Archive for Pinterest
Everywhere you turn people are talking about Pinterest. It’s officially the 3rd largest social networking the world and it refers more than double the traffic of YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn combined.
The average user now spends more time on Pinterest than Facebook and Twitter combined. However the biggest complaint I hear is that it takes so much time!
Pinterest – 4 Tools to Make It Easier and Faster, check them out. I personally love each and every one of them.
You will need to request an invitation to Pinerly. Go to their website at http://www.Pinerly.com and submit your email address. You will be sent to a second screen and see this message.
“Pinerly is not open to the public. Share your unique link on Facebook and Twitter to get ahead of your competition! Invite friends, co-workers, family… you get the point. Friends qualify you for an earlier invite and bonus features. Please note, signing up from the same computer multiple times will not count =) “
Once you have your account you will easily be able to:
- Easily compare click-throughs, likes and re-pins for campaigns
- Pin incredible suggested content
- Follow interesting new people
- View valuable Pinterest tips
#2 Pinterest Bookmarklet
I have another blog post on how to install this. This is one way it can really be faster to pin!
Once installed in your browser, the “Pin It” button lets you grab an image from any website and add it to one of your pinboards. When you pin from a website, we automatically grab the source link so we can credit the original creator.
Pinstamatic really allows you to dress up your pins, show a little bit more of who you are by adding more content to each pin.
Get more from Pinterest by adding so much more than photos.
You can now add locations, music, quotes, calendar dates, Twitter profile links, sticky notes and websites. http://pinstamatic.com/
This is an application that allows you to maintain Pinterest and Facebook together. It bridges the gap between the two, making it less work for you. I immediately installed on this one on our Butterfly Networking Facebook Fan Page.
Pinterest has certainly caught my attention, how about you? I have 5 benefits for you to get started on Pinterest, ponder “What fits for you?”
I hear many people say that’s there just isn’t enough time in the day to build a consistent presence on all of these platforms. I couldn’t agree more, that’s why you need to understand the benefits of Pinterest so that you can make that informed decision about where to invest your time on a daily and/or weekly basis.
1) It is a very simple platform for building relationships and learning how to influence people. Sharing your likes allows people to get to know you and build the know, like and trust factor.
2) You can increase your reach by strategically following the movers and shakers in your niche. Find them, get to know them and create pins that will attract their attention.
3) It is easy to brand on Pinterest for bigger exposure. Take a look at what some of the big companies are doing, you can adapt their techniques to your own Pinterest boards. Check out the Starbucks example http://pinterest.com/starbucks/
4) Connecting other social media profiles with Pinterest. They have made it super simple, you can sign in with either Facebook or Twitter. You can also automatically post to either of the platforms. I love to share all my “pins” on Twitter.
5) You can encourage liking and commenting on your pins and boards! Find out what people’s interests are, then you can easily have people active on your boards. I love my dogs and on a very regular basis pin stories from the Animal Rescue Site. They are heart warming pet rescue stories and they are often re-pinned and commented on.