So it may not exactly be breaking news, but it sure is important to remind webmasters that social signals are very important when establishing a new website.

social-media-pinterest-logoSure, it’s great to have on topic links pointing at your site from articles that contain relevant words like we do at Blogging Underground, but a part of the secret sauce to get top rankings is doing what most other top websites are doing.

One thing you can’t run away from is having links coming in from supporting “social media” sites that are popular.

One such popular social monster is Pinterest.

Pinterest is of particular interest to webmasters because they are a PageRank 9 site and they allow us to post our images from our websites and they will give us LINKS pointing back at our URL’s. In fact they have over 214 million pages indexed by Google.

This is a big positive for our sites that have images because we can have them linked on Pinterest and establishes our site as being socially relevant.

What a lot of people do not realize is that you can get extra links from Pinterest in addition to the ones they give you for the images you pin. Look at the page I added where I also put in a link to a youtube video

Komplete 9 with Kinetic Metal Video

All you have to do is addd the extra link in the description when you pin your URL. Pretty cool!

So why not go out and get a Pinterest account – it’s free and will help you send social signals to your web pages that have images (and other pages too!).

Read the article on Pinterest at Social Signals from Pinterest

Ohhhh…. and if you can – please follow my pinterest page and repin some of my pins!

> Mike Liebner’s Pinterest

The social activity is part of how the magic of Pinterest can get amplified! Happy pinning!

Jan 22nd by Mike L

Pinterest is very powerful and has a huge following.

Pinterest should be considered as a possible ranking and traffic generation method – especially for those of us building sites and doing SEO and webmaster duties.

We need those social signals coming in too – not just pure links from regular websites! Pinning your pages with pics on Pinterest will help establish powerful social signals for your websites.

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Every time I add a new page or post to one of my sites I try to make sure and “pin it” on Pinterest! It’s easy and is a really important social signal to send to Google!

Take a look at my Pinterest page and “follow” if you can! Pinterest is a monster right now with over 272 million pages indexed by Google.

Since Pinterest is very popular it can send a decent amount of traffic and also has the potential to go viral when people share or repin and the pic starts spreading like wildfire!

Another benefit is that the page with your image gets linked on Pinterest and indexed by Google PLUS you can even add additional text and links to that page as well!

So – if you don’t already have a free account at Pinterest – go get one and start pinning your web page images!

Oh – and if you can – follow and repin a few of the images at
my Pinterest account. That’s how we start getting the action going!

When you follow others they follow you and it starts a soiral of activity! You can also connect other social accounts like Facebook so your pins show up on Facebook too. That’s a time saver!

Best wishes for your online success!

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