Pinterest is something people love or they do not use. I don’t really know anyone in the middle. I personally have loved Pinterest from day one. I remember when my non-blogger friends started using Pinterest I found it so strange! Now it’s almost second nature for most people to consult Pinterest before their weddings, decorating their homes, or even trying a new recipe. Today I am sharing 3 ways to step up your Pinterest game so that you can rock it along with your other social media.
Join Group Boards: I am a part of a few Facebook groups dedicated to Pinterest. I highly suggest joining this one which is a great place to be added on to group board. Why are group boards good? Well think of it this way: A group board that has 25 bloggers on it all with different audiences means that if you pin something to a board anyone that follows any of those bloggers will see your pin. This can get you TONS of new followers. Plus there are great boards for anything: Blogging Advice, Fitness, Recipes, Parties, Holidays, etc. Since joining group boards, I have seen my followers increase by over 1,500 in just a few months!
Use a Scheduler: I use both Board Booster and Buffer. Board Booster which I have talked about before is great for scheduling pins at any time of day. They let you make some of your boards secret as well as public (it replicates the boards). Then you pin to your boards and it repins it publicly at the time you designate. This is free up until a certain point. So what has this helped me with? I tend to pin things on Sundays or first thing in the morning. Well not everyone is on Pinterest at 6 AM. So I pin all the things I want to pin and Board Booster repins it at a time later in the day more people are on Pinterest and likely to see the pins. When I started doing this I saw a huge increase in my repins. Another great thing is that Board Booster sends you weekly updates with stats and analytics. I’ve also written about Buffer in detail before on a previous post.
Clean Up Your Profile: There are a lot of elements to this so let me break it down for you. First apply for Pinterest Rich Pins. Just go here! Next, make sure your profile matches your blog (Name, website URL, and the about goes with your blog). Then order your boards in the order you think make the most sense FOR your blog. For me, I have a board I pin every single post to called “From My Blog”, then I have the topics I blog about most: Fitness, Beauty, Blog Advice. Then I have other boards in an order that makes sense for my blog. That is a personal preference. Once that is done every few months I change the cover photo for each board so they all kind of match or flow well together. Again, this is a personal preference but I think it looks better and more professional when people do this. I also think it’s important to use the same profile picture on Pinterest as you do on your other social media accounts. Again a personal preference, but when brands and other bloggers are looking for you they will recognize the picture if it’s similar. So what do doing these things do? As I said they make things look more professional and have a better flow. If your boards are jumbled and don’t make sense people wont want to follow you.
So tell me what are you going to do to step up your Pinterest game?
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