We've just launched a Pinterest Pin It button for the photos on your Jimdo site. Now it's easier than ever to share photos on JimdoPages.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but only if other people see it. But you know that already. Which is why you have Facebook and Twitter share buttons on your website, to make it easy for people to pass along your interesting content to their virtual friends. Web-savvy as you are, you've probably already added a Pinterest button, too. Right?
Pinterest is an image-sharing network new to the world of social sharing. But what it lacks in history, it more than makes up for in acceleration. The difference between Pinterest and other social sharing websites is its image-first focus. Users post photos and videos, and other people can re-pin them or like them. There is a description area underneath, but with Pinterest, it's the image that counts.
Now when you add a new Photo, Text with Photo, or Photo Gallery element to a JimdoPage, just click on the Pinterest box to enable pinning. It looks like the picture to the right. Then, when your visitors want to Pin one of your photos, they'll see a Pin It button appear when they hover over that photo on your website.
Depending on your website (and business), Pinterest could either be a godsend or rather unimportant. Online store owners with cool products could definitely capitalize on the pinning trend. Photographers, illustrators, and anyone who makes pretty things will benefit more from pinning than, say, a tax advisor.
We've got a bit of a start-up crush on Pinterest at the moment, so we cancertainly understand the hype. We even started creating a few Jimdo Pinterest boards. Check us out and feel free to re-pin or follow us, we don't mind. Also let us know if you have cool stuff on Pinterest that you want to share, as we love discovering new images!