Are you taking advantage of Pinterest? Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media platforms around. Be careful when you set up your account because it’s addictive! People spend hours pinning and making boards there. Don’t miss out on this active social media platform that can drive traffic to your business. If don’t use Pinterest to market your business you are missing out!
Simple ways to market with Pinterest
Facebook and Pinterest
Pinterest has made it very easy to share pins on Facebook and Facebook users already are into sending “LIKES”. You already startout out with the ability to like pins without any extra work. You can follow your Facebook friends on Pinterest so connect your Facebook and Pinterest account.
This is not new but if you don’t know about the Woobox Pinterest Tab then you need to go get one!
Just go to this link Woobox.com/
http://woobox.com/pinterest and install it on your business Facebook fan page.
You can add a custom tab cover that matches your branding or use the default P tab cover.
Be sure that you have you boards arranged so that your business’s most important boards are showing up first.
Stand back and take a look at it! Pretty Cool, Huh?
Your Facebook fans can take a look at your boards and pins without leaving Facebook!
Have you ever thought about using YouTube to promote and cross promote your business? Well, even YouTube has a Pinterest account. Who Knew? (I did not) I have not been cross promoting as much as I should between the two but I intend to change that!
A Tip that I came across ….you should not use the embed code but the URL to the video itself.
You can find ways to search and share Videos here. http://blog.pinterest.com/post/51081046917/pin-a-video
On Your Blog
Make sure you have a follow on Pinterest button on your blog and simple way for users to pin your pictures. Take a look at your social icons and share buttons. If you don’t have one you need to fix that!
Always have an image to pin and think about how that image will look on Pinterest. I make all my images with that idea in mind. As soon as you post a blog, pin your image on Pinterest yourself! Next, share your pin on Twitter! It’s a great way to bring your followers straight to your board and your Pinterest followers back to your website!
Remember to use a hash tag when tweeting your Pin! That will get your pin in front of those that are interested in your topic Twitter!
A Fun tool for making some interesting pins is located on pinstamatic.com. I made this pin of my website!
You can make really fun and create pins and share them directly to your pinterest board!
My all time favorite tool for editing pictures is hands down Picmonkey. You can make beautiful pins with a basic account and outstanding ones by upgrading.
Mixing it up on Pinterest
It’s a great idea to have a mix of multiple types of media on Pinterest:
- Slide show “presentations
- Audio clips
- Video clips
- Text and quotes
Think about your target market and what they like to share!
A couple of resources to help use Pinterest to market your business:
Now you are set to market your business on Pinterest. It’s not hard and really is fun after you get it all set up! My blog site gets a good bit of traffic from Pinterest and there is SEO value! Try naming a board one of your key search terms and see what I mean!
If you aren’t following my Pinterest boards I would like to invite you to do that now! Just click the link and let’s connect!
What do you like to share on Pinterest? What’s your favorite things to pin? Have a question about using Pinterest? Share it in a comment below!