How Your Pinterest Boards Can Attract Attention 20 comments

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Are you looking for more followers for your Pinterest boards?

More re-pinners?

Traffic for your blog?

No matter the reason, everyone loves to have their Pinterest boards viewed.  Here are a few tips to attract attention to yours…


1. Add hashtags to the pin descriptions

Change the text in the description box of your pins to includes hashtags. This elevates your pin in searches. The hashtag becomes clickable and lets users see your applicable pin more than others.


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2. Pin the same item to more than one of your boards

This is another way to elevate your pin in searches. Place your pin on different boards. Your DIY Halloween Costume pin can be placed on your Halloween board, DIY board, and Holiday board. Viewers seeking pins may not be looking at or following all of your boards. This tip creates more exposure.


3. Create group boards

Because I am a huge fan of the Young & The Restless, I have a Pinterest board dedicated to it. And so do many other pinners. I turned my Y&R board into a group board (aka community board) so other fans can pin to it also. This increases traffic and re-pins. In order for someone to pin to your group board, you must be following each other and you have to edit the settings of that board to invite them. The invitee will then receive a notification to accept. You can spot group boards quickly by the group icon in the corner. You will still be the only person that can delete pins, change board settings, and delete users.

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4. Have some Maybe-Not-Your-Fave-But-Popular pins

Step outside of your comfort zone and pin some popular items that you may not be particularly interested in. Because guess what? Someone else will be interested in it.


5. Place a popular board on your blog sidebar

My most popular Pinterest board is my Scandal board. If you are a Scandalholic and/or a Gladiator, you know why. I frequently add new pins to the board to generate re-pins. I also placed the board on my blog’s sidebar so readers can see it. To place one on your site, go to the Pinterest Widget Builder here. Be sure to enter the specific URL for your board and then click Build It! You can tweak the sizes with the Advanced Options feature. The widget builder has other showcasing features for your site too.



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How do you attract attention to your Pinterest boards?

What are your favorite things to pin? To look at?

How many boards do you have?


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20 thoughts on “How Your Pinterest Boards Can Attract Attention

  • Nellie

    Fantastic tips!! Thank you so much for sharing these, I really love the sidebar tip. Makes perfect sense. I love pinterest and the traffic is so real on there! I need to follow your advice for sure.

  • Joi @ Rx Fitness Lady

    I need to add something to my sidebar but as you know PInterest is at the bottom of my priority list. I know I should move it up based on it’s ability to draw traffic, but there’s only so much I can do. I will go pin something now though 🙂 Oh, I’ll try hashtags as well! Thanks Kim!

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      I let Pinterest stay at the bottom of my priority list for a long time. Once I got Twitter and Facebook where I wanted them, I started concentrating on Pinterest. It works! Thanks, girl.

  • corlie

    Brilliant advice Kimberley! I love Pinterest but only have a grand total of 6 followers, hehe, I will definitely add the hashtags and link one into my sidebar.
    Thanks for sharing this advice.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      Initially, I didn’t grasp how Pinterest could bring traffic to your blog. Once I did some research, the light bulb came on over my head. It is a pleasure connecting with you, Laurie.

  • Kennie

    Thanks for these tips! I had no idea you could use hashtags in Pinterest. I’m still getting there with my boards. I sometimes have to remind myself to pin when I see things I like. Some days I’m on a roll, and I’m finding all sorts of stuff to pin, and then other days… LOL! I do have my recent pins showing up on my sidebar though.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      Pinterest is my bookmarklet app these days. As you know, there are so many great posts out there to read. But I don’t always have time. So I pin it to read it later instead of having dozens of browser windows open.

    • beingawordsmith Post author

      The hashtags have made a significant increase in my Pinterest activity. Thanks, Kim.