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:

Pretty funny, right?

Quick Tips on Using Pinterest for Business

  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 of 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? Why?

Tell us in the comments!

About the Author: Jen

Leader of the Artsy Geek team and creator of Camp Artsy Geek, Jen comes from a long line of get-rich-quick-schemers. A serial entrepreneur, she launched her first business at the age of 12: a crocheted good pop up. A lover of good design and effective marketing, Jen believes that life -- and business -- should be fun and enjoyable. Life is short! Follow your dreams and train your brain to support your success. We're in this together. Rock on!

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