Friday, March 6, 2015

Yes! Pinterest CAN Help Your Blog! Read On for More Tips and Tricks!

Hello Friends!  

Cara here from Creative Playground
and I'm so happy to be with you today!

Us Ladies from the Primary Pack really strive to provide our readers with useful information that will assist you in your classroom, home, and in your personal life!  If you're a new visitor or a seasoned follower, I urge you to please take a look in our post history to find many, many useful and helpful posts that you can use today!  

Today will be no exception, I promise!  I'm sure you are all using Pinterest in some shape or form... You may have some boards for your personal use:  boards about your favorite dinners and cleaning tricks.  You may also have a Pinterest account for your business, like How to Boost Sales for example.  But today, I'd like to share some vital information about Pinterest and your Blog.

Yes!  Pinterest can help your Blog!

The following 10 tips are ones that will help you to help your blog.  So make sure to mark this post, or better yet, PIN this post to keep these tricks at your fingertips!  

Let's get this Pinterest Party started!

 Make sure your boards (both personal and business related) are relevant.  Get rid of boards that make no sense or are just willy-nilly pins.  If you want to keep those pins, make them a SECRET board.  Then only you have access to them!

 When you go to search for something on the Internet, how many of you use Pinterest as a search location?  If you're like me, you probably do!  When naming your pins, think of the search terms you or others might use to find your type of pin.  Name it that!

 You know that extra space that Pinterest gives you under the Title of your pin?  USE IT!  Try your best to include as many searchable terms and keywords as possible.  This is your big shot to lure others to your blog, which is what you want to do!  Also, make sure to add the link to your blog in this space.  You never know if your pin will end up at your blog, so give your readers the link to it just in case.

 Pin from your Blog Post, not your home page.  This makes readers upset that they'll have to travel all over your blog to find the information they're looking for!

Make sure your boards are categorized!  Try to put pins together that others will be able to search through easily.  If you don't want to change your pins or have those you want just for personal use, make them SECRET boards like mentioned above.

 Pay attention to topics that are trendy, or popular for the time!  If it is Spring, try to feature your Spring pins, not Winter ones.  If you're unsure of what is trendy at the time, check out Google and type in trends... It will tell you what's hot and what's not for that time period.

 Your blog MUST have Pin It Buttons!  Yes, it MUST!  If you don't have them, go back to your Blog Designer and ask her to add them to your blog.  Your readers need to be able to pin straight from your blog.  Without those buttons, it just makes it harder for them to do so.

 This is a no-no!  Don't place a pin on your boards and have it intentionally not lead to your post that you have it on.  Doing this will only make your readers upset, which you don't want to do.  We want happy readers!

 Before pinning an image from another location, make sure it leads somewhere!  These types of Blind Pins will also make a reader uneasy about you or your boards.  We want our readers to be confident about what your providing.  So make sure your pins aren't done blindly.

This is a topic many have for discussion...  Should you have a separate account for your business and personal boards?  NO!  It will just cause more confusion for you.  Also, you want to make that personal connection with your readers!  So let them in on what interests you (via your boards) so they know you're a real person just like them.  Make that connection!

I hope you were able to find some of these tips helpful for you and your Blog.  If you have any other tips for everyone out there, please leave them in the comments below!  We'd love to hear what works for you!

Until Next Time My Friends,

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