Instagram Vs. Pinterest - Which One is Better?

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Hello Fellow Warriors,

Just wanted to get people's opinions on which is better... Instagram or Pinterest? I have been hearing alot lately regarding Instagram being a great way to drive traffic and gain sales for business; however would like to know how does it compare to Pinterest? I have also heard some good things about Pinterest, especially with the Rich Pins or something of that nature which is like a promoted Pin.

Anyways tell me what you think and your experience with both in your business.

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author zarrylopez
    Instagram is best for sharing products since a lot of people are now using it.

    However, when it comes to sharing your site pinterest is way better.

    Links on Pinterest is more accessible than posting on instagram.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Stavrou
    I think Instagram is more popular, however, for my Business I use Pinterest because I can add images that link directly to my website.
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  • Profile picture of the author marklyons
    For me, Pinterest and Instagram both clearly incredibly powerful tools in their own right. Where you choose to dedicate your resources will depend on the type of organisation you run and what your business objectives are. I believe that both platforms can be put to good use if you have one of the two following goals.

    If your goal is to generate engagement, then Instagram is probably your best bet.

    If your goal is to generate sales, Pinterest is may be a better choice.
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    • Originally Posted by marklyons View Post

      For me, Pinterest and Instagram both clearly incredibly powerful tools in their own right. Where you choose to dedicate your resources will depend on the type of organisation you run and what your business objectives are. I believe that both platforms can be put to good use if you have one of the two following goals.

      If your goal is to generate engagement, then Instagram is probably your best bet.

      If your goal is to generate sales, Pinterest is may be a better choice.
      I am starting to think the same. I see lots of engagement on Instagram, but funny enough I didnt quite realize clickable links cant be added to Instagram except for in your bio (clearly I am way too stuck on FB Lol). Thats a slight killer for me. Although I do believe there has to be some type of way of converting your Instagram followers into customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebMarketingTool
    I would go with Pinterest.

    hahaha. I had to share this. Just like the Instagram below says:
    Pinterest is the 2nd largest social media driver of traffic to websites.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BDQzJeLTfcv/
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  • Profile picture of the author nathangee
    I think Pinterest is better because you can easily share links unlike on instagram.

    Instagram is only best for photo sharing.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikeyman120
      Originally Posted by nathangee View Post

      Instagram is only best for photo sharing.
      This is not true. I make good money on Instagram and it is a great way for driving traffic to your sites or offers but the most popular method to making money on Instagram is the shoutout/promo business. I haven't used Pinterest much as I'm way into Instagram but here is a free thread here on warrior that I made explaining it all:

      http://www.warriorforum.com/social-m...gram-ease.html

      This method of making money is growing rapidly and I also believe there are tons of teens making great money doing this also. Teens who make way more money with their Instagram accounts than they could make at a fast food burger or pizza joint. Instagram is making lots of people wealthy as the shoutout business is basically the advertising business where other people or businesses will pay you well to expose their message to your large following. You need 25k-100k followers and up for this method to work well and you can grow by paying for shoutouts for your account (this method could grow your account to 100k in a few weeks or month but is expensive nowadays)or by using shoutoutpost.com to trade shoutouts with other account holders to grow your followoing for free or you can use Instagress to get followers. I get 5000 followers per month per Instagram account using Instagress and it's only $9.99 per month per Instagram account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ahfaz Ahmed
    It basically depends where the industry audience hangs out. But for me Instagram is going good. I mean I haven't made any profit from the channel yet, but still you can get people follow you easily and then later convert them into your customers.
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    • Originally Posted by Ahfaz Ahmed View Post

      It basically depends where the industry audience hangs out. But for me Instagram is going good. I mean I haven't made any profit from the channel yet, but still you can get people follow you easily and then later convert them into your customers.
      Sweet do you have any ideas on going about converting followers into customers? The only idea I have for monetising instagram is to build a big following and sell promoted posts which lines up basically with my business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mat Caeser
    i think like nathangee said

    Pinterest is better because you can easily share links unlike on instagram.

    Instagram is only best for photo sharing.

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  • Profile picture of the author grandstar
    Instagram is great if you're selling Tshirts through Teespring.
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  • Profile picture of the author hyacinthp
    Instagram is better if you have a lot of followers.

    It's easier to share links on Pinterest.
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  • Profile picture of the author rialopez
    Pintrest works best for me. It has more audience than instagram. But it's only based on my personal experience.
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  • Profile picture of the author ankushkohli
    Both are good, but I suggest Pinterest as Pinterest links are more accessible than posting on Instagram.
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  • Profile picture of the author st0nec0ld
    Originally Posted by EloquentGentleman View Post

    Hello Fellow Warriors,
    Just wanted to get people's opinions on which is better... Instagram or Pinterest? I have been hearing alot lately regarding Instagram being a great way to drive traffic and gain sales for business; however would like to know how does it compare to Pinterest? I have also heard some good things about Pinterest, especially with the Rich Pins or something of that nature which is like a promoted Pin.
    Anyways tell me what you think and your experience with both in your business.
    Thanks
    I am an instagram user, and the difference of pinterest to instagram is that pinterest enables the user to pin pictures directly from a certain site. While on instagram you'll have to upload it manually, plus you are not able to make links clickable on your post. The only clickable link you can put on instagram is through the profile.
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  • Profile picture of the author zoeyamey
    Pinterest is the best option next to facebook. Your posts could easily reach people. Just use right hashtags for your posts. You can also post on pinterest simultaneously.
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  • Profile picture of the author DenniseTan
    IMO, it depends on your niche. And what type of content you're gonna post.
    But Pinterest has more users than Instagram. Instagram is only accessible to people using smartphones but not on desktop.
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  • Profile picture of the author TomWest
    Pinterest allows for Pins to be linked back to a website. Instagram is primarily showing you beautiful pictures, and if you were to tap on a picture on Instagram it wouldn't take you back to a site where you could find relevant information regarding the picture.
    When people follow other people on Pinterest, the pins that people see are not shown to them based on a chronological order and Instagram shows on a chronological order.

    Pinterest approximately used by 70 million people around the world, while Instagram has over 300 million users.

    To determine whether one or another, or both are right for your business, you'll need to understand the audience that you're trying to reach, your marketing strategy, your goals and how much time and resources you have to dedicate to such networks.
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  • Profile picture of the author JonBell17
    Instagram is better, of course with the fact that every second makes massfoloving, become less responsive. Yet if to choose between them, I made a choice to instagram.
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  • Profile picture of the author pankja
    Hi,

    Both works well if you have valuable or interesting content to share. If you don't have anything that is valueable or interesting then nothing will work well whether its a Instagram or Pinterest.
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  • Profile picture of the author HayleyS
    The decision what to choose for your business depends on three factors:
    - Goals: if your goal is to generate website traffic, go with Pinterest, because Instagram will not help you with that;
    - Audience: Instagram will help reaching an international audience of men and women.
    - Content: the main difference between the two platforms is definitely on the content side. On Instagram, followers expect to see visual content about you, your events, your personality as a business and your "human" side. On Pinterest, they are looking to discover content, in all forms, to be inspired, learn and share.
    But I think the best way for you will be going with both social media!
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  • Profile picture of the author FaBiz
    Instagram drives currently more traffic as it's very popular.

    With this said i use both and still post on Pinterest too.

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  • Profile picture of the author joomdev
    In my opinion. Instagram is more popular than Pinterest. More people are connected to Instagram and doing promotion of business. So Instagram can help you more than Pinterest in promoting anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author Funtobesocial
    Both are great at generating traffic. I specialize in Facebook and Instagram Marketing so I know Instagram can be very good with paid ads and organic traffic.

    Pinterest is good at showing off blog posts and products for your website. I get really good traffic from Pinterest organically, but it takes some time.

    For me I really like Instagram and I think it is more fun to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carbine
    I would pick Instagram. Why? Because generally, it has more users than Pinterest. That speaks for itself.
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