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We’ve been a fan of Pinterest since its inception (not that many months ago) and its now got even better for two reasons

  1. There is no waiting time, you can get an account immediately – hooray! whereas before you had to wait a few days before you received your email invite now you can just sign up and Pin away.
  2. and the real big bonus, is that you can now pin slideshare presentations.
So we know that Pinterest has grown massively over the last few months as people love to look at great photos and share images. An image to a degree does tell a story, and sometimes can work better to convey an emotion than words, hence people love them, as predominantly we are emotion based! What an image can’t do though is share knowledge and factual information, so when these are required an image doesn’t cut the mustard. (although you could disagree slightly with that statement on a well represented infographic!!)
However, a presentation can provide enough detail to share knowledge and look good all at the same time, so can be the best of both worlds, and now users can discover this information whilst browsing through Pinterest. Slides can be pinned directly from slideshare and the slides are captured as larger images with attribution for the authors.
When the user stumbles across the pinned presentation, they can simply view the embedded content within pinterest, we have already pinned our SEO Foundations presentation for such consumption!!

We love this new feature, what do you think? will you be pinning your presentations? do let us know!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kevin Bourne

Kevin's approach to marketing always starts with the end in mind. He helps clients work out what they want to achieve and then uses his technical skills and foresight to make sure it happens. Originally from a Financial Services background, Kevin is also passionate about the return on investment so he makes sure his clients understand that having just an online presence is not enough - it's about getting found online. That's why clients looking for the combination of a solid online foundation combined with innovative ideas to drive awareness really do appreciate his input.

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2 thoughts on “Love is….. Pinterest and Slideshare working together

  1. My experience with pinterest:

    I’ve used pinterest to optimize my site’s ranking and it jumped from page 9 to #5 within 2 weeks.

    I found that the seller named “pinterest”, which ranked first when you search “pinterest” at Fiverr, has produced the best results on my websites. The seller pins my site with 75 different people, not sure how he did this, but it has improve my SERP’s ranking. I’ve tried 5 other sellers who offer pinterest gigs on Fiverr but they can’t improve my site’s ranking. I don’t know why.

    Some known advantages of pinterest for seo:
    – Google loves social media signal.
    – Each pin is considered as 3 inbound links.
    – Links and images from pinterest are dofollow!

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