Blog traffic is the life blood of any online business. And knowing how to get traffic to your website will determine whether you go on to become successful in your online business or join the ranks of those who are still dreaming about how to make money online and live the lifestyle that they so deeply crave.
I can tell you straight up that making money online is a numbers game.
And because not all of your site visitors are going to convert into paying customers, it’s best to generate as much website traffic as you possibly can.
In order to do this you have to apply as many of the web traffic generation strategies as you can that are working right now.
I’ll show you some concrete ways to drive traffic to your website. It’s up to you which of those you choose to adopt.
Let’s dig in to find out more …
[Disclaimer: This post may include affiliate links for which I may make a small referral fee at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase. Thanks so much in advance].
Blog Traffic Is Not A Hit And Miss Game
I started building websites back in 1992 when the internet was literally in its infancy.
My work was sporadic because I only built websites for my own businesses.
The words “blog” and “blogging” didn’t even exist back then.
And to tell you the truth, search engine optimization wasn’t heard of either.
But things started changing when Google came on the scene in around 1998.
Not being a developer or web designer, I was pretty much oblivious to what was happening in the greater online environment.
And I soon found that my websites were being overtaken by others in search results.
This continued for some time. Clearly I was being left behind and that’s when I twigged …
Throwing spaghetti against a wall and hoping something sticks was not going to work any more.
And it’s surprising to see that there are still so many bloggers who adopt this same strategy and fail to understand why they have no blog traffic.
Getting traffic to your website is the culmination of a number of factors which requires constant thought and planning that starts well before you put pen to paper.
I pretty much discovered this some years later when I got into blogging full time.
I found that I was spending hours putting blog posts together that I thought were really awesome, only to find that I couldn’t get traffic to my blog.
Every blogger goes through this, so if it’s happening to you, don’t despair.
Pat Flynn started out in 2008 after he was laid off during the recession. According to him, in 2009 he was struggling to get traffic to his blog. But instead of quitting, he found ways to remedy the problem. And look where he is today!
When I Started Out, I didn't Know What To Tackle First?
If you’re feeling confused, I understand. I’ve been there!
When I started my online business I found myself spending day after day jumping from blog post to blog post, trying to figure out how to drive traffic to my blog.
And by the time each day drew to a close, I was not only exhausted but I was more confused than when I started.
Getting traffic to my blog seemed like an insurmountable hurdle.
What I wished for at the time was a simple roadmap to kick-start my blog traffic and my business.
Essentially, we need to understand that most of the advice you get out there is based on the assumption that you’ve already started a blog which is attracting traffic.
But what happens if your blog is still young or you’re not getting enough traffic?
I put this post together to help those who find themselves in this very situation.
It Doesn't Matter Where The Traffic Comes From But...
The source of the traffic doesn’t matter. It’s what you do to drive traffic to your website and what you do with that traffic that matters.
Having said that, it’s easier to get blog traffic from certain sources.
Let me explain.
ORGANIC TRAFFIC is not only targeted traffic but it’s also free. It’s the traffic that comes to you through search engine results pages (SERPS).
Is it easy to generate blog traffic through search engines?
Not unless your posts appear on page one of the SERP. To go even further, you need to try to get your post to rank within the within the first three listings in order to get the maximum benefit.
And let’s face it – if your posts were ranking that well, you wouldn’t be reading this!
Nevertheless, SEO should still be your number one, long term blog traffic generation goal. If I told you any different I wouldn’t have your best interests at heart.
PAID TRAFFIC comes to your site by way of inbound marketing campaigns.
You may choose to generate blog traffic by way of PPC (pay per click) advertising through Google or one of the alternatives offered by Bing and Yahoo.
Or you may decide to promote a post via Facebook or some other social media platform.
PPC advertising certainly works. It’s easy enough to put an SEO campaign together. You’ll get immediate traffic, but it costs money to advertise.
SOCIAL MEDIA promotion comes with its own set of problems:
- Most social platforms use algorithms which they cleverly manipulate to prevent the majority of your followers from seeing your free promotional posts, thereby forcing you to pay for advertising. And that’s understandable because they need to make some money somewhere along the line.
- The bigger issue with social media platforms is that, whilst you may have friends and followers, you still need to establish a targeted audience in order to drive the “right” traffic to your website.
REFERRAL TRAFFIC comes from links (backlinks) to your website from a third party site.
And getting backlinks to your blog posts is critical.
Backlinks are so important for SEO and blog traffic, it’s scary. Unfortunately, many people don’t know how to go about getting links to their posts.
What you have to realize is that a link from a third party website to one of your blog posts is basically an endorsement from that site.
In essence, the author of a third party post makes a recommendation to his users to read your content because he believes it’s going to be useful and helpful to them.
Think of backlinks like this …
If you tell a friend about a restaurant it’s because you really enjoyed eating there. You wouldn’t give your friend a bad recommendation because it would make you look bad.
And it’s exactly the same with bloggers. I wouldn’t link to a post or website unless that post or website is going to provide exceptional value for my users – something that either expands on what I’m talking about or reinforces what I’m saying.
Obtaining backlinks requires a good deal of research as well as a huge amount of manual outreach, both of which require a fair investment of your time.
But you will be rewarded with traffic because backlinks are one of the two most important factors when it comes to getting your posts to rank in Google search results.
I’ll talk a bit more about how to get backlinks further on.
DIRECT TRAFFIC arrives at your doorstep when users enter your website address into their browsers.
And that’s only going to happen when you’ve made a name for yourself. In other words, you need to build your brand.
Building a brand is also a huge SEO win, but it takes time to grow a brand.
EMAIL MARKETING TRAFFIC is generated by way of promoting your posts to your subscribers (audience).
It’s a great way to drive traffic to your blog and it’s also works wonders for your organic rankings because Google will up-rank your posts if they see them attracting traffic.
It’s also the “warmest” way to promote your products or services.
But this is a bit of a catch 22 situation and one that I wish some internet marketers would get their heads around. It’s easy to talk about email marketing but you can’t build your email list without blog traffic!
How Pinterest Can Help You To Drive Blog Traffic AND Augment Google
Pinterest is one of the most misconceived, grossly neglected and overlooked tools.
And before you sigh in dismay, thinking that Pinterest is for cup cakes and recipes, YOU’RE WRONG!
I’d like to ask you to bear me out for a moment.
Pinterest has changed tremendously over the years.
It’s no longer the simple social media platform of yesteryear.
Pinterest is actually a search engine.
And if you harness its power you’ll not only see an exponential increase in blog traffic but the increased views will in turn signal to Google that your content is really useful.
And when Google notices that, they’re likely to up-rank your post. It’s part and parcel of their algorithm.
This is really crucial and also very positive for you because ranking in Google SERP is becoming increasingly difficult. I’ve explained this in my post about 7 Power SEO strategies to catapult your your traffic.
You may not know it but most of Google’s search results are dominated by about 5 high domain authority websites that belong to huge businesses, the likes of Forbes, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Inc and others.
And if you can’t rank in Google searches, you’re not going to get much organic traffic from them, are you?
Whilst driving traffic to your blog from Google through effective SEO is a long term strategy that can take some time to see results, Pinterest is a great way to increase blog traffic fast.
It also works as a long term strategy.
I’ll get back to Pinterest later on.
The Very First Step To Getting Blog Traffic?
Imagine you’re in the market to buy a property. A house.
You’ve already seen a few with a particular agent. They’ve all been well presented and neatly furnished homes.
On this particular day the agent meets you at a property that’s just been listed.
When you enter, it’s clear that nobody lives there because the place is barren.
The design of the property is not a simple one.
Nevertheless the agent takes you through pointing out the bedrooms, living areas etc.
You comment on the small size of the formal lounge.
“Oh no”, the agent exclaims. “It’s larger than you think. The owner had a huge sofa against that wall … blah, blah, blah”.
I don’t know if you’ve ever been in this kind of situation but it’s not easy to picture the layout and size of a home without furnishings.
It’s like buying an unpainted painting – a blank canvas.
Well your blog is exactly the same because …
Blog Traffic Starts With Quality Content
When I started my blogging business I believed that I needed to start creating as much content as possible.
After all, content is king, right?
Quality content is king. Quantity content is going to get you nowhere fast.
This is a serious misconception and I don’t want you to make the same mistake I did.
I wasted weeks of my time writing poor quality posts that I eventually had to discard.
Internationally renowned SEO expert, Brian Dean, sent me an email message a few weeks back claiming that he has only 44 posts on his Backlinko blog.
And every one of them ranks on Google’s first page where relevant keywords are searched for.
So here’s the thing.
Google loves the same content that your users and followers love to read.
They’re so committed to providing search results that best match the needs of their users, that user intent and user experience (UX) are becoming firmly entrenched in their algorithms.
If you want traffic you need to be mindful of this at all times. I already mentioned that backlinks are one of the two most critical factors for ranking in SERPS. Well quality content is the other one.
Here are some power tips to ensure that your content stands the best chance of attracting blog traffic. You’re welcome to copy and print the list so you can refer to it every time you write a post:
- Know your niche and who you’re writing for.
- Ensure that your content stays focused. Stick to the subject and the needs of your prospective audience.
- Your content must be aimed at solving problems that your audience is having and providing solutions to those problems, or;
- Your content must meet a specific need.
- Make certain that your content is really helpful to your prospective audience and that it is actionable.
- Ask yourself if you believe your content is the very best it can be. If not, make it epic. Skyscraper your own content if need be. If you want backlinks, producing the best content is not negotiable. It’s essential. When linked to by the right websites, the effects will snowball.
- Keep your content natural. Write for your users, not for search engines. Google doesn’t like keyword stuffing. Neither do any other of the search engines.
- Write power headlines (Titles) that readers will want to click on.
- Don’t try to optimize for competitive keywords. You’re not likely to rank for them. Rather opt for long tail keywords. It doesn’t matter if search volume is low as long as the competition rating is attractive. You can rank for those and even if you only get low blog traffic volumes, it will grow further down the line.
- Try to write evergreen content. Content that may not be valid in years to come will ultimately fall by the wayside. You want to make sure that your content is eternally helpful to people, not just this year.
Aim to build up your arsenal of quality posts. The more quality and helpful posts you have, the more people will find them in search results.
You cannot expect to retain visitors on your site unless you have other helpful, quality posts for them to read. Give them more reason to stay on your site for longer. Keep them entertained and engaged in all of your content.
Give them a reason to return to your blog.
Some readers may not convert immediately. Very often it’s because there’s an obstacle or the timing may not be entirely right.
Keep them interested so that when they are ready to purchase a product, service or course, that they do so with you and not someone else.
Are You Wasting Your Good Keywords?
OK, so now you know that quality content is the precursor for blog traffic.
I’m taking it for granted that you know you shouldn’t target the same keyword for two or more posts.
The reason is simple to understand.
How does Google know which post to rank?
So here’s what I’m leading to.
If you feel the need to write another post that would target the same keyword as a previous one, it means you haven’t included everything you should have in your first post.
In other words, your first post is inadequate. It’s not powerful enough.
Well luckily, that’s easy to fix. Here’s what you need to do.
You need to “skyscraper” your own post.
And in case you’ve never heard of that, this term was coined by Brian Dean, the guru of SEO.
It’s another way of saying that you must amplify and improve on a post to make it the very best, the most comprehensive, helpful and useful post that it possibly can be.
In other words, make it really count.
If you’re falling short here, you’re wasting your keywords.
Only quality content will attract quality links.
Don’t even waste your time thinking about traffic until your content is the most powerful, informative, useful and helpful to your users that it possibly can be!
Besides Content, How Do You Find Backlinks?
I’m not going to go into great depth here, because the subject of website backlinks requires a post of its own.
Within this post, I simply can’t go into the research aspect in depth.
So what I’m going to give you is a broad outline about SEO backlinks and how to find them.
- Search Google using the keyword for the post you are about to write
- Copy the URLs of the top 10 posts that are ranking on page one to a spreadsheet
- Using a link checking research tool such as SEMrush or ahrefs, establish which websites are linking to your competitors.
- Reach out to each of those websites and let them know about your content.
You need to reach out in a subtle manner. Don’t ask for a link. When drafting your emails, explain why you feel your content would be beneficial for their audience – how it would help them – what your content offers that your competitors’ content is lacking.
SEMrush have put together a really helpful article about conducting backlink research.
These research tools are not cheap by any means, but imagine how much business you are losing because of the traffic you aren’t getting.
Don’t be shortsighted here.
When I started out I made the mistake of not investing properly in my business. I was one of those numb-nuts who had this preconceived notion that everything on the internet should be for free.
Well there are no free lunches in business. If you pay peanuts you get monkeys!
I fully understand that spending money when you’re short of it is frightening.
Well here’s some friendly advice if you’re serious about your online business.
Get yourself out the “I can’t afford it” mindset and ask yourself, “can I afford not to have it?”.
A top backlink research tool such as SEMrush is the best investment you can make in your business.
How Your Writing Style Affects Engagement And Future Traffic
It’s funny how we change over time. How we’re shaped by our environment, the things we do and the company we keep.
I was naughtiest little shit in primary school. I had no inhibitions whatsoever. What was on my mind was on my tongue. And the funny thing is, everyone loved me.
And what’s more is, they remember me to this day.
A few years ago I came across my grade 1 teacher on Facebook. And I made contact with her. Boy did she remember me!
Anyway, I spent 20 odd years in my own financial planning business and a further 12 in a real estate business.
In all the years, I wrote factual reports to a more formal audience.
So when I started blogging my writing style naturally took on a more formal tone.
But in the blogosphere, people want to feel engaged while they’re learning something of value.
In truth, formal doesn’t work in blogging circles.
What works is engagement. And to create engagement your personality needs to shine through a bit in your writing.
I had to learn to loosen up a bit. And I still find myself making changes to my posts before publishing them because I find passages that I still think are too formal.
And guess what? My traffic went up when I started letting my true personality shine through in my writing style.
Some Ways To Get More Traffic To Your Blog
I’ve already spoken briefly about social media as a way to get more blog traffic.
Now I’m not saying that you can’t drive an obscene amount of traffic from social platforms, but as I mentioned earlier in this article, you need to establish your audience on social media.
And the social algorithms will only allow about 1% of your followers to see your self promoted posts.
They want you to pay for advertising. Well they have to make money some how!
Heck, I had a Facebook page for one of my businesses that I told my Facebook friends about.
About two family members had a look at the page and that was it.
You see, it’s not a case of any traffic will do. You need to get targeted traffic to your blog.
Here are some things to ponder over:
- If you want traffic from Facebook you’ll need to pay for it
- Twitter feeds come and go so quickly, unless the right people see your tweet at the right time, it’s a missed opportunity
- Instagram is not really designed for getting clicks back to your blog.
Social networks are great for exposure and keeping your brand in front of people and whilst some people have had enormous success in driving traffic from social networks, I’m only going to devote a small section to social media as a way to get more traffic to your blog.
Get In Front Of Your Target Audience
Participate In Forums
Because forums are so focused it’s a great way to get in front of JUST the right audience.
I’ve come across bloggers who generate their greatest amount of traffic from forums alone. But they know how to milk them.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again.
Making money online is directly proportional to understanding the needs and problems of your audience and having the ability to help them with solutions to solve those problems or meet their needs.
And forums are a great place to gain the insights to do this.
The other benefit you’ll get from participating in forums is relationship building. Forging strong relationship with influencers in your niche will most certainly help you to get traffic to your blog.
What you want to do is become a member of about 4 to 5 different forums in your niche.
The secret is not to spam them with links – that’s likely to get you blocked very quickly anyway.
I’ve seen many people go onto forums just to promote their content. But let’s get real here. Joining up as a total stranger, making no positive contribution and just posting your content??? That’s just going to piss people off, right?
You need to participate in a very useful way. Try to provide solutions where you know the answers. Otherwise a great way to partake is to ask questions to increase your exposure.
Now during the first week to two, you need to monitor your Google analytics to see which ones are bringing in the most amount of traffic.
Stick with the top 2 to 3 forums and leave the ones that aren’t generating much traffic.
In your profile section, you can add a title with a link back to your website. Some people get great conversions from that alone.
Just a suggestion, don’t put a URL in your signature because it can appear spammy and some people get a bit ticked off with that. A good title with a link is best.
The great thing is that your signature comes up every time you post.
Another advantage with forums is that they have a lot of authority. Google loves forums and they constantly update information from them.
The main thing with social media is to find the platform that performs best for your niche.
Most people tend to join four to six social networks when in fact they should be concentrating on only one to two at most.
If you spread yourself too thin, you won’t be able to keep up and you’ll find that you waste a lot of time and effort with platforms that don’t work well for you.
Commenting on blogs may not drive fortunes of traffic to your site, but if you get 20 visits a day it adds up to 600 visits a month.
Now WordPress made all of their blog comment links “nofollow” by default, but you’re still likely to find that you get some “dofollow” backlinks too.
Some bloggers use other commenting systems and some even change the default WordPress links to “dofollow” in order to attract more engagement.
To find blogs related to your niche, type a search term into Google and then click News.
You can find some big blogs this way and then start commenting on related articles.
Once again. Leave messages that help and interact with people. Avoid leaving URL links to articles because it’s spammy.
Another way to find blogs is to sign up with Google alerts. Google will notify you of related articles that have just been published.
You can create an alert for anything you like.
One thing you need to remember about commenting is to fill out the website section of the comment form. This creates a link on your name so when someone clicks on your name it directs them to your website.
Optimize For A Combination Of Low Search Volume Keywords And Higher Search Volume Keywords With Low Competition
This is super easy to do.
High volume keywords are most likely to be highly competitive and your chances of ranking and getting blog traffic are reduced considerably.
Instead of optimizing for competitive keywords, you’ll stand a super easy chance of ranking for low volume keywords which have very little competition.
The image above shows low volume keywords for the search term website flipping. You’ll notice the monthly search volume is 590 searches but there’s a 78% chance of ranking for this keyword. “Flipping a website” has the same search volume (590) with an 83% chance of ranking for that keyword.
You may also be lucky enough to find some higher volume keywords with low competition, making those super attractive too.
Recently, Keyword Finder is my go to keyword research tool. It’s one of the best and most reasonable keyword research tools. The free version gives you 50 keywords for each search, but seriously, the best keywords are hidden within the paid version. But at $30 per month, it’s a cinch.
Ubersuggest is an excellent tool and it’s free. Unfortunately you don’t get nearly as many keyword suggestions and I’ve found that a lot of the data is not very current.
Quora is pretty much a question and answer type website, similar to Yahoo Answers.
After searching for a keyword you can sort the list of questions so that you get the most recent results.
Then all you need to do is start answering some questions and you can add a link to your website within your answer. You can add a link to a product or even an affiliate link.
It’s really a great way to generate extra traffic and it’s easy to do too.
OK, so I mentioned earlier that an email list is a great way to market to your audience. But you can’t build an email list without traffic.
This section is for those people that already have some kind of a list.
Now you can use that list to drive extra traffic to your blog. Every time you publish a post, send out a broadcast email message to you all your subscribers with a link to your new post.
You need to be clever with the way you word your email because you need to create a solution to a problem in order to get those subscribers to click through to your blog and read your post.
Any traffic that you can get to your blog will be noticed by Google and regular blog traffic will signal to Google that users are finding your content really helpful.
So again, make sure your content is killer and try as hard as you can to add internal links to others posts in a very convincing way.
The reason I say this is to improve bounce rate. And yes, Google does take bounce rate into account.
You see bounce rate is one of those metrics that can be interpreted in a number of different ways.
But Google’s interpretation is what counts here, so the more you can improve upon bounce rate, the better the long term effects will be for your blog traffic.
Maximize Your SEO Efforts For The Best Chance Of Getting Top Google Rankings
Many people shy away from SEO because they believe it’s beyond them.
But ignoring Google SEO is like looking a gift horse in the mouth.
Yes, getting traffic from Google is not guaranteed and it’s unreliable at best. An algorithm update can wipe you off the face of the board overnight. So it’s best to diversify – don’t put all your eggs into one basket.
Nevertheless, don’t ignore Google SEO.
As I discovered the hard way, and as has been said by the top SEO people around the internet, simply writing and publishing posts and then hoping that some Google angel will send you traffic is not going to happen.
You have to learn how to SEO a blog and then apply those strategies to each and every post you write.
Additionally, you have to promote your posts like mad, using the strategies I’ve spoken about to drive traffic to your website.
Keywords – Content – Backlinks. Stick to these three for starters. You’ll be surprised how far they’ll take you.
What's speed Got To Do With It?
You may be wondering how on earth speed affects blog traffic.
I’m not going into much detail here. I have a number of speed related articles on my blog but you start by reading about these 32 page speed hacks.
The long and short of it is that users aren’t going to wait around for a slow loading website.
If your site takes longer than about 3 seconds to load your visitor will be gone with the wind.
And if you lose visitors because of a slow website, you lose your traffic and that in turn affects your website ranking.
I’ve gone to great lengths to maximize the speed of my site. And I can tell you straight up that there are 3 factors that play a huge role in website speed optimization.
I’ll discuss each very briefly.
I’ve used a number of different hosts for number of different websites.
If you’re just starting out in the online world and you want to keep your costs down to a minimum, I’d suggest Bluehost.
If you want really great speed but want to stick with shared hosting (to keep costs down) for the time being, then Siteground is your baby. It’s a little more expensive than Bluehost.
If you want great speed but you don’t want to have to worry about taking care of all the speed optimization yourself, I would only recommend WP-Engine. Problem is they’re not cheap.
Caching is also crucial. Having used a number of different caching plugins, I can assure you that Swift Performace is by far the most aggressive caching plugin on the market and it’s therefore the fastest.
I have written a very comprehensive (and I mean comprehensive) review including a full step by step setup tutorial on the Swift Caching Plugin. You can also import my settings from a shared file that you can access from the guide.
Most beginners make the mistake of choosing a free theme when they start out. But this leads to problems down the line because free themes are not updated properly and 99% of the time, bloggers find themselves having to change theme anyway.
This means that, apart from your posts, virtually everything else has to be re-customized and this wastes an untold amount of time.
And it’s pretty important to use an SEO optimized theme too.
Obviously the choice is your’s but here are a few suggestions to help you along the way:
- Stay away from the Themeforest themes (envato Market). I’ve had some bad experiences because many of the developers are unreliable and support is poor.
- Elegant Themes – Quite nice themes but the Divi page builder that comes with the Divi theme is a high cpu plugin. In other words, it will slow your site up.
I’m a firm believer in the Studiopress themes running on the Genesis framework – the majority of serious bloggers are too. Here’s the low down on the Genesis framework.
If you’re interested in a Studiopress theme, you can get a 25% discount if you purchase the All Theme Pro Plus Package using this link. Yes it’s an affiliate link. I’d really appreciate your business.
The Most Underrated And Under Used Tool That Will Get You Tons Of Website Traffic - Pinterest!
Contrary to the belief of many, Pinterest is NOT a social media platform.
It’s a little different to your standard type search engine that you’re used to but it’s nonetheless a search engine, albeit a visual one.
The beauty of Pinterest is that the platform allows for interaction between its users which you don’t get with the likes of Google, Bing and Yahoo.
Not only does this allow for relationship building and networking for a common cause but by sharing and pinning other people’s pins (and posts) you can build your brand and your authority in your niche in a way that is not possible with other search engines.
There’s a lot you need to know about how to outsmart the Pinterest algorithm in order to use it most effectively, but if you truly enhance the power of the Pinterest platform, your traffic will multiply in leaps and bounds.
My Pinterest roadmap will help you to get you started quickly.
The well known about.com website got a 40% increase in website traffic after adding “Rich Pins” to their listings.
Rich pins add extra information to pins such as meta descriptions and bold titles.
Since then they’ve seen a 70% increase in blog traffic, year on year.
In the make up section, users (referred to as pinners) have created over 30,000 personalized boards (categories), with Burberry make up company attracting over 1 million makeup Pins.
The Pinch Of Yum food blog gets 603,000 views a month from Pinterest alone.
There are many more success stories on the Pinterest website.
Some Serious Pinterest Facts
- Pinterest boasts 250 million monthly active users worldwide.
- 125 million users are in the USA.
- 80% of users are females (equating to some huge potential for males).
- 7% of pins are made by men
- There are over 3 billion boards on Pinterest.
- 50%+ New signups are made by men (I was right!).
- There are over 175 billion pins on Pinterest.
- The website is optimized for mobile devices which account for 80% of access to the platform.
- Over 2 billion searches are made on Pinterest each month.
- 76% of Pinners save items to purchase later.
- 55% of people use Pinterest to shop and buy.
- Articles pinned each day exceeds 14 million.
- Company market capitalization is over $15 billion.
According to Neil Patel, Pinterest is the highest blog traffic generating platform, in second place to Facebook and beating Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.
The useful half-life of a Tweet is measured in minutes while a Facebook post exists in news feeds for a few hours (according to Jeff Bullas).
The half-life of a pin is 3.5 months!!
And because they’re going to be around for so long, it makes your pins very attractive as a lead generation tool.
Pinterest favors consistency and the Tailwinds software helps you to post consistently on auto pilot, saving you an enormous amount of time whilst further increasing your blog traffic.
Another great feature is Pinterest analytics, available directly from your dashboard. And unlike Google analytics, it’s super easy to understand.
I’ve not done this yet but you can also link Pinterest analytics to your Google analytics account.
Pinterest is by far, one of the finest and easiest ways to generate blog traffic. And tons of it too.
But as I said earlier, there’s a lot more to learn than meets the eye. If you’re really serious about your business I can help you to drive more traffic to your site than you can cope with.
All you need to do to get started, is download your Pinterest Roadmap.