With any introduction, you want to make an impact and great first impression! You want them to remember you and to catch their attention. For Pinterest, this is introduction is your bio. In this section of your profile you get the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.
When the viewer sees your Pinterest bio and they should instantly see who you are and what you represent. It only takes a few seconds to make a first impression. In these seconds the pinner will decide whether you are someone they should follow or not. You need to maximize this time to stand out!
For one of my clients, I was able to help their tiny following of fewer than 300 followers average over 20,000 impressions every single day. Today I am going to share with you a few of the strategies you need to create and epic Pinterest bio that will attract more followers, get more repins and direct more traffic to your site.
LOGO OR PHOTO
Your profile picture is very important. This is the face of your brand on Pinterest. It’s the first thing that people see when they visit your page and it’s the first to make an impression. I recommend having the same profile image across all social media accounts. This unifies your brand and helps followers to remember you.
If you are a selling a physical product or have the account exclusively for your business you can use your logo as your profile photo. If you are a blogger, get more creative! Color and composition are very important. Your photo should not be a bathroom selfie! Have bright, crisp colors that will make you pop. This will reflect who you are and what your blog is about.
BRAND NAME, PERSONAL NAME OR BUSINESS NAME
If you have converted your account to a Pinterest business account you have the option to list your business name instead of first and last name as it would be on a personal account.
Whether you use your brand name or a business name, make sure it is complete and catches people’s attention.
If you are a business you can simply list your business name. If you are a blogger I recommend listing your name followed by a line and then your blog name or industry related keywords. Using SEO friendly keywords is important here because this helps you be more visible when people search for a specific topic.
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WRITING YOUR BIO
Pinterest only allows you to write up to 160 characters for your bio. It is important to write a tagline that is short and sweet. It has to describe you simply and strategically so people will get who you are right off the bat. Don’t beat around the bush or try too hard to be unique, just be yourself. Speak to your audience and convey your message as naturally as possible.
Pinterest is not like Instagram or Twitter where hashtags are a priority for being seen. Pinterest finds the keywords you place in your bio, descriptions and boards to help users find you. Focus more on including a bio with rich keywords. If you can’t help yourself from using hashtags only use them when you have a specific name or brand you want to promote.
LINK YOUR WEBSITE AND VERIFY YOUR PINTEREST ACCOUNT
Your Pinterest account needs to be linked to your website. By verifying this you are able to have your website function as a clickable link in your bio. This will direct pinners to your website which means more page views, sales, and subscribers. Having this builds trust and therefore you can develop a better business and personal relationship.
ADD OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
The only social media account I suggest linking is Twitter. People can quickly click through, and follow to be updated daily about you and your business. You can connect to any of your Twitter accounts whether they are business or are personal accounts.
You should not connect Pinterest to your Facebook account. If you link your Facebook page it will automatically link it to your PERSONAL Facebook page. Pinterest hasn’t made it available for people to connect directly to their business page or product page on Facebook. I recommend maintaining some separation between your business and personal life.
ADD A CALL TO ACTION (CTA)
A call to action, or a CTA, is a link that you add to your bio that will directly send viewers to a targeted place on your website. I recommend including a call to action followed by a short link to a content upgrade or another incentive you have on your website. For example, I have the link to my free Pinterest Course. That way you can convert your Pinterest followers into email subscribers.
Alright, beautiful ladies! Does your profile meet the six criteria? Remember to have fun with it and be creative then your following will grow in no time!
If you want to learn more about my Pinterest strategies come hang out with me on my website Moms Make Cents or check out my FREE Pinterest course for bloggers and online biz owners!
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McKinzie is a chocolate addict, Pinterest obsessed and loves all things Tina Fey. She is wifey to Devin, Mama to Tyler, and the blogger behind Moms Make Cents. McKinzie empowers women by teaching them how to build businesses, market their products and understand their finances as entrepreneurs.
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