Is it a media platform only or can products be sold from "pins"? I noticed that there almost always is a website link to a lot of pins. There are also blogs or posts as well.

Tell me, I guess I don't quite get it, what's the purpose of this "platform" and why is there so much hype about it?

I also read that one must be invited before joining and yet, the home page of Pinterest, there's a phrase which said, "Sign-up is easy........."

Thank you...... Bernie

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viosecrets Premium
Hi Bernie, Pinterest is largely a visual medium, it uses boards and Pins that are indexed by the external search engines, but Pinterest also indexes your content for internal search. Your pins are categorized according to the descriptions. If you expect to be successful on Pinterest, you need to take the time to write the best possible descriptions for your pins. However, you do need to make an impression with your text in a whole sea of images. Find the best spot between too long and too short a text for your pin descriptions to be most effective.......

Erica has done a very good and informative tutorial. Go check it here: Hope this helps.
Violet.
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BBR913 Premium
Thank you, Violet.... Will check it out in the morning.... it's getting late for me! :)
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playfulheart Premium
It's easy to join, but like you I don't quite get the point of it. I just started using it because they had great pictures of Scenic Designs (for theatre) I liked. Now I have a few other pins with links, but as far as getting more traffic from it I have no idea.
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BBR913 Premium
Thought I sent you a response but now I can't find it! Did you get a reply from me earlier? Bernie
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playfulheart Premium
I didn't see it.
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BBR913 Premium
Hi Michael, Sorry you didn't get the last message I wrote.... It was sorta lengthy too.... Anyway, I can't honestly remember exactly what I wrote.... Just the idea of not totally understanding the purpose or objective of the platform. You were correct though, the pics are quite beautiful and I actually read a few of the article. However, how does one MONETIZE from it? :)

Would you care to meet up next week and have a "What do I do now?" session? If you do, I'd like to find a place the tables are less jammed together.... Have any suggestions? Anything on Nimann is overpriced, in my opinion!

Bernie
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playfulheart Premium
Sure I could do that. Pick a place and I'll meet you there. I have to confess though, I've been in a slump since the last time we met.
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BBR913 Premium
Why confess? We all go thru that! At this particular moment, I am so very overwhelmed with "Everything" that I just want to go away for a while..... but that would defeat the purpose, wouldn't it?

OK, let me give it some thought as to where we can meet without everybody listening to our conversation!!??

Bernie
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playfulheart Premium
Sounds good.
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GeoffGS Premium
Good question. It's pinteresting, but kinda strange. Geoff. The friendly fisherman. :)
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BBR913 Premium
I have no idea, be it good, bad or indifferent...... The photos are great! Thank you, nevertheless!! Bernie
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MHainsworth Premium
Hi, anyone can join now I'm not sure if it started as an invite only site many smaller social media sites often do.

People use Pinterest in different ways but it is an image social media site so the only things that can be pinned are pictures. Most people in marketing write articles with images and then pin them to various collections with links to their website as a way to drive traffic.

It's a nice way to network without the hassle of having to interact very much, it's quick and easy to build up collections and is a handy way to gather information and possible future images for your articles/ blog posts.

Like any social media site it depends whether it works for you as to how useful it will be.
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BBR913 Premium
Thank you for your help.... I need to look at it closely and just go through it. I did like some of the articles. Bernie
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