I’m actually more than miffed, but I try to keep the swearing to a minimum on this blog.
So, Dan Perez thinks that Pinterest is being bastardized (his swearing not mine) by marketers?
A few points to note…
- Those mom and pop businesses you follow who post links to their Etsy crochet projects? They’re marketing
- The post you just posted up that is bringing traffic to your site? That’s marketing
- Those recipes you’re clicking on? That’s marketing
- Did you pin that post on Pinterest? Umm that’s marketing…
You want to see pictures of fluffy kittens? That’s cool, yay you, there are plenty of boards for that.
The simple fact is that you only follow the people you’re interested in, and even beyond that, you don’t have to follow all of their boards!
Want to know the recipes I’m keeping for future access? I have a board for that.
Fancy finding out the nail designs I’d like to have? Yep. I have a board for that too.
Funny quotes I’ve found (and no none of them are my own) – funnily enough i have a board for that too.
And people like you are liking, commenting on and repinning my social boards every day.
See, the great thing about Pinterest is that not only can you follow the people you like, you can choose only to follow the boards of theirs that are of interest to you.
So you don’t have to see the social media infographics. You don’t have to see the self promotion. You can look at my board about hair, or home ideas, or stuff I want for my daughter.
Or you can post a ranty blog about Pinterest that will get you loads of traffic, and pretend it’s not marketing.
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