Pinterest is an up and coming social media channel that is now presenting social media marketers huge opportunity to drive increased traffic to their blog. For those who are unfamiliar with the social media channel Pinterest, it is dominantly an image based channel that allows users to post and pin their own striking and interesting images as well as pin (like) other users images that are of interest to them. It is then through these images that users can insert links to their websites / blog feeds etc. in the hope that when someone shows interest in your image they will then direct through to your blog feed by clicking on the like provided to find out more information or read about the pin.
So how can this be achieved?
Create a Pinterest blog board
Create a Pinterest board dedicated to displaying images included in your blog posts. Each time you write and publish a new blog entry as well as publishing the link on social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and Google +, make sure it becomes second nature to also publish it on Pinterest. Of course you will need to make sure that the image that you include in your blog entry is good enough to stand out on the image dominated channel. Although it might take that little bit of extra time to create that powerful image, the benefits and opportunity that Pinterest can present in terms of raising brand awareness and driving increased traffic to your blog, make that little bit of extra time seem worth it. Read the rest of this entry »