Pinterest has my Interest!

Everyone knows that social media isn’t going anywhere and it’s growing every day. Those who know me, know that my company: Virtual Work Team LLC has primarily concentrated on what I consider the big four: LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. All of these have been significant in helping my company make new business and personal connections. However, when Pinterest first came on the scene, I wasn’t too sure about how it would play into the scheme of things for us. However, after signing up just a few weeks ago, I’ve found that “Pinterest has my Interest!”  I’m not sure if anyone else has ever said that, but I’m a poet and I know it and I love to rhyme all the time!

The virtual pin-board on Pinterest has allowed me to share interests and passions in a visual way with our audience, followers, friends and clients. Many of the aforementioned, know that I love health and I’ve been able to showcase pictures of some of the homemade meals that I’ve prepared for my family and for myself on Pinterest. However, if you’re a business owner, you may want to know how investing time on Pinterest will benefit your business. This was my concern too, because I truly enjoy social media and didn’t want to waste time on a site that didn’t profit Virtual Work Team in some way. Well, here’s the main reason that Pinterest has my interest: it has been reported by “Shareholic” that in January of 2012, Pinterest sent more referral traffic back to the websites of those publishing images there, than Google+, YouTube and LinkedIN combined! That’s MAJOR! This is not mere rhetoric. After signing up for Pinterest, check your Google analytics to confirm that Pinterest is actually sending loads of visitors back to your website. I did, and in only a few weeks, the pictures I’ve posted on Pinterest have been referring visitors back to Virtual Work Team LLC. Not only that, but one of our pictures on Pinterest was featured on Family Focus Blog, view it here. I’d love for you to visit me on Pinterest, and if you would like an invite to follow us, I’d be more than happy to send you one.  Click the following button to “Follow Us” on PINTEREST Follow Me on Pinterest  I can’t wait to see your favorite hobbies, pastimes or interests!

P.S. Here’s a video to help you get started on Pinterest and to learn about using the Pinterest Gift Store and even Pinning Videos. Click here to view.

This Shilonda Downing signing off for Virtual Work Team LLC!

4 thoughts on “Pinterest has my Interest!

  1. I personally use Pinterest and love it! It’s such a hot thing right now that it seems silly for a business not to at least look into being on Pinterest, it’s where a lot of people are spending a lot of their time online.

    1. Rachel I have got to find your Pinterest page and subscribe to you! Thanks so much for letting me know you’re using it already. You are so right about businesses spending a lot of time there, it’s been referring traffic back to Virtual Work Team, so even though we’re new to the site, it’s already working. Thanks for chiming in!

      Shilonda Downing
      Virtual Work Team LLC

  2. Shilonda,

    I found the same data (sent you the links to the articles) on the amount of traffic Pinterest has been sending to site/blogs. I have jumped in and have seen some great results.

    Thank you for your thoughts on this new “toy”, Oh, I mean marketing tool – Theresa

    1. Theresa! You are so funny! I truly believe in this toy now! 🙂 I will go and find your account and follow you there tonight! It is driving traffic to our site and I’ve only been on there for a few weeks! I’m enjoying sharing the healthy meals I create for myself and my family. Thanks so much for chiming in and staying in touch. Stop by anytime to lend your thoughts, we appreciate it!

      Shilonda Downing
      Virtual Work Team LLC

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