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Everyday Social Media numbers are growing, and here are 45 facts in an infographic by Digital Insights.
A few of the statistics:
40% of marketers use Google+, 70% desire to learn more and 67% plan to increase Google+ activities 42% update their profile information regularly on LinkedIn Every second 8000 users like some or other photo on Instagram 80% of total Pinterest’s pins are re-pins 4.2 billion people use mobile device to access social media sites
Via Lauren Moss, Antonios Bouris, Martin (Marty) Smith
You’ve optimized every part of your website – but have you checked your Pinterest SEO potential? Learn how to use Pinterest to increase your search ranking and drive traffic to your site.
It’s no secret that SEO is an extremely important part of any marketing mix. The right keywords, linking to the right content, shared to the right sites, help your domain rank higher in search. However, there’s probably a valuable tool for traffic that you haven’t thought of – Pinterest SEO.
By applying a few tweaks to your Pinterest profile, pins and website, you can easily take advantage of Pinterest’s viral nature and recieve the SEO bump you’ve been looking for.
Via Antonino Militello, Bonnie Manis
This piece was written by Dave Copeland for Readwriteweb. There have been many articles about Pinterest but if you do nothing else, read the white paper by Engauge and report they're referring to. It is absolutely the best one I've seen to date. (more details below)
The most important thing in this piece is the report, here's what you'll see:
A new Engauge white paper breaks down:
**the make-up of the average Pinterest user
**shows that the end result of less reading is more of a focus on content curation than creation.
**The timing of that trend, combined with a stunning design when Internet users are focusing more on visual than text, has allowed Pinterest to explode in popularity.
This is what caught my attention - a quote from a user:
"When I'm looking for new trends on specific topics like fashion or birthday party themes, I now search Pinterest first -- not Google." - Karah Street
Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
If you're in making Pinterest work for you, you might want to visit my other topic: Pinterest Watch.
Read full article here: [http://rww.to/yQtDNQ]
Pinterest is the social media plateform where, not to be or not to be on the right way can make the difference for those who want to use this platform for their business. This guide should support you in your approach. [note mg]
Just because Pinterest is a female-dominated network doesn't mean men don't fit in. In this post, learn how to leverage this network as a male user or male-focused brand.
Pinterest’s popularity has exploded in the past few months. Their traffic and user base has grown exponentially, bringing it to the attention of marketers around the world.
Read more: http://bit.ly/y0J3uK
Via Martin Gysler
Pinterest es un buen medio para la educación del paciente, ya que muchas personas aprenden mejor visualmente.
Pinterest es una red social basada en la imagen que se ha disparado en popularidad en el último par de años. Pinterest funciona como una forma de organizar visualmente las cosas en el Internet a través de "Juntas", que actúan como el tipo de carpetas, para organizar los pensamientos en determinadas categorías o intereses. A medida que más y más personas utilizan Internet para buscar sobre la salud, Pinterest es una forma de organizar la información que encuentran, permitiendo también a compartir contenido fácilmente con los demás. El otro beneficio potencial de Pinterest es llegar a las personas cuando están en Internet "mentalidades diferentes." Puede ser una forma de llegar al paciente cuando no están necesariamente interesados en un problema particular en este momento (es decir, la búsqueda de la salud específica información para un problema que tienen ahora mismo). Pinterest puede proporcionar un medio para llegar a los pacientes a recordar a la gente de los muchos aspectos de su vida en el que la salud juega un papel importante. -
Via Ignacio Fernández Alberti
Boot Camp Digital prese ts this infographic on the importance of Pinterest to online sales- for example, Pinterest is the #1 referral of traffic to marthastewart.com. That and the rest of the statistics might be surprising to some.
Learn more about the importance of Pinterest when it comes to marketing a business online, and take a look at this infographic on the Purchasing Power of Pinterest...
Via Lauren Moss, roberto toppi
Robin Good: If you are looking for ways to let your scoop.it content to reach more people and to get discovered by those who are not yet aware of you, the new Pinterest integration in Scoop.it should certainly be a welcome addition.
With this new addition, not only you can share your curated stories inside your Scoop.it newsradar with your Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr and Wordpress friends, but you can also "pin" selected ones to create alternative "collections" on Pinterest.
N.B.: To access the new "Pin it" button on Scoop.it, click the sharing button below any scoop and you will find it there next to the G+ one.
Via Robin Good
Jan Gordon: This is a post after my own heart, brought to my attention by gdecugis, thanks Guillaume, you know I love Scoopit, glad to spread the word about this winning duo, Pinterest and Scoopit.
Feel free to visit my other topic, Pinterest Watch to learn more about this social network
Here's my commentary based on my experience of using Scoopit and Pinterest
To me, Pinterest and Scoopit go hand and hand. They are both visual and it's important to consider if you're on Scoopit already or thinking about it, expressing yourself on both platforms, (if it makes sense for your business) because it can be very powerful.
Here are some of the reasons it can help your business:
Scoopit is a platform that showcases your expertise, share your hobbies and other interests through content in a beautiful format. It is part of your online personna and it's a vibrant community I have met some wonderful people here.
Pinterest is also a community with some of the same people from Scoopit and many others, (new people are joining everyday). Linking your posts from Scoopit to your pins on Pinterest not only drives traffic to your scoopit site and visa versa but those people can see another side of you that you can't express there.
Pinterest is like a delicious menu of visuals that captivate and attract people to you. I have put all my business boards at the top and my interest boards underneath them.
Pinterest gives people the ability to see who you are beyond your posts. If you're a brand, this is where you can create an online story of text and visuals that gives consumers points of entry through common interests. It's a brilliant way to do business.
I could go on and on but I'll let you see for yourself how I've combined Scoopit and Pinterest together which continues to produce unbelievable results, increase in traffic and brand new relationships from both sites.
Commentary by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"
See my pinterest site here: [http://pinterest.com/jangordon/] - Click on the images and they lead you right back to my Scoopit topics.
Via janlgordon, Robin Good