8 things you need to know about the new Pinterest ‘Tried and True’ feature

8 things you need to know about the new Pinterest ‘Tried and True’ feature

​Look for 'Tried and True' ideas.

If you’re like me you’ll have discovered ideas, recipes or projects through Pinterest that have worked out, been delicious or easy to do.

I’ve also wondered whether or not some of the ideas, recipes or projects that I’m interested in had actually been tried and carried out, too.

Well now, if you don‘t know already, Pinterest has introduced a ‘Tried and True’ ideas feature on Pins. Read more......

'Tried and True' ideas

Let’s use recipes as an example, if you’ve followed a recipe and it works as outlined or suggested you can now give feedback on the Pin. 

8 things you need to know about the new Pinterest ‘Tried and True’ feature

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There is a ‘Tried it’ tab at the top left of the Pin, next to Send.  You can click on this to give feedback. You can also give feedback if it wasn't for you as there's a choice when you've clicked through.

8 things you need to know about the new Pinterest ‘Tried and True’ feature

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  1. Click this tab which takes you to a pop-up which asks you ‘How did it go?’
  2. There are two tabs you can choose to click on, a ‘Loved it’ or a ‘Not for me’ tab.
  3. You can leave a note or a tip too.
  4. And finally, you can add a photograph of your own creation.
  5. If you have found a recipe you would like to try, when you’ve clicked into the Pin to take a closer look, you’ll find the recipe and ingredients required underneath the image.
  6. Underneath the recipe and ingredients, you’ll be able to see how many have tried it at a glance, by searching for the little green smile icon, which indicates how many people have tried, liked and stamped their approval. Take a look at the image below.
  7. There’s also a red disappointed face too, which again will indicate how many people didn’t think it was for them.
  8. You’ll also see an icon on the left-hand side, advising how many people have tried the recipe as well as giving details of individual users. So you can see who has tried the recipe and given feedback using the ‘Tried it’ tab.  You can also see how many people have 'Saved' it.  Take a look at the image at the end.
8 things you need to know about the new Pinterest ‘Tried and True’ feature

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Experiment with 'Tried and Tested' ideas

Evany Thomas, Writing and Strategy Manager, Pinterest said in a blog post: “If you’re thinking about adding a new bauble to the tree, or maybe debuting a new holiday tradition or dish, start your experimenting with an idea that people have already tried and given their stamp of approval to—like this confirmed doable cactus tree dangler or this universally devoured fresh green bean casserole, or these weirdly great elf-on-the-shelfies.

8 things you need to know about the new Pinterest ‘Tried and True’ feature

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I personally think this is a great feature, what are your thoughts?

If you have any questions or would like any marketing advice please don’t hesitate to ‘Ask Heather’.

Heather
 

I’m Heather Love and I’m the one researching and writing the posts on this blog. My ambition is to provide you with useful, straight-forward insights on how to benefit from using Pinterest on a personal basis or as a route to drive traffic to your website, so that you can sell more products and services online.

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