Introduction to Pinterest for Placer School for Adults


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Learn how to use Pinterest as an easy tool to promote your business, get better search rankings, and engage your best audience.

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  • Introduction to Pinterest for Placer School for Adults

    1. 1. Introduction to Pinterest for Business Coryon Redd The Accessible Expert at Internet Marketing 530-272-8602 Go to to view this presentation.
    2. 2. 2 • Social Scrapbooking - Allows user to “pin” images, videos and other web content and share on their boards • Pins allow you to create a board based on a topic What is ?
    3. 3. 3 is about Visual Sharing See something you like online – Pin it. Show your personality & your visual sense
    4. 4. 4 Share pins, comment and follow • Step 1 – Sign up • Step 2 – Install bookmarklet in your browser(s) • Step 3 – Setup your profile – Image, verify website, your info • Step 4 – Integrate into Facebook, Twitter, and other social media Get Started with
    5. 5. 5 Board – Group of pins related to a topic Private Board – Board shared by invitation only Pin – Add image or video to a board Pinner – If you do a pin, guess what, you’re a pinner Repin – Find a pin on Pinterest then add to one of your boards Follow – Get a feed of what your favorite people are doing Likes – Liking a pin adds to your “Likes” not your boards Glossary
    6. 6. 6 Pinterest is VERY popular and growing quickly Fastest website to grow to 100 million users • 12 Million Unique Visitors per month • 68% women, higher income, 15.8 minutes per visit • Most people repin and pin – few comment • • Who’s on ?
    7. 7. 7 Pinterest marketing video - Why people like Pinterest – White paper with interviews Why do People like ?
    8. 8. 8 Using bookmarklet – Install in browser as add on or extension Search for things you’re interested in • Create boards for both business and personal • Great way for people to get to know you and what you like Add image caption and comments Follow the boards and the users you like Public boards vs. private boards, sharing boards How to use ?
    9. 9. Set up a business account • Integrate into your website with Follow button • See what other companies have pinned • Ex. for Business
    10. 10. 10 Why Bother? • Is your market on Pinterest? • Review Pinterest demographics Is your Business Engaging? • Can you create good content? • Do you have a good eye for images? Marketing
    11. 11. 11 Do you have a Strategy? • Add Pinterest to your marketing plan • Create an editorial calendar Can Pinterest be an Easy Addition? • It can be simple, but don’t expect much • Be active – Pin, repin, comment What Really Matters on Pinterest? • Show your personality, consider a marketing campaign, networking Strategy
    12. 12. 12 Set goals for contest - Sales, branding, social engagement Set budget and staff time What are you giving away? – It has to be worth winning How long will the contest run? – Shorter is better How will people enter contest? • Comment on your board • Pin an image from your site • Create their own board Track entrys • Use hashtags to track ie.#coryon • Set email notifications to track pins Planning a Contest
    13. 13. 13 Build a graphic and pin it to a Contest board Reward everyone who enters Promote – Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Email, Google+ • Post daily with contest updates Pick a winner – Pick your favorite or Track results – Did you meet your goals? Running a Contest Image source:
    14. 14. 14 How to run a Pinterest contest contest-on-pinterest/ Before running a contest consider the laws of your state: CA Legal Guide How to run a social media contest Very good powerpoint on how to run an online contest online-contest-or-sweepstakes Contest Resources
    15. 15. 15 Case Study from Pinterest Pinterest Contest Case Study contest# Beyond Facebook & Twitter: Case Study Case Studies
    16. 16. 16 Search on Pinterest for your market • Tip – Use Google and limit search to last week or month • Ex. Search for “pinterest ‘keyword’ “ • Use search tools to limit to very recent pages Create a video board – Share resources you like Use #hashtags to track trends and promote your biz Pinterest Analytics - Tricks and Tools
    17. 17. 17 Pinterest References PowerPoint on how to user Pinterest Pinterest as a shopping referral tool tool/ Article about Pinterest marketing with good tips The Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest for SEO Pinterest-SEO.aspx Many resources, tools and articles Pinterest articles from Social Media Examiner Good white paper with interviews of why people like Pinterest