How To Get Hundreds of Pinterest Pins - Without Even Owning an Account

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  1. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/315373_10151163758435832_2143841056_n.jpg

    It seems my answers got lost in the last thread. So here is the simple way to get pins. Make an image like the one above (with your hub title), place it on your hub and leave it. That's it. It's simple. Using this technique I have over 30,000 pins on my hubs. Yes, it IS that simple, although I have a more in depth guide hub, the above image should be fairly self explanatory. Enjoy. smile

    1. Rosie2010 profile image73
      Rosie2010posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome!  Thanks WryLilt.  I don't get a lot of pins, so I will definitely give this a try. What a great idea!

    2. Robie Benve profile image97
      Robie Benveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is really a wonderful tip!  Thanks a lot for sharing. : )

    3. mvillecat profile image76
      mvillecatposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      What kind of software do you have to make an image like this?

    4. Brie Hoffman profile image57
      Brie Hoffmanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm confused..how do you make an image with your title on it?

      1. Sally's Trove profile image79
        Sally's Troveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I use PowerPoint and Picasa.

        Insert the image into a PP slide. Insert a text box and type the title. Use whatever font and font effect you want. Group the image and the text box, and save the grouped image slide as a jpg file. Add the jpg file to Picasa and crop as needed to get rid of any white space and apply other effects, if you want. Export your modified image.

        There are probably easier ways to do this, but PP and Picasa are what I have at hand, and they work pretty well.

      2. MyWebs profile image81
        MyWebsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I use GIMP for most of my image editing needs. It is a free program that does much of what Photoshop does and many things it doesn't. It is a very powerful image editor that features masks and layers. It take a little while to learn you way around it, but it's not so hard to learn imo and well worth the effort.

      3. kgala0405 profile image80
        kgala0405posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        There are a few websites that allow you create images like this for free.  I wrote a hub on 7 of them. I would leave a link, but I don't think I am supposed to.  If you want to check it out you can search it, it's called "7 Good Photo Editing Websites that are Free."

        I don't mean to promote the hub, I just think it is helpful.  I don't mention GIMP in the hub since it isn't an actual web site, but that is probably the closest thing to Photoshop that you'll find for free.

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      summerberrieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, WryLilt! I'm going to give this a try!

    6. GiblinGirl profile image85
      GiblinGirlposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Great tip WryLilt.  I'll definitely give this a try.

  2. IndikaT profile image77
    IndikaTposted 6 years ago

    You are awesome.  I have followed many of your tips and will follow this too. Thank you....

  3. Sally's Trove profile image79
    Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago

    Well, WryLilt, I finally got off my duff and created a pic for Pinterest, replaced the original pic in my hub with the "Pint-Pic", and pinned the hub...

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/6969931_f248.jpg

    It didn't take long to do. It was a matter of finding a pic that lent itself to text.

    Thanks for the great idea!

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      summerberrieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Had to go pin it...looks great!

      1. Sally's Trove profile image79
        Sally's Troveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        LOL, summerberrie. Glad you liked it. smile

  4. SimeyC profile image94
    SimeyCposted 6 years ago

    Great idea - just used it on a hub!

  5. Aficionada profile image86
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    I'm hoping the answer to this will be No, but... Is there any way HubPages might view these images as watermarked, etc.? I remember that being a problem some months ago.

    ETA: Actually, I realize that I have plenty of pics with lettering across them, and I'm wondering why some are okay, but some count as watermarked. Does anyone know the explanation?

  6. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    A 'watermark' is a name or url not a slogan or title.

    1. Sally's Trove profile image79
      Sally's Troveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      HP has never been clear about what they consider watermarking.

      A watermark may be one of two things...a simple visible sign of ownership written in text, like a URL, or, an embedded piece of code that is not visible or if it is visible, then has invisible properties. (Others would have to explain that, because I don't know the technology behind it.)

      If you see photos that have copyright info appearing in faint text across the photo, or a clearly identified business name, then these are watermarks, and you have no business using them without permission or without paying for them. Once you get permission or pay for them, you'll be given an image that doesn't display that watermark.

      As far as adding text to pics, as WryLilt has offered, all you are doing is enhancing or modifying an existing image with text that then becomes a graphic element. There's no hidden code behind the text, and there's no statement of ownership.

      Again, HP has never been clear about what it considers watermarking. Applying text to an image and making a new image out of that, with no embedded code, is not watermarking.

      1. WryLilt profile image89
        WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I personally contacted HP about this. The basis of their answer is in my hub. Basically this is fine to do as long as the images look good.

      2. WryLilt profile image89
        WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I personally contacted HP about this. The basis of their answer is in my hub. Basically this is fine to do as long as the images look good.

      3. Etherealenigma profile image74
        Etherealenigmaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for this response. I was dealing with the watermarked warning, and I didn't know what to look for. This was a great idea. I'm going to start redoing my pics on all my hubs. Thumbs up!

  7. Aficionada profile image86
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for the clarification, ps.

  8. profile image0
    summerberrieposted 6 years ago

    I just tried it on a hub I am writing now- lots of fun and I like the look~

  9. WriteAngled profile image80
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    As I understand it, a watermark is a faint impression that runs across the whole image, affecting its aesthetic qualities. After all, originally it meant a design impressed into a sheet of blank paper, which was only visible when held up to the light, and which was used to confirm the authenticity of a document/bank note. Text which is legibly incorporated in a non-intrusive manner into an image is not a watermark by any definition. Hubpages is totally ridiculous in banning various other types of text incorporated into an image. These are not live links, for heavens sake!

  10. Brie Hoffman profile image57
    Brie Hoffmanposted 6 years ago

    I don't understand how you can write on a picture..is there some kind of software that allows you to do this?

    thanks

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Any photo editing software will allow you to do that. Even Paint allows it.

    2. SimeyC profile image94
      SimeyCposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You can use any art program or even use Microsoft Word - Import a Picture and then add a text box on top....

  11. 2uesday profile image79
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    You can download a program like PhotoScape - it is free. http://www.photoscape.org
    PhotoScape allows you to re-size,crop and add frames and make adjustments to your images.

    When you 'write' on a picture in photo editing you can select the opacity of the text. You would use a more 'see thro'  version to add a watermark. You can even add a shadow to the text. It  is supposed to make it more difficult to copy.  That is not the effect you want for this though.

    When you add text to an image you need to position it well if you want the image to look good.

    You need to use images that you have a right to use such as public domain ones that state you are free to copy them and use them for commercial use. If you do not have your own images you could try looking somewhere like http://pixabay.com/.

    Some people do seem to think they can just 'lift images' from Google image but this is not the case they are often not copyright free.

    Hope that this is useful info.

  12. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    Ok for those asking - I use a site called Picmonkey.com - free, easy and can be done in minutes.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, WryLilt.

    2. Marye Audet profile image90
      Marye Audetposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Picmonkey is probably one of the easiest sites to use.... another of my favorites is http://fotoflexer.com/ which allows you to work with layers for specific effects

      1. WryLilt profile image89
        WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks! Will have to try that. Still too lazy to work out Gimp.

        1. Marye Audet profile image90
          Marye Audetposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          My problem is time. I just got  new, somewhat fancier camera and I have to take time to learn it (yeah right) and I have a photo editing program but that is going to take time to learn, too. Blah.

          1. WryLilt profile image89
            WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Same here! And I only have two kids. Don't know how you manage!!

            1. Marye Audet profile image90
              Marye Audetposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              coffee, Ritalin, and determination

              1. WryLilt profile image89
                WryLiltposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                big_smile

  13. 2uesday profile image79
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    Thank you WryLilt , it is a very interesting site lots of different applications to experiment with.

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    summerberrieposted 6 years ago

    I gave WryLilt's advice a try. Not as eye-catching as hers but thought I'd share....one is from a recent hub and the other is one I went back and changed.

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/6985057_f248.jpg


    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/6985059_f248.jpg


    Thanks, WryLilt, for sharing this information-

  15. Brie Hoffman profile image57
    Brie Hoffmanposted 6 years ago

    I tried it too, but didn't get much of a response.

    1. profile image0
      summerberrieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well, even if they don't get many pins- I still think they look more polished and professional. Hopefully, one will be an eye-catcher!

      1. Brie Hoffman profile image57
        Brie Hoffmanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I agree and it doesn't hurt to try.

  16. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 6 years ago

    If at all you'll want help creating some pictures such as this, I've started a new blog (URL on my profile). The next post is going to be about creating Made for Pinterest Pics. So, your welcome to come and join me there. I won't be posting about it later on as it would be advertising. But, these are some of the pics I created:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5pxtZjEJSpA/UCCd42JLkNI/AAAAAAAAAJs/wUFgQMmDCmE/s320/I+quit.pnghttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-40P5PhuebIA/UCC4Cht44gI/AAAAAAAAAKE/snoAi3rU5ks/s320/pedal.png

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vp5tRD0XS48/UCJ2vyDD7sI/AAAAAAAAANI/s72kB-THhW8/s200/greenapples.png

    1. profile image0
      summerberrieposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, lobobrandon! I will defiantly find you- these look great!Like the new avatar, too.

      1. lobobrandon profile image89
        lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Summerberrie smile

 
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