Welcome 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
Or are you still unsure how to use Pinterest to effectively promote your products or company?
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).
The key to building a successful business is the ability to create loyal relationships with your clients or customers.
In the ‘How Content Can Help You Build a Loyal Following’ episode of the Social Media Marketing podcast, Michael Stelzner interviewed Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income.
They discuss how to build loyalty by providing valuable content and making a connection on a personal level through social media.
A great way to do this is to use Pinterest.
Here’s a look at 4 simple ways you can use Pinterest to make connections and provide value.
#1: Tell Your Company’s Story
Every company has a personality and a story to tell. When you reveal your unique story, you help establish credibility and foster a personal connection with your Pinterest followers.
A good place to start is to look into your company’s history.
Pinterest has given businesses the ability to create business-specific accounts.
Now is the time to stop thinking about Pinterest as a personal playground for cooks and fashion lovers.
This article will show you what you need to know to set up a Pinterest Business account.
Differences Between Personal and Business Accounts
Although the outward appearance of a business account is the same as a personal account, there are some key differences between personal and business accounts on Pinterest that you should be aware of.