Pinterest is the latest social network to make waves with online marketers everywhere. Using the Pinterest tool, you can position yourself in front of hopeful prospects and urge them to share your content with other Pinterest users. As long as you know what you’re doing, and if you hop on Pinterest now before your competitors do, you’ll be well-ahead of the curve and in a prime position to take over far more than your share of the market using nothing more than the Pinterest tool.
Everyone’s favorite visually-oriented social network Pinterest has exploded in popularity in recent months, but there is still some confusion over the site’s usage. Mainly, users want to be able to legally use Pinterest without having to worry about copyright infringement. As you may know, Pinterest is a network that allows users to ‘Pin’ media to virtual bulletin boards. Yet some lawyers are issuing warnings about Pinterest, saying that a copyright claim is imminent if users continue to use the site as they have been. With the site being the third largest social media site behind Facebook and Twitter, that could amount to a lot of lawsuits if users aren’t careful. To keep your account from getting pinned with a copyright suit, adhere to the following Pinterest rules every time you login and pin.
The social network Pinterest hit the online scene in March of 2010 with a mission to “connect everyone in the world through the ‘things’ they find interesting.” Still, many people didn’t hear about the site until nearly a year later when it was being hailed as the next best thing. Why did Pinterest take so long to catch up with the social networking crowd? For one, there was some confusion in the beginning as to how you could use copyrighted materials. People were getting in trouble for posting media – photos, videos, sound clips or what have you – that didn’t belong to them. Pinterest managed to tackle that problem and today it doesn’t seem to be as much of an issue. That along with Pinterest’s visual-based layout has made it attractive for individuals and businesses alike. Today people use Pinterest for all sorts of reasons. Here are just a few ways businesses are using Pinterest to bring their brands to life.
You may have social networking profiles on Facebook and Twitter and possibly even Google+, but have you considered creating a profile on Pinterest? Pinterest is the baby social network that is taking the online world by storm. With Pinterest you have your very own board that you can customize however you want and then you can Pin various media to it. The network is a favorite amongst women who love to share recipes and dress designs and feel good photos and images, but the network is steadily growing to encompass all demographics and interests. Before you get started, you may want to consider the Pinterest pros and the Pinterest cons so that you’re never taken off guard once you dive in.
The social network Pinterest, though still in its infancy, is already showing much more promise than any other social network that has come before it. Facebook, Twitter and even Google+ didn’t experience near the same growth in their first years as Pinterest has. The site has an excess of 10 million users and that number continues to climb every day. So why do people still prefer Pinterest over Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and all other social networks? The moment you visit the site, register and log on, you’ll soon learn why the site is generating so much interest from marketers and consumers alike.
If you haven’t heard of Pinterest, the latest social network to take the world by storm, I hope you enjoyed your trip underneath that rock for the past few years. Pinterest is a user-friendly platform that provides you with virtual pin-up board to which you can ‘pin’ photos and videos that happen to interest you. So, essentially, you are ‘Pinning’ your interests, hence the name. While Pinterest may sound cute and fun, it is much more than that, particularly for online marketers.
With Pinterest, if you know what you’re doing, you can drive tons of traffic to any site, blog or landing page, engage with readers much more effectively and you can build a visual representation of your business that your audience truly responds to.