Pinterest for Bloggers – Helpful Tips and Ideas


Are you running a blog and trying to build your readership? Maybe you want to start making more money with your blog. If so, you definitely want to consider using Pinterest to give your blog a boost. This social networking site offers a great way to promote your blog and it really is easy to get started. To help you get started, here are some helpful tips and ideas that bloggers can use on Pinterest for the best results.


Add the Pinterest Button

If you want to use Pinterest to promote your blog, make sure you actually add the Pinterest button to your blog. When you add this button, your readers can easily bookmark and promote the posts that you have up on your blog. You want to make it as easy as possible for your readers to help you promote your blog. This button will do a lot of the work for you.


Learn to Create Good Images

Creating good images to go with your blog will be important if you’re going to use Pinterest to help with blog promotion. Since Pinterest is all about pictures, you need to make sure you offer high quality images that really catch the eye. Your image should make users want to click on it. It’s even possible to add overlays and text to your images as well, adding some interest to the pin. With great images, you’ll have people clicking on your pins and visiting your blog in no time.


Understand Important Pinterest Etiquette

If you’re going to use Pinterest to promote your blog, you need to understand a bit of important Pinterest etiquette before getting started. Here are a few helpful etiquette tips to remember when you’re working with Pinterest.


–          Tip #1 – Follow Friends – If you have friends using Pinterest, follow them. Invite other friends that you think may enjoy using the site too. This website is a very social place and you should definitely make the most of it. While you’re pinning for your blog, you can enjoy finding out what other friends are pinning as well.


–          Tip #2 – Always Pin from the Original Source – People deserve credit for their photos or other content. When you find something, make sure you go to the original source and pin it from there. After all, if someone pins something from your blog, you’ll definitely want the credit for it.


–          Tip #3 –Don’t Forget to Use Good Descriptions – When you are pinning, make sure that each pin gets a good description. It’s frustrating to find pins that have very little to describe them. You want someone to get help from your pins, so make sure you use great descriptions for every pin.


–          Tip #4 – Self Promotion Should Be Limited – While it’s fine to promote your blog from time to time, make sure that you limit that self promotion. Pinterest and its users dislike people who are constantly promoting themselves. You should be pinning several other things for each pin that promotes your blog for the best results. This way you don’t look like you’re spamming.


The Pinterest Plugin for WordPress

If you’re using WordPress for your blog, you’ll find that it’s easy to integrate Pinterest into it. You can go get some Pinterest plugins for WordPress that will help you make the most of Pinterest while promoting your blog. While some plugins are free, others will cost something.


Your blog can benefit from the promotion you do on Pinterest. Use these tips and ideas to get started with this fast growing website. Of course, you’ll want to take time to do some research and learn even more about all you can do with Pinterest. Your blog is sure to benefit.

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