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Old 09-01-2014, 08:53 PM
 
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I'm getting fed up with Pinterest pictures dominating google images. I use google images for inspiration. When I see something I like, I go to the webpage to see the picture better and to get information about the products and materials used for the décor. Lately, Pinterest is popping up in every search. Clicking on the picture takes me to a Pinterest webpage with many, many pictures. It's hard to find the picture I wanted. When I do, there's almost zero information about the source, the products used, etc. Grrrrrr!
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:27 AM
 
Location: NC
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Why not exclude pinterest results? In the search terms just add this: -pinterest
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Old 09-02-2014, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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luv4 horses, I never thought of that, thanks. Hopes, you know better than most, the fun is in the hunt.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:04 AM
 
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I'm getting fed up with Pinterest pictures dominating google images. I use google images for inspiration. When I see something I like, I go to the webpage to see the picture better and to get information about the products and materials used for the décor. Lately, Pinterest is popping up in every search. Clicking on the picture takes me to a Pinterest webpage with many, many pictures. It's hard to find the picture I wanted. When I do, there's almost zero information about the source, the products used, etc. Grrrrrr!
Hopes! I'm sorry you're so frustrated. I always like when you post here.

Let me suggest something to you that may seem counter-intuitive: try using a pinterest account! I find the searches within Pinterest to be better and more accurate than searching on google for decor (I get more results and more specific results because of the way items are tagged etc.). Additionally, and this may be the most important piece of information for you, if you click on the item within Pinterest, it will take you *directly* to that vendors website if the pin was set up properly.

I will admit that it doesn't always work depending on how someone pinned it and which vendor they pinned from, but I just had to share this with you because the reason you dislike it so much is the exact reason why I love it! When I do a search within pinterest and find items I love, when click on them to open them, if I like what I see from the larger picture, I can then click again and be taken directly to the vendor or blog where that picture was featured which I love.

Hopefully this helps?
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:38 AM
 
Location: MA
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Hopes! I'm sorry you're so frustrated. I always like when you post here.

Let me suggest something to you that may seem counter-intuitive: try using a pinterest account! I find the searches within Pinterest to be better and more accurate than searching on google for decor (I get more results and more specific results because of the way items are tagged etc.). Additionally, and this may be the most important piece of information for you, if you click on the item within Pinterest, it will take you *directly* to that vendors website if the pin was set up properly.

I will admit that it doesn't always work depending on how someone pinned it and which vendor they pinned from, but I just had to share this with you because the reason you dislike it so much is the exact reason why I love it! When I do a search within pinterest and find items I love, when click on them to open them, if I like what I see from the larger picture, I can then click again and be taken directly to the vendor or blog where that picture was featured which I love.

Hopefully this helps?
I agree, join Pinterest! When I first saw the title of this post I thought it was going to be something about how you spend all of your time looking things up. It's addictive! Agree that not everybody sources their pins but a lot of other people add extra info in the description that doesn't appear in the original, so it truly is a wealth of information. Best is you get to recognize and follow pinners whose style you like, often they have done similar searches and basically will have done the work for you!
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:32 PM
 
Location: NY
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Are you on Houzz? I use Pinterest for some home inspiration, but prefer Houzz because many off the decorators, builders, architects, etc. give info on the images.
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:42 PM
 
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I'm getting fed up with Pinterest pictures dominating google images. I use google images for inspiration. When I see something I like, I go to the webpage to see the picture better and to get information about the products and materials used for the décor. Lately, Pinterest is popping up in every search. Clicking on the picture takes me to a Pinterest webpage with many, many pictures. It's hard to find the picture I wanted. When I do, there's almost zero information about the source, the products used, etc. Grrrrrr!
Down with Pinterest!! I agree, let's make this stupid thing illegal. Worse, there is almost never any really useful information there. Someone has just pinned a picture, but you don't know the brand, the cost, the location, the material, or whatever. And it sucks me in every time, since the picture looks like just what I want in a website - but then it's not a website, it's just some disconnected and therefore useless pic.
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Are you on Houzz? I use Pinterest for some home inspiration, but prefer Houzz because many off the decorators, builders, architects, etc. give info on the images.
That's ironic because I was just about to post that I like Pinterest better than Houzz because it's easier to get to the original site of something on Pinterest most of the time. On Houzz, unless I am using it wrong, I see questions about specifics, with people wanting to know manufacturers or specific color or style names but I don't see answers. On Pinterest, I can generally click on the image and then get a link to the original source site for the photo.

Houzz does have better pictures, though!
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:47 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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If you have an image and you want the source, there is a website called TinEye that will let you put in the URL of the picture and then it will look at the image and search the web for other occurrences of the image. I've found that very handy before, as far as trying to find the source of an image.

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Old 09-04-2014, 03:22 PM
 
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google image reverse lookup can be handy too.

But yes Pinterest is a generally good about leading you to the source of an item that you found in a pin.
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