Tips for Bloggers on how to use and utilize Pinterest.

Pinterest Profile Tips

  • Connect you profile to Facebook and Twitter
  • Make sure your profile picture is of you, not something random. It is ok to use your brand logo/pict if that is easily recognizable.
  • In your profile description, include keywords to describe yourself:
Travel blogger
Writer
Stylish Crafts
DIY Projects

Recipes

IF you connect your account to twitter, then your twitter description will show up as your profile description and you will need to go in and change it.

Pinterest Boards Tips

  • Utilize keywords in the title of the board. For example Travel with Kids, Travel Tips, Family Travel, Recipes, Crockpot Recipes, etc.
  • Make sure you’ve selected the most fitting category for all of your boards.
  • Add a description to each board. This is the best place to add hashtags. For example #travel #Disney #recipe #dessert
  • Make sure the cover photo for each of your boards is the best picture out of all the pins on the board.
  • Create a board just for your blog.

Tips for Pins

  • It is better to pin vertical photos then horizontal.
  • Do not pin tons at once. Instead pin for five minutes here and there throughout the day.
  • Add a clear to the point description to every pin. Include hashtags.
  • The best times to pin are 2-4 PM EST and 8-1 AM EST
  • If you want to repin your pin to multiple boards do it over the course of a week. You do not want to spam someone else’s feed.
  • If you have a post you want to pin to multiple places try to use different pictures from the article.

Gain Pinterest Followers

  • Join ViralWoot a site that helps you gain followers.
  • Create a collaborative board or join one relevant to your blog. Try to join one that’s relevant and has a massive following.
  • Tweet your pins occasionally, once a day is fine.
  • Share on Facebook based on your friends. This works great for a few, but not for the majority.
  • Comment on others pins. Others that repin it will see your comment and hopefully will follow you.
  • You can buy Pinterest followers. (I have not done this and do not recommend buying followers on any social media channel.)

Pinterest for Your Blog

  • Add a Pin It button to all of your posts. The best place for it is with your other social media buttons.
  • Add a WordPress plugin that pops up a pin it button when someone hovers over an image on your website. Jquery pin-it button is a good one.
  • Verify your website on Pinterest. This option is found under settings.
  • If you have an article people would love make sure it has a pinnable graphic! Go back and add photos if you need to.
  • If you have a post that needs a pin friendly graphic you can make one on one of these sites.

http://Infogr.am

http://www.Easel.ly

http://Visual.ly
http://Piktochart.com (This one has a monthly fee.)

PicMonkey – Here is a basic PicMonkey tutorial to walk you through getting started!

To see what has been pinned from your website go to 

 

When you find what has been pinned from your site be sure to

 1) Like or comment on the pin to increase the ranking of the pin and expand its reach
 2) Re-pin the most interesting and unique images.
 3) Follow those who pinned your pages. This may encourage them to return to your site.
Add a Pinterest widget to the sidebar of your blog. This widget will show your most 30 most recent pins and direct your readers straight to your Pinterest account.  It’s easy to set up from this Pinterest link. http://business.pinterest.com/widget-builder/#do_pin_it_button Choose Profile Widget.
Please leave any questions you have below and I will answer them.