Author(s): Beth Hayden
How to effectively use Pinterest to market your business, product, or service Pinterest, the rapidly growing social networking site that allows users to post and share images and videos on "pinboards" (a collection of pins, usually with a common theme), is providing businesses and savvy entrepreneurs with a new platform to market their products and services. And, as with any new platform, learning what works best and what doesn't when it comes to marketing can be a challenge. "Pinfluence" is a complete guide to Pinterest marketing that will teach you how to effectively raise awareness for your brand, product, or service, drive traffic from Pinterest to your website, and connect with current and potential customers.
You will learn: how to create a powerful Pinterest profile, your Pinterest brand strategy, set up boards, pin and repin images, and get into conversations in the Pinterest user interface; pinterest marketing techniques, including great content creation, how to optimize websites and blogs for pinning, and how to start growing your followers; how to integrate Pinterest with other social media tools (including Facebook, Twitter, and blogs) and how to track trends and monitor conversation on Pinterest; advanced Pinterest marketing techniques, including how to grow your audience, how to use the Pinterest iPhone app, advice for special types of businesses (B2B companies and nonprofits), and how to make your pins and boards sticky so they capture public attention and influence people to change their behavior. You will also learn Pinterest copyright issues Pinfluence is for anyone who wants to join the likes of companies like Whole Foods, Gilt, West Elm and others, and harness the marketing power of Pinterest to grow their business.
Introduction. Chapter 1: Why Pinterest? Chapter 2: Where Do You Start? Creating a Powerful Profile. Chapter 3: Before You Pin: Who Do You Want to Attract? Chapter 4: The Basics of Pinning: Beautiful Boards and Compelling Pins. Chapter 5: Connecting with Pinterest Users: Tagging, Hashtags, Commenting and Liking. Chapter 6: The Power of Pictures: How to Create Compelling Visual Business Content. Chapter 7: Getting Shared: How to Optimize Your Website for Pinners. Chapter 8: The Care and Feeding of Pinterest Followers. Chapter 9: Twitter, Facebook and Your Blog: How Pinterest Plays Well with Others. Chapter 10: Learning by Watching: Tracking Trends and Monitoring Conversations. Chapter 11: Expanding Your Reach: How to Use Contests, Discussion Boards, Customer Testimonials, User-Generated Content and Video Galleries to Get More Followers. Chapter 12: How to Make Your Pinterest Content "Sticky". Chapter 13: Mobile Pinning. Chapter 14: Pinterest for Nonprofits, Business-to-Business Companies, and Blog-Based Businesses. Chapter 15: The Ethics of Pinterest. Conclusion. About the Author. Acknowledgements. Index.