Creating Interest with Pinterest

Ultimate Site Promotion PinterestHow I love Pinterest!  Founded only four years ago, in 2010, Pinterest has rapidly grown to become one of the top social networks.  For those of you who like numbers; Pinterest has seventy million active users who view two and a half billion pages each month.  The average user spends 15 minutes on the site each time they visit.  This social network has the largest percentage of women users of any of the social sharing websites.

Here’s how it works.  The first step is to go on the Pinterest website and request an invitation.  Once you receive that, you can set up your free Pinterest account and get started.

Basically, Pinterest is like a scrapbook.  Users set up categories called “Pinboards” which they use to share content they create or find on the web.  Designs, written content, images, videos can all be placed on these personalized and organized collections.

Users can also find and share content others have placed (pinned) on their own boards.  People can find other users and follow them.  Once followed, all user content shows up in the other person’s flow of content.  These users can also share the content they like with Facebook and Twitter friends.  You can see how this extends the potential reach and viral nature of the site.

I love the layout.  It’s clean, clear and easy to follow. And it’s both beautiful and exceptionally useful.  And your “pins” don’t disappear along a time line as others are posted, the way it can happen in most of the other social sharing sites.

Pinterest has a long list of categories for your board.  I just created a board on “Cats and Kittens” under the “animals” category.  But category choices include all sorts of subjects, such as architecture, films, books, music, men’s fashion, women’s fashion, health, diet, fitness and (as they say) much, much more.

Each user can find other users to follow within the site. Once followed, all the content from that user then shows up within your personal Pinterest flow of images.

Pinterest is mainly about collecting and sharing content found across the web.  A bride planning a wedding can collect images and information about dresses, menus, decorations, music and flowers on a pin board and share them either publicly or privately with the entire wedding party.

A store or other business can upload new products or a restaurant can share pictures of new menu items or recipes.

For visual content about a business, practice or charity, nothing beats Pinterest.

 

How I love Pinterest!  Founded only four years ago, in 2010, Pinterest has rapidly grown to become one of the top social networks.  For those of you who like numbers; Pinterest has seventy million active users who view two and a half billion pages each month.  The average user spends 15 minutes on the site each time they visit.  This social network has the largest percentage of women users of any of the social sharing websites.

 

Here’s how it works.  The first step is to go on the Pinterest website and request an invitation.  Once you receive that, you can set up your free Pinterest account and get started.

 

Basically, Pinterest is like a scrapbook.  Users set up categories called “Pinboards” which they use to share content they create or find on the web.  Designs, written content, images, videos can all be placed on these personalized and organized collections.

 

Users can also find and share content others have placed (pinned) on their own boards.  People can find other users and follow them.  Once followed, all user content shows up in the other person’s flow of content.  These users can also share the content they like with Facebook and Twitter friends.  You can see how this extends the potential reach and viral nature of the site. 

 

I love the layout.  It’s clean, clear and easy to follow. And it’s both beautiful and exceptionally useful.  And your “pins” don’t disappear along a time line as others are posted, the way it can happen in most of the other social sharing sites. 

 

Pinterest has a long list of categories for your board.  I just created a board on “Cats and Kittens” under the “animals” category.  But category choices include all sorts of subjects, such as architecture, films, books, music, men’s fashion, women’s fashion, health, diet, fitness and (as they say) much, much more.

 

 

Each user can find other users to follow within the site. Once followed, all the content from that user then shows up within your personal Pinterest flow of images.

Pinterest is mainly about collecting and sharing content found across the web.  A bride planning a wedding can collect images and information about dresses, menus, decorations, music and flowers on a pin board and share them either publicly or privately with the entire wedding party.

A store or other business can upload new products or a restaurant can share pictures of new menu items or recipes.  

For personal use or for visual content about a business, practice or charity, nothing beats Pinterest, especially if you want to relate to and engage women.