Pinterest Tips

Tips and Tricks for using Pinterest

Thinking About Running a Pinterest Contest? Pinterest has New Rules You Need to Know.

I see lots of bloggers running contests that require you to pin a certain image or follow a certain Pinterest account. Did you know these kinds of contests are often against Pinterest rules? If you ignore the rules, they could shut you down! For a long time, Pinterest kind just sat back and watched contests […]

Pinterest Now Allows Private Boards!

Those of us who use Pinterest daily have been waiting for this for a long time: Pinterest is finally allowing users to create private boards! Woo hoo! Called secret boards, all you have to do to create one is log into Pinterest and then go to your profile (your list of boards). If it’s the […]

Pinterest Tip of the Week: How to Find People to Follow

Pinning is more fun when you’re following lots of other people. Once you’ve followed all of your friends in real life, though, how can you find other interesting people to follow? Here are a few quick tips: Follow your favorite bloggers. More and more bloggers are adding Pinterest buttons to their sites. Check the sidebar […]

Pinterest Tip of the Week: How to Add Text to Your Images

Pinterest is all about having awesome images. If your blog is in a super visual niche, like food or travel, pictures really are worth 1,000 words. A mouth-watering cupcake or a breathtaking landscape will get tons of repins without and added text. But what if you don’t work in a visual niche? What if you’re […]

Pinterest Tip of the Week: How to Show Up in the Gifts Category

If you’re selling items via Etsy or another online store, you can really reap the benefits. Did you know that according to a Shopify study, Pinterest users are more likely to make a purchase based on what they see on this social network – and when they do, they spend, on average, twice as much […]

Pinterest Tip of the Week: How to Get Your First 100 Followers

One of the questions I most commonly get asked about Pinterest is this: Allison, no one is repinning my stuff. No one even knows I exist. How do I get people to follow me when I’m starting from zero? For me, the tipping point seems to be 100. I’ve been working on my own Pinterest […]

Pinterest Tip of the Week: Be Responsible with Repins

Repinning others’ content is one of the best ways to meet new people and find cool pins on Pinterest. However, if you aren’t careful, repinning can bite you in the butt. Some people are pinning improperly or with less than pure intentions, and if you repinning these pins, you’re passing on bad links to your […]

Pinterest Tip of the Week: How to Tag Friends in Pins

Did you know that you can tag your friends in the description of a pin, which will notify them that they’ve been tagged? It’s quite handy when you pin something they’ve created or you want to alert them about a pin that they should see. If your friend follows a lot of people, they might […]

Pinterest Tip of the Week: Describing Your Pins

One of the ways other pinners will find your profile is through Pinterest’s search function. Other Doctor Who fans will find your Doctor Who pins when they search for TARDIS. Other people who like flowers will find your gardening pins when they search for daisies or roses. Other people who enjoy the beach will find […]