How much authority do you think Google is putting on social shares? The fact that it can be manipulated just as easy as SERPs (buying followers, purchasing likes, etc.) makes me believe that if this does gain clout then the next step will be some other fluffy animal destroyed by Google making us fear it...
As a former #copywriter, I must agree. A lack of content strategy is a serious pitfall many SEO agencies and campaigns forget about, which is completely unacceptable. Content is the crux of any social media platform and website.
Finally, for all you gentlemen who have been wondering about this Pinterest thing, and for all SEOers and Internet marketers wondering how to make a buck off of this new social media site - I have your answers!!
I am a University of Maryland graduate with 2 years work experience in the online marketing field. I am currently working for a search engine marketing firm managing client campaigns and the company's social media campaign.