You know what is the next big thing going around right? The new social media site that has everyone talking about. Not quite used like a social media site, but totally relying on images and graphics of the web to add to their so-called collection.
You're right. Successfully guessed that answer!
The one and only, Pinterest.
Of course that was not so hard since it is in the first sentence you have read in order to get here. Pinterest has been the theme across many articles lately.
Everybody jumping into this pool of Pinterest. And why not. This site has many features it offers for you. With companies and organizations just feeding the frenzy of the millions who are attracted to this "visual" based social site. Why not get your hands dirty in this.
One is the ability to choose pictures and images you like and "pin" them back to your boards, locating back on your profile.
These boards are collections of a specific theme and images describing that "specific" board. The boards are able to be customized with any image, and the boards being any topic such as, favorites, hobbies, or funny.
Many users go through endless boards and select certain images to repin them "back" to one of their boards, or simply just "like" that relative image. If you try that, it could literally take you hours to do that without you even "noting" the time.
What am I to say how to use it? You have already probably been registered to the site, along with the almost 12 millions others.
But that is not the sole reason you have come to read this article. The article should teach anyone to be so good at Pinterest, that he or she could become pro.
Like anything in life, you have to spend significant time on it in order to "master" it or just get for some results. But you do not have all the time in this world. Hey neither do I. But I have written this article to help you save time and master this Pinterest "thing."
Must have that "Pin it" button to your posts.
Nothing says about that Pin it button. So crucial. To show that you care about adding to the community of Pinterest, add that pin it button to your articles.
You are willing to give your own, "unique" content to be viewed by others on Pinterest. Some reader might just have many likes and followers on Pinterest, and if he likes what you read then expect him to pin that article.
And you get your reward, depending on the amount of followers or interaction that user might have. And what a reward if he has all the qualities of a successful user on Pinterest.
Must have that "Follow me on Pinterest" somewhere once on your site.
Just like having that pin it button to your posts, having this badge is needed to get some kind of followers.
It shows that you are on Pinterest, and would like to show others that you are active on the site. Also suggesting to follow your profile to get nice graphics from articles, and going to read through that "image".
Write articles about Pinterest.
Nothing says more than writing articles about Pinterest. Write about it. It shows to your readers that your blog has knowledge and experience.
As we are talking about the article, do not forget to add an interesting and unique picture to your article. Doing that is so important in order to attract others to "like" or "repin" your article on Pinterest.
As I am writing this article, you should do the same. As you learn more and more about the platform, take notes and come up with ideas on how to use it better.
Also write about how to use it more effectively.
All of the points above are things you can do on your side. The side which is your blog or site. Now we will be talking directly on Pinterest.
Just "Like" many pins.
Like pins and the images which are on the pins. Probably the simplest thing you can do on Pinterest. Follow certain people, not many, and get the pins or repins they do on your Pinterest wall.
Go to other users and start liking about five or so "Pins" really fast, and see them react to it. Many times, they just might follow you and get "one" more follower to your number.
Nothing of this should take long. Just like "five" or so pins from a new user, and "like" as many pins from the people you are following. That takes about "5-10" minutes. That's it.
Plus if you have the right top WordPress plugins like social metrics pro, then it will not be hard to find who is engaging with you on Pinterest.
You will see some great results just doing this simple tactic.
"Repin" as much as "Liking".
Repinning should be used very extensively as well. But repin only from the users that you are following since you are following them for the content they are presenting. Only follow users if you do indeed like what they pin and repin.
Repinning shows more appreciation than just "liking" and you grab more attention by doing that. Make sure your profile has all the boards created, and repin the images that you really like or think that will help your profile look better.
Have many boards set up, and repin them back to the boards. The "repinning" should go along the liking you will be doing. When you have finished doing the liking, save another 5 or ten minutes to "repin" more pins to your collections.
Do not get carried away with this part of the interaction. It can really distract yourself, and time will not be on your mind. Have a purpose and go get it done with the correct amount of time.
These two, are probably the most "powerful" features of Pinterest to gain on. These are the "bread and butter" of Pinterest, and how it functions to the core.
Add often your own "Pins".
Do not be lazy and add only the repins you see on Pinterest. Every time you read an article that was informative or helped you, repin it to one of your boards.
If you find an image hilarious or have something you would like to share, do not leave and share it on Pinterest as well.
Show that you care and post your "own" helpful content on Pinterest for others to see. They are many people on Pinterest, and do not think that they will not mind.
I would add your own "pins every other day, if you can. But do not do it because you have to. Do it like you truly would love to share it.
Do not have any empty "Boards".
Please do not. If you do and do not know what to add to it, just delete it. Simple.
If someone likes what you're pinning "and decides to check you out, and they see boards empty here and there. Well, they will leave.
Make sure you have your profile looking the best as you can. Try to fill every one of them out, and add the best picture you think that will fit "perfectly" on that board.
Comment on a "Pin" once in a while.
Do not forget we have mouths and can talk. Use that. To tell you the truth, not many comment in Pinterest, by the looks of it.
Go and comment on certain ones, say like once a day while you're pinning. The user will really take notice and may take the action your are so dear looking for.
Diversify your "Pins".
Go around check out other categories. Choose and re-pin from as many categories as you can. Do not be afraid to add other types of pins, but make sure your boards are set up in the order of importance.
Diversify you pins and show not only the same type of pin, over and over. People do not like that, and I sure do not either.
Provide value and choose what to pin. Do not pin for the sake of it.
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So you should have it. To become a Pinterest professional, do all of these steps vigorously every day. And I promise you that the results will flood your boat.
In order to use the benefits of anything online, time and work is the key. Articles like these will help you get what you're looking for on Pinterest.