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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 There is no need to worry about any outdated or incorrect information on your Pinterest, here we will outline how to edit the info displayed on your Business Pinterest Profile.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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How to Remove Other User’s Posts ON Your Business Page

 

Every once in a while someone may post a comment to your Business Page that does not belong there. Maybe this person thought they were commenting on your Personal Account and didn’t realize, maybe this person got hacked or was posting Spam- whatever the reason it’s good to know how to remove these posts.

In this blog post we will review how to remove other User’s posts ON your Page, if you are looking to remove a post made AS your Page, please see this guide.

Step One)

Log in at Facebook.com and head over to your Business Page. Look at the right hand side of the Page as you scroll down, past the “Apps” and “Upcoming Events” sections you should see a section called “Visitor Posts”.

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 Step Two)

Click on “Visitor Posts” and a window will pop up displaying the posts to your Page. Locate the post you would like to remove, then click the downward facing arrow in the top right corner of the post.

Select “Delete from Page”.

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Step Three)

Confirm that you would like to delete the post. If you feel this User may continue to post inappropriately you can ban them by selecting Delete and Ban.

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Facebook Announces Facebook at Work

 

Social Media giant Facebook recently announced their new B2B social network geared at companies called Facebook at Work. While many offices have a “No Social Media” policy during work hours, Facebook aims to change that rejection into a full on embrace. So far Facebook at Work is just in Beta mode and not open to the public. Curious parties can complete a form registering interest with Facebook.

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What do we know so far?

  • Facebook at Work will be completely separate from your regular Personal Facebook account as well as your Business Page. When signing up with Facebook at Work users will need to create an entirely new account, this should quell some sure to come concerns about mixing personal and office life.
  • Rather than send out a Friend Request to connect with someone, users on Facebook at Work will have a “Follow” button. This follow is instant and does not require waiting for approval from the followed party.
  • Facebook at work will have “Groups” these groups can be public or private and can be used to differentiate departments, teams, or any distinguishing factor. In these groups users can post comments and share information with each other in one place.
  • The interface will be extremely similar to the Facebook we are all familiar with in that users can post updates, share photos and videos, and communicate with each other as usual.
  • Messenger will be included and is capable of file sharing, group chat, video chat, media sharing, and automated link embedding
  • There is currently an iOS app available for download (please note that without a Facebook at Work account you will not be able to log in) and an Android app is in the works
  • Facebook at Work will not be a free service.

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Can we use Facebook at Work for Real Estate?

Facebook at Work will be a valuable tool for many companies, however it will not be necessary for all. Large companies with an extensive employee database may find Facebook at Work to be the unifier they have been waiting for, as will some companies that lack a physical office location or have teams stretched over various regions, however smaller companies with an office of employees who see one another daily may not reap the same benefits.

If you do work with a large company, or if you are part of a team of Real Estate Professionals who do not operate out of a central office location Facebook at Work’s features could truly facilitate in-office communication. With Facebook at Work, users can create Events and invite other employees, group conversations can take place over Messenger, and important information that every employee needs can be distributed by one person with the touch of one button via an update, rather than sending out tedious emails or text messages. Facebook aims to erase your need for any competitive services by including every feature a company may need. Click here to learn more about Facebook at Work.

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