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Day 14 of 31 Days to a Better Pinterest Page. For Day 14, you're going to help promote another pinner's pin like she's your best friend.  And you'll learn the secret of "spamming"pins that's not spamming. Article by Vincent Ng. #PintalysisAcademy Welcome to day 14 of the 31 Days to a Better Pinterest Page. For day 14, it’s all about small acts of kindness.

Small Acts of Kindness on Pinterest Can Lead to Big Relationships

Small acts of kindness. That’s all it takes to make the world a better place. That’s what it takes to develop relationship with others.

I feel that it’s so easy for us to get overwhelmed with marketing, with business, and with our working lives, that we don’t take the time to pause and think about how our small actions can make a positive impact on someone else’s life.

How much better would the world of social media and marketing be if we thought of social media engagement in terms of acts of kindness?  Every time you fix a customer problem to their satisfaction, that’s an act of kindness. Every time you share a piece of social media content because it’s something you believe others would enjoy, that’s an act of kindness.

I’m guilty of falling into the trap of sharing content because I feel it’s on my list of things to do. But when I feel like I HAVE to do something, it sucks the joy out of it, and when something gets the joy sucked out of it, well…kindness goes with it as well.

In the last few months, I’ve come to think of sharing content, not as sharing content, but as small acts of kindness.  People have been extremely generous in sharing my own content, and I really can’t thank Jeff Sieh from the Manly Pinterest Tips for all his gracious hospitality, as well Wade Harman from the Relationship Marketing Show, and Kelly Lieberman who hosts #PinChat on Twitter, Wednesday nights at 9pm ET. Really there’s just too many to thank.

These gentlemen and ladies have shown nothing but kindness to me. They have interviewed me, and have consistently repinned my content.  Honestly, my content wouldn’t be read as much if it wasn’t for them.

Show Kindness to Others on Pinterest

One of the ways that you can show kindness to other people on Pinterest is to pin their content. Now you might be going, “Well, I’m already doing that Vincent. “ Aye, but here’s the rub, I want you to pin their content onto as many relevant boards that you can post to as possible.

Now you might be thinking, “Isn’t that considered spamming?”

In the past, when you posted pins to multiple boards in a row, all those pins would show up in a user’s Pinterestfeed when she chose to “Follow All” your boards, hogging up the main feed.

Seeing the same pin 10 times in a row from the same user was annoying, and team members at Pinterest knew this, so they decided to do something about it that will allow you conduct some amazing acts of kindness.

Consecutively Pin to as Many Boards as You Want Without the Spam

Now you can pin the same pin consecutively to as many boards (whether it is a group board, or one that’s run by you) as you want and that pin will at MOST show up twice in your follower’s feed.

What this means for you is this. If you’re hoping to get the largest amount of reach for you pin in a single given moment, then pin that pin onto all your relevant boards.

But there’s also something wonderful that you can do to help out another pinner, that no doubt will make their day. You can pin content from their site, and post it onto as many relevant boards to help their pins reach a larger audience.

Since Jeff Sieh from Manly Pinterest Tips has been so kind to me, I’ll take the time to pin his pin onto 6 -8 different boards for his pins, and as I do this, I’ll watch my notification feed flare up with notices of other people repining the pin he created, and therefore helping him increase the reach of his pins.

Doing that gives me a sense of satisfaction knowing that I’ve helped him out. It’s not a large act of kindness, I didn’t refer a large contract to Jeff, but still a small act of kindness that I know he appreciates.

If you do this consistently, you’re helping other people out, and most of all, you’re going to be developing some unexpected relationships along the way.

Day 14 Actionable Step:

For day 14, it’s all about focusing on others. Take the time today and choose 2 people who you want to help on Pinterest.

Choose one pin from each person. The pin should be one that was originally created by that person and sources back to his site. This can be a pin about a blog post he wrote, a product she sells, or a pin that helps promote their business.

Now consecutively pin that pin to as many relevant boards as you can.  Do the same for the second pin.

You should only be repining stuff from people you trust.

Congratulations you’ve done your act of kindness for the day.

Additional Resource:

Looking to get more comments for you pins, then check out Tailwind’s article “How to Get Comments on Pinterest.”

I’m sure I’m missing a lot of different acts of kindness when it comes to Pinterest, please share some of the acts of kindness that you do on Pinterest in the comments.

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Vincent Ng is the founder of MCNG Marketing, and the author of Pinterest to Profits with Pintalysis and the host of the Pinterest podcast, Pictures to Profits. You can grab your free e-book on How to Search Optimize Your Pins for Pinterest and Search Engines."
  • mathfour

    Okay, I’m scared. This “Pin another Pinner” thing has me freaked. You say that if you consecutively repin someone’s pin it will show up in the feed <=2 times.

    But I'm scared about this. Have you tested it? What if you pin new stuff multiple times? Is it only consecutive or is there some time limit? Is there a special way to do it consecutively that makes this work?

    Any chance you can make a high speed video showing you pinning to 10 boards and then showing another account seeing only 2 pins in the feed?

    #skeptical #needtolearntrust #pleasehelp

    • Vincent Ng – MCNG Marketing

      I’ve tested it several times as a matter of fact. Works like a beauty, and did it for myself about 2 days ago. You have to pin the same pin consecutively so as not to annoy people who follow all your boards. As for time limit, I believe there is, but I haven’t full explored that yet. I’ve noticed that if I pin 2 hours later, the pin will show up in a feed again.

      The way I do it, is that I pin to one of my own boards. Use that same pin, and repin it to 4 different group boards, and then to 2 different individual boards, one after another. Don’t pin a different pin during the middle of the process.

      Unfortunately I won’t have time to create a video because of the 31 Days to A Better Pinterest Page, and the podcast as well as the launch of Pintalysis. I encourage you to open up a second account to test this out if. I guarantee you that it works, another blogger has tried this method and she’s had the same results.

      • mathfour

        I’m cool with trusting you. I just wanted to make super sure I understood the details so I wouldn’t screw up. Thanks!

        • mathfour

          Done! I just pinned from the website, “Pipe Cleaner Disguises” with a math-y description 10 (ten) (TEN!) times in a row. Pinned to a board, then repinned ten times.

          So I guess I pinned it 11 times. #yikes!

          So excited to help a blogger out!

          (here’s the freaking cool pin, btw: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/194006696423285784/)

          • Vincent Ng – MCNG Marketing

            I remember playing with those as a kid. So much fun. I could tear them apart and rebuild something completely new. Glad to hear that you completed the challenge. It’s always nice to be able to hep out someone else.

  • mathfour

    Sorry, next question (assuming I’m going to get over my freaked out thing from comment #1):

    Is there an easy way to find pins from someone that are originally created by that person AND sources back to their site? Many good pinners pin lots of other things from other sites. So they are all mixed in. And it’s darn hard.

    #help #please

    • Vincent Ng – MCNG Marketing

      Hi Bon, the best thing to do is to actually pin from other people’s sites who have a pin it button on there. You won’t know for sure if they’ve originally created the photo, but some bloggers will source, and other times you just won’t know. I get a lot of my photos from Pixabay.com which is free to use for whatever purpose you like. You have to have trust in the website or the pinner, without it, I wouldn’t suggest doing the above. Hope that helps.

      • mathfour

        Okay so we don’t pin someone else’s pin, but rather pin their image from their site. Subtle difference but for the action item, really important distinction. Thanks for clarifying!

        • Vincent Ng – MCNG Marketing

          You can technically do both. I trust my buddy Jeff Sieh, from Manly Pinterest Tips a lot. So for me I’ll repin a pin that he created and posted onto one of his boards. I only do that because I’ve known Jeff for a few months now and read over his content. The main advantage of repinning a pin from his account, is that he’ll notice that all of a sudden his pin got a higher repin count all of a sudden which, most likely, will make him pay attention to me more, and develop a better relationship.

          • mathfour

            I would love to do both, but I’m having a hard time finding original pins, written by the pinner. So I’ll go with the pin from the site method until I see one.

            Thanks!