Articles in The 'Pinterest' Tag


March 19 2012

Pinterest has a New Design

by Bea Halstead

Pinterest released a new page design for profile pages this week that will be advantageous for both piners and businesses.  The new design highlights the user profile in a large header and has added more connection options for a user to populate.  The board’s image preview has gotten an update, along with the ability to arrange the boards with a drag and drop feature, so you can organize what boards will appear above the fold.   They have also improved functionality by moving main navigation elements and activity to a single bar just below the profile header.

This is an example from a recent blog post with the previous profile landing page design.

This is the new profile landing page for Harrods after the design release today.

Profile Dashboard:

  • New Profile Header contains social sharing icons and a new location icon that populates information provided in the profile settings.
  • Activity with the boards and pins you create is now highlighted in a right side container.
  • Stats/ Navigation of boards, pins, likes, and activity is now organized into a single bar below the header making it more accessible. The follow all (boards) button is front and center.

Board’s New Design:

  • Name of board will show 22 characters before truncating the text and is hyperlinked.
  • The board image is now using the most recent pin to the board as the larger thumbnail and then four smaller thumbnail previews of what is also pinned inside.  At this time you can’t adapt how this image is created, it is based on recent posts.
  • The stats for the board are also clearly defined above the image, showing how many pins are available in each board.
  • The large follow button below the image will follow only that individual board when selected.

Pinterest is making a more business friendly push toward offering more pronounced brand exposure with the new header design.  By also adapting the navigation on a page, it has created a more functional environment for members to interact with. They will find it is easier to edit, manage, and organize boards, and learn about other profiles, by easily noting the page stats and viewing recent activity of pins.   As more businesses start to become early adaptors of this social sharing platform, we will explore the campaigns and marketing strategies making it a successful endeavor for them.  If you haven’t gotten a Pinterest account yet, we recommend posting to accounts (Facebook/Twitter) requesting an invite from a friend/follower, rather than requesting an account from Pinterest – which can take weeks with no response.

March 9 2012

Your Presence on Pinterest.com

by Melanie Wahl

Pinterest, a virtual pinboard for collecting images and links to content in various categories from food to fashion, has gained a staggering amount of popularity in the past six months.   Many businesses are noticing the name Pinterest showing up on their referral reports and for some ecommerce sites, Pinterest is referring converting traffic.   This blog post covers a few basics about Pinterest and how you can check what your brand’s current presence is on the channel before you decide on your next steps.

One quick way to see what may come up for your brand in relation to Pinterest is to enter the following into a search engine, such as Google:

site:pinterest.com brand

The following example focuses on Vera Bradley, a large ecommerce site that offers fashionable quilted items such as purses or travel bags.   Upon typing the query into Google, the search results deliver quite a bit of knowledge.   The first entry (pinterest.com/source/verabradley.com/) is perhaps the most important.   This entry, once clicked, will display all of the pins currently on Pinterest, which were sourced from verabradley.com.

http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&site=&source=hp&q=site%3Apinterest.com%20vera%20bradley&pbx=1&oq=&aq=&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=9e4eefe6b4a13bd8&biw=1280&bih=933&pf=p&pdl=3000

Upon clicking the first link in the organic search results above (pinterest.com/source/verabradley.com/), you see what is popular from verabradley.com on Pinterest in real time.   By monitoring the pins sourced from your website, you can determine what items are popular and being shared, commented on, or liked right now.   In Vera Bradley’s case, the popular patterns and styles can be seen below.

http://pinterest.com/source/verabradley.com/

Upon clicking the second link in the search results, you see an individual user account, in this case the account beaucat who seems to love a particular pattern:

http://pinterest.com/beaucat/vera-bradley/

Upon clicking on any of the pins in a board, the following detailed view is available:

http://pinterest.com/pin/168392473536805015/

Pinterest is a fascinating community of individuals pinning and sharing products, photos, and other images that they have found online and on other’s pinboards.   By checking your company and brand presence on the channel, you can better gauge where you stand now and what your strategy might be for this channel in the future.   If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact MoreVisibility or request a Social Media Strategy consultation.

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