I just finished reading the most AMAZING ebook about Pinteresting Strategies. And that’s actually the title so there you go.
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Manual Pinning Finally Makes Sense
I was deterred from Pinterest to promote my blogs because all the big bloggers swear by scheduling pins. The cost if schedulers was pretty unrealistic for me, as blogger who was only making pennies so far. In addition to the cost, the act of scheduling itself seems super confusing.
UPDATE: It Works!!!
It was going so well! I skipped a couple days because of circumstances beyond my control (life, right?). My traffic took a dip, but I started pinning diligently again and it went back up.
Next I got curious. If I stopped pinning completely, how fast would the traffic fall? You can see in the screenshot below that it steadily fell. It would spike again but not nearly as high as it was when I was pinning every single day.
Pros, Cons & Things To Remember
There are advantages and disadvantages to every blogging strategy (and everything in life, really). The obvious, big advantage of manually pinning your pins to Pinterest is the TRAFFIC. Traffic is vitally important to successful blogging and gaining traffic quickly is even more important for new bloggers.
The biggest disadvantage to manual pinning is the time it takes. It takes a lot of time to set up the system, time to see results, and time each and ever day to pin those pins. I have started automating a very little bit because LIFE but I’m still manually pinning the pins I really want a performance boost for. It takes a lot of time to learn, set up, and continuously schedule pins too, it’s just not an everyday task.
Here are a few things to keep in mind if you want manual pinning success:
Pin consistently – you can see from my results, it is an everyday thing you have to commit to or you won’t maintain the traffic.
Stay organized – I use google sheets to organize and track which pins are being pinned to which boards.
Quality pins and content – You could spend all day everyday pinning but if you don’t have attractive pins and useful content, no one is going to be interested in your blog.
One More Thing
I have one more thing I want to say about the ebook, even if you have made it through this review and you have decided manual pinning is not for you.
Carly’s explanation of how Pinterest works is so clear and easy to follow. That and the section on how to find your top performing pins is more than worth the cost of this ebook. If you are at all unsure about how Pinterest works and how to use it to drive traffic to your blog, you need this ebook!