Hello and welcome to this unofficial Pinterest Blog.
In the Official Blog of Pinterest, they work hard to bring us pinterviews with interesting people, information about new launches, and pinteresting trends to help us discover the things we love. There we find stories about the latest happenings at Pinterest, and how we’ve turned our inspirations and dreams into reality.
However, in this unofficial Pinterest blog the concept is a little bit different. The site was launched as a leasure time activity and will continue as it is. I love searching for new and interesting ideas and share them here as my first goal is to spread these ideas via sharing. I am aware of the fact that there are zillions of pinteresting pins out there but I try my best to find the most decent ones. Moreover, I will try to post some helpful articles about pinterest marketing and how you can make use of it in your businesses, as well.
If you are new to Pinterest and want to understand clearly what Pinterest is, then you may want to visit their help section. There you can find answers to questions like the ones below and much more:
- What is Pinterest?
- What is a pin?
- How do I install the “Pin It” button?
- What is a board?
- What is following?
- How can I sign up for Pinterest?
If you want to learn Pinterest from another point of view, then you can read my articles about Pinterest Marketing.
How to follow interests on Pinterest
Pinterest recently announced an update to its category pages. Each category page now has a whole new selection of related interests to browse through. You can also follow specific categories to get Pins from other like-minded users delivered to your home feed.
If you click on one of the related interests, like DIY and Crafts you’ll discover Pins from other users who also have also shown an interest in Crafts and DIY.
When you find a topic that’s filled with other Pinterest users pinning the kind of content you want to see, just click or tap the Follow button and those Pins will start filtering into your home feed.
How to unfollow on Pinterest: If you want to stop seeing Pins from a category you followed, just go back to the interest and click Unfollow. Interests can also be managed in a newly updated Following section of your profile. In this section you will see all the boards and Pinners you follow. (Read more at: searchenginejournal.com)
Pinterest officials have always been working on critical updates since the launch of Pinterest. Here are the most essential ones up to now. But there are also the changes of July 2016. You can follow Pinterest Engineering Blog to figure out what they have been up to lately.
1. Related Pins
Related Pins work a bit like “Suggested Pages” on Facebook, but are not paid advertisements.
2. Promoted Pins
Back in 2013, the Pinterest for Business blog announced that they would eventually be testing Promoted Pins in the search results or category feeds on Pinterest.
Promoted Pins = paid advertising, a first for Pinterest.
3. Guided Search
In April Pinterest introduced Guided Search on mobile, and in June announced that it would be available to everyone in just a few weeks. Guided Search is for all users, “whether you know exactly what you want, or you’re just starting to look around. ”
4. Related Interests
When you visit a category on Pinterest (see Education example below) you now see a selection of other interests that you can click on and explore.
5. Private Messaging
Have you used the Send Pin feature on Pinterest? I use it all the time to relay ideas to friends and colleagues.
Now Pinterest users can include a private message with each pin they send! You can use this to send a pin to multiple people, a very useful option.
6. Profile Image Refresh
This month Pinterest changed the way that profile images appear on Pinterest, and they have a guide to help you as you make the changes.
Pinterest New Features 2016
1. Buyable Pins
Buyable Pins were initially only available to iPhone and iPad users.
Eighty percent of Pinterest’s users are mobile, but Pinterest realizes that people don’t just shop and purchase on mobile. With 10 million products available for sale on Pinterest, you can expect to see a lot more buttons with blue prices in the search results, related Pins and business profiles.
To get access to Buyable Pins, you have to use one of the following platforms: BigCommerce, Demandware, IBM Commerce, Magento, or Shopify.
2. Pinterest Upgrades Visual Search
Speaking of search, people conduct more than 130 million visual searches every month on Pinterest. Building on the success of In-Pin visual search, which was introduced in November, Pinterest users have a new way to discover products from within a Pin.
3. Pinterest’s Got A Brand New Shopping Bag
Pinterest will now let users add multiple products from different merchants to their virtual shopping bag, no matter how they access the site (web or app).
4. New Pinterest Merchant Profiles
New profiles will make it easier to discover new products that highlight what’s new, what’s on sale, and what’s popular.
My understanding about “pinterest fashion” is rather close to “trends” than to the regular term “fashion”. To help get you thinking about this, Pinterest releases a new trend board annually. These boards are filled with the top 100 trends Pinterest predicts will dominate the next year. For 2016, the company says the following:
“There are all kinds of recaps and best-ofs this time of year, but instead of looking back, we’re jumping ahead and making some Pinterest predictions for 2016. We looked at trending Pins in popular categories, Pins from our most influential Pinners and even a few hand-picked by Pinterest employees.”
Pinterest Blog Posts
You aren’t here to struggle and suffer. You are here to find the pinteresting thing you are looking for. So, I arranged my posts in several categories below which are the most popular on Pinterest. They include all content formats from text, pictures, quotes, memes, infographics, and videos. I hope you will easily find cool images, videos and information close to your interests.
There are two types of people in Pinterest for this category. DIY guys and shoppers. No matter which group you fall in, you’ll find pins and posts that would fulfill the needs of both groups.
Crafts are huge on Pinterest. Why do we do crafts and put together DIY projects? Well, for the love of course, but in some cases for money.
Travel on Pinterest is usually based on daydreaming, but not everyone’s daydreaming. Some are planning real vacations based on the recommendations of others on the site.
Pinterest food can be broken down into a few things. There are decadent desserts, kid’s food ideas, drinks, main meal ideas or side items, and some with a specific flare for being gluten free or healthier.
5. Dieting and Fitness
Pinterest plays up a variety of diet interests. You can look for specific diets like Weight Watchers, focus on motivational tips, or check infographics to reach their weight loss goals.
Beauty encompasses many things, but the top three that you will see on Pinterest are hair, nails, and eyes. Of course there are others!
Fashion is also a biggie on Pinterest. There are two main parts of course: Men’s Fashion and Women’s Fashion
7. Weddings and Events
The planning for two of life’s major events – getting married and raising kids – are all over Pinterest. Many are making future boards because they don’t even have a boyfriend yet! Moreover, Pinterest specifically has a “Weddings and Events” category.
Pinterest offers a variety of visual sources for your hobbies, no matter expensive or cheap. I think, Books, Music, Movies and TV are the top four on the list. But, if you dig deep, you will find amazing content about all hobbies.
Here’s how to make house plants, flowers, and outdoor spaces look lush and beautiful, regardless of whether you have a green thumb. Pinterest can help you beautify your outdoor space with inspirational gardens and landscaping tips.
Want to get inspired? I’m happy to tell you that Pinterest is a perfect place for photography lovers!
So now, you know what Pinterest Blog is all about. I hope you will bookmark this site, so you can return to it again and again. Enjoy!