Why Pinterest Is The Best New Way To Promote Your Blog




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Guest post by Christine Kane.
For all of you cave-dwellers out there, Pinterest is the biggest new thing. The idea is surprisingly simple. An online collection of your favorite images and photos in one convenient location. All you have to do is put the ‘pin it’ button on your toolbar and as you surf the web, any photo you see can be saved easily, quickly, and, best of all to bloggers, keeps the original source with it.

Just that alone would be enough to have bloggers everywhere tittering in delight. I mean, another way for people to essentially follow your site is great, right? But wait! There’s more! Not only does the person pinning the photo get to keep your site in mind forever, but they also share their ‘pins’ with others. Millions and millions of others.

Your audience just blew up. Any time someone searches Pinterest for ice cream… there you are. Or women’s shoes? Yep. Or car parts? Got it. As long as you have photos on your blog, the cuter, funnier, or more original the better, you will have Pinterest followers.

Wait… You don’t have photos on your blog? What are you doing? Are you crazy? No matter what your blog is about, it MUST have photos. Even if they are only marginally related, it gives readers some idea of what they’re looking at before they read.

Another idea- wordless blog posts. Yeah, you heard me. Why do you think Tumblr is so popular? All they have to do is plop down a photo, maybe add a caption, and they’ve got a blog post. And photos work. The first time I ran across a photo I just HAD to share (regardless of the fact it had little to do with my blog) it took off. Really. I was shocked.

The Importance Of Images


But there is a lesson to be learned here. People are visual first, and visual means pictures. Words are great, but you have to suck them into reading. Now with Pinterest becoming the next explosive thing on the market, pictures on your blog have never been so important.

Want to see for yourself? Visit the Pinterest site today and request an invite. You can even take a look at some photos while you are there. I recommend a search for funny, cute, or whatever your blog is about. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised and want to start your own account. But be careful, once you start ‘pinning’ you won’t want to stop.

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guest blog postBy Guest Author -This Guest post is by Christine Kane, a graduate of Communication and Journalism. She enjoys writing about a wide-variety of subjects including internet service for different blogs. She can be reached via email at: Christi.Kane00 @ gmail.com

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22 comments:

  1. Great post. I've just registered a acc in printerest!

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  2. Has anybody noticed there's a problem pinning images to Pinterest if using Blogger to blog?

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    1. I've been pining my images from blogger without a problem, I wonder what's wrong.

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    2. I have never had trouble, do you use the bookmarklet ? In my next post i will have some Pinterest gadgets, buttons and goodies :)

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  3. I've trying to ping your site to my geeky board ;) but the blog title it's not coming up, maybe you could design and image just for this, in fact, I have geeky board on hold because of it. lol
    Love to have your blog there.
    Thanks!

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    1. I don't usderstand what your missing ?

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  4. Yes you sure got that right it's hard to stop on the site. I just pinned from blogger with no problem. ?

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  5. I'm new to Pinterest and reading your post gave me some ideas on how to use it productively... :)
    Thanks!

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  6. Thanx for the info Paul. Nice post.

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  7. Very nice and informative post Thanks

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  8. I have been using this but not eager to mention about this because all bloggers will use the site for getting the traffic from images . For the time being it works really well, i am getting a googd traffic to my test blog only using pinterest.

    http://askmewheretogo.blogspot.com

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  9. Pinterest is eyecandy without the calories and it has great inspirational value to me as a photographer. BUT I have huge problems with the site. It's ok if you're using a photograph to draw the reader to the rest of your content - but if it's just a photograph why bother clicking to visit the original source? Plus I know that many are pinning straight from google images and the original source then isn't attached to the Pinterest photograph.

    Do you realise what Pinterests TOS really are at present - have you read them as regards to copyright? I did finally read them after 6 months of being a member and that's why I deleted loads of my boards a few weeks ago....... infact Forbes and the Wall Street Journal wrote about the very same thing yesterday to do with another blogger.

    Normally I don't rant on your comment section Paul but this time I hope you don't mind.

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    1. A good Rant and differant opinions is what comments are for Rosie..

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  10. The only problem I have found thus far with Pinterest is reaching my target audience in the sports niche... Not many sports readers showing off their Pinterest board of favorite teams or cutest jerseys haha. Any ideas of how to fix this problem?

    - Patrick Sutton

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  11. I got traffic from pinterest too..Good thing about pinterest you can select what you want.

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  12. nice tutorial their paul, will look to add this.

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  13. YEP!!! I feel like to start now itself...peoples are wondering a lot to pinning the new things in pinterest site..Because its a right way to get more traffic for consumers..Nowadays its having a huge business trend in social networking site..

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  14. Great Tips
    Thanks for sharing

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  15. I find Pinterest to be vastly overrated as a means of promoting your blog. Yes, it's true some pix do get shared around a lot but most don't. And it all depends what kind of image you're pinning. Quirky images that appeal to women are the most popular.

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  16. Really useful tips for using Pinterest. Good work there!

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