Corkboards with pinned pictures and colourful memorabilia hanging inside a room can look ultra darling and stylish. Imagine having the website previews pinned in this board and incepted in another website.
Sounds interesting? More like Pinterest-ing.
Pinterest is the latest craze in website design. This virtual pinboard of websites allows users to organize and share pages found from the Internet.
Aside from the unique design of websites, Pinterest have also elevated the perks enjoyed by website developers in ways they have not expected.
Traditionally, sites, photos and other materials are shared on social networking sites through the "share or tweet buttons."
After the launch of Pinterest, however, netizens spread the word by sharing pins. This way, promotion of websites, articles, pictures or personal blogs will be easier.
Here's how it works: Imagine yourself having multiple number of boards where you pin photos and sticky notes separated in different categories – one board for travel, school, foods, fashion, etc.
Pinterest allows users to have these pinboards where they organize their contents. As an alternative to the usual tabs and buttons, web design may be laden with boxes that feature different links, photos and thumbnails of different websites.
Given that users have the freedom to categorize their subject of interest, they can easily use Pinterest to their advantage. This hype works magic for a lot of rising online companies as Pinterest has become a major tool in Search Engine Marketing and Search Engine Optimization.
Virtual pinboards give an enviable level of exposure and visibility of photos and videos from search engines thereby increasing page traffic. Similar to how social networking sites operate, Pinterest also paves the way for a satisfying number of followers.
The 'Follow' button sends updates to the followers for every image or videos pinned on Pinterest, which creates natural links necessary for a successful SEO. And once the photos are pinned, they would stay there permanently.
This simply means that users can easily find the links without even digging through the archives. The trick into gaining high ranking from search engines is the optimization of blogs and focusing on keywords related to the promoted site or biz.
Note that Google keeps a list of all the Pinterest account and pinboards. Thus, it is important to provide detailed titles containing keywords for every account made. Few modifications may also be needed to be done if you aim to have the boards easily located by the audience. The research box should contain searchable keywords and key phrases.
The online gripe about Pinterest is that it can only be acquired from invitation. Then again, one can request an invite from a user registered on Pinterest. The invite should be received after a few days.
By then you can create an account and login through social networking sites like Twitter. You can also have the option of logging in via email to connect with friends or followers faster.
After accessing the main profile, you can choose among the plethora of default boards constructed with colourful themes. These can be personalized according to your taste and interest after you have gotten the hand of pinning. The last step is to organize the pinned photos of links and enjoy a good traffic and unique web design.
So do you think a Pinterest-like design will work for your own website?