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Ultimate Marketing Tips to Promote Your Brand with Pinterest
With 80 million active users and an audience base that is swelling by the day, Pinterest easily ranks among the most popular social networks around today. It’s rising in both numbers and significance at the same time which has made it a viable platform for brands to leverage and capitalize upon. Pinterest is now considered a potent option to boost the visibility, enhance sales and realize the objectives of the business. We have created an interesting infographic on how to leverage Pinterest for eCommerce and SEO.
So, your business is losing out on a massive opportunity if it’s not on Pinterest yet. Besides, you are losing out on a truly eclectic audience comprising largely of bloggers, brands and businesses from different fields. With an effective marketing strategy, you can tap into the ever-expanding potential of Pinterest as well as promote your brand and grow your business to great advantage. The marketing tips you follow for Pinterest should definitely consider some of these factors, including:
Get as Many Charming Pictures as Possible
The pin will fail to make heads turn if it does not have a charming picture. If the picture is dull and uninviting, chances of people clicking on it or reading the description remain dim. The mantra should be to catch one’s attention using as much of an appealing picture as possible.
Avoid your Pins from Turning Really Long
Being short, succinct and to-the-point is the way to have the pin gain re-pins. Your pins should not be long; drawn-out and long-winded pins will take you nowhere. Never look to cross the maximum character limit. Take care to be precise. In addition, be careful with the pin description and keep the length close to that of a tweet or just marginally beyond.
Include Keywords and Hashtags in your Pin Description
You have to keep in mind the Pinterest search engine to boost your exposure and ranking. It means your motive is to make your content go viral. So, write a description and optimize it using keywords and/or hashtags. It’d be great if you also include a call-to-action as all these elements help users identify with your brand faster.
Pin More often than You Do
More pins mean more benefits! You have to understand this and should start pinning more often. Pining once or twice a day is not enough and in order to enhance customer engagement, make sure to pin no less than 10 pins per day. Brands have measured benefits in cases where they raised the number of pins.
Space out Your Pins
Pinning more often is indeed a winning strategy yet it also calls for some caution. Make sure to avoid flooding your users with pin after pin without giving them a chance to first grasp the core message. Rather, space out the pins and schedule them to reach users over time, in a gradual and systematic manner.
A Pin with Multiple Images
Many marketers still hesitate to add more than one image with their pins. They should rather shun the apprehension and add more images with a pin. In fact, the level of engagement goes up when a pin has more than one image.
Add Text to Your Pins
Start adding text to your pins as this boosts the level of engagement with your target audience. You can add some quotes, or use catchy headlines to make your pins more interesting. Without text, your pins won’t make as much impact as they could otherwise. So, try and stick with this strategy. Click here to see the example.
It’s obvious that Pinterest has grown a lot and your business can’t afford to ignore its marketing virtues. It is therefore important to hire social media consulting services and get the most of this fast-growing and ever-expanding social network. After all, you need to follow just a few marketing tips to make your pins do the trick for your brand value.
Abhilash Tyagi is an SEO specialist at Mind Digital Group. He consults and guides brands on planning, execution and implementation of digital marketing services.