One of the fastest growing social media site is the Pinterest. It is where you can "pin" pictures or videos that interests you or might want to share. It is a method for some to convey each day their thoughts and even feelings.
When you sign up a Pinterest account, you will automatically be asked to incorporate your Facebook and Twitter accounts. You can't add your Pins to your Facebook business fan page.
Get to know the Pinterest basics:
- How to RepinRepining is saving an image on to your own board. And you can create different boards to display the images you save or collect. To repin a photo, hover your mouse over the picture. The red "Pin it" button appears in the top left corner.
Simply click on the "Pin it" button to share the image. People who follow your boards will see the images you repinned if the privacy setting to that board is set to "Public". Pictures can be repinned multiple times. The images on your public boards can be repinned by other users too.
- The "Pin Button"The pin button is a browser extension you can add to your Firefox, Chrome & Internet Explorer browsers. You'll be able to pin photos from any web site. When people click on the photo you pinned, it will take them back to the site you originally found it.Hot Tip:Pin photos from your own blog to increase traffic back to your site!
Go to the Pinterest Goodies page and scroll down until you see the Pin Button extension. Click on the "Install It" button.
- Pinterest App
When there are so many social media sites to keep up with, having this app on your smartphone or table allows you stay engaged while you're on the go. Pinterest has become my favorite app. Download them from the App Store or Google Play.
- Gift Pins
Gift pins are images with a price tag on it. When you're pinning an image of something you want to sell, include the price in the description. Gift Pins are automatically placed in the category "Gifts".
Just like other social media sites, you can follow people and all of their boards they pin to, or just specific boards. And in return, you'll gain followers too. Set a goal to increase your followers. The more quality followers you have (people who are genuinely interested in what you pin), the greater return you'll have from your Pinterest efforts.
Followers can always leave comments on your pins, and you can comment on the boards you follow. Comments is basically the only available communication for users. Commenting can help build relationships with time.Remember this is still a social site -- reply, thank people, say hi, and share your thoughts.
This is the most popular of them all. It gives the users the option to just click on the button if they don't want to comment on it. It's the simplest way of conveying your impression on the picture or video that someone pinned or repinned.
These basics are all you need to know to start using Pinterest to your social media advantage. Are you on Pinterest? Share your link on my Facebook page >>