Pinterest Tip Put the most important information in the top 2 rows

Pinterest Tips Put Most Important Pins- In Top 2 RowsIf you’ve been following my Pinterest series, you’ve seen there are a lot of different approaches, tips and options.

If you’re new here (Welcome!)¬†or missed some of the posts, here is a page with them all neatly gathered in one place with links.

It makes it easier than a search (at least in my book, what do YOU think…let me know in the comments below). Now on to the tip for today…

Create an appealing Pinterest Party

Ok, so it’s really your Pinterest profile…and what a boring name, eh?

When you think of Pinterest as a party, you can use all those party planning (or dinner planning) skills to make sure YOUR guests have a great time and come back to visit often and share your great recipes (boards) and ingredients (pins) with others.

That spreads your great stuff all round and, if you’ve shared from YOUR site, brings them back to purchase your products and services.

And that’s what you need to grow a business!

You wouldn’t want to go to a party where the location sucked, there was nothing to see and nothing to do, right? So make sure your best stuff is front and center:

  • Put the content that most represent what your business is all about on the top 2 rows
  • Put your absolutely MOST important stuff in the center of those top 2 rows

Pinterest Profile Top 2 RowsWhen the original Pinterest layout was launched, those first 2 rows had 5 boards and displayed 5 pins (at least on my 24″ monitor).

With the new layout launched in the fall of 2012, there are 8 rows!

And then some others say they see 6 boards.

So put your best stuff there and make sure you start that Party of yours with at least 10 boards, preferably 16.

And make sure there are at least 5 pins per board.


You DO want people come back for more of what you offer, don’t you? Tell me all about your experiences in the comments below. I’m listening!

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  • Sarah says:

    Hello from a pinterest addict! I was there today, finding too many pins between napping!

    • MamaRed says:

      Ah, a Pinterest addict, eh Sarah? Ya know you’re one when you stay on there when there are other things to do, don’t ya? Love those naps too (dang, choices, choices)

  • I have been avoiding Pinterest, aftraid it will take too much time away from my work. I already spend way to much time on the other social media such as FB, twitter and LinkedIn. But, you have inspired me, so I will consider it.

    • MamaRed says:

      Hi Bonnie…as always, you’ve got to decide what is best for you and your business…there are many ways to integrate the various components so you don’t spend all day (maybe a 1/2 day…just teasing!)

  • I love your tremendous energy and wow – my pinterest page IS a party! Never thought of it that way but it makes it even MORE appealing!


    I am so glad to meet all the wondrous new people through the Ultiomate Blog Challenge, like you!

    • MamaRed says:

      Hey there Julie…thanks, glad that is come through and that you realized it is a party! And I’m enjoying meeting all the people from UBC too! Many blessings.

  • Always open to new information on social networking! Thanks for sharing.

  • denny hagel says:

    Great tips and information! LOVE Pinterest! Thanks!

  • Tom Holmberg says:

    Great information on Pinterest Mama Red, I am going to set mine up this week.

    • MamaRed says:

      That’s great news Tom…you’ve got a wonderful topic for Pinterest and already have such great images!

  • Delia says:

    Thanks for the great tips! Better go and check my Pinterest profile – I did not know about the top boards and I think I have them in random order, LOL!

    • MamaRed says:

      You’re most welcome Delia…and yup, take advantage of the positioning of those boards for maximum eyeball “grabs!”

  • Nice tips to help women over 50 check and adjust our Pinterest boards for maximum results. Thanks MamaRed.

    • MamaRed says:

      Hey there Carla…thanks for stopping by and taking care of the women over 50. Definitely want those maximum results, don’t we!

  • You’re right (again!)
    I took care to select beautiful header images for my boards, but, being fairly new on Pinterest, I hadn’t yet grasped this ‘secret’ you’re exposing here.
    I’ll definitely rethink my boards and my overall layout.

    • MamaRed says:

      Great to hear it gave you some ideas Helene…I discovered some of these tips when I was learning my way through Pinterest (I LOVE to learn stuff!) and then found more when I created my Pinterest123: Plan | Prep | Serve course.

  • Lynda says:

    I’m new to Pinterest, still trying to work my way around, sometimes not knowing what I’m doing. I started out looking at recipes, art & fashion but got hooked on other things. I don’t know how to get ‘likes’ so that’s how I’ve landed here. I might just figure it out. I don’t have a blog or a website. I don’t even know if it’s necessary yet. Thanks for the tips.

    • MamaRed says:

      Hi Lynda…how you approach Pinterest really depends on what you want to do…is it for your own interests, to find things you like and enjoy? Do you plan on using it as a business tool? Once you are clear on that, it makes it easier to determine a strategy and approach. Keep me posted! Hugs&Blessings. MamaRed.

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