Posted April 16, 2013 2:32 pm by with 9 comments

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Pinterest isn’t exactly a household name. . . yet. . . but the photo bookmarking site is slowly creeping in to our consciousness from all directions. This week, Pinterest made inroads at Bing and Barnes & Noble.

On the Bing side, you’ll now find a Pinterest “Pin It” button on every image that appears when you do a search. I tested it by searching for Lemurs. I picked my favorite photo of the bunch then almost fell out of my chair when I read the caption.


The lemur’s name is Boris!? (Check my byline) To the right, you see the new “Pin It” button. One click and you’re Pinterest bound.

Here’s the important part:

Bing automatically links and gives proper attribution to the original, high-resolution source, saving you the hassle of tracking it down yourself.

Is that sarcasm? Because, of course, everyone always tracks down the original source of any photo they use on the internet. This one came from a blog called Boris and Gleb. Darn. I liked it better when it was the lemur’s name. It took me a few seconds to find the source on the photo. I didn’t realize that the blog name was clickable. It’s also listed in the lower right corner under other suggestions. Google does a much better job of linking images to their original source, but that’s a discussion for another day.

Bing also used their announcement post to call attention to image filtering. I don’t know if this is a new site feature, but it’s new to me.

Take advantage of the full breadth of Bing image search tools like sorting and filtering by size, color, layout, and more. You can even do image search within a specific website, for example, see all “summer dresses” on

· “summer dresses”

· “swimsuit”

· “grill recipes”


In other Pinterest news, the app will now come pre-loaded along with Facebook and Twitter on all NOOK tablets from Barnes and Noble. That’s a big vote of confidence for the little social network – right up there with the big boys.

If you already own a NOOK, you can download the app for free from the NOOK Store.

Today’s takeaway: if your business isn’t on Pinterest yet, it’s time to get started.


  • muhamad fawad
  • This is amazing step of Bing. It shows how Search Engine needs full support of Social Media. But my question is that Where is the button? For Example I have search large patio umbrella site: on bing/images , images comes out but I cant see Pintrest Button! Can you plz help me?

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  • Pinterest is really good site for social media.. our site is also help in social media.

  • Leslie Hawes

    More headaches for the real original copyright holders. Those links do NOT go back the original copyright holder, but to the link where the Bing images ‘crawler robots’ picked up the image…could have been from a site that was using the image without copyright permission in the first place. Bing and the pin button are just perpetuating the copyright nightmare that Pinterest started. yuk.

  • This is just another way of harming creativity by making infringement easier. I have a no pin code on my site and Bing is by passing it. When my images are stolen and show up on sites that do not have my permission to display them it is theft, pure and simple and they do that often. So if my image shows on their site that is not linking back to mine. As Leslie said “Bing and the pin button are just perpetuating the copyright nightmare that Pinterest started.”

  • A very good step by Bing.
    Regards : Jake

  • CK Caldwell

    Bing DID NOT link you to the copyright holder.
    I did a search for the lemur image you love so much. It has been used so many times on so many blogs, etc that the search results fill up more than 9 pages on google.
    This cute little lemur has been stolen so many times he no longer has a true home. The search you did on Bing gave you Boris and Gleb. They don’t own the copyright.
    Bing image search gave you a selection of thieves. You have just joined their ranks by stealing the lemur image and using it here thereby violating copyright law yourself.
    Bing actively participates in violating the rights of artists and by offering the PinIt Button they encourage copyright infringement.
    You just proved the points made by all artists who know Bing and Pinterest are a deadly combination.

  • Duane Eddy

    Pain in the f***ing a$$ – how do I avoid this crap? You accidentally click on a photo and it takes you to bing, which is ABSOLUTELY NOT where I would go to search for anything. I wonder how much they have to pay out for this monopolistic unfair trade practice? I curse Bing and wish a plague of viruses to infect all of their servers