3 Tips for Posh Pinterest Boards

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3 Tips for Posh Pinterest Boards

 

You’ve jumped into one of the fastest growing social media platforms so you can be part of the Pinterest movement. You’re hearing from every corner that you venture into on how Pinterest works for business.

 

Pinterest is great for business if you have a plan, yet don’t expect to thrive while taking shortcuts. As with any marketing you must have a plan if you want to succeed at what it is 3 Tips for Posh Pinterest Boardsyou’re targeting.  I’ve seen too many attempt a shortcut and shortcuts routinely result in dead ends. Put your plan into action and you’ll see your Pinterest profile rank well.

 

Know that it’s not just about gaining as many followers as you can. You first need to plan for your pins across your Boards with content, keywords, hashtags and links to your sites.  Remember that it’s not about loading up on these items, as that will be the fastest way to turn off a potential follower and Google. We’re now in the age of quality content (thank goodness) and the same goes for your pins. If you don’t put out quality, you’ll suffer. However, put out the good stuff and your rankings will increase and know that each of your Board rankings will vary across your Boards. I have an overall Pinterest ranking and then my individual Board’s rankings vary, as I’m sure yours will too. The greater the attraction created by your Boards, the greater the likelihood of higher ranking Boards.

 

Pinterest is all about optimizing what you want your Pinterest Boards to say about you and the brand you want to expose. It is so simple to do with visuals.

 

You can also visit The Social Media Hat to find out more ways in which to promote yourself as a Real Estate Agent where Pinterest is also highlighted.

 

Try these tips below to make sure your Boards are posh.

 

1.  Use a method to the placement of your Boards. Don’t just throw out a Board to let it fall where it may.  

 

For example, my business is Real Estate so I want to highlight my Real Estate Boards and any boards that easily compliment the Real Estate Industry. However, like any social media platform you don’t want to throw your business in the face of your potential followers 100% of the time - you want to mix it up.

 

You can mix up your Boards by spacing out your business Boards as I do with my Real Estate Boards where I place a row of Real Estate Boards and then I’ll mix in  rows of non-Real Estate and then I will bring in another row of Real Estate Boards. Or if you don’t have a row of business Boards, perhaps a couple Boards placed side by side and then followed by non-business Boards.

 

Great compliments to your Boards can be placed near your business Boards too, like I do with the natural Real Estate fits with rooms of a home; family room, living room, kitchen, bathroom, etc; all perfect compliments in my business.  Each business will have it’s own compliments that would work well here.

 

Now mixed amongst your Boards are those things that make you tick. What makes you go all a flutter, what do you like to eat, what makes you laugh, are you a techie, fitness advocate, cat lover or a dog lover, intrigued by cars, drawn to sports, and on and on.  Your followers love to see this side of you, as they see your professional business side from your business Boards, but now they see that indeed you’re human and you like to eat green eggs & ham just like they do! And again, these Boards can be grouped together too, with other like complimentary Boards.  For example, I have a “Being a mom”, “Being a dad” and “For your kids”.  I like to put those near each other as a follower skimming my pages for kids may likely be able to relate to the mom or dad Board too.



2.  Keep your Boards fresh by changing the cover of your Boards periodically and be sure to position them ideally too.

 

Did you know that you can change your Board’s cover? Just hover over a Board, and you see “Change Cover” highlighted. Click on that and you’ll be taken to all of the pins on your Board that you can scroll through to select one of the pins to use as your Board cover.  

 

Once you have selected a Cover for your Board be sure to move it around so it is placed to be visually appealing.   You simply click and hold and then move the cover around until it is placed, just right.  For example, if you have a face, don’t cut the face in two as it lands as your cover Board, but move it around so the whole face appears. Remember, Pinterest is all about being visually appealing. Make sure your covers are appealing.



3.  Consider having a Board of the Week or a Board of the Month highlighted in the top left hand corner of your Board’s first row.

 

You could highlight any Business specials or calls to action. How about highlighting a holiday like the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas. You could also place one of your favorite boards there. Got an announcement to make, put it there. The list of ideas goes on and on. What’s your idea?



Loving Pinterest and I hope you are too and by all means, if you’re not yet pinning to your heart’s and business content, what are you waiting for?!

 

You’ll find me at Pinterest here: http://www.pinterest.com/lynnpineda/   

Hope to see you pinning soon.




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Joy Riley
Providence, RI
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Hello Lynn! Thanks for posting this information! I love learning something new and helpful!

Oct 24, 2013 04:46 AM #37
Rainer
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Jay & Michelle Lieberman
Keller Williams World Class - Agoura Hills, CA
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You are the master Pinterest'or.  I do catagorize my posts into fairly proper and logical boards.  But, I find that there are not many people that are actually really using and clicking around on Pinterest.  They seem to scroll through the pictures and never click on the source.

Oct 24, 2013 05:33 AM #38
Rainmaker
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Lynn Pineda
eXp Realty - Boca Raton, FL
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Praful, so glad to hear I peaked your interest to explore Pinterest a bit more

Inna, you're on the right track by saying you enjoy Pinterest. Happy to provide you with tips

Debbie, don't you worry as you had re blog it and it's was you who suggested - thanks so much

Gita, you should really take a closer look at Pinterest as not only is it enjoyable but it's good for business too

Nina, glad to hear you lie my suggestions and I hope they help

Suzanne, thanks go and show it some love!

Debbie W., you're welcome .... best to you

Vanessa, happy to hear you like the board of a week idea

Richard, hope I've helped with your Pinterest planning

Oct 24, 2013 08:57 AM #39
Rainmaker
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Lynn Pineda
eXp Realty - Boca Raton, FL
Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida

Margaret, you may not notice it now, go take a look again

Dave, I think you're right as many still don't get Pinterest and your tip to reciprocate is good advice too

Michael, thanks, you really do need to take a closer look. For so long it was said just to be for women and that is so very wrong as evident there now

Betty, you are missing out on great opportunities and you'll be thrilled once you take a closer look

Andrew it's true there is a lot of weeding to do to find a good fit

Eileen, glad to hear I let you know about something new to use on Pinterest. Thanks for your kind words.

Joy, there really is joy in learning something new, isn't there? (no pun intended)

Jay and Michelle, "master pinterestor" hmm, not sure of that! But thanks for honoring me as such. However, I would have to say that many due click through as anaytics will show Pinterest beginning to be a great referring source.

Oct 24, 2013 09:08 AM #40
Rainmaker
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Terri Woods
Benton, Linn and Douglas Counties - Days Creek, OR
Selling Homes and Land in Oregon

Lynn, oooh this is good. I never even thought about those things. I LOVE Pinterest. Facebook and Twitter... not so much. But they are here to stay whether I like them or not. :)  Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

Oct 24, 2013 10:33 AM #41
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Gerard Gilbers
Higher Authority Markeing - Asheboro, NC
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I have not started with Pinterest yet so these are good points to keep in mind when I start.

Oct 24, 2013 12:32 PM #42
Rainmaker
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Lynn Pineda
eXp Realty - Boca Raton, FL
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Terri, thanks soooo much! I"m with you as I love Pinterest.  Glad I got you thinking about other Pinterest ideas.  I'm not too crazy about Facebook either yet just recently started spending more time with Twitter and so far, so good!

Gerard, when you start you'll have some good tips

Oct 24, 2013 12:49 PM #43
Rainmaker
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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I seee. This is target idea is everynanness? Looks good!

Oct 24, 2013 02:37 PM #44
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
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Pinterest is so easy to use, and fun, too!  I change my Pinterest Covers at least once a week, usually more frequently, since people like to see new images being featured.

Oct 24, 2013 03:21 PM #45
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
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Sage advice Lynn and a good reminder we all need to give our Pinterest presence some priority to ensure we are reaching our intended audience.

Oct 24, 2013 06:50 PM #46
Rainmaker
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Laura Ivy Blessing 512-789-5087
Ivy Blessing Realty LLC - Austin, TX
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Thanks for the great blog and tips. Also thank you for introducing me to the socialmediahat.com website. Very excited to explore this and improve my business!

Oct 24, 2013 10:23 PM #47
Rainmaker
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David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES
Grady David Tipton Brokerage - Tampa, FL
Real Estate Broker - Tampa

Very interesting Blog. Great information. Thanks Lynn.

Oct 24, 2013 11:00 PM #48
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Jim Joeriman
Coldwell Banker Riviera Realty, Inc - Lacey Township, NJ
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Excellent blog and helpful.  I plan on reading this again and sharing it with others.  I am new to Pintrest, and I am now following you.

Oct 25, 2013 12:33 AM #49
Rainmaker
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Lynn Pineda
eXp Realty - Boca Raton, FL
Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida

Laura, sorry but I'm not understand your comment

Maureen, you've got it as you're right keeping your Boards fresh

Anita, thank you. Sometimes, it is difficult to prioritize isn't it?!

Laura, you're welcome and I'm glad you hopped on over to Social Media hat too!

David, thanks for your comment

Jim, welcome to Pinterest and I'm glad I'm able to help. Best of luck and enjoy!

 

Oct 25, 2013 08:46 AM #50
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Karen Johnson, Realtor, ABR
Addison Wolfe Real Estate - Doylestown, PA
"Bucks County PA Homes"

Hi Lynn, thanks for the great advice and tips to get started on Pinterest.  I have been on Pinterest for a short time, mostly for food/recipes.  I have now created pages for real estate and tipes for buyer and sellers.  Thanks for sharing!

Oct 25, 2013 11:42 AM #51
Rainmaker
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Lynn Pineda
eXp Realty - Boca Raton, FL
Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida

Karen thank you!  Glad to hear they helped.  Good luck with your newly created Boards.

Oct 25, 2013 03:23 PM #52
Rainer
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Kaye Swain
Keller Williams Real Estate Roseville CA - Roseville, CA
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Grand tips for all of us. I'm off to reblog AND rearrange my boards. Thank you 

Jan 18, 2014 01:42 PM #53
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Lynn Pineda
eXp Realty - Boca Raton, FL
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Hi Kaye, thanks for coming by to comment.  Good luck with your boards! :)

Jan 19, 2014 12:36 AM #54
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Anne Kaplan
Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove, IL

Lynn- I have seen your pinterest boards and am really impressed. I am definitly using your approach as a blueprint.

May 13, 2014 06:10 AM #55
Rainmaker
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Lynn Pineda
eXp Realty - Boca Raton, FL
Real Estate Promises delivered in SE Florida

Hi Anne, thanks so much for your kind comment - I really appreciate it!  Best to you! :)

May 13, 2014 08:30 AM #56
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