Pinterest SEO - What Are People Using Pinterest For?

Pinterest has become one of the most popular social media sites around. It's an interesting concept that allows users to create virtual pinboards to display their favorite images and share them with others. The site was created by Ben Silbermann in 2010 and since then it has grown rapidly.

In fact, as of April 2014, the site has more than 100 million active users. That's more than Twitter and Facebook combined!

What Is Pinterest?

The site is a visual discovery tool where users can save images, videos, recipes, and other digital content into virtual pinboards. These boards can be organized into themes, such as food, home decor, travel, fashion, etc.

How Does Pinterest Work?

When you visit the site, you'll see a small thumbnail image of a pin. You can click on this image to see the full size version. This will usually show the title of the image and a description or caption. Users can also add a short URL (known as a "pin") to the pinboard.

The pin contains the image itself along with a few extra details about the image. For example, if you click on a picture of a sunset, you'll see the time and date the photo was taken, the location, and even a description of what the picture is.

What Are Pinners Doing?

There are several ways to use Pinterest to generate traffic to your website. Here are just a few ideas:

* Create a themed board for each of your blog posts and pin the images to your board.
* Create a themed board for a particular product or service and pin related images.
* Create a themed group board for a particular theme or topic and pin relevant images.
* Use Pinterest to collect images for a particular project or post.

Here are some Pinterest SEO tips to help you get the most out of your pins:

* Create a new board for each page on your site.
* Add the URL of your site to the description box so that people who find your pin can easily visit your site.
* Pin only images that are relevant to your site or blog post. Don't pin things like vacation photos or pictures of your children.
* Add keywords to the description box so that Pinterest searches can find your pins.
* Use descriptive titles and tags for each pin.
* Include a link to your site in the description box.
* Use a short URL instead of the long URL for each pin.
* Make sure the images you pin are high quality and optimized for search engines.

If you want to learn more about Pinterest SEO, you can check out the free Training Video