How to Drive Clicks with Pinterest®


How to Advertise on Pinterest®: Social Media Training


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How to Drive Clicks with Pinterest®

I'm kevin from pinterest and today we're going to talk about how you can drive clicks to your website from pinterest therefore ways that we found to do this the first is to be helpful with your pins, people are using pinterest for everything from discovering things they want to do to actually doing those things in their lives, and so the more you can help people to see how the pins that you have on pinterest can apply to the interest they have, the more of those pins are going to get re penned and clicked on the second is you want to use a tall aspect ratio, I'll talk more about that in a minute he also want to use multi product shots or at least you can that's one tip that can work and then if you're going to use branding, which is oftentimes the right thing to dio, you want to be sure to keep it simple and tasteful and integrated and again, we'll talk about that in a minute. First let's, dive a little bit more deeply into how you khun b'more helpful with your pins there's three main ...

ways to do this the first way is with a really detailed description this is important because when people come to pinterest again, they're looking for things that they can do in their lives they use pinterest as a planning tool and the more detailed information you have, the easier it's going to be for people to see how the pin that you're promoting is going to map back to the interest they have on what they want to do in their lives. The second reason a detailed description is important is because the more details you have in that description, the more likely you are to have the types of keywords and search terms people are looking for on pinterest and search is a pretty big part of pinterest from the user experience standpoint. So let's, take a look at this one, like, how much detail do we mean? Well, here we have a handbag that it says with a sleek exterior and three interior compartments, this versatile tote functions perfectly from day to night, and every meeting or aaron in between the stainless steel hardware gives it a touch of elegance. And like all our products, it's made from one hundred percent vegetable tanned leather shop, our entire collection of fine leather goods, including wallets and accessories for the man in your life now that's a lot of detail, uh, but don't be afraid of that. That detail is going to help people to get a sense for what this product is, what your business stands for and whether they want to buy your products or explore them more fully. There's also lots of really important keywords in there that people might be searching for and if they do you might have this pin even shop organically which is going to reduce your cost per click so for example touching on the fact that they're stainless steel hardware that's going to help people who might be searching for hand bag with stainless steel okay let's dive into the next one and that is a text overlay you don't always need to do a text overlay but there are times when the image itself isn't perfectly self explanatory like this one it's a picture of the bike now if I'm skimming through pinterest I might think this is just a pretty photo of a bike I might think this is about you know bike trails there's lots of different things this could mean and the fact that it says up here in the text overlay find your next city cycle gives me an indication that I can expect that this pin is going to help me to find a bike to buy and then let's look at this description to because again the description is always very, very important doing your errands by bicycle is a great way to burn calories and get to know your town discovered the best urban bikes for your next adventure whether it's for a downtown commute or just cruising to the corner market the other thing I want to mention on descriptions is those of us who have spent a lot of time marketing in the digital advertising space are used to this notion of people having really short attention spans, and as a result of that, we try to make our descriptions in our text as brief as possible there's a nuance here that's important on pinterest and that is once again that people are looking for things to do in their lives. So when people are scrolling through pinterest on their phone, not all of these characters are going to show up just the first seventy five to one hundred and then it's going to have the three period ellipses, which will indicate that there's mohr if people want to click on to it, a lot of people are going to do that. They're going to tap that pin, it's going to expand to full screen on their phone or their tablet of their computer, and then they're going to be able to read the rest. So the people who do read and see the rest of that text are the ones who actually sought it out. They want to learn more about it. So I've seen pins that are very successful that have even upwards of ten lines of text don't be too afraid of having too much text on their just make sure that you're being really helpful with your descriptions. And again, a text over lake and help to sort of give it a headline and a pop that makes that image a little bit more clear to the use case next up, including a call to action in your description. In this example, I'm just going to point to this pin over here, the description here and the images of some plates and a table setting. The description is from fine china to patio friendly plastic. The perfect dinner party starts with the right set of dishes explore our entire collection of unique table, where prices up to sixty percent off the department store. The main thing to call out here is that the call to action is a little bit softer it's, not a buy now, or click here or click now. Those types of fairly aggressive cost action can actually hurt your pin performance, but a softer call to action reminds people that is there's a lot more behind this pin there's a whole business selling lots of valuable stuff and that khun dr clicks through to your website remember pinterest is the place people are coming specifically to look for things to do, and they recognize that one of the best ways to do that is to find content from businesses because businesses sell and provide the products and services that people need in order to do things in their lives. So they're already sort of in that mind set. You don't need to be super aggressive, but be sure to include a soft call to action, to point people to the value of clicking through to your website, and then you'll see a lot more clicks. So transitioning away from this principle of being helpful in your pin into a couple of other, more tactical things, you always want to use a tall aspect ratio on pinterest we recommend an aspect ratio of two to three to one to three point five, so that means if your pin was one hundred pixels wide, you'd want it to be, you know, less than three hundred fifty pixels tall, but somewhere in that range and that's important because pinterest is a vertical lee oriented user interface where people see all of these pins and columns, and no matter how wide your pin is, it has to get shrunk down to fit inside those columns that we use in the product. So if your pin is really wide but not very tall, by the time it gets shrunk down, it could be easily missed. A someone is scrolling through pinterest on their phone by making your pins vertical. Using that taller aspect ratio, you're going to stand out more and get a little bit more attention on pinterest, and we want to make sure that people see and give good consideration to your pins so that they are more likely to click on them. Next up is the multi product shot these air really helpful because they just tell people loud and clear right there in the image that there's a lot more product behind this once you can use a multi product shot to give a sense for what the products are that your business sells some of the personality but also show that there's more than just one thing a couple of ways you can do this, as is the case with this pin, you can do it by actually having a bunch of products arranged, sometimes that's done with this notion of organizing things neatly or taking a top down sort of aerial shot. This one is really interesting and expresses the personality of the business behind it. You could also even show a couple of different products and multiple frames of the pin, maybe three different beds that you sell or three different styles of sunglasses. And remember, too, that the pin is half image and half descriptions. So should always be a really good interplay between the image in the description and we have that here. While the image is really strong look at the description to any fashion eastern knows that accessories complete the outfit with hundreds of sunglasses from top designers, your search for the right parents here and with free shipping both ways, you don't have to settle for anything less than the perfect look. So in addition to seeing that there's a lot of sunglasses to consider here, the description drives home this point that hey, come check out the website explore we have because there's free shipping both ways you can feel comfortable, you're going to get a good purchase from us, and that, of course, is just going to help people to feel more confident that it's worth their while to make that click. The last point I want to touch on here is branding any business on pinterest wants to build its brand, of course, and so one of the best ways to do that is to tastefully incorporate your brand on to pinterest and onto the pin. A few ways you can do that one is by using rich pins, so if you are a business that sells products online, you can use rich pins, which we're going to make sure that there's always this sort of icon from your business here and your businesses name that will travel with this pin as it gets repent and spread throughout pinterest you can also consider putting your logo onto the pin itself on this can actually be helpful, helpful to build your brand and also to help pinter's start to get a sense for what your business stands for. You just want to make sure that when you do that, the logo is incorporated or your product or your branding is incorporated into the pin design, and you don't use things like big blocks of text or maybe make it look like a bill border, a banner ad those types of really loud branding actually khun decrease your likelihood of driving clicks from pinterest so just to close it out, I want to recap the four things we've talked about the first way you khun dr mohr clicks to your business from pinterest is by being sure that your pins are very helpful. We talked about three ways to do that. You can make sure your pins were helpful through providing a really detailed description using text overlays and including a soft call to action on the pin. The next way is by using a tall aspect ratio again, we recommend two to three or one two three point five the third is using multi product shots to communicate to people that there's a lot more variety behind that particular pin, and they should click through to explore the full selection. And finally, keep your brandy and logo's tasteful. And they can help to build your brand on pinterest, as well as drive more traffic to your website. Thanks for watching.

Class Description

Pinterest® is a tool that millions of people use to discover and save creative ideas. Every day, people on Pinterest® get inspiration for the things they want to do next: everything from a recipe to cook tonight to a trip they’d like to take this weekend to a car they’re interested in buying. Pinners tell us we’re a well of inspiration, helping them to feel more creative and bringing their future plans to life.

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