The Pinterest Blog Hop

 

Grow your Pinterest Followers from Your Blog
The Pinterest Blog Hop - Grow your Pinterest followers from your blog

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If you’re using Pinterest for business, then you already know it ‘takes a village’ to really grow your niche following.

You can link to a specific pin in a post on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ until the cows come home, but you’re more likely to get likes and repins, than people who actually follow all of your boards.

However, when you write a blog post related to Pinterest and put that on your social networks, your fans, followers and connections are likely to read and share what you have to say.

People are still learning how to use Pinterest, so any information you can offer that helps the cause, gets a fair amount of attention.

To grow your brand on Pinterest, you need lots of people to follow you, and you need to be following lots of people. Chances are whoever reads your blog post about Pinterest is already using the platform themselves.

Like you, they’re looking for new people to follow, and to get followed back. If you could give them that opportunity while they’re on your site, you’d be providing a ton of value.

How to Join the Pinterest Blog Hop

I’ve found a way to make it easier for all of us to discover new people to follow, and for them to discover us. It’s something you can add directly to your blog, which will also boost your on-site engagement.

The steps are as easy as 1, 2, 3. To join in this Pinterest Blog Hop, just:

  1. Go to the end of this post where it says ‘You’re next. Click here to enter’ You’ll be able to add your Pinterest profile information on the next page, which will open in a new window.

To also share the Pinterest Blog Hop on your site:

  1. After you’re done, follow the link to ‘grab the code’, which you can then embed in your own blog. Save the code in Notepad or some other text editor for future use.
  2. When you write your next Pinterest post, add the code in your blog’s HTML editor where you want it to appear.

That’s it. Once you publish your post with the code, everyone who adds their info to this site’s linky list, will also show up on your blog. As your visitors add their Pinterest info, the list updates on your blog, my blog, and other blogs sharing the same code. I’ve made the list random, so we all get equal exposure.

Two quick notes:

  1. On the submission form, link it to your Pinterest URL – http://pinterest.com/YourPinterestUsername/
  2. It’s best to upload the same image you use for your Pinterest profile directly from your computer. It should not be larger than 120 x 120 pixels. Choose the option ‘let me crop my own image’ and ‘from file’

So welcome to the Blog Hop! Get more visibility for your brand by entering your information below. Hope you’ll get to meet lots of new people, visit great boards and gain a bunch of new followers as the Hop gets shared across our networks.  Be sure to pass the word, and of course, have fun! Oh – Don’t forget to follow all my boards on Pinterest too – I’m at pinterest.com/bizcoachdawn :)

FYI: Adding the Blog Hop code to your site is optional. My primary goal here is for us to connect on Pinterest. That said, feel free to add your profile information – it only takes a few minutes.



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Dawn Lanier

Chief Success Officer at Yes You Can
I help small business owners create strategies for success using social media and mobile marketing technology. If you need a brainstorming partner to reach your next level, get in touch - I'd love to work with you!

24 Responses to “The Pinterest Blog Hop”

  1. OK…I think I did this properly although I don’t completely understand it. I’ll have to try it on my blog. Thanks, Dawn!
    Alexandra McAllister recently posted..When To Begin Anti-Cellulite TreatmentsMy Profile

    • Dawn Lanier says:

      You did it perfectly Alexandra – in fact you’re the first to join the Pinterest Blog Hop! Thank you – I’m sure you’ll get new visitors to your boards :) Let me know how you like it on your blog when you set it up.

  2. Heather May says:

    Thank you so much for hosting today!!! I am hosting a blog hop today at my site http://www.frugalfitfamily.com – I would love if you would come by and link this up! Adding you to social media!

  3. Yvonne Brown says:

    Good stuff!

  4. Robin says:

    Very cool idea! I definitely need to bookmark this to come back and look into it deeper when I have more time later tonight :) I love creative things like this!
    Robin recently posted..Marketing Campaigns vs Real Time MarketingMy Profile

  5. How cool and fun is that! Just registered to be a part of the Pinterest Blog Hop…now to put this subject on my blogging list. Thanks Dawn, you are so ingenious and so linked to Pinterest, love it.

  6. daniele says:

    thank you so much for sharing about the Pinterest blog opps. I recently signed up with Pinterest after you asked me my name on Pinterest. Hey I love new opportunities to share my information so I appreciate you sharing this information on your blog. ♥

  7. This is a very cool idea Dawn, I will be back later for sure. It is kind of the Blog Ring of the past, right? It is always good to know what is new, thank you!
    Meire Weishaupt recently posted..Top Skills and Abilities Necessaries for a Small Business Owner NowadaysMy Profile

    • Dawn Lanier says:

      Glad you like the idea Meire – thanks. Now that you mention it, this does remind you of the blog rings of the past. Hadn’t thought of that =) Looking forward to seeing your profile here!

  8. Joanne says:

    Thanks for hosting! I added my link and followed!
    Joanne recently posted..Joanne’s World Famous Tuna Pasta SaladMy Profile

  9. Thanks for all that you offer so generously, Dawn. I don’t have an account on Pinterest for Blog Formatting but for my other business. Wondering if it’s going to work? Bookmarked to take a look in greater detail.
    Delia @ Blog Formatting recently posted..The importance of keeping it simple when bloggingMy Profile

    • Dawn Lanier says:

      Thank you for your kind words Delia – I appreciate it. You can add any of your Pinterest profiles to the Blog Hop, and add the Blog Hop to any of your blogs if you happen to write a post about Pinterest. The choice is yours :) Let me know what you decide. If I can help in any way, say the word.

  10. Gary Hyman says:

    Ok Dawn. Hope I did this correctly? Ready to play and have fun. You’re going to have to let me know what to do.
    Gary Hyman recently posted..The 3 Options To Fix Your Facebooks Cover Image ViolationMy Profile

    • Dawn Lanier says:

      Yes you did Gary – got your picture here to prove it :) The next step is to like, comment or follow people on this list so they can like, comment or follow you back on Pinterest. Pretty easy … just start hopping!

  11. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for organizing this. I added my link and look forward to following you on other social media channels!

    • Dawn Lanier says:

      Thanks Stephanie – it’s a pleasure to meet you. I’ve followed you on Pinterest (Facebook and Twitter too). Looking forward to knowing you. Nice cases by the way!

  12. Great idea, Dawn. I thought I commented here already, no? Well, again … This is a great idea. I missed this one, but do let me know when you do another Pinterest “HOP.”

    And thanks for sharing this on my Facebook Page for the Thursday TLC.
    Designer Rob Russo recently posted..The Truth about Adobe PhotoshopMy Profile

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