Pinterest just announced their newest feature: Pinterest 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.
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.
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