There is no doubt that the pin board style photo sharing social network (Pinterest) became on of the top social networks in a very short period of time. This is now slowly evolving as a giant in delivering traffic to your websites and blogs.
Recent reports about social media traffic generations shows that, now Pinterest is generating more traffic than Twitter and LinkedIn. So, I suggest you to take using your Pinterest account seriously, if you want to increase your website traffic.
Pinterest provides web analytic feature, which allows you to know how much traffic you are getting from Pinterest, which are your most pinned photos and what kind of photo is driving more traffic to your website.
I think everybody knows about the stock images. Every blogger use stock photos in their blog posts to make it more lively and attractive. But do you know the recent tracking of Pinterest traffic shows that, people are more likely to pin and view the attractive stock photos.
The most of the traffics from Pinterest comes through the attractive stock photos pinned by you or your reader from your blog posts. Yeah, it is true the incoming traffic from Pinterest to my blog are coming more through the stock photos than other images or graphics.
Well, now the question is why the stock photos are so different and better than the regular images you use? Why it attracts more people than an ordinary image? Why people more likely to re-pin stock photos and view the post from where it is pinned? Okay, the answers to your questions are right below:
Stock Photos are Visually Appealing
The stock photos are more beautiful and colourful than the other ordinary images. Its visual eye pleasantness characteristics attracts more people to view it. So that the people in Pinterest are more likely to re-pin the beautiful and attractive stock photos and view the post from where it is pinned.
Represents the Message in Your Post
Image speaks thousand words. People love to see pictures and the stock photos are excellent in representing your posts. Stock photos are professional and more artistic, they convey the message in your post in an effective way. People when view it on Pinterest, they can easily understand the message behind the photo and get encouraged to read the post from where the photo is pinned or the photo is a part of.
Multiplies People’s Curiosity
When someone pins a stock photo used in any of their post, then people get curious at the first time they see it. Because stock photos are simply the best in describing different emotions. People will ask themselves why someone used this picture? What this person wants to prove? People’s this curiosity will encourage them to read the post behind the pinned stock photo.
Creates a Welcoming Environment
Who don’t like to see well decorated things. Similarly, if you use stock photos in your blog posts and pin them to your Pinterest board regularly, it makes your Pinterest profile more beautiful and attractive. When people will visit your profile they must get attracted by the bunch of artistic and beautiful stock photos in it. They can also likely to re-pin your photos (which will enhance the visibility of your photos) and visit the posts from which the images are pinned.
The above four reasons proves the effectiveness of using stock photos in your blog posts and getting traffic to your blog by pinning them on Pinterest. I suggest you to use appropriate stock photos in your blog posts and pin them to Pinterest regularly to drive a big traffic to your blog.
Remember that if you are posting a tutorial then also use a stock photo as the post’s main photo (which appears as the thumbnail of your post). Then you can use all the tutorial related screenshots in your post. Also, if you are posting a list post then use a stock photo as post’s main image and then use the photos of elements in the list.