Aside from my own website and newsletter, Pinterest is my favorite form of social media. I love browsing it for inspiration, looking up healthy food ideas/recipes and also tend to gravitate to pinterest before any clothing shopping. I guess that Pinterest is technically a search engine and not really "social" media but still - it's my favorite and it is the platform that drives more traffic to my website than all of my other social accounts combined.
After all of the pretty curated boards, the next best thing about Pinterest is that it doesn't take much effort to pump up your feeds and get people to see your stuff. As an artist, I post my artwork, share blog posts (yep, this one!) and create relevant boards that make sense for me. The beauty in this - people search and find you based on what you are already doing and enjoying... Im sure there is an algorithm but it's NOTHING like instagram's crazy roller coaster! I maybe spend about 1 to 2 hours a WEEK on my Pinterst feed and I consistently hit 24-26K in views.
Now, if you know me... I am always trying to make things ultra efficient. So this really simple add on that Pinterest offers makes the easiest and more fruitful social media even easier. It's a "PIN IT" button. You dont have to be tech-savvy to make one either.
Creating a PIN IT button, here's how I did it in less than 2 minutes:
Once you have the code copied, head over to your website's editor and locate the HEADER of your site. It's usually very clearly marked and often you have to find it by clicking on something like "SEO" or "SETTINGS"
Once you find it - simply paste that code, hit save, then refresh your website in your web browser and hover your mouse over an image already embedded on your blog or website gallery. You should now see a Pin-It button that will allow you AND your visitors to easily post your content to Pinterest.