How to Use Pinterest Promoted Pins

social media how toDo you use Pinterest in your social media strategy?

Want a way to give extra exposure to certain pins?

Now you can do just that with promoted pins, Pinterest’s answer to advertising.

In this article I’ll explain what promoted pins are, and share tips on how, when and why to use them.

What Are Promoted Pins?

Ever since the site launched, people have been anxiously anticipating the launch of some form of Pinterest advertising. The Pinterest promoted pins feature was announced last spring. It’s now in beta and only available to certain business account holders in the United States.

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Learn how to use Pinterest promoted pins.

A promoted pin is a paid ad on Pinterest. You can target certain locations, demographics and devices and reach customers who are searching for or have shown an interest in what you offer.

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The New Pinterest Analytics Tool: How To Use It for Business

social media how toAre you struggling to measure your Pinterest efforts?

Do you want an easier way to track pins and engagement?

The new Pinterest Analytics tool gives you access to a variety of data, including how potential customers interact with your pins beyond your website.

In this article I’ll share how the new Pinterest Analytics features help you get the most out of your Pinterest marketing.

Pinterest Analytics Overview

Pinterest’s original analytics tool only shared information about how users interact with the Pin It button installed on your website. Unfortunately, those stats couldn’t give you a complete picture of whether your overall Pinterest efforts were working.

The newest Analytics features give you access to quite a bit more data, such as stats on engagement beyond your Pin It button. Now you can track actions that originate from your Pinterest profile—including boards and the pins you share (whether the pins are from your own website or not).

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Check out new features found in the new Pinterest Analytics.

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Pinterest Business Analytics: This Week in Social Media

social media researchWelcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Pinterest Offers New Business Analytics: “…we’re excited to announce a new, smarter analytics tool to help businesses worldwide continue to improve how they work, with meaningful insights about what their customers are interested in.”

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Use Pinterest Business Analytics to “get advice on how to increase impressions, clicks and repins so you can refine your Pinterest strategy and reach more people.”

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3 Ways Any Business Can Market on Pinterest

social media how toAre you looking for a way to fit in on Pinterest?

Do you know how to use Pinterest as a marketing tool?

Pinterest is built around beautiful pictures and that can be a problem for some companies.

If you don’t think your business is Pinterest-friendly, it’s time to reconsider.

In this article you’ll discover three Pinterest marketing tactics you can use to entice followers to click through, no matter what your industry or niche.

#1: Highlight Your Strengths

The challenge on Pinterest is to be as irresistible as possible. No matter what your end game is, you’re not going to get there without original content that stands out in a pinner’s feed. How do you do that if your company or product doesn’t really fit with the colorful, visual nature of Pinterest?

Realizing that pictures are not their strength, The Wall Street Journal has gained a Pinterest following by posting noteworthy quotes from their articles.

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Linking to online articles transforms this pin into a creative call to action.

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26 Ways to Make Pinterest Work for Your Business

social media how to Are you looking for tips on how to use Pinterest strategically?

Is your business benefiting from Pinterest?

Pinterest is an effective tool for businesses of all sizes and sectors.

From B2B to B2C, there are a number of goals you can pursue—from driving web and foot traffic to increasing visibility with influencers and consumers.

In this article, you’ll find 26 tips, an A-Z guide for making Pinterest work for your business.

#1: Add an On Hover Pin It Button to Your Images

To drive referral traffic from Pinterest, your blog images have to make it to Pinterest.

The on hover Pin It button appears over images on your blog when a user mouses over them.

In the image below, you can see the on hover Pin It button on Social Media Examiner.

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Hover buttons are effective calls to action.

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3 Unique Ways to Use Pinterest for Business

social media how toDoes your business have a clear Pinterest strategy?

Have you been struggling to figure out how Pinterest could help market your business?

Pinterest represents a massive opportunity for both consumer-focused and business-to-business companies.

In this article, I’ll show you three ways to build a successful Pinterest presence for your business.

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Strategy plays a vital role in success on Pinterest.

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Pinterest Success: Creative Ways to Use Pinterest for Your Business

Do you use Pinterest for business?

Are you wondering how your business can benefit from Pinterest?

To learn some creative ways to use Pinterest to help your business, I interview Cynthia Sanchez for this episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast.

More About This Show

Social Media Marketing Podcast w/ Michael Stelzner

The Social Media Marketing podcast is a show from Social Media Examiner.

It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

The show format is on-demand talk radio (also known as podcasting).

In this episode, I interview Cynthia Sanchez, host of the Oh So Pinteresting Podcast. She freely admits that she’s addicted to Pinterest. It’s changed her life in a major way and now she helps other businesses figure out how to tap into this growing network.

Cynthia shares how you can use Pinterest for market research and how to get your content seen by more people.

You’ll learn about some of the most popular trends on Pinterest and how to create attention-grabbing images.

Share your feedback, read the show notes and get the links mentioned in this episode below!

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How to Use Pinterest Rich Pins: What Marketers Need to Know

social media how toDo you use Pinterest for your business?

Have you heard about Pinterest Rich Pins and how they can help your marketing?

In today’s post, I’ll show you how businesses can get more from Pinterest Rich Pins.

Get to Know the New Pins

Pinterest is continuously expanding their functionality for businesses, from creating business accounts to marketing materials to help businesses get more from Pinterest.

The latest additions to Pinterest are the introduction of rich pins to include more information about pinned images and the integration of the Pin It button with mobile apps.

There are three types of pins that now allow you to share more information: products, recipes, and movies. The additional information for pins in these categories is provided by specific websites.

For example, major brands whose product pins have extended information include Anthropologie, Home Depot, Nordstrom, Overstock, REI, Sephora, Sony, Target and Walmart.

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Product pin example from Home Depot.

The difference between an enhanced (Rich) product pin and a regular pin of a product is the enhanced pin shows current pricing details and has a direct link to the product page. Regular pins require the user to enter the price (which can only be updated by the user) and the link only pops up when someone hovers over the image.

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How to Use Pinterest to Promote Your Products

social media how toIs your business on Pinterest?

Or are you still unsure how to use Pinterest to effectively promote your products or company?

In November, Pinterest launched business pages with their new terms of service. This update lets you use Pinterest commercially.

You can promote your products, generate sales and leads and use it for other commercial purposes without any worries.

But first, you may want to convert your personal profile into a business account (or if you don’t have a personal account, just start fresh with one for business).

Here are some tips on how you can take advantage of this update and use Pinterest commercially to promote your business.

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