Staying Compliant on Pinterest is Essential
If like me you use Pinterest as your main source of Traffic to your website staying compliant is essential to your business.
First read the Terms and conditions, yep I know life is short but then so will your business be if you break the rules.
Here are 5 tips that I have used on my Business Account:
- Don’t pinch Pinterest pictures for your blog and here’s why: Louise Myers from Visual Social Media explains about copyright infringement.
- Written content – Don’t say someone else’s work is your work. Don’t try to profit from it. The Wall Street Journal spells it out quite clearly for you.
- If you are an Affiliate Marketer (I.E you get a commission from a product you sell as a 3rd party) you must disclose this fact. Social Media Examiner has a fantastic article showing how to stay within the guidelines or go to straight to FTC’s website.
- Pinterest will take no responsibility and assumes no liability for any User Content that you or any other user or third party posts or transmits using Pinterest. Basically, if Pinterest is sued because of something you said or sold you are liable for their costs.
- Always check the links you Pin, make sure they are suitable for the audience you are targeting otherwise you could be reported and your business account closed. And it seriously annoys people (me) when links are broken or sent to spammy websites!
This was taken from the same article as above – The Wall Street Journal: Pinterest writes:
“Many publishers have also added “Pin It” buttons to their site, making it easier to identify content that is okay to add to Pinterest.
Finally. Content owners who do not want their material shared on Pinterest can add a small piece of Pinterest-provided code to their site that prevents Pinterest users from sharing that site’s content. We also strictly follow the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to ensure we are in compliance with all copyright laws and respond rapidly to infringement reports.”
We also strictly follow the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to ensure we are in compliance with all copyright laws and respond rapidly to infringement reports.”
In conclusion if it has a “Pin it” “Save it” great, if not don’t.
If you think your account has been hacked click here for “What to do”
Oh and stay away from Getty Images unless you pay for them otherwise, you will pay…. later when they sue your butt.