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How to Search For Someone On Pinterest

How to Search for Someone on Pinterest by @mcngmarketing. Read all about it at www.MCNGmarketing.com/how-to-search-someone-on-pinterest

 

Have you ever tried to look for someone on Pinterest and found it was a  bit of a challenge? Pinterest’s search engine can be a bit confusing considering there are so many different types of search that are available within Pinterest, both on the mobile apps and the desktop version.

Part of the challenge of trying to find someone on Pinterest is that the default search results lead to searching for pins.

This tutorial will show you step by step on how to search for someone on Pinterest with the desktop version of Pinterest.




How to Search For Someone On Pinterest

If you try to go directly to Pinterest.com to use the search box, and you’re not logged in, you won’t find it there. I’m going to assume that you do have an account and that you’re logged into Pinterest, or else Pinterest will show you a sign up box.

When searching for anything on Pinterest, by default, you will be searching for pins on the desktop version of Pinterest. This means even if you do type in someone’s name such as Martha Stewart, the DIY queen, you’re going to get results for pins.

When I typed in the her name in the search, many of the pins shown from the results do come from Martha Stewart’s website, however, they aren’t pinned directly from her Pinterest account. Making this difficult.

What you need to do to find Martha Stewart’s Pinterest account is to switch it to Pinners which is the silver box on the very right hand side.

How to search for someone on Pinterest

 

Once I typed in Martha Stewart, I was able to find her, and many of her relevant businesses that are on Pinterest. And I was able to find other Pinterest users who also had the name Martha Stewart in their Pinterest name as well, and that’s how you find someone on Pinterest.

 

How to Search for Someone on Pinterest

You can also search for someone with the Pinterest app in the same manner. Locate the search tool on the mobile app and ensure that after you’ve typed in a person’s name, that you choose the pinner option. This is because by default, it will search for pins instead of Pinterest users.

The hardest part about looking for someone on Pinterest, is if the person doesn’t have their first and last name in their Pinterest account.

THEN, this becomes a bit of challenge looking for her. If you can’t find someone by their first and last name in the pinner search with Pinterest, see if you can find them through the business that she runs.

This was the case for myself. For the longest time people were looking to connect with me on my Pinterest account, but the challenge was that my business account didn’t have my own name in it. And so many of my friends, and some influential pinners ended up following my personal account which I use much less.

That’s when I learned that it was important to optimize the name on my profile to have both my personal name and business name in case people were looking for me. This is vitally important for people who are soloproneurs.

With those simple tips, you should be able to find the person you’re looking for. There’s also the chance that the person you’re looking for doesn’t have a Pinterest account. It’s actually not that unusual for even big social media companies not to have a Pinterest account.

Well, whomever you are looking for on Pinterest, I hope you find them. Feel free to drop me a line in the comments if you have any further questions about trying to find a user on Pinterest.

 

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Find Pinterest Group Boards Easily With This Tool

How to Easily Find Group Boards on PInterest by Vincent Ng of MCNGmarketing.com It can be a real struggle trying to gain followers for your Pinterest account when starting off. When I first started, I was lucky to get followers due to timing. Pinterest was getting a lot of coverage at the time because it was recognized as the fastest independent website to reach 10 million monthly unique visits in the U.S. And a lot of Facebook friends joined, and so we added each other on Pinterest, and that’s how I gained my first 50 for my MCNG Marketing account.

But I wanted to gain more followers, and I remember listening to a podcast hosted by Cynthia Sanchez,of Oh So Pinteresting, that talked about the power of group boards.

Pinterest Group Boards Can Be Amazing

I was so enamoured by this concept of group boards. It wasn’t just me. Those evil spammers were getting in on the action as well. I was getting group board invites left and right for some of the most ridiculous topics like baby products. Really, baby products?

Anyway, back in the wild wild west days of Pinterest, spammers and users of Pinterest could invite you to join group boards once they followed at least one board of yours. And so many of the early adopters of group boards were able to send out massive invites and have thousands of collaborators.

Of course Pinterest caught on this, and now Pinterest users have to mutually follow each other before an invite to a group board can be sent. And since this has taken place, there seems to a major pain problem for marketers and businesses,”How do I find group boards on Pinterest?”

The Best Pinterest Group Finder I’ve Experienced So Far

A few months ago there was no real easy way to find group boards. You always had to surf around Pinterest and accidentally bump into them. I did come across a Pinterest group board directory before, but it was still missing the one essential feature that I wanted, which was to preview a group board’s description before visiting the actual group board.

This is because it’s such a hassle to go back and forth to see if the board moderator was open to invitations. And then one day as I was reading an article on Twelveskip about Pinterest, they recommended a resource called PinGroupie.

I was intrigued, especially since I had never heard of anybody else in the world of Pinterest marketing mention the website. And once I checked out there site, it was amazing! It was pingasm moment.

PinGroupie is for Business Owners, Bloggers and Marketers

Walter Weiß, is the wonderful creator of the group board directory PinGroupie. Hard to believe that he created this all by himself. Like me, he finds Pinterest absolutely fascinating.

As a bit of a side note, I’ll be launching my own podcast, Pictures to Profits, in the upcoming months. Walter will be one of my guests and we’ll be talking about how and why he came up with the idea of PinGroupie.

You can check out all the wonderful features about PinGroupie in this YouTube video I created.

PinGroupie allows you to find over 32,000 group boards, the largest of any group board directory I’ve seen to date. You can search for group boards by categories, by search terms in the description, by number of followers and so much more.

The one thing that I really LOVE is that you can preview group board descriptions. This saved me so much time, because I didn’t need to go visit the website to find out whether this board had an e-mail address for me to contact.

How to Find Group Boards on Pinterest by Vincent Ng of MCNG Marketing

Instead it popped up, and guess what, within 1 week, I was able to join another 3 group boards related to business and social media and this allowed me to indirectly gain an additional 13,000 followers, bringing my indirect follower total close to 138,000 people.

I wanted to give really big thank you to Julie Grandbois, a fellow Canadian, and Pinterest user, who lives in the cold region of Edmonton for inviting me to her group boards. She makes stunning crafts and her whimisical blank greeting cards on Etsy are so beautiful, and dare I say, magical.

Do you have a system of finding group boards in your niche? Please share your amazing wisdom with our readers.

Cynthia Sanchez, from Oh So Pinteresting, and I are back at it again. We’re going to be hosting an excellent live online workshop for business owners and bloggers who are looking to drive more traffic to their website. We’ve already opened up registration for the course that Starts on April 30th.

Since this class is taught live, spaces are limited to 20 people. And 12 spots have already been sold. Find out more, check out the course outline. Or you can click on the picture below.

Cynthia Sanchez and Vincent Ng's Pinterest Business Workshop Series