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Removing a Board from Your Pinterest Account

Perhaps you are moving locations and that local board is no longer relevant to your business, maybe you’re getting out of Residential and focusing only on Commercial Real Estate, so you don’t need that big board of Backyards. Whatever the reason, there may come a point where you would like to delete a board from your Pinterest Account. If you have created this board on your own Account, then you do have this ability.

While I would suggest attempting first to repurpose the board- can you perhaps rename it and salvage some of its use? If you find that this board is just no longer in line with your needs, you can see the steps below to remove your board.

There is also the chance you do not own this board. Are you a collaborator to any board? If so you will not have the ability to delete the board in full, however you can remove yourself as a collaborator and thus stop the board from appearing on your Pinterest Account. Scroll below “Deleting a Board on Your Account” for step by step instructions on removing yourself as a collaborator.

Deleting a Board on Your Account

Step One)  Log into your Pinterest account, locate and click on the thumbnail of your profile picture in the top right portion of the screen.

Step Two)  Select “My Profile” from the dropdown menu.

Step Three)  While viewing your Profile, locate the board you would like to delete. Hover on the board and click “Edit”.

Step Four)  Please note that while in this window you can edit the board. If you would like to change the boards name or make it “secret” (visible only to you, the account owner) rather than delete the board entirely, you may do so here and click “Save”.

Step Five) If you are sure you would like to delete the board, locate and click on “Delete board”

Step Six)  When the window appears, click “Delete board”.

 


Removing Yourself as a Collaborator on Pinterest

Step One)  Log into your Pinterest account, locate and click on the thumbnail of your profile picture in the top right portion of the screen.

Step Two)  Select “My Profile” from the dropdown menu.

Step Three) Locate the board you wish to remove from your Profile. You will know this is a collaborating board if there is a circle in the bottom.

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Step Four)  Locate your Profile on the list of collaborators, click on “Leave” to the right.

Step Five)  When the pop up window appears, click “Leave”.

How to Edit the Information Displayed on Your Pinterest Business Profile

At the top of your Pinterest Business Profile near your Profile Photo is an About You – a short description of yourself and the services you offer, near this is a link to your website if you have one. Every once in a while you may need to adjust this area, maybe you’ve decided to focus on re-branding and need the About You and Profile Photo to match the rest of your marketing, perhaps you’ve gotten a promotion, new designation, or even moved locations. There is no need to worry about any outdated or incorrect information on your Pinterest, here we will outline how to edit the info displayed on your Business Pinterest Profile.

 

Step One)

Log in to your Pinterest Account at www.pinterest.com/login

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Step Two)

Locate and click on the thumbnail image in the top right corner, when the dropdown menu appears select “My Profile”.

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Step Three)

Once you are on your Profile, locate and click the gear icon.

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Step Four)

Clicking the gear icon will reveal a Business Account Basics area, to the left you will see a menu.

Locate and select “Profile”

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Step Five)

Once in the “Profile” edit screen, you will see you have the ability to change your Business Name, Picture, URL, About You, Location, and Website. Make any desired changes to your information here, be sure to click “Save Changes: before closing the screen.

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Here is a video displaying the steps described in the guide above: 

 

How to Create a Pinterest Showcase for Real Estate

Pinterest’s visual nature makes it an extremely compelling and popular social platform. For Real Estate Agents it can be a useful display tool for listings as well as a way to gain an understanding of client’s personal tastes and new home must-haves.

The Pinterest Showcase is a new feature on Business Pages, it is a cluster of images from Boards selected by the Account Owner, displayed at the top of the profile under the Profile Image and above the Boards. As a Real Estate Professional, this is a prime location for your personal listings. In this post we will outline how to create your Pinterest Showcase.

*Please note* the images displayed will be generated from Boards of your choosing. Before getting started make sure the images you would like to use in your Showcase are already uploaded to one or more of your Boards. You can use an image uploaded from your computer or an item you have repined. If you need to create a new board, find out how to do so here.

Step One)

Log into your account at www.pinterest.com, locate and click on the thumbnail image in the top right corner. Select and click on “My Profile” from the dropdown menu.

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Step Two)

You should see the empty Showcase on your Profile. Locate and click on the red + in the center of the Showcase box.

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Step Three)

You will be brought to a photo selection page with 5 drop down menus.

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Click on the downward facing arrow to the right of the Slot of your choosing. A dropdown menu will appear with all of your Boards listed. Select up to five boards you would like displayed at the top of your Profile. If you are a US Merchant and have buyable pins set up on your account you can also choose these.

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Step Four)

When you have selected all of the Boards you would like to display click “Save”.

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Checking Pinterest Notifications and Messages

You use Pinterest all the time to check for new recipes, look up design ideas, and your Business Account serves as a source of inspiration for potential homebuyers in your network, but how do you make sure you are staying up to date with all of you pin-connections? Simply check your notifications and messages. You should check your Account notifications and messages at least once a week to ensure you don’t miss communication with anyone, and Pinterest will send you some pin ideas for when your own creativity well is running dry.

In the notifications section you will receive alerts regarding:

  • Personalized pin recommendations
  • Who has been liking and saving the same ideas as you and who is following your boards
  • The ideas people you know have been saving and liking
  • Which new boards people are creating and following

In the messages section you will receive:

  • Messages
  • Pins fellow users send to you
  • Group board invitations
  • Comments on your pins

Please see the steps below to check your notifications and messages:

Step 1)

Head to www.Pinterest.com and log into your Business Account

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Step 2)

Once you have logged into your Account you will be brought to the home screen with a search bar, tabs on either side and suggested pins below

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Step 3)

At the top of the screen, to the right of the search bar locate and click the message icon

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Step 4)

To see your notifications, click on the Notifications option on the left, scroll within the window to review your notifications

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Step 5)

To check your messages, click the Messages option on the right, If you have any messages they will be located within the window. You can view your messages by clicking on them.

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If you would like to send a message to a friend, you can do so by clicking the New message option in the top center of the window.

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How to Convert a Personal Pinterest Account to a Business Account

If you have already been using a Personal Pinterest Account for your Business, there is no reason to worry about needing to start fresh. You can easily convert your Personal Account into a Business Account without losing all of your Pins and Boards. As an added benefit, only Business Accounts can use Promoted Pins (Pins that are also paid ads designed to increase visibility), and only Business Accounts can access Pinterest Analytics.

 

Step One:

Make sure you are already logged into your Pinterest account. Head to business.pinterest.com. Locate and click “Convert Now” under “Already have an account?”

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Step Two:

A pop up window will appear, fill out the important information and click “Convert”

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Step Three:

Upon clicking “Convert” you will be brought to your new Business Page with a Welcome Note from Pinterest. Under the Welcome message will be some new features available only to Business Accounts. Take a look at your analytics and explore everything else.

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How to Change Account Display Names On 3 Platforms

Be it a marriage, a new brokerage name, or an aesthetic change, it is important to note that know how to change an Account Display name on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. There is no need to delete an account and start fresh when simple aesthetic adjustments can save you the time and effort as well as keep your current fans intact. Here I will go through the steps to change a display name on all three platforms.

 

Changing A Facebook Display Name:

Step One:

Go to www.facebook.com and head over to your Business Page.

When you are on your Business Page, make sure that you have Admin Access to your Page, without Admin Access you cannot change the Page Name.

Locate and click “About” below your Profile Image.

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Step Two:

Upon clicking “About” a “Page Info” screen will appear. Locate “Name”, click on “Edit” to the right.

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Step Three:

A “Request new Page name” window will appear. Please note that your page name must accurately represent your Business or Brand, and cannot include any variation of the work Facebook or Official.

Locate the dialogue box for “New Page name” and enter the desired name

Once finished, click “Continue” at the bottom of the window

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Step Four:

A confirm window will appear displaying your old Page name with the new requested Page name

Locate and click “Request Change” to send your request through. If you do not click “Request Change” your request will not be processed.

Please note as highlighted in the window that the change may take up to three days to complete, Facebook will reach out to you if additional information is needed, so be on the lookout for any emails or notifications.

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Step Five:

If your request has gone through, a window will appear informing your that your request is under review and you will hear back from Facebook within three days.

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Changing A Pinterest Display Name:

Step One:

Go to www.pinterest.com and log into your account

Once logged in you will be brought to the homepage.

Locate and click on the round icon of your profile image at the top right side of the screen. (circled in red)

A dropdown menu will appear, locate and click on “My Profile

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Step Two:

You will be brought to your Pinterest profile. Locate and click on the gear icon in the top left side of the screen.

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Step Three:

Upon clicking the gear icon an editors window will pop up. The first section is “Business Account Basics”, keep scrolling until you reach “Profile”.

The first dialogue box under “Profile” is “Business Name“, enter your desired Business Name here.

Please note that you can also make adjustments to your URL, your profile image, bio, website and location from this window.

Click “Save” before leaving the editors window or your changes will not be saved. If you do not see them immediately, refresh your page.

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Changing A Twitter Display Name:

Step One:

Go to www.twitter.com and log into your account

Once logged in you will be brought to the homepage.

Locate and click on the icon of your profile image at the top right side of the screen.

A dropdown menu will appear, locate and click on “View Profile”.

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Step Two:

You will be brought to your Twitter profile. Locate and click on “Edit Profile” in the top right side of the screen parallel to the profile image. (Highlighted in yellow)

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Step Three:

Upon clicking “Edit profile” an edit screen will appear. The top dialogue box is your Display Name highlight and remove your current name, and enter your desired new display name.

Please note that you can also make adjustments to your profile image, theme color, bio, website and location from this edit screen.

Click “Save Changes” before leaving the edit screen or your changes will not be saved. If you do not see them immediately, refresh your page.

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How to Change Your Pinterest Account Email

It is extremely important to have email access to all of your addresses associated with your social media accounts, updates are sent from Pinterest as well as any invites to post to boards or notifications of pins to collaborative boards that you are a part of. Getting Email notifications sent to your computer or phone is an excellent way of monitoring activity on your accounts without having to physically log into each one every single day.

Here we will discuss how to change your Pinterest Account Email Address in order to stay up to date and well informed.

 

Step One:

Log into your account at www.pinterest.com, upon logging in you will be brought to your homepage. Locate and click the thumbnail image at the top right portion the page.

A dropdown menu will appear, locate and click on “My profile”.

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Step Two:

Once you are on your Profile locate and click the gear icon at the top left side of the page.

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Step Three:

After clicking the gear icon, you will be brought to an editing screen. Locate “Email Address” under “Business Account Basics”, highlight and remove the current email address.

Enter the new Email Address you would like to use, be sure to hit “Save” upon completion or your changes will not be saved.

Note that at this screen you can also change your Business Type, Contact name, Language, clear your Search history or Deactivate your Account.

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**Be sure to check your Email for a confirmation from Pinterest.**

 

How to Deactivate a Pinterest Account

As Pinterest functions much differently from a social media platform like Facebook, when you wish to deactivate an account you do not remove a Page, you must remove your whole account.

Please note that if you are trying to deactivate your account because you are changing the name of your company or making aesthetic changes there is no need to delete your account and start fresh, you can change your display names and make other physical changes. Here we will discuss how to completely delete or deactivate a Pinterest account.

Step One:

Head to www.pinterest.com and log into your account. Once logged in locate and click on the thumbnail image in the top right portion of the screen.

A dropdown menu will appear, click on “My profile”.

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Step Two:

Once you are on your Profile, locate and click on the gear icon in the top left portion of the page.

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Step Three:

You will be brought to an editing screen, at the bottom of “Account Basics”  locate and click “Deactivate Account”

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Step Four:

Upon clicking “Deactivate Account” a menu will pop up requesting that you state your reason for leaving. Select the appropriate reason for leaving or to keep it simple select “other”.

Please note that if you had created the wrong type of account, you can still change the account type without deleting by clicking “I want a business account”.

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Step Five:

Pinterest may request that you give them a few more details on why you are leaving, either skip this step or fill out the dialogue box.

A window will appear letting you know that your Account has been deactivated, but you can reactivate the account by logging in with your old email address and password.

Click “Okay”

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How to create a board on your Pinterest account

You can set up an unlimited amount of “Boards” on you Pinterest account. Typically boards are categorized just like the topics you chose when you set up your account. The strategy here is fairly simple: create boards that inspire ideas for your prospects and current clients.

>Board Examples: Kitchens, Bedrooms, Dining Rooms, Backyards, etc.

Step 1:

You will need to be logged in and viewing your profile. Click “+Create a Board” on the left and choose the “Create a Board” option.

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Step 2: 

You will be prompted to name the board, write a small description and choose a category. If you would like the board to only be visible by you select “Keep It Secret”, however if you will be using the board for work related pins I highly suggest leaving it public.

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Hit “Create Board” and now you are ready to pin pictures to your boards.

 

To the view steps in action, please see our video below:

How to Create a Business Pinterest Account

Step 1- Go to www.Pinterest.com and look at the bottom of the page. Click on “Businesses”. (pictured outlined in yellow) 

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Step 2- You will be brought to a page for Pinterest Business Accounts, click “Join as a business”. (pictured outlined in yellow)

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Step 3- Fill out the required information in the pop up menu:

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Step 4- Choose “What you are interested in”. If you have ever created a Twitter account you will be familiar with this step. You are choosing topics that you are interested in (again remember topics that are related to real estate) and once you have chosen these topics you can “Follow” them on Pinterest.

>Some suggestions for topics include: Architecture, Gardening, DIY, etc.

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Step 5- Once your topics of interest are selected your “Newsfeed” (which is your default screen) will display photos and videos from the topics you’ve chosen when you are logged into your account.

To finish setting up your profile, click the thumbnail image in the top right-hand corner of the page, then click “My Profile”. (pictured outlined in red)

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Step 6-  Once you are looking at your profile, click on the gear icon in the top left-hand portion of the screen. (pictured circled in red)

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Step 7- A “Business Account Basics” section will appear, scroll down a bit to the “Profile” section. Fill out the requested information about your Business. Change your URL by editing the “Username” box in the popup menu. When you are finished click “Save”. 

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