Pinterest has taken the Internet by storm. In 2012, it saw a phenomenal growth spurt as retailers, Internet marketers, authors, and major brands all realized the Power of the Pin.

Pinterest – and Pinterest strategies are evolving almost daily. And, along with Pinterest’s growth we’ve seen the growth of third party applications designed to help pinners pin, marketers market, and business build brands. Among those applications are

• iPhone and iPad apps
• WordPress plugins
• Sites to analyze pin traffic

In this manual you’ll learn how Pinterest was born, how to use the service,getting the most bang from your profile, ideas for marketing your products or services, and smart ways to run Pinterest contests.

Happy Pinning! See you on the boards.