Monday, June 25, 2012

Pinterest Tech Tools:

Hi All

I promised tech tools for using for business.
So you've written a great blog post, and you've got a handle on spreading the word via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and all the other social media oldies. But what about Pinterest, the Web's newest social media heavyweight?

Pinterest, albeit relatively new to the social realm, has managed to claim a huge following in a short time. The image-driven social network has also become one of the top sources of traffic for many websites.
Not to mention... Pinterest is undoubtedly a blessing for retailers and artists because it gives them a chance to easily show off and share images of their products and creations.
However, if you're a blogger or content marketer who uses words more than pictures, generating buzz using Pinterest may not be as easy, but where there's a will, there's a way.

We'll start with four tools today.

The first tech tool to look at is  Pinerly works as a dashboard to grab photos, track your re-pins and whose doing the pinning.

1. Pinerly
Which of your posts hit it big on Pinterest? Which pins actually lead to a site visit? Answer all those questions (and more) with Pinerly. This tool serves as your Pinterest insights dashboard that allows you to keep track of the "repins" and "likes" that you're content is getting. Pinerly even allows you to see how many click-throughs to your site each pin received.
Pinerly is still in invite-only mode, but you can leave your email address to receive an invitation. I received mine two days after I entered my email.

2. Share As Image (formerly Pin_A-Quote)
Share As Image allows you to highlight text anywhere on a website and instantly convert that text into an image. Just grab the bookmarklet from the Share As Image website, and you're good to go.
To pin text, highlight the words or paragraphs that you wish to pin and hit the "Share As Image" button on your browser. The bookmarklet will then generate a pinnable image containing the text you highlighted.
Share As Image also has a PRO version for users who want more customization. For $2.99, you'll be able to change the quote's font, color, and background. Excellent for bloggers and word smiths. Smile

3. PinAlerts
Think of this tool as Google Alerts for Pinterest. PinAlerts gives you a heads-up via email whenever someone pins something from your site, ensuring that you never miss an opportunity to thank the people who pin your images.
As with Google Alerts, you are in charge of the frequency of your alert emails. Whether you wish to receive alerts as the pins happen, once a day, or once a week is completely up to you.

4. Pinstamatic
Pinstamatic allows you to add locations, music, quotes, Twitter profiles, and websites to your Pinterest board. If you've ever wanted to promote a Twitter account, event, or even a song on Pinterest, Pinstamatic will give you the tools to do so. The site even has an automatic post-it generator that's perfect for pinning clever quotes or lines from your blog posts.

Give these a try and check back tomorrow for more aids to use to promote your business. Let me know what you think of them.

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  1. Cool Post! Lots to learn... Thank you for sharing! :)

    1. Thanks for commenting. I hope you'll sign up so I can keep sharing the info.