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Set Up The Perfect Pinterest Profile

I’m pretty sure you couldn’t miss it but let me remind you something: Pinterest is everywhere! And it soon became the perfect tool to grow your traffic. This social media is different, it’s pretty, it’s fun and by pining only a few pictures a day you can definitely improve your engagement and gather a new loyal audience.

Sometimes next week, I plan on writing a post about the growth of your profile. However, before using Pinterest as a business tool, you have to know the basics. To help you a bit more, I wrote down all the first things you need to think about when signing up to your account. Growing your audience starts with nicely put boards and an attractive username.

How To Set Up The Perfect Pinterest Profile β€” NinetyCo

Pinterest Profile

1. Username/Name

The best way to look professional is to use your brand name or personal name (it’s time to say goodbye to the pseudo you used for your first email address, zip code and birth year included). If you have a different brand name from your name, you can put both, just like I did: Jessica Woods β€” NinetyCo

2. Biography

Do not just write about your age, location and job description. Describe what you do quickly, mention a few of your interests, explain what you’ll pin about. For example: Inspiration and Business Tips for entrepreneurs who want to take their business to the next level.

3. Profile Picture

No matter if you choose to display your own face or your logotype, it’s up to you, however I advise you to use one of those two. Do not take some Tumblr girl profile to make it yours. Your goal is to look professional, right? Then own your business and be proud of your blog and your pretty face. The more people see of your brand name or logotype, the more they’ll remember you. Turn your blog into something people won’t forget and use as a reference.

4. Boards

This is THE thing you need to think about! Your boards are the second, if not first, element people are going to notice. This is why you want your boards to be attractive enough to make people curious. Give your boards names and be consistent. What I mean by this? If you have several boards about Food and several about Home Decor, you can name them like this : Home Decor – Workspace, Home Decor – Living Room; Food – Drinks, Food – Gathering, etc. You should also make sure the names are as explicit as possible. Forget about the ‘I could need this information someday’ and prefer ‘Business Tips’.

The other important thing to consider is the covers of your boards. Pinterest thought ahead and made it possible to personalize each one of them, so the least we can do is use this feature. Try to choose pictures representing your brand’s aesthetic. To help you, why not use a mood board to give you an idea of what you want to show.

Related post: Why You Should Use A Mood Board

5. Design Pins Yourself

Another important board to consider is one collecting your blog content. This added board includes another tip of mine: design your own pins! If you’re not good with designer tools, you can totally ask a friend of yours or download some media packs available online to help you get started, but after some time you should find your own style and apply it everywhere, even to your pins. When to use your own pins? When you just published an article and want to promote it on Pinterest, your audience might just adore the topic you’ve mentioned and repin it again and again. A perfect way to grow your traffic without doing much.

6. Business settings

Last but not least, Pinterest has once again been clever, and allowed us to turn our account into a professional one. The consequences? Analytics! Seeing your numbers of impressions, clicks, repins and visitors have never been easier. You’ll be able to see what your audience is interested in and your most popular pins. To turn your Pinterest into a business account, follow the link.

Do you take great care of the appearance of your Pinterest? Do you think you’re using it fully enough to grow your blog?

64 comments on “Set Up The Perfect Pinterest Profile

  1. I have done most of these things and look forward to your next post. I feel like I have more to learn when it comes to Pinterest.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. I sure hope I’ll be able to help you πŸ™‚

  2. I receive big traffic from Pinterest but I’m still trying to figure out how to make good boards. Thank you for these useful tips! X

    Jeff. | NAMELESSJEFF

    1. You are so welcome Jeff! Be sure to read some online guides on Pinterest, it can help a lot πŸ™‚

  3. Oooh this is absolutely gorgeous – loving the pictures! Got to love Pinterest, so many beautiful things, could spend hours scrolling through haha!

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

    1. I completely agree! Pinterest is everything πŸ˜‰

  4. OMG! I use pinterest a lot but I didn’t know about the business account!
    Thanks for the amazing tips and for sharing all of this!
    Have a lovely week*
    Patricia,
    Xx

    http://www.thathappymess.com

    1. Ah I’m so happy I could help you discover this feature! Have fun discovering your analytics πŸ™‚

  5. Such great tips! I was just saying I needed to revamp my boards!

    1. That’s the perfect time to do it then πŸ™‚

  6. Great tips! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you Violette

  7. I totally need to revamp and tweak my pinterest, thanks for the great tips
    xo

    1. Glad I could help Laura πŸ™‚

  8. Amazing post! I was already doubting about a pinterest profile. Thanks for sharing babe!

    xx

    1. Pinterest can do wonders!

  9. Such great tips!
    I definitely need to use Pinterest more!
    xo.
    Taylor

    1. It can definitely improve your audience!

  10. Interesting. I hadn’t used Pinterest in an embarrassingly long time and recently just got back into it but haven’t pinned any of my own content yet. Would you say that it’s still a super popular platform that has value for bloggers?

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

    1. Definitely! Thanks to Analytics tools, you can see your referrals (the sources of your traffic) and some days, Pinterest is bringing me lots of new visitors

  11. Great tips Jessica!
    I’m going to try and put them to work on my pinterest. In fact, I haven’t dedicated much time to it lately, but reading your post, I do see I need to make some changes.
    Thank you!

    1. It might often be seen as a ‘pretty’ social media but it can do so much good πŸ™‚

  12. I am OBSESSED with Pinterest! I find so much pay-off from it when using it as a blog/branding tool and it’s also great for inspiration.

    Sharni // http://www.agirlandgrey.com

    1. I’m glad we share the same thoughts Sharni!

  13. I love Pinterest but never get enough time as I want to use it properly. I see a difference when I do!

    Corinne x

    1. There definitely is a difference! It’s a great source of traffic

  14. These tips are great in creating an attractive Pinterest profile. Love the note about having the perfect cover image for each board.
    S
    Grey Canvas

    1. It’s so important to have a great homepage πŸ™‚

  15. Great tips and tricks! I use Pinterest on a daily basis, so this is very helpful. πŸ™‚

    1. That’s amazing Jennifer!

  16. These are great tips! Thank you so much for sharing!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

    1. Thank you for your comment Jane!

  17. Pinterest is so important for growing a blog or brand! I always love sharing my pins and creating cohesive boards!

    1. That’s the right way to do it Andrea!

  18. Fantastic tips, Jessica! It’s so important to organize boards and have a consistent brand message. πŸ™‚ Another thing that might be important to add is to ensure boards have SEO optimized descriptions! Having search friendly pins and boards can drastically improve traffic. πŸ™‚
    xo
    N

    1. You are so so right! I’ll definitely try to mention SEO in my next post on Pinterest πŸ™‚

  19. I’ll have to explore the business settings on Pinterest.

    1. These features are all so helpful!

  20. Thanks for the tips!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath

    1. Of course, glad you like the post!

  21. Love these great tips for a novice like myself when it comes to Pinterest!

    xo, Yasmin

    1. Once you’re used to it, Pinterest is so easy to master πŸ˜‰

  22. This is so helpful! I’m current working on my pinterest and will take up on any advice!

    1. That’s awesome of you Rach!

  23. Great tips! Pinterest can be such a great tool to grow your blog/website! I recently figured out how to create “rich pins” which I think also helps.

    Jamie

    1. Damn I definitely forgot to talk about those! Rich pins are so important…

  24. Hello Jessica,Useful post, thanks for sharing.
    Wish you a beautiful day!

    1. Thank you for your comment Helena πŸ™‚

  25. Thanks for the helpful tips!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    1. My pleasure Rena!

  26. These are some great tips, I need to up my Pinterest game
    xo

    1. You won’t regret it Laure

    1. Thanks for stopping by Amanda!

  27. This is super helpful, I am new to Pinterest and almost 95% sure I am using it wrong. Thank you for the tips x

    1. Then you have 95% chance of improving πŸ˜‰

  28. I think Pinterest is one social network I’ve neglected from a business perspective but I’ll definitely be using these tips to start making the most of my account πŸ™‚ x

    1. You can do so much more than saving pretty pictures in reality πŸ˜‰

  29. Great tips, very educational.

  30. These are such great tips! I need to work on my Pinterest account, I mostly use it for personal things πŸ™‚
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

    1. You’ll see using it for your blog can also improve your traffic πŸ™‚

  31. These are some great tips to set up the ideal Pinterest profile. The one about creating a meaningful bio especially helpful. Thanks for sharing. :]

    1. I’m glad you liked this post Carmen πŸ™‚

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