How To Use Pinterest For Promotion & Profit

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Need an invite to Pinterest?

Keep reading, and I’ll tell you how to get a Pinterest invitation link.

Jen Goode introduced me to Pinterest (thank you very much Jen), and I tweeted about it a couple of days ago:

kimarketing: Playing with @Pinterest – Do you follow me yet? http://pinterest.com/shoppingkim/ If you need an invite, just holla.

And here are couple of the responses I received:

ericnagel: @kimarketing thanks… now I just need to figure out how / why to use it :)

toddfarmer: @kimarketing @ericnagel I don’t get it either, Eric. But, oddly enough I overheard (at NYE party) “I’m addicted to pinterest”

I have to admit I’m becoming addicting to Pinterest as well. It is chock full of delicious, fun recipes (Missy Ward needs to upload her recipes from her New Year’s Eve party) that make me want to learn to cook. And then there is all the do-it-yourself craft ideas that make me jealous that I didn’t think of such an idea first. But the best part of Pinterest is that I’ve seen some of my website traffic increase in three-folds from referral links!

To give you an example, I took a screenshot of a someone (I have no idea who she is) that had “pinned” an image from one of my sites:

The first arrowed link and the image are both dofollow links to the original source of the image (my website). But the second arrowed link (I added this one as a comment, but you can add in the description of your own pins) is also a dofollow link and has higher click-through rate when you suggest they visit the page!

So start building those lists! Include your own website images as well as pages of websites that link to your websites to build quality back links.  “Repin” your friends’ pins and “Like” the pins of top users.

You can even add affiliate links of “products you love”, etc. Just be sure the affiliate link stays intact and is not a redirect so you get credit for the sale.  Amazon affiliate links keep the tag embedded, so you can create a new tracking id for your Pinterest account or even one for each list you create if you desire.

I wish I had more time to “play” with Pinterest now, but I have packing to do as I leave for Affiliate Summit in the morning! Hope to see you all there!

* If you need an invite to join Pinterest, either leave a comment using a valid email address (it will not be shown and not used for any other purposes) or tweet at me, and I’ll get you a Pinterest invitation email sent ASAP. Please note that I do not receive any referral credit for inviting friends. Adios!

About Kim Rowley

Kim traded in her business casual attire to work from home full-time in 2001. She now mainly works while wearing free tshirts and pajama pants. Follow Kim's Personal Accounts on Google and Twitter. And see all of Kim's sites at KIMarketing.com.

Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing. please invite me to Pinterest.

  2. Emailed you an invite Peter! Thanks for visiting and commenting!

  3. Very interesting! An invite would be awesome so I can see what you’re talking about.

  4. Interesting article! I’ve heard about Pinterest and wondered how I could use it from a marketing standpoint. My head is racing with ideas. Could I get an invite, please?

  5. KE & Brandon, Just invited you both! Enjoy!

  6. I love Pinterest, manage to get on board about 10 days ago. It’s addictive really. I might try some affiliate links there eventually on stuff I recommend, but plan to disclose clearly it’s an affiliate link (something like: DISCLAIMER: Affiliate Link). Currently it’s pinterest is unclear about the use of those links, unless I miss something?

  7. Thanks for sharing. I just got my account to pinterest :)

  8. Catherine says:

    I’d love an invite if you have one, thanks so much!!

  9. Just sent you an invite Catherine! Thanks for visiting!

  10. Hi Kim,

    We crossed paths a while back on Mompack. Great to see you are still working the internet and sharing great tips. Pls send me an invite.

    ps. I see your facebook page, so I will go in and ‘like’ that too from my FB page & personal profile.

    ~keep making money,
    Tracy

  11. Hi Tracy! Wow, I remember MomPack! That was a looooooong time ago :-)
    Emailed you an invite to Pinterest – friend me up! And thanks for visiting!

  12. Very interesting and would appreciate it if you could send me an invite to the Pinterest world! :)

  13. Just invited you Sandy! Sorry I didn’t sooner, was out of town and didn’t check emails *gasp* all day!

  14. Looks good and I have started with 3 pins, but cannot work out how traffic is driven to these pins. It all seems a bit random to me at the moment.

  15. would like an invite thanks

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  17. Please invite me to Pinterest. Thanks

  18. Just had an invite sent to you, Eric!

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