- Write your post as a list
- Use text on your photos, or create a title graphic
- Add a "Pin It" button beneath the photo you want to be pinned, and write a smart, searchable tag for the caption
- Write a post that is timely
- Ask friends who are active on Pinterest to pin your content
- Push the post out via social media, multiple times over an appropriate period
- Remind people of the posts after the initial "peak period"
This tip is something I would like to work on and incorporate into everything I do. A few weeks ago, I posted a blog about the 24 mile sky dive jump. It was world record breaking and will make the history books one day. I blogged about it five days later. By that time, it was old news. Everyone had already heard, seen or read about it. It was no wonder I didn't receive much traffic on that blog story that week. I believe that getting into the habit of posting in real-time and on time will not only help me in this class, but it will also become second nature when I have a "big girl job." I will already know that I have to blog, post or update when things are happening, not five days later. I'm going to hopefully do a better job of staying on time with my posts. Besides, Turner was able to generate 41,000 pins with just one blog post. Maybe I can do that, too.