HOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PINTEREST

When my hairdresser first told me about Pinterest I did not have the time to sit and look over what she was explaining to me. I was single and working a full-time job and I had horses to take care of in my free time. What she was describing to me seemed like fun and interesting, but I had no time. 

One day, when I was home and bored, I decided to look at Pinterest to see what all the hype was about. I was amazed at all the things they offered to look at, I was hooked! I texted my hairdresser Tammy and told her “thanks for letting me know about Pinterest now I can not stop looking at things when I should be outside working with my horses”. Of course, she laughed at me and said: “see I told you”. 

I have not stopped since. Pinterest is my go-to place to find recipes, craft ideas, hairstyles, horse articles, and so much more. Now I am using it for my blogging business.

 

I want to share some methods of getting more repins on Pinterest 

#1 You need to pin often

The more that you pin, the higher the chance that “your stuff”  will get re-pinned. Did you know that if you are active on Pinterest during the day you will earn the rank of a “Power Pinner”? A Power pinner will get noticed and be bumped up making Pinterest show your pins in others home feeds.

Try to pin close to 40-50 pins a day, this can be from your boards that you have made yourself by repinning them or pins from other boards.

#2 Make sure you pin quality or quantity

What I mean is what you are pinning needs to have quality content, do not pin it, just to pin it. Be sure to share aesthetically looking pins. The content does need to be helpful, captivating to inspire that ideal client or audience.

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When you are pinning your own pins or those of others decide if they are worth pinning on your boards. When pinning a pin they should be vertical and long. The ratio should be 2:3 or even 1:2 will work best. By doing this the pins will stand out more making them noticed by other pinners. See a

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Make sure you feature your brand with fonts and colors when you create your pins with your text overlay. The overlay should explain what information they will receive once they click on it. I use Canva, Pixabay, or PicMonkey so that I have a variety of bold large or small fonts on my images.

 

#3 Make sure your pin’s content is valuable

We all know that this is obvious to all pinners, but just realize that content other than yours will be pinned and shared on Pinterest. To achieve this follow the steps below:

  • Must have grab attention titles
  • Give your readers information so that as soon they read your awesome stuff they can implement them right away!
  • Include long detailed packed information in your post, but not too long that your readers get bored and do not want to keep reading. It has to catch their attention and hold them until the end. I try to keep it at 900 to 1500 words a post. If you have a lot of information you can either make it a part one and part two post. That way you can see if they are really interested if they continue to part two.
  • Have you ever noticed that there are so many pins on Pinterest that list, “15 ways to achieve”? or “6 ways to get this”? That is an easy way to get peoples attention since lists are much easier to make use of.

#4 To loop your pins try Board Boosters

Do you want to make use of all your hard work on the pins that you have created? Do you want them to be seen more than one time? How about giving them a second, third or even a fourth and fifth chance to make worthwhile.

To get your pins repinned try looping your original pins every once and while.

#5 Outstanding pin descriptions 

When people are searching for information or a how-to, where do they go? Pinterest! Your pin descriptions have to include appropriate and fashionable keywords that pertain to your content. What does it take for you to pin or re-pin, click on, take a peek at a post? 

 
 Strong descriptions of pins
  • Sentences need to be at least 2-4 in the descriptions
  • Include appropriate and fashionable keywords
  • A complete description of what the post is concerning
  • You can control the actions of the viewers to pin, repin, click, ignore and move on, get it right the first time

#6 Rich Pins

Do you utilize these pins? they will enable over 20x re-pins than just regular pins. This type of pin is suitable to receive the re-pins your boards need to be seen by many. If you are not sure what rich pins are, see this link to read up on them from Pinterest and get going using them.

 

#7 What group boards have to offer 

If you want your pins to be seen by thousands of people I suggest you place your pins on group boards. Group boards will
  • enable your Pinterest account to soar
  • Grow your Pinterest traffic
  • Speed up your re-pin rate

Depending on the size of these group boards you may be able to receive ten thousands of re-pins. Group boards enable your pins to be upfront of all others, who does not want that?

To read my post on “How to make your Perfect Pinterest profile” click here 

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Now that I have given you some informational ideas to take advantage of Pinterest and get ahead of others>>>>GO DO IT TODAY!!!  RIGHT NOW IN FACT…

Hey, what are you still doing here? 

Have a great day!

The country girl and her blog and her Adventures of Blogging

Lisa Mingo

 

 

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HOW TO BE A WINNER ON PINTEREST BY KNOCKING IT OUT OF THE PARK

Hey everyone

This is…the country girl and her blog and her adventures of blogging !!

Today, I am going to go over “How to be a WINNER on Pinterest by knocking it out of the park”. There are some business pinners that fail to see how important their Pinterest profile is to their business. Pinterest has become a splendid tool to market your business, blog and your brand, allowing others to visit your website. Which is what we want right? 

Pinterest has become a splendid tool to market your business, blog and your brand, allowing others to visit your website. Which is what we want right? 

How to be a winner on Pinterest and knock it out of the park

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So in your Pinterest profile, the image of YOU should be crisp and clear. When it is uploaded to your profile it will be a cute little circle so the most selected size is 165px X 165px.

When choosing your image remember, it should be the same image that you use on all your social media sites. If people see you on Instagram or Twitter, you need to be recognized by the image on Pinterest as well. Keeping this consistent is the key!

Provide keywords in your profile, along with your bio, that is related to your niche. On mine I have; 

Lisa- the country girl and her blog /Entrepreneur / Blogging Tips

USA / I offer blogging tips, building your business, and earn a passive income from your passions. How to set up email and blogging platforms.
 
You have to make it flow all together so it sounds normal to your readers. 
how to be a winner on Pinterest and knock it out of the park

A call to action link is awesome to have at the end of your bio, that could be a FREE printable, or lead to cornerstone content post.

To get your Ideal Client to visit your website will be all you need to business growth.

 
If you provide a link to your social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter that will help you get traffic to those accounts also.
But, what I do, is cross-promote so that all my post go directly to those sites as soon as I publish a post.
 
Have you verified your websites yet? If not, you will need to do that so you are seeing how good your boards and pins are doing, from your analytics.
Make your boards loved by all! Think about what you look for when visiting some other pinners boards or pins. Are they appealing to the eyes? Do they have the content that is stated on the front? (if any) Is it great content that made you happy you clicked that board or pin?
 
I have a variety of boards on my Pinterest site, where I offer all sorts of information regarding my niche. If pinners are looking for, how to start a start a blog, awesome plugin’s to download on their website, how to monetize your blog or great groups to join, they do not need to look any further.
 
I do have one board that does not pertain to blogging though, it is this country girl loves some good food. It is okay to have some boards that do not pertain to your niche but be aware of what you pin on them, if need be, have them as a secret board. 
 
Are your boards categorized correctly? Once you create a board, there is an option where you can pick the category of your pin. For example, you are able to choose to design, men’s fashion, products, education or photography and much more.
So make sure you choose one, close to what your boards have, from their choices. 

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Along with categorized boards, there will need to be keywords in their titles and descriptions. If you want people to be able to find YOUR boards, cram your board descriptions with keywords.
Your descriptions should have 2-3 sentences that describe exactly what your pin or board is about.
If you can, include a call-to-action at the end to encourage readers to visit your blog site, hoping to win more followers. 
 
One place I go to when I am deciding on my headline for my blog post is the Coschedule headline analyzer. You enter your headline to receive a score along with hints on what to add or take out, making it even better.
If you are not satisfied with your score, change the wordage around to try to get a higher score. It will keep a list of all the headlines that you tried, then pick the headline with the highest score. Get on your way to knocking it out of the park!
If you notice on Pinterest, there are all types of“brands” out there, which show the variety ofbrands of all the pinners. You can either choose yourbrandwith stock photos, or you can design your own brand with just colored backgrounds.
If you have favorite colors that you only want to use or a favorite text to display yourbranduse them so when other pinners see them they will recognize that it is you. 
 
If you prefer a different photo as your cover image of your board you are able to change this by “editing” your board. Where you see the “cover” button click on “change” and pick what photo you would rather have, then click “save”. 
Every blogger should have a board to represent their blog. This board will include all the blog posts that you have written. This particular board is where pinners can find eBooks, printables, webinars, or any post that you have done personally. This is

how you can send traffic to your blog, by them seeing, and hopefully reading, the post that they have come to read, and all other awesome ones too!
 
Where should you put this board? it will be the very first one when they look at your Pinterest account. If, for any reason, you may need or want to move any board, click on them while holding your mouse down on it, and slide it to where ever you would want it. 
 
When categorizing your boards, make sure the top 10 boards that are listed, are highly informational packed with great content, so they are noticed by your visitors first.
 
There are many stock photos sites that you are able to use, I prefer to useCanva.com. I do use others, but I upload other images toCanva.com to take advantage of designing the text over my photos.
If you prefer to have custom templates you are able to have that with Canva.com.This way you are able to save your favorite colors or text to use every time, and they will be saved as your template designs. 
 
If you use the same template over and over people will notice your “style”, your “brand”. The pins below are from a blogger that I follow, Lena@what mommy does. Can you tell what colors she likes? or her template?
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When designing your perfect pin, by using a vertical image this enables your viewer to notice YOUR pin and they also take up more space on a Pinterest feed. The size of 735px X 1102px is a good dimension, but I prefer to go even bigger than 1102px.

Just look at it once it’s done, to make sure it is not too long that a viewer will have to keep scrolling to see all the info and to “repin” your awesome content. You do not want to turn them away. 

Create your pin with text overlay, without it, is just plain boring. This way your viewers can clearly see what the awesome content is once they click on it. Your text should include 

  • What your pin is about
  • An eye-catching title
  • And your URL of your website-I prefer at the bottom

Your URL does not have to be really big, you do not want it to take away from your title just so that photo identifies who designed it. 

If you ever have a hard time discovering your keyword, go to the top of Pinterest where you see the search bar, enter your Pinterest topic. For example, for one of my pin’s discusses my “niche”, so I made sure the word niche was in my title and the description below.

This enables anyone ever having a problem finding their niche for their business, hopefully, my pin will pop up along with all the other ones on that topic.

Remember everyone is trying to do the same as you, so using keywords is a must.

There are important points to cover when adding your pin to Pinterest. I have had trouble with this myself when my URL for my post does not direct my viewers back to my website to read a post.

Of course, I had to get on the phone with WordPress and finally got it taken care of. Just make sure after you apply your pin, test it out to make sure it is working properly.

I have clicked on a pin before and was not able to go to the source, but I leave a comment letting the pinner know so they can look into it. Maybe they were not aware of the problem, I am trying to help them out.

Once again, make sure your content is pertinent, you have most likely heard this before. This is how you will attract your Ideal Client and receive repins. 

Like I mentioned above, the image should be, vertical in shape, readable text. 

Were you aware that you can, and should, have two pins for each blog post, or more? I know that it will take some time to create two images for each post, it is hard for me to decide on just one image out of all those that are available.

This way you are able to distinguish how well those different images measure up to one another. 

I have made two images for some of my pins, then when I have time, I add a couple here and there having two or three for each blog post. Just another way of getting your content out there. 

How do you add

more value to your clients?

Surprise and delight them

Look for the next post on “How to make Social Media platforms work for you”.

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The country girl and her blog and her Adventures of Blogging

Lisa Mingo

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