I’m going out on a limb here and guessing that if you have access to the Internet, you have probably heard of Pinterest.
Pinterest is another social media platform that is also (and mostly) a photo sharing site. What a lot of people don’t realize is that it is also a video sharing site. That is, if you share or even upload a video on Pinterest the video can become just as popular as an image that gets re-pinned & commented on and generate additional traffic to the link associated with that video.
There have been some recent changes on Pinterest regarding the ‘do-follow’ links they have but Pinterest is still a viable place to get some traffic to your website(s)
What does this mean for your business?
Well first off it means if you don’t have pictures readily available but have videos already on YouTube or ready to upload from your computer, then you’re already good to go. No time wasted looking for photos, you can start pinning right away and begin utilizing Pinterest and all it’s traffic goodness!
It also means that you can maximize on YouTube as well.
Look at it this way. If you already have a YouTube account that is doing fairly well and has been accepted to have ads, you can further capitalize on it by posting your videos to Pinterest. Then you have yet another source of traffic and another source of income for your business. Utilizing both sites to their full potential will only mean major traffic and rewards for your business and your pocket book.
Another great side effect of doing this is getting high quality backlinks to your videos, which will further help your cause by getting them better rankings within the search engines. Nothing like doing double duty with no added work!
And of course you can also use Pinterest in the traditional way with pictures and images as well. Mix up your boards with a healthy combination of both images and video and your traffic should surge.
The time is now to begin using Pinterest. With more than 10 million users there are plenty of customers waiting to discover your business and your product, all you got to do is go out there and do it.
Do you think Pinterest is something of a fad or does it have the makings of a long-term major player in the social media landscape?
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- Steve Dougherty