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ISBN-13: 978-1118328002 ISBN-10: 1118328000 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118328000
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118328002
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #218,714 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Five Useful Pinterest Apps and Tools, from Pinterest for Dummies

  1. PinReach - PinReach measures a user's influence across Pinterest and provides analytics for a user's Pinterest account. Once you sign up and connect your PinReach account to your Pinterest account, you will be able to view your PinReach score and how it has changed over time. You can also view stats for individual boards and pins, discover who your most influential followers are, and view the day's trending pins and members.
  2. Pin A Quote - Pin A Quote is a bookmarklet tool that lets you pin a selection of text from a Web site instead of an image. There isn't any sign up or account creation involved. Just install the bookmarklet in your browser's toolbar and you can begin pinning to your Pinterest account or sharing your selection on other social networks.
  3. SpinPicks - SpinPicks is an application that finds pin-worthy images from sources such as Flickr Creative Commons database, Instagram, Twitpic, and Reddit/R. After completing the short sign-up process, you will gain access to the beta application. Connect it to your Pinterest account, choose an image source, and click the wheel to spin. You can spin through as many images as you like until you find one that you want to pin.
  4. Snapito! - Snapito! captures screenshots of Web pages for Pinterest users to pin instead of a single image from a page. You can insert the URL you want to snap or you can install a bookmarklet and click that whenever you are visiting a page that you want to snap and pin. Snapito! also offers an option to timestamp a screenshot that will be stored on the Snapito! servers.
  5. Pinspiration - Pinspiration is a third-party app created exclusively for Windows Phone Pinterest users. The official Pinterest mobile app is currently only available for iOS devices, and Pinspiration gives Windows Phone users the ability to pin on the go from their mobile phones.





From the Back Cover

All the steps you need to know to jump into Pinterest and thrive

Don't miss the boat on one of the fastest-growing social networking sites. Get on board and learn all about Pinterest, a virtual pinboard that lets you share images and ideas. The platform is simple to use and navigate once you get the hang of it, and this book walks you through all of the steps to join, use, socialize, and flourish!

  • Get a little social — join Pinterest, connect it to your Twitter and Facebook accounts, set up your profile, and start following other members

  • Bells, whistles, and more — use all the features such as liking, commenting, hashtags, and tagging to get the most out of your experience

  • Put your plans into place — from weddings and parties to home decorations and vacations, find out how to get, organize, and share ideas

  • Learn the right etiquette — follow simple guidelines so you can be an active and responsible participant in Pinterest

  • Start promoting — take advantage of the popularity of Pinterest to drive members to your own site, products, or blog

  • Meet the right people — uncover incredible content by following power pinners

Open the book and find:

  • All about getting started with your virtual pinboard

  • Steps for finding friends, following boards, and sharing pins

  • Ways to always stay connected by going mobile with Pinterest

  • Secrets for controlling privacy and using the right settings

  • How to create a quality pin with proper credit

  • Techniques the top brands are using to build large followings

  • Inspiration from brands and power pinners

Learn to:

  • Request an invitation and set up your account

  • Find people to follow and connect with other social networks

  • Use community features such as commenting, liking, and hashtags

  • Utilize Pinterest for event planning, recipe organization, and more


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This is a good book for Pinterest beginners!!!
Denise Borg
They also list many other businesses and pinners that have excellent boards and would be good to follow.
CuteEverything
The example diagrams in the book are not legible.
Joe

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Troyer on October 3, 2012
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I have other guides on Pinterest, but this one truly nails it best. The others may, or may not in some cases, add to it, but Carr's guide for the Dummies series is head and shoulders above the rest. No fluff or self-promoting in sight. Highly recommend this one, no matter where you are in the Pinterest cycle.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By CuteEverything TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 3, 2012
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I received an invite to Pinterest from a friend soon after it launched and at first there just wasn't much there, but I kept coming back and have found it to be an invaluable resource for many things in my life. Not only do I find a lot of things there that I can share on my blog, I also have made lots of foods and crafts for my family with ideas that I saw on Pinterest. If you are thinking of joining Pinterest or want to learn more about the benefits of this social network, Pinterest For Dummies is a great place to start! It's written by Kelby Carr and delves into both the basics of how to join and set up boards and progresses to finding friends and followers and emailing pins, and much more. There were also ideas that I hadn't thought of, like creating a group board for an event and installing the iphone app for easy Pinterest browsing.

If you use Pinterest as a way to get the word out about your business products and services, the author suggests not having more than 10% of your pins devoted to that purpose, or people may be uncomfortable with it. At the back of the book, there are profiles on ten companies who use Pinterest effectively for instance, Scholastic, Michael's Craft Stores and Whole Foods. Some hallmarks of their good examples are following back, having pins from all over and pinning high quality pins. They also list many other businesses and pinners that have excellent boards and would be good to follow. I look forward to Pinterest overcoming its growing pains and adding extras like private boards and the ability to communicate easier with other pinners. But until then, Pinterest For Dummies is an excellent way to learn more about all the details of this massively popular and exciting social network.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dee Long on May 3, 2012
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Sure, you post on facebook, as well as sending tweets on twitter, but if Pinterest , one of the web's fastest-growing social networking sites, still has you amazed and confused, then Pinterest for Dummies is the perfect guidebook for helping you to become a power "pinner." Pinterest is a great place for learning, promoting, teaching and sharing in categories ranging from travel planning and cooking to interior design and crafting. Lots of well known brand names are already using Pinterest, so why not You?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By goodmoodfood on May 31, 2012
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Great little informational book. Learned several tips & hints to make my Pinterest Surfing more enjoyable....as if I was ALREADY HOOKED ! LOL
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MICHMOM on May 25, 2013
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Was hoping to learn more than just the everyday stuff you learn using it, but that wasn't the case. I wouldn't waste your money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sandie on April 11, 2013
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This book gives me the opportunity to keep up with the younger generation and an opportunity to try new and more modern things with out racking my older brain . I don't have to try to remember a lot of craft, baking, genealogy, and other things. They are all available with the flick of a page.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. Glenn on December 23, 2012
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My wife is trying to get started with Pinterest, and this was a good overview and will be a nice reference
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joan on April 4, 2014
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This was a good book, but unfortunately a lot has changed on Pinterest and so many of the tips don't work anymore. Still a good book for introducing novices to the whole concept.
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