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PINTEREST Watch - Curated by Jan Gordon & John van den brink. Pinterest For Business: 12 Simple Tips To Become A Power Pinner. There are complaints that occasionally make it to my ears… and computer monitor… about how marketers and businesses have “taken over” Pinterest.

Pinterest For Business: 12 Simple Tips To Become A Power Pinner

It’s supposed to be fun, people argue. It’s supposed to be cool stuff to look at and not another advertising opportunity. They have a point. Some companies and marketers jump on the trend du jour to promote the heck out of themselves with little regard for the unspoken rules of engagement, namely, “Don’t show up where we’re having fun and throw your selly-sell-mcsell stuff around.” But to capitalize on this popular and visual social network, you don’t have to be the party pooper or that dorky guy with the plaid tie and brochure.

In fact, there’s a case to be made that if you have fun first, then sales will follow. So hop on the party train and learn some simple tactics you can use to mix, mingle and make a little money, too. 1. Nobody likes to be advertised to. In other words, have some fun. Try some “behind the scenes” photos, too. 2. 3. Pins Piling Up? 5 Ways to Keep Your Pinterest Boards Clean & Organized. I know what you're thinking.

Pins Piling Up? 5 Ways to Keep Your Pinterest Boards Clean & Organized

Oh man, aren't there enough things in this world to clean? Now we have to tidy up our Pinterest boards? I'll leave it up to you to decide if it's worth your time, but I spent an hour doing some work on mine the other day, and it felt kind of good. I use Pinterest A LOT these days, so the pins build up quickly. The more current and relevant the boards are, and easy to navigate, the more useful it is as a tool. Here are a few suggestions: Alphabetize Your Boards: If you added up all the minutes you've spent looking for a particular board, you could have written the Great American Novel by now. Add Keywords: Pinterest is all about saving and sharing, so make things easier for everyone by including keywords or tags. Set Up Categories: I now have multiple boards that fall under the same category and are labeled DIY Lighting, DIY Furniture, DIY Art, etc.

Purge Unwanted Pins: Certain boards get unwieldy due to the number of pins, and could use a little thinning. 10 Habits of Pinterest Power Users (And How You Can Be One) What are the habits of Pinterest power users?

10 Habits of Pinterest Power Users (And How You Can Be One)

Would you like to be a Pinterest power user? Pinterest power users are always on their toes on the social network. They are the ones who regularly share quality pins and are constantly on the lookout for building their network, following best practices and getting maximum exposure. Pinterest 101: Using Pinterest. The search bar allows to look for pins, pinboards, and Pinterest users, whether you're looking for the latest fashion trends, recipes, or gardening tips.

Pinterest 101: Using Pinterest

The search bar will also display a quick link to people you follow or your own pinboards if they match a search term. How do i get followers on pinterest. Pinterest Tops 70 Million Users; 30% Pinned, Repinned, or Liked in June [Study] If you have suspected that Pinterest continues to grow by leaps and bounds, you are definitely correct.

Pinterest Tops 70 Million Users; 30% Pinned, Repinned, or Liked in June [Study]

Relatively unheard of until it began experiencing explosive growth and popularity last year, Pinterest has quickly become a powerhouse for sharing and discovering. A new study from Semiocast shows that Pinterest currently has more than 70 million users on the site. As of February, comScore reported that Pinterest had 48.7 million users globally. Interestingly, Semiocast took a random sample of 2.05 million users in order to gauge how active the average member on the site is. Pinterest Tips for Nonprofits. Pinterest, a social media network that was invitation only until August 2012, is one of the hottest new tools for small businesses and nonprofits.

Pinterest Tips for Nonprofits

The trouble many small businesses and nonprofits face is figuring out how to utilize Pinterest to its fullest potential. To make the most of this network, you must first understand what it is. The 7 Best Technology Boards You Should Follow On Pinterest. There’s something refreshing about Pinterest.

The 7 Best Technology Boards You Should Follow On Pinterest

What got off the blocks as a narrowly focused social network for women has raced ahead onto the main track. It is the third most popular social network today. Without a doubt, it’s the image boards. It is an artful eyeful that saves us the labor of reading through serpentine feeds. With a glance, I can tell what the Pinterest user is interested in, and if I am interested along with him. My interest lies in technology among other things. Mark Zuckerberg. With Rich Pins, Pinterest Begins Working Better With Brands. Pinterest has received its first significant update with how pinned images appear on the website.

With Rich Pins, Pinterest Begins Working Better With Brands

Called “Rich Pins”, these images that are pinned contain a host of more information right from the originating image site, such as product purchase information or ingredient listings for recipes. Pinterest has detailed several types of pins that have added information on them, including product pins, recipe pins, and movie pins. But this move is really seen as Pinterest working better with brands who get their products pinned frequently, and gives Pinterest users who see those pinned images better information about where the product can be found and purchased. This should hopefully also help the issues of some product images being uploaded directly or from a site that later removes the image, making it difficult for people to track down more information about the product in the image.

5 Big Pinterest FAQs. It doesn’t matter who you are—a blogger interested in food and fashion or a B2B marketer working for a custom plastic molding company—you’ve probably been hearing about Pinterest and how it could be good for your brand.

5 Big Pinterest FAQs

This social phenomenon with skyrocketing popularity rates higher than Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ combined has become the latest craze for marketers of all kinds, used to increase online exposure and bring in new traffic, as well as connect with others in the industry and enhance a company’s overall image. Pinterest or Porn-terest? What the Social Network Is Doing to Keep It Clean. If you’ve browsed Pinterest’s "Everything" categories, you may have come across a scandalous photo or two.

Pinterest or Porn-terest? What the Social Network Is Doing to Keep It Clean

And some of you aren’t happy about it. The question is: Is the highly public nature of the publishing network itself making this issue problematic? This Is Everything You Need To Know About Pinterest (Infographic) Oh, Pinterest… Over the course of the past few months, what was once a colorful haven for Midwestern mothers and Mormons is now an even more colorful haven for even more pin-tastic peeps. The growth has been staggering, even in what many would call an overly social era. But surrounded by Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc., Pinterest has really made a name for itself. And while many are scurrying to set up their pinboards for FOMO‘s sake, we in the tech world are curious as to what’s going on behind the scenes. What’s the growth rate? The questions never end, mainly because Pinterest kind of came out of left field and threw the entire model on its head.

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Pinterest Tools. Pinterest & Marketing. Pinterest Clones. Pinterest Scams. Pinterest & Copyright. Pinterest's Growth Explosion Continues. According to Experian Hitwise, the Pinterest train keeps rolling and with 21% growth in traffic in Feburary this year, the site has broken into the top 30 for pageviews in the U.S.: Pintererst total US page views increased 21% in Feb-12 & ranks among the top-30 US sites overall in terms of total page views— Experian Hitwise (@Hitwise_US) March 12, 2012 Last month we told you about how Pinterest’s growth may have been breaking records on the web, following a hockey-stick-like growth curve to glory.

According to Experian, Pinterest also had 103M visitors from January 12th to February 12th, an increase of 36% during that time period: Pinterest traffic increased 36% in Feb-12 vs Jan-12, the site received more than 103M total US visits— Experian Hitwise (@Hitwise_US) March 12, 2012 The Internet is discussing why and how Pinterest is growing so fast and the answer appears to be good old massive engagement. Pinterest valued at $1.5bn after just a year as Facebook set for record IPO. By Eddie Wrenn Published: 16:25 GMT, 17 May 2012 | Updated: 07:35 GMT, 18 May 2012 Social networking site Pinterest has already raised $100million from a group of investors in a deal that reportedly values the three-year-old U.S. company at $1.5 billion.

The investors, headed by Japanese online retailing giant Rakuten Inc, means the value of the company has shot up at a staggering rate, following a valuation at the end of last year which pegged the company at $200m. Pinterest is an online scrapbook where users can 'pin' images and follow images by other people. It had less than one million users in May 2011 - but that jumped to about 20million by this April, according to comScore. Could Pinterest already be worth $500M? Digital pin-board site Pinterest is scorching hot. People are pinning like crazy. Publishers are benefiting from an uptick in Pinterest-driven traffic. And venture capitalists are tripping over themselves to get a piece of the social property. But does all this interest warrant a $500 million valuation, especially without any substantial revenue streams to speak of? Absolutely, says private financial data company PrivCo. As a refresher, Pinterest is the private-beta site that encourages members to “pin” products, recipes, clothes, photos, and other items they love to collections called boards.

13 Fun Facts About Pinterest Users (INFOGRAPHIC) Though it launched nearly two years ago, Pinterest has recently taken the internet by storm with its clean, image-heavy interface and fresh take on social networking. The pinboard-style, taste-sharing website recently hit 10 million unique monthly views faster than any standalone site in U.S. history. Pinterest: Behind the Design of an Addictive Visual Network. Ever find yourself in the rabbit hole of the internet, bookmarking and screengrabbing things you want to buy or images that inspire you? Pinterest—A Modern-Day Memoir - Robyn Martins. As if I didn’t already spend enough time on the Internet, I have fallen prey to another site and have added Pinterest.com to my daily rounds.