10 Pinterest Tips You NEED to Know
With over 100 million users, Pinterest is an extremely effective marketing tool on social media. Additionally, 30% of all US social media users use Pinterest. Pinterest marketing is an excellent way to drive traffic to your blog or website.
But if your Pinterest marketing campaign has become too time consuming, we’ve put together 10 valuable tips that will save you time and enhance your marketing strategy.
1) Follow New Pinners
Use Pinterest search to find pinners that are well suited to your brand and try to follow five new pinners daily. If you’re unsure about following certain pinners, check their profile to be sure.
2) Increase Pin Visibility
When uploading Pinterest images, use vertical images with an image aspect ratio of 2:3 or 1:3.5 to get more visibility on your pins.
3) Comment on Pins
Make a point to comment on pins you find interesting, and if possible, include a link to content that may add support to your comment. But stay clear of making a promotional comment.
4) Pin With iPhone
You can pin from mobile Safari and Chrome with your iPhone. Just enable the share extension for Pinterest. Tap the Share icon then swipe left and tap More in the second row of the share menu. In the Activities menu, turn on Pinterest and hit Done. The Pinterest button will appear when you tap the Share icon. Remember to clear your Pinterest app’s cached data.
5) Embed a “Follow Me on Pinterest” widget on your Blog or Website
Use this link to obtain a widget and corresponding code you can embed on your blog or website.
6) Review Analytics For Creative Pins
To find inspiration for original pins, review Pinterest Analytics to determine which images are getting the most likes and comments. After you have discovered what your best pins are you can utilize what you’ve learned before creating new pins.
7) Use Socialdraft to Schedule Pins to be Published
You can save time for other social media tasks by scheduling images to be pinned on Pinterest during the week and even on weekends with Socialdraft. With Socialdraft you can schedule your pins from anywhere, including your smart phone or tablet.
First, Add Your Pinterest Account to Socialdraft:
1. Click the Pinterest Connect Button (it will be on top of your screen)
2. Agree for Socialdraft to manage your pinterest boards
3. Page will redirect to Socialdraft connection page with your Pinterest boards
Read this Socialdraft tutorial to learn how to schedule your pins.
8) Use Canva to Create Pins
On Canva select the default Pinterest graphics layout and create your design. Canva has pre-designed text options as well as photo layouts and textured backgrounds. All of the editing tools are online.
9) Pin at Optimal Times
By scheduling pins you can reach your audience at the best times. Use Socialdraft to find optimal sharing times, or experiment on your own to find the most most favorable times.
10) Use Pinterest For Product Rating
By posting images of potential new products on Pinterest, you can determine which products receive the most favorable responses. You can even study responses based on geographic location to forecast where and which items will sell.