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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30 Twitter Header Images

A few weeks ago, Twitter unveiled header images. One thing you’ll notice is that Twitter header images are very similar to Facebook’s Timeline – with the exception that you can actually use Twitter header images to advertise different facets of your business.

This is BIG news for businesses who are using Twitter because this now gives businesses another area to show off their brand to followers through their Twitter header image. Twitter header images also present brands with the opportunity to showcase a particular product, an upcoming promotion, a hashtag associated with a brand along with many other creative ways to use Twitter header images.

I have spent time scouring Twitter for examples of Twitter header images and came up with 30 examples of Twitter header images done right:

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5 ways to build engagement through photo-sharing

Building Facebook engagement with photosA great way to create compelling content that will build engagement for your brand – whether personal branding or branding for your business, is to utilize photos. If you don’t believe me, just look at Instagram, which was purchased for $1 billion. It is essentially a social network for photo-sharing. Since Facebook now owns Instagram (and who knows what they will do with it), I put together 5 ways that you can build engagement now on Facebook through the simple technique of photo-sharing.

With the help of these 5 ways to build engagement through photo-sharing, not only will you build better brand recognition, but you’ll also have fun doing it!

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5 ideas for Facebook Page Timeline cover photos

5 Facebook Timeline cover photo ideasFacebook Timeline – love it or hate it, it’s here to stay as of March 30, 2012.  While embracing change may be difficult for some people, with the new Facebook Pages Timeline layout, there are now a lot of GREAT benefits for page owners.  We’re going to share with you 5 ideas for Facebook Page Timeline cover photos to help you make the most of the new Facebook Pages and to help you attract more visitors and customers as a result.

So before we begin, lets talk about why you would want to use a Timeline cover photo.

With Facebook removing the ability to have fans land on a default landing page, page owners will need a new hook to get fans excited about their Facebook Page. Enter Timeline cover photos. Not only are they the first thing fans see, but they can really help show off your business and what you have to offer. And we’re not just talking logos or photo of yourself. If you’re a musician and you write your own songs, share photos of you in the studio. If you have a product, show photos of that product – it could be the product when it is getting manufactured, a finished product, or even a sample product you are working on. This way you let fans know who you are and what you have to offer, and it gives them better insight into what you do and helps get them excited about it too.

So here are 5 ideas for Facebook Page Timeline cover photos to consider posting on your Facebook Page.

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Why Facebook Milestones are the next big thing for Facebook Pages

Facebook Milestones for Facebook Timeline

Yesterday, Facebook released an update to Facebook Pages. This new update adds in the hotly debated Timeline to Facebook Pages.  While some Facebook users dislike the new Timeline feature, I actually like it – and here’s why.

In addition to being able to share photos, videos, status updates and links to content on their Facebook Timeline, Facebook Page owners now have the ability to add in milestones as well. Facebook Milestones are essentially historical moments in the history of a business, a brand, a product, even a band.  With Facebook Milestones, Facebook Pages takes on a much needed level of depth.

For example, Tiffany’s now has a Facebook Page complete with milestones about the company’s rich history. New organizations such as the NY Times have also done an incredible job of not only showcasing current news, but also of providing a very detailed and thorough listing of the NY Times throughout its lustrous history.

What this means is that in addition to sharing current content, Facebook Page owners can now show off the present as well as their storied past by adding milestones to their Facebook Page Timeline.  This means you can now let fans share in the history of your product – think of it like Wikipedia.  What I like most about Facebook Pages’ new feature, it now let’s page owners tell their past to help bring fans up to speed about the page – where it came from, where it’s at, and where it’s going.

Obviously, your Facebook Page won’t write its own milestones – it will be up to Facebook Page owners to do this. For those page owners who take the time to complete a detailed view of their past, they can expect to see a nice boost from this though because it will help to make your Facebook Page more sticky.

By adding in lots of great content to keep fans on your page (or at least looking for your content), you can expect to see higher levels of interaction, the more you share!

To learn how to add Facebook Milestones to your Facebook Pages, watch this brief video tutorial on Facebook Milestones.

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Building better engagement through wax paper

Lately, I’ve been paying a lot of attention to consumer brands to see how they are adapting their current marketing efforts to improve consumer engagement.  One great example I wanted to share with you is Boar’s Head deli meats. What I liked most about this was that they not only took an existing product (the sub sandwich), but they made it social.

No, they didn’t brand the bread or meat with their social media accounts. Instead, they used their packaging to help build this audience. Here’s a brief video to show you what I mean.

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