Pinterest’s mega social media sharing platform makes it easy for readers to showcase your content and lead brand new readers to your site. It’s the number one referring site to my blog. Check your analytics and chances are it’s true for you too.
Did you know that growing your Pinterest audience is easy and doesn’t require a huge time commitment? It’s true! In the next three weeks I’ll be sharing 25 tips and tricks to make Pinterest work for you. Dedicate five minutes a day to optimizing your site and brand for Pinterest success and you’re guaranteed to see your follower numbers skyrocket in no time.
Here’s how it works…
I’ll give you a list of Pinterest assignments each week, one per day. I’ll even throw in a bonus for when you’re feeling extra peppy.
Schedule five minutes per day to dedicate to each assignment and checkity check them off your list as you go.
Next weekend, come back for more & be sure to share your Pinterest success stories with us! Great testimonials are awesome motivation for others start rocking their Pinterest accounts too!
Alright, let’s get started! Oh yeah… and please follow me on Pinterest while you’re at it. You saw that coming, right?
This week’s agenda: Make it easy for your readers to follow you on Pinterest.
Your loyal readers want to keep up with all the goodness at your site. They’re happy to share your posts, but they don’t have much time to do it. This week we’ll tweak your site to make it follower-friendly so your readers can find you on Pinterest and start showcasing your work for all the world to see.
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ONE :: Add a Pinterest social media icon to your sidebar or navigation bar.
Make it obvious so that it immediately jumps out at readers. Ditto for a “follow me on Pinterest” button (official Pinterest button link) or plugin. If growing your Pinterest account is a priority, place buttons high on your menu- don’t make readers scroll and scroll to find your links.
TWO :: Make them an offer.
Design a clear and simple call to action. Tell readers what they’ll get by following you.
THREE :: Link in Posts
Insert a link to your Pinterest boards or homepage within your posts- preferably at the climax. The best placement for your links is where the reader is most engaged. They’re with you, loving your content, then BOOM… a link. Perfection.
FOUR :: Add a Pinterest tab to your blog’s Facebook page.
FIVE :: Add follow option to your blog signature.
Be upfront and ask readers to follow you. The crew at I Think We Could be Friends add this line at the end of every post. I love it! Notice how they utilize this space for maximum follows. There’s the “P.S”, attractive images, and the typical icons at the bottom.
SIX :: Add a Pinterest follow link to your e-mail signature.
Branding your site goes beyond your website itself. Your branded images and follow opportunites should be recognizable across all facets- social media, RSS, and e-mail.
SEVEN :: Add your pinboards to your posts and pages.
There’s nothing like a good visual to entice readers to start following your boards. See it in action here. If you’re a foodie blogger, add your tasty looking board within your next recipe post. Pinterest makes it easy for you. Go here. Fill in the links and copy paste that code into your post.
Eight:: Add a Pinterest profile widget at the end of your blog posts or in your footer
BONUS :: Join social blog hops and link up your Pinterest account.
There you have it! This week’s to-do list to multiply your Pinterest audience in ten minutes a day. Be sure to come back next week for more tips to build your Pinterest presence and don’t forget to follow my Grow Your Blog board.
If you have any questions feel free to connect with me!