Pinterest To Test Advertisement Pins – Awaiting Your Comments

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Pinterest – SocialMediaTAB.com

In a recent letter sent to all of their members, Pinterest explained that they want to be a profitable company and be here for years to come. You knew this was coming and no one should be shocked. It should all be taken in and accepted. Pinterest (launched March 2010) has grown very rapidly over the past few years.  Pinterest had more than 11.7 million unique users as of January 2012 and became the fastest site in history to break through the 10 million unique visitor mark. According to ComScore’s most recent numbers as of February 2013, Pinterest had 48.7 million users globally. So, now their business needs some help to keep things moving along nicely. After all, you’ve been pinning your wishlists and photos for free, right? If a few promoted pins start showing up, it could offer even more ideas. Here’s a copy of the most recent letter sent to its users in case you didn’t read it or receive it.

Just over a year ago, my wife and I welcomed our son into the world. Since his first day, I’ve been pinning fun things we can do together, right now while he’s still littleand later when he gets older. I know many of you do the same. Pinterest is where you keep your wishlists, vacation plans, dream home ideas, and other things you want to do soon and in the future.That’s why for us, it’s so important that Pinterest is a service that will be here to stay. To help make sure it does, we’re going to start experimenting with promoting certain pins from a select group of businesses.

I know some of you may be thinking, “Oh great…here come the banner ads.” But we’re determined to not let that happen. While we haven’t figured out all the details, I can say that promoted pins will be:

  • Tasteful—No flashy banners or pop-up ads.
  • Transparent—We’ll always let you know if someone paid for what you see, or where you see it.
  • Relevant—These pins should be about stuff you’re actually interested in, like a delicious recipe, or a jacket that’s your style.
  • Improved based on your feedback—Keep letting us know what you think, and we’ll keep working to make things better.

 

For our first test, we’ll promote a few pins in search results and category feeds. For example, a pin for a Darth Vader outfit from a costume shop might be promoted in a search for “halloween.” Nobody’s paying for anything yet—we want to see how things go and, more than anything, hear what you think.

Thanks so much for all your support these first few years, and we hope you’ll keep pinning with us for many years to come!

All the best, 
Ben

SO, there you have it people. What do you think of Pinterest’s new move to keep their site growing and moving to the next level? Will you continue to be a pinner? Please comment below…

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Posted On 20 Sep 2013

7 Tumblr Tips for Photographers

By Harrison Jacobs

Tumblr gets a lot of flack from photographers. Like Pinterest, it is seen as the bane of true photographers; a place where images get shared without credit (gasp!). As a social media network, it is one of the most powerful. It boasts over 108 million blogs on every sort of topic imaginable. The reason to be on Tumblr is its highly engaged community. Posts are shared, reblogged, liked and commented on with great frequency.Unlike other blogging platforms that act primarily on the media side of the phrase “social media,” Tumblr throws focuses on the social. For this reason, Tumblr is a great way to build your web presence quickly. For photographers, using Tumblr can get more eyeballs on your website and show potential clients that you are tech and social media savvy.To get started on Tumblr, check out this how-to. Once you’re set up, here are seven tips to help you Tumblr like a pro, while growing your photographic brand.

1. Use Photos
Unsurprisingly, Tumblr is a visual medium. Think of it like a Twitterized version of WordPress. You can share any type of content that you want including text, photos, quotes, links, chat, audio or video. However, the most shared and liked content is photos. According to Dan Zarella at Hubspot, 83 percent of Tumblr posts are photo posts. Are you starting to see why Tumblr is so powerful for photographers? Most users do not create their own content. They share it. And what do they share? Photos. By becoming a content creator and adding your original photographs to the content pool, you are already a leader among Tumblr users. Let’s let Zarella drive this point home. Here are two more findings from his study on Tumblr:

Tumblr Photo Stats - SocialMediaTAB.com

Tumblr Photo Stats – SocialMediaTAB.com

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Posted On 24 Jul 2013

Food Celebrity Videos Can Help You Cook A Meal

Running out of ideas to cook a meal? Lacking in the culinary area when it comes to meal time? Don’t worry, we have the answer: YouTube.

Many moms and yes, chefs to be, are now turning to YouTube for cooking ideas and step-by-step instructions on how to create your next delicious meal. One of the most famous chefs in the world, and currently has a popular TV series, is Chef Gordon Ramsay.

Chef Ramsay is a master of meals and can turn something simple into the most delicious thing you’ve ever tasted. Why? Experience! If you’d like to give some of his recipes a try, here are some videos we highly recommend.

Gordon Ramsay’s Scrambled Eggs

 

Chef Ramsay Cooks Tandoori Halibut

Chef Ramsay Creates a Delicious Broccoli Soup

Gordon Ramsay’s Salmon Recipe

 

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Posted On 03 Jun 2013

G Use Social Media To Plant Trees, Vegetables, and Fruits Today

 

Grow a Plant Today! - SocialMediaTAB.com

Grow a Plant Today! – SocialMediaTAB.com

Okay. We know that plants, vegetables, fruits and trees are healthy for the environment, right? We also know that eating most fruits and vegetables can give us great vitamins and minerals to improve our bodies. There’s another thing that people don’t realize about plants. When driving, walking or jogging through a heavily wooded area or an area filled with lots of plants you’ll notice one thing right away – a cooler temperature. However, the most important things about the trees, plants and vegetation, is that they all give off oxygen!! Human’s need oxygen (O2) to survive and plants give us a vital O2 ingredient we need.

Going one step further, humans disperse carbon dioxide (C20), while plants eat it up. They love it. The human-plant connection is a perfect relationship.

So, what does this have to do with social media? A lot! Through social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr, you can build your knowledge of plants and trees and connect with others who are in the same boat as you. Socialize with others who have done some planting and ask questions or comment on what they’re doing. To get you started, here are some links to various social media pages and boards. After you connect with a few people, tell them where you heard about it (from SocialMediaTAB.com) and drop us a comment or email. We would love to hear how you’re doing in the plant world. – Doug Kale

Facebook Plant Links:

1). Burpee Gardens – https://www.facebook.com/BurpeeGardens

2). Gardening With Friends – https://www.facebook.com/GardeningWithFriends

3). Growing Organic – https://www.facebook.com/GrowingOrganicEatingOrganic

 

Twitter Plant Links:

1). Growing Power – https://twitter.com/GrowingPower

2). Gardening Know How – https://twitter.com/gardenknowhow

3). The Daily Green – https://twitter.com/the_daily_green

 

Pinterest Plant Links:

1). Backyard Veggie Gardens – http://pinterest.com/tranquilwild/backyard-veggie-gardens/

2). Garden Tips – http://pinterest.com/carolynjjohnson/garden-tips/

3). Small Budget Gardening – http://pinterest.com/maureengilmer/small-budget-gardening/


Tumblr Plant Links:

1). Gardening In Heels – http://gardeninginheels.tumblr.com/

2). Opa’s Garden Advice – http://opasgarden.tumblr.com/

3). Kitchen Gardeners International – http://kitchengardeners.tumblr.com/

 

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Posted On 03 May 2013

Interior Design Ideas – Pinterest is the Answer!

Interior Designs Ideas - SocialMediaTAB.com

Interior Designs Ideas – SocialMediaTAB.com

If you’re looking for ideas to help you improve the look of your home, we’ve got the answer: Pinterest!

If you want to get really creative, take about 30 minutes out of your day and starting combing through the tens of thousands of photos on home decor.

There are all sorts of ideas that artists, architects and designers have come up with on bookcases, wall hangings, couches, chairs, wallpaper, ceiling fans and lights that will blow you away.

To give you a little bit of a head start we’ve done some of the legwork for you and have highlighted several Pinterst page links. After going through them, please stop back at our site www.SocialMediaTAB.com and drop us a comment. We’d love to hear what you found. Enjoy!

Popular Pinterest Links:

  1. Miranda Partridge’s Spaces: http://pinterest.com/minapeartree/spaces/
  2. Caroline Loane’s Random House: http://pinterest.com/novasummer/random-house/
  3. Maren Rowand’s My Dream House: http://pinterest.com/marenrowan/my-dream-house/
  4. Horizon You Photography’s Home & Interior: http://pinterest.com/horizonyou/home-interior/
  5. Blair Binion’s For the Home: http://pinterest.com/vbbinion/for-the-home/

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Posted On 03 Apr 2013

Buying A House or Just Like to Look at Houses?

House Designs - SocialMediaTAB.com

House Designs – SocialMediaTAB.com

The Internet is the best way to find information on buying or selling a house, painting a house, decorating a house or just looking at house photos. After searching many social media pages and sites, there’s only one place that has more for your money, Pinterest.

Come and check out these mansions, brick houses, log cabins and whatever architectural masterpiece you could find.

 

Here are some fun links to check on Pinterest:

1). Angela Thomas’s House: http://pinterest.com/photopix12/houses/

2). Melissa Caravella’s Home: http://pinterest.com/MissMel353/home/

3). Kari Rettig’s Little Homes, Places and  Spaces http://pinterest.com/krettig/little-homes-places-spaces/

4). AKDiva’s Tiny Houses: http://pinterest.com/akdiva88/tiny-houses/

5). Kinley Grayce’s My Kind of House: http://pinterest.com/kinleygrayce/my-kind-of-house/

 

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Posted On 03 Mar 2013