What is Pinterest used for

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Hi,

I am hearning a lot about pinterest marketing, what is the main purpose of pinterest used for? and what kind of people can i find at pinterest..
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinChapman
    Pinterest is an image based social media site - most of the users are women who like to look at visually appealing things.

    There's lots of home decor, food and recipes, fashion and beauty and some internet meme type of posts.

    If you're in any of the above niches I reckon it'll be great but not so much if your products aren't so good to look at!
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  • Profile picture of the author Meharis
    Originally Posted by nocturnal911 View Post

    Hi,

    I am hearning a lot about pinterest marketing, what is the main purpose of pinterest used for? and what kind of people can i find at pinterest..


    If you go to Google and Wikipedia you'll find out what you're looking for.

    Meharis
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Honestly, you could have typed that into Google and have a 100 explanations at your fingertips within seconds....

    Let me google that for you
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  • Profile picture of the author GobBluthJD
    For women to share pictures of things they want.
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    • Profile picture of the author nuz
      Why would you people be telling them to go to google. They are here because they wanted answers from the community?

      If that's the case then no one should ask any questions here as they are all answered on google, smh.
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      • Profile picture of the author brit16
        I use Pinterest not for IMing but for personal use. For me it is a place to get ideas....sometimes for the house, sometimes for the kids, etc. I just allows you to basically bookmark a site you like by using a pic and a comment. Helps you return to places that were interesting to you. If you have a parenting, craft, recipe....blog, and can get people to repin you blog post it could lead to some good extra traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author Meharis
        Originally Posted by nuz View Post

        Why would you people be telling them to go to google. They are here because they wanted answers from the community?

        If that's the case then no one should ask any questions here as they are all answered on google, smh.


        Very sample. Judging by the question, there was no idea of what Pinterest was used for.
        Take it like a prerequisit to ask better questions. In turn, getting better answers.

        Meharis
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      • Profile picture of the author feng86
        Originally Posted by nuz View Post

        Why would you people be telling them to go to google. They are here because they wanted answers from the community?

        If that's the case then no one should ask any questions here as they are all answered on google, smh.
        I can not agree with you more.
        People asks questions here means that want to get the the answer from us not from google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Spencer
    Pinterest, is a great place to find information about almost everything... And by the way it's not only for women ;-) You can create a board , then pin a url that has an image or information that interests you on that board. So next time you want to find this information you don't have to search around in the internet to find it, you have it there on your board!But the best part is that everyone that uses pinterest can find your board and use what you have pinned there too! I hope I helped!
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  • Profile picture of the author MintSEO
    I started using Pinterest properly yesterday, I use the travel category. I still need to get used to it though.
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  • Profile picture of the author reaboss
    pininterest is mainly used to market to women, so think about niches where u can use visually appealing pics
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  • Profile picture of the author itservicebiz
    Google can be used to find any information, even Warrior Forum posts, soo....post here, help many.

    Pinterest is great for building boards of like-content (like mini websites) and cultivating followers of like-minded people that become viewers and readers of your boards and its pins (pins are like posts). You can pin content / pages to your board from your websites, link wheels, Squeeze pages, articles, etc., which in turn can be viewed by the people following your board. Furthermore these people can like and share the content on Pinterest, re-pinning it to their boards for their viewers to see. Like Facebook its a great spot for viral images that people can't help but share or propagate through their network.

    Pinterest is also a source of inspiration because people pin all kinds of content with an image. I follow others and when I login I see their pins, some of which, are inspiring. You are also able to post descriptions with your content plus more!

    Pinterest is not just a source to market to women, many people from this forum use Pinterest and most of my boards have a diverse following of like-minded people with different backgrounds.

    Hope this helps answer some of your questions.
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  • Profile picture of the author katherineolga
    Hitting the magic Google, though, may pull up Hubspot's resource on howto use pinterest for marketing... Assuming they still have it available.

    Looks like thet do... I think you have to sign up for their newsletter.
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  • Profile picture of the author wpseoguy
    I use Pinterest for searching infographics. For my company I used it for branding.
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  • Profile picture of the author dbratt
    I like Pinterest because you can put your ideas out there to share with other people. They get an idea of who you are and what you are attracted to. This can be helpful in looking at other people and maybe you have a product to offer them that they are interested in.
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  • Profile picture of the author clg21
    Pinterest is a social media which people pin their interests. They have pictures and videos for reviews and blogs. They also use pinterest to market their products. If you are interested to use pinterst as one of your marketing strategies then you are very correct. They have been very helpful to people with online business.
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  • Profile picture of the author FlowingEvents
    Pinterest is a image sharing site. You can see this for pinterest tips-http://www.warriorforum.com/social-m...t-traffic.html
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Pinterest is a social network. It is a service and has grown in popularity as an online marketing tool for small businesses in the same fashion as the Facebook and Twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author aravinda1023
    Pinterest is a social media site based on image sharing. Most users are women but not limited to women. It's a great way to market products and draw traffic.
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