Making the Most of Your Pins on Pinterest
First, you should be checking your boards for dead links. Since Squidoo , Yahoo Voices, and some other sites have closed, you may have deleted or transferred work that is still pinned with non-existant site link. That can only hurt you. If you are on any group boards for deleted sites you were pinning to, edit the board and leave it. Delete pins to your work or the work of others that are now dead links. You may also want to delete links to pins that lead to Bubblews posts that were ruined by the last update.
The good side to doing this is that as you move your work to other sites or change the URLs on transferred lenses to go to HubPages , you can repin your work . That way people who didn't see your pins the first time may see them when you repin them.
I tend to not get around to pinning until the wee small hours. That's not good. Pinterest moves as fast as Twitter. If somene isn't looking when your pin comes through the feed, they may never notice it. I'm trying to pin today while people may be looking. And I'm pinnng photos from the same posts to mulitple boards at intervals. Example: I post one view of the Model T Pickup from Jack Creek Farms to my Nostalgia board. I little bit later I post another view to my San Luis Obispo County Board. With each of them I change the default description I took the photo to See other views of this pickup at http://www.personapaper.com/article/12883-pumpkins-squash-and-a-model-t-pickup-at-jack-creek-farms (You can't use shortened links on Pinterest.) This makes it easy for someone to get the URL without having to click all the way through.
I posted my puppy from The Gang is Almost All Here to my Our Animal Friends Board. I added the description See the whole animal gang at http://www.personapaper.com/article/12876-the-gang-is-almost-all-here . People are more likely to click through if they know what to expect, and putting the URL right in the description helps them, too.
Do you use the Chrome brower? If you do, there are two tools that will make pinning easier. The first is the Pin It button you can get though Pinterest. To get it, go to the very bottom right corner of the page that has all your boards on it. You will see a plus sign and a question mark. Click the plus sign. From the menu, select the Pin It Button . Scroll through the page until you see what I snipped below.
Install it. It will sit at the top of your Chrome browser and allow you to pin any photo from any page you land on. Very handy.
Another tool I just noticed today makes it very easy to share one of your photos from a post, on Twitter . If you are using HootSuite , and it you have installed the Hootlet on your browser, a photo on a page you visit will have a Pin It symbol you can click on the top left and a Hootlet owl on the top right. If you click Pin It , a pop-up will let you pin to any board you want. If you click the owl, it will set up your tweet to link to both the post and the photo you chose.
So get all the tools and pin away. Let's generate some more traffic.
Pictures are screen shots. Content is original and may not be used without permission, B. Radisavljevic, Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved
Image Credit » I took the screen shot from my Pinterest profile of one of my boards.