How to Run a Pinterest Contest Without Breaking the Rules


social media how toHave you run contests on Pinterest?

Are you aware of Pinterest contests rules and regulations?

After many businesses misused the relaxed format, Pinterest revised its contest rules. They now require contests be easy to enter, spam-free and in alignment with Pinterest branding guidelines.

In this article I’ll explain what you need to know to run successful and compliant Pinterest contests.

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Discover how to run a Pinterest contest that follows the rules.

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Pinterest Traffic: How to Use Pinterest for More Exposure


Do you want to drive more traffic to your site with Pinterest?

Are you looking for ways to improve your Pinterest exposure?

To explore how Pinterest can help your business I interview Pinterest expert, Vincent Ng.

More About This Show

The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

In this episode I interview Vincent Ng, host of the Pictures to Profits podcast and author of Pinterest Marketing: How to Search Optimize Your Pins and Boards for Pinterest. He’s a Pinterest expert and blogs at MCNG Marketing.

Vincent shares how to use Pinterest to drive more traffic to your website.

You’ll discover reasons why you should use Pinterest in your social media marketing, tips on images and plugins that can boost traffic to your site and provide social proof for your company and what you need to know about Pinterest’s smart feed and promoted pins.

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Listen as Vincent Ng shares tips for using Pinterest to get more exposure.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Pinterest Marketing


social media researchDo you want more pins and repins?

Are you looking for ways to drive more traffic and engagement?

If you want your content pinned more often, you need to make it easy for visitors to take action.

In this article you’ll discover how to optimize your images for pinning and repurpose your most popular pins for increased engagement.

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Discover five ways to improve your Pinterest marketing.

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Pinterest Interests: What Marketers Need to Know


social media how toDo you need an easy way to find new content to pin?

Would you like to see pins from people other than those you follow?

Finding good content to repin has always been crucial for Pinterest success. The solution is to follow interests on Pinterest.

In this article I’ll explain how to find and use Pinterest interests to improve visibility and engagement.

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Discover what marketers need to know about Pinterest Interests.

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How to Optimize Your Pins for the Pinterest Smart Feed


social media how toHave you heard about the Pinterest smart feed and how it impacts your exposure?

Are you wondering what it means for your pins?

With its new smart feed, Pinterest enhanced key features, which means you need to do things differently to make your pins stand out.

In this article I’ll explain the Pinterest smart feed and how to use Pinterest’s changes to your advantage.

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Find out how to optimize for Pinterest’s smart feed.

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Instagram Growth: How to Build a Community on Instagram


Do you use Instagram in your social media marketing?

Are you interested in growing your community on Instagram?

To learn how to improve your Instagram marketing, I interview Sue B. Zimmerman.

More About This Show

The Social Media Marketing podcast is an on-demand talk radio show from Social Media Examiner. It’s designed to help busy marketers and business owners discover what works with social media marketing.

In this episode I interview Sue B. Zimmerman, known as the Instagram Gal. She co-authored the ebook, Instagram Basics for Your Business and taught Instagram Marketing for Small Businesses on CreativeLive. Sue helps businesses leverage the power of Instagram.

Sue explores what you need to know to improve your marketing and grow a community on Instagram.

You’ll discover what marketers should know about Instagram, including the best photos to capture and the importance of comments, hashtags and direct messages.

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Listen as Sue B. Zimmerman shares tips for building a community on Instagram.

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How to Use Pinterest for Videos, SlideShares and Podcasts


social media how toDo you only share images on Pinterest?

Would you like to share other content to grow your Pinterest followers and other social networks?

You can also share videos, SlideShares and audio podcasts and extend your exposure in those networks thanks to Pinterest.

In this article I’ll explain how you can use Pinterest to increase exposure for your videos, SlideShares and podcasts.

#1: Videos

Did you know that videos from Vimeo and YouTube are pinnable and playable on Pinterest? Pinning videos to Pinterest can significantly broaden their exposure and result in more plays.

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Learn how to use Pinterest to promote video SlideShare and podcasts.

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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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5 Ways to Take Your Pinterest Marketing to the Next Level


social media how to Do you use Pinterest for your business?

Are you ready to take your Pinterest marketing to the next level?

Most companies open a Pinterest account, pin their content and repin other people’s material.

While that’s a great place to start, it’s the bare minimum.

In this article I’ll share five techniques to improve your Pinterest marketing.

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Find out how you can take Pinterest marketing to the next level.

#1: Approach Pinterest Like a Search Engine

When creating any content, if you approach it with an SEO mindset, you’re already a step ahead of the rest. Even though Pinterest is a visual platform, text plays a very important role.

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