Don’t Have A Clue About PINNING? #1 Get To The Heart Of Pinterest …

Don’t Have A Clue About PINNING?  #1 Get To The Heart Of Pinterest …

 

 

PinterestWelcome to Jacs’ World of Pinterest Power – your one-stop-shop for All Things Pinteresting

 

Today we start with #1 in getting to The Heart Of Pinning On Pinterest, and will cover some simple strategies for Pinning Images to Pinterest, from various sources, including video tutorials and an outline of how to write productive marketing copy alongside your images.

 

I am sure by now you have recognised that Pinterest can Boost Your Business and you probably already have your blog Optimized For Pinterest. But if you would like to review either of these posts, just click the links.

 

Pinterest Pinning from The Web on your Desktop, iOS and Android

 

Here’s how to get set up to Pin Anything you see on the web, onto your Pinterest page

Here is a short video to show the Pinterest Goodies page where you can access the following tools to enable you to pin from any webpage to your Pinterest  page

 

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYcFlNOmEnU[/youtube]

 

As mentioned in the Video – Access the Goodies page here, to set up your Pinning Tools:  http://about.pinterest.com/goodies/

 

The video above covers instruction for Pinning, using the following tools:

1.  Pinterest for iOS

2.  Pinterest for Android

3.  The Pin It Button

  • Pinterest Bookmarklet
  • Pinterest Browser Extension 

4.   Pinterest Widget –  Click here to See my Previous Video on How To Use The Pinterest Widget Builder

 

Pinterest Pinning Strategy

 

Although Pinterest is perceived as a visual social networking site, one must remember that you also have 500 characters to write a description, and this space can be used to your advantage. When people view your image – Your goal is to get them to

  • Re-pin, Like or Comment on your Image – potential for viral sharing
  • Click on the image to view the source link – potential for lead generation or sales

So what you write in your copy under the image is key. I would like to suggest you pop over to view some tips by Game Of Tribes Copywriting Expert  Tanya MarCia, on my Pinterest Board.

 

 

pin all the things

 

But for Pinterest purposes, these are some things to consider for your descriptions

  • Use Keywords in your description: –  Pins and boards can appear in Google, so research keywords that are appropriate to get your images noticed
  • Write engaging captions: – short and sweet is good – and using curiosity to entice the viewer to click on the image, to view the source is Key! People still read captions, and witty ones can prompt people to Re-pin the image.
  • Use hashtag: –  Just like Twitter, hashtags help Pinterest users to find content by searching for specific words or clicking on hashtag links.The main difference between Twitters and Pinterest’s hashtag system is that the images are arranged according to its popularity. The more likes and repins that an image has, the higher it will be listed on the hashtag list. Using hashtags, you make it easier for like-minded users to see your pin.
  • Use the @username to tag or mention someone in your pin: – Very useful to have relationships with other like-minded pinners as your pin will then show up in their activity log, Could be good to set up a relationship with friends or business associates for this purpose.I’m open to offers!!
  • Include a call to action phrase in your description: – You will probably need to be a bit more creative on Pinterest than the usual commands of “Click Here” “Buy Now” or “Subscribe Here”, and people are already primed on Pinterest to click the image to see the source of the image, so just a few choice words in the description can do the trick without a direct command.

 

Bear in mind, the points above are options, and depending on what you are pinning you may want to select one or more of these, but perhaps not all of them after each Pin.

 

 How To Get Pinning Using The  + Button On Pinterest

 

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdnOBNhzbk4[/youtube]

 

So, that’s Pinning …

In #2 we will cover how to Pin from other sources, and a little about the ethics of re-pinning!

If you enjoyed this post – Please Pin it to one of your Pinterest Boards using one of your New Tools!

 

If anyone is having any problems, or has any questions about Pinterest, or wishes to work through the Video Tutorials in your own time, then

Please Join the Pinterest Power Facebook Group, where all the Video Tutorials are available in one place

 

Happy Pinning!

 

Jacs Henderson

 

 

 

bed at 8pm

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Don’t Have A Clue About PINNING? #1 Get To The Heart Of Pinterest …

  1. JMC Mason Rudolph

    Great post …

    It’s crazy because I signed up for an account yesterday on pintrest and ran away in confusion. Thx for this, very timely post 😉

    -JMC Mason Rudolph
    JMC Mason Rudolph recently posted..How To Prospect Like A Hustler ?My Profile

    • You made me smile Jason! Can’t imagine you running away for long. Like any new social system, it helps to put aside a time to focus. that’s why I’m collecting all the posts and videos in one place, so folks can drop in, and take it step by step.
      So, be seeing you around pinterest soon!
      Jacs

  2. Thank you Jacs,
    I am in pinterest ,but have to do more for it ,
    your post helps .
    Erika Mohssen-Beyk recently posted..A Beautiful Gift From a Grateful Old ManMy Profile

  3. I have a great Pinterest following and a lot of my content gets pinned. It is really a great outlet for many artistic people. 🙂
    Susan Cooper recently posted..Meadowcroft Wines 2011 Chardonnay: WineMy Profile

    • I totally agree Susan – and your content, stories, videos and art is a winner for Pinterest and everywhere!! – I Love it <3
      hope you feel better soon 🙂
      Jacs

  4. Good Morning Jacs,

    Great advice on Pinterest. I’m on there and I do pin/share posts when I read them but I know I’m missing out on a lot more. Learning more about Pinterest in 2014 is another “intention” of mine.

    Thanks again. Have a great day. Monna
    Monna Ellithorpe recently posted..The First New Day to Your Exceptional LifeMy Profile

  5. Hi Jacs,
    Thanks for the Pinterest videos. It’s amazing to see how much traffic we can get from the site. It’s not just about pretty pictures but it’s a great social network as well.

    Great post!
    Ileane recently posted..The Naked Truth About Your Podcasting Stats and Why You Should Host Your Show on LibsynMy Profile

    • Dear Ileane, thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts 🙂
      -it’s true that Pinterest is a great source to add to one’s marketing – and, as you say another social network for sharing, and fantastic if you love sharing images!
      Jacs

  6. Hi Jacs
    I am one of those who have no idea about pinterest, am trying to know more, thank you for sharing
    maggie
    Maggie Pimm recently posted..How To Prevent Hacking On SkypeMy Profile

    • Hi Maggie – Pinterest is becoming more popular for sharing – and it is a great place for you to showcase your business,your interests and your personality.When you want to start, I have lots of tutorials in my Pinterest group and would be happy to help with any questions.
      Thank you for your visit today 🙂
      Jacs

  7. I am using Pinterest to get traffic for my blog and it is working like a charm. I am following steps which you mentioned above like: hashtag, keywords in description, mention username etc.

    ~Gagan
    Gagan Masoun recently posted..Step by Step Guide: Convert Your Pinterest Account to a Business AccountMy Profile

    • Really pleased to hear that Gagan, thanks for stopping by to mention that – I’ll look you up on Pinterest 🙂
      Jacs

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