Do you know how to read and interpret Pinterest analytics? This video will explain all of the features available with Pinterest for Business accounts. Discover important analytics like impressions, saves, and clicks.
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What are Pinterest Analytics?
When you first convert to a business account on Pinterest (and if you haven’t done that, you can find out HOW here), your profile changes. You get a text profile and a link to your website, as well as Pinterest analytics. You do have to confirm your website with Pinterest to get important data leading to your website and it is well worth your time to set it up.
A lot of people say Pinterest analytics aren’t robust. They are slightly delayed and perhaps even inaccurate, but they are SO accessible in the dashboard of Pinterest and give you a quick snapshot of the health of your account. I think it’s worth knowing how to read and interpret Pinterest analytics. This short video from Pinterest will decode some of the features:
For me, I am looking closely at clicks and saves to/from my personal website. These analytics show me which pins are performing best and which are achieving ‘organic virality.’ Impressions are great, but only when people act on my pins do they benefit me. Beyond the data, ask yourself some fruitful questions:
- What type of graphic tends to perform best with clicks or saves? Focus on these graphic branding strategies to get more clicks/saves.
- What type of content performs the best? Create more content related to those subjects.
- Which boards are performing the best? Pin relevant content to those boards.
- What content of others performs well on my page? Pin more of that type of content.
Analytics aren’t just useless data. They communicate something about the content you are creating. Decode the data and put it into action. What about you? What have you learned about your content with Pinterest Analytics?
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Susan Velez says
I am glad that I found this post, I am actually trying to get a better understanding of how Pinterest Analytics works. Like you, I only want to know how many of my pins get clicks and saves.
This helps me determine what people are liking. I am still new to Pinterest and learning the ins and outs of it, but it is now my biggest traffic referrer.
I still have a lot to learn, but like anything else, it just takes time.
Thanks for sharing, have a great day 🙂
I agree! It is confusing! I also encourage you to install and check out Google Analytics to get a more accurate picture. It’s not just enough to know ‘what’ your top pins are, but also how to use that data to create more content your audience enjoys. Thanks for stopping by!
Tiffany Johnson says
This is such a great post! Thank you so much!!!
I am so glad it was helpful!
Ellen M. - Hello Social Co. says
Great questions to ask yourself when pinning your content! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Ellen! I am glad it was helpful!
sarah rose walk says
this is super informative, especially as i’m just starting to get my pinterest presence up and running!
I am so glad it was helpful- I also have a post on Pinterest for Photographers- check it out if you are interested!
This is great! Just last night I was trying to revamp my own Pinterest to help my site traffic. I can’t wait to utilize this info!
I am so glad it was helpful! Did you sign up for my Free Pinterest Start-Up guide?