by Joanne T Ferguson —What’s On The List
As a Home Cook, I try and inspire people one recipe and one event at a time!
If you are new to Pinterest or even a “seasoned pinner,” I thought I could share some of my practical observations from viewing numerous websites and pins daily and weekly about how bloggers “simply get it wrong.
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I do not claim to be a Pinterest expert, but hope my article will cause you to think about how you are currently setting up your pins and how your pins reflect who you are as a blogger.
For the sake of this article, I am going to presume you have a Pinterest account, Pinterest Boards and know “the basics” of pinning and repinning.
Pinterest is a collection of boards that is a unique story of what a
person is interested in.
People’s motives for interacting on Pinterest vary from person to person, but I think we will all agree: Pinterest is addictive (in a good way) and one could get lost for hours, if not days on Pinterest; and easily!
So you want your pins to be shared?
PLEASE…make it easy for other people to do!
My hints and tips will be in bold letters; Install the Pinterest “Pin It” Buttons; information from Pinterest Help Center.
As my friend Natasha from Natasha in Oz shares:
When you click on a pin, it should direct you back to the original source.
When you repin, make sure the pin reverts back to the original source.
Did you know how you identify your image in your blog post is the description on Pinterest when someone pins it?; Specifically identify your images, especially the first one that appears at the top of your blog post!
How many times when I pin someone’s image, there is no description at Pinterest or it comes up IMG_101 in the description box with nothing else.
It is not up to the person who repins to have to fix or update a description in my opinion!
Do you know size image works best for Pinterest?
If not, I think you should know, don’t you?
I have been guilty of resizing images on my blog to improve my blog speed via my blog host, only to find, my images are not optimized for Pinterest!
Which one is more important? mmmmm
Do you know what is the minimum pixels an image on a website needs to be in order to pin?
I’ll help you out with this answer: 100 x 200 pixels.
Do you ever do an audit on your site by typing:
www.pinterest.com/source/yourwebsite.com to see what images are being shared on your blog?
Why not check it out and do one today as the feedback will be helpful and the storyline of what is shared on Pinterest will tell the story about you and your blog today!