Tips for Pinterest Pictures

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I've seen a lot of talk on here about Pinterest, the copyright issues, etc. I agree that it is muddy water. That being said, a lot of social sharing sites are built on similar platforms - that encourage sharing and using others' content where it may not otherwise be considered legal.

Without getting everyone all upset, I'd rather just start a discussion about some possible answers. It seems like using images that you buy/own could work, or creating all your own images. Maybe marketers/designers could start putting together some packages of pictures/psd's that would be able to be edited but would work for engaging people on Pinterest.

I don't know...just some thoughts. Any other ideas? I think Pinterest could be a great traffic source for certain kinds of sites, but I'm still looking for some answers before really utilizing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author curly sue
    watermark your brand in the picture and add your link below. But like all other social networks you need to increase your following, otherwise no one will see your pics or site.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidsu
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    Maybe marketers/designers could start putting together some packages of pictures/psd's that would be able to be edited but would work for engaging people on Pinterest.
    Yes, there are Warriors who have launched package of PLR pictures at the WSO Forum, that you can use for your Pinterest account.
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    • Profile picture of the author John J M
      Originally Posted by davidsu View Post

      Yes, there are Warriors who have launched package of PLR pictures at the WSO Forum, that you can use for your Pinterest account.
      PLR pictures are a good ideas. Thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author ChrisShaw
        Hi Johnny,

        On images that you buy, if you're talking about from royalty free image sites, you have to be aware that the terms of most of them will state that you can't share those images on Pinterest and Fotolia and iStock I know do not allow it if you read their small print.

        Reason I;m mentioning it is a lot of people think they've bought the rights to use those images as they see fit and that's not the case as you buy a license to use how they say you can use them.
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        • Profile picture of the author John J M
          Originally Posted by ChrisShaw View Post

          Hi Johnny,

          On images that you buy, if you're talking about from royalty free image sites, you have to be aware that the terms of most of them will state that you can't share those images on Pinterest and Fotolia and iStock I know do not allow it if you read their small print.

          Reason I;m mentioning it is a lot of people think they've bought the rights to use those images as they see fit and that's not the case as you buy a license to use how they say you can use them.
          I appreciate that info Chris. It almost seems like too much work to make Pinterest work without a chance of getting in trouble. It's definitely an interesting topic for online marketer to TRULY try to find answers to - not just make stuff that isn't even close to being legal.
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          • Profile picture of the author ChrisShaw
            Originally Posted by johnnyjmannion View Post

            I appreciate that info Chris. It almost seems like too much work to make Pinterest work without a chance of getting in trouble. It's definitely an interesting topic for online marketer to TRULY try to find answers to - not just make stuff that isn't even close to being legal.
            Hi Johnny,

            To be honest, none of this talk of copyright infringement whether it be stock photos, normal photos or quotations is restricted to using Pinterest; it all applies to anything we do online, our blogs, sites, etc.

            Pinterest seems to take all the heat because it's ALL about the images and practically nothing about any other content on the site.

            Best regards,
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          • Profile picture of the author Rashell
            Originally Posted by johnnyjmannion View Post

            I appreciate that info Chris. It almost seems like too much work to make Pinterest work without a chance of getting in trouble. It's definitely an interesting topic for online marketer to TRULY try to find answers to - not just make stuff that isn't even close to being legal.
            You'd be amazed at how many people will allow you to use their images (with proper attribution) if you just ask. Sure some will say no, others will be delighted.

            You can have your blog readers submit images for use (create a contract that explains how the images will be used).

            Similar to the quotes idea you can whip up some of your own random thoughts, insightful quotes or -isms.

            Use statistics, old proverbs.

            Try to locate images in the public domain. Check resources like Dover Clip Art and Design on CD-ROM some are copyright free, some aren't.

            To be honest, though, it's hard to give ideas when I'm not really sure what your marketing campaign is.

            Anyway, I hope those helped,

            Rashell
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    Profit depends on how much followers do you have. It is harderst part of Pinterest to get a lof of followers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Originally Posted by johnnyjmannion View Post

    I've seen a lot of talk on here about Pinterest, the copyright issues, etc. I agree that it is muddy water. That being said, a lot of social sharing sites are built on similar platforms - that encourage sharing and using others' content where it may not otherwise be considered legal.

    Without getting everyone all upset, I'd rather just start a discussion about some possible answers. It seems like using images that you buy/own could work, or creating all your own images. Maybe marketers/designers could start putting together some packages of pictures/psd's that would be able to be edited but would work for engaging people on Pinterest.

    I don't know...just some thoughts. Any other ideas? I think Pinterest could be a great traffic source for certain kinds of sites, but I'm still looking for some answers before really utilizing it.
    I just posted a report in the War Room that deals with this issue...Since you're a War Room member, you can check it out here:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/war-room-private-discussions/612327-unspoken-content-dominate-pinterest-twitter-facebook.html
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    • Profile picture of the author Rashell
      Originally Posted by Marianne Gonne View Post

      I'm experimenting with Pinterest.

      I'm not a photographer, but I have a huge collection of great quotations that I have turned into jpegs.

      They're not that pretty (I know next to nothing about graphic design), but they're surprisingly effective.

      And no copyright worries.
      Well, that's not exactly true.

      A quote has just as much protection under copyright laws as an image. see U.S. Copyright Office - Can I Use Someone Else's Work? Can Someone Else Use Mine? (FAQ) In particular:

      Could I be sued for using somebody else's work? How about quotes or samples?
      If you use a copyrighted work without authorization, the owner may be entitled to bring an infringement action against you. There are circumstances under the fair use doctrine where a quote or a sample may be used without permission. However, in cases of doubt, the Copyright Office recommends that permission be obtained.
      next see U.S. Copyright Office - Fair Use and notice:

      The distinction between fair use and infringement may be unclear and not easily defined. There is no specific number of words, lines, or notes that may safely be taken without permission. Acknowledging the source of the copyrighted material does not substitute for obtaining permission.
      i know everyone uses quotes all willy-nilly and it's very common place. And I don't think I've ever heard of someone being sued for quoting say Mother Teresa (not a lawyer so I don't keep my ear to the ground on those sorts of things). Still, I wouldn't say quotes are "copyright worry free".

      Rashell

      I just noticed you're from the UK so I'm not sure how US Copyright Law applies to you beyond that your Pinterest images may be removed if they receive a DMCA notice for the quote.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaiganeshv
    I've shot lot of high quality pics with my SLR mostly travel, places, nature and objects.

    Im planning to put them as a sale in WSO.

    Would you guys be interested in that when it also comes with PLR?
    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author John J M
    Kurt, very much appreciate your report and list of resources to use. I had thought of that kind of thing myself, and think it would convert well.

    Marriane, thanks to you also. Quotes definitely stand out on Pinterest.

    jaiganeshv, I would potentially be interested. It would depend on the price and quality of the photos. If they were good enough quality to put on my websites, I would definitely consider buying.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    The only place I ever see people "scared" about Pinterest is here at the Warrior Forum. Pinterest has been around for years.....this forum is LITERALLY the only place I see the whole "copyright issue" with Pinterest being BEAT TO DEATH.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rashell
      Originally Posted by SocialMediaOwls View Post

      The only place I ever see people "scared" about Pinterest is here at the Warrior Forum. Pinterest has been around for years.....this forum is LITERALLY the only place I see the whole "copyright issue" with Pinterest being BEAT TO DEATH.
      Nobody's scared about Pinterest. And there are many people outside of the WF that have problems with Pinterest from bloggers, to crafters, photographers, artists, etc.

      Pinterest was launched in March 2010. It's 2012. So yeah technically "Pinterest has been around for years". 2 of them.

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      • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
        Originally Posted by Rashell View Post

        Nobody's scared about Pinterest. And there are many people outside of the WF that have problems with Pinterest from bloggers, to crafters, photographers, artists, etc.

        Pinterest was launched in March 2010. It's 2012. So yeah technically "Pinterest has been around for years". 2 of them.

        Rashell

        You seem to be the main one here that rehashes this stuff.

        And I have seen MANY posts on here where the poster said "I'm deleting my Pinterest account because blah blah blah scared/hype/clueless/I believe everything I read in a forum blah blah blah"
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        • Profile picture of the author Rashell
          Originally Posted by SocialMediaOwls View Post

          You seem to be the main one here that rehashes this stuff.

          And I have seen MANY posts on here where the poster said "I'm deleting my Pinterest account because blah blah blah scared/hype/clueless/I believe everything I read in a forum blah blah blah"
          Well no... not the main one.

          I do often talk about not replacing an image's link to direct pinterest users away from it's original source to some skeezy CPA offer just because "you" can. But won't "rehash' that here.

          As far as this conversation, I jumped in because I used to work for a company that made a bunch of assumptions when they got started. Got hit with one big class action suit that almost bankrupted them. We couldn't send a letter, fax or email without it being first reviewed by an attorney. I'd almost always find what I'd assumed were "clear statements" befuddled in legalese. It was worse when the client was also a lawyer. The little manipulative loopholes they'd try to get me to whip up in writing...

          Anyway, from that experience I learned: Do Not Assume. That doesn't make me scared. It just means I'm going to do my best not to make things unnecessarily worse.

          And that's all I was trying to infer. (with links to an outside source so readers could decide for themselves, even)

          "Still using all of my Pinterest accounts" Rashell
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          • Profile picture of the author ChrisShaw
            Originally Posted by Rashell View Post

            I do often talk about not replacing an image's link to direct pinterest users away from it's original source to some skeezy CPA offer just because "you" can. But won't "rehash' that here....Rashell
            Hi Rashell, I hear what you're saying there about the click-thru link of the pin. No-one wants a stunning landscape or something to clcik-thru to an iPhone survey but I just wanted to say in case non-pinners viewing this thread are thinking from what's said here that you can completely remove all traces of the original source of the pin, that's not true.

            The original source of the pin is always maintained as a hyperlink with the pin no matter how many times it's repinned so it does get credited.
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            • Profile picture of the author Rashell
              Originally Posted by ChrisShaw View Post

              The original source of the pin is always maintained as a hyperlink with the pin no matter how many times it's repinned so it does get credited.
              How so?

              I replaced the source url of a pin as a test.

              On the board page, I see the image with description and just below a no-follow link reference to "the-replacement-url.com" just above the comments section

              On the pin page, I see the board it was originally repinned from and the board it was pinned to just under the page's "title" area.

              As the pinner/repinner I see the pin listed with the replaced url getting a no-follow link as "from the-replacement-url.com".

              At the very bottom of the pin page I see reference to "originally from..." but that takes me to the board where the pin was 1st listed. Not directly to the external source url.

              Also at the very bottom of the page, it used to have a "pinned via pinmarklet from". That used to link to the pinterest.com/source/original-site-url page where you could find other pins from the source site. But after changing the link that reference is gone.

              When I repin it to one of my other accounts the-replacement-url.com is listed, the pinned via pinmarklet is still gone, and the only original source is for the board where the pin 1st occurred within the Pinterest system.

              So where is this credit? Am I somehow missing something?

              Seems to me to find the originating site I'd have to go to the originating board and search through all of those pins (in this case thousands).


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  • Profile picture of the author Nickro
    Lol , its not about followers its about VIRAL , i posted a picture with 0 followers and had over 400.000 views and 25.000 visits to my site .. so no its not about followers , just like facebook , if a picture goes viral..
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisShaw
    Hi Rashell, thanks for coming back and something very weird is going on that may have coincided with Pinterest making all outbound links nofollow but that's just conjecture on my part because something's clearly changed since 27 May when I made post #5 on WF thread here:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...est-links.html

    As you can see, at that time pinerly.com were being credited as the original source I pinned from even though I'd changed the link to my own and that guy that repinned from me the next day..... if you check that pin now on his board, it still credits pinerly.com as the original source and that it was repinned from me.

    i.e. his repin still credits the original source (which is how it always was) yet mine which I haven't touched since then incidentally, now shows no such credit to the original source of the pin only the link that I changed it to.

    On top of that we have Pinterest 101 in the Pinterest Help section saying this...
    A pin is an image added to Pinterest. A pin can be added from a website using the Pin It button, or you can upload images from your computer. Each pin added using the Pin It button links back to the site it came from.

    and...

    A repin is adding an image you find while browsing Pinterest to your own board. When you repin an image, the user who first pinned the image will also get credit. Repins maintain the source-link of the image no matter how many times it’s repinned.

    ...but that's not correct now as you've quite rightly pointed out. I don't know what they're doing but I agree that's wrong if the original source isn't getting credited anymore even though there are no backlinks as such.

    Anyone else noticed this?
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