Rich Pins for Blogs: Getting Started

Pinterest rich pins are said to be another secret to getting the Pinterest love so many people are raving about.  They make the process sound so simple.  Well, actually, it is.  We have to have a Business Plan and the Yoast SEO plug-in.  (See important update below, though.) Oh, you’ll need a pinterest account and an… Read More

Pinteresting Analytics and the Tailwind “Bump”

In doing research on group boards and rich pins,  I came across this interesting article on how to FIND group boards that involved using Pinterest analytics.  With my lame little boards, I hadn’t really paid any attention to Pinterest Analytics.  So in the interest of science, I went to take a look.  Here’s an explanation… Read More

Research Roundup: On Pinterest Group Boards

.Making the most out of Pinterest is a puzzle. Tailwind is interesting but there are other methods of approaching the platform that deserve consideration.  This is the first of a continuing feature of “Research Roundup posts.”  I’ll take some cool blog post I’ve found and give you a short summary of it and with a… Read More

Tailwind: Day 1 -What Fresh Hell is This?

Last night’s post about discovering Tailwind  was dampened slightly by the early morning’s study of the Tailwind reality.   At 11pm, the idea of getting like-minded people together to encourage repinning in a community setting seemed fun!  Filled with promise!  In the cold light of morning, there are still many questions. Quantity Versus Quality? I was… Read More

On Pins and Tribes! And Tailwind!

I have been trying to wrap my head around Pinterest for two solid months. Rich pins, pin this, pin that, group boards, Tailwind, blah-blah, Tailwind — over and over again. SO MUCH RESEARCH and so little to show for it. Then, I broke down and hopped on a free trial of Tailwind. O.M.G.  This is possibly… Read More

Pinterest-ing Research: The Lost Days

Small bloggers need to get to know their communities on every platform where they play.   This is why some of the best advice is to start with only two or three platforms (certainly no more than that) when beginning that search for an audience.  Twitter, well, I know that territory very well.  Blogging platforms?  I… Read More

Pinterests and Blogging? How does that even work?

One of the most surprising revelations in my study of other people’s blogs is that Pinterest apparently matters in driving traffic to blogs.   Several bloggers I’ve read who talk about traffic and referrals cite Pinterest as an important referrers.  This would seen logical for DIY bloggers, hair and fashion, photography and food blogs–things that have… Read More