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Pinterest App Makes It Easy To Pin Than Post At That Other Place

Pinterest App Makes It So Easy To Pin Now!

Many of my readers know how much I love my Droid. Recently I found and downloaded the new Pinterest app for Droid. This Pinterest app makes it so easy to pin away in just seconds.

What could be better than that? And what did I learn since I started? It drove more traffic than that other place.  What are the keys to getting more traffic from your pins?

 

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10 Keys to Gaining Traffic From Pinterest

  1. Engage with other pinners – Don’t just pin and go. Leave some comments and questions on other’s pins.
  2. Keep it interesting. Don’t just have 2 or 3 pinboards. Try to make the titles clever. (I still need to work on that).
  3. User longer images. They get more re-pins. You can read the research from the Social Media Examiner on it.
  4. Pin throughout the day. Don’t just pin in the morning or at night and forget about it. With the Pinterest app you can check in during lunch or on the run and pin away and engage.
  5. Download the Pinterest app today! I’d love to know if you have an iphone and if the app there is just as easy as the Droid.
  6. Find creative graphics and/or photos to pin. Find different types of images so they will stand out.
  7. Spread out your niche. If you are a food blogger don’t just pin food porn. Pin images of kitchens and appliances. You can also pin other things related to food to spice up your pin boards.
  8. Pin valuable information. Some how to pins are very popular. Why not pin the steps of a recipe? Have a board with step by step instructions.
  9. Use PinWords to get more creative with your pins. Upload an image and it gives you options for fonts. It’s easy. The image below was created from it in seconds.
  10. Schedule your pins with Pingraphy.  You can upload them in bulk and schedule throughout the day or week. Sounds like my other favorite app, The Buffer.

 

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What Else is New on Pinterest?

  • Verification – You can now verify  your website on Pinterest. Verification lets your website show prominently on your Pinterest page. It may also help with SEO.
  • Page Rank – Did you know your Pinterest page also has Google page rank? Mine is higher than the website itself. Just what does that mean?
  • Business Accounts – Check out Mayura’s guide to setting up a business account on Pinterest.
  • Secret Boards. This reminds me of Mike Like which I reviewed months ago. I’m not so sure anything is secret on the internet. Do you trust it?
  • Top 50 Sites – Pinterest now ranks in the top 50 websites (in the US) according to Comscore as of September 2012. That is just not for social websites for for ALL websites. Impressive.

Are you finding that Pinterest is driving more traffic to your website or blog than that other big social media website? Have you used the new Pinterest app?

Lisa loves helping others to thrive online through Social Media, Blogging, and SEO. What good is knowledge if you cannot share it with others? She has 30+ years of experience in marketing/advertising with 9 years of experience in content marketing, social media, blogging, and SEO. Check out her latest eBook "How to Tweet and Thrive on Twitter" now on Amazon.

    • You are welcome Mandi, I’ve always looked for new ways to generate traffic to my retail sites and share them here. Sometimes I test via here too. Things change so fast we have to try to keep up with all the technology and websites. Thanks for taking time to comment.

  • Hi Lisa,

    I’l be keeping this post because I need to spend more time interacting with Pinterest! I like the steps you give to make this possible. Sally

    • Sally, I can’t tell you how much a difference it has made. Just spending 5-10 mintutes a day made a huge difference! And had our first sale right from Pinterest.

  • Hi Lisa,
    I do not have more info for Pinterest, I just know it’s also a social network part. I create my account on Pinterest & start using it but unfortunately I didn’t get success to understand Pinterest

  • Hi Lisa,

    It’s been a while since I stopped by – 😳

    Some good stuff here on Pinterest.

    I’m not active on it, but these are great tips on how to really get going with it.

    If I ever do get to pinning, I’ll know where to come for help!

    Thanks!

    ~Christine

    • Thank you Christine, I really had fun working on this post for Pinterest. I had been using it more the past month and it’s amazing how the time spent can pay off. Thanks for coming by again and have a wonderful day.

  • Hi Lisa – this is very interesting. Going to bookmark this one in my ‘practical tips’ folder!

    I love Pinterest but know that I don’t make nearly as much use of it as I should. I have had a bit of traffic from my pins, though I must confess it’s been of the more ‘bouncy’ variety.

    Thanks so much for this helpful info and all the great links – lots and lots of stuff here I didn’t know and need to explore further,

    Sue

    • You are welcome Sue. I find if you use is consistently it will help. It is that way with most of these social sites too. If you only go once a week that won’t cut it. Besides you have to interact too, isn’t that what social is all about? Thanks for coming by and your comment Sue. Much appreciated.

  • Great post, Lisa

    I have to do that verification thing. I haven’t done it yet. I’ve read the great tutorial from Sonia.

    I’ve heard some scary things about Pinterest lately from two sources. It seems that some vicious individuals use gorgeous looking pictures for you to repin and when you do you get a virus (I think that Sonia’s post mentions that too). Wow, that scared me. I use to love to browse for nice pictures and repin them to interact with people, but now I’m scared. Do you have any thoughts on that?

    Thank you for those pointers 🙂

    • I haven’t heard or seen it yet but it wouldn’t surprise me either Sylviane, they are everywhere- those darn hackers. They used to be a lot of them on Twitter so they must have moved on. I did notice a couple of pins I tried to repin but Pinterest said they were spam. Maybe those were it? The complete Norton anti-virus, anti-spam, etc. (The one that covers all 4 is what I use now, no cutting corners on that one) You could just interact with people you know too Sylviane and the blogs you already visited. That would be playing it safer. Even Facebook has the spam – I’ve seen strange postings on someone’s wall and then learn they never did it. Thanks for coming by and mentioning about the virus.

  • I have got to get on the ball with this Lisa… Of course I’m usually on my PC so the apps wouldn’t be any help to me but all the different cool resources they have now to make pinning better, easier and a lot more fun. I did do a little more with my account a couple weeks ago but still haven’t starting using Pinterest like I should. On a steady basis that is.

    Thanks for all this neat scoop. Cool stuff!

    ~Adrienne

    • Hi Adrienne, do you have your Pinterest set up as a business? I do see you have it verified:) (I still can’t believe you don’t have a smartphone.) But you are lucky enough to be working from home, actually I should not say lucky, you very worked hard to accomplish that so you don’t need one. Besides it’s another one of those things that occasionally doesn’t work and when that happens it adds stress to anyone’s day 🙂 Thanks for commenting and the nice mention today too.

      • Yes I do, I did that a couple weeks ago.

        I know, I’m nuts right! Girl, I’m missing out on so many cool things but dang.. I’m working on the computer all day long on my PC so why get the rest of that stuff. You’re right, it would just drive me nuts when it’s not working.

        My pleasure and again, loved your post. Heck, I love them all.

        • Thanks Adrienne. Yes, I feel the tension when mine runs out of power, etc. It’s a like a dishwasher, you don’t need one until you’ve had one. Then you can’t live without them 🙂

  • Lisa,

    very timely post about pinterest. O was never able to integrate it fully with my social media. But after reading your post it will be much easier.

    I appreciate you sharing the information about setting business accounts and secret boards. I lot to learn. )

    • I’m glad Margarita that it was helpful for you. I really enjoy Pinterest and it works well with Twitter and Facebook as long as you don’t overdue it. I prefer to do things differently with each and sometimes integrate here and there.

  • I haven’t been using Pinterest much lately, and the reason is probably because I haven’t received much traffic from it. Now, I’m using Instagram more. It’s not for traffic, more for testing purposes. I haven’t tried the app, maybe I’ll give it a shot to see if it will make Pinterest a better experience for me 🙂

    Thanks for sharing Lisa.

    • Hi Jens, I like Instagram too. More for personal use or my photo blog but it’s easy and fun. If you stay consistent for a month or so with Pinterest you should notice a little uptick or even more. Love to know how you make out with it.

  • Hi Lisa, I have the same app but I also have one the just shows a single row of pictures. I like that one more because I can like a picture without clicking on it. How did you get the mobile screen shot? Every app I downloaded for screenshots hasn’t worked. I have the Galaxy S III

    I need to start getting more done on Pinterest. I haven’t even converted to the business page yet. Most of my Pinterest time is on my phone and we’re crazy busy at work so it’s killing my fun phone time.

    • LOL Brian, I know what you mean. My lunch hour is the perfect time for me with the app. To take a picture with my HTC Droid I held down the start and home button for about 3-5 seconds. I read others that said the Start and low volume button together. I kept Googling it until I finally figured it out. It’s not easy, takes practice too! I most have spend almost an hour to get that one right for this post. Thanks for coming by and commenting Brian.

  • Great shot, I’m very appreciate your tips, Thanks for sharing this post. Thanks for sharing this great article.

  • I love pinterest. I am getting more traffic from there too. I love pinterest because you can find a wealth of information. It’s like my bedtime story I check it on my droid before I go to bed everything to see whats new.

  • Hi Lisa

    At times I get confused that how much time should I spend on which social media website.Your post s really inspiring me to be more active on pInterest. I think it is going to create another social media wave. I am now going to your reference links as well.

    Thanks
    Sapna

    • Sapna, that is not hard to be confused by. You must stay engaged on a few for several months before making decision to drop or not. I no longer do Digg since they changed. And I’m spending less time on StumbleUpon. I used that time instead for Pinterest. Glad I could inspire you!

  • Hi Lisa!

    Wow Pinterest sure has changed! I had deleted my account several months ago because I just had to shave down some social sites I’ve been on. As I get busier, I cannot keep up with each one. But this caught my attention because Pinterest is now changing ….Hmmmm After reading this, I may jump back in in 2013.

    Thanks
    Donna

    • Oh no, you didn’t Donna? I do understand that need. I don’t visit StumbleUpon as much as I used to. I should make a list for 2013 on which ones to drop and which to stay with 🙂

  • Hi Lisa,
    Yes you are correct that Pinterest is the third most popular social networking sites among people. Due to the availability of pins, it has been highly popular among women. I like the ‘pin’ concept. Truly unique and interesting too. I like the tips that you have shared. Well, Pinterest has the capability of getting the highest traffic. Only it needs to be optimized properly. Apart from this, I think longer images such as info-graph draws more traffic to your Pinterest site. Thanks for the share!! 😀

  • Hi Lisa:

    I didn’t know about google pagerank for pinterest pages. Very interesting. I wonder how that factors into things …

    I just verified my pinterest account and I am wondering if that makes any difference in the bigger picture too.

    Thanks!
    Kevin

    • Yes, I was surprised too Kevin. Time will tell I think. I did read in several places it should help with SEO. We’ll see in a few months I bet. Thanks for coming by and commenting Kevin.

  • Hi Lisa

    I opened a Pinterest account a while back but haven’t done much with it I’m afraid!

    I was a little bit concerned about their terms of service stating that you couldn’t use the site for commercial purposes. However now you can transfer your account to a business account then it’s fine. I did that last week but still haven’t done anything else with Pinterest!

    Thanks for the tips. I’ll definitely be referring back to these in the future.

    Tim

    • Oh no Tim! You can catch up. How did you do that transfer? (I’m not sure mine is set up right yet with the retail one since I signed up before business account was available.) Thanks for coming by and commenting too.

      • Hi Lisa

        It was reasonably easy to do the transfer.

        If you go to Pinterest Business Account, you can click on the button Convert Existing Account and follow the instructions.

        I can’t see them any more as I’ve now transferred my account but I seem to remember I had to load a small html file to my website to confirm ownership. Other than that it was very straightforward.

        • Hi Tim, yes I finally did it, and you are absolutely right, it was easy once you knew where to go. I guess all those functions are in the top right hand corner of a website, right? Yes, the confirmation pretty easy from Sonia’s blog but you have to get into the c-panel. I’m getting better at that, not my favorite place to go but if we are to continue blogging we must, right? Thanks Tim!

  • Great post! I haven’t used Pin Interest much and usually get into trouble signing in on my iPhone (I can never remember my password). Now that I can take great pictures on my phone, I’d like to use it more.

    Thanks for the great tips. I’ve got to revisit your post on social media organizing platforms. I really need that!

    • Thanks Lauren. My phone keeps the password on so I don’t have to worry unless I log out to use my other accounts. I hope the tips will help you Lauren. Thanks for coming by and commenting.

      • Lisa,

        When I’m in Twitter and click on a link for Facebook, FB asks me to sign in unless I’m already using the FB app. It’s a huge PITA because I can never remember my passwords.

        • Oh yes, that can be an issue Lauren. I’m always password fatigued! I do not like when others share FB on Twitter. Pinterest is okay because you can usually view it if you are logged in or not there.

  • Great post! I have the app on my android HTC EVO and use it sometimes. I’m trying to use Pinterest more, it’s just finding time. Maybe breaking away from twitter for a bit to do it. :mrgreen: Maybe once I start interacting a bit more it may drive some traffic to my blogs. That will definitely be something to check out. Thanks for the info Lisa!

    • Hi Brenda, thanks. I just started using the app about a week ago for one of my business accounts but I can always log out and go back into any of the 3 Pinterest accounts I have. I don’t find it takes too much time – I leave Facebook for it, not Twitter. It really drove traffic to my retail sites this past week. It’s interesting to look at the stats after you use it daily. I hope it brings more traffic for yours too. Dog photos are always a hit there 🙂

      • Very cool! I think it’s great that helps business, especially your site. :mrgreen: Leaving fb is big plus in my books!

  • Hi Lisa,

    lol 😀 You love your Droid? I think more than that…

    This is really informative Lisa 🙂

    Well, I’ve been using Pinterest on my mobile though I’m not much using it 🙂 I really like the way it works than website itself though. Very handy 😉

    I’m guilty that I”m not on Pinterest much dear 🙂 I love finding Infographics with bunch of information and cute images over there. I recently got to know that Pinterest is more about re-pinning stuff rather than pinning new.

    I love tips #2, #4 and #7. Thanks for opening my eyes Lisa 🙂 I need to try ’em from now. Really love the way you listed ’em 😉 Simple and easy…

    Well after all we need to attribute original source and lately I’ve seen people pinning same images with a little change 🙂 I think there will be more copyright issues as businesses getting on it.

    Thank for mentioning my post too Lisa 🙂 Really appreciate it dear…

    Have a Pinteresting Week 😉

    Cheers…

    • Thanks Mayura, I did learn a few things too as I was working on it. I always try to keep it simple here. I don’t like going to read up on things at other places and not being able to follow along. So I try my best to keep it simple for others. Of course I had to mention your latest finding too. I like to give credit where it’s due 🙂 Thanks for coming by and commenting today too.

  • Informative post Lisa!

    Wow! That’s a lot of information on Pinterest, and yes, I just read Mayura’s post yesterday about the business accounts we can make on it too. Pinwords is something new for me, but when we add text to images that aren’t actually ours, I hope we aren’t going to have any copyright issues? It seems like a good idea, but just want to be sure before going ahead with it. 🙂

    Loved the ways to gain traffic from Pinterest – reminder for me to head right over there as well.

    Thanks for sharing all these with us. 🙂

    • Thanks Harleena, this one took me quite some time, between learning how to get image from my phone to learning a few new things and then of course I had to get my own site verified too. If you are concerned just like the images and not pin them 🙂 You’ll know which are okay if you click twice on them and see the original source too. Hope you will see more traffic as well Harleena.

    • Hi Donna, I really picked up a bit on it the past few weeks. I wanted to see if I stayed consistent if it would pan out. It has – I guess it’s that way with most things, right?

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