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Do you Pinterest is the THIRD largest search engine, THIRD to only Google and YouTube?

Pinterest is a BIGGIE. If you’re not familiar with Pinterest, all it really is is an electronic bulletin board where you can pin the ideas you come across so you can access them later.

Pinterest is a Search Engine

The fact that Pinterest is the third-largest search engine has a lot of implications for your blog.

If you manage it right (with SEO, etc.) when you pin your posts to Pinterest, you have the opportunity for search engines like Google to rank your Pinterest pins + you have the opportunity for your audience that is searching on Pinterest to find your post pins.

How Pinterest Can Work for Your Mom Blog

Super quick example. For all three of my daughters’ first birthday parties, I PORED over hundreds (if not thousands) of party themes + ideas. I planned all three of their parties from Pinterest pins.

MORE importantly, I bought a lot of the products I needed for the parties because I found the majority of it through Pinterest.

I have to say that TONS of different kinds of people, groups, and audiences are all OVER PINTEREST.

Whether your biz is product or service-based, Pinterest works. AND if you are a blogger or pro of ANY kind, you need to be where your potential clients are – + they are on PINTEREST.

Here’s how it might go down.

A mom is searching for 1st birthday party theme ideas. They see your pin for a guide with 100s of 1st birthday party theme ideas. They click on the pic you pinned. They click on the guide pic that opens up OR they click on the website below that says where the pic is from + voila they’re reading your guide.

Keep in mind that your guide + the pic that you’ve posted to Pinterest sits on your blog.

As they peruse your fab guide, they realize you sell some of the theme items (or offer the theme services) that you feature in your oh-so helpful guide. They buy said products (or book your services).

A SALE + all because they came across a picture you posted on Pinterest that led them to a guide that led them to the products/services you’re selling that they want to buy.

Pinterest for Service Businesses

Remember, Pinterest works just as well for services. If you offer a guide on the top 100 ways to throw a big 1st birthday on a small budget + you’re a party planner, you’re setting yourself up to land some business.

Now it goes a lot deeper than this because people can turn around + pin your pins, which again is how the word spreads + how sales numbers get a boost.

How to Put Pinterest to Work For a Blog

From a business or blog owner’s perspective, this is what you want to do to share your content. First, open an account on Pinterest.

You can use your personal Pinterest account or open an account for your business/blog. That’s up to you. One thing, you want to do is create boards for your pins.

When you post a pic with your blog posts (which every blog post should have a picture), you can then pin this picture to your Pinterest account on the appropriate board.

Complete each section of the pin, starting with a keyword-rich title, fill in a keyword-rich description + input the link that takes them directly to the content where it sits on your blog.

If you’re offering a free guide or download of some sort through the pin or as a content upgrade from the post, you want to mention this in the pin description as well.

In other words, try to add a call to action to the description, so you can get them to click on your pins.

Pin it and you’re done. It’s now searchable, pinnable + shareable.

Create Visual Content for Pinterest

Another thing you can do is create “a teaser” pic. This is where you choose a photo + use a site like PicMonkey or Canva to add some text to the photo. You take the same steps to get it on Pinterest + it can have the same effect.

Pinterest also offers promoted pins now, so you can pay to promote specific pins. It’s a great way to share your free opt-in + get moms to JUMP. ON. YOUR. LIST.

You can pin your posts manually or you can schedule pins using a tool like Tailwind. If you use my link, you get your first month for free. I use Tailwind + love it.

Not only should you be pinning to your own boards, but you should be pinning to group boards, too.

Find + join group boards that cater to the audiences you’re trying to attract. When you’re a member of a group board, you can pin your pins to the board—getting it in front of an audience that you might not otherwise have an opportunity to get in front of.

XOXO, Kristie

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