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Today I’m sharing some more great Pinterest Tips and Tricks. I hope you have already read my How to Get 500 Pinterest Followers in 30 Days. Let me tell you, these tips really do work! Now that my Pinterest followers is growing, I’m fine tuning my strategies. I want to share my tips with you.
More after the break ~
1. When pinning MAKE SURE that you PIN from the SPECIFIC BLOG POST that your pin is about. For example, if you are on VMG206 you will see a “Pin It” button next to every photo on my blog post. DO NOT use this button when at one of my Link Parties!! If you do, you will be pinning back to my link party; not to the blog post where the item is found. What you would want to do is first CLICK ON THE IMAGE and go to the blog where the ORIGINAL POST is located and click on the BLOG POST TITLE and PIN IT from there. This will allow the pin you create to link back to the ORIGINAL POST and repins will find the exact post (or Permalink) that you are referencing.
2. To help you with #1, Add a Pin It button to your Web Browser. This allows you to Pin from any website whether they have a Pin It button or not. You can do this right from Pinterest’s Help section here and just follow the instructions.
3. Create a Pinterest SECRET BOARD to plan out future projects. I’ve created a Secret Board called “To Do List” and it is locked so no one can see it but me. I pin ideas and articles for upcoming projects I plan to make. The board has only a few items and I regularly delete things as I complete projects.
On a side note, users can add up to three secret boards. This is also great for starting new boards and pinning content to them. Just click to create a new board, chose the secret setting and whenever you’re ready to reveal your boards to your followers, you can easily make it public. Some other uses might be Surprise Party, Guilty Pleasures, Christmas Gifts, Baby’s Gender, etc.
4. Keep Your Pinterest Boards Fresh! Pinners love fresh content. It’s great to repin things that you see in your feed that are already on Pinterest, but these have been seen multiple times. It’s a great idea for you to make a practice to pin original content from sources outside of Pinterest. Now that you have your Pin It button installed on your browser (see step 2), you can pin original content while surfing the web. I like to do this when I visit Link Parties (Check out Brag About It Link Party weekly on VMG206) where there are a lot of links all on one page. I click on each link that interests me and it takes me to that blog and the Original Content. I click my Pin It button in my browser and create my own pins to post to my boards ~ thus creating original pins. Some other great sources are Tumblr, Stumbleupon, FFFFOUND, Amazon, Houzz and any of the social networking sites. This is a great way to draw readers to YOUR BOARDS before this pin is spread all over Pinterest.
5. Edit Your Pin Descriptions. Don’t just hit REPIN and repin other people’s comments. Once you click Repin, check out what’s in the description box. Even if you like the description, personalize it! Also, be a tease with your descriptions. You DO want them to click the link and repin so don’t include all the details but just enough to make them want to click it. I often add a hashtag as well (example: a brownie recipe I’ll add “I want to try these #brownies #chocolate”).
You can also edit a description after you’ve already pinned it. So if you repinned something and forgot to edit the description, this is what you do. From Pinterest, you click on your name at the top of the screen to go to your profile. Then find the board you pinned it on and click on that board; then hover over the pin you want to edit. Click on the edit button to open the edit screen and make your changes. You can change the board, the description, the link, or delete the pin. Then click save and you are done.
Well, there you go. I hope you have found these helpful. Do you have Pinterest Boards? I’d love to follow you ~ just leave me your Pinterst Name in the comments below. Also, if you found this post helpful, I’ve created a pinable image below:
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