How to drive traffic to your blog for new bloggers
For a new blogger, driving traffic to your blog is a huge hurdle that you have to cross.
There are many ways of getting blog traffic. You can make use of free traffic on social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can also create paid advertisements on these social media platforms to increase your blog traffic.
Search Engine Optimization, SEO, is also something that the big bloggers will emphasize on. But it takes time for Google to index your new blog pages. In other words, it takes time for your blog’s organic search traffic to grow.
Even with all the necessary keywords and optimization done, you would still be looking at a time frame of 6 to 12 months for Google to start recognizing your blog.
Therefore, the best way for a new blogger to grow your blog traffic is actually through Pinterest!
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Why Pinterest is super helpful for new bloggers
Pinterest favors content creators. This means that even if you are completely new on Pinterest, as long as you are consistently creating new pins linking to new pages, you will be favored!
That brings you, a new blogger, to the same playing ground as big bloggers!
Isn’t that incredible news and a dazzling beacon of hope for new bloggers who are struggling with blog traffic?
By the way, more than 70% of my blog traffic comes from Pinterest. My blog has only recently been receiving organic traffic from Google, 6 months after my new site was set up.
Side story: I have been blogging for 1.5 years but, six months ago, I decided to migrate my site from Strikingly to Bluehost for the purposes of improving my site’s SEO. I encountered issues with migration so I ended up setting up a brand new site with a new domain instead.
How to create pins on Canva
Now that you know why it is so important to make use of Pinterest to increase your blog traffic, the next question would be:
How to create pins for Pinterest?
Well, you can make use of Canva, a free online design site that makes it incredibly easy to design pins, documents, flyers, and more!
The best part is, you don’t have to be a designer to use Canva! In fact, it is the perfect tool for bloggers who struggle with creating designs because it is so easy to use!
To help you get started, here is a 3-part video tutorial on how to create pins on Canva.
You will learn brilliant tips and tricks to make your pin designs stand out among the flood of pins on your audience’s mobile feed.
In under 30 minutes, you will be able to learn all the necessary tips to creating a click-worthy pin. Then you will be all set to creating eye-catching pins and driving free Pinterest traffic to your blog.
You can watch Part 1 here.
If you want to have complete access to all three video tutorials and watch them at your own convenience, simply sign up here or click on the picture below. (It’s FREE!)
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As a new blogger like myself this is great! I’ve been extremely focused on SEO and feel like a fish out of water when it comes to Pinterest. I’m about to venture over to your Pinterest courses which look perfect for my situation. Thank you so much for breaking down this process so I can actually grasp it!
You’re most welcome! I’m so glad to hear that you found the Canva video tutorials helpful! If you need further recommendations on which Pinterest course is best for you, do drop me another message so that I can help to make a personalized recommendation for you! Don’t forget to get the free Canva Pinterest templates too!
Great tutorial on how to make pins in Canva! It’s my favorite graphics tool!
Thanks much! I do use Photoshop Elements too, but mostly for creating printables. When it comes to creating pins and other blog graphics quickly, I think Canva works better for me!
Such a great resource! Canva has so much to offer, but it takes learning how to utilize it!
Yes, Canva is indeed a really helpful tool for bloggers to create beautiful graphics quickly and easily! The more you practice, the easier it gets!
These are great points and tips! I LOVE Canva! I use it for all my graphics!
Thanks! I’m so glad you found the Canva tips helpful! The software is indeed very easy to use especially after you take a bit of time to familiarize yourself with it!
I pinned this so I can reference later!!!
Thanks for pinning! I am so glad you found the Canva tips on pin creation useful!
Great tips and video! In addition, your freebies are pretty awesome as well. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much! I sure hope you will find the Canva Pinterest templates useful!
Wonderful tips, I have seen a big jump in my traffic when I dedicate some time to Pinterest
Yes, it is indeed very gratifying!