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  • 1. PINTERESTTRAFFICSECRETSMy 1,000th Post Share!Hope You EnjoyPinterest Traffic Secrets Page 1

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Table of ContentsIntroduction To Pinterest Traffic Secrets ............................................................... 4Quick & Easy Setup .............................................................................................. 5Creating an Optimized Profile............................................................................ 6The About Section ............................................................................................. 7Adding Value to your Profile .............................................................................. 7Social Connect ...................................................................................................... 8Pinning Content .................................................................................................... 9Uploading an Image or Pinning from a URL ...................................................... 9Pinning with a Browser Add-On ....................................................................... 10Re-Pinning Content ......................................................................................... 11Pinning Tips..................................................................................................... 11Engage For Maximum Traffic .............................................................................. 13Contests .......................................................................................................... 13Commenting on your Own Pins ....................................................................... 13Cross Promoting on Facebook and Twitter ..................................................... 14Follow Relevant Users .................................................................................... 14Post Pins to Blogs, Forums, Newsletters, Etc. ................................................ 14Use Video for More Exposure 14Ask for Re-pins on Important Pins ................................................................... 15Re-pin For Others ............................................................................................ 15Pinterest Tools ................................................................................................ 15Graphics Programs ......................................................................................... 16Pinpuff ............................................................................................................. 16Pinterest Traffic Secrets Page 2 3. PinReach ......................................................................................................... 17Pinterest Right-Click for Firefox ....................................................................... 17Pin Search for Chrome .................................................................................... 18Final Words ......................................................................................................... 19Resources ........................................................................................................... 192013 All Rights Reserved.No part of this publication may be, including but not limited to, reproduced, in any formor medium, stored in a data retrieval system or transmitted by or through any means,without prior written permission from the publisher.The information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to bereliable at the time of publication. The opinions expressed herein are subject to changewithout notice.The publisher disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy ofsuch information.The publisher assumes no liability for errors, omissions, or inadequacies in theinformation contained herein or from the interpretations thereof. The publisherspecifically disclaims any liability from the use or application of the informationcontained herein or from the interpretations thereof.Pinterest Traffic Secrets Page 3 4. Introduction To Pinterest Traffic SecretsSocial media is the darling of the Internet. For the past few years, online useractivity has been shifting more and more toward social media of all types, butrecently it has truly become an almost entirely visual format. Gone are the dayswhere text-based communications dominated the social scene. These days, itsall about visual stimulation and contact through engaging pictures and videos.No website has made this more evident than Pinterest. Pinterest allows users toshare photos and other media by pinning them to virtual pin boards. Rememberthe former popularity of corkboards? Pinterest has brought that concept online ina big way!According to Alexa.com, Pinterest is currently 15th in the United States and 34thin the world for traffic volume. The site gets a tremendous amount of traffic, andthose users are known to visit the site regularly and to purchase products andvisit websites they see there.In fact, MediaBistro.com compiled a report about social networking tools anddiscovered that almost as many people use Pinterest as use Twitter!In this guide, youre going to learn how to make the most of this social mediapowerhouse, and how to use it effectively as a marketing tool.So lets get started.Pinterest Traffic Secrets Page 4 5. Quick & Easy SetupNew websites are confusing and time-consuming for anyone. Even the most techsavvy user always has a learning curve when using a site for the first time.Unless youve been using Pinterest for a while, youll need a little help gettingstarted. Even if you have been using Pinterest for a while, there are probablyfeatures you havent used or dont know about that could really boost your effortsconsiderably!Before you get started, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Pinterestinterface so you will know where you need to go in order to perform the basicfunctions associated with managing your Pinterest account.First, take a look at the menu that drops down when you hover over your name atthe top right of the Pinterest website:As you can see, this menu contains several options: Your Pins This takes you to a page that shows you everything you havealready pinned. It will also allow you to add a new pin.Pinterest Traffic Secrets Page 5 6. Your Boards This takes you to a page that shows you all of the boardsyou have created. It will also allow you to create a new board. Add Pin This will pop up a window that allows you to upload a new pinfrom your computer. Settings Be sure to familiarize yourself with this page, because this iswhere you will set up your profile! Help Center If you have questions or need help, see this page. Find Friends This will help you find other Pinterest users to connect with. Log Out Log out of your Pinterest account.Creating an Optimized ProfileThe first thing you need to do to get started on Pinterest is create your profilepage. This page is a place for you to really grab users and get them interested.This page should contain the very best of your pins, as well as importantinformation about yourself and your business.If you have a Facebook account, you can connect your Pinterest account to it foran additional boost. The catch? You cant connect your Pinterest account to abusiness page, only a personal Facebook profile.You can also connect your Pinterest account to your Twitter account. When youdo this, your pins will automatically be shared on your Twitter account. This isuseful even if you dont have many followers on Twitter.This automatic sharing on Twitter and Facebook is a huge part of what madePinterest such an overnight success. About 75% of Pinterest users choose tointegrate at least one other social platform, which greatly increases the numberof people who see their pins.Pinterest Traffic Secrets Page 6 7. The About SectionThe About section is another important part of your profile. It should contain aparagraph or two about you and your company, making sure to include vitalinformation such as your website or blog URLs and some keywords for searchengines.Adding Value to your ProfileOne of the most important things you can do to increase the power of yourPinterest profile is to use a headshot image of yourself instead of a logo or otherimage. If you dont like the way you look, or youre using a pseudonym, you canfind a very realistic looking stock photo or use a picture of one very close-upfeature of yourself such as an eye or your lips. Just make it very personal.Do not forget to include your important URLs on your profile, such as your blog orwebsite, Facebook profile URL, Twitter profile URL and other relevant URLs.Pinterest Traffic Secrets Page 7 8. Social ConnectIt cannot be expressed enough the importance of connecting your Pinterestaccount to a Facebook account and to a Twitter account and allowing Pinterestto automatically post to those sites.It will significantly improve your efforts if you take the time to do this, becauseyou are likely to have a larger number of followers on Facebook or Twitter thanyou do on the Pinterest site itself, and this will get your content more views.In order to connect your Pinterest account to your Facebook and/or Twitteraccount, simply visit your Settings page and use the sliders to turn on logginginto Facebook and Twitter and publishing activity to your Facebook Timeline.Then click the Save Profile button.Pinterest Traffic Secrets Page 8 9. Pinning ContentThere are three main ways to pin content to your boards:1. You can upload an image from your computer.2. You can use the Pin it button.3. You can re-pin content other people have pinned.Each of these methods has its uses, and well talk about those now.Uploading an Image or Pinning from a URLIn order to upload an image from your computer, you can click the Add Pin linkfrom the dropdown box at the top right. This will bring up a menu that looks likethis:To upload from your hard drive, click Choose File and select the ima