Are you pinning? Re-pinning? Commenting?
Following other boards? Being Followed?
Because Pinterest is still the new new thing. And surely you know, Pinterest accounts do deliver traffic to your website.
- Pinterest Rivals Twitter in Traffic Referral according to Brian Solis (http://www.briansolis.com/2012/01/pinterest-rivals-twitter-in-referral-traffic-pinteresting/)
- Facebook Drives Most Retail Traffic, But Pinterest Drives the Big Spenders (http://www.webpronews.com/facebook-drives-most-retail-traffic-but-pinterest-drives-the-big-spenders-2012-09)
The White House? On Pinterest?
Pinterest has grown enough in its short life, that now the White House has joined Pinterest. And they didn't just join …. they announced that their first board will go live on December 17 … The account is 1600 (kinda cool, I think) and they've already garnered 299 likes for a board that doesn't exist. If you'd like to understand how that happened, you can read the hows and wherefores on the White House Blog, The White House Joins Pinterest.
On Pinterest, the White House will share pins and boards that range from inspiring images and quotes to infographics that help explain key issues to details about the life inside the White House.” writes Kori Schulman.
Now that you know Pinterest is that big, and getting that kind of attention, what are you doing about your Pinterest account?
One would hope you are pinning pretty pictures frequently (and not just re-pinning other peoples', but your own art!) and following those boards of the pins you repin, and of course making comments when something catches your eye, but not enough to lift for your own board …
And if you are doing all those things, what are you doing to promote your Pinterest account to anyone and everyone who isn't on Pinterest? They've got some cool tools you can use to direct your website traffic to your Pinterest account.
In addition to the “Pin It” button you can add to your menu, and the apps for iPhone, iPad and Android, Pinterest has “Goodies” so you can share your Pinterest account with your readers.
These “follow” buttons act like any linked image on your site. Use them inline with your content, or as part of a sidebar.
Maybe you can take advantage of the Christmas rush AND the White House announcement and get traffic to and from Pinterest!