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Pinterest Available in the AddThis Services Menu (And Some Fun Facts!)

If you already have AddThis on your site, it is now easier than ever to provide your users the ability to share to Pinterest. All you have to do to get Pinterest into the AddThis sharing menu is add a little bit of code so we can grab an image from your page.

Replace the URL of the image the pin is on, and place this within the <HEAD></HEAD> of the page:

<meta property="og:image" content="http://YOUR-DOMAIN.com/IMAGE.jpg"/>

You might even have this line of code already on each page of your site. This open graph tag is used by multiple services, including Pinterest and Facebook, to display an image with the shared content.

We recently discussed the popularity of Pinterest and since, the service has continued to grow. Because we are so enthusiastic about everyone’s penchant for pinning, here are some fun facts from the AddThis network:

  • Content is shared to Pinterest (11%) via mobile devices more than Facebook (7%) and Twitter (9%)
  • Almost 35% of all content shared to Pinterest via AddThis is food. NOM!
  • The US, UK, Canada and Australia are all the most socially engaged countries on Pinterest

Dont forget, we also support the Pinterest “Pin It” button, if that’s your preferred implementation. One of the biggest advantages of leveraging the AddThis Pinterest sharing tools is the great insights you will gain through our analytics about how your users are “pinning” your content.

Now get back to your boards, people.

New Follow Buttons, Including Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram

Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram and FourSquare have all been added as options in the AddThis Follow tools. They join the already available Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn and Vimeo buttons. It is now easier than ever to promote your various social channels on your site and encourage visitors to follow your brand.

As with all our tools, we want to give you insight into how the buttons are performing, so make sure you sign up for the AddThis analytics to see which channels your users are going to and even more than that – which pages on your site are actually generating the followers.

If you have any questions, please feel free to head to our support page and we’ll help you get some answers.

The Rise of Pinterest

If you haven’t heard of Pinterest, you might be living under a rock. The image sharing site has catapulted into the limelight, becoming the hotspot for fashionistas, crafters and all inspiration-searching internet folk.

Lucky for you, AddThis supports the Pin It button, which has become a hot commodity for our users. And who can blame them with Mashable recently reporting the service as a top traffic driver, especially for women’s lifestyle sites.

We even took a dive into our own network’s data and things look as you would expect. Up and to the right:

 

So, don’t be the last one on the bandwagon. Get your AddThis implementation set up with a Pin It button, watch your photos get the inspirational love they deserve and turn that rock you’ve been living under into something like this!

AddThis Now Supports Sharing to Pinterest

This morning we are very excited to announce that AddThis now supports sharing to Pinterest! You can now start pinning interesting and fun images to your board.

Pinterest is a rapidly-growing image sharing social network which according to Businessweek has seen traffic grow 7x in the past 5 months. The site allows users to create “boards” for inspiration and has been furiously adopted by DIY crafters and bloggers.

To get your site set up with a Pinterest button follow the steps here. Please let us know if you have any questions!