How to Convert Pinterest Visitors to Subscribers

//How to Convert Pinterest Visitors to Subscribers

How to Convert Pinterest Visitors to Subscribers

Social media is a key component driving traffic to your blog.

Pinterest is especially popular today. With a user volume of more than 5 million, Pinterest visitors comprise a larger presence there than on YouTube, Reddit, LinkedIn and Google Plus combined. Savvy users have harnessed the power of this traffic to funnel pinners to their site and convert Pinterest visitors to subscribers following a few basic tips. Let’s get started.

Make friends

Because it is free and fun, Pinterest visitors don’t want a sales pitch. They want your information and they want to trust that you aren’t going to sell them something. While we never recommend you reveal too much about yourself or your family, adding a photo to your sidebar creates a feeling of personality.

To drive traffic and conversions, it is crucial that you build a personal connection to your visitors.


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Keep it steady

Pinterest marketing experts know that social media is a slow game. Too many new businesses or products create a storm of content at the outset while their energy is high and they feel optimistic. Once the energy wears off however, you still need to populate your page with the same kind of cool stuff your Pinterest subscribers were enjoying before.

Pinterest, like other social media, is all about consistency. You can convert your Pinterest visitors to subscribers if they can count on you for quality content.

Give ‘em what they want

Remember: This isn’t your diary. Sure, you want to be open and personal with your content, but you are not writing it for yourself. You are creating content to be shared, so give your viewers what they want! Link your very best content through Pinterest. That click may be your only shot at converting Pinterest visitors to subscribers, so make sure your blog has something fun, engaging and high-quality for them to land on.

Give ’em what you want!

Once Pinterest visitors arrive on your blog page, the next step is to lead them where you want them to go. Content marketing exists because people see the value of content. Ideally, they will want even more content. So make their choices easy. Let them subscribe with an easy link at the top of your page. If you want them to download your product, put that up there too.

The top of your page is where all of your action item should go. That includes affiliate links too. But…

Don’t overdo it with ads and affiliates

Again, your visitors don’t want a sales pitch. Content marketing — and Pinterest marketing in particular — strikes a delicate balance between free information and action items. If they like the free stuff, they will be hooked enough to subscribe, check out your affiliate links and ads. But try to keep ads to a minimum and keep the focus (and traffic) on your blog.

By | 2016-12-11T13:55:00+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Social Media|13 Comments

About the Author:

Laura Rike’s inspirational motivation and incredible work ethic represent the core value behind what Envizion is all about as a company. Her knack for taking limited information from clients and creating a comprehensive marketing vision makes Envizion the ultimate marketing solution for small businesses and entrepreneurs. When she is not revitalizing marketing campaigns for clients or working on the latest creative art project with her young son, Laura can be found nurturing her health-conscious tendencies tackling the latest Crossfit session.

13 Comments

  1. Amelie January 2, 2017 at 10:39 am - Reply

    Those are such great tips! I’ve started implementing those in September and I’ve seen such growth in both my Pinterest following and my blog!

  2. Ali Rost January 2, 2017 at 2:28 am - Reply

    This is such a great post .. especially thinking about it from a reader’s perspective.

  3. Claudia Blanton January 1, 2017 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    those are indeed good tips! I agree, over cluttering your blog with ads is not only distracting and spammy but does not look good. Not the impression I want to give my readers. Blessings!

  4. Laura January 1, 2017 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    These are great tips. I want to start utilizing Pinterest more to drive traffic to my blog but I struggle nailing down the idea of how to do it. I think you hit it on the head when you mentioned be conscious of the type of content you post to Pinterest. I’m finding that each Social Media channel has its own niche of what material and posts work best on it. Just as we think of what our audience is like on Social Media we have to think of why people are going to that particular Social Media channel and what content makes the most sense to post there.

    • Laura Rike January 1, 2017 at 11:24 pm - Reply

      I would love to help you find that “sweet spot” with your Pinterest account. Let me know if you want to talk one on one!

  5. Rachel Ritlop January 1, 2017 at 8:00 am - Reply

    Great tips! Focusing more on Pinterest in 2017 is a goal of mine!

    • Laura Rike January 1, 2017 at 11:22 pm - Reply

      Have you signed up for my free course to help you with this?

  6. Karen December 31, 2016 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    I still don’t have an idea on how to make my visitors visit my blog. I usually post my blog there and repin several blogs from different people. But I notice that I don’t get much traffic from Pinterest. Anywyay, I’m glad I was able to read this. I really need to learn more about Pinterest.

    • Laura Rike January 1, 2017 at 11:21 pm - Reply

      I would love to set up a time to talk and help you with your Pinterest strategy. Let me know if you are interested!

  7. Melissa December 31, 2016 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    These are great tips! I’m working on making friends on Pinterest and helping people through my blog.

  8. andrea December 31, 2016 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Great post! I really need help in this department. I have a crazy amount of views but have no idea how to turn them into subscribers. Thanks for sharing your insight

  9. Alexa December 31, 2016 at 11:05 am - Reply

    Great tips. I tried having some ads on my site but they just don’t look good!

  10. Jimmy and Tina December 31, 2016 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Great info and some things I need to work on. I actually agree that to many adds and banners muddy up and slow down content . giving your readers what they want helps in increasing visits and subscriptions like it

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