 am (11 months ago)

    Thanks! I had no idea that I could use pinterest for business in this way.

  5. LeeAnn
    May 13, 2017 at 5:58 pm (6 months ago)

    Thank you so much for these tips! I’m just starting up my blog and having to learn a lot on the technology end. (I’m a little behind most) I would LOVE any tips and info to help kick start my blogging journey and get the most out of the social media end of it!

    • Kyla Dinielle
      May 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm (6 months ago)

      Hi LeeAnn! I’m so glad you found these tips useful. Wishing you much success on your blogging journey.

  6. Kay @ Nested Blissfully
    June 18, 2017 at 10:40 pm (5 months ago)

    Hi Kyla,
    Can you help me understand, how can I research targeted/ popular keywords. I seem to struggle a lot with keywords. It’s hard to find out what’s popular on pinterest now after the got rid of chronological feed and introduced this smart feed.
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    • Kyla Dinielle
      July 12, 2017 at 6:56 am (4 months ago)

      Hi Kay! I’m so sorry it took me so long to respond to your comment, for some reason I missed it. You can use the Pinterest search to research your keywords or you can use a tool like pinterest keyword tool to see what’s popular. Hope this helps!

  7. pranav
    September 10, 2017 at 8:51 am (2 months ago)

    amazing article, I was facing the issue too, wasn’t getting much engagement on Pinterest!
    thanks for sharing article

  8. Karina
    September 20, 2017 at 3:34 am (2 months ago)

    Thanks for posting this! I’ve been struggling with gathering a Pinterest following, despite posting every day and a couple other things you mentioned. I definitely struggle with keywords, though, so that’s something to look into. You’re also the second person I’ve come across to mention Board Booster, so I’ll be checking that out tomorrow! Thanks again xx


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