Social Media Slice for November 21, 2019: Pinterest Updates Lens Feature to Improve Visual Search; Create YouTube Thumbnails That Win the Click; 15 Podcast Tools to Take Your Show from Good to Great


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📌 Pinterest Updates Lens Feature to Improve Visual Search-
Do you know about Visual Search? It uses Pinterest Lens to allow potential customers to take a photo of something they see out in the world and turn it into a search on the platform! Sounds great. Read on. It’s getting better.

“With Pinterest’s investments in pioneering technology, computer vision, and machine learning, Pinners benefit from communicating what they want in an instant, without resorting to obscure strings of terms, hoping that they’ll find what they want. We see significant value for brands to tap into visual search on Pinterest as it will allow wider discovery by tastemakers and drive meaningful consumer engagements online and off.” – Kieley Taylor, Pinterest’s Global Head of Social

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SLICE SPECIAL OF THE DAY

📌 Create YouTube Thumbnails That Win the Click-
We found a great video tutorial that will help you make quick but impressive thumbnails. YouTube expert Owen Video shares a scalable system for making thumbnails that get more clicks, and more views on your videos.

“Image
Background
Branding
Text
Clickability” – Owen Video, speaking for Social Media Examiner

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📌 15 Podcast Tools to Take Your Show from Good to Great-
Not doing a podcast for yourself or one for your client’s niche… but you’ve been thinking about it? Or already broadcasting and feel ready to boost your numbers past 20 people? We have inside info on some tools that might help.

“Audacity is an excellent free option for editing your podcast. It’s especially easy if you plan to use only one take, with few cuts. The UI is easy to use and beginner friendly. However, if you have to make a lot of cuts or move audio around, it’s a little more difficult because of the simplicity of the program.” – Rebecca White, writing in HubSpot

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