Pinterest: Hoarding Gone Digital

Pinterest: Hoarding Gone Digital?

We’ve been pretty obsessed with Pinterest around here. It’s just so much fun to collect more and more pins!

And with Pinterest generating more traffic to websites than Bing, it’s a social media power house

I started looking at the top pinners and noticed how many pinboards they have…some with hundreds and hundreds of pins!

Indeed, my pin board “Yum” is full of recipes I would love to make.  But if there a hundred or so…how would I ever make them all…or even find the one I wanted?

It began to remind me of newspapers hoarders sometimes collect with the rationale, “I’ll read them later.”

To represent this turn of events, I created this image:

Pinterest: Hoarding gone digital.

Pretty funny, right?

Quick Tips on Using Pinterest for Business

We’re putting together some in-depth information about using Pinterest for business, but until then here are some quick tips:

  1. Caption your pins with a link to your website and a strong call to action prompting viewers to visit.
  2. If your pin is your content, be sure to edit the pins so that the image links back to your website.
  3. Mix your original pins with repins other people’s pins so that your boards have a curated feel–no one likes a Pinterest user who appears to be exclusively using Pinterest for promotion.
  4. Longer pins get more click-through, so don’t shy away from creating pins with more vertical space.
  5. Pinterest isn’t just for fashion products. Realtors, personal trainers, and many other industries are seeing great results from Pinterest!

Do you love Pinterest? Do you know what it is?

About the Author: Jen

Known to some as "Jen of Jenfest", Jen comes from a long line of get-rich-quick-schemers. Her obsession with experience, marketing and design started at a young age; she launched her first business at the age of twelve, a crochet pop-up. She is known for her uncanny intuition, out-of-the-box ideas, dedication to strategy and appreciation for details. Jen majored in brain science and thinking (Cognitive Science and Philosophy) and thoroughly enjoyed her time at the University of California at Berkeley.

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