Today’s Pinner for the Interveiews with Power Pinners series is Tiffany Griffen from Beautiful Dawn Designs. Tiffany is a web designer with a focus on creating visually stunning blog and websites for women. In addition to helping bloggers and business owners look their best online, Tiffany’s goal for her blog is to provide, “excellent resource for bloggers and small business owners by sharing tips and tricks to help grow their blog or business.”
Beautiful Dawn Designs and Pinterest
Pinterest Profile: https://www.pinterest.com/tiffany_griffin/
Pins: 3000 +
What is your Pinterest Success Story.
The best part about Pinterest is that you don’t have to have a ton of followers to receive success from Pinterest. I have just over 900 followers, but Pinterest makes up more than half of my websites traffic. Really, all you need to receive success on Pinterest is for your pins to start gaining traction. For example, I wrote a quick post that showcased 12 free handwritten fonts and included a cute “Pinterest friendly” graphic to go with it. Since that post was published, it has received over 18 thousand re-pins, and has continued to bring consistent traffic to my blog. The traffic I’ve received from Pinterest has converted to newsletter subscribers, and paying customers, earning me thousands of dollars in sales.
On average, what percentage of traffic to your blog comes from Pinterest.
Pinterest is definitely my number one traffic source. On average, 55% of my traffic comes from Pinterest.
Share one tip for bloggers wanting to be a successful pinner like you.
It’s really hard to pick just one tip Kristie! If I had to choose one, it would be to create Pinterest friendly images for your blog posts. I know some people would say create quality content, but to be honest, no one see’s your content on Pinterest, they see images. When your images are Pinterest friendly, people are more likely to pin and re-pin your content, which in turn brings visitors to your blog or website.
I actually wrote a post about 6 Ways to Make Your Pins Go Viral, where I discuss my tips for becoming successful on Pinterest.
Do you or have you ever promoted pins? Was it worth it?
I have recently begun using promoted pins. I think it’s too soon to determine if it’s worth it for me, but I can definitely say that my number of re-pins, and visitors to my blog has increased since using promoted pins. If bringing traffic to your blog is your top priority, promoted pins are definitely worth a shot.
Do you change the descriptions of pins before you pin them?
Usually not, mainly because I’m lazy. If the person who created the pin didn’t take the time to write alt text for the image, I’ll most likely edit the description, but other than that, no.
That goes to show the importance of creating alt text for your images. When you create alt text, you have control over what goes in the description box.
On average, how many times do you pin a day?
On average, I pin around 25 images per day, with 10% of those images being my from my site. I’ve recently begun using Buffer to schedule my pins and I really like it. I still pin manually, but I find that scheduling pins allows me to take a break from Pinterest, while still ensuring that I’m being active on the platform.