100+ Tips to Master Pinterest’s Smart Feed

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100+ Tips to Master Pinterest's Smart Feed

If you’re a blogger, you likely rely on Pinterest for a large chunk of your traffic. However, not so long ago, Pinterest released what they call their “Smart Feed,” which attaches certain attributes to Pins. What that means is that your Pin should be of value. Pinterest’s new algorithm looks at a few different things when rating it for other viewers – They take into a account the quality of the pin, and the quality of the source that the pin is coming from (You can read more about the new algorithm, here).

With these changes, knowing how to optimize your blog’s pins for maximum traffic has become even more important. Today we’re going to share with you over 100 ways to Master Pinterest’s Smart Feed.

Tips to Master Pinterest Smart Feed

  • The first step to optimizing your blog for Pinterest, is to actually understand what the Smart Feed is. This post from SimplePinMedia, can help you understand what the Smart Feed really is.
  • With Pinterest Smart Feed, users no longer see the Pins that were most recently shared, they see the BEST pins for their interests, which means you need to optimize your pins. The Pin Junkie shares tips on how to unlock Pinterest’s Smart Feed and Get Your Pins Seen.
  • If Pinterest’s Smart Feed is still confusing to you, then here are additional tips that will help you go step-by-step, to a better understanding.
  • How long have you been a member of Pinterest? If it’s been awhile, then it is likely that you have Pins from the very beginning that aren’t very relevant to you or to your blog’s mission. Sarah Titus shares 9 Reasons You Should be Deleting Your Pins!

And Finally…

There you have it! Now, you can become a rock star at the pinning with Pinterest Smart Feed and watch your blog traffic skyrocket!

What did we miss? What other tips do you have when it comes to Pinterest?

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34 thoughts on “100+ Tips to Master Pinterest’s Smart Feed”

  1. Really informative article for Pinterest!
    Pinterest is one of my top 5 traffic sources and the bounce rate of Pinterest traffic is the lowest so I am working on making it the top traffic source. Hopefully, I will get some tips and tricks by going through this articles!
    Thanks for sharing all the above links! 🙂

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  2. This was so helpful! I’ve been a Pinterest user for years now, but just as a pinner and not as someone adding content. Since Smart Feed has entered the scene, I’ve noticed a hugely negative difference in my Pinterest repins (both for my content and content I’ve simply repinned) and haven’t been able to make sense of it. What I’m pinning hasn’t changed, but less people are seeing it.

    As a newer blogger, it’s tough to instantly have the kind of traffic and following it takes to be Smart Feed-worthy. I’m definitely going to see deleting previous pins helps. It makes sense, but I would’ve never thought of it. Thanks for sharing!

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    • It’s our pleasure, Emily! Another great tip is ensuring you add more than just your blog title in the image caption (for Pinterest). Making it keyword rich, helps!! Good luck!

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  3. this one is really nice pinterest is best way to get good traffic and the method of smart feed i heard first time and wanna to implement thanks for it

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  4. First off, this was a very informative post. I got great tips from it. But secondly, this quote:

    “With Pinterest Smart Feed, users no longer see the Pins that were most recently shared, they see the BEST pins for their interests, which means you need to optimize your pins. The Pin Junkie shares tips on how to unlock Pinterest’s Smart Feed and Get Your Pins Seen.”

    Perfectly explains the frustrations of those of us hoping to provide original content. I’m not so sure that Smart Feed is a good thing for my blog. I’ve been working diligently with biweekly blog posts for the past few months and even though I have already figured out and applied many of these techniques I have still yet to be noticed on Pinterest. That is really discouraging.

    Thanks for the tips! I appreciate them. I’m a go-getter and I have no intention of quitting.

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    • It can definitely be frustrating, Brandi! But, don’t give up! It is a mix of trial and error, for sure. One of the things that I have found that works really well, is changing up the description of a pin, to say more than just the post title. Using a couple of keywords in there and then adding the title at the end. Good luck to you!

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  5. Pinterest is really used to be the #1 website to drive traffic. However not all bloggers know how to use it in a proper way. Thanks for your help in that. I will use the tips for my personal website.

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