Pinterest is a pin board style social network which allows you to pin the content of your likes from web and pin it to Pinterest’s site.
This site is only 3 years old, In the beginning I hadn’t interest in this social network but after 1 year, In 2012 this site got a tremendous support from its users and now according to Alexa Internet, it rank is 38 on web that’s really impressive.
I would suggest this social network to bloggers because this site could helps you to generate more views on your site. This site has millions of active users.
In Simple words, allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more.
Users can browse other pinboards for inspiration, ‘re-pin’ images to their own collections and/or ‘like’ photos. Pinterest’s mission is to “connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting”via a global platform of inspiration and idea sharing.
Pinterest allows its users to share ‘pins’ on both Twitter and Facebook, which allows users to share and interact with a broad community.
Founded by Ben Silbermann, of West Des Moines, Iowa,the site is managed by Cold Brew Labs and funded by a small group of entrepreneurs and inventors. It is one of the “fastest growing social services in the world.
1. What is Pinterest?
Pinterest allows users to save images and categorize them on different boards. They can follow other users’ boards if they have similar tastes. Popular categories are travel, cars, film, humor, home design, sports, fashion, and art.
Development of Pinterest began in December 2009, and the site launched as a closed beta in March 2010. The site proceeded to operate in invitation-only open beta.
Silbermann said he personally wrote to the site’s first 5,000 users offering his personal phone number and even meeting with some of its users.
Nine months after launch the website had 10,000 users. Silbermann and a few programmers operated the site out of a small apartment until the summer of 2011.
Early in 2010, the company’s investors and co-founder Ben Silbermann tried to interest a New York-based magazine publishing company in buying Pinterest. The publisher declined to meet with the founders.
The launch of an iPhone app in early March 2011 brought in a more than expected amount of downloads. On August 16, 2011, Time magazine listed Pinterest in its “50 Best Websites of 2011” article.
The Pinterest app for iPhone was last updated in May 2012, and an iPad app is currently in-development.Pinterest Mobile, launched September 2011, is a version of the website for non-iPhone users.
In December 2011, the site became one of the top 10 largest social network services, according to Hitwise data, with 11 million total visits per week.
2. Sign Up for Pinterest
Sing Up on Pinterest is not so easy but it is not so difficult as well, actually Pinterest is currently invite-only. You can request an invite from them or you can be invited by someone who is already a part of Pinterest.
When you receive an invite, you can register via Facebook Connect or connect through Twitter.
Here is a video tutorial that will helps you to doing this:
3. What is a Pin?
A pin is an image added to Pinterest. A pin can be a dded from a website using the Pin It button, or you can upload images from your computer. Each pin added using the Pin It button links back to the site it came from.
Please use this video tutorial for getting more information about this feature:
4. What is Board and Following in Pinterest?
A board is a set of pins. A board can be created on any topic, such as Cool Posters, Recipes For Dinner, or Wishlist. You can add as many pins to a board as you want.
“Following All” means you’ll have all of a user’s pins on all their boards shown to you in real-time on Pinterest. If the user makes new boards, you will automatically follow them.
You can follow individual boards if you’re only interested in seeing a user’s pins to specific boards.
5. How to use Pinterest ?
Now the time is to tell you about the every edge of Pinterest, I have almost explained the all things about this social network but you just need to know about its use, How can we use this? It is very important So please watch this video tutorial in order to get most from this:
6. Repin on Pinterest
A repin is adding an image you find while browsing Pinterest to your own board. When you repin an image, the user who first pinned the image will also get credit. Repins maintain the source-link of the image no matter how many times it’s repinned.
7. Pinterest for Marketing
This social network is not just about sharing images and video, but it is more than that. Actually, In beginning I thought this site is just a stupid and no more but I was wrong in several months Pinterest becomes on the largest social network on web So here is a video tutorial that could helps you in your marketing with Pinterest:
8. Nature of Pinterest
Pinterest users can upload, save, sort and manage images, known as pins, and other media content (ie. videos) through collections known as pinboards.Pinboards are generally themed so that pins can easily be organized, categorized and discovered by other users.
Pinterest acts as a personalized media platform, whereby your own content as well as anyone else’s uploaded pins can be browsed on the main page.
Users can then save their favourite pins to one of their own boards using the “Pin It” button. Content can also be found outside of Pinterest and similarly uploaded to a board via the “Pin It” button which can be downloaded to the bookmark bar on a web browser
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