Last week I went to Britmums Live and one of my favourite sessions was the Pinterest session, presented by Lizzie Selby who was so interesting to listen to, at the end she shared with us what’s new on Pinterest. You’ll know if you’ve read my blog before that I am a big fan of Pinterest, I’ve shared with you how to make a pinnable image for your blog or website and I am slowly making all of my blog more Pinterest friendly with the like of rich pins.
But today I wanted to share with you some exciting new things which have been launched on this catalogue of ideas, search tool. Things which I think will be a big hit with users and that I’ve been loving using.
Before we start I need to clarify that Pinterest is NOT A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM!! Like, seriously. The power of this visual search engine is incredible; did you know that over 100 billion pins have been created so far and there’s more than 175 million active pinners each month? It’s huge. And particularly for bloggers the opportunity to create traffic to a blog is phenomenal. (I also feel the need to share with you that this is not a sponsored post!)
Ok, ok…I’ll get on with it.
What’s New On Pinterest.
Pinterest Lens; Ok, this is cool! When at the search bar look to the side and you will see a camera (used in app mode) simply take a photo of something you love – your colleague’s gorgeous new boots or your sister’s table lamp for example, and Pinterest will bring up items similar or ideas for what to wear with things, how to style things etc. You can also use images from your camera roll! This feature is all about being inspired by things around you. I still find this kind of technology so cool!
Tried It; When you have recreated a recipe you pinned, or made a craft that you pinned you can mark these as “Tried It” essentially working as a kind of bookmark for ideas people have tried, also adding tips for other pinners. You can find these pins in the “Tried” section of your profile.
Instant Ideas; There’s a feature on the homepage called “instant ideas” where the user can find similar ideas without having to leave the current feed; simply by clicking the small circle on the image which unlocks similar ideas.
HASHTAGS!!! (Can I get a hell, yeah??) People used to use hashtags on Pinterest all. the. time. but they did absolutely nothing – this is not a social media platform, remember? However, such is the power of the humble # they have now built this into the search capabilities of Pinterest. Simply add in hashtags for Pins into the description to help your content be found by using the hashtag used, making it so much easier to find specific Pins ideas. Roll on #catsofpinterest
I hope this was interesting and you learned something new 🙂 If you like it – be sure to Pin it of course!!