Pinterest Tips for Hubpages
Pinterest & Hubpages Make a Great Team
Pinterest and Hubpages make an awesome duo. If you haven't tried Pinterest yet or are a little puzzled about how to use it with Hubpages, here are tips for that. I find the site lots of fun and you'll see lots of Hubbers on Pinterest.
With no further ado, let's jump into some tips for how to use Pinterest to increase traffic to your hubs, get ideas for new hubs and have a good time doing it.
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Getting Started on Pinterest
- Ask a fellow writer or a friend on Facebook for an invite to Pinterest. That gets you onto the site faster than going to Pinterest and requesting an invite from them.
- Sign in and set up your profile, just as you would for any site. They start you with a few generic boards and you can start adding more topics as you go along. Set up pin boards for your niche topics on Hubpages. For myself, I added boards for genealogy, Civil War, library stuff, Kansas, memoir writing, and other topics that I write about.
- Click on the PINTEREST logo at the top of the page. It takes you to the latest pins. Browse around and pin a few of the images that catch your eye. You don't want your pin boards to only contain your own hubs.
I love it because I love working with pictures and at a glance, I can see who else has the same interests that I have. Plus I can quickly discover new people with very cool interests and hopeful they will visit my hubs. Easy to widen out on Pinterest where you can get tons of new ideas for hubs. As you can tell - I'm excited about Pinterest!— GramaBarb
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Video Tutorials for Using Pinterest
YES!! It's about time someone thought of this -- I was always seeing stuff on the web and adding the URL to Favorites . . . but then forgetting they're there. Now with Pinterest, I have this VIRTUAL BULLETIN BOARD that visually fuels my creativity and I can easily find something I pinned weeks ago.— scrapperkare
Boost Traffic to Your Hub
Pinning a Hub to Pinterest - Boost your traffic
- You can pin using the Pinterest button on any hub. It posts the introduction photo and the first few sentences from the introduction. Change the text if you don't feel it does justice to the hubs you are pinning. (hint: your first few sentences on a hub should be able to stand alone for this type of use or for a Google search).
- Pinterest will let you choose which pin board topic you want to pin the hub to. If none are a good fit, scroll down to the end of your list and you'll get a blank slot to put in a new topic. Click on PIN IT.
- I added the Pinterest PIN IT to my bookmarks toolbar on Mozilla Firefox. With it, I can pin any image on my hubs (any image that isn't too small). Add a few keywords or a sentence to intrigue viewers on Pinterest. Then PIN IT on one of your pin boards. You can also highlight any text in your hub, then click your PIN IT bookmark tool and it will pin both the picture and the highlighted text.
- To catch the eye of browsers on Pinterest, I prefer to keep the text part of the pin quite short. You want them to visit your hub, NOT read it all on Pinterest.
One writer friend said, "It is great exposure. I have a hub that was pinned over 7,000 times, and not by me. Where else can you get that much exposure?"
JohnGreenstone commented, "I couldn't believe the amount of traffic I got from Pinterest. I will definitely use it in future."
Use Pinterest is to spot trends or to collect ideas for a new hub.
I saw pins for projects with mason jars. It intrigued me & I started repinning them. I made a hub called 101 Uses for Mason Jars. Within a month, it received over 500 visits. It was a hot topic.
The Pins on Pinterest That Inspired One of My Pages
Click on the people you are following on the site. Glance over their boards and click UNFOLLOW on the boards that don't interest you, like fancy shoes or other topics. That will make the selection more focused and take less time.
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I am getting increasing amounts of traffic from pinterest and that is reason enough for me to love it!— Frischy
Can't Find a Photo for a Hub? Take a Screen Shot of Pinterest
Examples of Using Pinterest Pin Boards
A Sampling of Virginia Allain's Pin Boards on Pinterest - Topics I'm Pinning
Note that some focus on showcasing my hubs, but many are just topics that interest me and may/may not end up being hub topics in the future.
It's so quick and easy! There's no easier way to get so many backlinks.— Othercatt