Choosing an appropriate category for your Pinterest board is an important detail that enables your board to be more readily found. When you fail to set a category for your board, it cannot be found via the main navigation menu. The only other ways for the board to be found is through typing search terms in the search box in the upper left corner of the screen. You can also search via a 3rd party search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing. The search looks for terms set in the board and pin descriptions.
Choosing an appropriate category is an often overlooked detail. In the early days of Pinterest other users used to be able to “suggest” a category for uncategorized boards. Now if you don’t choose a category, other users cannot help you select one.
Changing or selecting a category for you board is a straightforward process that can be accomplished in just 3 steps!
- From your home screen (e.g. mine is http://pinterest.com/pintalk/boards/ ) click on the cover image board you want to edit and click on the word “edit.” [image 1]
- Drop down the Category menu, choose a category for your board. [image 2]
- Save changes and you’re DONE! [image 3]