The bigwigs ‘Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus’ have dominated the social media scene for quite some time now. Yet, Pinterest is definitely making its presence known with an amazing growth in popularity.
In just the past few months, the number of visitors went up to 11
million; equal to 1/3rd of all Twitter followers! (and only in a few
months) That’s huge!
What exactly is Pinterest? – Pinterest is a new social media site described as… “a website that functions much like an online scrap book“.
It’s a photo sharing site that allows users to create collections of
images that they can also share with other people that ‘follow’ them.
The images can come from someone else’s website or your own.
How does Pinterest Work? – How you categorize your images are called ‘boards’. These boards can include a variety of media such as videos, images, text and even items for sale.
You can add to your boards with new links, images and text on an
ongoing basis. You can also re-pin anything you like, to one of your own
boards. The cool thing about it is the images you ‘pin’ will keep track
of the website that you pinned them from, which helps you (and your
followers) trace the origin of the image! How amazing is that!
Benefits of Using Pinterest -
The registration process requires that you integrate your new Pinterest account with your Facebook or Twitter account. If you choose to log in via Facebook be sure to use the “Timeline” format. The sites homepage displays a “Pin Feed” to view activity among boards.
Pinterest is beneficial for the marketing of many different products. Interior design business owners can add “Pin-It” to their websites. This allows your readers to pin items from your website to their boards.
Pinterest truly is a great social media site not only for your
interior design business but also for sharing the things you like,
letting potential customers get to know you, and to stay current w
latest industry trends. If you’ve not hooked in to this yet, its time
If you’d like more detailed help and information on how to set up
your Pinterest account for your interior design business, check out our “How to Become a Pinterest Superstar” where you can learn how to use this amazing new social media powerhouse at your own pace.