Recently, I was in a discussion with someone who told me that her website traffic has quadrupled in a year thanks to pinterest.
She also told me that was not that hard to do- she just made a few adjustments to what she already had been doing.
26 of the BEST PINTEREST TIPS You Have to Read!!!
Are you a Pinterest fan?
I have always been a casual Pinterest user.
A casual Pinterest user is that person who randomly goes on to Pinterest to find a specific recipe or DIY idea. This could be the person who is underestimating the importance of the site.
I learned that using Pinterest can GREATLY INCREASE your website views and even make you a bit of money.
There are a lot of tips and tricks out there- just like for about anything else I would say.
Some tips and tricks work and some do not work. Sometimes tips and tricks work better for some folks than they do for other folks. Some tips and tricks work best when used in combination together.
The tips and tricks that you use should be customized according to your goals.
What are your goals for using Pinterest? Do you want more website traffic? Do you want to promote your recipes? Do you want to sell a product or two using Pinterest?
Once you have determined your Pinterest goal..or goals… you can use the tips and tricks that best suit your needs.
It is not rocket science. Finding what works for you while using Pinterest is going to be by trial and error. Keeping tabs on your Pinterest marketing methods is essential.
There are ways to keep tabs on your marketing methods.
These methods include keeping track of the number of repins and likes. Pinterest has an analytics page as well which will tell you what your popular pins have been. Lastly, you should keep tabs on the webpage or whatever else you are trying to promote. How much have you sold? How many visits have you received?
Try some of these tips from this list of 25 the BEST PINTEREST TIPS You Have to Read!!!
- Have great images- even if you are creating a pin from artwork. You only have a split second to grab someone’s attention.
- Be really descriptive on your pin. Would you rather look at a description that says “pizza” or would you like to see a description that says “this is a great recipe for a pepperoni pizza with mozzarella cheese made on my grill.”
- Show off what is unique about your pin. There are probably hundreds, if not thousands, of similar or the same topic as your pin.
- After you pin your own pin, make sure that it looks okay and the link works. You can edit it easily when you check this.
- When posting you pin to other social media outlets, include a link to “Pin for later”.
- Sign up for “Rich Pins”. Rich pins add information for you to the pins like recipe information.
- Join or start a group board. Group boards are a great way to get more exposure!
- Those long pins look really great when they have some kind of instruction or tease. Using images helps too- Pinterest suggest using less than four images for best results.
- Pinning something that you are trying to sell? Include a good description as well as a price, and of course make sure that the pin links to that item.
- Vertical images show better in a stream. Pinterest suggests the best size for this as many people are using mobile items to view pins. The size for the vertical pin for mobile is in a ratio of 1:2:8 according to Pinterest. Other vies the great sizes are 2:3 (like 600px by 900px..)or 1:3:5.
- I have actually had some of my most repinned items be square rather than vertical- go figure.
- Make the text that you add to your image look good. I like to study what other folks are doing as the trends seem to change a lot. I always keep my site name consistent in the type that I use, I then will add a ‘fun’ type to one or two words to capture eyes and draw attention to my pin.
- Want to know which of your pins have been recently repinned? You can go to your notifications to get an idea. Try this hack. Into your address bar type in www.pinterest.com/source/www.poshonabudget.com – subbing in your website for poshonabudget.
- Pinterest suggests that vertical pins show lists, tips or advice in order to inspire action such as clicks.
- Obviously, add a pin button to your website. I like the hover kind of button that pops up the pin button over each image rather than one button that pre-selects for you which pin to post.
- Snag a widget to promote your pins and boards on your site.
- Pin directly from other social media outlets such as instagram. Instagram will allow you to ‘copy and share’ the instagram url to paste it into your pinterest
- Automate your pinning to make your life easier! I can’t say enough about Tailwind. Tailwind allows me to schedule pinning. I can choose my repin times and dates or use their suggested ones.
- Pin to more than one board. This is especially nice when you schedule pins with Tailwind. The more boards the better- according to that friend of mine.
- Promoted pins do work. Sign up for Pinterest promoted pins and they will make sure that your pin shows up more favorably. I have had good success without spending a ton of money doing this.
- Should you use board covers? Some folks take a lot of time to create pretty board covers for their board. This is a way to keep things looking tidy and consistent. My opinion is that using a board cover hides what is inside the board. I like that boards give people a sneak peak into what you have posted.
- Pin a lot. Some say at least five times per day. Some say even more. This is why I LOVE using Tailwind.
- Use killer descriptions with your post- as stated earlier. Here is what Pinterest suggests: Recipes-Describe the main ingredients and hot to cook it. Fashion- Include what kind of clothing, the designer, how to wear it. Travel- Tell people the location and the kinds of things you can do there etc . DIY- Describe what it is, how you make it, and materials needed etc. Photography- name of the photographer, location, subject etc. Design- Mention the designer, medium etc.
- Three things to always remember to do on your pins- have a good description on your pin, make sure it links correctly, and if the image is owned by you- put your name or trademark on it.
- I once got a notification from Pinterest that something that I had repinned (that somebody else had pinned to the site) had a copyright infringement and that the pin had been deleted. This happens really rarely. But, it is important to protect what is yours. You can file an infringement (copyright) with Pinterest on their site if your image has been ‘borrowed’.
- Helpful topics from Pinterest:
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