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2 Best Pinterest Tips and Tricks Updated Feb 2015

Pinterest is probably the best social networking site after Facebook, Twitter and Google+. The main reason behind this is the attractive image thumbnails on the whole page and its excellent interface. Here are some must see tips while exploring Pinterest.

Highlight Your Pin Descriptions
In Board option you can just highlight your text so that it appears as a heading. Even you can highlight the inside part of text such as sub headings and part of description.


Automatic Pin Descriptions
While pinning, the image labels or the words set by owners are considered as a pin image description. So it is important that you label your images with appropriate suitable headings so that while pinning they appear as a heading. If you use Pin-It plug-in you can easily add to your boards. In this you can highlight a part of text so that it appears a a description of an image. This way you will pin faster, quicker.

Search All Pins from a Website
If you wish to see pins from some sample.com website just type in http://www.pinterest.com/source/sample.com/ and it will display all the pins from that website being pinned.

Expanding Your Pinterest Network
Try to invite more and more friends and people so that they follow you. You can use your Facebook, Twitter, Google, yahoo and other network friends to connect to Pinterest.

Follow Interesting Boards
Using 'Follow Boards' button in top menu bar you can find boards with you are interested in. Try to connect to some favourite topics and let your friends follow you.

See all Your Pins
If you search from search bar, Pinterest will display pins from all over the globe related to that topic. Select 'Just My Pins' so that result will include only your pins.

Integrate your Website with Pinterest
After verifying your site with Pinterest you will be able to use Pinterest Analytics, Trusted verified business and of course a Pinterest integration tabs.

Pinterest official how to
Plugin for verify business
Validate your site for rich pins
Pinterest official plug-ins for websites

Pinterest Sweepstakes
If you are using your website to reach millions of readers and willing to have some contest to win, pinterest is the best option. Just create a new board with some cool criteria and call readers to participate. Then may be upon random selection you will place a price. Such as 1st winner will get Samsung Note 4 ($300 - $400), 2nd to get iPad ($300) etc.


Wipe your History
Using 'Clear Recent Searches' option you can clear all your previous searches and keep your privacy on. This option is in setting tab.

Send Pins to Friends or Network members
By clicking Send button you can send those Pins to anyone around. You can also send them through social network emails.

Clear Recent Contacts
If you wish to wipe out those addresses which you recently pinned, you can easily do so using 'Clear Recent Contacts' option.

Email Notifications
If you wish not to receive unwanted and unlimited mails from users you can easily set those permissions. Keep only those options to Yes which you really want to. All others you can turn off.

You can choose to receive notification only from people you follow and not from everyone. This will help you get less numbers of pop ups.

Privacy
Sometimes you wish to be hidden rather than public. You can set your profile to private and hence searchable only to few limits. You can decide whether your data needs to be tracked by search engines or not.

Popular pins
In this you can see which pins and topics are mostly being favored or what trend is going on. Weather it is celebs or gadgets you can track market trend. You can follow those pins or even share with your friends.

Everything
This is somewhat like being lucky. Pinterest will display all the pins which are running around. You can go to Various Categories to see them as per specific categories.

Gifts
When it comes to wishing someone for birthday or anniversary, Pinterest has best option available. You can gift someone your choice of pin by selecting them from Gifts section. Cool things stay here. Another great option about gifts is you can set your own price tag on the gift before sending to someone.

Secret Boards
In Secret boards section a group of people participating in that board will only see the things. This is good for conferencing or network people business. Contributors will have all the info and not everyone on Pinterest. It is strictly private.

You can create Group Boards so that you can invite specific pool of people or friends to participate in that board. You also have an option to categorize the boards so that people get an easy access to them.

Go Private while you surf 
Let Pinterest not track your favourites. If you do not want the relevant pins come up ahead and browse privately you can edit settings accordingly. There may be any reason. In personalization you can set whether Pinterest tracks your search history. This will prevent Pinterest to display you relevant and guesses all the time.

Add a map to Board
If you wish to plan a business trip or a vacation with family or friends, Pinterest has an option to add a map in the board. You can add multiple places in the world map and it will be saved. You can Pin your map so that others may know about it.

Socialmarketingwriting has great article for “Pinterest Cheat sheet to Images Sizes
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