Pinterest 101 Building Your First Pinterest Board From Scratch

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Ready to get started with Pinterest but not sure where to begin? This short tutorial will show you how to start and optimize your first Pinterest board. Now go forth and let the Pins begin!

Ready to get started with Pinterest but not sure where to begin? This short tutorial will show you how to start and optimize your first Pinterest board. Now go forth and let the Pins begin!

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  • 1. Building Your First Pinterest Board from Scratch By Ms. Ileane BasicBlogTips.com © Ileane Smith 2014
  • 2. Five Things to Consider Before Creating a Pinterest Board Getting  started  with  Pinterest  can  be  a  lot  of  fun,  but  once  you  get  started  you’ll  find   that it can send some serious traffic back to your blog. Follow these practical tips for creating a winning Pinterest strategy that will grow your following and send valuable traffic that converts. Creating your own board is an awesome way to start. Here are: © Ileane Smith 2014
  • 3. 1) Add Your Board Description Decide on a goal for your board and use your main keywords in the description. Optimize your  board’s  description   with compelling copy so it can be found in search. Set an expectation and let people  know  what  they’ll   find on your board. Invite them to follow you and your board. © Ileane Smith 2014
  • 4. 2) Choose a Group Board or Solo Board Group boards can gain traction quickly and help grow your fan base, but  it’s  ok  to  make  the  board  a  solo  effort  if  you  want.  The  beauty  of   this is you can always make one of each. Group Board Solo Board © Ileane Smith 2014
  • 5. 3) Chose a Cover Image for Your Board Put your best foot forward! You might want to design a custom image to serve as  your  board  cover  and  I’ve  even  seen   some people use similar images for all of their boards. I tend to shy away from doing this because it starts to look boring and people come to Pinterest to find images that are visually stimulating -- not uniform. Either way, be sure to use an attractive image for your board cover. Pick one that’s  inviting,  speaks  to  theme of the board. © Ileane Smith 2014
  • 6. 4) Decide if Your Board Will be Secret or Public I like to start off by making the board secret until I have at least 10 - 20 pins on the board. Start off by pinning other  people’s  content.  Keep  in  mind   you  can’t  move  things  around  on  the   board,  so  don’t  put  too many of your own images at the bottom. Pin one or two of your own at the top before you make the board public. This is also a good time to invite your friends if you decide to make a group board. You can make a secret board public at any time but once you make it public,  you  can’t  go  back! © Ileane Smith 2014
  • 7. 5) Get RePins Find the best times to pin using TailWindApp. Create a secret board to save pins so that you can pin  them  when  you’re  more  likely  to  get  repins. © Ileane Smith 2014
  • 8. Sign Up for more Pinterest tips! © Ileane Smith 2014