Learn how to improve on Pinterest with this tailored action guide 2 pages: [1] 2
Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2018 4:29:08 PM
The Nifty Pinterest Tailored Action Guide (v1) makes your Pinterest Profile Analytics understandable and actionable.

This is what it looks like:


You can see (I hope) that my Boss Day board did really well with a Board Value of 2.34 with a click on average for every 4 pins.

Summary
This tool lets you home in on your most successful boards, taking into account pins, clicks and impressions. You also see the click-through rate (CTR), another measure of a board's success.

Everything is explained, so you'll be able to do more of what works and so get the most bangs per buck out of your pinning time.

Feedback welcomed, especially if you think the guidance given could be improved!
Roses
Try it out here: http://kdl.to/nifty-pinterest-action-guide.html



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CTR is the number of clicks divided by the number of impressions, multiplied by 100. It's a standard measure of advertising effectiveness.
This would have been better as a bookmarklet but Pinterest specifically prevents that approach Crying
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 6:53:56 AM
I've updated it to V1.2, now with sort buttons so you can more easily decide on what action to take.
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 3:10:12 PM
Now at v1.3 with a change to how each board's value is calculated. It didn't take into account the click-through-rate before.
It does now and so helps you better focus on where your successes are.
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 4:51:40 PM
I've just found out this only works right now in Firefox.

I'm on a Mac and in Chrome, Opera and Safari, the pasting goes awry, preventing it from working. Would be good to hear about your experiences on other platforms (Windows 10 anyone?)

Thanks for any info Roses
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2018 5:51:36 PM
I fixed it for the others. There was a flaw in the click-to-select bit that only worked in Firefox. Now works in Chrome, Opera and Safari as well (being on a Mac I don't know about browsers on other platforms).

When copying the section from Pinterest, those other browsers need you to drag to beyond the end of the section so I updated the wording and the provided screenshot to reflect that.

Now at v1.4

Enjoy zeroing in on what works so you can do more of it!
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 9:45:17 AM
Now at v1.41 after I fixed the impressions per pin calculation. It's not that it was difficult, it's just I was a klutz!
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 3:26:06 PM
Works nicely in Firefox with Windows 10. Roses
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 10:08:26 AM
Jules wrote:
Works nicely in Firefox with Windows 10. Roses

Thanks for letting me know, Jules - much appreciated Love
Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 2:02:50 PM
I've been a busy bee in between coats of paint in my renovation at home! I've given it a full revamp and it's now at v2. This revamp makes it truly live up to its name and gives tailored guidance specific to your boards, embedded within the page.

It uses a tan background color to draw your attention to it with the generic guidance in normal text.

That horrible summary table of numbers only comes up if you want it to. Maybe you'd look at it to delve more deeply into why the guidance given is as it is.

Here's the tailored guidance it gives for my boards:


Here's the link to get your own Nifty Pinterest Action Guide:
kdl.to/nifty-pinterest-action-guide.html

Would love to hear your feedback on the revamp!
Pretty-please Roses
Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 6:28:31 AM
I added a blog post about the guide and how to use it. You cna see the blog post here:
http://razamazazzle.blogspot.com/2018/11/pinterest-tailored-action-guide-new.html

What's your best performing board? Which board gets the best CTR (click-through-rate). Which one generates the most impressions per pin?
Get all the answers - see how, click the link!
Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018 12:31:11 PM
It's now at v2.1. The new functionality allows you to ignore any boards you choose.
I realized something, using my own boards as an example. You see, my best performing board is the Diwali one and Diwali has now passed. And that was the problem.
As specific guidance is largely around the best performing board, it was preventing me getting useful guidance on those still relevant right now. I needed the Diwali board to be ignored to get round that.
So I've now added ignore buttons to the pop-up, allowing you to get rid of any board and its data.
This is what it looks like:



With the Diwali and Boss Day (also passed) boards removed, I now know:
Quote:

Probably the most important: Board value (higher = better)
Your best performing board by value is Travel and Destinations by HightonRidley (value: 1.67). Unless it's seasonal and the event has passed, if you pin more of the same type and theme here, you should see a boost across the board, literally.
This is an overall score - look at the best one. What are you doing right with that board? What sorts of pins are you pinning there? Whatever it is, do more of the same!
If this is high even when the board's CTR is low (see below) it might be that the board has relatively few pins but they are getting a goodly number of clicks or that the board's pins are getting large number of saves in comparison to clicks.


Impressions per pin (higher = better)
Your best performing Impressions Per Pin (152) is on board Sharks! by HightonRidley. Even though it's not the best performing board by value (it's ranked 16), do pin more of the same here as it's an efficient way to get seen by more people. This is because it has the best Impressions per pin: more pins = more impressions than with other boards.
An impression means that a pin has appeared in a user's browser. Overall, the higher the impressions per pin, the better a board's pins are doing in search and / or in being selected by Pinterest's algorithm for display to users. If they're not being seen, they can't be clicked or saved!

Pins per click (lower = better)
Your best performing Pins Per Click (20) is on board Travel and Destinations by HightonRidley, which is also your best performing board.
The lower the pins per click, the better you are at matching the user community's expectations with your choice of pins in that board - proven because they're actually clicking them (and so get taken to their product pages on Zazzle).
It's an important part in a board's value because needing fewer pins to earn a click means less effort from you. So even if the CTR isn't great, do more of the same and get more clicks more quickly.


Click Through Rate (CTR) (higher = better)
Your best performing CTR (0.107) is on board Impressions Business Essentials by HightonRidley. Even though it's not the best performing board by value (it's ranked 6), pinning more of the same here will get more clicks by the people that do see them.
Boards with higher CTRs are good places to focus your pinning, as they're most likely to lead to sales with fewer eyeballs needed. More of the same!
The Click-Through-Rate (CTR) is the number of clicks divided by the number of impressions, multiplied by 100. It's a standard measure of advertising effectiveness.


Useful stuff and as a result my focus is on the Travel and Destinations board initially. So I've added a couple more nIFTTTy schedulers for it. I'll also be repinning related stuff I find on Pinterest to that board.

Seeing as it's almost Thanksgiving, I see my board for it could do with an uplift. It's click through rate isn't dreadful and it doesn't take that many pins to earn a click. So i'll work on that one next.

So with this real-life example, I hope you're able to make better use of your own Tailored Action Guide.

Good luck with improving on Pinterest!
Posted: Friday, November 16, 2018 6:20:51 AM
With v2.2, I've tweaked the summary table to show first, second and third best places:




with green=best, blue second best and orange third best

See yours.... http://kdl.to/nifty-pinterest-action-guide.html

NB I chose to ignore the Diwali and Boss Day boards before taking this screenshot as they've just passed and so I don't need to think about improving them.

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The keen-eyed amongst you will have noticed a difference in the numbers between this screenshot and the one in my previous post - that's because Pinterest updated their analytics today.
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 2:22:03 AM
Sorry. What am I doing wrong? https://flic.kr/p/PcGvAt
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 3:57:34 AM
Veronika2V wrote:
Sorry. What am I doing wrong? https://flic.kr/p/PcGvAt

I'm not sure. Have you some zeroes in your Profile Analytics stats?

If so, I didn't code for that ('cuz I'm a klutz!) and so will need to make some changes.

Thanks for making me aware Roses

Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 4:05:12 AM
HightonRidley wrote:
Veronika2V wrote:
Sorry. What am I doing wrong? https://flic.kr/p/PcGvAt

I'm not sure. Have you some zeroes in your Profile Analytics stats?

Yes. https://flic.kr/p/PcMKev
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 5:26:56 AM
Veronika2V wrote:
HightonRidley wrote:
Veronika2V wrote:
Sorry. What am I doing wrong? https://flic.kr/p/PcGvAt

I'm not sure. Have you some zeroes in your Profile Analytics stats?

Yes. https://flic.kr/p/PcMKev

Thanks for replying so quickly. I'll work on that over the next few hours while I watch the Northern Ireland Snooker Open championship quarter finals (Selby v O'Sullivan). Should be a great match, 1-0 to Selby right now.
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 6:29:56 AM
Looking at those helpful screenshots you gave, I found out that numbers above 999 are dealt with differently by Pinterest depending on your locale.

Where I am, for example, one thousand two hundred and fifty is written 1,250 and I see from your screenshots that where you are, it's written as 1 250 and it was the space that was causing NaN to be displayed (it means "Not a Number").

So I fixed that part of it and will now look at doing something sensible when there are zeroes present.

Give it a try and let me know how you get on.

Thanks again Smile
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 7:54:59 AM
HightonRidley wrote:

Where I am, for example, one thousand two hundred and fifty is written 1,250 and I see from your screenshots that where you are, it's written as 1 250 and it was the space that was causing NaN to be displayed (it means "Not a Number").


Thank you for your interesting tool! Idea
It works well, if I don't open my full analitics. In short table there are commas, but in full table is space between numbers.
https://flic.kr/p/QQnZLq
https://flic.kr/p/2bzv3JT
First I opened full table.

Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 8:43:47 AM
Ah, an improvement. I found one place where I didn't make the correction. Could you try again with the full table, please (after clicking more).
Thanks!
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 12:08:34 PM
HightonRidley wrote:
Ah, an improvement. I found one place where I didn't make the correction. Could you try again with the full table, please (after clicking more).
Thanks!


NaN unfortunately Crying
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 1:35:12 PM
Pesky NaNs! I've had another go - I'd like to say confidently that it's all sorted now. I'd like to but I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Laughing
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 1:43:53 PM
Roses WOW!Roses It's great! Smile
https://flic.kr/p/2ad1kQd
Thank you!
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 2:53:54 PM
Veronika2V wrote:
Roses WOW!Roses It's great! Smile
https://flic.kr/p/2ad1kQd
Thank you!

Hurrah!
Thank you for bearing with me. It's not easy to bug-fix when you can't reproduce the problem yourself.
I'm sure others owe you their thanks, too - even if they don't know it!
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2018 2:53:56 PM
Veronika2V wrote:
Roses WOW!Roses It's great! Smile
https://flic.kr/p/2ad1kQd
Thank you!

Hurrah!
Thank you for bearing with me. It's not easy to bug-fix when you can't reproduce the problem yourself.
I'm sure others owe you their thanks, too - even if they don't know it!
Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 7:18:26 AM
Watch this space for news about V3 that I've been working on over the last couple of days.
V3 will also do for Pins what the previous version did for Boards.

There'll be the tailored guidance, identifying both click-through-rates and save rates for individual pins, as well as a new pop-up pin summary table. There'll be buttons for sorting and ignoring pins, as with the existing boards pop-up.

It'll also make copying and pasting from your Pinterest Profile Analytics page simpler. No clicking and dragging, just select all, copy, then paste into the action guide.

As I said, watch this space Smile
Posted: Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:39:54 PM
Yaay! It's out - tested on Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari (all on a Mac)

In V3, you get the same sort of useful, tailored guidance for your Pins as you already get for your Boards.

This even goes so far as to recommend which pins' tracking codes to change so you can see their related sales in your royalty history report.

Even if you're not pinning much from Zazzle and are more interested in the non-affiliating aspects, you'll still find the guidance helpful (assuming you're going for more followers and other boosts).

And, dare I say it, it's equally relevant for non-Zazzle affiliating as well.

Here's a screenshot of mine, taken a little earlier:



Get yours here!

Feedback most welcome - especially of the bug-report variety!
Enjoy
Smile
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 7:34:38 AM
V3.1 is out!
I realised it would be much easier for you if, wherever they appeared, board names and pin names were active links.
That way, it's easy for you to pop over to Pinterest and check things when you're curious about something and want to have a little look-see - or even to make changes.

Note that if you're trying to edit a pin's link on Pinterest, they've messed up and you don't get to see a cursor! But fear not, if you click in it, it does place the cursor and your typing/editing will take effect - as you'll see when you start to type. You don't get to see any text you select, either.

Get yours here!

PS I've already improved my Thanksgiving board's performance as a result of following the advice given!
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 12:47:13 PM
The new V3.2 brings a new feature and fixes a bug when double quotes were used in a pin name.

The new feature is an extension of the recommendation for pins performing well. Where it guides you to pin "more like these", you now get a link to a new Nifty tool that helps you do just that.



It uses the words in the pin's name as search terms and gives you a streamlined pinning tool with those drawn from Zazzle meeting the search terms. Sometimes you might need to adjust the search terms in the form provided when you get there.
It all depends on the pin name but it works quite well much of the time without adjusting the terms.



You can see here there's only one result but if you took out the terms
Quote:
as winter calls
you'd see plenty are returned.

The form also includes somewhere for you to enter your referral id and explains about the 50-50 referral-sharing for non-subscribers.

Get yours here!

Enjoy! 😎
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 8:24:03 PM
Don't know what I'm doing wrong, but...

I get as far as pasting the "Boards with Most Pin Impressions" data in the relevant box and pressing the "Get Tailored Guidance" button, but then...
Nothing happens.

I'm on Windows 10 machine and tried Chrome, FireFox, and Opera--all to no avail. Any advice?
Posted: Monday, November 19, 2018 11:38:54 PM
Saints_Aplenty wrote:
Don't know what I'm doing wrong, but...

I get as far as pasting the "Boards with Most Pin Impressions" data in the relevant box and pressing the "Get Tailored Guidance" button, but then...
Nothing happens.

I'm on Windows 10 machine and tried Chrome, FireFox, and Opera--all to no avail. Any advice?

The same issue (MacOS 10.14.1, Chrome)
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