Here are the “pins of the day” for the first week of May.  My Pins of the Day are on various subjects that I find on Pinterest that I curate and share across different social media platforms.

Monday’s Pin Of The Day is from +Pinterest  guru. +Peg Fitzpatrick

Pinterest is a great way to get your marketing message out to the world in a fun and unique way.  Pinterest’s pins also have the longest “shelf-life”compared to other social media networks.

Peg shares 12 ways to use Pinterest for marketing.  Here are a couple of my favorites.

1. Create boards with keywords in your title.
2.  Create vertical images to maximize your real estate. (Need help with images?  Try +Canva !)
3.  Embed pin on your blog (I do this every week with my Pins Of The Week from G+)
4.  Have a pinnable image on every post.
5.  Create collaborative boards.

Make sure you check out the entire article for all 12 tips!.



05-06-14 – How to Launch a World Class Podcast

Tuesday’s Pin Of The Day comes from +Jason T. Wiser‘s  On Track Tips Hangout On Air.  On today’s show he interviews podcasting expert +Kris Gilbertson.

If you’re wondering if podcasting is right for your small business, than this HOA episode is for you.

Here’s a couple of topics that were discussed:
• Who can use podcasting for their small business?
• When is the best time to start a podcast?
• Where can I find people to listen to my podcast?

Make sure to head over to the event page and watch this great show!



05-07-14 – How To Test & Refine Your Google+ Strategy

Wednesday’s Pin Of The Day comes from +Stephan Hovnanian  writing for +The Social Media Hat.

If you know Stephan, you know that he is all about strategy in all aspects of his business.  Today he shares some great tips on how to think strategically on Google Plus by using the +Steady Demand Pro tool.

Tips that stood out:
• Get to know top engagers.
• Create a promotional post
• Run and monitor tests.

Make sure to visit the website to read the full article!



05-08-14 – Engagement On Pinterest Keeps Working Even When You Don’t

Thursday’s Pin Of The Day comes from +Pinterest expert +Anna Bennett writing for +B2C.

One of the best things about Pinterest is that your content has the longest “shelf life” compared to other social media platforms.

Here are some stats:
• 40% of the clicks happen within the first day.
• 70% of the clicks happen within first 2 days.
• Remaining 30% clicks come all the way through 30 days and beyond

Make sure to read Anna’s entire article to find out how to set up your Pinterest account the correct way!



05-09-14 – 36 Things To Grill Other Than A Burger

Friday’s Pin Of The Day comes from +BuzzFeed because I’m hungry…

Grilling season is in full swing here in Texas and is one of my favorite things to do.  Here are a couple of grilling recipes that you may have not thought of before.

Here are a couple of my faves.
• Edamame
• Portobello mushroom caps with red pepper spread
• Bacon-wrapped jalepeno poppers
• Banana Smores

Check out the entire article for these fabulous recipes and more!