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2:05 pm on Apr 16, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I signed up for Pinterest and then I pinned a couple pictures from our e-commerce web site.
Anything else I should be doing?
8:15 pm on Apr 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Try and find some people you know that are already on Pinterest and follow them.

When repinning something, make sure you find the original owner of the image and give them credit. Lots of people are just pinning stuff without finding the original owner of the image and checking that they are ok with people sharing their stuff.
8:35 pm on Apr 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I have been pinning our original images
5:37 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Are you aware that you are granting Pinterest perpetual rights to your images by posting them on Pinterest?
5:49 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I dont mind, i can take more
6:06 pm on Apr 19, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Then comment on people's images a lot, and follow them, and flatter them, and compliment them on their awesome style.

Put something in your profile promising to follow whoever follows you.

Expect to invest considerable time. Your photos have to have bunnies and marshmallows in them - power tools won't get you much traction.
3:31 pm on Apr 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'm a little lost though...what is the point of it all. Do people actually take any kind of action on photos or are they just taking and sharing images. Yeah, I'm a little slow, but there must be some big grand scheme to it all ..lol!
3:34 pm on Apr 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

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>>Do people actually take any kind of action on photos or are they just taking and sharing images

i think some people use it for a birthday wish list and so on.
3:47 pm on Apr 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

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The image of the object has become more valuable than the object itself.

I think Pinterest users have champagne tastes on beer budgets. It's all dreams, and very little they can realistically afford.
4:07 pm on Apr 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I just started uploaded some pictures of our products. These pictures are not on our web site and a little more on the abstract side. I figured people can share the pins and it will help get our brand out there more. Just another social media avenue.
4:26 pm on Apr 23, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Let us know if you get results.
12:40 pm on May 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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what else you want to do ....its a social networking website where you can share links.... its very good to promote business. iam using it from 2 months and getting good results .
5:07 pm on May 8, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Every time we release news on our web site, we share it via Twitter, FB, Myspace, email newsletter, and Pin it. We also subscribe to magazines in Pinterest who are in our sphere of business.
5:20 pm on May 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Pinterest is an exploding social network so there is a great opportunity for business and blogs to play and experiment...
5:27 pm on May 13, 2012 (gmt 0)

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[trends.google.com...]

It's not exploding anymore. It's more like flatlining.
3:27 pm on May 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

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There's not a lot of images related to what we provide our customers so we post infographics to our pinterest as an education tool.
11:22 am on May 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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You should organize boards combining images which correspond the same topic. Name your boards in such a way that they would include your major keywords. Also it is advisable to use your own description which should be as detailed as possible. And of course don't forget to include a link to your site with the description.
11:26 am on May 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

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@cooldiamond
Thank you, looks like I need to do some improvements.
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Product images should include the name, price and brand of the product.

The price will be displayed on top of the image automatically.

If you are pinning product images, make sure they link back to the product page on your site; so people can click to purchase.
3:24 am on June 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I create boards then creat pins for each board. Of course in each board I describe some information about it
7:04 pm on Sept 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Product images should include the name, price and brand of the product.

The price will be displayed on top of the image automatically.

If you are pinning product images, make sure they link back to the product page on your site; so people can click to purchase.


Where do you put the price so that it shows at the top of the image ? I can't find a special field.
8:03 pm on Sept 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Just put a dollar amount in the description and it will show up automatically.
8:49 pm on Sept 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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"I think Pinterest users have champagne tastes on beer budgets. It's all dreams, and very little they can realistically afford.
"
That's true, but that's what Pinterst was about originally, a visual wishlist that you share with your friends.

"Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
"
Source: pinterest.com/about/
9:11 pm on Sept 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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So all the webmasters on here and other sites are well off.

I see many of them saying they are experts, yet they ask for ways to make money on the internet!

I'd put my money on the average Pinterest user.
9:39 pm on Sept 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'd put my money on the average Pinterest user.

You would put your money on the average pinterest user to do what ?

One usually puts one's money on something ( in other words "bets" ) be cause they will do something better than the rest..such as the horse you would ut your money on would win the race ..and so on..

So when you say
I'd put my money on the average Pinterest user.

to do what ..other than "pin" things that they did not create , but merely found on other people's websites, and which they "pin" in an attempt to get others like themselves to say how clever they are , for finding these things ( except they didn't find them, Google did, and the actual finder / creator was the one who built the websites) a pathetic, childlike, attention seeking gesture of those too lazy or dumb, to learn to make their own sites or take their own pictures..and then they re-pin from each other, a frenzy of IP theft, indulged in by the

"I too should be famous and have people follow me even if all I'm doing is copying exactly the images of others with no more effort than a click"..

uncreative hordes over coffee and choosing what colour of nail varnish to wear today..

I'd put money on them to continue doing that, because most people nowadays have no moral sense at all , certainly not when it copes to trying to claim credit for the work of others..

But I wouldn't put money on the average pinterest member to do anything other than try to claim credit for merely copying and pasting the work of others,( to facilitate their laziness and larceny ) they even have bar and a button..because most would get confused with all the option involved in deciding what to do after a normal "right click"..
10:15 pm on Sept 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'd put my money on the fact that the average Pinterest user is a women aged from say 18 to 50.
And that demographic makes most buying decisions.
(aside from technology and games)
10:17 pm on Sept 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Glad I saw this thread, almost forgot to put the "No Pin" meta on a new site.
10:31 pm on Sept 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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So all the webmasters on here and other sites are well off.

I see many of them saying they are experts, yet they ask for ways to make money on the internet!

You are making some incredibly generalised straw men..
And as they are entirely of your own making ( as is the way with "straw men" ) your destruction of them..is less indicative of the cogency of your points than you apparently imagine..
I'd put my money on the fact that the average Pinterest user is a women aged from say 18 to 50.


As those are more or less the stats given by Pinterest themselves..where is the "revelation" implied in where you would place your money in a bet ?

They are not going there to buy, they are going there to stick pictures of what they have found..and hope that others there will like them, or visit their pages there, merely because of their collection of pictures..which in the vast majority of cases the "pinner" had absolutely no part in the creation of..
10:42 pm on Sept 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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@ken_b

Take a look at incrediBill's post here..
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10:52 pm on Sept 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I'm in love with msg #msg:4497097

My personal experience is that there are very few referrals from Pinterest per pin - and I'm in the lady craft bizniss, so the dismal results may be surprising to some. I reckon other types of websites may have different results. It's not because Pinterest blows chunks for me, that it doesn't rain rainbows on, say, recipe sites.

However, my personal observations have given me some reservations, and some other websites seem to confirm that Pinterest is no referral miracle:

[ecommercebytes.com...]
[cornerstoneconsultinginc.com...]
[pinterest-out.blogspot.ca...]
[digiday.com...]
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