Monday, August 27, 2012

5 Pinterest Tips For Bloggers

Author: Gagan Masoun
5 Pinterest Tips For BloggersThis is a guest post by Yo Noguchi.As the latest member of the social media club, Pinterest has already acquired 11.7 million unique users and has found its place in the top 10 largest social networking services. Pinterest is a great avenue for spreading awareness of your blog throughout the Internet.

In the world of Pinterest, each picture represents a unique pin. Users can upload, save, organize, and share their favorite pins so that other people easily see them.

Popular subjects include recipes, craft projects, memorable blog posts, and more. Once a post is pinned, others can see the pins and follow a link to the original source.

Pinterest is a great avenue for spreading awareness of your blog throughout the Internet. This guide will show you 5 easy tips on promoting your blog using Pinterest.

Pinterest Tips

1. Pictures

Absolutely each blog post you write should have accompanying image attached. Pinterest users create pinboards using images so make sure to choose a striking image that symbolizes the post. Appealing images give your blog a chance to catch the attention of someone who has never seen it before.

Ensure that the picture fits the overall theme of your blog and more importantly, reflects the message of the post. Gardeners, for example, should always include pictures of the specific plants in their posts.

2. Network 

Interacting on Pinterest mimics the nature of interacting on other social media websites. Similarly, users are able to follow their friends’ boards and share images amongst one another.

When you’re first starting out, try finding users on Pinterest who share your interests. The simple action of following other Pinterest users automatically increases the number of people who see your profile and the pins you’ve made on your own site. 

As a side note, ensure that your profile is up to date with your blog’s current website address.

3. Interact 

On Pinterest, each individual pin allows users to comment. The idea is to treat comments on any of your pins as if they were blog comments.

Always reply to visitors who leave sincere comments on your pins. Then, further the dialogue by visiting their Pinterest boards and leaving comments. Developing a relationship by interacting through comments builds rapport with other users, which increases your chances of traffic to the site.

4. Integrate 

Really start mixing it up by including a special button on each post to integrate your site directly with Pinterest. In this way, users who are logged into Pinterest can immediately add your post to their boards with a click of a button.

In addition, Pinterest users following your visitor’s boards will then see your posts, further increasing the traffic to your page. You will find that the coding for this button is conveniently made available right on the Pinterest site.

5. Showcase

At last, pin some of your own blog posts. Be careful not to abuse this strategy. We can all empathize with how annoying overexposure of unwanted content can become. 

If you are ever lacking in motivation and are having a hard time creating new content, simply opt for revisiting some of the best posts from your blog’s archives. This is a great way to introduce new readers to some of the most valuable content from your blog.

These five tips are intended to create a solid foundation and further the interest of Pinterest for bloggers. Keep these in mind while you build the brand of your blog to spread awareness and attract more traffic to your site.


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