That’s right is Manly Monday. Where I give a short Pinterest tip so you can start your week off right.
When I was in college to make sure that I always was rolling in ramon noodles and pop tarts, I worked as a magician. My roommate and I would travel around putting on shows at churches, youth events, parties, you name it we were there. I even worked for a summer as a strolling magician in a major amusement park.
I tell you that to say this. The biggest underlying principle of magic is misdirection. When I’m drawing your eyes over here, something else is going on over here.
This is exactly what you don’t want to do on Pinterest!
If you’ve spend any time on Pinterest you have encountered the dreaded spammy pin. Have you ever clicked on a recipe and instead of getting that recipe it takes you to a totally different site that makes you click through to get information that you need?
There are even some spammy pins that when you click on that beautiful photo or hilarious image you go to site trying to get you to sign up for a free software download for a supposedly helpful tool or even worse some bodily enhancement type of product.
So how do you stop this?
Check your repins.
I know it takes a little more time, but check the links on the stuff you repin. You want to be a trusted source for great content and information on Pinterest. And nothing will kill that trust faster than sending people to spammy sites.
Here’s another source of irritation that I know that even I’ve probably been guilty of. Make sure you check the dates on those info graphics! There are a lot of pretty info graphics out there that look really good but the information is out of date on. Sometimes this is hard to find, but it’s usually listed in the fine print on the infographic. If you can’t find that. Look to see when the last comment was on that blog where the infographic was embedded. If it’s a year or so ago. It’s a good chance that infographic is out of date.