How to jazz up your Pinterest page with music



We’ve been checking out your Pinterest page, and it’s seriously lacking some tunes.

But don’t worry — you can easily add audio from a variety of sites to give your boards some musical pizzazz

Below, we walk you through a few creative ways to make the most of music on Pinterest. Turn it up to 11 and read on.

Sharing music videos


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YouTube, Vimeo and VEVO all offer built-in sharing options for Pinterest, making it a cinch to share music videos to your boards

When you’ve found a video you want to pin, just click the “ShareThis” icon on each respective site, click on the Pinterest icon or option, choose a board, edit the description and pin it Read more…

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Pinterest reportedly eyes $11 billion valuation



Pinterest is in talks to raise $500 million worth of funding, expected to increase the value of the photo bookmarking site to $11 billion, according to a report.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the new funding round, citing sources close to the matter as saying the company, founded in 2010 by Ben Silbermann, Evan Sharp and Paul Sciarra, is looking at a new round of funding

With more than 75 million users globally and a new monetization push — with the offering of promoted pins to all advertisers — the company is showing no signs of slowing down. The social advertising strategy, where advertisers pay for photo content appealing to the user that appears in their regular content stream, is already being pushed out by Facebook and Instagram. Read more…

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How to get the most out of Pinterest’s Guided Search



Pinterest‘s relatively new search feature, Guided Search, is supposed to help you explore the site, “whether you know exactly what you want, or you’re just starting to look around.”

In other words, Guided Search is a clever yet easy way to sift through Pinterest’s 750 million boards and 30 billion pins to find what you’re looking for.

We’ve taken a detailed look at Pinterest’s Guided Search to find how to get the most out of this feature. Even if you aren’t a dedicated pinner, we recommend checking this out — join us on a tour below. Read more…

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Forgot about your Valentine? Pinterest has you covered



Did you completely forget about Valentine’s Day? Did your significant other just give you an amazing gift? Are you desperately scrambling around trying to find something to give back?

Don’t worry, Pinterest has you covered.

They’ve put together a board of Valentine’s Day cards handmade from Pinterest users across the globe. For those of us who are having trouble finding the right words or those that just flat out forgot, this is Cupid’s gift to you

Check out some of their amazing cards below or visit their site to find the full list: Read more…

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Pinterest now lets you pin and download Apple apps



Apple is pinning some of its hopes to Pinterest to improve app discovery.

Pinterest, the popular social bookmarking service, introduced a new feature that lets users share and discover apps for iPhone and iPad on Thursday

With the option, called App Pins, users can tap an “install” button, which lets them download the application to an iOS device without being taken to a page outside of Pinterest

Apple, for its part, has thrown its support behind the effort by creating an official App Store page on Pinterest that curates applications into categories ranging from fashion to health Read more…

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iPhone And iPad Users Can Now Download iOS Apps From Pinterest

pinboard Pinterest is making its visual social network a destination for app downloads, after it announced a partnership with Apple that lets its users download iOS apps directly from its mobile app. Read More

Alton Brown’s 11 tips for healthier Super Bowl snacks



From an food-lover’s perspective, the Super Bowl can be a truly magical experience. It is one of the few nights a year that snacks are encouraged dinner fare, an opportunity that shouldn’t be taken for granted

While we’re totally on board with taking the least healthful route to snack heaven, there are lighter ways to munch on game day.

Celebrity chef and food genius Alton Brown shared his unusual tips for healthier snacking with Pinterest, including a recipe for dairy-free chocolate pie that features the least likely of protein-rich ingredients Read more…

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Pinterest Brings Ads To Users’ Home Feeds

pinterest-ads More users will be seeing ads on Pinterest, the company announced on Tuesday, detailing an expanded test of its advertising product which will now place ads in the form of “Promoted Pins” directly in users’ home feeds. Because the home feed is the first thing you see when landing on Pinterest’s site, this will make the advertisements more visible to users of the… Read More

Pinterest Goes After The Male Demographic With Debut Of New Search Filters

pinterest-male-app Pinterest this afternoon announced a change to its site’s search settings, which will now introduce search results that are personalized to your interests, based on whether you’re interested in products for men or for women. This setting is based on the gender you previously selected for your account when signing up for the service, the company tells us. Read More

Pinterest cashes in on success of promoted pins, opening it to all advertisers



After initial success with its beta program, Pinterest announced Sunday that it will expand its chief monetization vehicle, promoted pins, to all advertisers, starting Jan. 1.

Pinterest introduced the program in June, which offered advertisers the chance to run pins that are targeted to users based on age, sex, location and interests.

Initial results with Kraft and General Mills, early partners in the program, “have been promising,” Joanne Bradford, Pinterest’s head of partnerships, wrote in a postPinterest claims the average promoted pins is shared 11 times, on average, meaning advertisers got about a 30% bump in earned media for their campaigns. Read more…

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