Showing posts with label Pinterest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pinterest. Show all posts

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pinterest: How to pin on an iPhone

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Pinterest is the hot new social network that lets you pin images an videos on a board for other people to view. If you haven't tried it as yet you are missing out on something. We have a guide to help you get started which you can find here. Ok, once you get started you can then surf the web and pin all those amazing images you find onto your boards and let other users find and share your pins. You can really become famous if you have a lot of users who repin your pins and follow your boards. There are images for everyone out there and since it's user generated this is a great place for communities with similar interests.

How to create a pin on your iPhone.
Pinterest does have an iPhone app but creating a pin on your iPhone once downloaded can prove a bit of a challenge. There is however help at hand if you do need a solution. The blog Simply The Nest has a solution it might not be the best but it's sure to work. The solution has to do with adding a little bit of code to one of your bookmarks and then getting it to work. It works quiet fine and for those of you who are used to pinning on the web, it works just the same. Download Pinterest for the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad here
Help on creating a pin on your iPhone from Simply The Nest

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

11 ways to effectively use Pinterest to gain traffic and Social Media Clout

Some of our pins on Pinterest

Pinterest is the hot new social network that will soon need no introduction. If you would like to go through our guide you can find it here. Pinterest is basically sharing things you like on the web in picture form. When you see a photo or image that catches your eye, you can pin it onto Pinterest. Other members of the network can then view your Pin and if they like it, they can repin it, post a comment, add it to one of their boards. A board is a collection of pins. You can also pin your own content and it is not seen as something that is a no-no on the site. It is therefore top dollar when it comes to generating traffic to your blog or website. You can also share you pins and boards on Twitter and Facebook.

Here are 10 ways to ensure you get the most of of Pinterest. Please also remember that if you images and videos do not catch the eye or the imagination, it is of no use. 

1. Become an expert and curate your personal brand just as you would on Twitter. You can share all your posts from your blog but ensure that you now work on the photos and images. Making sure that they are sure to catch the eye and the imagination
2. Connect your Pinterest to Your Facebook and Twitter accounts. This way each time you generate a pin you can share it with your Twitter contacts and Facebook friends.
3. If you are following at least one of another users's boards you can add that person as a contributor. This way you can add your friends as contributors to your boards. 
4. Get your pals to like your pins and boards this ensure wider publicity across the network
5. White creating a pin add an amazing image and a title that attracts and accurately address the image and if the image if from your blog or website, makes sure there are no misleading titles, images and videos. No one wants to be fooled.
6. Appreciate users who add comments and repin your pins and blogs. Just like Twitter you can use the '@' sign in front of a person's name to mention then in a comment.
7. You can also sell your pics if you wish. When creating a pin you can add a '$' or '£' and Pinterest will add a price to your photo, which will then appear in the gifts category. You can do this for all your prized photos.
8. Creating effect and eye catching pins ensure you get lots of followers. Who in turn repin and add 'Likes' to your boards. They can then in turn share the same across networks like 'Twitter' and 'Facebook', effectively giving you huge social media clout. Because the whole thing is based on images and photos it generates a whole lot of clicks from interested people who would like to know more about your pin or boards.
9. You need to create pins as often as possible the more pins your create the more eyeballs it attracts. fresh content is guaranteed to get more original pins, and more the more ripens you get, means your audience is starting to grown and people are waiting for your next pin.
10. Add a Pintest button on your website or blog. Let people follow you on Pinterest right from your website or blog
11. Add a vanity URL to your Top Boards, to follow us the URl would be

Finally happy pinning everyone and don't forget to leave a comment with your views and feedback regarding this amazing new site.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Pinterest: How does it work

This is the hot new social network on the web, which everyone is talking about these days. It has been in the news for a lot of good reasons and the main one being its phenomenal growth. This social network builds on the fact that people like to collect stuff online converting everyone with internet access into online curators. Breaking down this a little further is Pinterest - which allows you to create a virtual pinboard based on just about any conceivable topic one can imagine. Please go through our small Guide we have put together below. 

1. What is Pinterest?
A place for you to create a board based on images collected from the internet and then pin it up. ONce you create a Pinboard, you can then share it with the public and people who find your content interesting can then follow you. People use Pinterest to collect and share all sort of things. From DJ Equipment to interesting recipes to wedding ring collections, you name it you can now find it on Pinterest.

2. What is a person who uses Pinterest know as?
A pinner 

3. What is the purpose of Pinterest
Now there can be varying purposes and you can use the site as best suits you. Having said this, there is however something that comes across very clearly. The purpose seems to be that people like to create and share things that mean a lot to them. So from creating and sharing meaningful pins, you can also complete your research on something that matters to you on Pinterest. You can find Pins that would match you interest exactly and done by people who really have knowledge on a certain subject. So it will help you by finding people with similar interests and you can follow them and this of course puts people who have similar interests together and knowledge sharing is something we cannot live without.

4. How do i get started?
You will need to land on their official page and request an invite. Be prepared to wait as it might take sometime before the invite arrives.

5. How do i create a Pin?
Pinterest has an official Pin it button with is a simple browser extension. When you come across something you like on the web just click the pin it button and select the corresponding picture. 

Check the video below if you want to know how to create a 'Pin it' and pin stuff to your board.

6. What can I do if I like someone's virtual pin-board
You can Repin, like or comment. You can either follow all of someone's boards or just individual boards. 

7. Can I share my pins on other social networks?
Yes you can tweet your pins or share your pins on Facebook. With the new Timeline on Facebook your pins will lend a lot of glamour to it.

8. Can I create a Pin with my own material
Yes, absolutely. You can create a board based on all the material you have created online.

9. How to navigate Pinterest?
before you get started with creating your board click on the Everything Feed and start looking at what other people are doing. This will give you an idea on how to make your new pin-boards interesting. This is something you might want to do before creating Pins.

10. How to get started?
This question has come last because if you are new then the background above really helps you to understand the service before jumping in. So once you get your invite the first thing is to set up your profile page. You can then start with your Pins. You are given five boards by default. You can use the same topics given on the boards or click on edit to change it to what you like. 

11. Can I Pin a video?
Most pics are pics but you can easily pin videos. Go the the videos section on Pinterest to find an awesome collection of Video Pins and Video Boards. 

12. What is a Pinterest Board?
A pinterest board is a set or collection of pins.
So go ahead now and start pinning your interests and share it with other people. Please leave a comment with what you think about this fantastic new service.
Pinterest for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

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