Understanding Pinterest’s audience was uncharacteristically easy, as thesite is essentially one large, collective moodboard. A quick peak atPinterest’s homepage gives a clear narrative about who is using the site,and what they are using it for. - From ‘Pinterest’ on thecaseandpoint.com
What is Pinterest?✤ Pinterest is a virtual pinboard.✤ Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you ﬁnd on the web.✤ You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.✤ People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, share their favorite recipes, all kinds of stuff like that. Credit: Based on info from pinterest.com/about/help
What is a pin?✤ A pin is an image added to Pinterest.✤ A pin can be added 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. Credit: Based on info from pinterest.com/about/help
How to install the ‘Pin It’ button✤ The “Pin It” button lets you grab an image from any website and add it to one of your pinboards. When you pin from a website, Pinterest automatically grabs the source link so they can credit the website it came from.✤ Display your Bookmarks Bar by clicking View > Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar✤ Drag the “Pin It” button to your Bookmarks Toolbar✤ When you are browsing the web, push the “Pin It” button to pin an image Credit: Based on info from pinterest.com/about/help
How to install the ‘Pin It’ button Credit: Based on info from pinterest.com/about/help
How to pin with the ‘Pin It’ button✤ Use the ‘Pin It’ button to pin as you browse the web. When you see an image you wan to pin, click ‘Pin It’ on your bookmark toolbar. This will pull up all the images you can pin.✤ Select the image you want to pin, choose which board the image belongs on, type a thoughtful description, credit the source, and add some tags to help users search for it.✤ You can choose to share the pin to Facebook and/or Twitter.✤ When youre done, click ‘Pin It’. Credit: Based on info from pinterest.com/about/help
What is arepin?✤ A repin is adding an image you ﬁnd while browsing the Pinterest website 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. Credit: Based on info from pinterest.com/about/help
Two ways to repin an image✤ When viewing a pin in thumbnail-view, mouse-over the pin and click the ‘Repin’ button.✤ When youre viewing a pin in full-size view, click the ‘Repin’ button at the top-left corner.✤ After you click ‘Repin,’ choose a board. You can edit the description of the pin and choose to share it on Facebook and/or Twitter.✤ Then click ‘Repin.’ Credit: Based on info from pinterest.com/about/help
What’s the difference betweenliking and pinning?✤ If you come across something that you like but dont necessarily want to pin on one of your boards, you can simply ‘Like’ it.✤ This wont show up in the feed of those who follow you, but you can click on ‘Likes’ from your proﬁle to see a list of everything you have Liked on Pinterest. Credit: Based on info from ‘Pinterest: A beginners guide’ on sortacrunchy.net
What is a board?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. Credit: Based on info from pinterest.com/about/help
What is following?“Following All” means youll have all of a user’s pins on all their boards shown to you inreal-time on Pinterest. If the user makes new boards, you will automatically follow them.You can follow individual boards if youre only interested in seeing a users pins to speciﬁcboards.You can unfollow boards and users at any time: they will not be notiﬁed. Credit: Based on info from pinterest.com/about/help
How to sign upfor Pinterest✤ Pinterest is currently invite- only. Request an invite from your Community Manager✤ When you receive your invite, you can register via Facebook Connect or connect through Twitter.
Pinterest for brands: Copyright✤ We can’t control readers’ use of our images on Pinterest but we can control use of our brand’s images on our brands’ Pinterest accounts.✤ Each brand has different photography contracts which impact their ability to share their brand’s photos legally on Pinterest. For advice speciﬁc to your brand, speak with your Online Content Director.
Pinterest best practices for brands✤ Credit your sources and include a thoughtful pin description✤ If you are pinning a photo that your brand owns, credit the photographer in your pin description.✤ Avoid excessive promotion of yourself or your brand✤ Choose to receive email notiﬁcations from the ‘Preferences’ section of your Pinterest account. This will alert you to new followers, new repins, @ mentions, and likes.
Pinterest best practices for brands✤ Don’t over-pin. Your pins appear in your follower’s feeds. Too many pins will overwhelm their feeds and obscure pins from other accounts they follow.✤ Do pin up to twice a day.✤ Don’t pin images from your brand exclusively. We want to avoid charges of self-promotion.✤ For every pin of a photo from your brand, pin two photos from other sources.
How to let colleagues contributeto your brand’s board✤ To add contributors to a board, go to that board and click the ‘Edit’ button in the top-right corner.✤ Change the setting from “Just Me” to “Me + Contributors.”✤ You must follow at least one board belonging to a user in order to add him/her as a contributor.✤ Then, type his/her username into the text ﬁeld.✤ Potential matches to this username will begin to load; when you see the person you want, click their name. Click Add. When you are ﬁnished, click Save Board Settings. Credit: Based on info from pinterest.com/about/help
Homework✤ Request an invitation to Pinterest from your community manager✤ Join Pinterest and create a personal account.✤ Install the ‘Pin It’ button on your bookmark toolbar✤ Create at least three boards with at least three pins each✤ Follow at least three Pinterest users