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Pinterest: Why Your Business Needs It

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If you’re already familiar with social media marketing, you may already notice the business value of Pinterest. However, other online marketers need some convincing why they should share the same enthusiasm as yours.

Source of Inspiration

Considered as an online pinboard, Pinterest is great for finding inspiration. This could even lead to a new way on how people purchase items.

For example, when a user is planning to buy custom-painted shoes, he or she can log on to Pinterest, browse a relevant category, and then land on a product. The good thing about this is that a user can find a link that will redirect him straight to the retailer’s website instead of going to online retail platform like Amazon.

Connects You to the Visual Segment of Your Crowd

What also makes Pinterest as an ideal social media marketing tool is the fact that it uses images. It is so visual and it can attract another segment of your target audience. Typically, marketers attract audience using the power of texts, video, or audio podcasts. With Pinterest, you can attract an entirely different crowd who may have an appeal for an image.

This allows you to create and build your brand’s online presence to a new segment of buyers who may be interested with your product but may not know about it. This is possible by creating a community around the images that you pin or post to your network. This could also lead to referrals.

Showcases Your Expertise

One component of Pinterest is Boards. Basically, it is a category of the images that you pin. If you want to promote your business, you can use this feature to show your expertise.

Treat your Pinterest account as a portfolio of what you can do, the clients that you were able serve and the products and services that you provide. Aside from showing what your brand can do, it is also a great way of organizing your content, which could also inspire other users.

Requires Minimal Interaction

Unlike other social networking sites, Pinterest requires minimal interaction between you and your audience. This means that you won’t typically need a new staff to manage it. Other than pinning, categorizing, and tagging images, the online pinboard doesn’t require much managing on the comments or monitoring what other people say or do about your content.

Amplifies Your Content

If you post a visually good content, users can re-pin it to their followers, who could also re-pin it to the rest of their network. It works the same as Twitter’s retweet. Simply put, your content is shared to a lot of users, which could expand your brand’s reach.

 Pinterest: Why Your Business Needs It

Aki Libo-on

Editorial Team Member at Search Engine Journal
Aki Libo-on is a Philippine-based Web Content Writer for Alpha Brand Media and a member of Search Engine Journal's editorial team. She's also the author of "How to Start a Blog (And Earn from It!)"—a beginner’s guide to blogging published by Bookware Publishing.
 Pinterest: Why Your Business Needs It

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2 thoughts on “Pinterest: Why Your Business Needs It

  1. Another brilliant post from you, Aki. I really enjoy reading your articles, since there are many useful tips in them. Regarding Pinterest, just yesterday I’ve read a case study showing an American local police department using Pinterest for posting photos of wanted suspects along with the description of their committed crimes. I think that this is an excellent idea how legal organizations can make use of social networks.

    1. I’m glad that you’re enjoying my write ups. And the case study you just shared is cool! It’s good to know that Pinterest is not just another social media network that businesses can use to leverage their brand. The government can also use it to their advantage. :)