Pinterest; Next Step, Create Great Boards.
If you been following this segment of Social Media Focus you know it’s all about Pinterest. Pinterest is so powerful. What you do today can benefit you for years to come. If you do it right. Otherwise you’re spinning your wheels, wasting your time at the very least. You could be damaging your Brand, at worst.
In the first two installments we discussed how to set up your Pinterest account the correct way.
Part One, link above, A Step-by-step. How to set up and brand your account, Rich Pins, Creating the Favicon for Rich Pins, what images will do for your account and how to use ALT tags to your benefit.
Part Two, link above, This post is all about how to create a great Pinterest image. Find out what the most popular Pinterest image ever has that you need to include in your images. And lastly, check out why it’s so important that you utilize Pinterest for your blog and do it the right way.
Part Three, this week; it’s all about the Boards.
1. Why it’s so important to do it right…
If you’re just starting with Pinterest please follow the articles above, do it right. I’m one of the many, who jumped in without making sure I was creating the best account, I have to go back and fix it all. UG! But it’s worth it, truly.
6 Reasons Why Every Blogger Should Be On Pinterest Hayli De Jong
If you post incorrectly on Facebook or Twitter it’s swallowed up in the feed, gone. Poof! To be seen no more. But a Pin on Pinterest has the power to be around forever. FOR-EV-ER. That’s like, a really long time. You can fix your pins on your own site, but once a Pin has been repinned it’s out there.
You can’t fix it. Rebrand it. Make it more professional. Not that Pin. It’s out there, lurking in the background, waiting to pounce at the most inopportune moment. Perhaps a brand is searching Pinterest for bloggers to work with. That’s the moment that horrid looking, blurry, small image is going to pop up.
Or maybe a huge blogger is looking to collaborate on a project or a round-up; something that could send you and your blog hundreds or thousands of pageviews. There it is, that horrid pin. Great representation, huh?
Get it now?
(You can change the photos and descriptions on your Pins, but the one’s that have been Pinned and Repinned, well, those are out of your control.)
Now on to the boards.