Are you curious, ever, about who is sharing your posts? I know I am! Various tools make it easy to know how many times your post has been shared but do you ever wonder, WHO is doing the sharing of your posts and to which boards? Well, Pinterest has a really easy way to see who exactly is sharing your posts and to what boards!
Find out who is pinning your posts
All you have to do is go to your browser’s address bar and type the following address –
The feed URL for my blog looks like this –
This will bring up a feed page that looks like the image below. On there you will be able to see who has pinned what posts from your blog onto what boards! Confession: I check this almost daily. It’s like an obsession of mine – what can I say, I’m curious!
So, why would you want to check?
Well, aside from the curiosity factor there’s a couple of reasons you’d want to check!
- Thank people! It always feel really great when I pin another blogger’s post and they take a moment to thank me. I make a mental note – blogging karma is real, friends, and a little thanks can go a long ways! (as in, I’m more likely to visit your blog and share you stuff again!)
- More Impressions Pinterest takes into account not only re-pins but likes and comments. So, actually thanking people for sharing your post? It boosts that pin’s “popularity” and it’s more likely to show on those “Picked for You” feeds as well as plain ol’ showing up higher on searches within Pinterest, which is good for you and the pinner.
- Check format Another great thing about this is that you can see what your pins look like out in the wild, as it were. You can click on the boards and check – do your pins blend in? Stand out? Should you change how you format your pictures? LOTS of information to be gained!
Anyone else obsessively check this? Please tell me I’m not the only one! Now, Twitter and Facebook, get on it and let us check who shares our posts 😉
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