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Spice Up Your Interest In Pinterest: Everything You Need To Know To Get Started

Pinterest is currently the fastest growing social network. Have you tried it yet? I held off for a while because I thought it was just another social site to keep updated. Then I dipped my toe and ended up diving straight in.

Pinterest is simple to use although to use it effectively for your business it does take some planning so I’ve collated some blog posts to help below. Learn how to start right from the basics through to using it strategically to gain more traffic to your website. If you want an invite to join Pinterest please see the end of the post.

Pinterest Rivals Twitter in Referral TrafficBrian Solis explains why Pinterest is the new “phenomenon” of the Social Media world with some handy stats showing it’s rise and standing amongst the other leaders. Brian Solis

How Pinterest Can Increase Your Website TrafficThis post explains how Pinterest can work for your business, driving traffic to your website and how to use it effectively. Lorna Sixsmith

Getting Started With PinterestStarting at the beginning here is a simple podcast explaining the basics – how to find and follow people, setting up boards, pinning and installing the Pinterest bookmarklet.

Pinterest for Small Business OwnersStephanie Ward explains how to pin and what to pin plus the benefits of using Pinterest for your business. Stephanie Ward

Pinterest Promotional Guide for Brands Simple and easy to follow instructions for small businesses to get set up to use Pinterest as a brand promotional tool to generate more exposure, viral buzz and web traffic. Small Business Marketing Tools

Is Pinterest Right for Your Brand? – Who is your target demographic and will Pinterest work for you? This post explains if it will. SheerID

5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Pinterest This explains why your business needs Pinterest for marketing purposes and how it is the newest big thing that everyone is using.

Pinterest Deconstructed (Infographic) An infographic simply explaining the Who, What, Where and When of Pinterest for eTailers and Content Marketers. Alltop

Pinterest Pinned Down – Explains the pros and cons of Pinterest and how to make it work for you. Jonny Ross Consultancy

5 Ideas to Make Your Business PinterestingThis post shows how to be creative with Pinterest, promoting your business and getting your customers involved. Business Tips

What People are Pinning on PinterestSome interesting statistics on how people are using Pinterest and what categories are doing the best. Mashable

10 Tips for Pinterest Search Engine Optimization – Here are some really handy and simple tips to use to get your Pinterest boards seen. ClickZ

How to Successfully Use Pinterest for B2B – This post explains how to set up your Pinterest account from a business point of view and gives some great tips on how to use it effectively for your business. Sarah Ryan

The 7 Rules of Pinteresting for MarketingSome great ideas for ways to use Pinterest to market your business effectively. Smedio

How to Get More Pins and Repins on Pinterest – In this article, you will learn how to get more pins and repins on Pinterest.

10 Tools to Use Pinterest Like A Pro – Pinning can be quick and simple and here are 10 free tools to help do that. Cendrine Marrouat,

Using Pinterest for Business: How To Share BoardsThis explains how you can allow others to pin on your boards. Write On Track

64 Pinterest Marketing Tips and Tactics (Infographic) – And finally a pretty infographic that basically rounds up all the information to use Pinterest into 64 short points. FreeDownLoadBuzz

I hope you have found the above useful and can now see the value of using Pinterest for your business or even just using it personally for fun. If you have any tips please share them below or if you need an invite to Pinterest just give me your email address in the comments section and I will send an invite. You can also find me at Happy pinning.

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Sian Phillips is the Managing Editor of and Content Editor on Sian is also the accountant for her clients and but is moving more and more into the content editing world; proofreading and editing blog posts, eBooks, novels and anything that is written. With over 25 years’ worth of experience in business and accounting Sian provides help to her clients with accounting and credit control. The other half of Sian’s day is spent working in the Social Media space; proofreading, copyediting, sharing posts and advice or conducting interviews for She is a qualified Accountant with an Honours Diploma in Journalism too.

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  • Debi Harper

    Another fantastic load of blogs:) I am learning so much from you Sian, you are such a pro at this. Thanks for sharing

  • Oh wow thanks Debi. Hope you enjoy reading them – I think they are all really useful for using Pinterest

  • Thanks Sian – I haven’t got further than opening an account

  • … so it’s good to have a place to start!

  • It’s quite addictive Helen but also simple to use and can be very quick if you use the Pin marketlet as mentioned in one of the posts. Enjoy 🙂

  • Eileen McCabe

    Like Helen I have opened account but not put aside the time to explore. Your advice has now spurred me on ! Thanks Sian 🙂

  • You’re welcome Eileen. I think it’s a great resource and fun too

  • Thanks for creating this great Pinterest resource, Sian – It’s a keeper!

  • No going back now Sian, Pinterest is here to stay I think, but like G+ for me, I don’t automatically think of sharing via Pinterest like I do with Twitter and FB. I am sure the tides will turn…soon 🙂

  • Thanks Elaine. If you have the Pin Marklet on your Internet dashboard it’s really quick to share, thus growing your boards and therefore Pinterest Interest simply. 🙂

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  • Harlan West

    Nice post, Damien. I especially liked your #2 suggestion- You don’t feel like you own it.
    I have been there.

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  • Damian Wolf

    Hi Harlan, The main reason for writing this article was #2 suggestion, to be more detailed “little confidence crisis”. I think that all business owners been there at the beginning of their journey. Thanks on comment.

  • Damian Wolf

    Hi Sian, I’m grateful on big opportunity to spread my words here. Tweak Your Biz is a great community for all business people, and I’ll give my best in future to create more interesting and useful topics. And YES, everybody needs a little professional guidance, especially in the beginning.

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    Thanks for your comment and the welcome. Franchise Legislation isn’t overly simplistic but I find if you read through everything it can be understood to a certain extent. But I am glad this gave you a good overview.
    Have a fantastic day!

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