“8 Proven Steps to Driving More Traffic to Your Site Using Pinterest”


“8 Proven Steps to Driving More

Traffic to Your Site Using Pinterest”


With Beth Hayden


July 1st, 2014

Right now, Pinterest is driving more traffic to websites and blogs than Twitter, Google+, Linkedin and YouTube combined. Want to know how to attract some of that Pinterest traffic to your website or blog? Don’t miss this interview!


Here’s just a taste of what you’ll learn:


  • Beth’s #1 Trick for Getting Pinterest Users to Visit Your Site
  • Tips for Getting More Pinterest Followers — Fast
  • How to Figure Out the Best Times and Dates to Pin Traffic-Driving Content


Beth Hayden helps entrepreneurs make money and get out of social media overwhelm by helping them create online marketing systems that really work.


She’s a nationally known speaker and social media expert, and she regularly contributes to the web’s top social media blogs, including Copyblogger.com and Problogger.com. Her guest post on Pinterest marketing for Copyblogger.com is one of the site’s most-shared posts.


In the last few years, she has provided training, consulting, blog coaching and development services for New York Times bestselling authors, political commentators, artists, authors, entrepreneurs and personal development coaches.


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  1. NO WAY… I was literally just wondering about this an hour ago!!! I have an account but have never used it and have no idea how to use it as a business tool!!

  2. Angela says:

    Hi there,

    My biggest challenge is creating the visually pleasing images to put up on Pinterest.

  3. I have a Pinterest account but I have NO idea what to do with it! ~ Denise

  4. Cathi says:

    Hi Beth! I have never used Pinterest! Ever! Am I the only one? ;)

    • PJ Van Hulle says:

      You are not alone, Cathi! That’s why we’re doing this training. :D

    • Beth Hayden says:

      Not at all, Cathi – I think there are LOTS of people who don’t use it and don’t know how powerful it can be. Would love to have you join us in the Pinterest world!

  5. I’m Leonardo “TheCompanionator” Bustos, one of the worlds foremost authorities on Baby Boomer Dating and Relationships. I help singles find their best love match available in the shortest time possible – http://www.TheCompanionator.com

  6. I’ve had an acct for a long time but have only played with it and my pins are all private until I learn more. So this is perfect


  7. Greetings Beth and PJ. I’m looking forward to learning more about Pinterest! How can I present music and opt-in links on Pinterest. Please visit my Facebook and website at http://www.facebook.com/SongsThatGive and http://www.compassionindustrynetwork.com or http://www.tonydollars.com/loadyourposts/

    Thanks a million!

  8. Sally Wolfe says:

    Hi I’m Sally.
    I work with holistic healers and human development professionals who have wisdom they are committed to bringing forth into the world–specifically through-Ebooks.
    Pinterest is something I know nothing about it.

  9. Maia Alpern says:

    Hi all Never thought to use Pinterest yet but could post pictures of my wonderful gluten-free recipes to drive traffic to my website: glutenfreefairygodmother.com. Thanks for the idea!

  10. Christine says:

    As a virtual assistant that helps clients with technology such as email marketing platforms I don’t know what to put on Pintrest that will help my business.
    Your VA From PA

    • PJ Van Hulle says:

      Think about what content your ideal clients would be interested in and pin related articles, etc.

  11. Hi, I do have a Pinterest account but it is the social media venue I use the least…

  12. Is it necessary to have our list be subscribers to Pinterest to be of use?

    • PJ Van Hulle says:

      Leonardo, I wouldn’t worry about encouraging people on your list to get on Pinterest. Instead, I recommend encouraging people on Pinterest to join your list.

  13. Hi PJ, Beth, and fellow List-a-Paloozers!

    Thanks for another interesting training call… I’ve been using pinterest half-heartedly, but don’t really know how to leverage it for marketing. Looking forward to it!

    About me: Spiritual Life Coach
    Website: http://www.lifecoachinginterventions.com
    Free Video Training on practical spirituality:http://signup.lifecoachinginterventions.com

  14. Dawn says:

    Hi. I’m Dawn. My business is relationship coaching and matchmaking. I am interested in how to grow my business using Pinterest.

  15. Coach Stacy says:

    Hello PJ, Beth, et al,

    Tip for easy access to post comments during PJ’s interviews:
    - visit her site (which is likely in your history by now) RealProsperity.com
    - click on the “blog” tab
    - click on the title of that day’s post & tada you’re there & ready to post!!

    As a Holistic Health Coach as I busy individuals address health challenges, live the lives they’ve always wanted, & lose those unwanted pounds in the process!

    I don’t spend much time on Pintrest, but on previous visits I do find it VERY addictive! How do you make money there?? And this is viable globally or only in the US?

    [HAPPY CANADA DAY to fellow Canadian list-a-paloozers!]

  16. I help women who are living a life of purpose find their way to feel filled up rather than overwhelmed & beat up.
    I’d love to hear more about how to monetize a service business on Pintrest.

  17. Hello Everyone, Glad to be here and learn about Pinterest. Thank you for this great opportunity.

  18. Hi! This is Karen Birsner McMahon from ShopforMuseums.com. Pinterest is my FAVORITE social media tool. It’s like digital collecting. We have a ton of followers on Pinterest and now need to how to convert some of these folks to customers. Feel free to follow us at: http://www.pinterest.com/shopformuseums/

  19. Coach Stacy says:

    PJ, where’s the link to your pintrest page?!?!?

  20. Question: If you already have a personal Pinterest page, should you ADD a business page or SWITCH the personal one over to a Business page??

  21. Badges? We don’t need no stinkin badges…

  22. PJ Van Hulle says:

    The Definitive Guide to Driving More Traffic with Pinterest:

  23. Emily Levy says:

    QQQ What business type did you suggest for PJ, Beth?

  24. PJ Van Hulle says:

    Tools for creating photo badges:


  25. Emily Levy says:

    I love Canva!!!

  26. I’d had a non-business Pinterest account for several years now. I have many boards that are not business related. Is it still appropriate to switch to a business account? Why?

  27. Maia Alpern says:

    I can’t believe how excited I am already to go and play on Pinterest and Beth is just beginning to share.

  28. PJ – for some reason – I have never been able to get your tinyurl’s to work – is anyone else having this problem? Does anyone know what’s preventing me from loading it?

  29. PJ Van Hulle says:

    Here’s the Keyword Tool (Now Called Keyword Planner):

  30. Maia Alpern says:

    Since new people join Pinterest over the course of time do you recommend repinning your own pins once or twice a year? For example if I set up a tip board on gluten-free kitchen ideas?

  31. Coach Stacy says:

    Can you re-organize the placement of boards later on your home page?
    Can you change titles of boards later?

    • PJ Van Hulle says:

      You can definitely re-organize the placement of boards.

      And yes, you can change the board names and descriptions, too.

  32. PJ Van Hulle says:

    See what people are pinning from your site:

    NOTE: Insert your actual domain name where it says “YOURDOMAINNAME”

    • Maia Alpern says:

      Actually I just tried this and you have to have a Pinterest account or be willing to let them access all your friends and personal info on Facebook to use this source feature.

  33. Beth and PJ, Thank you for all the generous information.

  34. Because I am a painter, people have pinned tons of my stuff–but it has not led to any benefit to me. I don’t know how to engage these people who obviously love my stuff.

    • PJ Van Hulle says:

      Do the images link back to a site of yours where people can join your list and / or buy your art?

      • Some of them do…but honestly, even though I’ve paid money for Pinterest classes in the past, haven’t noticed even a traffic boost from it. And when I put the price on, it doesn’t seem to lead anywhere either. But I don’t have many followers–yet–and I rarely post…maybe I will change that tomorrow. ;)

  35. Cathi says:

    Thank you, Beth!Where is the link to download that?

  36. Beth -What apps are you referring to when you mentioned pinning lots of pics?

  37. Pinterest is a great vision board. Help you visualize and achieve your goals.

  38. Is there a tool that will allow you to schedule your posts?

  39. Great Info! Thank you Beth and PJ – I heard about Pinterest, but I really didn’t know much about it until now.

  40. What I love is that Pinterest is visual and people think in pictures not words. Being able to post my blog is great.

  41. Coach Stacy says:

    Thank you Beth & Pj,

    My questions were:

    Can you re-organize the placement of boards later on your home page?
    Can you change titles of boards later?

    LOVE that you can get some marketing feedback from Pinterest (finally spelt that right :D)

  42. I have a Pinterest account but not really using it to draw traffic or business. So interested on how to do that.

    I’m a money, mindset, and marketing company that embrace, educate, and empower entrepreneurs to increase profits and growth. So what I do is work with entrepreneurs that want to take back control of their lives, stop overwhelm of managing their business, clients, and growth.

    Felicia Streeter, MBA
    Your Rich Chicks Money Maverick

  43. This call was soooo fabulous! The biggest aha for me was that you could actually see the analytics on what people were pinning. As a self admitted marketing nerd, that was HUGE!

  44. If you are posting your own art is it best to put it on your website as opposed to flicker and should you put your website across the image? thank you…so informative!!!

  45. Dawn says:

    Very informative. I can see how I can use this in my business since Bride’s are pinning things about their weddings. I think I can develop a few badges and collect some thing on love and marriage to put on my board. Thanks Beth and PJ

  46. Maia Alpern says:

    Great call PJ and Beth! Will certainly start my Pinterest campaign this week. Feels so much more fun to me than Facebook.So cool! Hugs!

    Maia Alpern

  47. What a great and inspiring call! Thank you PJ and Beth. I now feel inspired to move forward with Pinterest for the first time! Awesome!! The big aha was how easy and fun it is to build a platform and to follow your strategic alliances and competitors – Pure oneness and Magic! Thank you!

  48. What a great training! I have recently become interested in exploring pinterest for my business, and was excited about learning more about the platform. I had no idea how any of it worked, so I really absorbed everything Beth taught. A couple big takeaways: 1. Items pinned link back to the source, and 2. using keywords in descriptions. I will be setting up an account this evening. I’m looking forward to using Pinterest, and to tomorrow’s power hour! :-)

  49. Thanks for sharing the keyword planner tips & link: https://adwords.google.com/KeywordPlanner . We pin in a bunch of areas that we think museum-y people will like, but I am still not sure about being a “resource” to our audience and driving them back to shopping on our main site. Maybe focus more on things like travel tips for parents? Any other ideas?

    Thank you for this presentation!
    -Karen from ShopforMuseums.com

  50. BTW, we find Pinterest pins are GREAT for showing up in Google searches. So there’s a great reason to carefully write your folder topics, folder descriptions and using the text box wisely with your pins. (AND you can always change what someone wrote in the box who pinned before you). Lots of folks have followed us because of this.

  51. Loved this call. I’ve been fooling around on Pinterest just to see what it’s all about. I can definitely see the addictive nature of it, LOL, and today you gave me some great biz building ideas.

    Follow me on Pinterest: Pinterest.com/marthacarnahan

    What’s your address? I’ll follow you back!

  52. PJ Van Hulle says:

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing your insights and “a-has!” :D

    Here’s the link to Beth’s guide…

    The Definitive Guide to Driving More Traffic with Pinterest:

  53. OMG!!! Canva.com….that is my aha….my mind is blown and it’s free!!! thank you thank you

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