New to Pinterest? Let’s look at five FAST marketing tips for new pinners. Each of these tips will take you less than five minutes to implement – the first tip takes just a minute.
If you’re wondering WHY Pinterest, the answer’s simple: easy, free marketing. Pinterest’s popular, particularly among women.
1. Get connected: connect your other social media accounts to your Pinterest profile
Open Settings, and go down the page to Social Networks. Click the buttons to the social media accounts you want to link. If you’re a Gmail user, you can link your Gmail account too.
2. Pin, and comment, pin and comment…
Pin your own stuff, and put the focus on others as well. Repin prolifically. When you repin, add a comment. You can also use mentions, as you do on Twitter, with “@whoever”.
A steady program of repinning and commenting will lift traffic to your own pins and boards.
Start conversations. If you repin someone’s pin, you can mention them on Twitter: tell them you’ve repinned.
3. It’s all about the images. Create your own
Please don’t stop when you’ve pinned every product image you have. You can create images too. Online image editor PicMonkey is easy to use, and free. (I used it to create the image at the top of this post.)
You can find lots of Creative Commons images on sites like MorgueFile which are free to use. Jazz them up with PicMonkey to create pin-worthy images and infographics.
4. Use URLs in the Description field
Add descriptions to your pins, and a URL too. Your URLs are clickable in the Description field. Check to see what others are doing with their descriptions. When you see something you could emulate, make a note of it.
5. Make it easy for others to pin you
Make it easy for your website’s visitors to pin your content. Add Pinterest social media buttons to your website and blog pages. If you’re using WordPress, Hongkiat has a list of ten great plugins for you to explore.
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