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Pinterest Kills Affiliate Links, Upsets Users

Pinterest is killing affiliate links on its service, keeping existing pins in tact, but stripping the tracking from the URLs. Naturally, this is not sitting well with people getting income from them. As reported earlier by VentureBeat, affected Pinterest users have been getting an email from the company, which warns that it will automatically remove affiliate links, redirects, and trackers, …

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Pinterest Buy Button On The Way?

Some sites have already grown to find Pinterest to be a valuable tool for ecommerce, but it may become even more valuable for selling products as the company is reportedly readying the launch of a new “buy” button, which would enable users to purchase items right from Pinterest itself. This is according to a report from Re/code citing multiple sources. …

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Pinterest App Pins Let iOS Users Install Apps

Pinterest announced the launch of new App Pins, a new type of Rich Pin for iOS apps, which lets users actually install apps directly from Pinterest. A spokesperson for the company tells WebProNews, “App Pins are the first truly actionable Pin, as Pinners can download apps right from Pinterest with just the click of an ‘install’ button. “We introduced Rich …

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How Ranking Works In Pinterest’s Guided Search

Pinterest launched Guided Search last April as a new way to help users discover content with some nudging in the right direction. It’s basically Pinterest’s way of suggesting search refinements as you browse. For example, if you search for “pasta,” you might be presented with options like: recipes, dishes, salad, packaging, one pot, shrimp, sauce, chicken, etc. If you click …

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Pinterest Marketing Tips From A Guy That’s Been Doing It For 5 Years

Pinterest may have plateaued as a driver of traffic to websites, at least for the time being, but it’s still number two in that department behind Facebook, according to data from Shareaholic. The firm released a report this week finding that Twitter, StumbleUpon, reddit, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube combined represent roughly a third of the traffic Pinterest sent to publishers …

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Pinterest’s Ads Will Now Appear in Your Home Feed

Pinterest’s “promoted pins” have been appearing on the site since fall 2013, but until now they’ve only shown up in search and in specific category feeds. Today all that changes, as the company has just announced an expansion of the ad initiative. Now, users will begin to see promoted pins pop up in their home feeds, the most visible area …

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Pinterest Has Hit A Plateau As A Traffic Driver [Report]

Facebook drives a fourth of overall traffic to websites, while Twitter, StumbleUpon, reddit, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube combine for just 2% of overall visits to sites. This is according to the latest quarterly Social Media Traffic Report from Shareaholic, which was just released. According to the report, the top eight social networks drove 31.24% of overall traffic to sites in …

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Pinterest Search Gets Better For Men (And Some Growth Stats Regarding The Male Gender)

Last year, Pinterest launched Guided Search, a revamp to its search feature enabling users to find things they didn’t necessarily know they were looking for. You can start with a relatively vague keyword, and get additional options to add to help “guide” you in different directions. It’s essentially a nice way of presenting search recommendations. The company has been hard …

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Facebook Accounted For 81% Of Sharing In Q4 [Report]

ShareThis just released its quarterly Consumer Sharing Trends report looking at both Q4 and all of 2014. It found that mobile social activity grew 28% year-over-year, driven mainly by tablets, which saw 49% growth. Q4 2014 Consumer Sharing Trends Report from ShareThis According to the report, Facebook accounted for 81% of all shares during Q4. On why Facebook saw such …

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Pinterest’s New Acquisition Should Help Its Search And Ad Offerings

Pinterest just announced that is has acquired the team and technology behind recommendation and commerce startup Kosei. The company says it will use he acquisition to accelerate its discovery and monetization efforts. “The team includes some of the best minds in machine learning, data science and recommendation engines, who’ve created a unique technology stack that drives commerce by making highly …

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Pinterest Gives Businesses Analytics Tips

Last summer, Pinterest made its “new and improved” analytics offering generally available. The company described it as a “smarter tool to help businesses worldwide continue to improve how they work, with meaningful insights about what their customers are interested in.” “Available in 31 different languages, Pinterest analytics helps businesses improve—whether it’s updating their product offerings after seeing what’s popular on …

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Promoted Pins Are Really Good At Getting Clicks

When 2015 started, Pinterest made reservation-based Promoted Pins available to all advertising partners. Early indication is that the ad format could be a major driver of revenue for the company. Pinterest first began testing Promoted Pins in the fall of 2013, and officially launched the beta last May. They started with a few partner brands, but over the course of …

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