You can see a partial screenshot of the dashboard above, where you can see the functions offered by the tool, including the suggested pins and scheduling (coming in the next few weeks – details here) options.
Right now, Pinerly is in Beta, and they’re putting new users on a waiting list to get access to the site. However, Rick sent me a link to give you guys early, immediate access – no waiting list!
To get your instant access and stay ahead of the social media game, pop on over to my Facebook page and click the ‘freebies’ tab. As soon as you like the page (or if you already do, of course!), you’ll have access to an exclusive Pinerly invitation – no waiting list!
To provide a full, honest opinion of the service so far, let me point out a couple things. I’m not really concerned since Pinerly’s still in Beta, and the CEO has been incredibly responsive to my questions, but I feel like I should offer up my full experience.
When you “start a campaign” (pin via Pinerly to track analytics), your pin will say ‘From pinerly.com,’ like in the screenshot above. Since that’s an image/post from my blog, it would normally say ‘From shrimpsaladcircus.blogspot.com.’
Why doesn’t this worry me? Well, when you click this pin, it takes you straight to the post on my blog, not to Pinerly. No, that little link up there doesn’t show that it’s from my blog, but I’d still rather have a post pinned that way than to have somebody pin from Google Image Search without any link back to my own blog!
There are also glitchy bits, like you get with any new tool. When I start a campaign, I have to upload the image and then link it to my blog, since Pinerly only automatically finds images from my sidebar. It’s an extra step. However, I like being able to track my pins, so right now I think it’s worth it. I think they’ll have it worked out soon enough, anyway.
Plus, I like how aware the Pinerly team is conscious of their users’ concerns, so I’m going to stick with ’em for awhile and see where the cards fall.
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