Welcome back to Pinterest Power! This post is all about getting your blog optimized for Pinterest, so you are easily able to be shared.
In a previous post I gave you How To Start Using PINTEREST To Boost Your BUSINESS!
But in order to use Pinterest as a part of your Marketing strategy, you need to show people how to find you there, and give them the means to share your content on their Pinterest profiles
Just like all social networks, you want to build up a Tribe of Followers on Pinterest.
How to be Followed on Pinterest
Probably you will have a Social Media Plugin/Widget installed on your blog, which has clickable logo's linked to your social profiles – Be sure to activate the Pinterest option, or if that is not offered, then choose one with a wider range of social sites available to link to.
The one I use is called Social Media Widget
If you are looking for a new one then you can click this link to download or go to your plugin page of your WordPress dashboard and click ‘Add New' at the top and search for Social Media Widget.
This Social Media Widget has masses of choices for social sites, just pick the ones you identify with for marketing purposes.
And, if you have an alternative you recommend then post the link in the comments.
Be Followed !
How To Get Your Content Shared On Pinterest
This is where you need to give a little thought to how to gradually introduce Pinterest sharing, so it sits comfortably,and is balanced with your other social sharing buttons.
To some extent, your marketing may be biased to a particular audience or niche, and you may or may not consider them to be a particularly image lovers, or Pinterest account owners
But don't be fooled – Pinterest is becoming a big player, and you may find people like me visiting your blog – who, being a Pinterest lover, will share you on Pinterest AS WELL as the other social networks if:
Below, I'm going to show you Pin It Buttons and selection of sidebar widgets, available from the Pinterest website, and a selection of Pin It Buttons available as plugins.
So, my advice to you, is Put One Of These On Your Blog!
Be Shared !!
#1 Pinterest Pin It Buttons and Sidebar Widgets
The video below gives you a run through of the Sidebar widgets which Pinterest allows you to build within it's site, and place in your sidebar, as options for people to connect with (and one to follow) you on Pinterest.
The Pin It Button is now available to be used on
- one image
- any image
- image hover
Be sure to choose the Button Type you want to use on your blog, so the correct code is generated
Build your Pin It Button here http://business.pinterest.com/widget-builder/#do_pin_it_button
In the video Below I will cover
- PinIt Button (early version)
- Follow Button
- Pin Widget
- Profile widget
- Board Widget
Click Here For The Pinterest Widget Builder
Here are a selection you can use to show a Pin It Button on individual images throughout your post.
Just copy the exact names I have used and put these into the search bar in the ‘Add New' area in the Plugin section of your WordPress dashboard
Pinterest Image Pin –
Pinterest Pin It Button For Images
Or … my favourite social sharing buttons Pulsehover
Read My blog post about Pulsehover HERE
#3 How To Link Your Facebook Fanpage With Pinterest
Pinterest and Facebook have a groovy kind of love, there's a little bit of getting around the rules. Facebook does not allow a Pinterest Business Page to link to a Facebook Profile, or a fan-page (yet!) like Twitter for example, where you can set up connections to post in both directions.
So, this week we learn how to put a Pinterest Tab on your Facebook fan-page, so when that Tab is clicked – it connects directly to your Pinterest account and shows your boards
You can do this for free with Woobox
So, that's you set up with the basics for Being Followed and Being Shared!
It's essential to get this sorted before you start ‘playing' on Pinterest, because you want anyone visiting your blog, from Pinterest or anywhere else, to have the option of Sharing you in a whole new Marketing Arena.
Get some follow and sharing options set up on your blog AND Connect your Facebook fan-page to Pinterest.
Really hope this post was useful – Please Leave Your Comments below
and …. Your Pinterest Link so we can all follow each other 🙂
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