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How to increase your blog visitors with Pinterest

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how to increase your blog visitors with Pinterest

A picture is worth a thousand words!  The more attractive your images are, the more they get the attention of your viewers. That's how the magic of Pinterest works to get more traffic to your blog and website, when viewers Pin, Add to Favorites and Repin your images. But have you linked your blog post image correctly, when you upload them on Pinterest?

Recently, I checked my Pinterest blog images that were uploaded directly on Pinterest. I noticed the images were linked to my blog, but does not link directly to the blog post url. This has to be done manually.

When a visitor clicks your blog post image on Pinterest, it should take them directly to the blog post and not to your blog homepage.

Below are the guidelines to ensure that your blog post image is linked correctly on Pinterest, so as to drive traffic back to your blog:
  • Upload your blog image directly on Pinterest 
    • Enter the title, description and keywords.
    • SAVE the image
    • When you hover your mouse over the image, you would notice a 'pencil icon' on the top right corner, as shown in the image below.
      pinterest guidelines to boost rankings

      •  Click on the 'pencil icon' and add your blog post link in the space provided for 'Website'.

      Pinterest tips to increase blog traffic

      • Save the image once again.

      Many of us would have to failed to notice this feature. But aren't we  leaving behind a plethora of wealth? Make it a point to link your images on Pinterest back to your blog posts and web pages. 

        Work smarter by using dropbox for business

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        Remote access is one of the important features in using business apps.  Yes, Google Apps for Business would be one of the best choice for many, to organize their business and share documents.  Wherever you go, whatever you do, you have them all at your finger tips. 

        But recently, I came across another cool app Dropbox that makes my work much more flexible and easier.  It works almost like my computer drive, with added features.  

        Dropbox - create and share files anywhere

        No more  wasting time on email attachments, downloading or uploading files, to share them with your team members.  Create or edit your docs, images, videos and files in your dropbox folder and share it right away with your team.  It's that simple!

        Once you install Dropbox on all your computers, mobile phones and tablets, you can access your files on these devices simultaneously by way of syncing (also known as File synchronization)

        This is one of the coolest business online software, that I have ever worked with and still lovin it.  

        Quick tips to increase your ebook sales on Amazon

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        Promote Amazon eBooks


        Simply uploading your eBooks on Amazon is not going to increase your sales overnight.  That is just the initial process and there is much more to do, before it catch the attention and interest of readers. Just like any other product, you need to promote your eBooks effectively.  This doesn't mean you need to spend hours in marketing your eBooks, but promote them smartly.

        founder of kindle ebook
        Jeff Bezos, Amazon's Founder and CEO

        Here are quick tips that were shared by successful authors who climbed up to the Amazon Best Sellers page, apart from promoting the eBooks on their websites.

        1. Participate actively in the Amazon's Discussion Forum
        Active participation at the forum would draw the attention of other amazon members and visitors to take a look at your profile.  Create an Amazon Listmania Lists and a Wishlist.  Ensure, that you list your eBooks in these two categories.

            2.  Kindle Boards

        Share your thoughts, ideas about writings and be helpful to other members of this board.  Shameless self-promotion without adding value to the discussion is not going to benefit you in anyway.

           3.  Mobile Read
        An online community that give members the opportunity to exchange ideas, gain knowledge and seek suggestions on every topic regarding the mobile internet world.  Be a part of this gadget community and its worth your time spent here in getting many hot leads. 

        A self-publishing platform to sell your books at the Amazon Kindle Store. The eBooks are available for purchase on all Kindle devices and Kindle apps. When books are made available through KDP Select, you can earn 70% royalty and also promote your eBook for free.
        Another feature is when your eBook is exclusively published at KDP for 90 days, it would also be available in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library.  The best part is you would earn a share of the monthly Kindle Owners' Lending Library fund, when your books are borrowed from the library.

        Certainly, these tips would have a great impact on your eBook sales on amazon.  Just ensure not to blast these platforms with advertisements and surely, in no time readers would soon start recognizing your presence on these discussion boards.

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