Saturday, December 10, 2011
In the beginning of November, I tried to sign up a Pinterest account using my work email but the only option I had was to request an invite. Luckily, my sister already had an account and told me she could send invites. Within minutes I received an email sent to my personal account from Pinterest informing me that she had invited me to join and a link to sign up.
If you have not received an invite from a Facebook friend, you can go to the Pinterest.com to request one. The original invite request I had submitted was sent to work email a few days later. I assume this process, by delay immediate registration, is put in place to control and handle the crazy amount of traffic it is receiving at such a fast pace.
Creating a Pinterest account is simple. You must provide your Facebook or Twitter login in order to join. Their reasons behind linking 1 of the 2 accounts are to reduce spam and most importantly to find people you know. Then create a user name, provide an email/create a password and your add interests.
Now you are ready to find your friends and start pinning!
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Over the past few months I keep reading buzz about this new visual micro blogging site called Pinterest. More simply, Pinterest is an online scrapbook and a social bookmarking site. What differentiates this genius technology from other social sharing sites is its visual appeal and design concept.
Why People Use Pinterest and How it Works
Pinterest allows you to organizes, share, and save ideas or information you found on the internet and shared by other Pinners. An account user on Pinterest is called a Pinner. A Pinner will pin images from web pages to save on Pinterest boards they have created by installing the Pin It button to a web browser Booklet Bar. When a webpage is pinned, the Pinner choose an image on the desired webpage to pin and the ability to add text, comment, Like it, and/or repin it. A pinboard is a collaboration or collection of pins organized by a Pinner to save and share. How a board is organized up to the Pinner.
Say you wanted to plan a birthday party for your parents’ 50th or love to garden or both, Pinterest allows Pinners to manage and personalize the boards they create and its theme. Pinterest will give board suggestions for new users. Here are a few more common board topics I’ve seen:
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Gecko Media is pleased to announce that PPC Campaign Manager Catie Helfrich has achieved certification as a Google Adwords Qualified Professional. Designed for those that manage multiple AdWords client accounts, individuals must meet specific qualifications including passing the Google Advertising Professional Exam. Gecko Media has now satisfied the program requirements to achieve status as a Google Adwords Certified Partner. Requirements to achieve status as a Google Adwords Certified Partner include: