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  1. Lollie ~ The Fortuitous Housewife
    October 10, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    Love this new page layout.


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia
      October 12, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

      Thanks, Lollie!


      • Avi
        July 27, 2013 @ 1:33 am

        I agree with Lollie, Cynthia your theme is responsive and is ready for all devices. :)


  2. Mitch Todd
    October 26, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    Cynthia, your website looks fantastic! It looks great on my monitor and my phone (much better looking than my site – I’ve got some work to do).
    Thank you so much for suggesting that I watermark the photos on my site. When the photos are shared or pinned, readers will know where they came from and, maybe, check out my site. Great advice!


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia
      October 26, 2012 @ 8:52 am

      Thanks so much Mitch! Please let me know if there is anything I can to to help you with your site. I’ll be sure to Pin your images and videos to my Nerds United group board and my Yes, I’m a geek board. http://pinterest.com/CynthiaPins/ Are you on Pinterest?


  3. Jim Munchbach
    January 14, 2013 @ 8:37 pm

    Love your site. Can I ask what theme you used? Or, who developed this? I heard about you from a member of my PodCastMasterMind…



    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      January 14, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

      Thanks, Jim! I use a theme called iFeature 4. You can find it at http://cyberchimps.com/. It’s really easy to customize and move around in and the support forums are really active. Another thing I really like about it is how great it looks on mobile devices.

      I used the free version for a long time and the paid one is a one time payment of $40. They are up to version 5 now but I haven’t made the upgrade yet.

      Might I ask who told you about me?

      Let me know if I can help



  4. Judy Belmont
    January 19, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    Hi – I can not seem to find an answer to a very simple question – To be more searchable for the inspirational quote area should I put # before words such as # inspirational or #inspiration, #quote or just inspirational quotes, for example? I am starting a community group account – can the name of the Community group have a # before inspirational quotes to get more traffic? Does the # help? THanks!


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      January 19, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

      Hi Judy, thank you for your question and congratulations on your Pinterest success!

      From what I’ve seen and tried, #’s don’t seem to make much of a difference when it comes to board’s names. What seems to matter most to make the board more searchable, is that the board’s name and the words used in the description contain the keywords you want to be found for. For example, the name of the board should include ‘inspirational quotes’ and the same phrase repeated in the board’s description.

      In Pinterest #’s are really powerful when you can create one that is unique and use it in a pin’s description and use it repeatedly. For example, in contests done on Pinterest there is often a requirement to include a unique hashtag in the entry pin’s description so the entries can be tracked.

      I wrote about a contest on the blog and I had to use this # to enter: #lionesquestyle. http://www.ohsopinteresting.com/lionesque-style-and-bazaart-pinterest-contest/

      The # is clickable within the pin’s description and when clicked, it pulls up the other pins that use the the same # in their description. If you could come up with one unique to your community and encourage the members to use it in their pin descriptions, that would probably be your best bet.

      I hope this makes sense and if I can answer any other Pinterest questions, please, just ask. :)


  5. Judy Belmont
    January 19, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    THanks so much – great answer and very helpful!


  6. Md Ebrahim shah
    February 15, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    A nice platform to know about pinterest.all of your post is fantastic.Thank you to give us such a great site.


  7. Money Saving Enthusiast
    March 3, 2013 @ 3:38 pm

    This page looks wonderful! Love it!


  8. Maria Sself
    March 26, 2013 @ 12:54 am

    Wow, Cynthia! I just set down, and while I was “Pinteresting” (aka surfing pinterest;-) I was listening to your podcast. What an amazing job you’re doing!
    I was almost “dragged” to using pinterest (long story) back in April-May of last year. Back then I already had my blog but still barely used pinterest. But as I was getting more and more addicted to it I got to realize how much power it can have in attracting traffic to your site – even to a non-niche personal blog like mine. And then a few weeks ago I just set down, laid out a plan of how I’m going to use pinterest effectively for my blog and then went ahead and followed that plan for about four days and my traffic jumped within that week from a few hundred daily pageviews to about 2.5 – 4K (and keep growing)!!! And that’s given I’ve never made ANY promotion efforts outside of my blog before and that I ONLY pin posts from my blog, because I have a separate pinterest account that I set up for all of my personal random inspirations (I honestly thought people would start unfollowing me if I pin that to my “official” pinterest;-)! And then I thought “there must be people who are already teaching that!”. I remembered listening to Social Media Examiner podcast and you called with a question and I had that site name – Oh So Pinteresting – in my head ever since. I’m really glad there are people like you, Cynthia, that are talking about all the power that pinterest has. It’s a truly phenomenal tool, and I can see your site getting REALLY huge very soon;-)))


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      March 26, 2013 @ 10:18 am


      Congratulations on your Pinterest success!!! Hearing about it is music to my ears. :)

      It looks like your use of group board participation and your blog specific boards is a strategy that’s working rally well for you. I’d love to hear more about your blogging and pinning adventures. Your blog has such a unique look to it. I’d love to feature your story here.

      Let me know what you think.



      • Maria Sself
        March 26, 2013 @ 12:40 pm

        Thank you for such a prompt and lovely reply, Cynthia! It would most certainly be my honor to be featured on your site (are you kidding me?!;-) Well, I’m not “professional” though and haven’t taken advantage of everything pinterest has to offer, but I’ll be happy to share a few things that I have implemented – both on my site as well as on pinterest (yes, group boards are a big part of it;-) that seem to have worked pretty well for me and I know they can work for your audience also.
        Again, thank you so incredibly much, Cynthia!


        • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
          March 27, 2013 @ 9:11 am

          Awesome, Maria! Send me an email at ohsopinteresting(at)gmail(dot)com and we can work out the details.


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  10. Jacobus
    April 26, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    Hi Cynthia,

    I read your reply about your theme and that it comes from cyberchimps. I clicked the link in the comment but it states this site no longer exists or is moved. Is this correct? Love your theme and wanted to check into it. By the way, I got here through Google +. Somebody mentioned you are an expert on Pinterest and I have been reading some of your posts about it. You have a great website. Kudos!


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      April 26, 2013 @ 2:58 pm

      Hi, thanks so much for coming by and asking. It looks like CyberChimps has made some changes recently and that may be why the link is broken. The theme I use is called iFeature.

      Thanks for letting me know about the broken link, I’ll get that fixed. :)


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  12. Frank Cseh
    May 8, 2013 @ 2:06 pm

    Finally we have a Pinterest expert who cares!
    Please check your email Cyntia.


  13. Jason Vickery
    May 22, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    Hi Cynthia, I just wanted to let you know I’ve been enjoying listening to your podcast, and I heard about it by listening to Leslie Samuel’s podcast episode when you were a guest of his. Great job and I wish you continued success! I’m soooo glad I discovered Pinterest and the other online resources I’ve come across lately, as I’m pumped to enter the online business field! Thanks again for all you do!


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      May 22, 2013 @ 9:14 am

      Wow, Jason I’m s flattered by your kind words, thank you! Leslie is an incredible person, he’s got some great tips about blogging. I was thrilled to be on his podcast.

      Congratulations on your launch!


  14. Lucy Jennings
    May 22, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    Thank you for the “hangout” last night! I was so lucky to be able to ask questions, you are very generous!

    I found out about you only recently, through Leslie Samuel. I’m learning to hone down on who I follow and take advice from, you and Leslie are gems. You truly care about your followers.

    I’m lookig foward to learning more from you!

    Thanks again,

    Lucy Jennings


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      May 22, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

      Lucy, you are very welcome! I had a great time and hope to do it again soon. Hopefully, I figure out the Hangout scheduling process before the next one ;)

      Leslie is awesome, I was lucky enough to meet up with him a couple of times and he’s just as great in person as he sounds on his podcast.

      I really think you can have some great success with Pinterest please let me know if you have any questions along the way.


  15. Jordy
    May 24, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    Cynthia, thanks for your wonderful response to my comment earlier. I thought I’d offer a suggestion for your site. You can install a plugin from WordPress that will allow your readers to be notified when a response to their comment has been posted. The one I use is called “Subscribe To Comments” by Mark Jaquith. This will increase the interaction from your readers. I had to actually bookmark the page this morning in order to return and read your comment. Had I not bookmarked it…perhaps I would have never returned…juts an idea! Your doing an excellent job with this site.



    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      May 24, 2013 @ 4:10 pm

      Thanks Jordy, I thought that was a available feature of my theme. I will get that plugin installed soon!


  16. Ermelinda
    May 27, 2013 @ 2:48 am

    Lo he leído entero y he de decir que me ha entusiasmado.
    ¡Buen trabajo!.


  17. Leni Reed Nazare
    June 23, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

    Hi Cynthia, I just started listening to your podcasts! Because of you, I have become interested in Pinterest and am already convinced that Pinterest is key to helping my food/recipe blog, http://monamifood.wordpress.com, get more traffic. My question relates to the Pinterest button. The button you are using at the top of this page looks different than the Pinterest button provided through WordPress. Is one button better than another? And if the button you have used is better, then can you please tell me how to substitute that button for the WordPress button I use now? Thanks so much! Leni


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      June 24, 2013 @ 1:31 pm

      Hi Leni,

      Thank you so much for tuning in to the podcast and for your question. I think Pinterest could be very helpful in bringing traffic to your food/recipe blog. 20% of the most popular pins on Pinterest are in the DIY and food categories.

      As far as Pin it button, I use a WordPress plug in called Pinterest “pin it” button by Phil Derksen. I have the pro version that allows you to add the hover option and customize the look of the button, there’s also a free version. You can find it here (affiliate link).

      You should be able to deactivate your other Pinterest button and activate the new one pretty easily. Phil offers great suppor if you have any installation questions.

      If you don’t mind me asking, how did you find my podcast?


  18. David Gill
    June 26, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    Most of my pins on Pinterest are unsearchable and remain unsearchable. I am wondering if you have encountered. I have asked about this repeatedly at the Pinterest help center and been told that, yes, it can take time for a pin or board to be findable thru google. But much of my material is still not findable after 6 months or more, is not findable with search on the Pinterest page, is not present in the Everything feed and on occasion when someone has repinned my pin it will show in search but my original pin will not. I have had very few repins because very few people are finding my material. May I ask if you have come across this problem previously and if you know of any remedy. Yes, Search Privacy is set to OFF and no I am not being blocked by Pinterst. It’s very frustrating…any suggestion would be great.


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      June 26, 2013 @ 1:15 pm


      I’m not sure what makes some pins and boards appear in Google’s search results and some not. It would be figuring out both Google’s and Pinterest’s algorithms we’d be rich if we could do that! :)

      From what I have seen it’s the pins and boards that have the same keyword used in the pin’s descriptions and in the board titles.

      Also, as my account grows it seems that my pins are being found and are repinned more often. Sorry I don’t have a more definitive helpful answer for you.


      • Carolyn Sutton
        June 27, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

        I’m glad I just read the above post because my question is kinda related.
        My husband (Keith) and I have chosen Google+ and Pinterest to begin social media marketing for our very new business. Keith is a photographer.
        Keith had already posted photos on both of the sites before we realized we needed more info on the images, and that we could link them between the two sites. Until we establish a website we’re using Google + to drive traffic.
        Currently the process we are following is as follows:
        -take the image off of both sites – add titles and metadata in LR5 (for better SEO)
        -repost the image first on Google +; then link it to Pinterest (with the handydandy Pinterest button). However, here’s the problem with this process – the post is still showing on peoples pages who had previously +/Liked the photos, but the photo does not show in the original Like post. My assumption is that we somehow broke the link during our process of reposting.
        Here’s the question – can you suggest another process that will allow us to add info & link the already posted images ? Or, should we just leave these posts as they are and carry on from here ?Gratefully, we don’t have a lot of images posted yet because this is all still very new to us.
        Finally, to David, we found that when we titled the images the same in Google + and Pinterest we actually started showing up in Google searches.
        Thanks for any suggestions you can offer Cynthia. And, keep up all your great work in getting the Pinterest word out there !


        • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
          June 27, 2013 @ 2:30 pm


          I’m a bit confused by “the post is still showing on peoples pages who had previously +/Liked the photos, but the photo does not show in the original Like post. ”

          Can you explain this part a bit more?


          • Carolyn Sutton
            June 27, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

            When the photos were originally posted on Google + a few people +/Liked and/or commented on them. This would create a post on their Google + page showing the photo and comment. But when we deleted the photo from our Google + album, and then reposted it (with the new name and metadata), their original post w/ comment no longer shows the photo, just the comment and a big minus sign in the middle of the original post.
            Sorry for not explaining that correctly the first time Cynthia.

          • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
            June 28, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

            Ok, it’s all clear now Carolyn. When you removed the picture you deleted the source for the other person’s post. Even though you uploaded the same image Google doesn’t know that it’s the same image it sees it as a new on even if you hadn’t changed anything. The same thing would happen if I embedded one of your Pinterest pins on my blog. If you deleted it the embedded pin on my blog would be broken because each pin has a unique URL, even if it is the same image from the same place.

            Best to leave what is already posted alone and make future posts optimized with titles and metadata. There really is’t anything you can do with the images already posted fro the ones that have been liked and shared.

            I got to take a peek at his work, absolutely beautiful!

  19. Carolyn Sutton
    June 28, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

    I hoped there might be a way around deleting the source. I’ll remember this as we move forward. I did learn that linking the photos between Google + and Pinterest does give us better SEO though. So it wasn’t a great waste of effort.
    I greatly appreciate your taking the time to answer my long-winded question Cynthia. I plan on adding, “Writing 101″ to my already lengthy list of To Do’s for starting a photography business.
    Happy to hear you enjoyed Keith’s photos. Stay tuned, there’s more to come. :-)


  20. Leni Reed Nazare
    July 6, 2013 @ 6:10 am

    Hi Cynthia,
    Can you tell me what happens when you change a photo (on your blog) that’s already been pinned by others? For example, I want to replace the photos in one of my older blog posts with new and better photos. Since the photos in the old blog post have already been pinned by other people, what will happen to their pins? And what will happen to the link to my blog? Should I maybe refrain from doing this? Thanks in advance for your thoughts! Leni


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      July 6, 2013 @ 5:31 pm


      If the pin links back to your blog post and not to the individual image, you should be fine. This automatically happens when people use the pin it button in their toolbar or the one on your page. Don’t do anything that will affect the URL of your blog posts like changing the titles.

      Thanks so much for your question,



  21. Kern Ramsdell
    July 14, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    I love the podcast. It is amazing in content and in quality!!! You have helped me learn all about Pinterest, and how important it can be. I need more!!! Thanks so much for the hard work I know you are putting into this!
    Kern Ramsdell


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      July 14, 2013 @ 7:57 pm

      Thanks Kern!

      I really appreciate your kind words and I’m so glad you’re enjoying it. If you have any specific questions about Pinterest that I can help you with, just let me know. Remember, the Oh So Pinteresting voicemail line is always open. 773-669-7461


  22. Emily
    July 23, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    Hi! oh this is so helpful. Can you tell me why my pinterest account isn’t searchable? If I log into someone elses personal pinterest, my business one can’t be found and none of my pin “titles” can be searched either. does this mean that no one will see anything I pin?



    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      July 23, 2013 @ 10:53 pm


      I’m sorry to say that that isn’t a problem I’ve run into before. Is your account pretty new? I know it sometimes takes a while for content to be indexed on Pinterest.

      Thanks for stopping by and for your question.


      • C.E.
        August 10, 2013 @ 11:19 pm

        Actually, I’m having the exact same problem. My page is new, so it’s fine if I just need to wait a while, but I’ve read on other sites of people remaining unsearchable for a year! And I double checked my settings–definitely not set on search privacy. I am doubtful that it’s because of the newness–I am able to find one pinner whose account name shares a word with mine that doesn’t have ANY pins, but his or her page still shows up in my search. I’m worried no one will ever be able to find my page except via direct link. Please help!


        • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
          August 12, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

          C.E. this sounds like an issue to bring up to Pinterest through their help enter. https://en.help.pinterest.com/

          I tried searching by both your username and your account name and no luck. I also searched for you on Google with no luck either. Please keep me up to date on this. Hope it gets resolved soon.


          • C.E.
            August 12, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

            Thanks so much! I have just heard back from the Pinterest help center and they say it is nothing to do with being flagged as a spammer or anything like that. They suggested it is most likely just a delay that will resolve itself. I will update if that is the case, but I’ve heard from others on boards like this that the issue, once present, often does not go away spontaneously.

          • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
            August 13, 2013 @ 8:51 am

            C.E. I hope your’s is fixed soon. Good luck!

          • C.E.
            August 15, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

            Good news! The problem resolved itself. It took longer than the Pinterest Help Center thought it would, but after 6 days my account appears in searches and is also updating properly (to indicate whose boards I have repinned from, which was not working previously). If anyone is worried about this problem with a new account, just be aware it may take about a week to naturally resolve on its own. After that, consider that you might have a problem.

            Thanks for your help and advice, Cynthia.

          • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
            August 19, 2013 @ 3:06 pm

            I’m so glad to hear this issue was resolved for you. It’s mind boggling why some things online happen in an instant and others need a lot more time. Thanks for keeping me updated :)

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  24. Carolyn Sutton
    July 27, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    Hello Cynthia !
    I’m in the beginning stage of creating a blog and/or website and, while I learn, I’m starting to search for a color scheme. While searching Pinterest for ideas I noticed people creating color schemes from images. Example, at the bottom of an image there are color swatches. Would you happen to know how this is done ?
    Carolyn Sutton


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      July 30, 2013 @ 12:05 am

      Hi Carolyn,

      You might be seeing the color swatches from images created on Design Seeds . I love these things. I gave a whole Pinterest board dedicated to color palettes like these.

      Hope this helps,



      • Carolyn Sutton
        July 30, 2013 @ 7:48 am

        The Design Seeds site is nice, great for getting my creative color juices flowing. And, your Color Pallet Inspiration Pinterest board is simply gorgeous, I’ll be sure to follow. Thanks for the direction Cynthia :-)


  25. Anna
    August 5, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

    Hello Cynthia from Anna in Amsterdam, the Netherlands!

    I recently discovered your amazing podcasts through the Social Media Examiner. I have already listened to several of your podcasts and learned SO much, but I’ve not managed to listen to them all yet, so I apologise if you have already covered my question. Feel free to send me a link if I the answer is already out there.

    Thanks to your advice I have started pinning items my clients might find useful. As I specialise in children’s portraiture, my target market is families, and as I am an artist I have pinned a lot of children’s craft activities, arts and crafts for mums too. I also have several boards on Children’s clothes, parties, rainy day activities as so on. As a mum myself I had already pinned most of these before I started thinking about pinning for my business.

    I’m seeing a rise in the number of follows to my boards for parents, however not many people are choosing the “follow all” button. As I keep my art on separate boards, those ones are not getting followed so much yet (it’s early days I know) and I am wondering if I should create a board for portrait art, to help drive those interested in that to follow it and therefore see my work in their Pinterest feed. My concern is that by doing this I will pin other portrait artists who are my direct competition, or that by contrast my own work might not look so good next to the people I admire (It’s hard to be objective about my own art here!).

    So to summarise my looooong question (sorry about that!)
    – Should I create a board that contained my own work and my competition? Or is simply being out there are pinning for my business enough to drive more people to see my art?

    Many, many thanks for all that you do. I listen to your podcasts when I cycle to yoga in the evenings. You have inspired me so much!



    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      August 6, 2013 @ 2:35 pm

      Hi Anna,

      Thanks so much for stopping by, your kind words and your question.

      “Should I create a board that contained my own work and my competition?” – Yes but not your direct competition. In your line of work as a photographer, you can pin the work of others located out of your immediate area for inspiration on poses or props but they really aren’t your competition since they are so far away. I would also figure out a way on how to incorporate your work onto some of your other more popular boards. For example a blog post about getting your child ready for a portrait session would go nicely on both your business board and your parenting board.

      Hope this helps.


      -Make sure to listen to episode 27 of the podcast, I’ll be including your question there :)


      • Anna
        August 7, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

        Oh my goodness I’m getting included in your podcast?!! *faints* wow! What an honour!


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      August 6, 2013 @ 2:42 pm


      I just saw what an amazing artist you are. I thought you meant photography. I still think my answer will work for you because you are an artist and your style differs from other’s. You can still offer parents advice on selecting which image to use or even team up with a photographer on a group board.


      • Anna
        August 7, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

        Thank you so much for your advice Cynthia! I really appreciate it. And for your kind words about my art :)


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  27. Chattooga River
    September 11, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    Are you located anywhere near the southeast? I’d love to have you out to come speak on Pinterest but I’m guessing travel expenses would be an additional cost?


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      September 11, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

      I’m located in Texas and would love to speak to your group. Traveling expenses are an additional cost. A webinar might be a solution.


  28. Patrick OConnell
    December 5, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

    I asked you in a PM this question- but maybe others know: How do I put a FB icon/App in my Pinterst board so people can click on it and be taken to my FB page! Thank you! Patrickn


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      December 5, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

      Hi Patrick sorry I guess I missed your message. Unfortunately at this time it isn’t possible to link to Facebook pages only to personal profiles. You can do this by clicking the pencil icon in your account profile box. Thanks for your question.


  29. Corline
    December 19, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    Hi Synthia. I can not seem to chance my boardcovers ? With the new pinterest upgrade, the option is no longer there
    Many thanks


  30. Tay
    December 30, 2013 @ 2:18 pm

    Hey Cynthia, I sent you an email weeks ago…probably over a month now about your podcast not working for me. I want to tell you that I finally was able to hear them, but I am quite disappointed that you never responded to my email.


  31. Cori Warner
    January 26, 2014 @ 9:30 pm

    found your site, great information and I’ve followed you on blog-lovin. Thanks for the great info, and for the recommendation on the broken link checker, very helpful!!


  32. Ryan Parker
    March 8, 2014 @ 9:25 am

    Hi Cynthia,
    I have been resisting using pinterest, not sure why. Now that I am interested in using it for my site should I try and go back to optimize previous pictures from the site for pinterest? OR, should I just forge ahead from this point forward? Keep up the great work.
    take care,


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      March 9, 2014 @ 11:05 am

      Hi Ryan,

      This is a very common question. As time and resources allows, I would say yes, go back and optimize those puppies and pin them again to Pinterest. It’s a great way to bring new life to older content. There’s no rush to get it all done at once, just as you have time.

      By the way, I love the way your site is looking! Can’t wait to dive into your podcast.


  33. Lance
    September 5, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

    Hi Cynthia–listened today to your latest podcast where you discuss new developments with Pinterest. I just started using promoted pins and the process is a little clunky compared to Facebook, which I’m used to. My first promoted pins were rejected because they contained price info. Pinterest wants advertisers to use rich pins if they want to show prices. I took a look and it’s beyond my technical ability, but I would love for you or one of your guest to cover that if possible, and other strategies for pin promotion and targeting.

    Once I removed the prices, the pins were automatically resubmitted, and approved.

    My wife makes reversible dresses (patriciagambis.com) and I promoted two of her dresses that feature two Florida college football teams (Seminoles[FSU] and Gators [UF]). We’ll see how it goes. Another question. I have an entire board for each dress: will Pinterest allow me to leave the price information in the board description, after I remove it from a pin that is within that board. Thanks!


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      September 8, 2014 @ 7:13 pm

      Hi Lance,

      Congrats on getting your promoted pins approved. Please keep me updated on how they work for you.

      I haven’t heard of Pinterest having any problems with including prices in board descriptions.

      Thanks for stopping by :)


  34. Brooke
    November 14, 2014 @ 3:38 pm

    Thank you for all of your tips, they are so helpful!! I am new to business pinning. I have noticed some pins have bold titles with a line separating the title from the description. They look clean and the title sticks out to the eye. How do I do that? Thanks! :)


  35. Nancy | Ramsons & Bramble
    December 15, 2014 @ 2:58 am

    Hi Cynthia!

    First of all, I love your podcast – I have listened to them all one after the other for the past two weeks!

    I had a question I didn’t hear answered in your podcasts – apologies if I missed it somehow. I have been an avid Pinterest user for a couple of years and have many pins, on about 170 boards.

    More recently, I have started using Pinterest to promote my food blog and I am concerned that I have too many boards. I really like sub-dividing information and have found this the best way to keep track of all my pins, but do you think this could have a negative effect on attracting new followers? I have moved my most important boards to the top recently. Most of the boards are about food, but I also have quite a lot about home decoration that I would be sad to see go. Finally, I have consolidated and deleted some boards, but as all my boards seem to have individual followers, every time I do that I lose followers.

    Any advice would be much appreciated!




    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      January 8, 2015 @ 8:53 am

      Hi Nancy,

      So sorry for my delayed response but I’m just getting caught up from the holidays. Thanks a bunch for listening to the show :)

      I don’t think that having so many boards will have a negative effect on attracting new followers. If you really want to use your account to build your blog and your business that’s where your focus should be so I wouldn’t be too concerned about deleting a board that isn’t related to your business and loosing a few followers.

      Hope this helps.

      All the best,

      Cynthia :)


  36. Jenna
    December 20, 2014 @ 9:43 am


    I am making my way through all your podcasts during my daily work commute. I am almost caught up. Thank you for such great content and I absolutely love the variety of your guests!

    Will you be hosting your workshop in 2015? I am ready to get further into the weeds with Pinterest.

    Thank you,


    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      January 8, 2015 @ 8:48 am

      Hi Jenna,

      So sorry for the delayed response, I’m just getting caught up from the holidays. Thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, I will be hosting more workshops in 2015. I’m in the process of revamping it to make it even better this year. I’ll be sure to keep you updated.




  37. John Chuang
    December 23, 2014 @ 9:46 pm

    Hi Cynthia,

    First of all Happy Holidays! :)

    My name is John from Singapore, & I’m a regular listener to your podcast. Really enjoy your podcast & the many topics you’ve shared about using Pinterest, can’t wait to get more good stuff from you in 2015! :)

    Have a few quick questions to ask you about promoting affiliate offers via Pinterest:

    (1) Can we promote affiliate products & offers directly via Pinterest, by either “cloaking”(i.e. hiding) our affiliate links or using URL shorteners?
    (2) Can we promote products & offers from any of the popular affiliate networks (e.g. Clickbank, JVZoo), or are some of them disallowed or even banned by Pinterest?
    (3) If we’re not allowed to promote affiliate products or offers at all, what would be the alternative method of promoting such products & offers via our pins & re-pins?

    Looking forward to your reply, thanks.



    • Cynthia Sanchez Cynthia Sanchez
      January 8, 2015 @ 8:45 am

      Hi John, So sorry for the delayed reply but I’m Just getting caught up fro the holidays.

      Thank you so much for listening to the show :)

      Affiliate links are not very welcome on Pinterest. URL shorteners a marked as spam. The best way to promote those products is to create content about them such as a review or informational blog post and include your affiliate links there.

      Happy New Year!


  38. miriam
    May 19, 2015 @ 2:22 pm

    hi, please I have a question, does the number of followers you get daily amount to the more exposure and engagement or it doesn’t. the reason why I am asking, is because on my pinterest page I get a daily of 1-2 followers everyday I guess it little or nothing . But what does it mean.
    Also how are these followers able find me, since I have posted a pin in a while and what might be the implications of not posting consistently on pinterest apart from the fact that doesn’t optimize for search engine.
    look forward to hearing your BIG piece of advise…I cant wait to hear from you.


  39. Cathy
    May 22, 2015 @ 12:44 pm

    Hi Cynthia,
    I have been listening to your podcast since the beginning and love it!
    I have a question for you about Pinterest. Is there a way to find out what the top pins are in any particular category?


  40. Katrina
    August 16, 2015 @ 12:40 am

    Left you a personal message Ms Cynthia! Hoping I could here back from you soon. I am really awed about your success! Sending love and appreciation from the Philippines! God bless :D


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