With the introduction of place rich pins, Pinterest dove head first into the online mapping game. While Places Pins were created primarily so travellers could map out their travels, it is great news for local businesses!
How to Create a Pinterest Map Board
1. Click the plus button and select create a board
2. Name your board, add a description, choose a category and select yes for add a map. Click the create button.
How to Convert an Existing Board to a Places Map Board
The video below outlines how to convert an existing Pinterest board into a map pin board. The process is as simple as setting up a Places board, unfortunately you do need to map your current pins.
Ideas for your local business Pinterest map boards
Your Places map board will be very boring if all you do is pin your own single location! It’s time to start thinking a bit outside of the box.
Places boards can be embeded as a widget on your blog or website. A shame the map doesn’t come with embeded board. I quite liked this Places map board from Time Out “Where to Enjoy Christmas in London“
How can you put this to use as a local business?
- Multi-location businesses can map all their locations
- Service area businesses can map their service area by local landmarks
- Map events you are organising or taking part in
- Map your local area businesses including your own
- Map images of people eating/wearing/using your products (Ask for submissions – who doesn’t like a bit of Interwebz fame? Err me, but I’m not normal!)
- Create resource maps – cycle or walking routes, pet friendly hotels, best places to eat or drink, where to buy your products, suppliers
Over to you…
What will you create a Pinterest map board about?How to Create and Use a Pinterest Map Board by Jan Kearney