Pinterest is indeed a very interesting social media platform that has come into recognition in the recent months. This social bookmarking site is completely built to facilitate sharing and to make it a fun thing. It’s meant for the purpose of sharing photos, videos and associated links with others.
That’s why Pinterest has come to grab the attention of the public in a short span of time. It’s already being placed in the same level as the other most popular social media networks, such as Google+, Youtube, LinkedIn, etc. And thus, Pinterest can really help in providing a boost in the growth of traffic of your website.
The way Pinterest works can be actually compared to that of a Virtual Bulletin Board, where anyone can share images as well videos to inspire and encourage others to share their images and thus building a fine network. It’s even easy to use; every Pinterest user can share a picture by just clicking on the option ‘Pin It’ and the pages will appear as ‘pins’ in the user’s reference bookmarks. After this, the user can organize the photos according to theme one of the Pinterest boards.
The really good thing that Pinterest offers for the brands and organizations is that the link of the website whose, from where the picture has been originally taken from (if and when a company image is shared) remains behind. Then again, the records of each pin generated by the other users are also kept. In this way the website whose image gets circulated through Pinterest, obviously gets an increased traffic. This is an added advantage that Pinterest offers and most other social media don’t.
Thus, Pinterest can definitely do a lot to the reputation of your brand or company image. However, you should also work hard at direct people to your own website. To grab the eye of the visitors and to be shared, it is important to ensure that the images on your website are attractive. The quality of the photograph is also very essential. Also placing a 'Share on Pinterest' button on your website can do wonders.
Also remember not to go overboard with the self-placement of images (self sharing the images of your website) on Pinterest. Pin your products along with other things that might be interesting for your audience. And make sure to leave the rest of the job to be done by the Pinterest community.
A record 3.5 million visitors in December 2011 already gave Pint Rest already the desired big start. So, don’t just read about it, you can right away start your own Pinterest account by going to Pinterest.com and start exploring this wonderful social media option yourself!