Why hello, welcome to part two.
Here’s what you missed in the previous episode of Awesome things you didn’t know you could do with social media: stuff you can do with Facebook. Cos we’re nice we’ve even linked you to it, you can read it here.
Today, we’re going to look at some of the cool things you can do on Pinterest that you might not have been aware of, cos its quite new and some people are still getting to grips with it.
Firstly, one of the things that you can do is refer to and mention people like you can on Twitter, this is great, especially if you have a company profile and you want to show off one of your clients or workers pin boards. Or even, if, like us, you’re just trying to get more well known, you can mention another person’s board, a blogger perhaps who you could get to promote your product and get their attention. That’s quite nifty isn’t it?
Another Twitter like feature is the old #. Just like on Twitter itself, if you # something on Pinterest it’ll link you to all the other similar items in the description. Like #cake (for instance.). Now look at all the other pretty pins dedicated to cake. Yum. Get some inspiration or find other people that could help promote you. Or, just decide to get us some, cos we’re really nice.
If you’re running a blog and you want to embed something you’ve found on Pinterest so you can show all those customers that aren’t using it you can do! Just click on the pin and use the embed code provided. Wonderful.
Likewise, although you probably already worked this out, you can post all your Pinterest content to other social media sites. That way you can have your finger in loads of pies at once, mmm pie.
There’s this other really nifty thing that Pinterest does, especially if you are a business or you have pretty things you want to sell, you can add your products to the gifts section at the top of the home page and add a price tag with your prices on. How good is that? Even better is that because Pinterest is mostly dominated by artists and photographers and all other kinds of creative people there’s a little feature that allows you to report any copyright issues straight away. You can even flag pins that you think ought to be investigated, we’re sure you’re all nice and friendly and there won’t ever be a need. But you never know!
Now, where’s that cake you promised hmmm?