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kristy rhodes

currently, there are many website like pinterest....
you can also share on that site and promote your business

http://www.albumstreet.com/
http://www.pinspire.com/
http://www.thefancy.com/

DigitalTourBus

Really enjoyed the article. We've been using Pinterest for a while and am always looking for advice on how to gain some traction on the site.

In the "Tools for Pinterest" section, it was mentioned that only Safari users can install a "Pin It" button, but for Chrome users, you can just bookmark the pin button to your broswer. Instructions are at www.pinterest.com/about/goodies.

Also, I've found some other cool tools!
www.pinreach.com - measures you influence on Pinterest.
www.bit.ly/Lvuzco - helps to create cool board covers.
www.pinpuff.com - also helps measure your influence.

Jia Li

Pinterest added a group admin feature for a board. An artist or a band can make their fans admin. That's great to increase fan participation, like Pin street team.

Valeria Bornstein

Thank you, I am glad that you enjoyed the article. Thank you also for letting my know that you can bookmark pins using Chrome I didn't know about this feature, as well as for letting me and other readers know about the other tools available for Pinterest. I hope you do well with fans on Pinterest, please keep me posted on how it is going.

Valeria Bornstein

Thanks for posting this, adding a Pinterest street team is a great way to mobilize and engage your audience. Have you tried it? I am curious about the results.

Valeria Bornstein

Thanks for posting these I will be sure to check them out!

Andrea Delesdernier

Thank you so much for the information Valeria! I am an avid Pinterest user and help my clients understand cool unusual ways to use it.

And, hello Digital Tour Bus, I am now following you on Pinterest :). Here's an idea for a DTB board. "the rider" - things artists can't do without on the road. It could be their favorite food, candy, recipe, product, security blanket. You could either post a picture of the artist with their most treasured road item, or even post a picture of the product itself and where to buy it.
Just an idea.

Happy Pinning, Thank you so much for the information Valeria! I am an avid Pinterest user and help my clients understand cool unusual ways to use it.

And, hello Digital Tour Bus, I am now following you on Pinterest :). Here's an idea for a DTB board. "the rider" - things artists can't do without on the road. It could be their favorite food, candy, recipe, product, security blanket. You could either post a picture of the artist with their most treasured road item, or even post a picture of the product itself and where to buy it.
Just an idea.

Happy Pinning,
http://pinterest.com/adelesdernier/

Valeria Bornstein

Thank you! I will be sure to follow you on Pinterest as well.

Aidan

This is a well written, honest evaluation of Pinterest's virtues for musicians. Job well done! You're right when you say that it's difficult to network on Pinterest as there is no algorithm in place to help you in doing so. I thought you might be interested to see our Pinterest Directory for artists and music industry professionals here on our site. Anyone can submit their info to be included.

http://indieambassador.com/articles/a-musicians-guide-to-pinterest

how to be an artist

Wow! what an idea ! What a concept ! Beautiful .. Amazing …!
Great site, thanks! I really like it.
the best information I have ever noticed

Fahad

So true! Marketing encompasses many things, including public relations. These days, marketing also includes SEO and blogging.this is great stuff.

Wendy Ice

We're new to Pinterest and trying to make sure that information stays attached to the content that we post. We're gradually posting images with all the salient information in the caption. Here's an example: "Winter Procession Card" (Fairy painting by David Delamare) Information and products available at www.daviddelamare... Artwork © David Delamare. Product design © Wendy Ice. Alteration of artwork strictly prohibited by law. Artist authorizes "repin" of this image only if this caption is unchanged. Please use comments box (not caption) for any personal notes.

We've heard that links can get lost when repinning. And certainly information tends to get lost in captions, so this is our attempt to address the problem. Right now there are thousands of our images on Photobucket with no appropriate attribution. So each time we pin something on our board, we add the Pinterest opt out code to that webpage along with the following message: Like Pinterest? Please don't pin from this website. Use button below and repin from our boards. It's faster and will give accurate titles and captions.

We'd love to hear other solutions to this problem. We'd also like to hear if there are other optout codes for other image sharing websites.

We really love to share the images, but not when they end up being stolen, altered, or attributed to someone else.

Clyde Smith

I checked out ThingLink to see if image tagging (i.e. tags in images) would work but they don't show up in Pinterest.

The reality is, as much as musicians complain about filesharing and the like, I think photographers and graphic artists are in the worst situation of all on the web.

The only thing I know that you can do is to add text to the image itself that gives your site's domain. And we both know how frustrating that is to someone who cares about the integrity of the image.

I don't know what to tell you. The web is best designed for material you want to spread without worrying about attribution. That's why it's great for publicity pics and not so good for real art.

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