Hey there! Southern Dork is pretty new. I need Pinterest tips for WordPress to grow! I’m one of those people who love to prepare as much as possible. So even though I’m NOT a Pinterest expert, I found a great expert online that I can learn from! Yesterday I discovered Carly on Mommy On Purpose and I bought her Pinteresting Strategies ebook. Pinterest is a great source of traffic for so many bloggers. I’m going through the book and I need to post more (don’t worry my content calendar is filling up) and focus on Pinterest.
There are so many blog and ecommerce platforms out there so these tips and tricks for Pinterest are meant for WordPress hosted websites. First, I’d recommend Pinteresting Strategies because Carly didn’t use Tailwind to grow her Pinterest account. I noticed when I pinned something from my blog to Pinterest I discovered a time saving tip of my own!
ALT TAG DESCRIPTIONS
WordPress lets you enter alt text (your keywords for the image that should be included in your post) for every image you upload. The alt text shows up in your Pinterest description. So when you find your keywords inside Pinterest, research them in Google with free tools like Ubersuggest. You can delve deeper into kewords using SEMRush and that’s a little more technical. You can get some pretty insightful information with a free plan. Use these tools in conjunction to rank in Pinterest and Google!
BUFFER FOR PINTEREST
When you post your blog, you can post automatically to Pinterest with some plugins and apps directly on WordPress. Buffer is used off of WordPress on its own platform. It’s free to use and you get a free 7 day trial to test the new Pinterest option (it’s $10 a month after your free trial). Buffer now lets you post to all your social media platforms. Talk about a timesaver! AND you can schedule your social media post for different times. You can post on Instagram at 8am and Pinterest at 2pm. There is a limit to 100 posts in your queue at once however there’s no monthly limit with the $10 a month plan.
I used Peas and Crayons Garden Veggie Tortellina Pasta Salad as an example of alt text showing up in Buffer. This is the example for Pinterest and you can post the same pin to all your social media profiles. This is the Buffer dashboard with the description provided by Peas and Crayons.
I could NOT understand what the heck IFTTT was till I signed up for Buffer. So here’s your 3rd tip! After you sign up for Buffer, you can get a free IFTTT account. With your IFTTT account, you can set up a If This Then That (ohhh, that’s what it stands for) action or what IFTTT calls an applet. You can get a spreadsheet in your Google Drive for every post you’ve shared in Buffer. AMAZING. AHH! TIME SAVER!!! So you can make your software work for your brand so you do the fun stuff like writing and promoting while growing your brand!
Let me know how this worked for you!