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How to Setup Your Brand New Pinterest Business Page | Jeffbullas's Blog

How to Setup Your Brand New Pinterest Business Page | Jeffbullas's Blog | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Maybe it’s time to reconsider Pinterest for your business right now. If you want do so, follow the step-by-step lesson from Jeff Bullas, useful. [note Martin Gysler]

 

Pinterest is booming. The site grew to 26.7 million unique visitors last month. This rapid growth has drawn businesses, especially retailers, to expand their presence on the site. Pinterest has just announced Pinterest pages for business.

 

My, those folks over at Pinterest have been busy! In the space of a few short weeks, users have been surprised by 3 new rollouts – verification of Pinterest accounts, the introduction of secret boards and now, the ability to create business pages.
So what does this new update mean for business owners? After all, it was not too long ago that Pinterest was warning us about self-promotion and commercial usage was downright prohibited.
Nevertheless, thousands of businesses have flocked to Pinterest since its inception in 2009 to create accounts and drive brand awareness in the hope of boosting sales.

Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/11/19/how-to-setup-your-brand-new-pinterest-business-page/#WwA4iTuFL9G0rkP1.99

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Pinterest for Bloggers – Image Based Content Marketing

Pinterest for Bloggers – Image Based Content Marketing | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

The penetration of Pinterest in social media proves two things:

  1. there is space for unique social media initiatives;
  2. there is a world beyond Twitter and Facebook – the current social media favorites.


If you thought handling Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Digg and LinkedIn were enough, add Pinterest to your list now.


What is Pinterest?


Launched in 2009, Pinterest picks up speed in the last months of 2011 as an innovative visual social network, with eye-catching images pinned on online boards that build your collection of visual things online.


Take a look at this Shareaholic January 2012 referral traffic report.


Read more: http://bit.ly/HPeRkH

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The Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest

The Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Is Pinterest a social media more? That's the question I ask myself every time when a new platform appears on the net. Regarding Pinterest, I think there is actually a reflection to make for all who are active in marketing. This awesome guide will give you some ideas, how you can use it to your advantage. [note Martin Gysler]


HGTV. Nordstrom. West Elm. ModCloth. Those are some of the big name retailers who are using Pinterest to drive significant traffic to their retail websites. In fact, Pinterest has become so popular it is driving more traffic than Google+ to retailers’ sites.


I think it is safe to say that as marketers it’s time to take this social network site seriously. But what exactly is Pinterest? And how do you use it to promote your business or brand?


Well, this guide will help you get started.


What is Pinterest?


Pinterest is becoming a social network site for sharing interesting images you find online. Think of it as an image-based social bookmarking tool like delicious.com…but with a better community.


Read more: http://bit.ly/wrHYbN

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B2B Marketing & Pinterest: 5 Tips for Becoming the Ultimate Pinner

B2B Marketing & Pinterest: 5 Tips for Becoming the Ultimate Pinner | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Want the skinny on using Pinterest to promote your b2b marketing? Follow these five tips and kick-start your brand’s expansion into this emerging social media phenomenon.


1. Advertising and infographics rule the b2b marketing pins


Today, B2B marketers can get tons of great examples of award winning infographics and advertising campaigns on Pinterest. For that alone it’s an amazing resource. However, for other types of marketing, well, my fellow marketers, we have some work to do. Imagine a Pinterest page filled with pins of amazing fashion, inspirational interior design, stunning landscapes, and a screenshot of your low production value product demo video…um, it’s nice you have a presence, but how does that pin of a crappy screenshot of a crappy video look next to the rest of these other magnificent pins?


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Pinerly - your Pinterest friendly marketing dashboard

Pinerly - your Pinterest friendly marketing dashboard | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

Maybe a tool that will help us to manage Pinterest... I look forward and I have subscribed... it's free... :) [note mg]


The easiest way to follow/unfollow pinners, view popular pins, schedule pins, and get statistics to know how to reach a larger audience. We help optimize your marketing strategies so that you can focus on your content.

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10 tips to get the most out of Pinterest for your business

10 tips to get the most out of Pinterest for your business | BUSINESS and more | Scoop.it

You search new ways to improve your online visibility or/and business contacts. Pinterest seems be a good way to achieve this objective. To know more about this subject and the various possibilities, this article will give you a lot of insights. [note Martin Gysler]


Now that we’ve given you the ultimate guide on how to get started with Pinterest, it’s worth taking a look at how businesses can put the social networking world’s darling to work for them.


Before taking a look at how you can put Pinterest to work for you, it’s worth looking at why you shouldn’t be ignoring Pinterest. First and foremost, the numbers speak louder than anything else. In the past six months, visits to Pinterest grew by 4000%, receiving an amazing 11 million hits in just one week.


Pinterest has also proved to be a great way to drive traffic to your site, and in some cases, has out-performed Facebook. 


Read more: http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2012/01/20/10-tips-to-get-the-most-out-of-pinterest-for-your-business/

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