The Marketing Guide for Pinterest

The Ultimate Pinterest Marketing Guide

Pinterest can be a very useful tool to market your business. We have developed a marketing guide for Pinterest.
Pinterest continues to grow at a very astonishing rate and is only second in terms of growth percentage to SnapChat which is the first. This interest-based social media platform attracts people who are into arts and crafts. Tutorial guides and DIY (do it yourself) pins have a greater likelihood to be clicked compared with other sort of images.

Data reveals that shoppers that are influenced by Pinterest are more likely to spend around on average $100 on Shopify, as compared to users who use Facebook.

The pins have more longevity than that of say a tweet or a Facebook post. A tweet lasts for few minutes, a Facebook post may last for few hours or couple of days. But pins, can live up to a period of up to 4 months.

Why Pinterest

A large amount of online shoppers admit they have bought at one product after finding it on Pinterest.

The simple interface of Pinterest makes it possible for advertisers to use this social media platform as a medium to increase their customer reach. Pinterest ads get seen as advertisements, but as a pin, which promotes their product or service.

More people are joining this image-based platform. About 85% of users on Pinterest have admitted they’ve purchased using Pinterest as a referral.

How To Get Started With Pinterest

There are two different types of accounts: beginners & business.

To begin you must set up a personal profile, then set up your business profile. See how to set up your business account on Pinterest.

Once your business account is ready, you will be directed to a dashboard in your Pinterest profile. Get yourself familiar with the basics and then read on below to learn how to get traffic to your website.

We start with how to optimise your boards, pins, content, SEO and finish analytics.

Optimising your Pins

I am sure such as myself a few of you might not know about pin optimisation in Pinterest. Don’t worry, below we give you each detail regarding how to make your pins more searchable.

Optimisation Pins

It  simple. You just post the image, which inspires you most.

There are different parameters to be taken in consideration though, it’s which deciding what to pin on Pinterest.

People just love to see images with valuable information and in-depth message. As a business owner, you should have a clear understanding of what & how to pin on Pinterest.

Below are simple and effective examples.

Optimize pins

CoolResumes provides an ideal example of how to optimise pins, in order to grab a users attention. Use a bold headline and put the content inside the pin.

The idea is that you make your pin searchable first; which is done by adding an description to your pin.

pins searchable

Pinterest just loves tall images so design to the appropriate size.

Optimising the Board

Once the pins are set, it’s time to direct your efforts to the boards. A board is a collection of different images arranged as an interest based topic.

If you have an online store, you can make different boards to entice more customers attention towards your brand. You can create different boards such as ‘Holiday Special’, ‘Summer Festivals’ or any topic which is similar to reach more customers on Pinterest.

Coca Cola

Coca Cola, is one of the most influential brands, they have created different boards such as  ‘Holiday’, ‘Recipes’ and ‘Thanksgiving’. This draws attention to a large number of different consumers & targets it’s markets to its brand.

Bon Appetit Magazine Pinterest Board

Optimising the Content

We all know that content is KING ,in terms of online marketing.

Some of the content optimisation tips that will help brands increase their searchability are listed below:

  • Write relevant content & keywords in the boards & pins
  • Make sure it’s short & effective
  • New York Times Trump

See how intelligent and creative the above pin is,  The New York Times is one of the world’s eminent names in news industry, and you can see why. This pin creates curiosity and draws the user to want to read more.

Content Optimisation

 Pinterest SEO (PSEO)

One of the most important things with increasing your brand visibility is that users should be able to find your pins and boards easily.

Pinterest has on-site SEO, which helps users to find the content of their interest, via the use of tags and keywords.

Pinterest SEO

You can see by for the search result ‘weight loss’, all the relevant pins are displayed. This means all the brands that have any product or service related to anywhere near weight loss will display.

This is a real power. Here are some tips for good optimisation:

  • Use relevant keywords in your headline, description
  • Use hashtags
  • Add the backlink of your website on every image that is posted from outside websites. This increases the traffic on your website.

Analytics for Pinterest

Pinterest has an in-built analytical tool, this helps your business grow organically. Get to know Pinterest Analytics as it will help increase your efforts.

Analytics for Pinterest
Pinterest analytics for business

Rich Pins

Rich pins are new to Pinterest, in order to encourage all sorts of businesses to start using this amazing platform.

It was only introduced this 2016, and there are 6 kinds of rich pins:

  1.  Movie
  2.  Article
  3.  Recipe
  4.  Place
  5.  App
  6.  Product

Each pin is meant for a separate purpose. for eg. clicking on a Product Pin takes you to the stock, and price of the product, and a user can easily click to buy the product they choose. You can also “Promote” pins to expand the visibility.

Final Conclusion

Pinterest has slowly been building steadily to reach the top place now in social media platforms, and because Pinterest’s users are mainly interested in purchasing products this platform has a real push for online businesses.


70% of the users on Pinterest users come online with the intention of purchasing a product.

Since Pinterest is really the best platform to refer, compare and choose products, customers love this when it comes to online shopping.