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Oh, How Pinteresting!, Introducing Pinterest Web Analytics

Oh, How Pinteresting!, Introducing Pinterest Web Analytics | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Bloggers, businesses, and organizations often ask us, “what are people pinning from my websites?” These website owners help create the content on Pinterest and we wanted to help them understand which pieces of content people find most interesting. Today, we’re pleased to announce Pinterest Web Analytics, a first step towards doing just that. Web Analytics gives site owners insights into how people are interacting with pins that originate from their websites.

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How to Use Pinterest for Your Library | VOYA

"Social media sites are all about connections. In Pinterest, you follow boards you find interesting. You repin ideas that make you giggle, make you think, or make your creative juices flow. Similar to Facebook and Twitter interactions, every time someone comments, likes, or repins your item, you’re making a connection for your library."

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Pinterest now lets you select a pin for a board cover, but private boards still elusive

Pinterest now lets you select a pin for a board cover, but private boards still elusive | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"Pinterest. Love it or hate it, the site draws a ridiculous amount of traffic and it’s taken off in a huge way. There have been some bumps in the road, and the company is trying to address those. Today, in a blog post, Pinterest details how users will now be able to select a single image to represent each of their boards."

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20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest - Online Colleges

20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest  - Online Colleges | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities.
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Use Pinterest to Promote Events & Curate Content for Your Patrons

Pinterest is one of the hottest social networks of 2012.  It's a virtual pinboard where you can organize and share images & videos, and browsing others' Pinboards is a fun way to discover new things & get inspiration from people who share your...

 

Some best practices and ideas for using Pinterest for your library.

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A few clarifications on Pinterest/Copyright/TOS worries - Copyright Librarian

"Glad a lot of people are finding my previous post about Pinterest useful and informative. A number of comments, tweets, and emails have pointed out a couple of areas that I glossed over too fast in that post, so here's a couple of additions and clarifications..."

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A Pinterest Contest for the ‘New Librarian’

A Pinterest Contest for the ‘New Librarian’ | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"The Contest  --- The iSchool wants to know how you define the future of librarianship. What are you doing to define librarianship of the future? What do you envision the future of libraries to be? What are the ideas that have inspired you? If you are a librarian, a student of librarianship, or if you have a passion for the future of libraries, we want to hear from you!"

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What is Pinterest and could my library use it? [Learning 2.0 update] | Public Library Services

What is Pinterest and could my library use it? [Learning 2.0 update] | Public Library Services | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Mylee Joseph:

 

Some of the suggestions for libraries:

 

"What could a library do with Pinterest?

• Use it to drive traffic to your website and online collections
• Use it to promote image collections (copyright permitting) like the New York Public Library Picture of the Day pinboard
• Use it to promote children's programming and offer alternative craft ideas for at home use
• Collect images that relate to your local studies area like the Chicago History Museum pinboard
• Hold a class to show library clients how to explore and use Pinterest for themselves..."


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Use Pinterest to Promote Your Programs And Services

Use Pinterest to Promote Your Programs And Services | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Have you been invited to “check out my stuff on Pinterest” yet? It’s a social media tool based on recommendations and works like a virtual pinboard. You can aggregate a ton of visuals to tell your story and users browse your pinboard. (Just today I was saying that libraries need to redefine the word “browsing ”.) Lots of libraries are exploring how to use Pinterest to promote their work.


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How To Create a RSS Feed for a Specific Pinterest Board or User

How To Create a RSS Feed for a Specific Pinterest Board or User | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Robin Good: News and content curators are always hungry for RSS feeds, as these are the best vehicle to receive any change-update from a web site without needing to go out and check. But not always, web public services that let users generate content, are open and happy to let you grab a RSS feed.

 

Case in point Pinterest. 

 

While the service provides a RSS feed for any user that includes all of the updates and posts he has made, these are all uncategorized and mixed together, regardless of which board they were collected in.

 

"To generate this RSS simply click on the user’s profile and select the RSS icon on the left of the page. Another way to do this is to add feed.rss to the end of the user’s profile; for example, if you want to see the latest pins by Felicia Day your RSS URL would look like this http://pinterest.com/feliciaday/feed.rss."

 

To get instead the RSS feed for a specific board, here is what you need to do:

"...first open the board (e.g. Felicia Day’s Geekin Board), then, remove the last “/” from the URL and add .rss – your end URL will look like http://pinterest.com/feliciaday/geekin.rss

The RSS feed will show you the last 20 or so pins created in that board rather than the full contents."

 

Useful. 8/10


Full article: http://sociable.co/social-media/how-to-generate-rss-feeds-for-a-pinterest-user-and-specific-pinterest-boards/  


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9 Ways to Optimize Your Website for Pinterest

9 Ways to Optimize Your Website for Pinterest | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Pinterest is the fastest-growing social network... ever. So make sure your website is optimized for the Pinterest user's viewing pleasure. Here are steps to do that.
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iLibrarian » 5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library

iLibrarian » 5 Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Everywhere I turn, I'm seeing information on Pinterest.  Here are some great suggestions for libraries...

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The Library Marketing Toolkit: Pinterest 101: A Primer for Libraries

The Library Marketing Toolkit: Pinterest 101: A Primer for Libraries | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Is your library considering Pinterest? Check out this primer for libraries from The Library Marketing Toolkit.

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8 rules of Pinterest etiquette

8 rules of Pinterest etiquette | More TechBits | Scoop.it

There's more to proper pinning and commenting than what's in the Terms of Service. Follow these guidelines to serve your audience—and your brand—most effectively.


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Pinterest for Librarians | so tomorrow

Pinterest for Librarians | so tomorrow | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"One of the things that has surprised me lately is the number of emails I get with questions about Pinterest. I thought it might be handy to put some tips together."

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Should You Be on Pinterest? [Infographic]

Should You Be on Pinterest? [Infographic] | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"I know everyone in this industry has seen a ton of posts on Pinterest and are basically fed up with them, but I think the following infographic is simple and correct. We have seen plenty of “How to do well on Pinterest” posts, but should your business be on Pinterest at all?"

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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | Edudemic | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"Whether you’re a librarian, student, teacher, or just an avowed bibliophile, Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities. Read on to learn about some of the many ways libraries are helping spread the word about the resources and services they offer, using this innovative new social media forum..."

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How to Track Traffic From Pinterest in Google Analytics

How to Track Traffic From Pinterest in Google Analytics | More TechBits | Scoop.it
How many referrals does Pinterest generate? Are those visits valuable? Try these four ways to measure Pinterest using Google Analytics.
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10 Pinterest Boards For eBook Fans - eBookNewser

10 Pinterest Boards For eBook Fans - eBookNewser | More TechBits | Scoop.it
10 Pinterest Boards For eBook Fans...
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HubPages Blog » Blog Archive » A Hubber’s Guide to Using Pinterest

HubPages Blog » Blog Archive » A Hubber’s Guide to Using Pinterest | More TechBits | Scoop.it

BY MADDIE RUUD

 

How to use Pinterest while staying within the rules and staying clear of Copyright issues.


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Five Pinterest tips to heighten your pinning addiction

Five Pinterest tips to heighten your pinning addiction | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Grab these essential tips and tricks to master Pinterest and take your pinning obsession to a whole new level. Read this blog post by Sharon Vaknin on How To.
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Social Bookmarking sites - how I use them

Social Bookmarking sites - how I use them | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Great run-down of some of the popular social bookmarking sites.

 

"Primarily the two reasons I use these services is referencing and sharing information. When I first started using these services it was the storing of information for later reference which was my priority. However, in more recent times, having become ever more active in social media, using these platforms to re-share information is a necessity. Here is a quick summary of the services I use and how..."

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iLibrarian » 5 More Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library

iLibrarian » 5 More Ways to Use Pinterest in Your Library | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Follow-up post with 5 more ways to use Pinterest in your library.

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56 Ways to Market Your Business on Pinterest | Copyblogger

56 Ways to Market Your Business on Pinterest | Copyblogger | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Don't let all the hearts and flowers floating around on Pinterest fool you. Behind all that beauty, Pinterest is fast becoming a heavy hitting marketing tool.
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