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Mark Zuckerberg Joined Pinterest

Posted on 27 February 2012 by Linda Joseph

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Mark Zuckerberg has a Pinterest account!

So what…????  He also has a Twitter account and Google + account.

In looking at both of these accounts, it doesn’t appear that he has done much with them.

Come on,,, he has 19 tweets!  I don’t like or use Twitter but have substantial more tweets!

Let’s look at his Pinterest profile.

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So, we don’t care that Mark Zuckerberg has a Pinterest account. BUT we do care that Pinerest users spend a lot of time on Pinterest…  Look at the graphic below..

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Social Network Usage

So Pinterest has moved into contention position to some of the other social media sites. (Facebook and Tumblr don’t need to worry,,,,yet.)

Helping you to define your roadmap for success,

Linda

 

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How to Use Pinterest – a Hack

Posted on 23 February 2012 by Linda Joseph

How to Use Pinterest…

There are many things you can do with Pinterest.  We have already talked about a few but this post is for fun… At least for now.

There is a Pinterest hack that mashable explains:

Do you remember those awesome Facebook and Google+ profile hacks?

Well, Nick McGlynn, a creative Pinterest user, has done something similar on the new social service, “hacking” a Pinterest board to display one image sliced into nine sections.

Inspired by McGlynn, we have put together a super-simple, Photoshop-free how-to that demonstrates how you can “hack” your Pinterest boards. Have a read through our easy-peasy walkthrough. Link us in the comments to your Pinterest hacks and we’ll feature the best submissions in a forthcoming Mashable gallery.

I followed the steps on Mashable and made my own graphic:

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Pinterest Image Hack

 

Here is a high level view of the steps. (To see step by step, go to the mashable article.)

  1. Get a square image
  2. Slice image into 9 images (3 x 3)
  3. Upload all 9 images to your new board

Have fun and let me know what you do with this.  I would love to see some of your created images.

Helping you define your roadmap to success,

Linda

 

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Why Pinterest

Posted on 21 February 2012 by Linda Joseph

Why Haven’t I Heard of Pinterest?

Pinterest came out of nowhere!  Here are a few great stats about why you need to consider using Pinterest:

  • 30% of the users are ages 35 – 44
  • 90% are women
  • 60% have attended college
  • 70% are in the $25K – $75K i
    ncome bracket
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As I mentioned in the last post, Pinterest is in the top ten social media sites.  In February it beat out LinkedIn, Tagged, Google +, MySpace and Yelp. 
Here are 5 SEO tips mentioned in this article:
  1. Title – Take care in what you name your title
  2. Board Titles – should be keyword focused
  3. Link to your website
  4. Use keywords in description
  5. Always have one nice image on your blog post
This article on Pinterest had a lot of interesting insights which is why I pinned it to one of my boards!
Try using Pinterest today.  If you need an invite, just put your request below. Remember, I need a valid email address in order for Pinterest to send you an invite.


 

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What is Pinterest? Part 1

Posted on 16 February 2012 by Linda Joseph

 PINTEREST –What is Pinterest?

Staying on top of the latest social media sites is a full time job! I am a little leary of jumping

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What is Pinterest

on every new site and wait for it to demonstrate that is has something unique to offer and some ‘staying’ power.

Along comes Pinterest.

Unique – no words – just images

Staying power – it has hit a cord with millions!   (There were about 120, 000 users about a year ago and today there are over 6 millions users!)

What is Pinterest?  Pinterest is nothing more than a virtual bulletin board where you can display and organize all the awesomes images you find while browsing.

Find a great idea for decorating your house – pin it on your  ‘home decorations’ board.
Find some fab shoes for an outfit – pin them on your ‘wish list’ or ‘shoe board’.
Find that dream vacation pic – pin it on your ‘Wish I was There!’ board.

I can tell you that it is addictive!

What is a Pin?

A pin is simply any image/photo/pic you add to your Pinterest account.

You can add a ‘pin’ from a website or from you computer.

A great way to get started is to peruse some of the boards on Pinterest and re-pin images that you like.

Let’s say that you are interested in wreaths. Just enter the term ‘wreath’ in the search on the Pinterest home page and you will find more pictures on a variety of wreaths than you can imagine.  Scroll through and simple click on the images that you like and re-pin them to a relevant board.

You will want to install a ‘Pin It” button on your browser  to make it easy to pin images you find while browsing the web. (Just go to the “Goodies” page and find instructions specific for you browser.)

How to Get Started…  Coming soon..

[[You can get a free Pinterest Training Mind Map here.]]

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