Callan Green, senior social media specialist at Sony Electronics, never thought she would want a pair of leather pants.
“But I saw enough pins on Pinterest that I thought, ‘Oh my gosh, I have to own them,’ and I went out and bought some.”
It was the fall of 2011 and she was discovering firsthand the power of Pinterest to drive sales.
The image-based, pinboard-sharing social media site launched in March 2010 is now the third-largest social network, behind Facebook and Twitter.
In March 2012, it tallied 2.3 billion page impressions to over 4 million unique visitors a day.
“We were all using [Pinterest] personally,” said Green of the social media team at Sony Electronics, “and realized the power of the platform to drive people’s interest in purchasing.”
Have you used Pinterest to promote your business-to-business (B2B) company?
Many consumer-facing businesses have had a lot of success promoting themselves with Pinterest.
A recent study by SteelHouse shows that “Pinterest Users Are Nearly Twice as Likely to Purchase Than Facebook Users.”
However, many B2B businesses are still wondering how to promote themselves with Pinterest.
Check out how these B2B businesses are using Pinterest. Try to replicate their techniques for your business.
Here are 7 tips for successfully using Pinterest for your B2B business.
#1: Use Infographics
Would you like to benefit from a flood of new traffic as millions of new users join the social media site and search for familiar brands?
Could your business benefit from 482,000 followers?
That’s what happened to author Sherry Petersik, on Pinterest at Sherry @ Young House Love. Talk about an early lead.
Are you wondering how Pinterest could increase your blog readership?
Pinterest drives more traffic to websites than YouTube, Reddit, Google Plus and LinkedIn combined according to new research.
With this in mind, here are six easy steps for tapping the power of Pinterest to drive more traffic to your blog.
#1: Choose the Best Blog Posts to Pin
You don’t need to pin every blog post on Pinterest. You’ll get better results if you selectively pin your blog posts on subjects that already have an audience on Pinterest.
This means you need to do a little research on Pinterest to find if people are already pinning items on your blog post topics.
One study shows how Pinterest has been bringing in more traffic to websites than LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube put together.
Brands are benefiting with Pinterest in generating traffic and sales.
So if you’d like to attract a lot of traffic to your website using Pinterest, check out these 6 tips.
#1: Use Original Pictures to Drive Traffic
If you visit the Popular Section of Pinterest, you’ll see that most of the popular pictures and images in this section are original and unique. The popular images are “repinned,” “liked” and commented on the most number of times.
If you’re wondering just how effective a great image can be in driving traffic to your website, read on…
The power of Pinterest comes IF the image on the page or post is a real attention-grabber; in other words, “pinnable.”
So how do you create images that tell a story and intrigue the viewer, all in the split second they take to glance at it?
Are you looking for an easy way to tap the power of Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to quickly create user identities?
If so, keep reading for my review of a social service that we used to quickly build up members of our Networking Clubs.
Why Social Login?
Once people login to their favorite social network, they generally don’t log out. Most people have a social account with one of the major social networks. This means their photograph and contact details are already registered elsewhere.
If you want to make it super-simple for people to create accounts using your network, why not simply integrate social login? Two rather large networks, Pinterest and Klout, both require folks use either Facebook or Twitter to even create an account.
To say there’s been a lot of buzz about Pinterest in recent months would be putting it mildly!
Pinterest’s ease of use for visually bookmarking, organizing and sharing things you love has made it a hit among individuals and businesses alike.
What follows are 26 tips, an A-Z guide for creating a business presence on Pinterest.
#1: Add a Pinterest “Follow” and/or “Pin It” Button
One important way to let your clients and prospects know about your presence on Pinterest is to add a Pinterest button. Pinterest has several choices available on their goodies page. Find the one that works for you. When you add a Pin It button, you can encourage your customers and readers to pin your products onto Pinterest.
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