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Overview

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do on Pinterest

Help when you run into problems or limitations

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from Pinterest

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping Pinterest working just the way you want. Learn how to:

• Sign up for Pinterest and find friends to follow

• Create new pinboards

• Find interesting...

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Overview

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do on Pinterest

Help when you run into problems or limitations

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from Pinterest

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping Pinterest working just the way you want. Learn how to:

• Sign up for Pinterest and find friends to follow

• Create new pinboards

• Find interesting items to pin

• Organize your Pinterest boards

• Search Pinterest for interesting items

• Repin other people’s pins

• Comment on other pins

• Pin and play videos

• Install the Pinterest bookmarklet in your web browser

• Practice proper Pinterest etiquette

• Use Pinterest on your iPhone

• Create collaborative pinboards

• Use Pinterest to promote your business

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789749819
  • Publisher: Que
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Series: My... Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 525,152
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Miller is a prolific and popular writer of nonfiction books, known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. He writes about a variety of topics, including technology, business, and music. His best-selling books include Facebook for Grown-Ups, Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Computer Basics,The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Google+, Sams Teach Yourself Tweet Deck in 10 Minutes, and The Ultimate Digital Music Guide. Worldwide, his books have sold more than 1 million copies.

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Table of Contents

P Getting to Know Pinterest: What It Is and What It Does 2

What Is Pinterest? 4

How Pinterest Got Started 5

Who’s Using Pinterest? 6

What Do People Pin? 6

Should You Be Interested in Pinterest? 7

1 Signing Up for a Pinterest Account 10

Soliciting an Invitation 12

Requesting an Invitation 12

Sending an Invitation 13

Creating a Pinterest Account 14

Signing Up with a Facebook Account 14

Signing Up with a Twitter Account 16

Telling Pinterest More About Yourself 16

2 Navigating Pinterest 18

Logging Into and Out of Pinterest 20

Logging Into Pinterest 20

Logging Out of Pinterest 21

Getting to Know the Pinterest Interface 21

Understanding the Menu Bar 22

Using the Menu Bar 23

Getting Help 24

Viewing Pinterest’s Help System 24

Reading the Pinterest Blog 25

3 Browsing and Searching for Pinteresting Items 26

Browsing Pinterest .28

Browsing Pinterest’s Home Page 28

Browsing Pinterest by Category 30

Searching Pinterest 30

Conducting a Search by Topic 31

Conducting a Search for a Pinterest User 32

Viewing a Pin 33

Clicking a Pin 34

Reporting a Pin 36

4 Following (and Unfollowing) Others on Pinterest 38

Understanding Following 40

Finding and Following Friends 41

Finding Facebook Friends to Follow 41

Searching for Friends to Follow 43

Searching for People Who Make Interesting Posts 44

Inviting Friends to Follow via Email 45

How to Follow—or Unfollow—a Friend 46

Following a Friend 46

Following the Contents of a Pinboard 47

Unfollowing a Friend 48

Unfollowing a Pinboard 49

5 Creating and Managing Pinboards 50

Understanding Pinboards 52

Viewing Pinboards 53

Viewing Friends’ Pinboards 53

Viewing Your Pinboards 54

Creating New Pinboards 54

Creating a Pinboard 55

Editing and Deleting Pinboards 56

Rearranging Pinboards 56

Renaming a Pinboard 57

Editing a Board’s Description and Category 58

Deleting a Pinboard 59

Deleting Pins on a Pinboard 60

Selecting a Cover for a Pinboard 61

6 Pinning to Pinterest 62

Understanding Pins 64

Pinning from the Pinterest Site 64

Creating a Pin 65

Pinning from Your Web Browser 66

Adding a Pin It Button to Internet Explorer 66

Adding a Pin It Button to Google Chrome 68

Pinning with the Pin It Button 69

Uploading a Pin from Your Computer 70

Uploading an Image to Pin 71

7 Pinning and Playing Videos 72

Understanding Video Pins 74

Pinning a Video 74

How to Pin a YouTube Video 74

Viewing Pinned Videos 75

Searching for Videos on Pinterest 76

Browsing for Videos on Pinterest 77

Viewing a Pinned Video 78

8 Finding Interesting Things to Pin 80

What—and Why—Do People Pin on Pinterest? 82

Pinning Visually Interesting Items 85

Pinning Text,Visually 86

Pinning Inspirational Items 87

Pinning Humorous Items 88

Pinning Lifestyle Items 89

Pinning Things You Want to Do—and Places You Want to Go 89

Pinning Gift Ideas 90

9 Liking, Repinning, and Commenting 92

Liking Pins You Like 94

Liking a Pin 94

Viewing the Pins You Like 95

Repinning a Favorite Pin 96

Pinning an Item from Its Thumbnail 96

Pinning an Item from the Pin Page 97

Commenting on a Pin 98

Leaving a Comment in Thumbnail View 98

Leaving a Comment on the Pin Page 99

Using Hashtags and Mentions 99

Adding a Hashtag to a Pin 100

Viewing Similar Pins via Hashtag 101

Recommending a Pin to Another User 101

10 Viewing and Editing Your Pinterest Activity 102

Viewing Your Pinterest Activity 104

Viewing Your Boards 104

Viewing Your Pins 105

Viewing Your Likes 106

Editing and Deleting Pins 107

Editing Information About a Pin 107

Deleting a Pin 108

11 Sharing Pins to Facebook and Twitter 110

Sharing Pins via Facebook 112

Linking Your Pinterest and Facebook Accounts 112

Adding Pinterest to Your Facebook Timeline 114

Liking a Pin on Facebook 115

Sharing Pins via Twitter 116

Linking Your Pinterest and Twitter Accounts 116

Tweeting a New Pin to Twitter 117

Tweeting an Existing Pin 118

Sharing Pins with Non-Pinterest Users via Email 118

Sharing a Pin via Email 119

12 Learning Pinterest Etiquette 120

The Right Ways to Pin 122

It’s Okay to Repin 122

Always Pin from the Original Source 122

Always Pin from a Blog Post’s Permalink 124

Always Write a Good Description 125

Always Use #Hashtags 126

Always Be Nice 126

Pinning Your Own Stuff 126

Pin Your Personal Pictures 127

Pin Stuff You Create 128

Pin Items You’re Selling 128

Don’t Just Pin Your Own Stuff 130

What Not to Pin 130

Don’t Pin from a Google Image Search 130

Don’t Change the Link Address 131

Don’t Copy and Paste a Pin’s Description 132

Don’t Pin Things That Are Private 133

Don’t Pin Inappropriate Images 133

13 Using Pinterest on Your iPhone 136

Signing Into Your Pinterest Account 137

Logging In 138

Logging Out 139

Viewing Pins 139

Browsing Pins from People You Follow 140

Browsing Pins by Category 141

Liking, Repinning, and Commenting on a Pin 141

Liking a Pin 142

Repinning a Pin 142

Commenting on a Pin 143

Saving a Pinned Image to Your Camera Roll 143

Sharing a Pin 144

Sharing via Facebook 144

Sharing via Twitter 145

Sharing via Email 146

Viewing Your Pins and Activity 146

Viewing Your Boards and Pins 147

Viewing Your Recent Activity 148

Pinning from Your iPhone 148

Installing the Pin It Bookmarklet 149

Pinning from a Web Page 152

Pinning with the iPhone Camera 153

Pinning an Existing Photo from Your iPhone 155

14 Adding Pin It Buttons to Your Website or Blog 158

Adding a Pin It Button to a Blog or Web Page 160

Adding a Follow Button to Your Website or Blog 162

Embedding a Pin on Your Blog or Web Page 163

Keeping People from Pinning Your Website Content 165

15 Promoting Yourself on Pinterest 166

Using Pinterest for Self-Promotion 168

Pump Up Your Pinterest Profile 168

Include Links to Your Website, Blog, and Social Network Profiles 169

Pin Steadily 170

Pin from Many Sources 170

Think of Your Followers 170

Let Your Pins Reflect Your Personality 171

Look for “Pinnable” Images 171

Pin Videos 172

Pin on the Go 172

Pin Personal Pictures 173

Pin from Your Blog or Website 174

Describe Your Pins 174

Create Different Boards for Different Activities 175

Devise Interesting Names for Your Boards 175

Promoting Your Pinterest Presence 176

Participate in the Pinterest Community 176

Repin 177

Use Hashtags and Keywords 177

Integrate Pinterest into Your Other Social Media 178

Integrate Pinterest into Your Blog or Website 178

Make Your Activity Visible to Search Engines 179

16 Finding Gifts on Pinterest 180

Browsing for Gifts 182

Pinning Gift Items 184

17 Using Pinterest for Sharing and Collaboration 186

Managing Collaborative Pinboards 188

Creating a Collaborative Board 188

Making an Existing Board Collaborative 189

Adding Collaborators to a Board 190

Deleting Collaborators from a Board 191

Taking a Collaborative Board Private 192

Sharing Group Information on Pinterest 193

Sharing Research 193

Sharing Business Information 194

Sharing Classroom Information 195

Collaborating with Pinterest 197

Collaborating on Business Projects 197

Collaborating on School Projects 198

18 Using Pinterest for Scrapbooking 200

Creating Your Own Picture Scrapbooks on Pinterest 202

Following Other Scrapbookers for Inspiration 204

19 Using Pinterest for Photographers 208

Is Pinterest Good or Bad for Photographers? 210

Why Some Photographers Are Wary of Pinterest 210

Are These Concerns Justified? 212

Potential Benefits to Photographers 216

Should You Pin Your Photographs? 217

Sharing Your Photographs on Pinterest 218

Pinning Your Photos 218

Organizing Your Pinboards 220

How Wedding Photographers Can Take Advantage of Pinterest 221

Following Other Photographers for Inspiration 222

20 Using Pinterest for Bloggers 224

Why Pinterest Is Important for Your Blog 226

Connecting Your Blog to Pinterest 226

Use Consistent Profiles 226

Add a Pinterest Follow Button to Your Blog 227

Add Pin It Buttons to Individual Blog Posts 227

Link to Your Blog from Your Pinterest Profile 228

Sharing Blog Posts and Pictures on Pinterest 228

Pinning Images from Your Blog 228

Using a Pinterest Board as a Blog Roll 229

Using Pins in Your Blog Posts 230

How to Get Your Blog Posts Pinned—and Repinned 231

Creating Pinnable Posts 231

Making It Easy to Pin 231

Discovering What Others Have Pinned from Your Blog 231

21 Using Pinterest to Market Your Business 232

Should You Use Pinterest to Promote Your Business? 234

How Businesses Are Using Pinterest Today 235

What Can You Use Pinterest For? 235

What Types of Businesses Do Well on Pinterest? 236

Getting Your Business Started on Pinterest 239

Establish a Pinterest Account for Your Company or Brand 240

Write a Promotional Profile 240

Use Your Company Logo or Product Photo for Your Profile Picture 240

Link Back to Your Company Website and Other Social Network Accounts 241

Add a Pinterest Follow Button to Your Website 241

Create Interesting and Appropriate Pinboards 241

Start Pinning! 242

Tips for More Effective Marketing with Pinterest 243

Post More Than Just Product Photos 243

Create User-Focused Boards 243

Create an About Us Board 245

Connect Socially 245

Set Up Collaborative Pinboards 245

Encourage Customer Pins 246

Keep Adding New Boards 246

Become a Source of Industry News and Info 247

Use Keywords and Hashtags 247

Remember the Images 247

Pin Videos as Well as Pictures 247

Let Your Staff Pin 248

Add Prices to Your Pins 248

Measuring Your Success 249

22 Managing Your Pinterest Account 252

Editing Your Profile Information 254

Adding or Changing Your Profile Picture 255

Changing Your Account Password 256

Turning Off Pinterest’s Email Notifications 257

Hiding Your Pinterest Profile from Google and Other Search Engines 259

Deleting Your Pinterest Account 260

Index 261

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

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    Barnes and Noble are you really gonna start this again? Pleez pleez pleez PLEEZ!!!! get the real pinterest app!!!!!!!!!!! I would also like it if you got kik messenger and temple run 1 and 2!!!
    HIT YES YOU AGREE!!!!!!!

    17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    ???

    Why cant they put the app on nook? :(

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Pintrest

    We need pintrest for nook!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Well how do i get the app?

    I love pintrest but you cant even get it on here

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Great book!

    Very easy to understand and covers all the ins and outs of using Pinterest. Also would recommend if you want to promote your business or product on Pinterest.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 16, 2012

    If you're looking to get started with Pinterest, Michael Miller'

    If you're looking to get started with Pinterest, Michael Miller's "My Pinterest" is your road map to success. This book is great. Information is easy to find. Step-by-step instructions with visuals make sure you're clear on what to do. The thing I like best is it is NOT an information dump with long paragraphs of copy. Instead, this book is broken up into short chunks of content that allow you to digest this new topic easily. Highly recommended to anyone seeking to broaden their Social Media presence online.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2012

    This may well be the only Pinterest book you'll ever need. Well

    This may well be the only Pinterest book you'll ever need. Well written and with lots of illustrations, this book walks the beginning-to-intermediate user through every step of the Pinterest process. Excellent section on how to use Pinterest to promote your handcrafts or other handmade products.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    My Pinterest is an easy to read book, and understand, book that

    My Pinterest is an easy to read book, and understand, book that is jam-packed with information.

    It shows you step by step how to set up an account, how to interface with Facebook and Twitter and how to protmote yourself and your business. It teaches the right and wrong way to pin (and yes there is a wrong way.) Gives pin-etiquette tips, shows you how to place a Pin button on your website and how to block your web content from being pinned if you have copyrighted material, how to use your iPhone to pin, and gives specific pointers for scrapbookers and photographers.

    The author obviously has spent some time on Pinterest and knows his way around the site. Definitely worth the money.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Is it worth getting??

    Can you upload pictueres folks??

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2013

    REALLY?

    WHO DOESNT KNOW THIS STUFF ABOUT PINTEREST??L????

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    Posted February 23, 2013

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