ASK ALICIA: Can I link my listing to my Pinterest photos and boards?

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Home Stager with THE ORIGINAL HOUSTON HOME STAGING

Dear Alicia,

I'm having so much fun with my Pinterest boards.   But, I really need to get back to work.   Is there a way for me to integrate my work, and my Pinterest 'chores'?

Signed:  Tickled Pink with Pinterest

 

Dear Tickled:

Last year, none other than Barb Schwarz (founder of Stagedhomes.com) was having a conversation with Tom Scanlon (Creative Director of Houston Home Staging), and she mentioned how important Pinterest was.   Leave it to Barb to see the coming trend.   Our friend Tom shared Barb's comments with me, and we've embarked on a very interesting Pinterest journey.

We've created over 40 boards that all relate or feature the work of Houston Home Staging.  We've posted videos of their work, we've also created a Stagedhomes.com board as well.

Pinterest is a stager's dream come true.  We posted a widget on all of the listings that we post on Stagedhomes.com so that our guests at that site can find us on Pinterest.  We've posted Stagedhomes.com in a board, so that the viewers of our Pinterest boards will link directly to Stagedhomes.com.

We've created many, many cross-links and have only just begun to explore the SEO power of Pinterest.   As you can see on this post in ActiveRain, we've crosslinked our blogs to Pinterest, and Houzz, and Stagedhomes.com.   If you're a member of other organizations, I heartily recommend honoring your organization and yourself by creating a Pinterest board. 

Your Pinterest boards can now become an up-to-date portfolio for stagers to utilize in their marketing efforts!!!!!!!!

 The best part of this, is you get to play on Pinterest, and call it 'work' at the same time!

Here's a little example of how you can massage Pinterest into a powerful tool for your business!

 

 

LINKING YOUR LISTING TO YOUR PINTEREST PHOTO!!!

In the category of we live, we learn. This morning I've discovered that I can upload my photos to Pinterest, and then create a link to my listing. I had been 'pinning' my listing photos from our MLS and they automatically posted a link to the listing. Photos that I had taken weren't on the internet, so I needed to upload them.

Pinterest provides a spot to put your 'link' when you 'edit'.... I bet everyone already knew this. It's a subtle link, so I posted a comment at the bottom of the 'pin' indicating that the consumer should look for the link.....

Maybe later this morning, I'll post something about discovering a thing called 'the sun', or 'air' or other things that ya'll know about <G>! http://pinterest.com/pin/126171227032668263/

 

Many thanks to Tickled for your question!

We wish you the best, and look forward to seeing your Pinterest boards.

Warmest regards: Alicia

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