How To Use Pinterest To Grow Your Blog

How To Use Pinterest To Grow Your Blog





Pinterest is, along side Instagram, the best social media platform for you tog grow your blog. Most bloggers have a Pinterest account, as it is a great way to showcase your aesthetic and promote your blogposts. 

For the past few months, I've been spending a great amount of time focusing on growing my through my Pinterest account. I didn't notice a difference on my blog's stats right away, but right now, I can say that a big amount of my blog traffic comes from Pinterest. 

In today's #BloggerHelp, I'll tell you 4 ways you can use Pinterest to grow your blog.


INSTALL A 'PIN IT' BUTTON ON YOUR BLOG 


A Pin It button is the easiest way for others to share your content on Pinterest and, therefore, giving your blog exposure to all their followers. You can create your own Pin It button use a plugin or even buy a custom one  if you want. 


JOIN GROUP BOARDS

Group board are, in my experience, the best way to grow your blog's traffic through Pinterest. There are tons of group boards out there fro every blogger, whether your a fashion blogger or a book blogger.  Join group boards and share your content regularly. Other bloggers are your best friends when it comes to sharing your content. 

I myself have created a Group Board for bloggers, if you're interested in joining. All you have to do is follow me and email me your pinterest link and email to theeuropeancloset@gmail.com.


SET UP RICH PINS

What are rich pins you ask? Rich pins are pins that include extra information: your blog name, favicon and a little description of the post you're promoting with that image. Here's how you can set up rich pins (on Blogger)

CREATE PIN-WORTHY IMAGES

This is something I only started doing recently actually- I know I should've started it sooner but I was too lazy. Pinterest is all about visuals, so a good image can be the thing that can make or break your blogpost. 

Pinterest users are all about tall images (aroung 735px wide and 1102px tall) that tell them exactly what they're in for -ie. text. Even though most pins have a description below the actual image, most people,don't really read it, so it's always better to add the tittle of your blogpost on your image, as well as your blog's name.

 You can easily create a Pinterest-friendly image on Canva (for free) or Photoshop (paid). I personally make mine on Canva. 

Here's an example of a pinterest-worthy image (feel free to pin it)




I hope you found this post helpful. What do you think is the best way to grow your blog's traffic with Pinterest?



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Tights For Every Occasion

Tights For Every Occasion


Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Gatta. All opinions on this post are my own.
This post contains gifted products.


I was browsing through a few of my favourite blogs the other day and realised none of them talk about tights. I mean, if you think about it, tights are a very important part of your outfit, especially in the winter. Good tights can actually make or break your outfit. You can be wearing one of those fancy dresses to a posh party and look great in it, but if you choose cheap looking tights, the outfit will automatically look less chic. 
Even if you don't wear a lot of dresses or skirts, it's always good to have a couple of pairs of tights at home, especially in the winter, when it's really cold outside: you can just put them on under your jeans (I know it sounds weird, but trust me it keep you very warm)

When Gatta contacted me asking if I wanted to work with them, I couldn't say no. For those who don't know, Gatta is Poland's most well-known manufacturer of underwear brand. Although, for many years, Gatta focused mainly on tights, they now have a causal clothing line and active wear. 
Their tights are great for everyone,really. They have BB cream effect tights, matting tights, tights that hide imperfections, tights that help you with your cellulite, push up tights and many more.

Here are the goddies I recieved: 





If you want to purchase from Gatta here's their website: www.gatta.pl

Let me know in the comments if you've ever purchased form Gatta and what did you buy!




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Birthday Wishlist

Birthday Wishlist

You probably don't know this, but I turn 20 next week (on May 3rd) and that means presents, am i right or am I right?
Today I decided to share with you guys my birthday wishlist! Maybe someone (*coughs* mum) will read this post and get a few ideas.
I hope you enjoy!









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5 Easy Ways To Grow Your Blog's Pageviews

5 Easy Ways To Grow Your Blog's Pageviews



Lately, I've been doing a few different things with my blog and it has changed my game completely: my blog pageviews have increased immensely and it feels amazing!  So, I decided to share with you guys 5 easy ways for you to increase your blog's views. 




ENGAGE WITH YOUR READERS

I can't stress this enough. You don't know how much of a difference engaging with your readers can make on your blog. No one likes to comment on a blogpost and not have a response. When someone comments on your blogpost, please reply. 


SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!

Okay, now that you've published your blogpost, you need to share it on your social media platforms. If you're a small blogger, people most likely won't go around Google searching for your blog. They will, however, click on it if you share it on social media.

If you don't have a lot of time to promote your posts, schedule them. There are tons of apps/websites you can do that. My favourites are Buffer and Crowdfire. oh, and don't forget to tag RT accounts on Twitter (here's a post all about Blog RT Accounts)
Here's an example of one of my scheduled tweets



Also, use hashtags on instagram to help your post to be seen by more people (here's a post I wrote about instagram hashtags )

Here's an example of how I use hashtags.




TAG BRANDS 

Once you promote your post on social media, don't forget to tag the brands on the picture. This will give your post most visibility and also, there's a possibility the brands you tag will re-post your photo on their own accounts, giving your blog a lot new readers. 


COMMENT ON OTHER BLOGS 

Your blog won't be discovered by fellow bloggers by itself. The steps above will help you, but this step will too. Go on your favourite blogs and leave a genuine comment. Not one of those comments like '' Loved it'' or ''Great Post'': these types of comments show that you didn't put the effort into reading the post and thinking about it. 


ADD YOUR BLOG'S LINK ON ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA 

Most people discover my blog through my social media, whether that is Twitter, Instagram or any other social media platform so it's crucial for you to have a link to your blog on all your social media. And when I say this is crucial, I mean it. Do it! 


So here are my tips on how to get more pageviews. I hope you enjoyed the post!

What do you think is the best way to get more pageviews on your blog?






Easter OOTD

Easter OOTD


This Easter I decided to go for a more casual look. I choose a more classic pair of trousers and paired it with a slogan t-shirt, fishnets, vans and a mini red bag (all huge trends this spring/summer).



P.S.: I've created a Pinterest group board for bloggers! If you're interested, click here and follow the instructions on the board description! 


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Beauty Haul (NYX, The Ordinary and Essence)

Beauty Haul (NYX, The Ordinary and Essence)



Lately, I've noticed I've been buying more makeup than usual. I'm not the kind person to go all out and buy tons of makeup on one shopping trip, but this month I've bought a few products and decided to share them with you.








From Maquillalia  I ordered a primer and a setting spray.  I bought The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer and I love it. It's  super light and not only primes my face, but also hydrates it.
The setting spray I bought was The Essence Instant Matte Makeup Setting Spray. It's a great setting spray for such a low price. It keeps my makeup on all days and it helps to blend all the layers very well 







I went to the NYX shop for the first time last week and was lucky enough to go on a day where they had a promotion. I ended up buying 4 products and only payed for 3 of those products. I bought the Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation in the colour Creamy Natural, the HD Photogenic Concealer in Alabaster , the Lip Lingerie in Ruffle Trim and the Matte Bronzer in Deep Tan. I can't really talk about my experience with these products because I've only worn them once since I bought them, but maybe I'll write a review on them in the future, if you guys like.



Swatches (from the top)  Lip Lingerie, Matte Bronzer, HD Photogenic Concealer and Stay Matte But Not Flat Foundation


Have you bought any of these products. What do you think of them? 


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6 Ways To Revamp Your Old Blogposts

6 Ways To Revamp Your Old Blogposts




Revamping your old blogposts is a great way to increase your blog traffic. If you have had a blog for a while, you problably have a lot of old blogposts that probably don't reflect who you are or your current aesthetic. That's when the revamping part comes in. This is a great thing for you to do for your blog when you don't feel like writing a new blogpost. In today's post, I'll show you 6 easy things you can do to revamp your old blogposts and drive more traffic for your blog. 

P.S.: I've created a Pinterest group board for bloggers! If you're interested, click here and follow the instructions on the board description! 


UPDATE YOUR IMAGES

If the pictures on your old blogposts are poorly taken, are not edited or just don't reflect your current aesthetic, switch them up: you can take new pictures or use stock photos to do so.


CHECK YOUR LINKS 

Make sure the links on your old blogposts are working, so that people can access them when going through your blog's archive.


DELETE POSTS YOU REALLY DON'T LIKE 

We've all wrote that blogpost that, looking back now, are just plain horrible. You can try to savage them but you probably won't be able to, so might as well delete it.




 RE-WRITE BLOGPOST TITLES

SEO. Do I need to say more? It's important to use keywords, not only on your post title, but also on the actual blogpost. For example, if you are reviewing an eyeshadow palette, make sure to use the palette name and also the word 'review' on the title. That way, when people type the product's name on a search engine, your post will appear.


ADD NEW INFO 

If you've written a blogpost about something a while ago and now you actually know more about the thing you wrote about, make sure to add it on the blogpost, to make sure it's up to date. 


LINK OLD POSTS ON NEWER ONES 

After you follow the previous steps, the last thing you can do to drive traffic to your old blogposts is to link them on your latest blogposts. If you're writing about the ways you stay organised, for example, and already did a post about it before, make sure to link it. 


Do you have a blog? How long have you had it for? 


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10 Things To Do When You're By Yourself

10 Things To Do When You're By Yourself



I love spending time by myself. I can't say I'm a complete introvert but I have my moments (more often than not actually) but there I love being alone and doing my own thing without having anyone asking questions or just being annoying. Don't get me wrong, I have my 'out there' moments' but in the end, I like my own company.

10 Free Fonts For Bloggers

10 Free Fonts For Bloggers




Let's all be honest here. The fonts that come with our computers aren't very pretty. Sure, they are great for official documents or school/uni essays but they aren't the kind of fonts you want to use on your blog or Pinterest images. 
How To Kick Butt At School/Uni

How To Kick Butt At School/Uni




Okay, I'm not the most amazing student out there but in my 14 years of being inside tiny classrooms filled with people and a teacher trying to pass on some knowledge, I've retained a few things. I decided to share with you guys my best tips to kiss ass in school/uni. I hope they are useful for you!
How To Style Red Bags

How To Style Red Bags




I think everyone noticed by now that red is THE colour for this spring/summer season. If you're someone like me (who pretty much wears black, white and grey 99,9% of the time), it can be a bit hard to incorporate such a bold colour in your wardrobe. I think a good way to begin incorporating red into your wardrobe is by wearing a red bag, so today I'm here to show you a few different ways you can wear a red bag.
5 Things To Always Include In Your Blogposts

5 Things To Always Include In Your Blogposts



A good blogposts consists of two important things: great quality images and a good text. These two things alone can make your blogpost go viral. Although these are the most important things in a blogpost, there are a few other things you should include in them in order to get more engagement and also more followers on your social media.


Links to your social media

 Make sure all your posts contain the links to your social media. The best place to put them is at the end of the post, as I do in my posts (scroll down and you'll see all my links). this way, people will have easier access to all your platforms and, most likely, will follow you.
On the other side, make sure to also link your blog on your social media, so that people who follow you can have immediate access to your blog.

Search Description

This is very important. Search description is the little text that appears below the link to your blog when you search on a browser like Google. It is also the text that appears below your pins on Pinterest. (that is, if you enabled rich pins for your blog. It is a very easy thing to do and there are tons of tutorials on how to do it online.) This little description will attract more people into your blog and, therefore increase your pageviews/viewers.


Functioning Links 

Every time you link something in your blogpost, whether it is another blogpost or a link to a product, make sure the link is actually working. I can't tell you how many times I've read posts and clicked a link only to find out it wasn't working.


Questions

Ask your readers questions. Have they tried the product you've just bought? Did they like it? What do they think about this certain topic? This will bring your blogpost engagement up, believe me.


Tags

Tags are extremely important, especially now that Bloglovin' started to include them on their platform. Tags are great to categorise your posts within your blog, so people can easily access all blogposts you've written about a certain topic, but now they are a great way to get more exposure on Bloglovin'. If you're writing a post about, let's say, a Urban Decay product, make sure you use the tag 'Urban Decay' and well as the name of the product. People who look for this tag on Bloglovin' will find your post and most certainly read it.


What do you think is the most important thing to have in a blogpost? 


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