February 29, 2012
Pinterest is a "virtual pinboard" that lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. Whether you're planning a wedding, remodeling a home, looking for new recipes to try, or simply want to collect and share the things you find inspiring, Pinterest is a fun and easy way to do it. Unfamiliar with how Pinterest works? Read more here!
Over the past few weeks, many of you have reached out via our GetSatisfaction forum, help tickets, Twitter and Facebook to let us know how important it is for you to have a Pinterest button integrated into your blog footer, and we agreed! Our team got to work building a Pinterest button into the TypePad interface (something that no other blogging service currently has), even hacking Pinterest's original browser button to make sure that it would be the perfect fit for TypePad bloggers and their readers. Today, we can proudly announce that it's here!
To add the Pin In button to your posts in Basic Templates, go to your Dashboard, and click to Design > Content. Click the Post Footer link, tick the Pinterest box, click OK, and save your changes. That's it!
Advanced Template user? Just click here for instructions on how to add Pinterest's own button to your blog.
Why should you add the Pin It button to your blog footer? The short answer is clicks. Pinterest may be the new kid on the social media block, but it really packs a punch, generating more referral traffic to blogs than YouTube, Google +, and LinkedIn combined. Pinterest can also help build community on your blog, giving you a new way to interact with your readers.
Now we're on Pinterest, too! TypePad boasts some of the most visually stunning, gorgeous and compelling blogs on the Internet, and we're very excited to have a new way to celebrate and promote our bloggers. You can find us on Pinterest right here. Interested in following us to see what's beautiful on TypePad blogs? Click the button:
We're so excited to make the Pin It button available to our bloggers and their readers, and we hope you're just as excited as we are! As with everything we do, we're planning on making the Pin It button even better over time. Our bloggers never stop improving, and neither do we!
Are you on Pinterest? Drop your link in the comments - we'd love to follow along!