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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

5 Easy Tips For Pinterest (and an Outfit!)

First things first, no my hair did not magically grow over night. I just had these pictures from a month ago and never got around to writing the post for this look. My intention was to share some meaning information that I learned from attending the social media session given by Simply Stylist. If you're in LA, I recommend attending their monthly sessions that are 3 hours and are on various topics in the blogging realm and it's great to meet other bloggers like Ciera who took these pictures. But anyway let's bring it back to what I took away about Pinterest. Sure Pinterest has taken a bit of the backburner when it comes to social media and everyone talking about Instagram and Snapchat, but it really made me think twice about my focus. Here are the 5 tips I found valuable.

1. Pinterest is the new Google which is exactly why I am really focusing on Pinterest. Think about it though. How many times do you resort to Pinterest to search for something? Whether it be DIY's or easy cocktail recipes, Pinterest always saves the day! Remember that one time you couldn't get your nail polish bottle to open? Yeah, Pinterest had the answer. So what does that mean for your blog? It means people can find your pretty blog and it's the type of traffic you want.

2.  Captions are gold! Remember the key to be found on Pinterest to get that traffic back to your blog, so make sure your captions  are informative and what people would be searching for. Oh, and no hashtags here.

3. Pin evenings and weekends for maximum exposure.

4. Do the chop test. Pins with your head don't do as well like below. People searching for outfits find it easier to see themselves wearing the outfit if they can't see a face. I'm totally still working on consistently practicing this one.
But this vertical no head typically does.
Oh, and don't do the chop head test on a horizontal like this. Vertical just always wins!
6. Pinterest is the only platform where your content lives forever! That might be more of reason than a tip, but I mean with all that hard work and time you put into your posts you want it to live forever. Okay, maybe you don't want that one post where the lighting was bad and your shirt was all wrinkled. But all the other ones that are amazing, riiight?

Hope these tips helped! If you have any to share, I would love to hear!

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  1. What great tips! I'm just really learning Pinterest so these were really helpful! And that outfit is so cute!



  2. Great pinterest tips! I love how you have styled this vest!

  3. Those tips are great! I'm still trying get in the habit of pinning more often. I really like how you styled this vest!

    Nicole to the Nines

  4. Thanks for passing these long! I have noticed that about the chop test and need to work on it myself. So glad you posted this outfit because I LOVE it. The vest worn as a top is sexy. ;)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. Your shoes and that dress. ON POINT!

    I'm blogging about similar things, check it out and let me know what you think: www.kellmenow.com

    XO K

  6. Love the vest! Great style


  7. Thanks for the tips!!! I never thought about the no head thing. lol.

  8. Awesome tips! I really need to utilize pinterest quite a bit more. I love that vest you are wearing and it really is so gorgeous!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  9. Great tips, thanks for sharing. I am so bad at pinning but this was inspirational to do it more often.

    xx Falasha
    Bite My Fashion ll Instagram ll Bloglovin'

  10. First of all, thank so much for stopping by my blog because I LOVE yours! Second, thanks for the tips! Third, love the outfit!


  11. Great tips, babe! I'm in love with your outfit, so chic!

  12. These are such great tips!! I think I'll start taking full body vertical pictures without my head in it just for Pinterest! Thanks!!

  13. Great tips dear! I'm in love with your vest! It's such a sexy and chic piece!


  14. These are great tips! I really need to be better with Pinterest! I love it so much but I always forget to pin my stuff to it. Thanks so much for sharing these tips! Oh and I wish there was a magical way to make hair grow over night...I got mine cut and don't like it so I'm trying every trick in the book to make it grow faster. lol.

    P.S. Come enter the $120 SheIn giveaway on my blog!


  15. Loving this look! Gorgeous hair:)

  16. Great tips! I really haven't used Pinterest much, but I need to start using it
    Dresses & Denim

  17. I love this look! Love that you paired the army vest with a lighter wash denim - it's such a cute combo!


  18. Great tips!! Thanks for sharing!! You look beautiful!!



  19. Love that vest! Love the color I've been trying to find a jumpsuit in that style :)KATMICRU

  20. Love those shoes!
    xx. The Coastal Confidence

  21. Awesome tips! We've been working to get our Pinterest page more exposure. I love how you wore the vest buttoned up and let it stand alone. So cute!!

  22. Great tips! I have heard that headless photos do better too.


    Would love for you to stop by & join TBT Fashion link up.

  23. Really great tips! My husband doesn't understand the "no head" photos I ask him to take but I'm like - "just trust me!" haha...
    Jeans and a Teacup


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