7 Ways to Build Trust on Pinterest and Grow Your Blog

Just like your social media accounts, you will need to take the time to build the trust of your followers and others on Pinterest. You do that by being consistent, honest and helpful. If you do this, your Pinterest experience will be very positive and can be profitable for your blog or business.

The main difference between those who are successful and those who aren’t is trust. People like to read blogs and buy from people whom they trust. Here are 7 ways you can build trust through Pinterest and gain more followers.

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Why Bloggers Need to Join Pinterest Group Boards

If you’re not pinning to group boards, you’re missing out on a huge audience that goes well beyond your own followers. So let's start with the basics...

What's a Pinterest Group Board?

Group boards are very much like individual or blog/business Pinterest boards. They’re still a collection of content pertaining to a set theme for each board. The difference is that group boards have multiple contributors instead of just one. There’s no limit to the number of contributors you can have in a group.

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5 Ways to Promote Your Pinterest Account and Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

It’s important to promote your Pinterest account as that is a major traffic generator.  According to Pinterest: 93% of Pinners say they find new ideas on there and 72% of Pinners find new brands and services. That's all potential readers for your blog and customers for your products. So what are some of the ways you promote your page? Well first you should integrate Pinterest with your social media accounts. Note that I didn’t say Pinterest was also a social media platform… because it’s not. Remember it’s a search engine. So when you first set up your Pinterest account, connect it with Facebook and Twitter using the tools available. Use that to find and invite the friends you already have. Be sure to cross-promote as much as possible and always mention or link your Pinterest account or pins when appropriate.

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How to Make Stock Images Fit Your Blog’s Brand

When blogging first became popular, it was common for bloggers to simply choose a photo they liked and plop it into their post, sometimes with a catchy caption. But now in today’s crowded and competitive market, a simple photo won’t do. Editing your blog photos or graphics helps you stand out. Two reasons why your blog needs visually appealing graphics that you can customize is that it creates brand awareness and increases social sharing. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a graphic designer to edit stock photos. You just need to learn a few basics to get started. Follow these tips to start learning how to personalize stock images.

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Are You Pinning at the Most Effective Times in Pinterest?

You’re working hard to create a Pinterest marketing strategy that will drive traffic to your blog. If you are monetizing your blog then you know an engaged audience are more apt to buy your products. Having pins that get shared is an important factor. But a strategy you may not have considered is when the best time to pin to Pinterest may be. There probably isn’t one best time or day; but paying attention to your followers can provide you with some scheduling insights. Here are some ways determine the most effective times to pin.

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