10 responses

  1. Vivianreads@yahoo.com
    April 23, 2015

    Very informative, thank you.

  2. StereoCultureSociety
    October 8, 2013

    How about “Don’t Copy over 100 images from another board at once”. The idea is to pin, not to copy. This is a probem for me and I’ve blocked a number of people who just sit there and (basically) pin my board onto theirs.

  3. Jeanne
    July 2, 2013

    I SINCERELY APPRECIATE YOUR TIPS AS I AM A “NEWBIE” AND HAVE NO CLUE. I RECENTLY OFFENDED SOMEONE BY PINNING TO MUCH AND FOR THAT I APOLOGIZE. I NEVER INTENDED TO BE DISRESPECTFUL. I JUST GOT TOO EXCITED.

  4. Laura Briere
    September 7, 2012

    Awesome tips. Another thing to add: make your presence interesting for humans (rather than companies). For instance, our Pinterest account (http://pinterest.com/visionadv/) doesn’t just include marketing topics, but our boards reflect the personality of the people that work here. You gotta relate to the people, not the business!

  5. Suzanne Mannion
    June 27, 2012

    Great tips. Indeed Pinterest is a new trend in social media platforms, one that we adopted for ourselves and our clients. Just like with other social media networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, it will require an adjustment period before we fully understand and embrace the concept. If you want to join the network, it’s very important to establish some rules.We discussed more in a blog article, which you can check here: http://www.newsmakergroup.com/blog/best-practices/has-pinterest-stolen-the-limelight-from-google-media-strategists-shifting-strategic-communications-plans/

  6. Melonie Dodaro
    June 18, 2012

    It’s always a breath of fresh air to
    find something that reminds us how we should behave when using online
    platforms.  For me, it’s showing genuine
    interest to what others are pinning, without actually stalking them.  Starting conversations, after that firm
    virtual handshake. 

  7. Moonbridge
    June 18, 2012

    Great post for me, a newbie pinner. Still not clear on what we can and cannot pin. I thought as long as it connects back to the original source…

    • HeidiCohen
      June 20, 2012

      Moonbridge — Pinning back to the original source isn’t enough. You must check that they allow the content to be shared. Flickr has a category for this. Happy marketing, Heidi Cohen

  8. Carlos Restrepo
    June 18, 2012

    Great post on Pinterest – Can I suggest: Use, but don’t Abuse Links – Many are interested in the SEO value Pinterest provides, but as #3 – #5 show being direct and useful with your linking and use of a pin real-estate can provide a steady buildup of SEO and gain your more hits and credibility.

    • Heidi
      June 18, 2012

      Carlos — Thank you! I agree the subtext for using Pinterest is to be honest, transparent and authentic. This is consistent with other social media platforms. Research from Shareaholic  shows that Pinterest is increasing as a source of traffic. Happy marketing, Heidi Cohen

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