There are so many social media platforms to choose from, that most business owners focus their time and attention on one or two. When deciding which sites are the best to brand and market your business, you must not forget the visually engaging Pins and Boards found on Pinterest.
There are a few standout ways in which Pinterest varies from other social media sites. While you can “follow” users, and they can “follow” you—it’s not about friends and followers.
Instead, it is about generating instant access to engaging visual imagery and informative Pins regarding any and every area of interest. These Pins can then be added to a user’s personal boards for future reference. Anyone can access any other users Pins by the category or keywords related to the Pin. While each Pin can have a bit of text or even a URL, the goal is not the “here’s where I am or what I’m doing” topic of most social media platforms. Instead, a relevant comment regarding the post, and what it represents is standard. Most importantly, unlike Facebook and Twitter where your posts peak engagement is rarely more than 5 days (or a few hours) Pins can continue to show up in search results indefinitely.