Are you getting started with Pinterest not sure where to start?
I am going to show which Three Boards You should include at the top of your Pinterest Board Page.
This will optimise your board for your profile and help with traffic if you have a website.
(If this post contains affiliate links please see our full disclosure policy although I have to say I tried really hard to make it interesting and even I struggled to write it so if you really must read it you can find it here)
Why did I choose Pinterest
I started using Pinterest about five years ago it appealed to my creative side.
Its definitely my favourite social media channel.
I discovered early on that it was more like a search engine than a classic social media channel.
I started by wanting ideas for things I was doing at the time.
I made a crochet blanket for my friends little boy for his birthday and I wanted to have some ideas as to what patterns to try and colours to use so I turned to Pinterest for the answers.
If you think Pinterest your Social Media outlet of choice then apart from setting up your account and making sure its a business one!
You also need to make sure its connected to your website if you have one. I had major struggles with this it wasn’t as simple as plugging in my meta data that Pinterest provided for me onto my WordPress website section for social media.
Oh no lucky me! It wasn’t going to be that easy no I had to do it the hard way!!
So if you are struggling with this like me and tried Pinterest for the answer and you struggled to figure out the information on Pinterest’s website then check out my post on the subject.
Setting up Your Boards
Choose at least 5 to 10 boards on topics connected to your blog if you have one.
Make sure you include descriptions of each of the Boards too.
I craft my own pins using Canva it is simple and free to use see here.
Creating board Covers help to create a cohesive theme to your Pinterest account – I went with adding in text some folks leave the text out but I like it in. I also crafted these in Canva.
Three Boards you should have
- Your Website Posts on one board/ Best of Posts
- Gifts Board
- Resources/ Tools
Board 1 -should be your Website Best of Posts
This Board should include all your pins that link to your best of posts – basically the posts that are bringing in the most traffic to your website.
Board 2 -Should be Categories from your website
This board should be your top Category from Your website. I have included my own Pinterest Profile for you to see how mine looks.
You can drag and drop your boards to different positions on your account – Make sure your Best of board is the first one.
Then your top blog category mine is blogging tips and then your Resources and tools board.
See how I have all my boards with a cohesive board cover.
My second board contains Smartpennies blogging tips but as you can see I also have another board called Blogging tips as well.
I only include my blogging tips from my blog posts on my Smartpennies board.
Because I blog about a few different things I also have a few different Boards for just my Website categories.
I also have Best of board from posts on my blog.
Board 3 – Resources and Tools
And the Last board you should definitely have is the Resources board- yes I know there are no pins on there yet but come back soon and see them appear!
I have finally got my Resource page up and running for my website and you can check it out Here.
My next job is to create fabulous Pins with links to some of the resources on my resource page and this of course could include some affiliate links too.
Please remember if you are adding in affiliate pins you MUST declare that its an affiliate link by adding affiliate or afflink or ad to the descriptions of the pin.
It doesn’t need to take very long to set up your Pinterest account and start creating boards.
The most important thing is to add Pins you’re interested in to your boards and make sure they are great looking pins and fit in with the theme of your boards.
Take note of why you have added those particular pins it gives you an idea on what makes a great pin once you start crafting your own.
Finally MAKE sure the pins point to the website for the post – sometimes it can be a spammy link and nobody wants to save those Pins!
And it goes without saying make sure your own pins point to your relevant posts.
I always click on the pin to take me to the website or affiliate it links to – to make sure it’s genuine.
So how have you gotten on with setting up your Pinterest Boards?
Check Out my post on verifying your website on Pinterest if you need help with setting up your business account.