Pin It On Saturdays – The Pinterest Day
A reader the other day asked about Pinterest. Lauren from ThinkSpin wanted to learn more how to use Pinterest. I started to use it more myself the past few months and decided to really spend some time on Saturday there. Saturdays is known to be the day to pin it over at Pinterest. It’s when people have more time to be online leisurely whether looking for new recipes or new do it yourself home projects. Pinterest is great for that and more! You can see the stats below on the side here that I opened up early Sunday morning. There was quite some activity going on from it. I also increased followers by 7 in just the 10 hour time span I had spent – a few minutes here, a few minutes there. Of course having the mobile app on the run was great as I spent some time at my parents place.
Why Pin It Saturdays?
Value – Did you know that a Pinterest Pin is now worth more than a Facebook Like? I had seen this from the retail sites I had worked on. Pinterest was not only bringing more visits but it made actual sales for the website. Since I no longer work on that website I know am spending more time on my own Pinterest for this blog. It will be interesting to see how the growth will continue to climb in the coming weeks.
Research = The research shows an increase of volume on Pinterest for Saturdays.
Time – You have to spend some time with Pinterest – but not really a lot of time. That’s another beauty of using this social network.
Topics – The best topics include:
- Do It Yourself Projects
Does that mean your niche will not do well? Not necessarily. Be creative, quotes can be used for almost any niche.
More Ways to Pin It Effectively and Pin It Right
Be There – Use it daily, just 5 minutes a day can make a difference! The Pinterest mobile app is a great and easy way to pin it on the go.
Follow Others – Did you know you can now see your Twitter Followers on Pinterest? It used to be just Facebook but now they show your Twitter friends as well. If some pins drive you nuts you can unfollow the boards with them. I do that fairly often. Things of no interest I stop following. Or if someone pins 10-20+ pins in a matter of minutes and they look spammy, I unfollow as well.
Like Pin Others Pins – People are more likely to share your pins if you like, share or comment on their pins. Just remember though – be REAL. Don’t like for the sake of liking a pin!
Other Times To Pin – 9 pm in the evening is another popular time to be pinning over at Pinterest. So spend a few nights a week around 9 and various times on Saturday to see your Pinterest network grow. Check out more great stats on Pinterest via Search Engine Journal. If you haven’t been using Pinterest their stats may make you think again.
The Right Size Images – Pinterest is visual. Check out the correct sizes via Ashley’s social media ultimate image size guide. 192 x 600 scaled are recommended for the best effect. Did you also know red, orange and brown pins get more repins?
TailWind App – This used to be PinReach – where you got your Pinterest scores. They are now called TailWind. You can have your Pinterest activity analyzed there now. This will help you know what to pin and when to pin. To learn more check out Ms. Ileane’s Video below along with stats from Google Analytics.
See why you should pin it today and how the TailwindApp can help you? You can use their FREE app for some basic info or upgrade to their Pro account from $29 to $99 per month. You can also use PinWoot for scheduling your pins. You have to earn seeds by liking others to get points to schedule your pins at no cost or you may purchase seeds. (Similar to Twiends for Twitter).
Engage and Have Fun As You Pin It!
Don’t forgot to have fun along the way. The more you enjoy Pinterest the more time you will spend and see the benefits along with the fun. It’s about being visual, engagement, and sharing along the way. No one likes someone who only pins their own stuff.
Do you plan on pinning it more in 2014?
Have you had success with this visual social network?
Check out the SlideShare on Pin It Saturdays Tidbits
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