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What Makes Pinterest So Different

How many think Pinterest is only a place for women to share their latest recipe or DIY project?

Did you know that some of the biggest brands – Etsy, The Container Store, and L.L. Bean – are staking Pinterest ground for their marketing efforts?

With that, it seems there is enough room for bloggers, start-ups, and entrepreneurs to give pins, repins and group boards a try.

Not convinced yet?

Look at these astounding facts:


Pinterest Evolution

Pinterest continues to try to make it easier for people to use its visual search engine. What worked in 2015 or even last year is not going to work now. The platform continues to evolve and algorithms become more sophisticated day by day, which makes it harder to manipulate it.

If you haven’t been on Pinterest lately, you’ll see that they have made a lot of changes and improvements over the years. Which is awesome news for us!

So, what Pinterest features are new?

3 Pinterest Hacks that you need to learn and try! In today’s post, I am sharing three Pinterest Hacks that you need to know and try today. Whether you are a first-time user or daily pinner.

Discover 3 New Pinterest Features

In today’s post, I am sharing three Pinterest Hacks that you need to know and try today. Whether you are a first-time user or daily pinner; here’s how to get the most out of Pinterest.

Three of the best Pinterest tips and tricks revealed. Click To Tweet

Search and Lens Move Front and Center

As of July, Pinners can now open the “Explore” tab to search for ideas to try, you simply type what you’re looking for into the new search bar at the top of your home feed. Pinners also have the Lens camera right there at the ready, so when you spot something out in the world that looks interesting, you can quickly tap open Lens to snap a photo and find related ideas.

Pinch to Zoom in On a Pin

Lots of Pins have all kinds of good stuff in them, and sometimes you want to get a closer look at every inch. Starting today, you can zoom in on anything you see in a Pin. So, the next time you spot a pair of shoes you love, pinch to zoom in on all the details, like texture and colour.

New Pinterest Feature - Pinch to Zoom in On a Pin

Are you using Pinterest for business? Here are three of the best Pinterest tips and tricks. Click To Tweet

Visual Search Tool Gets Even Better

Over the last few months, Pinterest has made some improvements to the visual search tool based on feedback they’ve heard from Pinners.

Not sure what the visual search tool is?

That’s ok.

That’s what I am here for.

For example, say you spot something in a Pin that you want to learn more about, tap the search tool in the corner. Then select the part of the Pin you’re interested in, and Pinterest will show you Pins just like it. You can even filter your visual search results by topic so you find exactly what you’re looking for.

Since the initial release of this tool, Pinterest has updated the button so it’s clearer and moved it so it’s a little easier to reach. Pinterest said, in testing, the new icon has increased the number of people using visual search by “nearly 70 percent.”

SIDE NOTE: Don’t forget you can also do visual searches around the web using the Pinterest Save button for your browser and now you don’t even need a Pinterest account to do visual searches from Chrome.

To Conclude

In 2016, Pinterest was the fastest growing social network. It’s safe to say it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

For bloggers and small business owners, Pinterest can be a great community playground to test your marketing and sales skills.

However, to really see results from Pinterest – click back to your site and try using one of these three hacks. Or all three if you would like to!

  • Practice using the search bar and camera lens to search new ideas to try
  • Pinch to zoom in on a pin when you want to get a closer look at an item
  • And lastly, utilize the visual search tool to find related items

I absolutely love the innovation and that Pinterest is always on the cutting edge. Which of these hacks do you think you will try in the next week?

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Hi, I am Rosie Digout. I'm skilled in social media, graphic design, and copywriting, but above all, I'm a storyteller. Customers are people and people want stories, not ads.I show you how.

14 Replies to “Three Pinterest Hacks That You Need to Know and Try Today”

  1. I rarely get traffic from Pinterest but that’s because I don’t use it properly. I find that most of my posts aren’t something people will be searching for in Pinterest and for that reason, I concentrate more on Twitter and Facebook where my audience tend to be.
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes 🙂

    1. Debbie, I honestly think that is the best approach. Asking yourself where your followers are and if they are not on Pinterest than there is no point in using it other than for personal use.

  2. I’ve used Pinterest for personal use for a few years now but have only recently started utiltising it as a blogger. I’m still getting to grips with the tips and tricks and found this post very useful #AnythingGoes

  3. Hi Rosie, I tend to use Pinterest for finding recipes, but am very half hearted when it comes to using it for my blog. It’s the one social media site that draws me in and I don’t even really ‘get’ it. Handy tips though!

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.


    1. I started out using Pinterest for personal use and then about a year ago decided to switch it over. I’m still learning but am surprised to see that I do get traffic from Pinterest every month.

  4. Wow thanks for this! I used to get aroung Pinterest easily, but they’ve made so many changes I now feel lost. I’ll be pinning and tweeting this post.
    Greetings from Anna Nuttall’s Link Up!

    1. HI Fabiola, thanks for stopping by! I agree it seems a lot of social media sites are always changing. Feel free to stop in again.

  5. Thanks for the tips! It’s hard to keep up with all the changes Pinterest keeps making. Just when you think you’ve figured it out, it changes, lol! Visiting from Saturday Sharefest.

    1. Come back again! I am always trying to share the latest social media tips. Do you use Pinterest for your brand or for personal use?

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