Hello everybody especially my loyal readers (big cashers) it’s Darrell back at you on a cold chilly 21 degree Tuesday morning. All of my regular readers know my top go-to social media outlets are Facebook, Twitter and Google +.
I read a post on Shoutmeloud about the size of traffic on Pinterest. I have learned the power of Pinterest so I have been using them much more and I AM going to show all my readers how to do the same. Today’s post is titled ” How to get started with Pinterest for Blogging.”
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest is a platform that allows users to share and save content to pinboards (also referred simply as boards) The social network has both a website and a mobile app and was launched in 2010 by co-founders Ben Silbermann ,Evan Sharp and Paul Sciarra.
Initially the website was available in a closed beta model, and users could join only by invitation until August 2012 when Pinterest opened to the public.
The platform has a unique demographic in that the majority of its more than 100 million active users are female .( according to Venture beat)
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How does Pinterest work?
To use Pinterest you first have to sign up for an Account for business it’s really important that you make sure you specifically sign up for a business account.
It’s important to make this distinction because business accounts while free like personal Pinterest accounts give you access to features to help your business thrive on the platform like analytics and other tools.
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Why Should You Use Pinterest for Blogging?
Pinterest has more than 100 million active users that make it one of the best social media platforms.
Of course it is still behind Twitter and Instagram’s 300 million and Facebook’s 1.5 billion. It’s a great social media platform for marketers and bloggers.
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Get Your Pinterest Terminology Down
Pinterest boards are buckets of categorized content. Each one contains content with similar interest For example one board might be “Facebook Marketing” while another captures content surrounding “Pinterest Tips for Newbies”
Secret boards are the same as above except they’re secret. No one but you or anyone you’ve invited to pin with you is able to see your pins until you make the board public.
3. Group Boards
Group boards work the same as normal boards but have multiple winners sharing content within the board.
A pin is an image that you add to a board that links to an external webpage (an article,product page,blog post).
When you repin someone’s content you’re sharing it with all of your followers. It’s similar to a Facebook share or Twitter retweet. Its a way to say “Hey I really like this and I’m choosing to share it with my community.”
6. Comment and Likes
Comment and likes on Pinterest are no different than they are on Facebook. Find a pin you really like? Leave a comment or click “like”.
7. Pin it Button
The Pin it Button is a widget or plugin that can be added to your website. When someone visit your site and wants to pin your article they simply click on the button and share it to their account.
Step 2 Set up Pinterest BOARDS
Now it’s time to set up your initial Pinterest Boards. ( I suggest with 8) Naming your boards will be based on your keywords or phrases. Again think optimization Boards are searchable so don’t miss an opportunity to get found through Pinterest Guided search.
Getting Started — Pinterest Basics
Your first step is to create a business account
If you currently use a personal profile for your business you’re missing out on a bunch of awesome features the most important of which are;
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you won’t gain access to any of these features until you convert your personal account to a business account.
1.Login to your current or create a new account.
2.Go to Pinterest for Business and choose “Join as business”
3.Complete details about your business.
4. Read and accept if you agree to Pinterest Business Terms of Service and click “Create account.
Complete Your Profile on Your Biz Account
- Upload your most recent logo
- Choose your username this is your chance to brand your URL the way you’d like to see it.
- Add your bio including keywords that are optimized for search
- Add details that will connect people to you
- Add your website. Remember Pinterest is a visual network–so think visual.
Verify Your Website
Without verification you won’t have access to Pinterest analytics.
Guys that’s going to be it for today. Make sure you join Pinterest and take advantage of their traffic. With over 100 million people on this platform you can’t afford to ignore them.
They are not just for ladies. We will have an update about Pinterest very soon but I want everybody to get started and learn on the fly.
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