Have you ever wondered how other bloggers promote their blogs all over Pinterest, using different Pins for the same blog post? However, when you go to their blog the pins are not even there… it’s because they’re hiding them!
Let me tell you another thing – this post you’re currently reading has 5 pins in it – but you can see only one!
I’m hiding most of my pins, because putting them up for display makes my blog look spammy.
DRIVE TRAFFIC WITH PINTEREST: Part 1
It’s been a few months that I’ve discovered MelyssaGriffin.com – an amazing blog which focuses on growing your traffic with Pinterest. I highly recommend checking out her posts as I’ve learned a LOT – to the point where Pinterest is now the number one source for my blog traffic (although I spend way more time promoting my posts on Twitter and Facebook).
WHY HIDE YOUR PINS?
When I first started promoting my posts on Pinterest, I faced the following dilemma: it looks nicer to have only 1 “Pinterest optimised image” on the blog post, however I could only put up 1 image per board which would’t drive much traffic…
If I instead posted say 5 different Pinterest optimised images on my blog and put all of them on several Pinterest boards, my traffic for this particular post would skyrocket. The downside? The blog post suddenly looks messy, spammy and almost a bit desperate…
HOW TO HIDE THE PINS ON YOUR BLOG
So here is the trick. You just hide your images by using this simple HTML code:
<div style=”display: none;”>Image goes here!</div>
Whenever you put up an image on your blog post, switch to HTML and add this code before and after the <img… /> HTML code. That way you make the image invisible, but in reality it is still there.
So if you click the Pin button at the bottom of this blog post, you’ll see all of my other pins that are hidden in here.
DRIVE TRAFFIC WITH PINTEREST: Part 2
Now you know how you can hide your pins – this is how it’s going to help you to grow your traffic with Pinterest.
First of all, you can experiment with different headlines for your blog post. Of course, it still needs to be on the same subject, but you can alternate the wording to see which pins get the most clicks.
JOINING GROUP BOARDS
Whether you already have a big following on Pinterest or not, I would highly recommend you to join as many relevant group boards as possible. Just make sure their following is high and active before you send a request. This will allow you to pin images that will be seen by far more Pinterest users than just your own following.
Hope these tips were useful and I’m really excited to hear your comments and questions! Also make sure to leave the link to your Pinterest profile in the comment section – I’ll promise to follow you!
Lots of love!