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.
(These are my personal results, but Tailwind also publishes the Typical Results of Tailwind for Pinterest Members every year, so you can see exactly what the average growth rate looks like for their members.)
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!