Pinterest is a free to use, visual based, social media network.
Consisting of collections, known as ‘boards’, a user can add, usually termed as a ‘pin’ or ‘pinning’ a picture or video to these boards. One can pin to their own, or to other users boards. Boards are usually centered around a specific theme like ‘white wedding dresses’, ‘UK based German Shepards’ or ‘Tuscan Red Pasta’ or similar.
The awesome benefit with pins is they do contain website links, so your visual pics, infographics and video’s can lead to your article, blog or website.
The power of Pinterest is ‘pins’ can be re-pinned on other people’s boards, so this is like a Twitter rewteet or someone sharing you link via email. The more repins, more potential for people clicking on your pins on your and others boards.