|There's a whole new world out there!|
Sometimes I think I'm up on my game and other times I realize that I am a complete dinosaur. I think it's a case of "you don't know what you don't know" and a perfect example of this was the whole area of Pinterest Analytics (I even have to stop and think about how to spell 'Analytics'!)
I was reading some stuff about looking at your Pinterest stats to see how many people were visiting and what boards they were looking at and engagement and all manner of interesting information. So I thought I must have missed something. I looked everywhere and couldn't find any stats to view for my page. Time to see where I was missing the boat.
The first thing I did was finalize my blog verification for Pinterest - something I didn't know how to do until I saw this excellent post by A Royal Daughter and bang! it was done in two minutes flat - thank you Amanda! Then I did what every not-so-cyber-savvy person does......I googled Pinterest Analytics and it showed me where to go to look at my stats in the drop down box under my name - only problem was that there was no "Analytics" tab anywhere in sight under my name!
So....next step was to Google further and sure enough, good old Pinterest had info on what to do here. At the very end of the page it has the magic words "You must have a business account to get access". Scary stuff - what if I lost all my pins or my account changed and I'm not a business and whatever ad infinitum.....so I dithered over it all for a bit and then went "what the heck" and hit the change to a business account button. Filled in three little boxes and it all looks exactly the same except when I hit the drop down box under my name I now have this:
Holy Moly I am so excited - so now I just have to wait for some people to come along to my page (feel free to stop by) and look at my stuff and I'm off and running! My Pinterest page will always be a mix of all the things I find interesting or pretty and a bit about blogging - I never want to sacrifice the pleasure I get from it so I can turn it into a traffic driver, but I could probably use it more effectively so I'm now on a bit of a mission.
I also discovered the "Make a widget" button and have had a play around with that too - so much to learn in the big wide world of the internet!