In February of 2012 I wrote a guest post at Michelle Schoen’s blog entitled “Why Pin Your Videos On Pinterest”
I had done some research and found this quote:
“Pinterest is blowing the client’s YouTube traffic out of the water. However, said Gerencser, their YouTube video views have tripled since they started pinning the videos.” Quoted from searchenginewatch.com
Then today I came across this video in YouTube “5 Ways to use Pinterest for Promoting Your Videos”
Then the post on their website was written by Carla Marshall “5 Ways To Use Pinterest For Effective Video Marketing”
It is a good post, but before you go to read it, I would like to share with you some of my ideas on using video in Pinterest.
My first suggestion and I will be doing this to is if you don’t have a Vimeo account get one. Submit your videos Vimeo as well as YouTube.
Create a Pinterest board for you videos, and be creative when naming it. “Video Tips by Eleanor” or “Eleanor Prior TV” maybe I am not the best example. Let’s see more like “Crafting Videos by”, “Cake Decorating Video Tutorials”, etc.. you get the idea.
Yes I know I am a broken record sometimes, but why not create a video collaboration board.
This next tip I learned from watching James Wedmore who has a great course called Video Traffic Academy. I am a little torn on it and have decided to split test this by pinning the video with a thumb nail image like he suggests and also straight out of YouTube and be at YouTube’s mercy for the thumb image. Why? Because, of another course I took from Miss. Krizia – YouTube for Virtual Assistants. One of her tips was not trying to pick the prettiest thumbnail out of the three choices that YouTube gives you. Her purpose for this, was that sometimes people are more intrigued by goofy thumbnail images and let’s face it YouTube is notorious for picky the goofiest thumbnail images.
As the quote I started off with mentions Pinterest will help you gain subscribers in YouTube and Vimeo, so pin those videos!
Use annotations or call outs to encourage people to pin your videos, just like you would invite them to tweet, subscribe to your YouTube channel, etc.
Call to actions in your video description or even in the custom thumbnail you make for your video, will encourage people to watch and pin. Don’t forget to save the thumbnail image with a name that keeps SEO optimaztion in mind. So if my video was named “Pinteresting Facts and Tips for Pinning Videos in Pinterest” I would save my image with this same name.
Optimization equals a keyword rich description, so those searching for your topic find you.
So that is my two cents, do you have any tips or facts to add? Please leave them in the comments. #Blogboost