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How to build your audience on Pinterest 📈

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Hey Creators! Wanted to share this new blog post from our business site on best practices for building an engaged audience on Pinterest. Learn how to be successful and build a highly engaged audience that values your content.  

To read the blog post click HERE!

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the blog! What are your main takeaways? Let us know in the comments. 

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healthyambitionsteam
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My thoughts?

Pinterest is NOT helping our audience connect with us. You are taking away "tried it" images, and you do not allow us to link back to our site with Idea Pins, which are the only things getting impressions these days.

Bloggers/Content Creators are getting complaints from our audience that we are not including a link in the idea pins, because that is what they expect to be able to do. 

The Pinterest Platform is built on the backs of bloggers and content creators, who supply the content, yet Pinterest won't actually listen to the content creators and what they need.

Sorry for the soapbox, but Pinterest is burning bridges with bloggers right now.

If you enjoy yummy Keto Recipes visit my Pinterest page: Healthy Ambitions Thanks, Cathy

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healthyambitionsteam
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My thoughts?

Pinterest is NOT helping our audience connect with us. You are taking away "tried it" images, and you do not allow us to link back to our site with Idea Pins, which are the only things getting impressions these days.

Bloggers/Content Creators are getting complaints from our audience that we are not including a link in the idea pins, because that is what they expect to be able to do. 

The Pinterest Platform is built on the backs of bloggers and content creators, who supply the content, yet Pinterest won't actually listen to the content creators and what they need.

Sorry for the soapbox, but Pinterest is burning bridges with bloggers right now.

If you enjoy yummy Keto Recipes visit my Pinterest page: Healthy Ambitions Thanks, Cathy

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littlediyyoutube
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Why ?? Why build audience or follow someone on Pinterest when u never get to see their pins?? MY homepage is only filled with idea pins from random accounts I don't even follow. So where do I see pins from people I follow? When you follow someone on instagram, facebook, youtube  you first see posts from people you follow on your home feed, then they have extra tabs for reels or shorts or stories. But pinterest home feed is a mess. Kindly create a separate tab for idea pins and leave the home feed to see pins from people I actually follow. 

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bodymindmood
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Hi:

Thanks for the sharing the post.

I read through the post this morning, and I thought it was helpful.

I have been using Pinterest Idea Pins more and more and they definitely do help my engagement.

I also use Pinterest to announce new Blog Posts or share fitness articles that I find that are full of great information.

As a blogger I actually have been using Flipboard where I submitted an application to become a Publisher | Curator of my content and that has helped my website more specifically my Blog get noticed and used. I think that we have to remember that Pinterest is visual and that many of the people who come to Pinterest seeking ideas want to see it rather than read it. That said I have put my reading content in a place where people actually do read and use Idea Pins to share a workout or a specific exercise in video, I have also found that not having a link on the Idea Pins has not affected people's interaction with me as a creator on Pinterest what it does tell is who is really interested in what I post and share and who isn't - I have said this a number of times if people really want to engage they will find a way even the people who are in some cases lazy when it comes to taking action on an Idea Pin. 

On Instagram I have discovered content you want really is down to who you follow and in some cases who they follow so I did an IG cleanse and dumped all the followers who have no interest in Fitness who don't engage regularly and who by and large lurk that has done wonders for my IG Analytics.

I am just sharing my thoughts - what's works for one person doesn't work for everyone but I can honestly say that using Flipboard has helped immensely when it comes to getting my blog posts read. When it comes to getting people interested in my fitness world...hehe Pinterest has helped a lot re the Idea Pins.

Lisa

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littlediyyoutube
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Instead of creating idea pins, I would rather create reels or shorts on YouTube because when someone follows me the next time I post something they will see my content on their home feed unlike Pinterest where the home feed is filled with just random pins from accounts you don't even follow. I really hope Pinterest creates a separate tab for idea pins like Instagram or YouTube has for reels or shorts.  And I really dint know about flipboard, thank you so much. I will signup for it right away. 

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bodymindmood
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@littlediyyoutube @DaisyBohoo 

I am glad I could help a little.....

I really sat down and went through what kind of social media I needed given the age of my audience 40+ and I needed to wake up to the fact that certain social media was not good for me or my business when it came to reading so I went where the readers are Flipboard

The other reason for doing this is the Fitness Niche is so saturated that if you scroll too fast you will get dizzy and that happens on all social media with Fitness.

The Video link above will give you an idea of what it looks like - I have just started like a month ago so still making changes RSS Feed Analytics through the roof .... Love It!

Glad it helps Lisa

 

 

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DaisyBohoo
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Thank you! I have not used Flipboard! I will take a look. 😃

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bodymindmood
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@PinterestJazmin @littlediyyoutube @littlediyyoutube to get an idea of what you can do on Flipboard check out my new Idea Pin on Flipboard:

Idea Pin on Flipboard

I can also add my writing to my addition in my magazine.

Lisa

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YourHappinessQuest
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Hi @bodymindmood This is really interesting about Flipboard, I'm going to give it a go. Thank you for sharing. I noticed the idea pins don't seem to work on the app though, have you noticed this? Any other tips for Flipboard?

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bodymindmood
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@YourHappinessQuest Hi there….

Thanks for letting me know that this helped you.

As for Idea Pins I pin the link to the Idea Pin in Flipboard and then when people click on it it takes them back to Pinterest now bear in mind I have a Publisher Account which gives some leeway in what I add to Flipboard.

Tips…Absolutely! Flip Flip Flip in your magazines that you create the more you Flip the more consistent you are and people who READ love that and will reward you by reflipping your Flips and Following you and I am sure you already know this but find the most credible magazine sources and articles it goes a long way on Flipboard.

Of course if you become a Publisher then write constantly it will help so much my RSS Subscribers is up like 50% which helps so much.

Lisa

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