Pinterest for Ecommerce 2021: How to Get Pinterest Traffic to Your Online Shop

Pinterest for Ecommerce 2021: How to Get Pinterest Traffic to Your Online Shop

Hey there are you trying to drive buyers to  your ecommerce store and pinterest seems like a good traffic source to you well you’re in  a good place because yes pinterest is a great platform to get both organic and pay traffic  to your e-commerce business a lot of people in many countries are stuck at home now for  how long over a year or something and we’re buying everything online there were times  when we had to buy even our grocery online so yes pinterest will not stay on the side and  just watch other platforms grow with e-commerce of course they have done a lot of changes in  the past year or so to make the platform even more attractive and beneficial for e-commerce  businesses so in this video you will learn how pinterest works for e-commerce and what  you can do to make it work for your store hi i’m Anastasia of anastasiablogger.com and on  this channel i share my pinterest marketing tips as well as my advice on growing your business  online if that’s what you want to learn about then hit subscribe and don’t miss that bell  button to get notified when my new videos go live so pinterest is a great platform to drive traffic  to your ecommerce store and keep in mind when you convert cold traffic you need to capture their  emails so you can build relationships with your visitors and turn them into your loyal customers  this video is sponsored by underground ecom they specialize in helping e-com brands generate  revenue using email marketing in 2020 they generated 25 million dollars in additional revenue  for their clients using email marketing alone and there is a special link in the description below  this video in which they are offering a free audit and a strategy session to the first 20 subscribers  to help you generate more revenue using email marketing so if you’re interested in getting a  completely done-for-you email marketing services that will skyrocket sales in your e-commerce  business then again check out the link in the description below this video so historically  pinterest was known as a place for inspiration and most of the content that was surfaced on the  platform was linked to blogs and informational websites but in the last year pinterest has been  clearly shifting to become a platform where people are not just in the discovery mode and getting  inspiration but more so in a buyer mode let me show you how pinterest is creating this shift  so the first thing that happened is that shop tab is now available for all keywords and first  of all maybe you notice that for many search queries on pinterest you now have these two tabs  explore and shop so if you click on the shop tab pinterest will only show you the product pins  over here with the price tags on them and i used actually vegan recipes keyword on purpose because  i wanted to show that even for a keyword that you wouldn’t even expect to have only or mostly  shop results product pins in the results pinterest anyway shows you the shop tab and you can find in  the products over here all these meal plans ebooks and sometimes even physical foods to buy related  to the keyword that doesn’t look like it’s a keyword with a buyer intent the next thing is  that the first keyword suggestion now leads to the shop tab so another way that pinterest is driving  users towards the e-commerce stores is by keyword suggestions and when you start typing something  on pinterest you will see that a lot of times the keywords the very first keyword that shows up is  going to have this little icon that um suggests going to the shop results and if you click on that  keyword you will open the shop tab by default and in addition to that for a broad keyword like the  one that i searched for bohemian home for example they will show you another block that will guide  you towards a better user experience as a buyer experience let’s say so they will show you the  top categories in the home decor niche so you can click and find maybe racks or maybe bedding or  artwork or curtains and all of that will be in the bahamian style and the next thing that happens  is if you click on one of these product pins you will see a huge blue clickable button saying  shop on it and then the name of the store itself so in addition to all the options that  regular pins have for you to click from like clicking on the image itself on the pin title or  even on the domain that you have above the title in addition to all of that but only for e-commerce  stores now pinterest added this huge button that really prompts users to click away from pinterest  to the shop so pinterest is even ready to send traffic away in such an aggressive i would say  manner to drive traffic away from their platform to e-commerce shops just for you to see how this  looks for a regular article pin it’s just an example of my opinion that goes to a blog post on  my site and you see that there is nothing as big and inviting for users to click from pinterest to  another website so you see how pinterest is really trying hard to make the platform attractive for  e-commerce businesses and if you run an e-commerce website and you’re still not on pinterest i hope  you do appreciate how this platform is doing so much to send traffic to product pins compared to  regular pins that are linked to blog posts or to just informational websites you know and let  me show you that even if you are on the explore tab which is supposed to show you a mix of  pins that are going to blog posts articles and some product pins as well you will see how  pinterest is really trying hard to show you all over the place along with the other along with the  other pins go into blog posts they’re showing you shop by brand blocks of information that that  is sending you to this shopping experience show by category then shop similar over here so they  don’t even suggest keywords anymore they suggest buyer keywords right so if i click shop similar  they will now send me away from the explore feed back to the shop feed so they’re sending me all  the time to the product pins and the next thing that pinterest just did recently maybe in the  last couple of months is adding these little dots that show up on top of the normal pins regular  image pins and they are linked to some related and sometimes not so related product pins let me  just show you how it looks so i’m just hovering with my mouse over this image that goes to adjust  an article on a website and see what happens you see this little dots and if i click on the dot  or you also see this even keywords and if i click on any of that i will be sent to some product pins  you see they offer me a buyer experience again and actually these white dots they started showing  up on most of the pins in the home decor niche and it happens completely automatically on the level  of the pinterest algorithm so i’m showing you how it looks in this home decor niche because it’s the  one that has been affected by this at the highest level at the biggest extent and it was the first  niche where we started seeing a lot of these pins with little dots on them sometimes actually user  experience is not that great because the algorithm is not always really smart understanding what’s on  the pin for other niches sometimes when it shows in other niches the suggestions of the products  are completely insane so pinterest still has to do a lot of work to give the relevant suggestions  otherwise user experience is really bad right so for example for this pin maybe a user  was searching for different ways how to use old baskets and instead of being able to click from  this image to the article itself what they suggest for the user is to buy things like mirrors or  artwork plans right so the user wasn’t even looking for any of this they were just looking for  some new ways to use all baskets basically now if you’re worried that pinterest might be attaching  to your pins something like pins linked to products on other stores if you are an e-commerce  site or maybe you’re not an e-commerce shop maybe you have a blog and you don’t like the fact that  pinterest is sending traffic from europeans to other websites to other products so the solution  is that you have to go to your pin manually click on this icon over here in the left top  corner and it allows you to start adding products and then you’ll see an interface like this and it  says add products if you click on this plus icon you will see that you can add your pins you can  look through the pinterest you can look for your all of your pins and so that will show all kind  of pins that you posted on pinterest or product pins i don’t have any product pins linked to  my site so i don’t even know what kind of pin is showing up over here you can also go through  your catego catalog if you obviously if you have an e-commerce store and you can put a link to a  specific product page and then you will just click save products and that’s how your products will  look when you attach them when you click done they will show up under your pin and that’s how your  pin is going to look so from here they can always click uh not just on the actual pin but also if  they if the users go a little bit down under the pin they will find they attach pins and they can  click from here to any other pages on your site so it doesn’t even have to be a product pin it can  be any blog post or whatever and taking products is actually good for you because you can probably  drive some additional traffic to your website but unfortunately currently we cannot measure  how helpful this activity because it’s manual activity how helpful it is in your pinterest  analytics it just doesn’t show how many people clicked from this additional pins so we cannot  track exactly how effective each of these pins that you attach or each of these  products attached to your actual pin how how many clicks you’re getting you don’t  know that and you cannot see that in analytics but the good news is that whatever number it is  it’s better than nothing because if you have these white dots all over your pins especially people in  home decor niche you might be seeing this all over the place so if you see a lot of your traffic  has dropped recently that’s probably because pinterest has tagged a lot of products from other  stores uh and now you need to fix your pins so to do that you need to add products this way products  or if you are just a blogger in home decor niche then you do the same and you link to your blog  articles it doesn’t matter just to your normal pins what matters is that instead of sending  traffic away from your store or your blog you’re going to send it to your blog and the next thing  you need to know about is that pinterest is now improving integrations for e-commerce platforms so  the first thing that businesses are worried about when they get on pinterest is how to enable rich  pins and the great news is that for most popular e-commerce platforms like shopify and etsy the  process will be easy and straightforward you just need to go to your business account settings click  on settings and you’ll find a link claim and from here you will need to claim your etsy store and  or if you’re using shopify you can use a free app that shopify and pinterest developed together  in partnership to make it easier for shopify users i actually made another video on my channel  about how to integrate your etsy store and how in general how pinterest works for etsy so i will  give you a link to that video above my head and also in the description below this video i also  actually made previously a couple of videos about how pinterest works for e-commerce they might  be videos that i published a year ago but i might have covered there something that i  didn’t talk about in this video because this one is with the most current updates on pinterest  and how pinterest is treating e-commerce stores right now but maybe i’ve covered some details  that might be interested for interesting for you in my previous videos so check them out as  well i’ll give a couple of links in the top right corner and also in the description below  this video now there are also some more advanced things like verified merchant on pinterest and  for that one you need to apply with your store and for this the easiest setup i’ve seen happens  with shopify stores and products listed on etsy are also doing incredibly well on pinterest lately  because they’re all automatically considered as pins from a verified merchant since etsy overall  is a verified platform so if you haven’t seen this page yet you need to read very carefully all the  merchant guidelines and everything that they ask you to do before the application because you  don’t want to risk it you don’t want to send your application and then get rejected so how does  it work on practice when you have followed all the steps that pinterest is asking you to follow and  if your store is compliant with their guidelines then your store will get this little blue icon  next to the pinterest profile and here are all the benefits that merchants are getting when  they are compliant and when they get approved so first you get eligibility for distribution of your  products within pinterest shopping experiences and a blue check mark that you’ve seen already  on the profile you will also get price and availability information on all your product  pins and also a sharp tab on your profile will be showing and making it easier for people on  pinterest to see what you sell so all the e-commerce shops that manage to get a verified  merchant status on pinterest are doing really well and they have an advantage compared to other  stores because if you just do a search on in the shop results on pinterest for any keyword and you  will see that all the top results are taken by shops that are verified merchants i can just keep  opening stores one by one and you will see that maybe not all of them but the majority of these  stores will be verified merchants even if i go to the explore tab where we’re supposed to  have a more variety of pins some pins should be going to blog posts uh we’re still seeing  lots of lots of pins that are linked to verify to verified merchants on the platform and you can  even see shop by brand all of them are verified merchants and the next thing i wanted to cover  is conversion insights so there is a new tab in pinterest analytics that is aimed at helping  users with a verified merchant account track the efficiency on their pins both organic and paid  and with this tool you will be able to see better how pinterest is contributing to your sales  and maybe to your email list growth so this has always been an issue that tracking conversions  from pinterest was really hard they just seem to get completely lost in google analytics so  i guess that pinterest is now trying to track this in their native analytics and they want to  show how pinterest traffic can actually help you with conversions and i wish i could show you how  this really works in my account but unfortunately i have all this uh tag and healthy issues so  i think it’s because if i click on it the next step i see that i have to provide product ids  and everything so i understand it should only work for accounts that have an e-commerce store  attached and they have actually a very verified merchant status because that’s what they’re saying  in the more detailed article they’re saying that you need to have either verified merchant status  or you should be a shopify merchant so it probably will not work on my account but it could really be  interesting for you if you do have an e-commerce store so a lot of things have changed in the last  year on pinterest in regards to how this platform now clearly gives priority distribution to  e-commerce pins and there is a great opportunity for you to join the platform and grow sales and  income with your store using pinterest traffic just to remind you if you want to always stay  on top of any changes and updates on pinterest then join my pinterest course you will find  the link in the top right corner and in the description below this video and if you have any  questions or maybe interesting things you would like to share or you noticed about pinterest for  e-commerce that maybe i missed in this video then share them in the comment section below this video  now i’m going to sign off for today stay safe stay healthy and before you leave here are a couple  of other videos perfectly complementary to what i shared with you today you can check them out here  and there and i will see you in the next videos

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