How Pinteresting – Tips for Using This Little Giant
It has been said that Pinterest is the fastest growing social media site – ever. Google it and you will find this to be true. Over and over blogs are reporting that Pinterest is, indeed, the fasting growing social media site ever.
- To Begin. Install a “Pin It” button which will let you get an image from any website. From there, you will have the option to add it to one of your boards. With the “Pin It” button, it really is as simple as 1, 2, 3. You can quickly pin an image when browsing the internet.
- Follow Individual Boards. You can follow boards as well. Simply follow an individual (tip: you must be following an individual) and unfollow the boards you are not interested in.
- Add a Price. People are doing it. They sell their products on Pinterest by adding a dollar sign in their description.
- Mention It. Like Twitter, you can mention fellow Pinners in your description or in comments. Just add an @ before the username (tip: you must be following one of their boards). How Pinteresting!
- Use a Hashtag. Some are wondering why many are using the # sign before specific keywords. They are doing it to index content. Much like Twitter, tagging makes their content more search friendly.
- It’s Not All About Marketing. You may be missing the point if you pin just to get business. Pinterest is catching on because a picture is worth a thousand words and it’s fun. So make it fun and refuse to be “all business.” Let your followers see the real you.
- Tag Friends in Posts. Yes it’s true, you can tag your Pinterest friends in the description or comments of a pin much like you do on Facebook and Twitter.
- Embed a Video. Yes, you can embed a video from YouTube and Vimeo.
- Stop Spam. Open pins before you pin them. If it’s going to lead to spam, don’t pin; a little fellow-feeling here. While you’re at it, check your followers to see to it that they’re not spammers.
- Put Aside Some Time. OK. Let’s be honest here. You will be setting aside some time because, and only because, you can easily become addicted to Pinterest. It’s so simple to learn that very little instruction is necessary, but if you feel you must then by all means search how to use Pinterest.[break][/break]
[break][/break]Don’t Discount This Little Giant
While Pinterest may be in third place, it’s not to be underestimated. It is in third place only to Facebook and Twitter, was just launched in 2009, and (as of February 2012) it already enjoys over 10,000,000 unique visitors a month; impressive figures. Very Pinteresting!
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