Pinterest already offers users some great tools to help them get their accounts get noticed, including a Follow Button and Pin It button which can easily be installed on any website. But with such an active community, it’s no surprise that there are a ton of other interesting tools, apps, and sites which aim to enhance the Pinterest experience.
This 500 Startups incubated launch allows brands to monitor the pinning of their images onto Pinterest in real time. Rather than scanning through Pinterest searching for their own images, a brand receives notifications via gazeMetrix.com each time one of their products is mentioned on social media.
InSparq.com offers retailers a live embeddable pin board for their websites. With inSparq’s analytics and data feed, a retailer’s pin board is automatically updated in real time with trending items from the retailer’s social analytics. Sharing products on social media sites earns incentives for end users. This sharing not only benefits the end user doing the sharing but the brand receiving the additional social media attention.
This New York City based startup creates a personalized iPad magazine out of Pinterest pins. Available via the iTunes store, Pickie.com curates popular pins based upon a user’s individual network. Aggregating pins from a user’s likes as well as those of their social network connections creates a result that is visually dramatic and highly engaging.
This site offers the top Pinterest users across multiple categories. Based upon the number of followers, brands can easily identify the top influencers within their niche. From fashion and weddings to tattoos and technology, this Pinterest resource has every niche covered.
Pinalytics is a social media tool to help you find, track and evaluate content and interactions on Pinterest and the wider social web. With this information you will spot new opportunities, discover and reach new audiences, track conversions and gain the most return from Pinterest and the wider social web.
This social media monitoring and analytics tool recently announced integration with Pinterest. Though the service is paid, it can monitor pins by keyword, find influencers, and and provide relevant statistics and analytics information that brands might find useful.
This tool can give online retailers an idea about what products are reaching the most people on Pinterest. The report contains information about a site’s most pinned products, along with the competitive landscape and pinners who most influence your network and those who share the content from your site.
This Web service sends alerts via email when someone pins something from your website. Businesses can add their sites to the PinAlerts list and then see which users are visiting their site and when, along with what type of content they find interesting enough to pin.
This analytics tool gives insights into the effectiveness of Pinterest marketing campaigns. Users can measure clicks from particular pins, re-pins, popular pins, and even demographics data about their followers, as well as manage campaigns, contests, comment conversations and more.
This tool allows users to schedule pins so they go up on the site at specific times. Businesses that use Pinterest to drive traffic to their sites might find that their customers are more likely to click over at certain times. Particularly for business owners that might reserve pinning for the late night hours, this type of tool could definitely help your pins be seen by more pinners or prospective customers.