Monday, March 30, 2015
Promoted Pin Experiment
Upon first investigation it seemed to be a dream come true. My pin was repinned 75 times in the first hour but then significantly slowed. I'm figuring maybe I met my budget for that day. Over the three days I spent a total of $15 and had 234 repins. A definite win in my book since those repins led to a huge spike in blog views and we all know the more repins your image has the more likely it is to be repinned again and again.
I jumped on promoting some other pins but unfortunately did not have the same results. I promoted a pin of one of my favorite boho wrap bracelets from my shop with hopes of driving traffic to my Etsy shop. I did $5 budget for one day. This was highly disappointing with only 4 repins. Granted I only ended up getting charged $0.49 so nothing lost.
I decided to play around with this a little more due to the large discrepancy between the two promoted pins. I decided to promote a pin that was the cover photo for my post talking about the Disney Memory Maker. Again I did the $5 for one day. These results were better than the bracelet with 20 repins and 200 clicks on the article.
It appears that this obviously works better for some posts as opposed to others. I think the Easter one did so well because it had to do with the upcoming holiday and many people on Pinterest are looking for holiday projects. I definitely plan on trying to promote several other kinds of pins to see what else may do well especially since you aren't charged if there aren't any repins or clicks. I have a suspicion that fashion pins may do well but I do not have many fashion posts to test this theory. Have you tried promoting any pins? Was it beneficial for you?