Pinterest Improvements, SnapChat Scare, Tumblr Bought By Yahoo, 1TB Storage For Flicker, and more…

May 21, 2013 · 38 comments

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Pinterest Improvements, SnapChat Scare, Tumblr Bought By Yahoo, 1TB Storage For Flicker, and more…

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Pinterest, SnapChat, Safety, Flickr, Yahoo and Tumbler all take the stage today!

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Did you know that “Odd Couple” is the most commented on pin on pinterest? Check it out:

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Carl May 22, 2013 at 1:22 am

Accidentally land on Flickr yesterday and saw the new “Pinterest” alike design of the home page. Actually again landed on another blog as saw a message that size is increase to 1TB, so consumers definitely win from this. About Thumblr, my personal opinion is that Yahoo made another terrible deal.
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Johan Bengtsson May 22, 2013 at 5:56 am

The odd couple picture I have seen before on pinterest, but I did not know it was the most commented one :)


Jason Wright May 22, 2013 at 10:54 am

I also came across another blog post regarding the potential of Pinterest as a tool to increase website traffic, and i agree with it.


Troy May 22, 2013 at 2:11 pm

Thanks for posting this info about Flickr- I heard about it today, but wasn’t sure how they could offer that much storage for free. Looks like you get to put up with ads if you want it for “free”.


Thomas May 23, 2013 at 11:37 am

Hi Kim

Thanks for the update about what is going on in Social Marketing. I am so glad you made it a video so I didn’t have to read all you just told me in a normal blog post ;-)
I am not really surprised about SnapChat, but cool that we got 1 TB of space on Flicker.


Yorinda May 23, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Hi Kim,
thank you so much for the awesome information of the latest changes!

Wow, 1 TB of storage on Flickr!!
We may want to make sure that we have our photos in a private folder if we are using it as a backup?
How safe is it to use Flickr to upload your images?
It is interesting to hear your opinion on Tumblr. Will it still be called Tumblr?

Much appreciated!


Jessica vanZyl May 24, 2013 at 1:14 am

Hi Kim,
There are sooo many different social network companies now it is hard to keep track of them all, They all seem to offer pretty much the same thing and do the same stuff.. Thank you for bringing all this to our attention though, there is always something new coming out! And that old couple pic is beautiful!!!!!!!


Clint Butler May 24, 2013 at 1:43 am

I get a bunch of traffic from my Tumblr properties so its a little disconcerting knowing the Yahoo! has taken over the site.

But there is potential for Yahoo! to do good things with it if they keep some of the old staff on board to help run things and better integrate it with their system.

But more than likely they will do what happens every time Yahoo! takes over anything. They will flood it with advertising and totally destroy the site.
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Ricky May 24, 2013 at 7:43 am

Thanks for the updates!

I received an email from Pinterest saying you can now include prices and recipes into your pins, but I haven’t seen any?

I’m not a pinner, I just browse but this would be a cool features, especially the recipe idea. Can you confirm this is legit?


Park Place May 24, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I’m holding my breath about the Yahoo buyout of Tumblr. It’s such a great brand building tool I’m scared that it will change.


Emma Simpson May 25, 2013 at 1:22 am

I was very surprised to see that Tumblr had been bought by Yahoo but I guess everything has a price! I do hope that Yahoo don’t tinker with the site and ruin the user experience. What has become a hugely successful site needs to be well managed so users don’t get turned off.


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Vishnu May 25, 2013 at 9:10 am

Acquiring Tumblr is a good step by yahoo as well as allowing 1 tb storage in flickr will kill other photo hosting website that charge money for storing websites as well as app.


Anonymous May 25, 2013 at 7:16 pm

I am curious to find out if tumblr will indeed suffer the fate of other yahoo services… They seem to have a hand that kills everything they touch.


Shelley Alexander May 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Kim, Thanks for all the good info on the latest happenings. I really love using Pinterest and I can’t wait to see the new look. They also have one of the best mobile apps I have used. I don’t use Tumblr but I will have to find out more about it.
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Marty Diamond May 26, 2013 at 12:16 am

What a lovely Pin you shared on the older couple – can absolutely see why it’s so popular.

So interesting that Yahoo bought Tumblr when the DJIA is over 15,000 – and the NASDAQ is at highs too – why do these companies always buy at the peak???? Great for Tumblr though
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Lesly Federici May 26, 2013 at 7:35 am

Always informative kim… I always find it interesting who’s buying who.. the shift in the online market. That’s pretty interesting about the “Odd Couple”. Thank you for the updates!
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Raena Lynn May 26, 2013 at 11:36 am

Hi Kim,

Gosh I love your updates! I feel so informed and on top of every trend going on. You deliver the most awesome news. Thanks for the update on Pinterest and the Yahoo/Tumblr transition. The article about the picture of the children texting on the porch shows how an image can be taken out of context. Thanks for planting the seed of awareness of what could happen if we are not diligent.

I’m also very glad to hear that WordPress is most likely not a candidate for a buy out. I have love, gratitude, and
appreciation for the WordPress community…and your updates!

Raena Lynn


Sindi May 26, 2013 at 3:42 pm

1 TB is such a big deal, that’s why I like Flickr so much, it is the best place for HQ photos to share!


Chery Schmidt May 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm

Hi Kim! Thanks for the great video! We can always count on you to keep us informed on all the new updates. Not sure how you find the time to do everything you do Kim.. Thanks again for all you do.. Chery :)
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Christina May 27, 2013 at 12:22 am

oh wow that’s really great & It’s really nice to hear this great news about pinterest. Kim I feel happy to know this news & well Kim you are great. You always share something interesting & unique news & post & that why I love your this site :)


Quynhlan May 28, 2013 at 3:10 am

I love to use Pinterest and Google+ in marketing. It’s no doubt that they bring me a good result through those social marketing tools. Tumblr is cool too. Thank you for your great article. Your video is very nice. It’ easier to understand. Thank u again.


Ash Khan May 28, 2013 at 4:34 am

Hi Kim, the video is awesome and very helpful too. Thanks for sharing.


Jane Fores May 28, 2013 at 11:10 pm

Hi Kim,
thank you so much for the awesome information of the latest changes. I mainly interested in Pinterest, but slowly I will also join the others such as Tumblr, SnapChat etc to promote my site.
Great post by you. Thanks :))


Apollo May 29, 2013 at 2:20 am

I think I may have been a bit late to Pinterest, but start to get used to it. I prefer it over Twitter already.


Dan May 29, 2013 at 10:48 am

Wow. A TB of storage!? A couple of years ago I would never have imagined you could get that much space online.


Tammy May 30, 2013 at 9:50 am

Hi Kim, wow your website is a great resource. Question about Pinterest. I love the site! Although mainly I love it because I cook and I use it for personal reasons. I’m having a hard time using it for business. Do you find you get referral traffic from there? Interested in your personal experience.

Again thanks for all you do!


Jerry Hardy May 30, 2013 at 8:19 pm

the 1TB storage is awesom,so I return to flicker after 1 year’s drop.Recently I’m learning how to bring traffic from Pinterest to my site or my blog,Thanks for your collection of these updates,Kim.


Rybarske Potreby May 31, 2013 at 1:27 am

I love the new pinterest layout, i prefer way more than the old one. thanks for the update


Paul Lee May 31, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I am very impressed on getting 1 T of space. I am about to dump all of my pictures there and hope they don’t charge me for keeping them there later.


Brian Hawkins June 1, 2013 at 12:01 am

I’m pretty happy with the 1TB of space on Flickr. I stopped using Flickr after I decided a pro account was no longer necessary with the arrival of Pinterest. Once I went back to a free account and was limited to just 100 viewable images, it just seems like a dinosaur not worth our time. I’ve had that acct for almost 6 years so I didn’t try deleting it. With the new layout and more space than I’ll ever use, I’m post there again. With Yahoo’s bad track record, we’ll see how things turn out with both Flickr and Tumblr.
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sneha June 1, 2013 at 12:13 am

No doubt pinterest is good source of traffic and this new update make embellish this site.


Mitch June 2, 2013 at 6:41 am

tumblr was getting big fast, i think it have the value to be the next facebook.
I am getting amazing results when it comes to traffic from tumblr i hope yahoo is not planning on doing something crazy with it.
I’m reading allot of good comments about pinterest here, anyone can recommend a good article how to drive great traffic from pinterest ??
Many thanks.


Gaurav Sharma June 2, 2013 at 7:43 am

The new improvement and the best improvement of Pinterest is adding an analytic board with his social media. By that, every Pinterest profile user check his profile reach like Facebook fan page reach and also get a notification of how many likes and repins has been done on his profile.
the new news of yahoo bought tumblr is great but i didn’t see any updation right now. I don’t think that they are going to change tumblr interface but they can try to make tumblr more SEO optimize in future.


Vivek Baghel June 3, 2013 at 12:15 am

Hi Kim,
I wasn’t much aware about Pinterest but now I’m moving toward Pinterest. It’s really nice & wonderful network to connect with word.


Victoria June 3, 2013 at 10:03 am

Great podcast! As I’m also interested in SMM, I wonder if you agree with the recent rumors that Facebook will be “dead” soon, because of it’s friendship system – many people, especially young are now moving to the Tumblr as it doesn’t require personal information or photos and they can communicate there only with those they want – no parents and teaches, as on Facebook


Hossam June 4, 2013 at 11:19 am

Well i am going to stick with facebook social media marketing because i dont like pinterest but thanks for this article , i bookmarked the website :D


Howard Daniel June 6, 2013 at 12:28 am

Thanks Kim, for updating us on what is happening on social marketing. I have used Pinterest many times and what amazes me most about Pinterest is its wide variety. I am really excited to see the new look of Pinterest.


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