Does adding hashtags to a caption help your post?
I have don't it in the past but haven't seen any difference from my pins without hashtags
I've found that it helps, yes. For a long time I felt like they weren't needed (just by my own speculation) but after adding them, I'm seeing better traffic numbers! I think a big key is using specific, targeted hashtags that you know people are already searching for.
What I do is, go to the Pinterest home page and enter my main keyword in the search bar. Pinterest will run that search and then add suggestions in the bubbles below the search bar based on related things that people are searching for. THOSE are the words I use in my hashtags and description. It takes all of the guesswork out of figuring out what users are searching for on Pinterest.
Hopefully that helps!!
That's a good point! I currently use my blog post title as the pin title, but it'd be interesting to find out what would be best for that in terms of SEO!
I had also initially assumed that hashtags were not helpful. Until I tested the ideas of using them. I then found it to dramatically impact the traffic and sales.