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The Pinterest Button

  1. mary615 profile image94
    mary615posted 4 years ago

    I finally did it!  I took the plunge.  I opened an account two weeks ago, but had not created a "board" or pinned anything.  I'm still not sure how to get followers, but I'll learn.

    1. AEvans profile image72
      AEvansposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      We will find you. smile Congratulations! smile

      1. mary615 profile image94
        mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I'll look forward to it!  I was busy last night pinning my Hubs.  It's really quite simple once you start going.  smile

        1. WryLilt profile image87
          WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Please be aware that pinning a photo from a hub that you have the legal right to use is technically a breach of copyright unless you pin from the ORIGINAL source.

          And it's important to read the Pinterest ToS carefully - they tell you that you must have all rights to post the photo and that they retain all rights to use or sell the photo as they wish plus more....

          1. cloverleaffarm profile image71
            cloverleaffarmposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Which is why I have no interest in pinterest. We don't need another social networking site, just saying.

            1. WryLilt profile image87
              WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Oh it's completely different from a social networking site in that regard. It is an ingenious idea, but like all such ideas, it can be abused.

              If you make photos yourself for pinning with titles, you can get good traffic...

          2. mary615 profile image94
            mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I only pin those Hubs that I took the photographs myself.  If they want to use my amateurish photos, they are welcome to them.  If I were a professional photographer, I would not pin.

            1. WryLilt profile image87
              WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Sounds like you'll do well then. smile Good luck.

    2. moonlake profile image84
      moonlakeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Mary did you go on pinterest using the same name you use here? Just wondering if that's what everyone is doing.

      1. mary615 profile image94
        mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I have a different user name that I had to choose.

  2. Dorsi profile image91
    Dorsiposted 4 years ago

    I just started Pinterest too. It's fun putting all my favorites in a visual place instead of just as a bookmark. I think it's a great idea. I haven't thought much about any revenue side of it - yet. But I'm sure I will lol.

    1. mary615 profile image94
      mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think it will lead traffic to our Hubs, and that will lead to additional revenue.  At least, that's what I'm hoping.

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Correct. I've found images that have the hub title in them get the most click throughs.

        So far the best I've done is a picture being repinned ~40 times and bringing me about 300 extra views.

        1. mary615 profile image94
          mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Wow, that's great!!!  So far,  I really like Pinterest.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    It would be nice if folks were to put their Pinterest profile link on their HP profiles. Just saying...big_smile

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good point. Will do!

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You gotta spiffy HP profile page there. I might have to plagiarize the last line of it.big_smile

        And consider yourself Pinterest followed.

        1. WryLilt profile image87
          WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks. And yes, there is only so much you can do with text and special characters but I did my best!

          1. mary615 profile image94
            mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I just looked at your profile.  Love what you did to direct readers to your Pinterest. How did you do that????   I'm following you, OK.?

            1. WryLilt profile image87
              WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Instead of typing in the actual address and turning it into a link, I turn a word into a link. It looks neater - and I've divided mine up at the bottom with hyphens ---------------.

              You can change yours if you want, they don't have to be the URL that links.

              1. mary615 profile image94
                mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Duh.....I'm really dumb.  How do you turn a word into a link???  I know how to copy/paste a URL.  Thanks!

  4. Helena Ricketts profile image96
    Helena Rickettsposted 4 years ago

    I just signed up for Pinterest a few days ago but didn't start pinning until this evening.  I pinned two of my travel hubs about an hour ago and one has already been re-pinned by someone I do not know that isn't following me and I'm not following them.

    If that's any sign of what's to come, I think I'm going to like it!

    PS: Anyone want to be buddies on there?  My user name on there is laniericketts.  I don't have much on there yet but just like everything else, it takes time and I'm always willing to help out a fellow Hubber!

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Pinterest is a lot like Twitter in that regard. It doesn't matter how many followers you have it's about using hashtags (or in Pinterest's case, choosing good categories) so everyone in that section, no matter who they are, can see what you pin.

      1. Helena Ricketts profile image96
        Helena Rickettsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I did not know that!  I don't quite understand the Pinterest site yet.  I thought that re-pinning someone else's pin would help them out but if everyone can see it, then I guess it really doesn't matter.  That explains how that person snapped up and re-pinned that hub so fast.  I was wondering how it happened but was actually glad to see it.

        1. WryLilt profile image87
          WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It does help them as long as it links back to their original site (and they wanted it pinned).

          The more people that see it, the more chance someone will click it and visit the site/hub.

  5. gramarye profile image60
    gramaryeposted 4 years ago

    Hi - I also joined pinterest however - I later read the terms and conditions, and it says quite clearly that is should not be used for personal promotion, so you had better share around your pins!

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well it seems they're not enforcing any of their other T&Cs so.... wonder if that applies to all their rules.

      Although they'll HAVE to start cracking down on things soon!

  6. Ann Nonymous profile image59
    Ann Nonymousposted 4 years ago

    hahaha! I so don't get pinterest yet have to admit it has a plethora of fascinating and inspiring creative pins. I wish I understood it more....I'll have to look yours up..hmmm If I can figure it out and find my around that is!

  7. mary615 profile image94
    mary615posted 4 years ago

    I have not discovered how to find my fellow Hubbers on Pinterest.  Any advice?

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Google "[username] Pinterest?"

      People are starting to put their Pinterest links on their profiles I've noticed...

      1. mary615 profile image94
        mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for that info.  I tried searching using the Hubber's real name; no results.  Without knowing their user name, you cant find them, right??   I put the Pinterest link on my profile.

        1. WryLilt profile image87
          WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          You do realise it's neater to link some keywords instead of the entire url, right?

          1. mary615 profile image94
            mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I love the way you have yours on your profile.  I got Pinterest on my profile, but mine is not as neat and nice as yours.  I don't follow you when you say to link some keywords instead of the entire url.  You lost me.

            1. WryLilt profile image87
              WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              It's very easy.

              1. Type the words you want to turn into a link - such as "My Gardening Site".
              2. Highlight those words with your mouse.
              3. Click the link tool (looks like  a chain icon).
              4. In the popup box insert the URL address of your site.
              5. Click ok and you should have a link.

              1. mary615 profile image94
                mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks so much!  I'll give that a try.

  8. Eric Newland profile image59
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    I just got 4 random repins by using a quick'n'dirty homemade cartoon in a hub. This seriously has potential. I think I'm going to invest some time into making my hubs more pin-friendly.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image82
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I checked your cartoon, it's neat.  And the link with Pinterest is interesting.  Sure you can write brilliant words (and you can), but a neat, eye-catching picture and a pithy caption can work on Pinterest.

      It's interesting which pictures work and which don't. I'm playing with it in the hope of finding out.

      One more thing. What I really like about Pinterest is the feedback element. Either they like it, or they ignore it.  There's no faffing around with social niceties.

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        My top Pinterest tip? Write the title of your article on the image or give them a teaser... so they'll want to click through.

        1. mary615 profile image94
          mary615posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          great idea!

 
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