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Queen of Pinterest: Why Community Boards Rock - Scenttrail

Queen of Pinterest: Why Community Boards Rock - Scenttrail | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

Pinterest community boards are one of our favorite do less, get more web marketing tools especially our Queen of Pinterest board. Lean why on this Scenttrail Marketing post: http://www.scenttrail.com/queen-of-pinterest-community-boards-rock/ 

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Changing King & Queen of Pinterest PInning Guidelines

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Changing King and Queen Pinning Guidelines
One of the reasons our King and Queen of Pinterest boards have grown so fast is we've created well defined pinning guidelines. I felt the need to modify those guidelines today after being swamped with medical advice from bee pollen to curing cancer.

As many know I have leukemia and so feel strongly that medical advice should come from experts. I modified our pinning guidelines to allow for topical posts like ones you might fight on not snoring in Cosmo.

I made sure to make it clear that these are NOT the board where cancer symptoms or treatments should be discussed. That might seem strange since I battle cancer, but the Big C is an intense journey. Boards from plcs I've been treated (Duke & UNC) are better suited to share accurate and so non-life threatening information.

Last thing I want someone with cancer to think is they will be able to cure their cancer by doing some strange treatment. Cancer is a killer and must be treated with the seriousness and gravity that any killer demands.

I understand everyone has an opinion about everything and a pin about YOUR cancer journey will always be welcome. Pins about how to cure cancer with some wacky idea can kill people and so need to be deleted. No harm, no foul until today when we modified the pinning guidelines in public. After today we will remove "non topical" medical advice and continued abuse could lead to end of pinning on those boards.

We are glad its EXTREMELY rare to correct a guideline violation over and over or end up needing to remove a pinner (under 1% over the course of the last year). Public guidelines that evolve and grow are important. We don't like censoring content, but cancer advice is something we feel very STRONGLY about.

Any post might help you not snore, but if you have cancer PLEASE see a GREAT doctor or team of doctors such as the amazing teams who've treated me at UNC Lineberger Cancer Center and the Duke Cancer Institute. Don't wait, don't hesitate and don't play with a killer like the Big C. Survival requires diligence, strength and courage.

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Haiku Deck One of 5 "Secret" and Disruptive Content Curation Tools - Atlantic BT

Haiku Deck One of 5 "Secret" and Disruptive Content Curation Tools - Atlantic BT | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

5 Secret & Disruptive Content Curation Tools
* Scoop.it.
* Haiku Deck.
* Paper.li.
* Pinterest.
* GooglePlus.


http://www.atlanticbt.com/blog/5-secret-content-curation-tools-and-how-to-use-them/

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King & Queen of Pinterest ROCKING Holidays With 8,000 Followers & 500+ Pinners...Join Us

King & Queen of Pinterest ROCKING Holidays With 8,000 Followers & 500+ Pinners...Join Us | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it

Pinterest Community Boards
Pinterest Community Boards are one of our favorite "get more, do less' tools. We've shared how setting up our King & Queen of Pinterest boards was a FLUKE.

Pinterest was frustrating. We could see GREAT curators especially great women content curators but we couldn't get anyone to follow. We created a contest asking for contestants to tell a story in 3 pins to win a prize for their charity. We received 3 entries.

Three GOOD entries, but OUCH. We paid off the winner we didn't know ans stiffed our friend Mark Traphagen (we will make it good...eventually :). Depressed we didn't want to LOOK AT Pinterest for a few weeks.

By the time we could look again a strange thing was happening. Membership in King and Queen was BLOWING UP or blowing up compared to what we were doing before. We remember our goal was to reach 1,000 followers. We stood at just over a hundred.

Now King and Queen have more than 8,000 folowers between then and over 500 pinners. We have more followers on Pinterest now than any other social net other than Scoop.it and for MUCH LESS WORK.

King
http://www.pinterest.com/scenttrail/king-of-pinterest/

Queen
http://www.pinterest.com/scenttrail/queen-of-pinterest/

Creating Pinterest community boards does take some attention to details such as:

* Publish "Rules of the Road" and PIN THEM.
* As Pinning Group Grows PIN Rules of the Road Again.
* Evolve Rules As Needed.
* Don't let Spammers get a foot in the door.
* Don't eliminate pins UNTIL Rules of the Road are shared.
* Don't Be VICIOUS about the Rules, be Flexible & Kind but not wimpy.

The key to any community is sharing the good and taking out the trash. Trolls will try to dominate and test any community. If spam runs rampant value goes down for everyone. How SPAMMING is a viable business strategy is a huge mystery, but someone will take advantage.

Some light curation keeps the community evolving and helpful for "members'. We use the rule of 3s. Violating Rules of the Road once can be an oversight. Twice is a test and Three Times is the TRUTH. We don't always WAIT until the third offense to remove a pinner, and we've removed less than 5.

Sometimes a pinner will be so aggressive a single infraction is sufficient (happened only once). Most pinners want an environment where it is easy to communicate, learn and share. A light curatorial hand assures members someone is watching and making sure trolls don't win and time spent contributing is valuable and likely to be repaid.

No way I'm an expert at this. Follow @Ally Greer from Scoop.it or @Kelly Hungerford & @Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com from Paper.li for a few HEROIC community managers who've forgotten more than I will ever know about how to create, manage and reward online communities.


If you would like to pin to King or Queen of Pinterest tweet http://www.twitter.com/scenttrail your Pinterest handle and your Pinterest name and we will add you in with THANKS and curiosity about your pins :). Marty

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5 Secret Do More With Less Content Curation Tools via @HaikuDeck

5 Secret Do More With Less Content Curation Tools via @HaikuDeck | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it
Content curation is becoming the next big thing. Use these tools to reduce costs and increase profits from your content curation.
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Improve Your Pinterest Marketing In 4 Unique Ways

Improve Your Pinterest Marketing In 4 Unique Ways | Collaborative Revolution | Scoop.it
Start thinking outside of the box with these 4 unique ways to improve your Pinterest marketing strategy.

Via Kelly Lieberman
Martin (Marty) Smith's insight:

Wouldn't be surprised at all of Pinterest adn pinning are the big winners in the end since they ride the visual marketing wave so well. 

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