How to Use Pinterest (The Ultimate Guide to Pinterest)

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Do you want to dominate on Pinterest?

This Pinterest resource book is for you. It covers the best Pinterest tips and guides around—for beginners and pros alike.

Each chapter contains important links to hand-picked blog posts that will improve your pinning skills and teach you how to get more traffic with this social network.

This book will be an ongoing project. It will continue to get better as more links get added, so bookmark this page and check back often!

Are you ready to get more pins, likes, and followers on Pinterest?

Let’s get started!

The Ultimate Guide to Pinterest

Pick a topic from the list below and follow the link to the appropriate chapter.

Chapter 1: Pinterest for Beginners

If you’ve never used Pinterest before, you’ll want to start here. These step by step guides will get you up and running in no time. And even if you have some experience with Pinterest, I suspect you’ll still find these guides useful—especially the Problogger guide by Jamie Swanson.

The Beginner’s Guide to Seeing Massive Pinterest Traffic | Income Diary
The Super Simple Guide to Using and Marketing Through Pinterest | Search Engine Guide
Pinterest – A Sleeping Giant in Internet Marketing | Right Mix Marketing
Pinterest – The Social Media Darling Of 2012: Infographic | Performancing
The Complete Guide to Getting Started on Pinterest | Problogger

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Chapter 2: How to Use Pinterest Effectively

Now that you’ve got the basics of Pinterest down, you’re ready for more some more advanced tips. These articles will help you get the most our of Pinterest as you look to gain more engagement, pins, repins, and traffic. Make sure you check out the Quick Sprout guide by Neil Patel—it’s a gold mine!

How To Use Pinterest’s Group Boards To Get More Exposure For Your Business | Jeff Bullas
Is Pinterest the Holy Grail of Web Traffic? | LKR Social Media
4 Ways to Create Pinterest Images that Get Shared | SteamFeed
10 Ways To Get More Engagement On #Pinterest | Sociable
How To Create Pinterest Images That People Love to Share | Boom Social
The Marketer’s Guide To Pinterest | Quick Sprout

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Chapter 3: How to Get More Pinterest Followers

By now you know how to use Pinterest effectively, but do you feel like you’re there all by yourself? Or maybe you already have a great community but you want it to keep growing. These articles cover exactly how to get more Pinterest followers… and nothing else. If you’re looking reach more people, this chapter is for you.

13 Ways to Get More Pinterest Followers | Search Engine Land
How to Get Followers on Pinterest : Most Effective Ways | ShoutMeLoud
9 Ways to Build Your Pinterest Audience | Entrepeneur
30 Ways to Get More Pinterest Followers | Smart Online Success
12 Ways to Get More Pinterest Followers | Social Media Examiner

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Chapter 4: How Business Owners Can Use Pinterest

Some marketers claim that Pinterest is only useful if you’re selling arts and crafts. In reality, businesses of any size can use Pinterest to grow their brand, increase traffic, and get more leads—regardless of industry. This chapter will teach you how.

Pinterest Best Practice Tips for Brands | Search Engine Watch
Pinterest Is a Business Necessity | Social Media Today
The Ultimate Pinterest Guide for Your Online Store | Shopify
Top 10 Ways You Can Use Pinterest Business Pages To Generate More Leads! Boom Social
The 10 Commandments of Using Pinterest for Business | Amy Porterfield

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Chapter 5: The Best Pinterest Marketing Tools

If you’re using Pinterest for business, it’s important to track what’s working and what’s not. These articles lay out the Pinterest marketing tools available, as well as the pros and cons of each. To ensure you’re working as efficiently as possible, choose only one or two tools to use, based on your unique goals.

7 Useful Pinterest Tools You Should Know |
Pinterest Analytics Tool is Here | SwellPath
19 Pinterest Tools for Pros |eModeration
5 Powerful Pinterest Tools To Grow Your Business | Rebekah Radice
Warning: This Means the End of the Pinterest Time Suck | LKR Social

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Chapter 6: How Pinterest Can Help With SEO

Did you know Pinterest carries some SEO benefits? While Pinterest shouldn’t be the only component of your search strategy, it can provide valuable social signals and backlinks. Even if you don’t have a search strategy, it’s still a good idea to optimize your pins for SEO. The resources below include the best ways to use Pinterest to improve your search engine rankings.

The Marketer’s Guide to Pinterest SEO | HubSpot
10 Search Engine Optimization Tips for Pinterest | Asking Smarter Questions
5 SEO Tricks for Pinterest | Social Media Today
15 Ways to Build Your SEO with Pinterest | Vocus
4 Ways to Use Pinterest to Rank High in Search Engines
| Jeff Bullas

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Chapter 7: Pinterest Case Studies: What’s Working?

Pinterest tips and guides are useful, but if you want to learn how real people and businesses are using Pinterest successfully, check out these case studies. They provide great insights into what’s working, how long it took, and most importantly, why it’s working.

10 Pinterest tips from a user with 1.2 million followers | CNET
Pinterest – Some Killer Case Studies on Brands that are Rocking it | Helios Design
How Sony Became a Pinterest Rock Star | Social Media Examiner
9 Businesses Using Pinterest Contests to Drive Traffic and Exposure | Social Media Examiner
Pinterest Case Study: How Dobango’s Contest increased its Site Traffic by 167% | Pinnable Business
How I Got 25,000 Blog Subscribers from Pinterest — in 2 Months Flat | Make a Living Writing

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Chapter 8: Can Pinterest Be Monetized?

Many people wonder if they can make money using Pinterest, or if Pinterest can directly lead to more sales in their business. The bloggers included in this chapter have some valuable suggestions on how to do just that.

8 Effective Ways To Make Money Using Pinterest |Addicted2Success
How To Finally Monetize Pinterest! | Boom Social
7 Ways to Monetize Pinterest Without Alienating its User Base | Lima Consulting Group
7 Ways to Make Money On Pinterest | Reccessionista
How To Use Pinterest To make Money, Drive Traffic & Increase Sales | Adam Maggio

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Bonus Chapter: More Pinterest Tips

These Pinterest tips don’t fit into any of the above categories, but are too good not to be included.

How to Verify Your Pinterest Account (and Why You Can’t Wait)! | Boom Social
Five Mistakes to Avoid on Pinterest | LKR Social Media
10 Pinterest Do’s That’ll Make You a Better Marketer | SteamFeed
How to Get a Boatload of People to Pin Your Products to Pinterest | Quick Sprout
64 Pinterest Marketing Tips and Tactics – Infographic | Jeff Bullas

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Finally, I really hope you enjoyed this resource book. If you use Pinterest, follow me here. And as always, if you need help, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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18 thoughts on “How to Use Pinterest (The Ultimate Guide to Pinterest)”

  1. Thanks for this article. Love that everything I could ever want to know about pinterest is all in one place.

    1. Casandra Campbell

      Thanks, Lat! I know you use Pinterest quite a bit so let me know if you come across any useful resources that I should add!

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  3. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here frequently. I’m quite sure I’ll learn a lot of new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

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  5. For maximum effect, you can use a Tint to consolidate all of your social media feed into one location, so that users on your website or Facebook page can simultaneously see posts from your Pinterest, as well as your Facebook, as well as any other social media sites you have. This will allow them to easily see news and information about your company across many different mediums, increasing interaction and engagement.

    1. Casandra Campbell

      Thanks for your comment Ryan. Those that choose to use Tint will have to make sure they don’t have the bad habit of posting the same content to all their social networks. Otherwise a Tint would be redundant!

  6. hahaha, how good is that picture! I must admit I’ve never been a fan of pinning things but it looks like it’s a great tool to use. Great article. 🙂

  7. Wow, what an awesome list! That’s what I call an ultimate guide. If someone reads all of these articles… I am pretty sure that person is going to be a Pinterest hero. 😉 Thanks!

  8. Thanks for sharing this. I have wondered how effective Pinterest can be and I will certainly look more closely into it.

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