Hey Sam, you do that online stuff, right? What the heck is this Pinterest thingy that people keep inviting me to join? I have enough trouble just keeping up with Twitter and Facebook, why would I want to do something else?

Have you ever heard of a website called Pinterest? If not, then you’ve been missing out. Pinterest is a free site that will allow you to connect with people who share your interests and explore new and exciting products, travel options, art and upcoming technology. Through Pinterest, you can also browse and buy items you find.  Or you can create a Pin board and keep your dreams on there for that someday trip or purchase. It also connects you to people who share your interests, but in a very subtle way.

See what they have to say:

                       

“Here’s how it works:

1) When someone likes an image on a website they can pin it back to a board they’ve created on the Pinterest site. These boards can be named anything but fall under categories designated by the Pinterest team, like weddings/events, home décor, travel, etc.

2) Individuals can see pins by people whose boards they are following, or by searching through the most popular pins (most repinned), by category, by search term, or by price. If a user has typed in the price of the object in the comment area it will also appear on the top left corner of the image (this only happens when the dollar sign is typed into the comment area. No other money symbol – like € or £ – makes the price appear on the pin).

3) Every image has a comment area, link, and options to like or repin. Viewers can visit the site that housed the original image by clicking on the image or on the URL in the top right corner of the image.”

Although it was probably not their intent, Pinterest’s ability to become a leader in referral traffic is already established. SEO professionals have also realized the potential this social site can provide for products or services. And if nothing else, it’s a great way to relax for a few minutes and just look at beautiful photos…

 

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Sam Fletcher