Pinterest Time-Saver Tip: Viraltag

The most precious commodity of any small business owner is time.  While social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest have done wonders for exposure, brand awareness, and traffic; they also require massive amounts of time to maintain. Viraltag is a new site that can make a considerable difference in the time spent managing your Pinterest account.

What is Viraltag?

Viraltag, formerly known as Pingraphy, is a Pinterest management tool that allows you to schedule which pins to upload over time.

Why You Need Viraltag

For many small business owners, it can be a challenge to pin regularly. It’s easy to upload 20 pins at once because we suddenly found a window of opportunity to sit down in front of a computer for an hour. Unfortunately, barraging potential clients with an onslaught of pins in a short period of time will more than likely leave them feeling overwhelmed, and possibly a little annoyed. Research shows a more effective approach is a few pins, uploaded at strategic times, on a daily basis, will produce greater results.

Getting Started

Creating a Viraltag account is quite simple.  In fact, since you already have a Pinterest account, you will have the option of logging in with the same user id and password used to access your Pinterest account.

The program will request that you drag the bookmarklet to your toolbar.  This bookmarklet will be your new best friend. It allows you to pin from any website, even your blog or personal site.  Once you have added the Viraltag bookmarklet to your toolbar, it will act in lieu of your “pin it” button.  That was simple – you’re now ready to start scheduling your pins.

Scheduling Pins

Once you have completed the above mentioned steps, a new screen will load populating your most recent uploads. It will also now give you an option to “upload images from your computer.” Choose the images you would like to schedule.

pingraphy photo scheduler

 

Now you will want to select times that will be the most effective in reaching your audience. Though this will vary from business to business,  studies show the most popular times to be on Pinterest are early morning, late at night and Saturday mornings.

Pingraphy edit pin scheduler

 

Next, add a description that includes keywords to aid other pinners in finding your pin. Add a url that will link the image to your website or blog. Is your pin an image of a product your company sells? Add the url to the site where the customer can make their purchase and include the price, but just entering a dollar sign and amount. Repeat these steps for as many pins as you have to schedule, then sit back and let Viraltag do the work for you.

Need More Time?

Still feel like you have a hard time managing your social media accounts even with time saving tools like Viraltag? Let us do the work for you!

The Scalable team understands that in a perfect world, every business would have a full time social media manager on staff but few of us can afford that. We can help you manage your social media presence, supply blogging by our in house writers or even manage your Pinterest site. Need help only managing a specific aspect of your brand marketing? We can tailor a package that fits the needs of your business all for much less than you would pay for one part-time employee.Pinterest Success: A Simple Step-by-Step for Businesses

Have you used Viraltag for your business? Do you find it saves you time? Tell us about it below!

 

About the Author Alisa Meredith (311 Posts)

As co-owner and chief inbound marketing consultant at Scalable Social Media, Alisa Meredith spends a lot of time keeping up with online marketing trends for the benefit of our customers. Computers have been a passion of hers since her first T1-99, so inbound and social media marketing is a natural fit.

Comments

  1. Pingraphy

    Hey Tina !,
    Greetings from Pingraphy ! Thanks for writing about us. It means a lot to us and bloggers like you help in spreading the word about pingraphy. You would be happy to know that we have launched couple of new features: 1) Multiple Account Management 2) Scheduling Repins. (Give links too). It would be great if you give it a try and let us know your feedback.

    If you really like it, could you post or tweet about it? Its because of bloggers like you that we are able to expand our reach. Thanks again and look forward to your continued support to Pingraphy. Do connect with us at hello@pingraphy.com for any questions/feedback.
    Thanks !

  2. Alisa Meredith

    Thanks for stopping by, Pingraphy!

    Tina noticed the repin scheduling feature and was very happy about it! I hadn’t noticed the multiple account management – that is wonderful!! We will continue to spread the word.

  3. Pingraphy

    Thanks so much. Do let us know your feedback and if you face any issues.

  4. Hi Tina – I’m writing from Viraltag (formerly Pingraphy). Thanks a lot for writing about us – we really appreciate it. We have a small favor to ask. We changed our branding from Pingraphy to Viraltag now. We want to request you to update the any references to Pingraphy on your blog to Viraltag .

    Thanks in advance for your help. This will greatly help us in retaining the brand name for the company. If you have any questions, do reach out directly to me at sudheer@viraltag.com

    We also released a ton of exciting features last month. Do check them out and let us know how you like it.

  5. Jilly

    Hi Tina — Thanks for writing about Viraltag. We’re happy to tell you Viraltag is now running on Pinterest’s API. With the new data we’re building more functionality to make Viraltag an even more powerful platform for our users. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me directly — Jilly Badanes, Director of Marketing @ Viraltag.

  6. Another great tool! It’s really great that they really reached out and say their thanks. I hope you can add more unique functions to this wonderful tool. It really helped me a lot. Even if this is 3 years ago.

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