I went and messed with Pinteret this past week and found some "interesting" things.
BEWARE of what you pin! Always take the couple of seconds to check the associated link
. I found that some links are being changed from the original and being linked to crap sites that have NOTHING to do with the pin.
Some people have been posting links in the description area
. I do NOT repin, like or comment on those. That is just blatant crap! I know that I saw someone say that links in the description were DoFollow but, they are NOT! Watch for USER UPLOADED images
that either have no link or don't seem to fit with the any of their other user uploaded pics. They could have stolen someone's image off of a site. Also watch for User Uploaded where they have a water mark and no link or the link doesn't go to where the image is hosted. I would rather be safe than sorry about "taking" someone's image without permission.
If I see a Pin that I want to RePin and it is linked to a Google Images
, I try to find the site with the image, Google doesn't need the damned link. I click on the pin link to Google and when it opens, I X
out the image, and then I pin straight from the site
so they get the "credit".
If a Pin is from somewhere like Flickr, I check the CC
to make sure that the owner allows use of their image.
If you want to PIN an image from Google Plus
…It is kind of a PITA to do it right and give the owner credit.
1) The post must be PUBLIC
2) On the post where the image is, click the DATE
. This will open it up as a single post,
3) You can NOT Pin from the "Shadow Box"
it must be from the post,
4) The url will look like -
plus.google.com/107653058982522781122?hl=en&tab=h#110550959948544653499/posts/4TGUiMoZ5Pp This URL will NOT work!
It will NOT let you click from Pinterest to the G+ thread!
5) If your G+ URL looks like https://plus.google.com/u/0/110550959948544653499/posts
It will only go to the G+ user ID, it will NOT go to the particular post
where the image is as it has no "post ID#", So go back to step 2 and try again.
6) BEFORE you PIN you MUST edit the url. You will take out
this will leave the ID number of the G+ poster/ post/post ID
7) Your Pinnable URL should look like -
8) Now pin as usual.
Using this method is the ONLY way I know of that will work on Pinterest!
I also do this when I place a G+ link on any site. That way I don't have to worry.
When doing a search on Pinterest, you can also use the key words in "s (quotes) to refines the phrase just like you do on Google.
I read that the description area allows for 500 characters. LOTS of people just write something like "so cute" and that will not really help get your pins found on Pinterest or Google. Yes, use your keywords!
While I wouldn't write out 500 characters, I do use a descent amount.
What I have been finding in the Google Searches is…Pinterest is showing up. When you click on the link from a G search it takes you to the BOARD
where the text is located. The text can be from any pin on that board.
So it seems that Google is looking at boards as a whole rather than separate "pins".
It could be that I just haven't found a good pin indexed yet. And, the url to boards has the username and the title of the board and maybe that is influencing the indexing.
Yes, remember when you are titling your boards that the board name is part of the URL
! Think keywords! http://pinterest.com/fuzzyanipals/kids-easter-ideas/
Individual Pins have NO keywords http://pinterest.com/pin/132293307774125845/
If you want to see if there are any Pins for a certain domain
then just use http://pinterest.com/source/fuzzywuzzyanipals.com/
Only change the domain name. LOL! Remember that this does NOT always show all the pins from that domain. So, don't freakout if you know there are more.
Since Pinterest is a "Social" site and you want your lil avatar to be seen so people will check your boards out…when I get an email saying that someone Repinned, liked or comment on one of my pins…I go to their boards and pick something to like, repin or comment on of theirs (as long as they are not scum spammers).
Ok, I already have 651 word on a post that I was going to do quick.
If I think of more tips…I'll come back and add them.