According to the grapevine going on on the web, for some businesses Pinterest is generating more traffic than Facebook and Twitter combined. There should be no surprise. Anything visual is more appealing. You can spend hours browsing through various boards. Millions of people are constantly sharing images on Pinterest.
How you get traffic from Pinterest
When people pin images present on your blog under their Pinterest accounts, the image appears with a hyperlink back to your page or blog post that contains that image. Just like any other social networking platform when people post images on Pinterest their followers can like the images, leave comments and share the images on their own timelines. When people share your image your link also travels with it. This way if a good image goes viral on Pinterest, so does your link.
Making it easier to share images on Pinterest from your blog
You can do the following in order to encourage people to share your blog images on Pinterest:
- If you want people to pin your images then you should definitely make it easier for them. You should have a Pinterest share button with every blog post containing images. You can easily get the button from the Pinterest website. Almost all social sharing plug-ins in WordPress these days include a Pinterest sharing button
- Include images people would like to share. Why would somebody share a lousy, mediocre image? Use images that move people. You can create infographics from various tools available on the Internet. The quality of your images must be excellent and they must provide some value to the person who plans to share them under his or her Pinterest account
- The image must represent the title of your blog post. This is because when people pin your images the title of your blog post will be the default title of the image on Pinterest board and if the two don’t relate, people won’t feel inspired enough to share our promote your images.
- Use appropriate alt descriptions because they are often used as default.