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Pinterest Finally Rolls Out Business Accounts

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    Today on its blog, Pinterest announced that it's not only letting companies set up business accounts (as opposed to personal accounts), but it's also releasing a business-specific terms of service, totally separate from the TOS for regular people.

    Pinterest cited the contribution of quality content from the business community as a reason for launching these business-specific accounts:

    "Thousands of businesses have become a part of our community, giving great ideas, content, and inspiration to people on Pinterest. Whether it's Anthropologie sharing awesome clothes, Whole Foods sharing tasty recipes, the Smithsonian sharing fascinating collections, or Amazon making products easy to pin, many of us have been inspired on Pinterest by businesses."

    http://blog.pinterest.com/post/35710687813/new-tools-for-businesses-in-the-pinterest-community

    It's important to note that accounts won't look any different than personal pages, aesthetically. So doing this isn't signing yourself up for hours of extra work -- you can convert your account in seconds.

    If you're setting up your account for the first time, you'll obviously need to put time into setting up boards and pinning images, but the actual account setup will only take you a very short amount of time.

    How to Convert Your Personal Pinterest Account Into a Business Account

    Step 1: Go to www.business.pinterest.com and click the red 'Convert your existing account' button.

    Step 2: Next, select your 'Business Type,' and update your 'Contact Name,' and 'Email Address,' if necessary.

    Step 3: Still on the same page, fill out the next section, 'Profile Info.'

    Step 4: Scroll down to the 'Agreement' section, and read the agreement. Then, agree to it.

    Once you've accepted Pinterest's terms by checking the check box, the 'Convert Account' button will turn red, and you can press it to change your heretofore personal Pinterest account into a business account.

    What the New Pinterest Business Terms of Service Say
    http://business.pinterest.com/tos/

    * You can only open an account on behalf of a company that you're, well, allowed to open an account on behalf of.

    * The content you post on Pinterest can be used by other Pinterest users. That means they can not only re-pin it, but they can also modify it, reproduce it, display it, distribute it, whatever, on Pinterest. If they start doing something weird with it outside of Pinterest that they're not supposed to do, Pinterest ain't havin' anything to do with it.

    * Pinterest expects that any content you post from third-party content creators and owners doesn't violate any laws or infringe the third party's rights.
     
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  2. mrsix

    mrsix Power Member

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    What exactly is the advantage of this for business users? I must just be missing the point of differentiating business from personal other than it gives Pinterest a clear look at who's a "play by the rules" type.
     
  3. dunhill

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    nice info mate.. this is awesome. we can totally exploit this to the max. I have a lot of idea now with this new feature.
     
  4. slowbutsteady

    slowbutsteady Newbie

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    Likewise, I still can't figure out what the advantage or disadvantage is?

    I know that you can't convert back to a personal account, so I'd want to be really sure before I make the switch. So what have people found?
     
  5. Matt88

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    Nice bump.
    That 15 posts limit to be able to send PM's is a real bitch isn't it?
     
  6. slowbutsteady

    slowbutsteady Newbie

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    I'm not sure what you're talking about. I just really want to know the difference between a business account and a regular account. I spent an hour looking through different documentation and tutorials and none of them clarify the issue.
     
  7. stharthjw6j

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    You can't prove that motive.

    Besides, if he opened a new thread asking about this, he'd likely be scolded by other quarters for not using the search function, which I assume he did in order to have found this thread in the first place.

    You can bump up your post count on new threads, suggesting they're doing it because they replied to an older thread makes as much sense as a chocolate teapot.

    You're new here, you'll find there are a lot of trolls like him prowling the place, call out their bullshit exactly like you just did, and they'll usually shut up.
     
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  8. slowbutsteady

    slowbutsteady Newbie

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    Thanks, yea I don't like to start new threads or do PMs because I think it's better to share the information. Kinda like StackOverflow does it.
     
  9. johnnyohellno

    johnnyohellno Newbie

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    So has anyone found out what the difference is?
     
  10. slowbutsteady

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    Yea, it would really be nice to know. I don't mind spending money on Promoted Pins, but I would hate to spend money on an account that could get banned.


    So has anyone gotten their business account banned?


    (I'm happy to create a new thread if that's what's necessary. I just wanted to keep all of the relevant info in the right thread.)
     
  11. blogzandstuff

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