I want to remind everyone that Pinterest is a powerful new social site. It goes far beyond just adding thumbnails of pretty things to a board. Bloggers: Have you written an interesting blog post with some great pics? I can pin those. You can pin those. They get repinned. Your pics link directly back to your Tea Trade blog! Sellers: Do you sell tea here on Tea Trade? A pretty picture, and a large enough picture can look amazing pinned. Again, it will link back to your sales page. Please ensure pics aren’t small. Small pics don’t have enough impact.
I strongly believe Pinterest isn’t just for women but a very big untapped market for bloggers and sellers.
This is us on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/teatrade/
If you have a Pinterest account already just let me know.
@xavier – have you looked at it? Here is ours: http://pinterest.com/teatrade/
This is how it works: you “pin” an image that you like. The easiest way is by adding a “Pin it” button to your browser. Give your pin a title. Add it to a board you create. Others can find your pin by searching for a term that appears in your title. When you click on the pin you will be taken back to the image source. So, if “A” pins “B’s” picture of a teapot on his blog, anyone who clicks on “A”s pin is taken back to “B”s blog. I like that it credits the image source automatically. The only thing I don’t like is when people pin something from “Google images.” That’s not the image source. Find the original source, so the person can get the credit they deserve.
Another thing to bear in mind, when you pin an image you can point to a news article worth reading for example. Or to books you like. Or pretty much anything legal really. I think Pinterest has huge potential, much of it has not yet been understood by many people. It is a fast growing site.