Last Updated on June 21, 2021 by scottkandh
The purpose of this blog post is to show you through before and after pins (for each blog post) how creating 10 pins for each of your blog posts can improve your social shares within one week. These pins were created between the time of September 17th and September 24th by incrementally and methodically adding an average of 10 pins per day over the course of a week.
Update: 10/19/2020. I need to provide some clarification. When I discuss creating 10 pins for every post, that does not mean that I’m implying that you share 10 pins all at once. By having a wide spectrum of pins you’ll be able to schedule maybe 2 – 3 pins per day to a few of your Group Boards.
UPDATE: This blog post was written on Sept 24th. To keep the length of the post so that it’s not sprawling forever, I’ve slightly modified the original form. Now, the last two columns will reflect Before and After for Sept 24th and Oct 6th (a time span of two weeks). In that two week period, the number of Social Shares has significantly increased to nearly 50%. Before figures were 762 social shares and now it’s 1515 (49.70% increase in Social Shares).
The “Post” Column indicates the number of pins that were as of September 18th before the pins started getting added.
The “ToDo” column indicates the number of pins that needed to made as of Sept 18th to get to 10 pins per post.
The “Left” Column goal is to shoot for a minimum of 10 pins for each post.
My target date to get 10 pins for “nearly” every post is October 15th. By that time I’ll have roughly between 500 – 540 pins to schedule pins on a regular basis to various Group Boards. The main goal right now is to aim for creating the minimum 10 pins per post and concentrate on the actual pinning schedule later.
The reason for the “Done” column is that sometimes there would only be 1 or 2 pins on the blog post; however, there were more pins created for the post to draw traffic to the website. So the end game is to have 10 in the Done Column and zero’s in the Left Column.
The Other two columns “Shares B4” and “Shares After” is the number of social shares as of Sept 17 (B4 – Before) and on Sept 24 (After – After I’ve made the pins).
Table to show Pins (before and after) and the number of Shares (before and after).
The Blog Posts with hyperlinks are the ones that have met the criteria for having at least 10 pins per each post.
The number of shares went up significantly in one week by increasing 23.26% more social shares (762/1115). Hopefully, this will illustrate to you the importance of having a fair share of pins for each blog post (“preferably” 10 pins per post).
By the time I’m done with this post (15 October – as I continue to make updates to the Shares After column) you’ll be able to see the difference from the time this was started till the time all 10 pins for each post (with the possible exception of one or two posts like About Me and Contact Me) have been made. I can’t wait to see how this will affect the blog traffic.
|Address||Post||ToDo||Done||Left||Shares 9/24||Shares 10/6|
|Update the link||0||10||0||10||0||0|
|Total # might be a little off:||139||390||208||339||762||1515|
|but # of social share is 1,515.|
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