How to Effectively Use Pinterest!

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Tips & Tricks to Use Pinterest Effectively

The Secret to Blogging success…is a PINNABLE IMAGE with every post!

  • Create a PINNABLE Image for Each Post  -tall images are repinned more frequently than wide images (and they show up better too!)

 

  • PIN from the actual post – not the url for your main blog! – when you pin, make sure you select the specific post and pin using the post url (if you don’t do this your pins will link to your main blog and people will have to search for the specific post manually)

 

  • Watermark your images with your blog url – this is easily done using a free image program like PicMonkey (Affiliate Link: PicMonkey) – this ensures that even if your image is repinned multiple times & your “description” is rewritten – you can still be found!

 

 

  • Use Keywords in Your Board Names – this will help people find you when they search on Pinterest – for example instead naming your board “Free Patterns” – add the keyword CROCHET… to make your board name: Free Crochet Patterns


  • Populate the “Category” and “Description” sections on your Boards – this is important – for searches by category and keyword searches!  Here is a look at one of my boards:

 

 

  • Add Pinterest Goodies to your Blog! Add a “Pin it” Button to each Image and/or a Board Widget to your sidebar – Pinterest Goodies Link – make it easier for people to share your images!

 

  • Use Rich Pins! – this service is available for specific types of pins (articles, recipes, products and movies) – for more information here is the direct link to Rich Pins

 

  • INFOGRAPHICS & “How-To’s” are very popular! – if you don’t have a photo for your post – create a word image, quote, or an infographic

 

  • PIN from the original source link – instead of REPINNING – try clicking the image and then PIN it from the original source – this will have the PIN link directly to the source (plus it will let you see if the PIN is linking properly!)

 

 

Goodies – to use with Pinterest!

Pinstamatic  No Longer Available

I really like this site….do you want to PIN a snapshot of your website? Create a Pinnable Quote? Add a Sticky Note as a PIN! Create a PIN of a Favorite Song with Album Artwork? Share your Twitter Profile? Add a Date to a Pinterest Board? Add Captions to your Photos? Map a location as a PIN?
 
You can do all of these things on Pinstamatic for FREE 🙂
 
Have fun!!
 
One Tip I will share is this:

 

 
You can also edit your Description –

 

 

Share As Image

Has a free version and a PRO Version – the free version allows you to PIN words as images in black and white – the PRO Version ($6.99) allows you to use a variety of colours and Fonts.

Things you might want to keep in mind!

Maximum # of boards you can have: 50
Maximum # of PINS you can PIN: 100,000
Maximum # of Likes you can use: 100,000
You can stop people from pinning from your blog – if this is something you want to do the instructions & codes are available from Pinterest in the article Prevent pinning from your site.
Minimum PIN size: 100 x 200 pixels
Videos you can PIN: YouTube, Vimeo & Ted
Group Boards – you can collaborate on boards with other PINNERS – the PINS you add still count toward your PINS (see limits above)
Hopefully you found something helpful in this post!
Here is a PINNABLE image for you to PIN!
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