Day 17 of 25 days of blog posts celebrating highlights from the year #2018BOTY
I opened a Pinterest Account and did not know what to do with it
I have seen people give raving reviews about Pinterest and decided I was doing something wrong, so I decided to learn about it and give you the low down on all things Pinterest
What is Pinterest?
Pinterest, Inc. is a social media web and mobile application company that operates a software system designed to discover information on the World Wide Web, mainly using images and, on a smaller scale, GIFs and videos.
Allow me to break it down, Pinterest is a visual search engine. Think of it like Google but for images; imagine it as a weird love child of Google and Instagram which not only gives you images but acts as bookmark to where the images can be found.
Now that you know what it is;
How to use Pinterest:
When you save an image to Pinterest its called a Pin
You can save pins for various ideas from recipes, hairstyles, blogposts, wedding decor to practically anything you can find on the internet.
To keep your Pins organized, it is recommended that you create Boards under various themes or categories for example mine look like this.
If you want your account to look a lil extra you can create cover images for your boards that follow a particular theme or colour for that professional feel…..
Bloggers; ensure you have a Pin share button enabled at the bottom of your posts so your articles can be pinned. Pin your posts giving brief descriptions and not forgetting to utilise hashtags for maximum reach
Pinterest is a great place to share your content to an audience who would not primarily be in your regular social media circles but might be searching for something you have written.
For example in the Pinterest search tab; searching Zambezi River God will get you the Nyami Nyami legend and a Pin that leads to a post about the Nyami Nyami Zambezi River God on my site
For those who want to kick it up a gear and have analytics and other extra options to their account; UPGRADE your Pinterest Account to a Business Account (its free!!!!)
…. and then also tinker around with the other options like claiming your websites and social media sites.
I am still learning this Pinterest thing but we can learn together if you have any handy hints and tips on how to win at Pinterest do share. Feel free drop your account in the comments so I can find you and why not follow other bloggers whose Pinterest links appear in comments.
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