Here’s a little insider (not-so) secret: Pinterest can drive a HUGE amount of traffic to your site. Like, ridiculous. If your pins get re-pinned? We’re talking some mega traction. Granted, I’m a bit of a Pinterest addict (16k pins and counting!), but I’ve found it to be super useful for inspiration, recipes, tips, you name it. This tech tutorial is a really simple one, but also incredibly an incredibly useful way of seeing who’s pinning from your site without having to dive into Google Analytics.
- Go to pinterest.com/source/yoursite.com (for example, I would go to pinterest.com/source/linzlovesyou.com or pinterest.com/source/lindsaygoldner.com)
- There, you’ll see (on one page!) all of the pins that have been pinned directly from your website.
- You can click on any of the pins to see how many times that particular pin has been re-pinned. You can also look at other boards where it’s found (great for doing market research!), who’s doing the pinning, and see related posts, which can be super useful for getting ideas on related content.
- Bonus: you can also comment on your pins, either replying to pinners’ comments about your content (hopefully good comments!), thanking them for pinning, or even correcting uncorrect attribution.
Simple but easy and useful as heck. Doesn’t get much better than that!