Today is a post from guest blogger Sam Mauzy
competition. This is a site that allows users to post items. It is very similar to an office bulletin board, and users pin items to the site. Pinterest is most common among young women in the 25 to 34 age range. Originally, Pinterest was not made for a business tool, but it offers a variety of benefits to any firm. Plenty of retailers and merchants have set up shop, and here are five ways that businesses can utilize Pinterest.
1. Do Pinterest and your brand match?
Pinterest relies on visual images, and most experts recommend that a Pinterest campaign is ideal for firms that have great looking products. If a business does not have an aesthetically pleasing product, then they may want to reconsider using this site. However, there are still plenty of ways to make anything visually pleasing, and using background is one way to ensure a great image on Pinterest. Many businesses are currently seeing more hits coming from Pinterest than other social media sites, and this situation is increasing on a daily basis. Advertising budgets will also affect any marketing campaign, and a business needs to be sure that they have ample resources to devote some time to Pinterest.
2. Get Pinning.
After an invitation has been had, businesses should be sure to add a pin it button to their landing pages. This lets customers know that they can pin products on the site. Follow buttons can also be added and these can be put right next to all of a company’s social media friends and followers. Last, a button needs to be installed on your browser, or on the browser of the person in charge of the Pinterest campaign. The Pinterest buttons are easy to find and install.
3. Know your customers and create boards for them.
Getting to know clients is essential, and this can serve more than just Pinterest. Creating boards that fit in with the lifestyle choices of your customers is one of the best ways to add to the excitement of your brand. These pages foster the personal relationship that is the hallmark of a successful brand in today’s world. Boards are also a great way to tell a story about the personality of your product. Creating content that is just for Pinterest ensures that businesses give visitors something that is different from the other social media sites.
4. Categorize your board.
Creating a category for each board allows more visitors and potential customers to see your pins. Getting these potential followers is essential to making the most of a Pinterest advertising campaign. It is also important to consider posting items in multiple areas. For example, there is a category called wedding and events that is perfect for florists and caterers. This is just one of the categories that can be used to generate a buzz and improve social media followers.
Pinterest is the new darling of social media sites, and there are a few tips that enable businesses to make the most of this advertising opportunity. Making the most out of this site calls for a few considerations, and any business can create their own site that allows visitors to follow their goods and pin products to a virtual bulletin board that can be seen by millions of consumers around the world.
Sam is a blogger with a marketing background. He also has experience working with a company that helps clients with refinance mortgage leads.
- “Pinterest Traffic Tips to Drive Web Users to Your Website,” from DigitalMarketer.com (prweb.com)
- Driving Sales & Traffic Through Pinterest: Two Case Studies (ereleases.com)
- Pinterest for SEO (epiphanysearch.co.uk)
Sandy Miller has been helping clients with marketing and advertising projects for over 15 years. In that time I have seen lots of changes but nothing as exciting as the introduction of social media.