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Today on The Rise To The Top: Pinterest. Unless you are living under a rock, you have probably heard about it. But, is it all about planning your wedding or can we actually use it for some business? Melanie Duncan is here today to show us that, yes, there are all kinds of amazing ways to use Pinterest for biz – including gaining massive exposure, driving tons of traffic, boosting your SEO, making money, and much more. Enjoy!

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  1. Great job with the new format David and Melanie! I adore Pinterest and will definitely be implementing some of your tips.

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      Awesome V! And can’t wait to have you on to talk Facebook ads!

  2. This is not an episode that I can only watch once.  This is something I have to continuously come back to because there are so many actionable items.

    DAVID! You ruined turned my day into a learning day when you posted this on FB! ;-p lol thanks for that. 

    Also, thanks Melanie.  That was incredible!

    Cheers guys!

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      That’s what I love to hear Shaun!

    2. LOL same here – I was working today, but this is worth stopping everything just to watch!

      1. YEAH! I never do that. I have a rule on my office wall that says “Learn on learning day ONLY”

  3. April Silva says:

    Wonderful info!  Thanks Melanie and David!  It’s was fun and informative, great job!

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

       Thanks April 🙂

  4. My first comment was left at the beginning of the interview (as a reply to another comment) and now that I’ve finished listening, I just wanted to say that this was GREAT info and super helpful! I started pinning a few links from affiliates while listening…I’m interested in seeing where they go. Thanks for providing awesome content as always!

    1. P.S. Did you link us to Melanie’s Pinterest account anywhere – am I missing the link?

      1. David Siteman Garland says:

         Mandee – You rock! And check above and you will find a link that Ross posted to Melanie’s pinterest.

  5. Ross PR says:

    Great info!  Here’s a link to Melanie’s Pinterest which is pretty great.  Here’s mine if you guys want to check it out.

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

       Thanks Ross!

  6. Loved, loved and I will say it again LOVED. Thanks Melanie and David have watched this twice, time to apply and will than watch again. As a retail brand owner the advice and tips in this interview…..priceless. Can not wait to see the results. 

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

       Awesome Tessa. That is what I love to hear!

      1. Hey again David. I tried the Pinterest source url that Melanie suggested and showed (where you could see that the yellow cushion was popular to her followers). However, I am only getting a list of my own pins and I have emails coming through to say that my items have been re-pinned. Do you know why it would not be showing all of the re-pins as well? Thanks

        1. David Siteman Garland says:

           hmmm not sure, I’m definitely not the pinterest expert 🙂

  7. Kristina says:

    WOW, just had time to sit down and watch this through! Thanks David and Melanie, love the quality of the info and also LOVE the format (I’m so visual the .ppt slides were AWESOME!)

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      Woohooo!!!! Much more to come of this K!

  8. David, I learned so much form the video although I have been “pinning” for a couple of months. However, what concerned me is my understanding is pin etiquette frowns on pinning your own content.  I have hesitated pinning my own stuff for this reason.  Has this changed?  In addition, it can be really annoying when you try to find out the source from multiple re-pins. The url doesn’t go with the pin.  Perhaps watermarks would be useful with pictures? 

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

       Anna – I’m not 100% sure as I’m fairly new to Pinterest, but the question becomes who is the advice coming from? I trust melanie because she is an internet marketer who doesn’t want to waste time playing around on sites, but wants to add value, get traffic and make $.

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  9. Nicola I says:

    Thanks David and Melanie, I really enjoyed this video. My mind has gone into serious overdrive with ways I can use Pinterest for my business. Very exciting indeed!

  10. Valerie says:

    Wow! This was amazing, lots of ideas. I’ll be watching this again and again.Thanks!!!!

  11. Taran says:

    Thanks David,
    I got so much to learn from this post.You have done a great job.Great sharing.

    1. David Siteman Garland says:

      My pleasure!

  12. Swap Pins says:

    Pinterest is an amazing place to gain exposure and now the new fad is trading or swapping pins to expand your reach. At Swap Pins, we make trading pins easy while allow you to set limits.

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