How to double Pinterest followers in 5 minutes – Infographic

Do you wish you could build a stronger presence on Pinterest? What if you could double Pinterest followers in just 5 minutes per day?

While Pinterest is primarily used by women (80% vs 20% for men), it can do amazing things for your business when done right!
Here are a few reasons to consider using Pinterest.

Benefits to using Pinterest

  • Drive website traffic
  • Increase sales
  • Generate leads
  • Build your brand

Brands on Pinterest

While Pinterest can help grow your website traffic and your business, just because the primary audience on Pinterest is women doesn’t mean your brand can’t benefit.

In fact, here are a few brands that do extremely well on Pinterest.

Some of these are big brands and you would expect them to have a strong presence on any social network that they join.

Fortunately, you don’t have to be a big brand to develop a large following.

You just need to be consistent with how you use Pinterest.

Growing your following on Pinterest

By performing just a few simple actions in just five minutes per day, you can start to engage with other users and help grow your businesses presence on Pinterest.

Items you can do right now to double Pinterest followers.

  • Repin others – 80% of pins are repins on Pinterest
  • Be active and comment on pins you find interesting
  • Follow other Pinterest users who share similar interests
  • Pinterest produces 4X more revenue than Twitter and 27% more than Facebook
  • Display Pinterest boards on your Facebook Page

While these are just a few of the ways you can double Pinterest followers and to make your effort on Pinterest count.

The team at Who Is Hosting has put together an infographic featuring even more actionable items to help you double Pinterest followers and develop a stronger presence on the site!

How to double Pinterest followers in 5 minutes

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The complete guide to social media dimensions – Infographic

Do you struggle with finding the right dimensions to use on your social media channels?

With  a number of social networks changing their social media dimensions, I understand how frustrating it can be to keep up.

For example, both Facebook and Twitter changed their social media dimensions in 2014.

Here is an example of their new layouts.

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Facebook Page redesign in 2014. Source: Facebook Page redesign news


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Twitter redesign in 2014. Source: Twitter redesign news

While I love the new look of both channels, it can be frustrating for community managers, social media managers and businesses.

This is because when new redesigns come out, they don’t always tell you what social media dimensions you need to update to.

Fortunately, the team at  Insight180 put together an extremely helpful infographic that features the latest social media dimensions for:

This infographic shows you which social media dimensions you need to use and also includes the right sizes for images you include in your posts as well.

So what social media dimensions you should be using for 2014?

Social media dimensions (May 2014)

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Pinterest for ecommerce

A lot of people think that Pinterest is only good for a handful of things – saving and sharing fashion, designs, and recipes you find online. Don’t let it fool you though. You can use Pinterest for business. You can even use Pinterest for ecommerce.

In fact, there are approximately 46.9 million monthly active users on Pinterest right now. . That’s a staggering number, considering just one year ago, there were only 12.2 million monthly active users on Pinterest.

So just why is Pinterest for ecommerce so important? Here are few stats that you need to be aware of as an ecommerce business that can affect your online sales.

Important facts about using Pinterest for ecommerce

90% of the users on @Pinterest are women. .

61% of women influence consumer electronic buying decisions. . [Source]

Pinterest driving more traffic to websites than Twitter for ecommerce businesses. .

As an ecommerce business, what can you do to tap into the large number of monthly active users on Pinterest?

This infographic on Pinterest for ecommerce helps breakdown steps you can take with your business to leverage Pinterest as a marketing channel.

Tips on using Pinterest for ecommerce

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Pinterest Dimensions [Infographic]

If you’re looking to use Pinterest to improve engagement and get more repins, the first place you want to start is with your images.  It is important to have the right Pinterest dimensions – not just for your Pinterest account, but also for any images you include on your website or blog.

The reason why you should optimize your website and blog images in addition to having a completed profile on Pinterest is so that when readers pin your images, they look great on Pinterest.  This will benefit you, because if you have great images that people want to repin and they are sized properly, not only will they look great, but people will want to share them with others. This means more traffic back to your website or blog!

To help you out, I’ve created an infographic with all of the Pinterest dimensions you’ll need. 

Pinterest Dimensions

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Pinterest for Business – Is It Right for You? [Infographic]

Pinterest for Business – Is It Right For you?

Pinterest for business – it’s a topic I often hear a lot about.  It’s also an area where I see a lot of businesses mess up too. That’s because most businesses join Pinterest for the wrong reasons. 

Pinterest for business and why a strategy matters

While there are a number of successful businesses on Pinterest, not all businesses will achieve these levels.  Those that are successful often have a social media strategy in place and the following items defined.

  • A defined set of goals
  • An action plan to help achieve your goals
  • Performance indicators to help you measure if you were successful

Without a strategy in place, don’t expect just being on Pinterest to do very much for your business.  You can add a Pinterest social media icon to your website to let visitors know you’re on the site.  You can do the same with your email newsletter too.  While you may get a few people to follow you on Pinterest, don’t expect a ton of people.

The reason why you need a strategy in place is because people want to follow Pinterest users who are pinteresting.

If your business doesn’t have a lot of original content – your own images and videos – you may want to reconsider using Pinterest for business.  The same goes if you don’t have the time or the resources to dedicate to Pinterest.  As I mentioned, Pinterest for business is not for everyone. It’s a social media channel you have to work at in order to build up followers and fans.

If you’re still unsure if Pinterest for business is right for you, this infographic can help you decide if Pinterest for business is a good idea.

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How to Be Pinteresting and Build Influence on Pinterest

How to Be Pinteresting and Build Influence

Do you know how to be Pinteresting? We all know what Pinterest is, but what does the term Pinteresting really mean? Basically Pinteresting means that you’re interesting on Pinterest.

Why be Pinteresting?

Before we talk about how to be pinteresting, think about the people and the pinboards you currently follow on Pinterest.  Why is it that you follow them?  Is it because they are boring?  I hope that’s not the case.  Why would anyone want to follow a pinboard that’s boring?  Instead, if you want to grow your Pinterest following and get more repins, you have to be Pinteresting.

If you’re pinteresting, not only will it help you get more repins and followers, but it will also help boost your online influence on Pinterest because people will find the content that you curate interesting and in-turn, share it with their friends.

Although most of the users on Pinterest are women, Pinterest continues to see a lot of men join the network.  This makes it a great a platform for businesses to boost their online influence and helps them to reach their target audience.  By targeting the right audience and getting into their minds, you can influence Pinterest users to not only buy your products, but to also help build your brand, promote your business, and grow the size of your Pinterest following at the same time!

Be sure to check out this Pinterest infographic on the different types of Pinterest users, what they do, and where they shop.  You may want to connect with like-minded users to help boost your online influence with Pinterest.

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Everything I Need to Know About Social Media, I Learned From Football

Blue 42, hut hut, hike.  Who’s ready for some Football? With the NFL Playoffs set, I put together this fun (and handy) infographic to help explain social media in terms of Football.

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The State of Social Media in 2012

2012 was a HUGE year for social media – especially for mobile.  Twitter revamped their mobile app, Facebook followed suit and overhauled Facebook for iOS (which was sorely needed). Then, not to be outdone, Pinterest launched business pages for Pinterest, which allowed businesses to create their own accounts that didn’t require a complex way to squeeze your business into the first name and last name fields (finally).

Besides mobile, 2012 was also big for investors as well, as Facebook went public – and who can forget about Facebook Timeline, which also launched in 2012 – I know, it’s hard to remember all the way back to January 2012.

So what else happened with social media in 2012? Take a look at this infographic on everything that happened in social media in 2012.

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Pinterest dimensions - Infographic

For those of you who are just getting started with Pinterest, it is important to know the proper dimensions.  This way you are producing quality images or videos and can maximize your opportunities to have your pinned images repinned by others.

To help you out, I’ve put together this Pinterest Dimensions infographic – complete with all of the proper sizes and tidbits of information you need to know to be effective on Pinterest.

Pinterest dimensions

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