I learned more about Pinterest at BlogHer than maybe any other social media site. I want to share all of it with you!! My number one traffic source is Pinterest, and it’s also pretty much amazing, so I’m kind of obsessed with it.
Follow these Steps to Step Up Your Pinterest Game!
1. Get Verified on Pinterest
I’ve wanted to do this since I first found out it could be done, but I wasn’t able to figure out how to do it. This time, I was even more determined than ever. I tried doing what they asked me to do. I tried every possible way, and I still couldn’t get it. Finally I realized there could be an answer if I just searched the WordPress Plugins. SURE ENOUGH! Get the Plug In, Pinterest Verify Meta Tag. The easiest answer was right there all along. After getting the Plug In, simply follow the instructions on Pinterest at www.business.pinterest.com/verify.
See the circle after my URL with the check mark? That means I’m verified. Pinterest won’t show you a pop up that says “Congrats! Your site has been verified” or anything like that so you just have to notice that little symbol showing up.
2. Pinterest Analytics
After you become a business on Pinterest, you’ll have access to their analytics. Yay! business.pinterest.com/analytics.
(You’ll need to verify your account before you can have access to the analytics / be a business account.)
Once you’re a business, click on your name at the upper right hand corner and go down to to analytics. It actually took me a while to figure that out so that’s why I wanted to explain.
I found a really in-depth tutorial on both steps one and two here at The Social Craft.com. She goes through and shows how to CONVERT your personal pinterest account to a business account instead of starting all over.
3. Make All of Your Posts Pin-nable!
I fixed my Sharebar Plug In to make it easy for anyone to share my posts on their social media networks. BUT I found another awesome Plug In!
JQuery Pin It Button for Images
It creates a Pin It Button on the corner of every image on your blog when someone hovers over the image. I love it!!
4. Rearrange Your Boards / Pins
Did you know you can rearrange your boards?? I didn’t! I guess it should have been obvious, but you can click and drag your boards to different places on that screen. I organized them and put my most popular / used boards at the top.
I also learned that you should change up the cover photos for each of your boards every once in a while. Make it more exciting.
This was a lot of fun, but it took a while since I have so many boards.
5. Try Some of these Other Random Tips:
* If you hit on something big, build on it!
* Use your secret boards to collaborate with others and fill with ideas!
* Do Giveaways
* Cross Promote others.
* Set a schedule.
* Think about pin placement.
* If you need it, get help.
Good luck and comment below to share YOUR Pinterest tips!!
Check out my other BlogHer posts:
BlogHer Post #1: Hello and Welcome
BlogHer Post #2: To Do List
BlogHer Post #3: The Three Things I Loved about BlogHer13
BlogHer Post #4: Improving on Instagram
BlogHer Post #5: Improving my Facebook Fan Page Reach