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Pinterest-related information!
Many people have wondered how to work Pinterest to increase views and sales. After months of research, I have found a few things that work.
In May of 2018, I had 65,000 views and as of today I have 444,000 views on Pinterest. I get about 50% of my Etsy views from Pinterest.
Here’s what I do:
1) Pin between 20-30 pins a day. Any more than 30 seems to not work as well. I have done 31 or higher and received less views. Same with less than 20.
2) For every pin of yours, pin two of other people’s. This is what works best right now.
3) You don’t repin. Here is how you do it:
• Go to ‘+’ sign on Pinterest and grab the photo you want to use.
• Put in the title and description.
• Now, go over to Etsy and pull up your item. Hold finger on URL bar until it says COPY and click it.
• Go back to Pinterest and it will automatically bring up the copied link. Click to use it.
• Go to next page and pick a board.
This may seem like a lot of steps, but I can pin my own item using these steps in less one minute.
4) Pin the same time each day. How do you know when? It depends on your niche. I sell crochet patterns and have found that my best time to pin is early morning (great for me because I am up at 4 am every morning anyway). Try different times and see what works best for you.
Here is a HUGE tip: join other people’s community boards! These are the boards you will pin your stuff on. For those that sell actually products and not just PDFs, there are tons of groups specifically for that. How do you find the groups? Look at people that sell like items. Check out their boards. If you see a community board on their page, click on it and message to join it. How many boards should you belong to? I belong to 16 community groups. That is a lot, but if you can handle it, then why not. Here is the thing…you will find boards with high volumes of traffic and some that are duds. The only way you know is if you try. I don’t pin on every one of my community boards every day. Also, I try not to pin the same item on each board. How do I keep track of it. I use a notebook. Each page has a community board name. I put the item title down and date. I, also, put the day down and what imagine I used. I plan on converting this over to my phone, but for now this works good.
If you want to save this information, instead of writing ‘follow’, go up to the three little dots on this post and you can save to read it later.
I hope this helps:)

26 Comments

  1. Jill Sharp says:

    That’s awesome info! Thank you so much. I’ve started being more active with Pinterest lately so this is very timely.

  2. Julie Canaway says:

    That you so much for the info! Do you use a business Pinterest page or personal or both? I have about 50% of my traffic from my personal Pinterest page that I half pay attention to. Imagine if I really worked on it! This is exciting!!

  3. Tracy Phillips says:

    Business. I pin things not pertaining to crochet under secret boards.

  4. Sara Oakley says:

    Thank you for the great lesson. I needed it. Hadn’t even given Pinterest a thought.

  5. Renee B Fraser says:

    Thanks, Tracy! I’ve saved this to study….

  6. Valerie Orris says:

    Thanks Tracey! Couldnt you copy your URL before going to Pintrest?

  7. Donna Cooper Ho says:

    Valerie Orris yes! I’ve been doing this this morning based off her advice. If I don’t copy it first, then I end up losing my pin.

  8. Tracy Phillips says:

    No. It doesn’t work well. You can try and see. I have tried many different ways. This way that I stated above works best.

  9. Tracy Phillips says:

    You use your main button on your phone to go in between pages. You can do it the way you asked, but it doesn’t work as well. Try it both ways. One reason I do it this way is because I have many pictures of my patterns that I didn’t use on Etsy. I can pick those pictures to use as extra images for people to see.

  10. Valerie Orris says:

    Tracy Phillips TY

  11. Valerie Orris says:

    Donna Cooper Ho do you have a business Pinterest account?

  12. Donna Cooper Ho says:

    Valerie Orris I think so.

  13. Tonya Elizabeth Currans says:

    Do you do the same 30 pins a day? I only have one custom designed product. Just wondering how I can incorporate this good advice.

  14. Tracy Phillips says:

    No. You pin different pins of other people’s pins. You pin different product to the group boards. I will explain in a bit. I have to drive now.

  15. Tricia Sutton says:

    Thank you. I havent had the time to really learn Pinterest so this break down really comes in handy. I have pinned only 2 to my own boards. Not even sure how I did it. I was on Pinterest looking for something else and it asked if I wanted to pin something from my Etsy store. I clicked on the item it was referring and it did. Is that what you are talking about? If so you wouldnt need to copy/paste but somehow link your shop to Pinterest. I wouldnt know how without them asking again tho, haha

  16. Jen Salzman says:

    Why dont you just pin directly from the Etsy listing?

  17. Tuula Kyrölä says:

    Great? To add, it is worth using Tailwind both for automating some of your pinning and joining Tailwind tribes. The tribes are a bit like group boards but I fing them even more effective.

  18. Maria Eugenia says:

    So you dont repin from Etsy, but do you repin those pins you create from scratch? Or you create new pins everyday of your products?

  19. Jill Klemperer Marshall says:

    If you pin from the Etsy marketing social media tab it lets you choose your picture. Under shop manager, marketing, social media.

  20. Maria Batari says:

    Sorry I dont understand, why dont you pin directly from your listings page? When you click on the Pinterest button all the images come up so you can choose. Also can do it with Tailwind. Is it different to do it manually?

  21. Lee Ann Richards says:

    Great? To add, it is worth using Tailwind both for automating some of your pinning and joining Tailwind tribes. The tribes are a bit like group boards but I fing them even more effective.

  22. Sarah Thompson says:

    I prefer not to because I know what I want to see and I change up my titles and descriptions as I see fit. This is my preference, though. I don’t seem to be doing too bad, but others can decide what works best.

  23. Lea Muskotevc says:

    Yes, it changes from different types of niches and for many other reasons, can take long to test. I found that my repins increased a lot after I joined Tailwind. It also helps you by creating you the slots when your audience is most likely to see your …

  24. Meredith Fuentes says:

    Alexis Beach Tailwind is a scheduling website, google it

  25. Linda Wilson says:

    So you dont repin from Etsy, but do you repin those pins you create from scratch? Or you create new pins everyday of your products?

  26. Alexis Beach says:

    No repins! Always create new. It takes less than a minute. Even when pinning someone else’s stuff, actually visit their site and pin from there. Does this make sense?

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