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How I QUADRUPLED my blog traffic in one month!

5 November 2017 | By
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Last month was really successful in terms of growth – I managed to quadruple my blog traffic!

Quadruple blog traffic - Google Analytics pageviews

This unprecedented growth was really exciting to see!

I suppose the big question is…

HOW?

Where did this sudden increase in views come from?

I delved into my site’s Google Analytics, and the cause was clear.

People were flooding in from Pinterest.

Referral traffic from Google Analytics

Session counts from referral traffic (a portion of total traffic)

You know what? I’m not surprised.

I always knew that Pinterest was a powerful driver of referral traffic.

However, this past month I decided to invest in automation.

And that has made a world of difference, both for my blog stats but also for the amount of time I no longer need to spend manually pinning!

Let me share the automation tools I signed up for, and how they changed the way Pinterest brought traffic to my site.

Before I forget, I put together my exclusive list of Pinterest group boards (for any niche) that have helped me gain THOUSANDS of pageviews and subscribers!

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1. BoardBooster

BoardBooster has already saved me countless hours of manual pinning and has transformed the way I contribute to group boards.

Its biggest advantage is that it allows you to easily loop your pins – i.e. automatically keep on pinning your existing pins, whether it’s to group boards or your own ones. This helps make sure your older content still stays relevant, and appearing on people’s Pinterest feeds!

With plans starting from only $5 a month, BoardBooster is a must-have in every blogger’s toolkit.

Sign up for a free trial and 100 re-pins!

Want me to set this up for you? Get in touch.

BoardBooster screenshot

2. Tailwind

Tailwind is an easy way of quickly and easily scheduling a month’s content (or more) in advance. It’s packed with features that are guaranteed to help boost your Pinterest reach and engagement.

It’s also got analytics feature which give excellent insights into which of your pins are the best performing, so you can make relevant optimisations!

Get a free month of Tailwind using this link!

Want me to set this up for you? Get in touch.

Tailwind screenshot

These Pinterest automation tools have definitely enabled me to achieve the huge increase in page views over the past month – and it’s only going up from there!

What’s your best way of driving traffic to your site or blog? Comment your ideas below.

Isabelle xx

Don’t forget to download my exclusive list of Pinterest group boards (for any niche) that have helped me gain THOUSANDS of pageviews and subscribers!

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  1. So, I’m seriously thinking about taking the automation plunge for Pinterest. Two questions: 1. How much content should you have on your site before automating? 2. If you had to choose just one of the automation programs, which would you choose? Thanks!!

    1. You should totally do it! My only regret is not getting into it earlier. To answer your questions:

      1. Any amount of content is worthwhile! But perhaps at least 5 posts at the minimum, just so you have enough variety to get going without looking spammy on Pinterest.

      2. This is a really tricky one, because they’re both really useful in different ways, but if I had to choose just one…probably Tailwind. Its analytics alone are quite powerful, and Tailwind Tribes was a game changer for me.

  2. thank you for this! I haven’t signed up for board booster because I didn’t see the difference in tailwind and it but looks like it makes a difference! I grabbed your pinterest download too! thanks!

    1. If I had to choose just one, it’d have to be Tailwind! Once you get your head wrapped around how it works and all its different features, it’s quite a powerful addition to any blogger’s promotion toolkit.

  3. That is awesome! I am trying to hold off on purchasing courses or programs that’ll help my blog. I’d like to around the middle of the year though, I’d love to work with PR’s this year.

  4. This is SO helpful! I know how powerful pinterest is but I seriously cannot wrap my head around how to use it to drive traffic to my blog. Thanks for breaking it down, lady!

  5. Thank you! I really need to start using Tailwind and I’ve been putting it off for a while (who knows why). I’m definitely going to start today, especially since I’ve been struggling with getting viewers to my site! Thank you, thank you!

  6. I’ve been going back and forth with using automation because I do not have an unlimited amount of hours to spend it on manually pinning! It takes a ton of time!! Thanks for the post, I’m still on the fence about it. Please talk me into it heheh.

    Katrina

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