It’s safe to say Pinterest is one of the fastest growing and most popular social media networks in the last decade. Where Vine and even MySpace’s resurgence have floundered and fallen to the wayside, Pinterest has picked up steam and continues to take over social media market share across demographics. If you’re a business, being on Pinterest isn’t just about being on Pinterest; it’s about so much more with referral traffic to your website and brand awareness being some of the perks.
Sympler gives you five reasons why your brand should be on Pinterest and what it’ll do to help you grow your business online.
5 Reasons Why Your Brand Needs to Be Pinning
Drive Referral Traffic
The number one reason every brand should use Pinterest, even if it doesn’t seem like the right fit is referral traffic. Pinterest is one of the leading sources of social referral traffic to websites in the last three years, and this continues to grow for businesses who pin their content that is then re-pinned and shared by other users on the network. In just two to three hours a month, you can drive constant traffic to your website in most niches.
Build Brand Awareness
By pinning your content and leveraging other users sharing it, you can showcase your brand’s expertise online. For niches like home improvement, entertainment, and e-commerce, you’ll continue to show up in searches related to your products and services on Pinterest. As you pop up, more users will associate your brand with what they’re looking for and remember you when it’s time to buy.
The world’s attention span is changing thanks to social media. Everybody wants short bursts of information, but it’s quickly lost as something better or more interesting comes along. With Pinterest, high-quality images and content keep coming back for more as it’s rediscovered and re-pinned by users. This means your initial investment in Pinterest will continue to ebb and flow, unlike most other social networks out there like Facebook and Twitter where you’re quickly forgotten. This keeps you top of mind for potential customers when they rediscover your content on Pinterest.
Unless you spend money on Pinterest Ads – which is worth it depending on the niche – Pinterest is free to use. Once you add pins and begin re-pinning, not only have you set your brand up for success but you’re also going to get free promotion for people sharing your pins. This is a win-win for the initial investment in getting Pinterest boards set up and running. Who doesn’t love free advertising that’ll continue as long as Pinterest is around for people to find you on?
Boost Sales or Generate Leads
According to Pinterest, 93% of its 200 million monthly Pinners use their platform to plan for purchases. By taking the time to make creative pins that reach out to your audience on the social network, you could boost sales or generate leads from the site itself in addition to sending people to your website to do the same thing. This gives you two funnels to drive growth for your brand. The return on investment on Pinterest is on-going, even though all the work to get started is upfront. This should be a no-brainer for businesses looking to drive more traffic to their website.
Pinterest continues to grow daily, and there’s no reason why brands shouldn’t be doing what they can to stay relevant on the social network. With a few hours a month, you could be driving traffic to your website, increasing your brand authority, and generating leads or sales. If you’re interested in seeing how Pinterest will work for your business, get in touch with our social media team and let’s talk.
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