5 Ways to Promote Your Pinterest Account and Drive More Traffic to Your Blog

It’s important to promote your Pinterest account as that is a major traffic generator.  According to Pinterest: 93% of Pinners say they find new ideas on there and 72% of Pinners find new brands and services. That's all potential readers for your blog and customers for your products. So what are some of the ways you promote your page? Well first you should integrate Pinterest with your social media accounts. Note that I didn’t say Pinterest was also a social media platform… because it’s not. Remember it’s a search engine. So when you first set up your Pinterest account, connect it with Facebook and Twitter using the tools available. Use that to find and invite the friends you already have. Be sure to cross-promote as much as possible and always mention or link your Pinterest account or pins when appropriate.

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How to Make Stock Images Fit Your Blog’s Brand

When blogging first became popular, it was common for bloggers to simply choose a photo they liked and plop it into their post, sometimes with a catchy caption. But now in today’s crowded and competitive market, a simple photo won’t do. Editing your blog photos or graphics helps you stand out. Two reasons why your blog needs visually appealing graphics that you can customize is that it creates brand awareness and increases social sharing. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a graphic designer to edit stock photos. You just need to learn a few basics to get started. Follow these tips to start learning how to personalize stock images.

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Are You Pinning at the Most Effective Times in Pinterest?

You’re working hard to create a Pinterest marketing strategy that will drive traffic to your blog. If you are monetizing your blog then you know an engaged audience are more apt to buy your products. Having pins that get shared is an important factor. But a strategy you may not have considered is when the best time to pin to Pinterest may be. There probably isn’t one best time or day; but paying attention to your followers can provide you with some scheduling insights. Here are some ways determine the most effective times to pin.

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3 Easy Steps to Scheduling Your Pins in Tailwind

Tailwind is an online scheduler that can help you schedule your pins in advance which is very helpful and can save you quite a bit of time. I use Tailwind myself and love it. Here are the basic steps to scheduling a pin. If you haven’t setup your account yet you can start with a  FREE TRIAL of Tailwind now. Sign up for their paid plan here and RECEIVE A $15 CREDIT! That's like getting a free month!

STEP 1

To begin, install the Tailwind extension browser for either Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

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6 Easy, Actionable Steps on Social Media You Need to Take

One of the most effective ways to get your message out on social media is through creating awesome content for your website, blogs and social posts.

Content is king and is a major buzzword. Content is the product of your entire organization - from your core content (the programs and services you offer) to social content (what you share with the outside world), all tells a story about your brand.  

Your message in the content provides a way and a means to attract the right and perfect customer to you without digging too deep into your pocketbook.   

Content marketing, along with smart SEO (Search engine optimization) enables everyone to get their message out in a way that is similar to advertising in that it gets to the people who want to know about it organically.  

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7 Easy Steps for Creating Pinterest Pins That Get Shared

Creating pins that get shared on Pinterest is all about using great images and the words you use to convey your message. You want to attract the reader’s attention so they will stop and click on your pin to share it and to click through to your blog post or sales page. Here are 8 easy steps to help you get started.

1. Choose the Right Images – Using images on Pinterest is a necessity; without images, there is no Pinterest. But you need to ensure that you use high-quality images that are legal to use. You can find images at a variety of free online photo sites as well as sites that charge per photo or have a membership plan. A great site for feminine styled photos is Styled Stock Society. Another great resource is Creative Market.  They have quite a bit to choose from and the cost per photo is affordable.

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