Social Media News 4/29/12

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How would you like to drive traffic to your site from Pinterest?

I learned a few tips about Pinterest in an article entitled, “5 Ways to Create Highly Shareable Pinterest Pictures for Your Business.”

I’ll summarize the keys points here (you’ll find the link to the article in the social media news section below):

1. Many bloggers and site owners have been able to drive traffic from Pinterest.
2. The image must be an attention grabber and intrigue the viewer.
3. Once you write a post, be sure that at least one of the images conveys the entire message written in your post.
4. You can create easy images using an image editor like Pixlr.
5. To know which images people are pinning from your website to their boards on Pinterest, visit ==> (replace “weburl” with your website URL.
6. Make sure all your pages have effective images that are available for pinning. Only YouTube and Vimeo videos and images are pinnable.
7. Get to know the things your prospects like by researching their boards on Pinterest.
8. Use pictures to tell a compelling story.

This article really gave me some insight into Pinterest. Check it out for yourself by clicking the link below.

You can keep abreast of the latest social media news by reading the rest of this post.

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  • 5 Ways to Create Highly Shareable Pinterest Pictures for Your Business
    Are you looking for creative ideas to drive Pinterest traffic to your site? If you’re wondering just how effective a great image can be in driving traffic to your website, read on… Since the launch of Pinterest, bloggers and website owners have been amazed to see just how much traffic this social photo-sharing platform can [...]
  • LinkedIn Tips

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    The popular business networking site has created an app for Apple’s tablet.
  • Google+ Tips

  • How to Use Google+ Hangouts for Your Business
    Are you using the Google+ video hangout feature? Are you looking for some creative ideas to use hangouts? Keep reading to discover how your business can connect in a personal way with your customers using this face-to-face video conferencing tool. Hangout Features Google+ has been updating the regular Hangout features. There used to be two distinct [more social media news...]
  • Facebook Timeline Tips

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  • General Social Media Marketing Tips

  • How to Adapt to the New World of Social Business
    The consumer revolution is in progress. Do you know what part you play in it? Do you realize that “digital Darwinism” (when society and technology evolve faster than a company’s ability to adapt) is a threat to each and every business (including yours)? Whether you’re a marketer, a business professional or an entrepreneur, it is [more social media news...]
  • 4 Ways to Measure Social Media Success With Free Tools
    Do you know if your social media promotions or campaigns were successful? For many businesses, it can be easy to label a social campaign a huge hit or a blatant blunder, but which elements made the campaign successful? There are an array of powerful and free tools that can be used to help you understand [...]
  • How B2B Marketers Use Social Media: New Research
    Do you primarily market to other businesses? Are you wondering, “How does social media work differently for B2B businesses?” In the 2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report, Mike Stelzner asked marketers how they’re using social media. More than 1900 business-to-business (B2B) marketers shared their insights on what’s working with social media marketing and where they’d [more social media news...]
  • Don’t Let ROI Get In Your Way
    Measuring social media success is an art. Revenue can’t be the main criteria of success and you can’t evaluate it in the short term.
  • The Problem With Engagement
    Marketers everywhere are scrambling through the motions, trying to “engage.” But few stop to think about what engagement really is.
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    2 Responses to “Social Media News 4/29/12”

    1. suzy says:

      I love Pinterest. I read about it on this blog and I’ve been hooked ever since. :)

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