Are you under the impression that social media is all about Facebook and Twitter? Well! You are wrong. Pinterest is the latest sensational topic in social media. Initially when Pinterest was launched in 2009, it was confined to a certain class of people. It was made available to the public in 2010. It soon spread like wild fire and gathered a lot of popularity. Recently it was voted as one of the top websites. So what is all this buzz about Pinterest? It is basically a visual social network. While surfing the net, you might chance upon interesting pictures. With Pinterest, you will be able to “pin” those pictures and also categorize them or share them with your friends.
According to a recent survey conducted by shareaholic on the traffic driven by social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook, it has been found out that Pinterest generates the most traffic. This survey is based on the reports of almost 200,000 publishers. If you wish to sign up for Pinterest, you have to register for your account. This is a very good platform to flaunt your skills and interests to the business community. Here is a simple trick to be on the right track. What you need to do is follow what other pinners have done. Simply “re-pin” the same images to your account. There are loads of categories available.
You have to choose your favorite category and pick an image from the same and pin it on the board. People who blog will use these images and this increases traffic to your website. Whenever someone clicks an image, he or she will be driven to the location of the image. That’s how it works. It is possible to understand so much when you know what people pin from your board. To understand this, you need to go to the place where your image is pinned. It will take you to the website which has pinned your image. Further it is also possible to track all the other images that were pinned from that particular website.
Here are a few tips on how bloggers can make use of this media. Pinterest is a wonderful way to generate catchy ideas for blog posts. You will definitely come across a variety of pinboards when you search using a keyword. Surf through the search results and learn about the type of pins that receive a lot of attention.
Try to pin an attractive image along with your blog. While doing so, make sure that you take content from a lot of other places in addition to your own source. That way, people will know that you are not too much into self promotion. There is a possibility that your target audiences are also account holders in Pinterest. Create a good rapport with such people by re-pinning and liking their images. Sometimes, they might reciprocate to your pins in the same way. This in turn will give you more exposure and traffic to your blog might increase.
It may happen that you will find an interesting pin but you may run out of time to comment on it. In such cases, you can pin it to your board and comment on it later. Who knows? It might just be the perfect pin to make you known to the audience.
This is a guest post by Samantha Kirk of mytechhelp.com, a site that offers savings and current information on Remote Tech Support.
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