Pinterest: My Favorite Free Traffic Source in 2012

Driving Traffic With Pinterest If you follow my blog regularly, you already know I never get too excited over the latest social media crazes.

However, it’s really hard to ignore a website site that generated notable traffic even before I joined.

That’s what happened with my Flat Stomach Exercises site and Pinterest — one of the fastest growing social media sites around today.

For the last three months, it has been one of my top 10 traffic sources for my Site Build It! site (see screenshot on the right), and I only became a member just a few weeks ago.

What is Pinterest?

In case you haven’t heard, Pinterest is a social media site for images that allows you to “pin” (share) photos you find on the Web.

And what’s really awesome about it is you don’t have to become a member to reap the benefits.

If someone likes your article or a photo on your site, they can simply “Pin” it using the Pinterest toolbar.  The image will be posted to their board and will link back to your website.

So even if you have no intention of getting involved with yet another social media network, at least make sure you use high quality images that are free for commercial use on your pages.

You don’t want to miss out on traffic from any of the 10 million+ monthly (and growing) Pinterest users who may decide to pin/share your content.

Why I’m Sold (For Now, Anyway)

Here’s what excites me the most about Pinterest.  I’m a busy gal and I don’t have time to devote to another social media site.  I’m sure you can relate.

However, the exposure my sites have received from the minimal amount of time and effort I’ve spent seems to be worth it so far.  Plus, it’s kind of fun to use and very relevant to my hair website since it’s a visual topic.

And what’s cool about the network is people pin all kinds of content — even YouTube videos!

Watch the video below to hear my thoughts on the growing network, and check out my Pinterest SEO strategy for my latest site.

And if you don’t want to hear me ramble, I wrote a more detailed article about Pinterest here. :)

Also, discover how I got one image to go semi-viral on Pinterest.

Need more traffic building tips?  Click here.


  1.  DrewryNewsNtwrk

    Pinterest is by far a wonderful free method for getting free traffic, in addition to using it to build an online company. Thanks for sharing!

  2.  angeljasica

    Pinterest is the social site in which we can post our product and product price in such a way that it attracts the people and we also can have traffic from this site.

  3.  thiarthea

    Yes, It’s Work !
    After waiting the invitation from Pinterest, I started Pinning picture from my Website.
    And Guess What ? I got the traffic.
    Thanx Lisa.

  4.  Ahnawiki

    Pinterest actually works, but it doesn’t work for equally for every niche. It is generating great traffic for some sites, while for others traffic is quite low.

  5. i am getting traffic only from pinterest social network.


    Awesome post!
    It is very informative post for me because i did not know more about pinterest social network.
    But now after going through your post i got many information.
    Thanks you lot.

  7. Well,I think the reason Pinterest is so successful is that people like visuals so much. The site is set up like an art gallery and people just get drawn into the pictures.Really a well managed site

  8. Pinterest is my the most favorite way to bring traffic to my blog.

  9. Thanks for the video Lisa. I just heard about Pintrist last week at the yarn shop. I have pinned a few things,but really thought it was for people that had nothing better to do with their time than tell other people what they like.

    Larn Edutech

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