Luscious Links to Unlock Pinterest: Free Resources Show How to Pin Your Marketing

Just when you may have thought that social media marketing has settled down to the “big 4” (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube), Pinterest breaks new ground. It’s actually fun to use, highly visual and growing like a weed.

I’ll have more to say about why I think Pinterest is a real trend setter in a future post. Meanwhile, here is a choice selection of way luscious links that will help you get started or understand more, no matter whether you’ve already pinned your first board or not. These free resources should be useful in improving your understanding of how to create effective social media marketing via Pinterest. Or, perhaps you might prefer to start by checking out my Pinterest boards by way of example? 😉

Pinterest:  Everything You Wanted to Know About 2012’s Hottest Startup
InfoGraphic and impressive data from

The Remarkable Rise of Pinterest:  Chart
Get the picture literally via this chart from Business Insider.  See how many people are already spending more time on Pinterest than on other big social sites like Twitter and LinkedIn!

The Big Picture, Big Changes.  How Pinterest is Leading the Way for “The Next Social Networks”
An intelligent perspective from “Trust Agent” Chris Brogran

How Pinterest is Becoming the Next Big Thing in Social Media for Business
Jason Falls makes the case for Pinterest for business on

Pinterest: 13 Tips and Tricks for Cutting Edge Users
Mashable’s how to guide will help you maximize you Pinterest activities.

56 Ways to Market Your Business on Pinterest
A cool & comprehensive blog post by Beth Hayden

30 Resources, Tips and Tricks for Marketing Your Business on Pinterest
A very useful collection from Jeff Bullas that also includes many more “luscious links”

The Ten Most Followed Brands on Pinterest
Mashable’s selection shows the woman-leaning bias of Pinterest, except I’m a Whole Foods and Mashable kinda guy and those companies are way into Pinterest too 😉

Dozens Of Major Companies Failed To Secure Their Brand Names On Pinterest
The name game is under way and lots of businesses are not paying attention… at their own peril. Are you and yours all set with the Pinterest name you love and deserve? 😉

Pinterest Data Analysis: An Inside Look
Research firm RJMetrics delivers some fascinating insights about Pinterest’s rapid growth as well as its “growing pains”

A Pinterest Board of Cool Pinterest Stuff
And, what selection of Pinterest links would be complete without a link to a Pinterest Board packed with cool Pinterest stuff? This is also a great example of how a Pinterest Board can be useful, interesting and creative.

Enjoy and please comment. Do you like this kind of link aggregation? Did you find this post useful? Thanks!

25 replies
  1. Leslie Zhou
    Leslie Zhou says:

    I really like how people add photos. I don’t do Facebook much anymore because I got tired of reading comments. What I really enjoyed was looking at photos people posted. (a pic is worth a 1000!)

  2. Frank
    Frank says:

    Pinning is allright. I don’t do it myself, but my girlfriend does and she is always showing me things. I haven’t had the time to learn too much about it yet, but I will be checking out all of the links.

  3. Valerie Cantrell
    Valerie Cantrell says:

    Adding the links was good and very helpful, but I found that a few didn’t really give me anymore of an in depth understanding. The 13 tips and tricks was the best.

  4. Bill Groen
    Bill Groen says:

    Yes, I did like how you added all of the links! You actually did a lot of work for me. Usually, if I like a blog or it is interesting I spend time researching, but you already did that. Thanks.

  5. Tom Sanders
    Tom Sanders says:

    I haven’t pinned, but after reading this I wonder if it is as easy as Facebook and others. I routinely update via my phone, but I am not sure I would have time to look for pics while on my phone and pin them.

  6. ComBridges
    ComBridges says:

    Thanks everybody. I really appreciate the feedback. More posts coming soon. I believe Pinterest represents an important dynamic in the future of the social media web. I’ll explain. Thanks again. Your support means a lot.

  7. Raul
    Raul says:

    Just when you think social media could come up with anything else, bam! Actually, I plan on requesting an invite and trying this out. And yes, I am a man.

  8. Paul "the wanderer" Jennings
    Paul "the wanderer" Jennings says:

    I like the link aggregation. Saves me a little work and time. Thanks.

  9. Sherry McMann
    Sherry McMann says:

    Of all the links, and thanks for putting them, I liked the 13 tips the best. It gave me the best info on what can actually be done with Pinterest. Thanks combridges!

  10. ComBridges
    ComBridges says:

    Tom, Pinterest is not ideal via iPhone. Best with a web browser when you install the web browser plugin (for Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.). That makes it quick and easy to pin stuff when the inspiration hits. It’s definitely part of Pinterest’s appeal, but the small screen makes it harder. I haven’t even tried to do it from my iPhone, but via iPad. Yes. Enjoy.

  11. Cindy Flowers
    Cindy Flowers says:

    I like your pinterest boards! Question: When you use photos are there any copyright problems?

  12. ComBridges
    ComBridges says:

    Cindy, thanks for the comment. There has been some discussion of copyright issues with Pinterest; however, my completely non-lawyer view is that sharing online content in a non-commercial context where you are linking back to the source is good for all because only the copyright owner can profit. Generally people LIKE to be linked to on the Web; and since I am not profiting directly by posting an image, it’s “fair use.” In general, I’m not posting proprietary art of any kind, more like product photos and other things like infographics that are designed for sharing. Again, this is not legal advise. Just my personal point of view. I hope it’s helpful to you.

  13. John Bash
    John Bash says:

    Interesting that so many women like it. I wonder if they are trying to get more men or if it will just stay this way.

  14. ComBridges
    ComBridges says:

    Thanks, Johnny. I think they are happy with the amazing growth. It’s true that many more women like it. If I were them, I would just say “so be it.” And, hey, I’m a guy and I like to too! 🙂
    — JL

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