Have you ever wondered who is pinning your posts from your blog? Did you know there is an easy way to find out?
Type this in your navigation bar:
In place of the YourWebsite.com you would put your own URL. For example, to find out who is pinning from this site we type in Pinterest.com/source/beckyandpaula.com and it shows us all the recent pins from our site.
When I track pins from my personal blog I always do Pinterest.com/source/beautythroughimperfection.com
Why is this important? Several reasons!
1. It gives you the opportunity to thank the pinners. I go through periodically and comment on pins people have done from my site. I usually say something like, “hey, glad you liked the post, thanks for pinning!” I even take a minute to follow some of the people that have pinned some of my posts. Sometimes they respond or start following me after that, so it’s a great way to build your following on Pinterest!
2. You can like the pins. When I go through commenting on some of the pins from my site, I also try to “like” each of them, by clicking the little heart. The more likes and comments on a pin, the more exposure it gets during searches, so this can help give pins from your site a little boost in visibility.
3. It allows you to see which images are doing best/what people are saying about them. Look at what is being pinned the most from your site, what images people are enjoying and if they are leaving their own comments in the description of the pin, you might be able to find out some info about what they liked most about the post. This can help give you some direction for future posts.
Did you know that you can find out who is pinning your posts from your site? How have you used it to your advantage?
Gurvy Green says
Thank you Paula! If I’ve pins from other sites and people re-pin them from my Pinterest account is that a benefit to me?
It is, simply because people are finding what you are pinning useful! That means more followers for you, which is always a good thing, especially when you pin your own content later.
You can also, receive email notification when someone re-pins your post. I like this. I can also view it from my ipad at any given time and not always be in front of my computer. From my I pad I always see the most recent repins at any given moment.
Marie@The Interior Frugalista says
Great tip Paula – I’m checking this out next! Thanks for your always informative posts.
So glad they are helpful!!!
Annette Browning says
Finally! I’ve been trying to figure out how to see my pins. Thank you 🙂
No problem! Glad to help!
Wow, this was really helpful! I was shocked to see as many pins as I did! It was encouraging as well, since I wasn’t sure if many people were pinning; I was pleasantly surprised to see more had pinned than I originally thought. It also clued me in on the need to change the alternate text on some of my earlier images. 🙂 Thanks for this!
Glad it was helpful! It is always cool to see a big page of pins from your own site.
Lisa @ The Wellness Wife says
These are great tips! I love the idea of commenting on a pin or liking it! Thanks!!!