Pinterest business pages are here!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pinterest just announced their newest feature: Business Pages! Can you see me jumping for joy?

That’s because up until now there were no special features for businesses who wanted to have a Pinterest presence. You had to sign up for a regular/personal account and enter your business name in the First and Last Name fields. But now there’s an option for your business name and for you to create a special page for your business.

If you already have an existing Pinterest account that you use for business, you can easily convert that into a business account by converting your page here. Or if you want to start a new business page, head here to do so.

What else is new?

With the release of this new feature, Pinterest has also updated their terms and conditions for business pages. Make sure to read them thoroughly before using Pinterest for your business.

Pinterest also announced the ability to create secret boards a few days ago, so they are definitely listening to AND implementing user feedback. To create a secret board, log in to your account, go to your Boards and scroll all the way to the bottom. There you’ll see the option to create secret boards that no one else but you can see. Until now, every board you created on Pinterest was publicly available for everyone to view.

Another feature that they recently rolled out was the ability to verify the URL associated with your Pinterest profile.  if you haven’t yet verified your site on Pinterest, now would be a good time to do so. After you verify your site with Pinterest, a red checkmark appears next to your Pinterest profile. This lets everyone know that you are the owner of that site. Click here for info on how to verify your website.

Are you as excited about these updates as I am? If so, leave a comment below and let me know. And make sure to share this with all your friends and social media followers by clicking here.

  1. Holli

    Oh man, this is seriously exciting!! Thank you, Pinterest and thank you Launch Grow Joy for posting this!

  2. Andrea

    I agree, this is great. A business page under the personal name was far from ideal.
    thanks for the alert and how to!

  3. christine from decorated life

    I’m not sure about this. I see people liking or repinning from my boards and I get excited because it’s a person. I see a business doing the same thing and my excitement level isn’t as high. Is there something wrong with me?

    1. launchgrowjoy Post author

      Christine, there’s nothing wrong with thinking that, but remember that there’s a person behind those companies too :)

  4. Wendy @Kidlutions

    Ohhhhhhhhh….thank you! What to do, what to do? I’ve got lots of reading to do! Thanks for the info and thanks to Shara @MommyPerks for pointing me to this article! I’ve got lots to learn about the biz pages!

    Wendy =)

  5. toni

    Thank you for this informative article. Is there any reason why someone would not convert their personal page? Is the option of having 2 still available?

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