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Filling out your profile page


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Up and Running with Pinterest

with Justin Seeley

Video: Filling out your profile page

Once you've verified your email and returned back to the Pinterest site, it's time to fill out your profile. This is where you fill out information about yourself so that people know who you are and what you're all about. This is also where you can add your profile picture. In order to access your profile on Pinterest, simply navigate to the top-right hand corner and click on your name. Once you do that, it's going to take you to your Pinterest page and you can then fill out the information that's available to you. You do that by hitting Edit Profile. Once you are on the Edit Profile screen, you can do things like change your email address, alter your email notification settings-- meaning if someone like something that you post to Pinterest or if somebody starts following you, et cetera, how will you get that email or will you get that email at all? You can change your password.

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Up and Running with Pinterest
1h 13m Beginner Aug 29, 2012 Updated Mar 18, 2013

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Pinterest is a social media tool that allows you to bookmark content around the web in a visually pleasing arrangement. In this course, author Justin Seeley illustrates the basics of setting up and managing a Pinterest account and explores ideas for finding inspiration. Fill out your profile, add friends, and start pinning. Discover how to share activity on Facebook and Twitter, add your own image and video pins, and plan for activities like a wedding or vacation. The course also covers pinning on the go with the iOS and Android apps.

Topics include:
  • Setting up a new account
  • Finding friends
  • Understanding boards and pins
  • Following other users
  • Creating and editing boards
  • Rearranging and deleting boards
  • Following proper pinning etiquette
  • Aggregating inspiration or ideas
  • Browsing and purchasing gifts
Subjects:
Business Online Marketing Social Networks SEO
Software:
Pinterest
Author:
Justin Seeley

Filling out your profile page

Once you've verified your email and returned back to the Pinterest site, it's time to fill out your profile. This is where you fill out information about yourself so that people know who you are and what you're all about. This is also where you can add your profile picture. In order to access your profile on Pinterest, simply navigate to the top-right hand corner and click on your name. Once you do that, it's going to take you to your Pinterest page and you can then fill out the information that's available to you. You do that by hitting Edit Profile. Once you are on the Edit Profile screen, you can do things like change your email address, alter your email notification settings-- meaning if someone like something that you post to Pinterest or if somebody starts following you, et cetera, how will you get that email or will you get that email at all? You can change your password.

You can set your default Language. You have the ability to choose between English, Spanish, and Portuguese. If I click away from that, you can also choose your First Name and Last Name. Your Username can also be changed. This is how people will access your profile in a web browser, so you can see here, my username is justinslynda. So my address is http://pinterest.com/whatever my username is. If I want to change this, I can change it at any given time. You can also say whether or not you're male or female.

You can give some information about yourself. So I can say, "I'm a staff author for lynda.com." My location, Ventura California; my website address, justinseeley.com. Now I also have the ability to upload an image to use as my profile picture, or I can refresh from Facebook. If you logged in to your account using Facebook or Twitter, this will automatically show your profile picture from those respective services.

If you would like to change it, simply click Upload an Image > Choose File, find a picture of yourself, open it up, Pinterest will then upload it, and you can use that as your profile picture. Directly underneath that, you have options for controlling your Facebook and Twitter information on Pinterest. I'll cover both of those independently in their own movie. Then you also have the ability to hide your profile from search engines. Basically what this means is, if someone were to go to a search engine like Google or Bing and type in your name, would your Pinterest profile be searchable and show up in the results? If you would like for that to happen, you can turn that on; if you don't, leave it turned off.

At the bottom, you have the ability to also deactivate your account. This will take you off of Pinterest, if you feel like it's not for you. Once you've made all the changes that you need to make on this page, click Save Profile. Once you've click Save Profile, all of your information is saved and should be reflected in your profile information: my name, my description, also my website address is here, a link to my Facebook profile, and then of course where I am in the world. So take the time and fill out your profile as detailed as you can.

That's the easiest way for people to find you and to learn more about you as you continue to use this service.

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Q: This course was updated on 3/18/2013. What changed?
A: This is a limited update to keep the course current with recent changes to Pinterest. Justin identified four updates, which are covered in Chapter 6, "Using Pinterest on the Go":

1. Secret boards
2. Business account features
3. Minor app changes and refinements
4. Using Pinterest on mobile devices
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