How to Analyze Your Traffic

You have a Pinterest business account to promote your eCommerce store, especially if you are an Amazon FBA reseller. You need to analyze the traffic you gain from your Pinterest account to see how you can enhance and learn from your work. With all the data and analytical tools available, learning how to analyze traffic and use it for the benefit of your business doesn’t have to be complicated! Here’s how to analyze your traffic the easy way. 

Start with Google Analytics

Google Analytics is the most popular global web analytics tool. Google owns it, so it’s easy to set up and use.

With Google Analytics, you can track your site’s traffic, search engine rankings, and social media performance. You can also find out how long users stay on your website, where they come from, and which pages they visit. You can even get an overview of any customer journey against segments such as age, gender, or country of residence!

What you need to know about Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a free tool that allows you to track traffic on your website. It’s the most popular analytics tool, with over 70% of websites and over 90% of the top 10,000 sites using it.

If you don’t already have Google Analytics installed on your site, I recommend installing it before doing any other analysis.

Check out your Pinterest stats.

Pinterest Analytics provides a wealth of information that can help you optimize your social media strategy. To get started, visit and log into your Pinterest account.

You’ll notice three main sections:

  • Pin Analytics
  • Social Analytics
  • Business Tools.

We’ll take a close look at each section below:

Pin Analytics

This section is broken down into two tabs: Impressions and Engagement and Promoted Pins. You can use the dropdown menus on each tab to select which data type you want to view or filter by date range or location (if you have multiple locations).

In this article, we will focus on what is known as ‘impression’ data—the number of times people have seen your pin in their feed—however, there are other ways you can use Pinterest Analytics. You may be interested in measuring performance by engagement rate or revenue generated from promoted content!

How to get started with Pinterest Analytics

To use Pinterest Analytics, you must sign up for a business account. You can find this in your Pin Interest dashboard under ‘Site Settings.’ Afterward, you can pull data from Google Analytics and other social media platforms into Pinterest Analytics. Once you have everything set up and are ready to analyze your traffic, there are several metrics and dimensions to understand:

  • Metrics (what’s happening)
  • Impressions: The number of times pins were displayed on boards
  • Clicks: How many people clicked on one of your pins
  • CTR (click-through rate): A percentage that shows how often users clicked compared with how many times they saw the pin (for example, 5% would mean five clicks out of every one hundred impressions)

Check out a good analytics suite

If you want a better handle on your traffic,  look at the different analytics suites available. Free-to-paid versions of these tools offer a great deal of information on how many people click on your images and how long they stay on each page of your blog post.

It also lets you see which social media platforms drive the most traffic for you, which can help inform how much time and effort you put into each channel (or if one may be better suited than others).

There’s also an API available if you want to integrate the data with other tools like Google Analytics or HubSpot. You’ll have access to valuable metrics such as bounce rates, pages per visit, and exit rates—all crucial information that will help improve the experience for new and repeat visitors alike.

Start using the acronym SMART.

When formulating a goal, it’s essential to use the SMART acronym. This stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-based.


A specific goal is “Increasing my sales by 20% this quarter.” This is much better than a vague goal such as, “I’m going to make more money this year.” (How?)


A measurable goal will have an exact number (i.e., 30 monthly sales). It should also have a clear endpoint to tell when you’ve reached it (i.e., June 2021).


An attainable goal falls within the realm of possibility for your current resources and capabilities—considering both financial limitations and time constraints—and one that’s challenging enough to motivate you but not so difficult as to discourage or demotivate you if things don’t go according to plan.

An example could be increasing traffic from one page on your website by 50%, which may require some budgeting but isn’t prohibitively expensive or excessively time-consuming; however, increasing traffic by 500% would likely mean hiring new staff members who could help grow your business offsite. This can be achieved through social media platforms like Twitter, where millions of potential customers await engagement opportunities like yours!

S= Specific

Before implementing solutions to your traffic woes, being specific is essential. You need to understand what you want from your website and set goals accordingly. If you’re not sure what you want from your website, start with a few questions:

  • Who are my customers?
  • When do they visit?
  • Where are they located?
  • What are their interests and concerns?
  • How can I make them more aware of my brand or product offerings?

Once these questions are answered, it’s time to set concrete goals. Start by considering what type of tangible change (traffic) would move the needle in a positive direction for your business.

For example, if your goal is ‘increase revenue,’ then one way might be through increasing page views or session duration; another might be through rising product conversion rates; another could be through achieving greater brand awareness or more substantial search engine rankings (which will ultimately lead back via higher click-through rates).

This can take some time; don’t worry if things don’t all come together on Day One—it usually takes multiple iterations before everything starts falling into place—but once those pieces fall into place, don’t stop there!

M= Measurable

When setting goals, it’s essential to be as measurable as possible.

  • Define your goals before you start. What do you want to achieve?
  • Don’t worry about other people’s goals. Everyone has different priorities and needs, so don’t compare your goals with their experience. If your goal is realistic and measurable, stick with it!
  • Be ambitious, but stay realistic. Set a goal that sounds exciting but doesn’t seem too far-fetched or unrealistic: these things will keep your motivation high throughout this process!

A= Attainable

The second step is to define your attainable goals. If you haven’t been tracking your traffic, the first thing on your mind may be, “How do I get more people to visit my site?” But before going for quantity over quality, consider what you want to achieve.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

  • How much time can I devote to this project? Most people don’t have hours and hours each day available for web development; if you’re running a business, working full-time, or maintaining an active blog or website, finding sufficient hours in the day might be challenging. Don’t set yourself up for failure by maintaining unrealistic expectations about how much time you’ll be able to spend learning SEO or doing keyword research.
  • What results am I looking for? If all of your traffic comes from search engines like Google because they’re sending so many visitors in one direction (i.e., from Google), then maybe there’s another way you could leverage those visitors once they’re on your site rather than just expecting them all to convert into customers right away! Perhaps offer them valuable something like free resources explicitly related to their needs, rather than trying too aggressively to push sales content onto them straight after landing on page 1 of Google results pages. Most often, users aren’t going on your site because they know precisely what product or service they need to buy right now – they’re just looking at whatever happens to appear before their eyes next after typing something specific into their browser address bar!

R= Results-focused

To be results-focused, you have to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve. You should set goals for your business and be able to measure your progress towards those goals.

For example, If you want more traffic, then do this:

  • Ask yourself what it is that attracts visitors to your site.
  • Find out why they leave without buying anything (or doing whatever action you want them to take).
  • What would need to change on the site so that more people believe something or do what it is hoped they would do?

T= Time-based

Time-based goals are the best way to measure success. When you have time-based goals, you can see how much progress you make towards reaching your ultimate goal. Time-based goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, and relevant. They should also be realistic and achievable.

The best kind of time-based goal balances the short-term and long-term – not so short that it doesn’t give any room for growth or improvement but not so long that it becomes overwhelming or unattainable.

Learn how to analyze data for your benefit.

Analyzing your traffic and web data is essential to understanding how your business is doing. With all the data and analytics tools available to you, learning how to analyze and use it for the benefit of your business doesn’t have to be complicated!

Analyzing traffic data will help you understand which areas of your website are working well, where conversions are low, and why they’re soft. This information can then be used as a guide for improvements or changes needed on your site. You can do this yourself or get hired help to assist. 


Hopefully, we’ve given you some ideas for analyzing your traffic and ensuring you gain the best results from each tool. If you have any questions about items we have covered here, feel free to reach out in the comments below!

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