Where do we fall in the Food Chain? Well, Granny Flare is helping Snoop sort some of this out with this Week's Hint~~Pinning your own Pins - and here is why.
From everything I have read so far is that Pinterest keeps always changing. Tell me something that I don't know already. So how do I get seen in this ever changing landscape of the Internet? After all, getting my business account to be seen is a large reason why I hang out on Pinterest. In reality, what I really want to do is use Pinterest to bring potential doll collectors, buyers, or interested people to my website.
Websites really are almost dead in the water without social mediums like Pinterest to help them tread water and be rescued from the bottomless abyss of the Internet.
A way that Pinterest rewards the business page is by giving it importance or authority when that business pins from it's own website. It is called 'confirming domain authority'... meaning that I am a real person with a real product and therefore a good and trusting site.
So if pinners are coming to my website from a Google search and pinning me... or an Instagram platform (Snoop and I will have to look into this some more) and pinning me... or re-pinning me within Pinterest - these pinnings all go towards increasing my domain authority and bumping me up in the newsfeed or search.
But this is where my pinning can also become a little stale. If I keep re-pinning or saving the same content over and over, I am not helping myself nor establishing my authority. And in fact, if I do it too much, it could appear as spam on the platform.
In my case, I do all my posts by hand (so to speak), because I am not using any apps to schedule or make my posts. There are apps out there that could be used, but those you will have to find on your own as I am learning enough as it is (*smiling*).
How do I keep up with the newsfeed requirements of trying to post on Pinterest every day and still be fresh? I go back to my website, re-post a picture again but with some new fresh content and hashtags#, and Pinterest sees this as a new post. Now these pins are referred to as 'fresh' pins instead of my re-pinning an old post over and over again.
To recap then - taking an established picture from my website, giving it a face lift with new comments or hashtags#, and then pinning it fresh to one of my boards wins over re-pinning a post that I have pinned already on my boards several times. Food for thought...
Snoop has been snooping again and can't wait to tell Dragonia what he has picked up. Let me tell you what he has already told me...
Early this year (from what I can gather) Pinterest put out beta testing on a new method to communicate and share on their platform. It was called Communities, which would be about the same as "groups" on Facebook (for example).
Now Pinterest already had in-place a way for several people to get together to share ideas and comments. This was their original idea behind their Group Boards. From what I can understand, from all of the articles written about Group Boards, is that Pinterest might not have realized how popular and large these boards could grow. As such, in the beginning these boards had size limits to them.
To make a long story short, by the end of March 2o19, Pinterest combined the best of Communities and Group Boards together (more details about this will come in other blogs down the road). In the meantime, especially for us that like to network with Pinterest, commenting has become the "new tool" for being seen. Pins that have comments on them will rank higher now in a suggestion or search than ones that don't.
This is why you might have been seeing some changes in Pinterest recently. As Facebook has comments and 'likes' to boost our posts to help us be seen by others, so it now seems comments does the same for Pinterest.
I have recently read out there that Pinterest is in third place (behind Facebook and Twitter) and fast growing. So why not learn how to use it to the best of one's ability? I am hoping to share some of my discoveries in the weeks to follow as Snoop and I snoop through the Jungle of the Internet looking for clues to help us fight our way out of this confusion.
Snoop has found several articles about Instagram and Pinterest while searching for stories from something called the World Wide Web... we don't know what that means, but he swears by it...