PINTERESTING YOUR WAY INTO
PINTERESTING YOUR WAY INTO
• Pinterest as the name suggests, is a place
where you get to organize and arrange all the
things that are of your interest. It is similar to a
pin board on the web where you keep putting
your stuff by pinning pictures from
different web sources.
Creating My Account on Pinterest
• Log on to the Pinterest website.
▫ Firstly, you will be required to make an
▫ Then click on the link that the website sends you
in order to create the account.
▫ They will ask your email address and will email
you in order to verify.
How to Use the Categories On
Pinterest provides you with loads of categories,
some of which may easily capture your interest.
▫ You can click on any category you are interested
▫ Then you will have to click ‘Follow People’ on
those people who seem to have the same interests
like you, this feature will help you get to know
How to Create a Board, Pin and Post
Stuff on Pinterest?
When it comes to uploading stuff or pinning your
interests, this can be done a couple of ways:
▫ Click on the “Add +” link on the top right of your
account after logging in.
▫ The above menu will pop up on you screen giving
you the options to add, upload a pin and create a
board. For more details Click Here
Creating Boards on Pinterest
A Pinterest board is similar to a specific folder
for your online collections. You can have as
many boards as you like on your account. A
board helps you to categorize your pins e.g.
favorite recipes, learn online
languages and herbal remedies.
• It has a search bar available on the top of your
page where you can enter any title you like, and
it will show you results with the particular
boards that are similar to your searched title.
Editing Your Pinterest Profile
Pinterest allows you edit your settings whenever
you want to. You can edit your notification
settings, your display picture, your email
address, your password, your information.
Expand Your Pinterest Network by
• Pinterest account can be associated with your
Facebook or Twitter account as well, in this way
your pinterest information and updates can be
shared by you with your friends and followers
on Facebook and Twitter respectively.
INCREASE YOUR PINTEREST FANS BY
PINTERESTING THE SMART WAY
• Pinterest currently is the 3rd largest social
network in the United States, behind Facebook
and Twitter. This makes it an attractive
platform for businesses and marketers. With its
pin-board style of site layout, and a massive
collection of images, Pinterest’s appeal towards
the female gender in particular cannot be
Tips to Increase Pinterest Followers
In this slide, we will consider a few tips that will
help you stand out in the crowd to attract a lot of
new followers. More followers means more
activity (shares, repins, comments) on your
Pinterest profile which eventually leads
to increased sales/leads or generate traffic to
• TIP # 1: Use Popular Pins to Your Advantage :
▫ In order to feature on the popular feed, your pin
needs to have a large amount of likes, comments
and re-pins from users.
• TIP # 2: Keep Pinnnig!
It’s no good if your Pinterest profile
is not updated regularly. No matter
what type of business you run,
Pinterest like any other social
network is all about sharing.
• TIP # 3: Insert a “Follow Us On Pinterest”
Icon/Button On Your Website
▫ Websites must always have links of their social
media page. Visitors browsing through the website
are bound to notice these icons and will join their
preferred choice of social network finding it worth
▫ You have the option to select from 5 different
types of widgets. For more information about
widgets Click Here
TIP # 4: Use The Mention Feature To Engage With
▫ In Pinterest, you can mention other Pinterest
accounts using the @ symbol. When you mention
someone in a comment within a pin, the person is
notified and will definitely have a look at check
what it’s all about.
TIP # 5: Add Other Social Network In Your
▫ By adding your other social network profiles
(Facebook, Twitter), you can try and inter connect
your fan base from these social networks.
Diversifying your social network fan base is never
a bad idea. After all, all of your social networks
need to be updated simultaneously and with a
similar message. So it’s always a nice thing to have
your Pinterest followers join you on Twitter and
Facebook. For more details, Click Here!
• TIP # 6: Connect With Friends from Other
▫ After you have linked your Pinterest account with
your Twitter and Facebook accounts (see Tip # 5
for details), you can use the ‘Find Friends’ feature
to locate and follow your friends from these
TIP # 7: Organize your Pinterest
▫ Go have a look at your Pinterest profile page.
Which boards stand out the most in your opinion?
Is the ordering of the boards according to their
TIP # 8: Make Contributions/Accept
▫ A great way to get noticed in a short span of time on
Pinterest is to find popular boards and post your pins
on them. Try and locate such popular boards using the
‘Popular’ category and establish contact with their
owners. If you’re accepted as a contributor, every Pin
you post on that board will be seen by its vast
(hopefully) amount of followers.
▫ A contributor on Pinterest can post pins to any of the
allowed boards, even if the board is owned by someone
TIP # 9: Follow Other Pinners
▫ Similar to the Twitter Follow/Follow-Back
strategy, you can follow a certain number of
people from your account. The best way is to
search for your target audience’s interests using
the search bar. In the search results, follow both
the users who have pinned relevant posts and the
users who comment on such posts.
TIP # 10: Be Relevant!
▫ A quick way to lose your Pinterest followers is
when a Pinterest account keeps on posting
irrelevant content or even goes down to the level
of spamming other people’s news feeds.
• The above mentioned tips are extremely simple
to follow on a daily basis and are guaranteed to
get you more followers. Do you have any other
tips for Pinterest that you would like to share
with us? Please let us know in the comments
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