How I Got My Food Blog from 100K to 200K Pageviews in 3 Months
See how I grew my food blog from 100K to 200K pageviews in three months thanks to a little Pinterest tip.
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100,000 to 200,000 Pageviews in 3 Months!
At the end of December, I reached a huge milestone of getting to 100K pageviews a month and wrote how I did it. Then 3 months later, I got to 200K pageviews!
So how did I do it?
I was chugging along, implementing what I learned from the Hashtag Jeff SEO course (a MUST for anyone who wants to make money from blogging) and working on getting more link clicks from Pinterest.
I covered this and more in my how I got to 100K pageview post, so this isn’t anything new, BUT one day I discovered a little “secret” that completely changed my Pinterest game.
This secret was how I was able to make the huge jump in pageviews and how I was able to become a full-time blogger.
My Pinterest “Secret”
In Pinterest analytics, there is this little tip:
Then just like the graphic, a light bulb went off in my head. Ah ha!
ADD MORE PINS.
Previously, I was creating about five pins for each blog post but I realized I need to create more. WAY more.
I started making 10-20 pins per blog post. YES. You read that right, 10-20 pins.
I scheduled and manually (live) pinned the new pins and BOOM! — I got more traffic to my blog!
Pinterest loves new pins. So make Pinterest happy by giving it what it wants.
By the way, I recommend taking a Pinterest course like Pinning Perfect to learn out how to use Tailwind effectively and see how to best set up your Pinterest boards. It’ll set you up with a Pinterest strategy so you know what to do with all the pins you’ve created.
I have an extensive design background but creating so many new pins was not easy. I spent hours going through Pinterest researching how to create the best food pins.
I also looked into buying Pinterest templates but all the ones I saw were for lifestyle blogs and none of them showcased the food.
Finally, after a lot of trial and error, I found out which pin layouts and designs worked the best and got the most link clicks. I turned those successful pin designs into templates that I could use over and over, knowing they would bring results.
Using my pin templates, I now create those 10-20 pins so much faster than before and I don’t have to “reinvent the wheel” each time. No more crossing my fingers that a pin is going to convert to traffic to my blog. I know what works!
Pin and Repeat
I want to introduce you to my secret weapon for getting more pageviews from Pinterest — Pin and Repeat.
I took everything from my trials and errors and created Photoshop Pinterest templates that are made just for food bloggers.
- 42 (!!) professionally designed Photoshop Pinterest templates that are fully customizable
- My design tricks to create pins that convert to link clicks
- Bonus: hand-drawn illustrations
- Lifetime access
You must know Photoshop to use the templates.
With my design guide, you’ll learn:
- A fool-proof way to use fonts
- Which colors to use to get the most clicks
- What elements are needed to make a great pin
These Pinterest templates changed my blogging game and I think they will for you too!