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Beginner’s Guide To Creating Pinterest Pins

Adding Your First Pin

To add your pin, you’ll have the option of retrieving images from two methods: your computer and a physical web location. To better assist you, we’ve broken both down so you can decide which you’d like to do first.

From Computer: The fastest method to pin something you love would be from your computer. Go back to the upper right and click the ‘Add +’ button and select the ‘Upload a Pin’ option. On the next screen, you’ll see the browse button which will allow you to pick a specific location on your computer where common image files exist. Choose the location, pick the image and then hit the ‘select’ button in the Windows browser. You’ll be automatically taken back to where you can add a description to your pin, place it to your board (can pick from a drop-down menu) and submit it. Once it is live, you will find Facebook and Twitter share buttons so you can spread the word!

Add Pin From URL: Another method people use to add pins to their pin boards is through the add pin feature found next to the above description. Once you choose the add pin button, you’ll simply need to enter the URL where the image(s) resides. It may take a second to pull up the images on the site; once the system pulls them up, however, you’ll be able to see tiny arrows above the image where you’ll be able to scroll through all the pictures found within that page or, in certain cases, on the site. For an example, look what was done on the 1940 census Pinterest pin to see how easy this step is. Once you’ve found the image of interest, simply append a description to it and add it to your board. If you wish to share multiple images from one site, simply repeat the process until your board becomes filled with pictorial bliss.

Adding Other’s Pins

If you share an affinity for, let’s say, rocking chairs and want to find others who love them as well, utilize the search feature on the upper left of your Pinterest screen. Type in ‘rocking chairs’ and scores of pictures relevant to your search will pop up. If you hover over one of the pictures, you’ll notice you can either add a comment, like it or re-pin it. To append the desired picture to your own pin board, you simply can re-pin it. When you click ‘Re-Pin’, you’ll see an option window where you can select your desired pin board, leave a description, and then re-pin it. The originator’s‘re-pins’ number will increase and you’ll share the love you have for rocking chairs with others.

Some Basic Rules To Keep In Mind

For the most part, Pinterest is a free-for-all picture sharing site; however, you simply cannot pin photographs of sexual nature as other users will report these images and they’ll immediately be removed. If you have a large Facebook following with friends from school or family, you could see them leave you if you’re sharing nude photos with them, anyway. Keep it clean, fun and share your desired pictures with the world; they will more than likely share them, too.

Pinterest buttons are available for you to connect your account to and share on your personal websites. Simply go to the upper right hand part of the screen, hover about the ‘About’ link and select ‘Pin It Button’ from the drop-down menu. From there you’ll be able to customize your button to include your Pinterest user profile, and receive a generated HTML code to either give to your webmaster or append to your website pages yourself.

Finally, reserve the invitation features for those who know would get the most out of Pinterest and not abuse their pinning. Family members, colleagues, close friends and significant others should be considered first and foremost as they can spread the word about your pins quicker than others could. Help keeping Pinterest fun and exploratory would probably mean that costs will never come into play for using it.

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Posted by Greg Henderson, an Internet Marketer and SEO Associate for a cell phone lookup site, and an find an email address site



  1. Amanda

    May 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I’m just trying to create my own pins) It’s very easy and even exciting) And of course, it’s very pleasant when someone repins information that I placed

  2. Laura

    May 4, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    The site allows users to post and share their favorite images from around the web — something that may seem limiting at first.

  3. Melissa

    May 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I haven’t checked this social network yet, but as I’ve heard before, then it has many interesting opportunities and is very user-friendly

  4. Becca

    May 4, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    What’s good about Pinterest is it is easy to manage by adding your own pin or pin others
    image. I enjoy every minute of using Pinterest for my interest.

  5. Renin

    May 5, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Thanks for the information. I am really lost with Pinterest but do want to learn more about it as it is being widely recommended for marketing online.

  6. Azam

    May 5, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    It is full tutorial about the Pinterest usage. I have read first article about the Pinterest. I will sure use it.

  7. Nathan Brown

    May 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Wonderful I have become a fan you yours. I am trying to pin a lot of photo shoots. My fiber optic enable internet connection lets me do with great ease. Hope other get it too and start pinning photos. Great post indeed.

  8. Roy Fernandez

    May 8, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    I read it somewhere that pinterest has doubled it’s userbase in three months!

  9. Rita Dawson

    May 10, 2012 at 5:04 am

    Nice post about Pins! Really interesting! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Gsb

    May 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Any marketing opportunity that isn’t google is good these days.

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