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Welcome to the Workshop!
Today’s Instructor is
Kelli Claypool, CEO & President of
Small Business and Learning Institute
So glad that YOU are here!
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Top 10 Reasons to Use Pinterest for
Business
• Graphics-based Social Media Site
• 70% of its users are female
• Photos are easily shared
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Why Pinterest?
• If your audience is predominantly female and
anywhere from twenty-five to fifty-five, Pinterest
ought to be one of your foremost social
networking strategies
• Pinterest is also a social network for those who
are visual learners, so if your target market is
both female and visual in expression, you can’t
afford to ignore it.
• Photos are easily shared
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Top 10 Reasons to Use Pinterest for
Business
1. It Enables You to Become a Trusted Resource
When you post photos on your website or blog and invite people to
“Pin” your photos by installing and displaying a “Pin it” button, you
are helping them solve a problem.
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Top 10 Reasons to Use Pinterest for
Business
2. Offers the Ability to Command the Power of
Images – and Words
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Top 10 Reasons to Use Pinterest for
Business
3. You Will Have Access to a Variety of Pinterest
Resources
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Top 10 Reasons to Use Pinterest for
Business
4. Allows You to Easily Create and Share
Infographics
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Top 10 Reasons to Use Pinterest for
Business
• Infographics Best Five Practices:
• Start with relevant, accurate information your audience
will rush to grab
• Prioritize your information. Show the most important
data above the fold or in the center of your infographic
• Use a Template, until you’ve got the hang of creating
them
• Eliminate visual and mental clutter. Exclude any
information not absolutely necessary.
• Be imaginative – but above all, be clear!
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Top 10 Reasons to Use Pinterest for
Business
5. Offers the Ability to Connect Pinterest to
your Facebook Page
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Top 10 Reasons to Use Pinterest for
Business
6. Ability to Pin Related Content from Other
Pinners to Your Board
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Top 10 Reasons to Use Pinterest for
Business
7. You Can Present and Share Video on
Pinterest
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Top 10 Reasons to Use Pinterest for
Business
8. You Can Create Highly Targeted Marketing
Opportunities
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Top 10 Reasons to Use Pinterest for
Business
9. Pinterest Offers the Opportunity to Sell
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Top 10 Reasons to Use Pinterest for
Business
10. Offers the Ability to Get Your Content
Shared by Bloggers
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The Power of Pinterest
• Facebook uses photos to show ads or
Sponsored Stories
• Facebook weighs Pinterest posts the
same as photos
• Clicking on Pinterest post in Facebook
brings reader to Pinterest board
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The Power of Pinterest
• Readers share Pinterest photos within
Facebook or from Pinterest board
• Twitter & Google love Pinterest photos
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The Power of Pinterest
• Google weighs Pinterest heavily
• Having a Pinterest profile improves search
engine rankings for your name
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Setting Up a Profile on Pinterest
www.Pinterest.com
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Start Pinning
• Sign up process is easy
• Select a few people relevant to your
business to follow
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Start Pinning
• Create 5 pinboards relevant to your
niche
• Don’t outwardly market anything
• Photos should be: eye-catching,
gorgeous, emotional, or uplifiting
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Start Pinning
• Share your pins on Facebook & Twitter
• Like, Re-pin & Comment on other
people’s boards
• These people should be relevant to your
niche
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Let People Connect With You
• Get “Follow Me on Pinterest” buttons from
the Goodies page
(www.Pinterest.com/about/goodies)
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Let People Connect With You
• Embed your pins on your website
• Embed friends’ pins on your website
• Use the “Add +” button to add friends’
pins to your boards
• Install the “Pin It” button on site to
encourage readers to pin your photos
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Pinterest Mistakes
• Self-promoting
• Posting negative or aggressive images
• Not crediting your sources
• Lifting content from sites not using
Pinterest
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Pinterest Mistakes
• Sharing copyrighted images
• Losing your focus
• Not using keywords in board names &
categories
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Make It Mobile
• See Goodies page for using mobile app
• Tell other social media followers about
this iPhone app
• Experts say Pinterest is better suited to
mobile use than Facebook
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Make It Mobile
• Pinterest offers:
– Mobile version of the site
– Content aggregation
– Strong mobile plan
– Mobile marketing category
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Great Pinboard Example
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Great Pinboard Example
• Choose pinboard title using keywords
• Pin photos of ebooks or products useful
to your niche
• Use bit.ly links for easy download
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Driving Readers to Your Sites
• Site should deliver exactly what pin
promises
• Site should deliver high value
• Put a “follow me on pinterest” button on
your site
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Putting Pinterest to Use
• Plan a Pinterest marketing strategy
• Search Pinterest to see what fellow
pinners are doing
• Read Pinterest guidelines for rules
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Pinterest Suggestions
• Create themed group board for your
niche
• Pin client images
• Create group scavenger hunt of pins
• Host a Pinboard tour
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Pinterest Suggestions
• Throw a Pinterest party
• Monthly pinboard contest
• Use large infographic text
• Let your personality shine
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Pinterest Suggestions
• Focus on lifestyle, not product
• Include keywords in Pinboard
descriptions
– These suggestions courtesy of Edleman Digital’s “Digital
Sharing: Infographics” pinboard
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Linking Pinterest to
Facebook Timelines
1.
2.
3.
4.
Login to Pinterest
Click username in right corner
Click “edit profile” button
Scroll to Facebook section & turn slider
to “on” position
5. Select friends to share pins
6. Click “save profile” button
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Create a Pinterest FAQ Page
• Offer tips, tricks & how-to info
– Might vault you in the Google rankings
• Take a screenshot of your page & upload
to it’s own pinboard
• Invite others to add their own “Pinterest
FAQ” pins
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Enable Email Settings
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Login to Pinterest
Click on profile photo
Click “Change Email Settings” button
Select options
Specify who can see your email and/or
contact you
6. Enable Pinterest “news” emails
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More Pinterest Tips
1. Make full use of board descriptions
– 500 characters
– Use best keywords
– Attract viewers’ attention
2. Rearranging Pinboards
– Biggest photo will become “cover”
– Limit to 5 photos if you want all to be
visible
– Last photo will always appear in left
position
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More Pinterest Tips
3. Tag pins to specific Pinterest users
– Use the @ sign in front of Pinterest
username
4. Use hashtags
– Put them in descriptions
– These are different from Twitter hastags
– Pinterest hashtags are similar to keyword
assistance
– Hashtags are clickable
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More Pinterest Tips
5. Focus on customers & clients
– What are their dreams, interests, goals,
values, ideals, truths, lifestyles
– Make product photos relevant to your
intended viewer
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More Pinterest Tips
6. Pinterest Search
– Search by pins, boards or people
7. Affiliate Marketing & Pinterest
– You can add prices to products
– You can send people to landing pages
– You can NOT post affiliate links to large
online retailers, such as Amazon
– Pinterest inserts their own affiliate links
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More Pinterest Tips
8. Report Pinterest bugs or problems
– [email protected][email protected][email protected]
9. Don’t overcomplicate it!
10. Spend 10 minutes every day growing
your following
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