One of the vital tactics to ensure you are maximizing your efforts on Pinterest is to share your pins across all your social networks. This not only increases your brand awareness but it will certainly spread the word about what you have to offer. Here’s an obvious feature that Pinterest offers to promote your content through Facebook and Twitter.
1. Go to your “SETTINGS” menu which is located on the top right corner of your Pinterest page. Scroll down and once you find “SOCIAL NETWORKS” move the slider over to the right so it is marked “ON”.
Photo 1: Old version Pinterest Drop Down Menu
Linking your Pinterest account (see photo 2 below – refer to red arrow) is easy, although you should bear in mind that you can only link to your personal Facebook profile, not a business page. Make sure you have an active Facebook session running for your account. Facebook doesn’t need to be open.
You will have to approve the association within your Facebook account, to give Pinterest and Facebook permission to talk to each other.
Not only will it help you gain followers, but making this connection adds social media icons under your profile picture that link to your Facebook and Twitter profiles.
I also recommend that you set the “Publish Activity To Facebook Timeline” setting to ON. This way your pins will also be shared with your friends on Facebook. This is a great way to publicize your Pinterest presence and get more followers.
Photo 2: Old version social network
So what happens now?
When you come across a pin that you like you can click “LIKE” it and it will show on your Facebook timeline which friends already trust you many of them will notice this and check you out on Pinterest. With Twitter you can choose to simultaneously post those pins to your Twitter feed. This is a great way to expose your own content to your Twitter followers and grow your Pinterest audience.
Photo 3: Old version social buttons
The other benefit of associating the accounts is that Pinterest will tell you when one of your Facebook friends joins Pinterest – allowing you to then go and follow their boards.
2. To deactivate your connections follow these steps:
Go to your “SETTINGS” menu which is located on the top right corner of your Pinterest page. Scroll down and once you find “SOCIAL NETWORKS” (refer to photo 2 above) move the slider over to the right so it is marked “OFF”.
What happens now? Your pins will no longer appear in your Facebook timeline and Twitter feed.
This is also a helpful because if you’re pinning several images at one time you don’t want to overcrowd your Facebook timeline and Twitter feeds with notifications.
Topics include how to:
1. Connect your Pinterest account to your Facebook profile page and Twitter account.
2. Deactivate your Pinterest account from your Facebook and Twitter account.
1. Go here for how the new version works. https://www.whiteglovesocialmedia.com/pinterest-unveils-its-new-look-in-time-for-spring-part-3/#.UVC0kqVI3w4
Have you connected your Pinterest page to your Facebook profile page and Twitter? If so, are your friends noticing your your pins on your Facebook timeline?