How to use Pinterest

How to use Pinterest

Pinterest helps people collect and organize the things they love. You create boards showcasing things that you like. Each board tells a unique story about what we care about. People can FOLLOW your boards whos pins they like (like yours!). A pin could be a gift, receipt, quote, picture of a desired place to visit or place of interest. If you add the “Pin it Button” to your website, other people can use it to pin your stuff to their Pinterest board. ūüėČ Then lots more people can¬†REPIN those things or click back to your website adding to NEW DISCOVERY!
What is Pinterest?


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Add, edit or delete a board

What’s a board? |¬†Add a board | Edit or delete a board |¬†Edit a board cover


What’s a board?

A board is a set of pins. You can create a board for any topic, such as Cool Posters, Recipes for Dinner, or Wishlist. You can add as many pins to a board as you want.


Add a board

  1. Click your name in the profile menu to go to your profile.
  2. Click Create a Board.
  3. Choose a name and category for your board. You can also make the board secret or invite others to pin to it.
  4. Click¬†Save Changes¬†when you’re finished.

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You can also add a new board while you’re pinning:

  1. Open the board picker
  2. Type a title for your new board in the Create New Board field
  3. Click Create

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Edit or delete a board

  1. Go to the board and click Edit
  2. Or, open up the board and click Edit Board
  3. Make any changes to the board info
  4. Click Save Changes
  5. Use the Delete Board button if you want to permanently delete your board
    • When you delete a board, all the pins on that board are deleted as well. We can’t restore delete pins or boards, so be careful!

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Edit a board cover

Board covers default to the first pin on the board, or you can choose your own:

  1. Hover over the board and click Change Cover
  2. Scroll through your pins and pick your cover
  3. Click¬†Save Changes¬†when you’re done

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Pins, repins and likes

What’s a pin?|¬†What’s a repin?¬†|¬†What’s a like?¬†|¬†See repins and likes on your pins


What’s a pin?

A pin is an image or video you add to Pinterest. You can add a pin from a website using the¬†Pin It button¬†or from the site’s URL, or you can¬†upload an image right from your computer. All pins link back to their original source.

Add a pin with the Pin It button:

  1. Add the Pin It button to your browser
  2. Find an image on a website that you want to pin and click the Pin It button
  3. Select the image you’d like to pin
  4. Choose the board for your pin and add a description
  5. Click Pin It

Find a pin from a website:

  1. Hover over the profile menu and click Add pin
  2. Type in the website’s address
  3. Click Find Images

Upload a pin from your computer:

  1. Hover over the profile menu and click Add pin
  2. Click Choose Pin and find the file on your computer
  3. Choose the board you’ll pin to and add a description to your pin
  4. Click Pin It

Note: You can only pin JPG, PNG, and GIF image files. You can upload a high resolution image, but you’ll notice a change in quality once you upload the file ‚Äď we don’t display high resolution images on Pinterest.


What’s a repin?

You can repin any pin you’ve found on Pinterest to your own board. When you repin, the user who first pinned the image will also get credit. A repin keeps the source of the original pin no matter how many times it‚Äôs repinned.

To repin a pin:

  1. Hover over the pin and click Pin It. Or, open up the pin to the large view and click Pin It.
  2. Choose the board you’ll pin to and add a description to your pin.
  3. Click Pin It.

What’s a like?

Liking a pin adds the pin to your profile’s likes section rather than a specific board.

To like a pin, hover over the pin and click Like.

 

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See repins and likes on your pins

You can see who has repinned or liked your pins:

  1. Click on your pin to see its full size
  2. Click on the number next to the Pin It or Like button
  3. For repins, you’ll see the board a pin was repinned to; for likes, you’ll see the person who liked it

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About Jeremy Broekman

BROEKMAN communications has an 15+ year track record of providing marketing, brand management and PR. We serve our clients as a Marketing Director + Social Media Director + Creative Director + Consultant in ONE. With niches including Real Estate, Corporate, Non-profits, Entertainment and Start-up clientele, BROEKMAN communications has DEEP experience in helping companies navigate re-branding and/or re-packaging themselves for success in a 2013 future-facing mindset.

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