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I envision this like of LookBook platform becoming like flexible websites. Another such site is Lookcast.com, which has an ecommerce back end.
If you were looking for a way to create a Pinterest-like board, that can integrate web sites, images, video clips and files, and that you can embed within your content, like this, then you should give a good look to LookBooks.
LookBooks is a web service which allows you to curate embeddable visual information boards in which you can organize all content types.
A LookBook looks somewhat like a Pinterest board in which you can manually arrange individual tiles and integrate multiple types of information items, alongside your notes and comments to tell a story or to contextualize the different items presented.
LookBooks can be easily shared, published on the LookBookHQ web site or embedded on any site or blog and can be easily measured in terms of traffic and usage analytics.
Free 30-day trial.
Paid plans (targeted at enterprise customers): $250-2500/mo
My comment: There is a long-standing and growing need for a curation tool, that while extending Pinterest style visual collection abilities provided the ability to manually arrange board items, to include information objects beyond simple images and to be embedded on any web site or blog.
LookBooks fulfills therefore a growing need that Pinterest may not be interested in leveraging yet. Unfortunately LookBooks has chosen a pricing strategy and free-trial strategy (someone has to contact you to get you in) that cuts it out of getting any early traction through early adopters and, as a consequence, I think it may remain a model for other newcomers to exploit more than a useful tool that I can recommend you to take on your toolkit right away.
More info: http://lookbookhq.com
LookBook example integrated in an article: http://contentmarketinginstitute.com/2013/06/essential-content-templates-checklists/
Other LookBook examples: http://lookbookhq.com/content/#section=example
"When you type a word into the search bar — like San Francisco, beaches or BBQ — you can filter results by clicking “Just my pins”. We’ll show you everything you’ve pinned with that keyword in the pin description. Be sure to add words in your descriptions that will help you find that pin again."
Handy filter as your collection gets big.
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I'm still not convinced about Pinterest, but am willing to learn more.
Even more reasons to love Pinterest...
You’ve optimized every part of your website – but have you checked your Pinterest SEO potential? Learn how to use Pinterest to increase your search ranking and drive traffic to your site. It’s no secret that SEO is an extremely important part of any marketing mix. The right keywords, linking to the right content, shared to the right sites, help your domain rank higher in search.
However, there’s probably a valuable tool for traffic that you haven’t thought of – Pinterest SEO. By applying a few tweaks to your Pinterest profile, pins and website, you can easily take advantage of Pinterest’s viral nature and recieve the SEO bump you’ve been looking for....
Improve the SEO of your profile, boards, pins, website and interactions
Local tip - if your business is local, use the location on your profile to show where you are, as well as a common abbreviation for it.
Include PinIT buttons on all your website images and choose keyword rich file names.
GREAT SEO summary, but all this assumes you know what keyword phrases are important to your business.
Some really useful information on Pinterest and how to make the most of it for SEO, well worth a read.
Wow and I mean Wow. it's a surprisingLY, comprehensive guide and superb advice on Pinterest SEO shared by Melissa Megginson. A must-read for content marketers, marketing managers and PR pros.