Social Media Sites 7 Ideas to add Pinterest and Instagram

Are Your Social Media Sites Media Profiles Optimized?

Make use of social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram to share your business story. Do it in a way that motivates and inspires potential clients to connect and engage with your business.

You should make sure that your profile has been completed without blank spots. Fill in all info.
A professional profile picture. Having the same picture on multiple social media channels will help build your personal brand.

Good article on how to optimize your social profiles

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a visual bookmarking tool, that helps you discover and save your creative ideas. Pinterest is the world’s catalog of ideas.A huge search engine.  Find and save recipes, parenting hacks, style inspiration and other ideas to try.

People come to Pinterest looking for ideas for everyday life. Someone might go to Pinterest looking for recipes, then they come upon some kitchen ideas and then find a new backsplash or a wall colour that appeals to them. That’s the magic of Pinterest. So visual, it’s easy for people to spot ideas they love.

1Join as a Business
Set up Your Business Account
Confirm your Website and add the Save P button

2. Pinterest PDF Guides
. Make your website Pinterest-friendly
. How to make great Pins
. Pinterest Ads Manager
. Pinterest Analytics

Pinterest is the world’s catalog of ideas. Works like a search engine.
Find and save recipes, parenting hacks, style inspiration and so many other ideas to try.

3. Pinterest is not magical. Just like anything worth doing in the business world, you just can’t throw
together a Pinterest account and hope it will drive traffic to you. It just doesn’t work that way. You do need an intentional strategy with some advanced planning to make Pinterest work for you.

Pinterest Instagram

4. I have found a very good 5 day Pinterest power E-course that is strategic in getting traffic, paying clients and leads from Pinterest.  Ready to ROCK your Pinterest strategy?  by Summer Tannhauser

“I’m super excited to announce my FREE 5-Day Pinterest E-Course: PINTEREST POWER. I teach you my exact blueprint for turning Pinterest into a powerful marketing machine for your creative online business”  (did I mention it’s FREE!?)
https://freepincourse.com/register   Also has a very good Canva 101 Course, Also FREE.  Very easy to follow .

5. Pinterest is full of quotes. Create your own. I use Photos of mine or a solid background for Pinterest and Instagram images that are done on Canva  This is free or paid KMacleanRacicot on Pinterest

6. Most popular posts on Pinterest?  Today

7.My boards  Visit my Pinterest boards here 

 

 

INSTAGRAM

Instagram focuses on more Engagement on this platform, even more than Facebook and Twitter. I have a personal account on Instagram and a NEW Business Account for Insta as well.

Businesses should really consider a strategy to get on Instagram and engage with millennials.

Like to be a better marketer?

Tools for small business owners can save you time and money.

To see a  number of tools for small business owners on my page about INSTAGRAM here. <Click

Are you using social media to reach new customers?
Have you tried using Instagram? Instagram boasts 15 times more engagement than Facebook, Twitter or Google+

Instragram

Is there a place for Instagram in your marketing plan?
Instagram is more than a fun, photo-based social network, though I do love putting my photos on there.

Do you know how to connect with others on Instagram?
Instagram can reinforce your relationship with current followers while giving you opportunities to meet new fans and influencers. Discover four ways you can create deeper connections with followers and industry influencers, generate leads and get customer feedback using Instagram Direct.

Instagram Tips…

If you don’t measure your results, how will you what’s working? And how will you know what to post on Instagram in the future?

I am now using Later (free)  for posting one of my Instagram pics and a paid Instamate for my business account. Seeing which I like best.

7 easy ways to monitor the most important metrics – Instagram
1. Likes – easy to count Likes
2. Comments – pics that get the most – post more like it
3. Followers – take note of how many followers you have today
4. Engagement – What % of followers engage with your posts. Divide the number of Likes and Comments by the follower count.
5. Clicks – are people clicking thru your IG link on the page? Use a URL shortner to track this metric or Google Analytics. Create a landing page -track conversions there.
6. Mentions – Are people talking about your business on IG?
Search for different Instagram hashtags to find out  Hashtags  Another tool on the above page  Websta Shows the most popular hastags
7. Hash tags that are the Most Popular-

1. #Love More than 696 million Instagram posts have the #love hashtag
2. #instagood Has appeared on 314 million posts.
3. #me More than 297 million posts have this
4. #tbt For those how to market on Instagram

Featured  from : Post Planner ( I have a paid account there )
http://www.postplanner.com/how-to-measure-instagram-marketing-success/

Free e-report and Course

Contact me for a free chat for 15 mins on Facebook or Free Conference.com about Instagram. See my contact page or the home page.

 

About Kathryn Maclean http://www.facebook.com/marketingofflineonline
A certified Social Media Campaign specialist using Facebook, Twitter Pinterest and Google +. Affiliate Network Marketing using resources such as PAC Power Affiliate Club – PAC Welcome Coordinator.


Comments

  1. Ok, so I threw together a Pinterest account, which is probably why it doesn’t really work for me! And I till don’t do Instagram, despite reading lots about it I just don’t get it!

    Enjoy the journey!

  2. What a very insightful post and share, Kathryn! Learned so much about how to utilize Pinterest (which I need to go back too) and Instagram I try to keep up with daily. Thanks for sharing these awesome tips!!

  3. Hi Kathryn,

    I’m not on Pinterest but those who are and do it correctly are really reaping the rewards.

    However, I am on Instagram and do track it. I put one of my niche sites on there and use it only for that. It not only brings in clients but it is fun to be creative

    -Donna

  4. Hey Kathryn! Instagram has turned out to be my favorite site, as you said it boasts 15 times more engagement than Facebook, Twitter or Google+! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!

    Perhaps when I get some spare time I will look more into Pinterest!

    Great Share
    Thanks
    Chery :))

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Chery,
      You are doing so well on Insta you should do a little course on engagement there. When you want to learn about Pinterest have a look at the articles that Jacs Henderson writes she is great with Pinterest.Thanks for your comments.

  5. I make a lot of use of Pinterest. What with pin buttons on blog images, a browser pin button and desktop apps to schedule posts, it’s very easy to add lots of images.

    Instagram surprised me by the number of followers I got in a short period of time.

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Sue,
      Yes very easy to add lots of images, particularly, I use Tailwind to auto post and that helps tremendously. Not surprised by the number of Instagram followers. Your images are great!! Thanks for your comments.

  6. Hi Kathryn

    Very useful post!

    I guess now I should start using Instagram as you said that it gives more engagement than many other social media sites.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Sonal,
      Instagram is totally different and it took me some time to figure it out. I suggest you take a course to learn all you can. See if someone in PAC has a course on Instagram. Thanks for your comments.

  7. Hi,
    This is the very informative post, I love to read more about this.
    I appreciate your effort.

    Thanks

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Junaid,
      Thanks for commenting, I like to know what people like so I can do more on that subject.

  8. I will look into this more.. I don’t want to spread myself thin .. LOL great ideas.. thank you!

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Lesly, I know how busy you are with PAC. This is why you have me so you don’t spread yourself too thin. I love to research.

  9. Very useful tool you have presented here. Pinterest is one social media I have never had interest in because I never understood how it works, but reading on it functions I think it will be great to promote my blog on this social media.

    • kathrynruth says:

      Hi Reginald,
      Pinterest is unlike any other type of social media. I read that it was the third highest search engine recently. I promote my blog on it with Pinterest specially sized pins that are longer 600 x 900 high. Maybe look into learning thru a course on it. Thanks for your comments

  10. Awesome!!! tips for creating a business page on Instagram & Pinterest.

    Thank you so much for sharing was actually looking for this and if possible do include we heart it too,

    • kathrynruth says:

      Shiva,
      Glad you found what you were looking for. Do return I publish weekly on Mondays.Thanks for your comments.

  11. this is really useful information thanks. you really provide us good knowledge.

  12. Hi,

    I have just started with Instagram and found your helpful. Thanks for sharing great ideas.

    Gaurav

    • kathrynruth says:

      Gaurav,
      I’m glad you found the information useful. There is a lot to learn about Instagram, see if you can find a course about it to learn more.Thanks for your comment.

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