12 Most Pintastic Tools to Improve Your Pinning on Pinterest

12 Most Pintastic Tools to Improve Your Pinning on Pinterest

Want to improve your Pinning experience? Measure the reach? Find brand advocates? Find the best images to Pin?

Well, there is a Pinterest tool for that.

Many of these tools are still in beta and are anxiously awaiting the Pinterest API to further enhance what they currently offer. I have not had the opportunity to test all of these and am not endorsing them, but based on their descriptions I think they will improve the way you Pin.

1. Pinterest friendly dashboard

Pinerly is an anaytics dashboard for Pinterest. Users can post content and easily compare virality, reach, and engagement of each campaign. Pinerly offers Pinterest tips, suggested content, and suggested followers. Upcoming features: Pinerly bookmarklet and scheduling.

2. Find what’s hot and trending on Pinterest

Repinly is a Pinterest directory of Top Pinners, Top Boards, trending Pins, and stats.

3. Measure Pinterest user’s influence

You can use Pinpuff to  measure your Pinfluence with the bonus of receiving PinPerks.

4. Measure, monitor, and grow social curation presence

Curalate combines sophisticated image recognition algorithms with scalable big-data technologies, providing comprehensive understanding of a brand’s social curation presence. So how does that work: Monitor brand presence, identify brand advocates, identify and spot trends, see how your efforts stack up to the competition, and detect tweets and Facebook Likes originating from sites like Pinterest while telling you which content is driving traffic.

5. Pinterest influence and analytics

Pinreach gives Pinterest users a score based on your activity. While PinReach does not share their formula they do say that repins have far greater impact on your score than simply pinning something new. Once members start repining your item your score will increase much quicker. Also following 500 members will do far less for your score than having 500 new followers on your account. Again, liking content yourself will do less for your score than when others like your items, as actions made by other members on your account carry much more relevance to your social influence than what you do yourself.

6. Pinterest tracking tool

iGoDigital Pinterest Tracking Tool helps retailers understand and make use of data being collected by Pinterest. Some of the features include: Identify individuals who “pin” products, the popularity of their pins, and determine related revenue associated with their Pinterest activity. Send more targeted and relevant marketing messages based on shoppers’ Pinterest activity, incentivize highly influential Pinterest users who drive significant amounts of site traffic or revenue from their follower base, make more educated merchandising decisions based on products being shared and pinned, use product recommendations as a customer acquisition tool by giving shoppers the opportunity to share them, expose additional preference and taste data to their customers’ profiles and leverage this information to make the shopping experience more personalized, and add Pinterest into the customer lifetime value calculation.

7. Pinterest Facebook tabs

Integrate your Pinterest content and activity into the Facebook environment with a Pinterest tab. Vitrue, Wildfire App, Shoutlet, and WooBox
offer Facebook tabs.

8. Find your website on Pinterest

Quickly find out if any content from your domain has been pinned on Pinterest with PinMe. Another way to find out if you have been Pinned is pinterest.com/source/type your website URL without the www.

9. Browse Facebook like you browse Pinterest

Pinview is a Facebook app that turns your Facebook Timeline into a Pinterest grid.

10. One click discovery

SpinPicks allows users to easily discover visual content from Pinterest, Instagram, Twitpic, Flickr CC, Reddit/R, YouTube, and PicPlz. SpinPicks also adds the ability to pin images directly to your Pinterest boards. SpinPicks doesn’t pull spins from sites like Google.com, Tumblr.com, Bing.com, and Facebook.com to help reduce the number of improperly attributed images. If you sign in with your Pinterest credentials, you are able to repin, like, view the pin on Pinterest, follow the user, follow the board from which the pin came and go to the source of the pin. All directly within SpinPicks.

Another feature of SpinPicks is the “Auto-spin” functionality. Pick a category, check the auto-spin box, sit back, and let SpinPicks show you what awesomeness is out there.

11. Image search

Whether you are looking for the source of an image or want to choose a higher resolution, head over to Google Image Search.

You can enter the URL for the photo or upload the image. Hit search and you will find more sources for the image. If you are looking for a bigger image select more sizes in the left sidebar. is another reverse image search engine with a plugins for Firefox, IE, Chrome, Opera, and Safari. Give it an image and it will tell you where the image appears on the web.

12. Post any text on the web

Add Pin A Quote to your bookmarks bar to so that you can easily Pin any text from any website. Highlight the selected text, then click Pin A Quote, add the author, and then Pin it on Pinterest. For $1.99 you can upgrade to for custom font, background, text color, and multiple languages.

Bonus!
Pinstamatic Easily Pin add locations, music, quotes, calendar dates, Twitter profile links, sticky notes and websites.

Are you using any of these tools? What did I miss?

Featured image courtesy of CREEPETZ licensed via Creative Commons.


Kelly Lieberman

http://kellylieberman.wordpress.com/

Kelly considers herself a social media sponge. She loves using this medium to connect people & ideas. Coffee addict, rainbow chaser, giving my girls roots & wings. Kelly believes the glass is always half full. And she always plays nice. Kelly is a social media manager and consultant. She works with businesses and organizations to help them grow comfortably social on the inside so that they can better utilize social media platforms. Kelly is also the host of a weekly Pinterest chat, #Pinchat Wednesday on Twitter at 9 PM EST which was featured on Mashable.

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19 comments
Toddlers on Tour
Toddlers on Tour

WOW!!

 

I had no idea there was so much more to Pinterest. and getting the most out of it.

 

Thank you I will be working my way through these over the next few days.

Mark Geisler
Mark Geisler

Kelly...

 

Great content and information!  Pinterest is exploding so fast it's hard to keep up with it all.  Don't know if you've heard of this one or not, but there's a new kid on the block called "Pinlet Magic".  It's just out as a WSO at the moment but I think it's going to listed on ClickBank at a higher price so now is the time to grab it.  I've been using it for a while and I have to say it's a great tool for easily and quickly pinning quotes and pictures, especially when you come across one while your working, because you don't have to leave the page.  You install a pinlet button on your toolbar and whenever you want to grab a quote from any page, you just click it and create the pin in seconds.  It's really easy to use and new features are being added to it daily.  Again... it's called Pinlet Magic...

SmashGirl
SmashGirl

Kelly:  Outstanding article! Finally a story that delivers its promise!

Thank you very much,

SmashGirl

smashgirl.com

dbvickery
dbvickery

These are outstanding finds, Kelly - I'm going to go check out a few over the next couple of days. I know that Pinterest had rapid enough adoption that we ensured we included in our data collections for Pulse Analytics. It's been cool to be giving a demo, and click on an item from Pinterest and have it pull up a user's board showing that our prospective client's product (or food when it comes to restaurants) has been pinned.

susansilver
susansilver

Thanks or Pin Me. I have been adding visual content to my site, but didn't know if any of it was getting pinned. Saw a couple of posts and was really proud of my efforts! It looks like my little graphics are more popular than I thought. 

annelizhannan
annelizhannan

Great list Kelly and I adore your thumbnail pic..it will look great on Pinterest. So many tools to choose from..like a kid in a candy shop

jennykaypollock
jennykaypollock

 @Tribe2point0  awesome list of tools for Pinterest. I only use Pinerly so far -- I can't wait to try the other 11! Thank you for sharing!

Peg Fitzpatrick
Peg Fitzpatrick

Really great list @Tribe2point0 ~ hard to believe there are so many third party apps for Pinterest but it is very hot. Thanks for all the awesome tips. Can't wait to check them all out.

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SharynSheldon
SharynSheldon

Hi Kelly! I have only heard of a few of these, so thanks. Another that I use is called Pin 2 URL. If you type in a URL, it will generate an image of that site that you can then pin. There's a bookmarklet for it too. - Sharyn

Tribe2point0
Tribe2point0

 @Toddlers on Tour Thank you:) So glad you discovered something new. Can't wait to see what you think of the tools after you give them a try. Have fun Pinning!

Tribe2point0
Tribe2point0

 @Mark Geisler Hi Mike:)

 

Thanks so much! So many new tools. Thanks so much for sharing Pinlet Magic will definitely check that out.

Tribe2point0
Tribe2point0

 @SmashGirl Wow! Thanks so much ~ so glad that this delivered:) Hope you find a Pinterest tool that you like as well.  Cheers ~ Kelly

Tribe2point0
Tribe2point0

 @dbvickery Thanks Brian ~ that sounds like a fantastic integration. Great monitoring tool. I will be checking out Pulse Analytics:) Can't wait to hear which tools you find useful.

Tribe2point0
Tribe2point0

 @annelizhannan Thanks so much Anne. Please let me know which ones you like. Pinerly launched their bookmarklet today. 

Tribe2point0
Tribe2point0

 @jennykaypollock Thanks Jenny. I hope that enhance your Pinning experience and look forward to hearing what you think of the others. I really like Pinerly. 

Tribe2point0
Tribe2point0

 @Peg Fitzpatrick Thanks Peggy! So many, so many tools, so little time:) 

Looking forward to hearing which one you find most helpful.

Tribe2point0
Tribe2point0

 @SharynSheldon Sharyn ~ Thank you! Thanks so much for sharing Pin 2 URL, I will definitely try that (love that they have a bookmarklet - makes it so much easier to Pin with). Have a wonderful day and Happy Pinning! Kelly

annelizhannan
annelizhannan

 @Tribe2point0 I have used Pinerly (have bookmarklet), PinReach, SpinPicks, Google Image Search, Pin A Quote and Pinstamatic, PinPro, Snapito and PinView.  I was not crazy about PinView on Facebook but good to try them all.  I will check out the others but I am not operating a business, blog or a brand campaign so my needs are limited. Thanks

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