Pinterest Tips

Looking to dig a little deeper into Pinterest and see what you can do besides your basic pinning? This week’s fab five (ok, I really can’t limit myself to five, sorry) Pinterest tips will give you some new inspiration and hopefully make your pinning more productive.

Pinterest is the ultimate visual playground so, of course, use really good, interesting images on your blog. Be wise and here are some tips from Sara Hawkins on Avoiding Copyright Pitfalls on Pinterest.

How to use Pinterest with your blog:

1. Create a board for your blog and pin posts when you are on the site. Here is my 12 Most Board.
2. Pin your guest posts on a board so people can read all your guest posts in one place.
3. Create a board of food/social media/tips and share your posts there.
4. Share graphics in a blog post with the <> embed code on Pinterest. This is an example from My Book Club, note that it even places the source below the photo, very handy!

 

5. If you want to see anything that’s already been pinned for a website — go to http://pinterest.com/source/[Web site URL here]/ and add the url at the end. (via Rebekah Radice)
6. Stumble your pins.
7. Use keywords or hashtags for better searchability. (via Kelly Lieberman)

8. Install the Chrome Pinterest bookmarklet! I use this all the time and love it.

9. Did you know there is a way to pin from Google+? I just figured this out:

  • Set up a Pluss.es blog for your Google+ account. It literally takes two seconds and populates from your Google+ content without any work from you. Try pinning from my Pluss.es page if you want to see how it works before you create a page for yourself. If you create a Pluss.es blog, make sure you share the link in your social media bios so people can find it.
  • Pluss.es only updates once a day so, unfortunately you can’t pin immediately but the day after you post you can go to your Pluss.es page, click on the red title of your post and pin away!

10. Follow the Pinterest blog .

11. My friend Kelly Lieberman is the expert on Pinterest. Follow Kelly and join her #PinChat community and you won’t miss a thing.

12. Put the Pinvolve Tab on your Facebook pages when your fans click on the Pinvolve tab, it transforms the Facebook page.

Facebook tabs

This is the view from Facebook in the Pinvolve tab which shows recent pins by re:DESIGN.

This month’s My Book Club chat is discussing Pinterest Power. Come talk with the authors on November 5th at 8 pm EST. It’s always an informative and fast one hour chat.

Check out my Pinterest for more ideas, inspiration and fun! What are your best Pinterest tips? Share with me!

Featured image courtesy of Thomas Hawk via Creative Commons.

Article by Peg Fitzpatrick

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Peg

Writer & Social media strategist
Co-author of The Art and Science of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users with Guy Kawasaki. Social media is my passion. And my job. I'm here sharing my professional experience working day to day in the trenches of social media, marketing, and blogging. I work with global brands and leaders in the social media sphere every day. I've spearheaded successful social-media campaigns for Motorola, Audi, Google, and Virgin as well as having been a brand ambassador for Kimpton Hotels. I work with the best brands and make them even better! I'll share tips and tricks, provide positive inspiration and answer social media questions through the content that I create and curate. What sets me apart? I'm an innovative idea girl that follows through and gets the job done. Social media is my career, not just a hobby.

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