13 Pinterest FAQs: Unlocking the power of the pin


At Brafton our social media methods and packages typically concentrate on Fb, LinkedIn, Twitter or (more and more) Instagram. However, in latest months, we’ve been paying particular consideration to – and getting much more questions round – the rising advantages of Pinterest.

At first I used to be like – you imply that cute little platform for trend bloggers? Okay, I suppose I can look into it … after which I acquired obsessive about Pinterest. What I understand to be the untapped energy of Pinterest, particularly.

Proper now Brafton social is getting very occupied with how one can successfully generate a proportionately excessive quantity of click on throughs by way of well-designed and thoughtfully deliberate evergreen pins. Possibly – simply possibly – even for B2B manufacturers.

Under are 13 questions we had as we started to extra totally discover Pinterest for advertising and marketing, and their typically shocking (or delighting!) solutions. (Word: That is the primary in a sequence of forthcoming weblog posts about Pinterest.)

1. Wait – what’s taking place? Is Pinterest rising?

Sure. As of April 2020, Pinterest has approx 366 million customers. Whereas that’s the bottom consumer base of the 5 main social networks, it’s scorching on Twitter’s heels and outpacing Twitter in each day energetic consumer (DAU) progress. Pinterest’s DAU base grew 26% in 2019.

2. How does that examine to different networks?

Listed below are the worldwide consumer base stats for all 5 main social networks as of April 2020:

  • Fb: 2.498 billion.
  • Instagram: 1 billion.
  • LinkedIn: 620 million.
  • Twitter: 386 million.
  • Pinterest: 366 million.

3. Who’re these customers?

Most are feminine and about 41% are from high-income households.

4. I’d prefer to know extra about how these girls use Pinterest. What are you able to inform me?

Glad you requested. Pinterest customers have the best buy intent of any social community. And, these customers have a variety of shopping for energy, so their consumer intent is essential to grasp when creating social methods. Listed below are among the most useful consumer stats, pulled from a terrific article about Pinterest on the Sprout Social weblog:

  • 85% of ladies on Pinterest use it to plan life moments, in comparison with 44% for Instagram and 53% for Fb.
  • 43% of Pinterest customers plan on getting their perfect residence inside the subsequent 5 years.
  • 58% of customers say Pinterest helps them make procuring and buying choices.
  • 52% use the platform to develop their information of nice meals and drinks.
  • 70% use Pinterest to seek out equipment, watches and jewellery.
  • 52% of Pinterest customers spent $500 or extra on magnificence merchandise inside 6 months.

5. What does that demographic data imply?

In the event you’re concentrating on girls within the age teams of 25-54, your model needs to be on Pinterest.

6. Can new manufacturers get traction on Pinterest?

In accordance with Pinterest – sure, massive time. The model touts the stat that customers on the platform are 47% extra more likely to be launched to a brand new model on Pinterest than another social community. However, essential(!), the longer your account has existed, the extra “reliable” Pinterest considers it to be, and pins for extra reliable accounts are more likely to obtain extra visibility. From what I can collect, trustworthiness is the on-platform Pinterest model of Area Authority.

So, in conclusion: One of the best time for a model to start out a Pinterest account is 20 years in the past. And the subsequent greatest time is at present.

7. What’s the “lifespan” of a pin?

Lengthy! Pins reside within the blue zone of social media submit lifecycles. The lifespan of a pin (lifespan being the time frame throughout which a social submit is producing engagement or clicks) is 7 days. Evaluate that to the typical lifespan of a tweet – typically thought of to be 5-20 minutes, or a Fb submit, 80-90 minutes. Whoa, Nelly!

8. Not wholly Pinterest-related, however how essential is the “lifespan” of a submit?

Tremendous essential! Typically talking, the longer the “lifespan” of a submit, the extra time it’s working for you – by producing impressions, engagements or clicks.  A submit with a extremely lengthy lifespan is akin to passive revenue – you already did all of the work and now it’s buzzing alongside within the background, producing some outcomes. Every community strikes at a distinct charge. For the numbers beneath I used this Inexperienced Umbrella supply for FB, LI, Twitter and Instagram, and this text for knowledge on the lifespan of a pin.

LinkedIn 48 HOURS
Instagram 48 HOURS
Pinterest 7 DAYS
Twitter 18 MINUTES

9. I’m sick of those stats. Are you able to give me, like, a private anecdote to take my thoughts off numbers?

Completely! I might be delighted to. Sam Dame, Brafton’s Social Media Supervisor, runs her personal weblog (shout out to Sam’s weblog right here). Since COVID-19 got here into our collective lives, Sam has been doing precisely zero work to advertise the weblog however her site visitors has remained pretty regular. The place is all of it coming from? Guess, I’ll wait.

Sure! Pinterest!

  • Pinterest referred 27% extra site visitors than Fb and Instagram mixed.
  • And, greater than 96% of all social referral site visitors got here from Pinterest.

10. What sort of content material performs greatest on Pinterest?

To generate re-pins and site visitors your content material will must be all the following:

  • Helpful or academic. Didactic, how-to and information-rich content material (particularly lists) carry out greatest.
  • Evergreen. Per #Eight above, pins can generate engagement and clicks for a protracted time frame. Benefit from that by specializing in evergreen content material relatively than topical or trending titles.
  • Fairly. Pinterest is a cheerful area wherein solely the well-designed pin survives. Colours, fonts and graphics needs to be constant and on-brand. (In the event you’re not a designer, don’t despair – a workable information of Canva can be sufficient to get it carried out proper. Take a look at their infographic choices particularly for listing articles, or seize gifs, movies or images from their picture financial institution.)
  • Video. There have been 6x extra movies seen on the platform in 2019 than in 2018.

11. What sort of content material will NOT carry out on Pinterest?

Don’t waste a pin on well timed or trending content material that’s higher served by newscycle-focused platforms (like twitter or FB). Keep away from:

  • Enterprise, personnel or private bulletins
  • Public statements
  • Press releases
  • Information articles
  • Political content material

12. Are you able to promote on Pinterest?

Sure. In case you have a enterprise account you may promote. (Aspect-note: Don’t make these frequent errors if you arrange your biz account.) The primary targets for Pinterest advertisements are typically bucketed as follower progress, site visitors or gross sales.

13. What about key phrases and hashtags – and the way do backlinks work? And in addition how do you choose your actual matters and pictures?

These are all nice questions that I had, too! In the event you’re nonetheless with me right here 1) thanks, and a couple of) keep tuned right here or observe me on LinkedIn for a separate article on the right way to create an efficient Pinterest account and technique.


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