You’ve probably heard of Pinterest by now. It has generated a lot of buzz and many are using it daily to share their interests with their friends. If you’ve heard about Pinterest but are not using it right now, you should know that this is a new breed of social sharing site, using photos rather than the written word like Twitter does, for example.
Actually, there are a lot of people claiming that Pinterest will render Twitter obsolete due a much more visual and attractive interface. The pin-board used on Pinterest allows you to create photo collections from the same category and name them accordingly in order to share them with your friends. You can recommend books, music albums, movie posters, basically anything with a visual aid attached to it.
Small business owners have yet another way of promoting their services due to this new photo sharing social site and there are many who are really looking forward to promoting their goods on Pinterest.
So how can you make good use of your Pinterest and what’s the first thing you should do after creating an account?
As you know by now, Pinterest makes use of virtual pin-boards in order to categorize your favorite media. There’s an entire array of categories where you can pin your interests and inspire those around you.
There are several ways people can post a new item (or pin). You can choose to upload picture from your own computer, post a URL to an image or use a ‘Pin It’ button which will automatically share a website’s page to your virtual pin-board.
How to Post an Attractive Pin
Now that you know how to post a pin to your account, you might want to know how to post an attractive to pin that will attract attention and likes from your followers.
Select the Right Category
First of all you should always choose the relevant category for your posts. Choose wisely and don’t just throw your pins in the ‘Other’ category, otherwise it won’t attract very much attention.
Choose a Relevant Title
Another must-have for an attractive Pin is a relevant title and description. A catchy title will always work in favor of your Pins and after a while you’ll see an increase in likes and comments to your Pinterest item.
For example, instead of naming a recipe “Wedding Cakes”, you could go ahead and name it “10 Delicious Cakes for Your Perfect Wedding”. People are more likely to respond to your pins if you use a relevant description to your item.
Choose the Perfect Image
Probably the most important part of a successful Pin is having the right thumbnail. You could even try to manipulate your Pin image in Photoshop before posting it. Make sure the thumbnail you use looks perfect because it’s the most important part of your Pin and it needs to stand out in the crowd.
Now that you know the secrets of a successful Pin, you’re guaranteed to have a successful experience with the latest and most popular social media site in 2012.