Pinterest pins really last longer than any other social share. Have you ever checked out a referral from your Google analytics to find it was a pin from months ago or even more than a year?
Would that ever happen from a month-old tweet, Instagram post, or even a Facebook post? Learn why you may want to consider using Pinterest to have your social shares last longer online.
Pinterest Pins Last Longer!
Now, higher-quality pins can continue to gain repins and engagement for a year or more, making this social media platform a wise choice for long-term social engagement. A Pinterest pin can lead to a sale right to your online store!
Now, the average quality pin does have a lifetime of approximately four months.
Higher-quality pins can continue to gain repins and engagement for a year or more, making this social media platform a wise choice for long-term social engagement. #Pinterest Click To Tweet
Facebook Posts vs. Pinterest Pins
The average Facebook post lasts up to 3-4 hours. That’s it! Of course, it depends on the algorithm and how many followers or fans you may have at that time. A good rule of thumb is not to post more than a few times a week.
The number one reason people stop following a Facebook page is that they see too many posts from the same page over and over again.
However, you can now use the auto-scheduling right on Facebook with the Creator Studio, The Buffer, or Agorapulse. There are many tools out there for scheduling your social media posts today.The number one reason people stop following a Facebook page is that they see too many posts from the same page over and over again. #socialmediastrategy Click To Tweet
A Tweets LifeCycle
Tweets last for 18 minutes on average according to data from Moz. No wonder we can tweet a lot more vs. post over at Facebook. Just be careful not to tweet too much within 18 minutes. 1x is enough.
Let’s do the math: 1440 minutes per day / 18 minutes = 80 times per day or 3.3 tweets per hour. (That would not count your conversations via Twitter or Re-Tweets.)
However, you can easily tweet a Pinterest pin to gain a little extra along the way for your pin.
Should all small business owners outsource some services? As a small business owner, you are a busy person, and you likely do not have a large staff to help you out. https://t.co/DdSbKLfGmR via @pinterest
— Lisa Sicard 👩💻🙂💭 (@Lisapatb) July 26, 2021
Now the better way is to save the code from Pinterest to tweet or put in a blog post to last longer.
If you prefer Instagram, the posts on that social network can last up to 2 days. What you may do, is share your Instagram posts on Pinterest. This can be done with several tools like IFTTT for example.
Of course, you can always pin right from Instagram too. Be sure to include the link back to your Instagram post.
A great way to extend your Instagram reach!
If you prefer Instagram, the posts on that social network can last up to 2 days. What you may do, is share your Instagram posts to Pinterest. #Instagram #Pinterest Click To Tweet
YouTube Videos vs. Pinterest Pins
YouTube is another network where your video content can last longer than most social network posts. You may get up to 3 weeks’ worth of views.
However, if it goes viral and people engage with you on the video that length will go longer. Make it last even longer by pinning your YouTube videos!
Snapchat and TikTok
Both Snapchat and TikTok posts start to decay immediately unless they go viral. That is one of the reasons I’m not on them. (As well as the very younger audience demographic.)
Remember, we should not be on every social network.
It’s best to pick and choose the ones your audience is on and the ones you can do well with for your business or niche.Both Snapchat and TikTok posts start to decay immediately unless they go viral. #socialmedia Click To Tweet
The Staying Power of Pinterest Pins and How Pinterest Pins Last!
Pinterest Pins can last for months and even years. You can arrange your pinboards to show off an old pin as your cover to get more repins.
Now, when you pin new pins and new visitors come to your pinboard, they can find old pins quickly and easily.
Not so with any other social network! The only thing that lasts longer than a Pinterest pin is a blog post.
You have more control with Pinterest vs. any other social network site. You get to choose where to place your pins. You cannot do that via Twitter or Facebook. They go into an automatic feed that is based on an ever-changing algorithm.
Search Engine Journal recommends being active on Pinterest to pin anywhere from 5-30 pins per day. When I pin about 5 per day I get more repins and some are from months or even a year or older.
Again be careful not to pin them all at once. (You can use Tailwind or another tool to schedule them or directly schedule pins on Pinterest as you watched in the above video.)
If I see a lot from one user that I don’t like I may unfollow them. And remember the Pinterest app for mobile makes it easy, it’s one of the best social media mobile apps out there!The only thing that lasts longer than a Pinterest pin is a blog post. #pinterestpins Click To Tweet
Which Pins Work Best to Last Longer?
Videos are all the rage on most social networks, and it is on Pinterest too. Also, be sure to have your pins in the vertical format – they will generate more views and reach.
You can change your pins for your blog posts often too to give them new life in a video or a rich vertical pin.
What are Rich Pins? Rich Pins contain extra information attached to a pin
Rich Pins work by displaying metadata from marked-up pages on your website. Once you’ve applied for Rich Pins, any content on your site with metadata will turn into a Rich Pin when a user saves it.
These may include product pins, recipe pins, article pins, or app pins.
If you sell online product pins are a must for you!
What are Rich Pins?
The Rich Pin displays more information about your product on Pinterest. This makes your pin stand out and makes your content more appealing to pinners.
For example, A recipe Rich Pin will display the ingredients, cook time, and serving size listed right below the pin itself.
Rich Pins contain extra information attached to a pin. Below is how Pinterest describes a Rich Pin:
“Rich Pins show metadata right on the Pin itself, giving Pinners a richer experience and increasing engagement. Information in a Rich Pin is independent of the Pin description, ensuring that important information is always tied to the Pin. There are 4 types of Rich Pins: app, article, product and recipe Pins.
Rich Pins work by displaying metadata from marked up pages on your website. Once you’ve applied for Rich Pins, any content on your site with metadata will turn into a Rich Pin when a user saves it.”
Rich Pins provide the user with a more actionable and useful pinning experience.
Different Types of Rich Pins
- Article Pins
Article Pins tell users that they’re clicking on a webpage with original content that tells a story. Article Pins include a headline, author, and a story description.
- Product Pins
Product Pins make it easier for users to see more info about the things you sell.
This includes pricing, availability, and location. Product Pins differ from Buyable Pins because they do not let a user buy the product directly from Pinterest.
Product Pins must link to the product landing page on your website.
- Recipe Pins
Recipe Pins show exactly what a recipe entails without leaving Pinterest. Recipe Pins can include title, ingredients, cooking times, serving information, and ratings.
- App Pins
App Pins display an install button so people can download your app without leaving Pinterest. Currently, App Pins are only compatible with iOS.
Boost Your Pinterest Pin with Ads
Did you know Neil Patel recommended Pinterest ads over Facebook ads? He explains you have to spend more on Facebook ads to get a return compared to Pinterest ads.
90% of Pinterest users are planning on making a purchase. The average purchase is $50 which is higher than any other social media platform.
Did you know you can also target those who have visited your website prior? A great way to re-target them is with Pinterest ads.
Need more reasons to pin?
Are you using Pinterest Pins in your marketing plan?
Have you found your pins from long ago still being re-pinned today? I’d love to hear from you about your Pinterest experiences.
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