In terms of monthly visitors, Pinterest, is now the worlds third busiest social network, clocking over 104 million visitors in March (approximately 70% of them female). Pinterest even has a higher engagement rate than Facebook, with visitors to the sight spending 16 minutes on average, compared to Facebook's 12 minute visits.
So even if your current marketing plan does not include Pinterest, chances are that some of your clients are already using it, and possibly sharing your copyrighted images on the site. If the images are watermarked with your studio name or URL and are properly linked back to your site, they could already be driving traffic web your way. But if you are not yet ready to jump on the Pinterest bandwagon, there are a couple of things you can do to control the use of your images on Pinterest.
- You can also use this link to see what has been pinned from your website (where YOURSITE.com is your url): http://pinterest.com/source/YOURSITE.com
- If you want to prevent images on your website from being pinned, you can plug a little code snippet into your website's meta tags <meta name="pinterest" content="nopin" />
- If you find copyrighted images and you want them removed, Pinterest will do so for you. Go to pinterest.com/about/copyright/ for instructions and a copyright complaint form.
Thanks to Artpromotivate.com for their article: www.artpromotivate.com/2012/03/website-code-to-block-pinterest-pinning.html.
For an indepth look at getting images removed from Pinterest read Katherine Tyrrell's step-by-step blog posts: