Author cld111
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I was recently taught how to do something neat with Pinterest pins. If you're a Pinterest expert, you probably already know this. But if you're a Pinterest newbie, I think you'll find this useful.

You can curate people's pins and embed them into your blog.

Why would you want to do this?

  1. It gives you more content ideas.
  2. It jazzes up your site with more images.
  3. It can help grow your Pinterest account.

Because you're basically using other people's content (but adding your own spin to it), you can easily put together high-quality blog posts in no time at all.

(OK, it still takes a *little* time, let's be real.)

This is a win-win because you get content ideas, and the pinners get more eyeballs on THEIR content.

This video will walk you through exactly how to embed pins into your blog posts. This is for the Classic editor in Wordpress. As soon as I learn how the heck how to use Gutenberg, I'll do a training for that too!

For now, let me know if you have any questions.

- Christina

P.S. You'll need to add this code before the </BODY>.

<script async defer src="//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js"></script>

You can find that code here: https://developers.pinterest.com/tools/widget-builder/?type=pin

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JimTheFin Premium
This is great, I wonder if this is why some of my pins have been saved to other boards.
Thank you for sharing this.
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cld111 Premium
If your pins are being shared on other boards, that is a GOOD thing! That means people like what you have and want to save it.

- Christina
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Vickic3 Premium
Thanks so much Christina
I will come and go through this and utilize all of it
Vicki
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cld111 Premium
My pleasure, Vicki!

- Christina
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roamy Premium Plus
Thanks for sharing really straight forward and easy to understand. But..........is this fair for the pin creator? will I not be presenting the pin as mine yet someone else took time to create the pin?
Why not just repin it for them instead of embedding it on my site?
I'm asking because I`m in beauty and skincare niche and using Pinterest a lot, I`ve come to know that any pin that starts to bring in good traffic soon disappears and the URL gets redirected to some site that has nothing to do with me or my pin.
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cld111 Premium
I'm not stealing anyone's pin or their work. Taking someone's pin and then redirecting it to their own site is stealing. Pinterest doesn't tolerate that.

Embedding a pin is an option that Pinterest gives us. They give it to us for a reason.

The person who originally created the pin still has their branding. And if you click on the pin, it goes to their Pinterest pin, not the one I saved.

It's similar to when people embed other people's YouTube videos into their blog posts.

- Christina
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roamy Premium Plus
Thanks for clearing this as I`ve come to know "from bad experience" pins disappear and lead to other pages.
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cld111 Premium
Yes, I hear that happens a lot and then Pinterest bans your account because they think you're the spammer. That's frustrating, I'm sure!

- Christina
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cld111 Premium
Hey Tim - I think you could do that, but you'd have to check Pinterest's terms to see for sure. I would think as long as you're adding the link back to the original pinner, it would be OK. But honestly, embedding the pin is so easy. I think it's easier than screenshotting.

- Christina
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roamy Premium Plus
They are not quick in banning accounts, I don`t even think they do.I`ve had 100s of pins stolen and I still see the faces.
Worst was when someone stole my promoted pins and re-directed them. When I contacted Pinterest complaining bitterly as these pins were paid for, they told me "we could not find the pins you mentioned" what a cheap lie. They removed the pins but instead of saying the pins have been removed, they told me the pins had not been there in the first place,yet I knew they were there and sent them the links.
Once more, thanks for the training, straight to the point and well explained.
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cld111 Premium
I have heard of a lot of people having frustrations with stolen pins, so you are not alone in that. And it's hard to get ahold of customer service, or they just give you some excuse like you mentioned. I hope they're working to solve those problems otherwise, people are going to use the platform.

- Christina
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Feochadan Premium
Oh! REALLY like the training, though! VERY well done - I have it bookmarked now.
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cld111 Premium
Thanks!

- Christina
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Feochadan Premium
I am just wondering how sending your viewers to other people's pins would help your own conversions?
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cld111 Premium
What I will do with this post is to create my own batch of pins and hope that I can create enough interest to get people to my own site. Posts like this tend to do well on Pinterest. This is mostly about getting my name out there and drumming up some interest.

- Christina
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