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The idea of EU Hotel Pinboard is based on the new social media phenomenon, Pinterest with a rapidly increasing user base.
Users can create virtual bulletin boards to "pin" images from around the web or form their computers in order to dramatically increase the rankings of their websites, share those images across many social networks, thus increasing the chance to go viral via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
It's basically a bookmarking site for great hotel images and hotel videos.
If your hotel website has virtual tours with 360° panoramic images this is a great opportunity for you to increase visibility of the virtual tour. See details here >>>
When a user pins a photo to one of their boards, the image links back to the original website where it lives.
How can hotels use EU Hotel Pin Board? Due to its photo-centric design, this social network can act as a valuable tool to increase inbound traffic to hotel websites or to a hotel Facebook page.
All pictures shared on EU Hotel Pin Board contain a click-through link back to the source – all the more reason to upkeep your website with high quality photography >>>
Think of it as ‘curb appeal’ for your property. You give users of the site a sneak peak of what’s in store for when they visit your website, and hopefully, for when they arrive onsite.
A pin is an image added to EU Hotel Pinboard. A pin can be added from a website using the Pin It button, or you can upload images from your computer. Each pin added using the Pin It button and with the bookmarklet links back to the site it came from.
There are two methods to pin images from websites:
Important! The first 75 characters of the Description will automatically be added to the page title and alternative text for the pinned image for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) reasons, so please choose the 1st five or six words carefully, because this will fly your pins to the top of Google searches for free. See details here >>>
Click on the Add+ Main Menu. Choose the second icon, "Upload a Pin". Click on the red button and choose an image file with a minimum width of 192 pixel from your computer. Choose a Board or a create a new one. Then give a Description and Pin It. Important! The first 75 characters of the Description will automatically be added to the page title and alternative text for the pinned image for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) reasons, so please choose the 1st five or six words carefully. Images uploade from your computer obviously will not link back to your website therefore they will not help you to increase site traffic.
Use the bookmarklet (Pin it button) to pin as you browse the web. When you see an image you wan to pin, click Pin It on your browser. This will pull up all the images you can pin.
Select the image you want to pin, choose which board the image belongs on, type a description, and add some tags to help users search for it. Just add the hashtag symbol "#" before your keyword. More about hashtags here
Important! In some rear cases you may need to scroll down to the bottom of the page to see what images were fetched from the site. This is due to the coding of that particular website.
When you're done, click Pin It.
Once the image is on your site you can choose to share the pin to Facebook and/or Twitter.
Basically the method of pinning hotel Virtual Tours to EU Hotel Pinboard is very similar to pinning a Hotel Promotion. You just need to enter the special character of "@" in the description field, easy. Here is a simple example: you enter "Virtual Tour @ Hotel Magnolia, Antaly, Turkey" and your pin will appear in the Main Menu of Hotel Virtual Tours of the site. Important! Not all hotel virtual tours will pin due to some limitations. Pages that contain only the virtual tour in Flash / JAVA application will not pin. You need to find a page on the site that has an image linked to the virtual tour page. In case you run into difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will dou our best to help you.
A board is a set of pins. A board can be created on any topic. You can add as many pins to a board as you want.
What is following?
“Following” means you'll have a user’s pins on their boards shown to you in real-time on EU Hotel Pinboard. If the user makes new boards, you will automatically follow them.
You can follow individual boards if you're only interested in seeing a user's pins to specific boards.
You can unfollow boards and users at any time: they will not be notified.
EU Hotel Pinboard is currently invite-only. You can request an invite from us or you can be invited by someone who is already a part of EU Hotel Pinboard.
When you receive an invite, you can register via Facebook Connect or connect through Twitter.
Important! Please make sure that you sign up with the email address that is associated with your personal or business Facebook and / or Twitter account, otherwise you will not be able to create an account on EU Hotel Pinboard after receiving our invitation.
When you're logged into EU Hotel Pinboard, click your username at the top-right toolbar, then click Settings. Edit any lines of your account then click Save Profile at the bottom of the page.
When you're signed onto EU Hotel Pinboard, click your username at the top-right toolbar, then click Settings. Next, click Upload / Change Image. Click the Choose File button to select the image file you want.
You will see a thumbnail preview of your new image. Click Save Profile at the bottom of the page.
A repin is adding an image you find while browsing EU Hotel Pinboard to your own board. When you repin an image, the user who first pinned the image will also get credit. Repins maintain the source-link of the image no matter how many times it’s repinned.
There are two ways to repin an image:
After you click Repin, choose a board. You can edit the description of the pin and choose to share it on Facebook and/or Twitter.
Then click Repin.
There are two ways to edit a pin:
Make your changes and then click Save.
Liking a pin adds the image to your profile’s Likes section; the image does not get added to one of your boards.
Repinning an image allows you to categorize the image onto one of your boards. You can edit the description of a repin. The source-link of an image is saved automatically, no matter how many times it’s repinned.
If you want your pin to appear in the Hotel Promotion main menu just enter the EURO sign "€" (or GBP sign "L") at the end of the Description indicating the promotional price. Example: Hotel Name has a fantastic new promotion. Three nights for a price of two for €250 Important! Do not enter a space between the currency sign and the amount otherwise your promotion will not be displayed.