Call it happenstance or sheer bad luck. Facebook has suddenly become the quintessential hungry bear that wants to eat up all and leave nothing for the shareholders. The recent IPO seems to be the bane of Zuckerberg’s life and what the Winklevoss twins failed to do Google+ and Pinterest together seems to have done.
Pinterest the online picture sharing website, started operations on March of 2010 and in just a couple of years it is become one of the most visited websites. Close to 11 million unique visitors share new photos or curate those posted by people in their ‘following’ list. This along with Google+ is where the juice is flowing these days. The business implication of Pinterest are very good and worthy of being leveraged. We present 5 simple Pinterest tips for the home and small business owner.
1. Learn Curating & Pinning
If the word curate sounds new, you might have been sharing and liking things while the world around you began curating pictures and posts. On Pinterest, the vast majority is sharing and curating images and commenting on them. Pinterest is not an ecommerce platform, but is a great place for businesses fresh out of e-commerce web design agencies.
Curating and pinning on Pinterest is what following and tweeting is to Twitter. Hit the big names that are already on Pinterest and create a pin board of value that will attract other pinners.
2. Pin Everyday
Pinterest has millions of visitors (11 million) posting new pictures every day, so have something new for them when they come visiting. The secret to getting repins is in posting high quality pictures snapped using professional grade equipments. Add to that a catchy headline and you might have a viral pin.
3. Use Every Resource at Hand
The word is ‘plaster-all-over’. We did not invent it, but the process does work. Mention about your pins on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and all that you can think of. Give your stunning pins the publicity it deserves. Write a few words about so that visitors have a fair idea of what to expect on Pinterest.
4. Follow the Simplicity of Pinterest
Why did Pinterest become famous so suddenly? Unlike Facebook, it has a very simple interface and its goals are basic. It was a welcome relief for people annoyed with Facebook’s complexities. Ask any web design agency UK, you will find that simple pins get more repins.
5. Creativity is the Key
Remember that most people on Pinterest are creative types. Insincere efforts will be easily detected. You will have no takers for your pins, and if no one repins them, your toils on Pinterest will be wastage of precious time. Hence be creative and increase your chances of bringing genuine clicks to your website. In the worst case, remember that a web design agency UK is always within your reach.