Hey everyone! Today on this lovely Wednesday morning, I wanted to share a few tips with you that I use for my Pinterest Account for Blogging.
I will be dropping a few links, and recommendations. Nothing on here costs, but everything is from personal experience!
So first, I had a few just straightforward tips for pinning. Pinterest really likes it If you pin more of other people’s stuff than your own. Of course, pinning your own is important- But pinning other people’s stuff when you are first starting out may be even more important! Weird right?
Also, if you are serious about Pinning and Blogging, switch your account over to a business account!! Then you can promote your posts, as well as you can see your monthly Pinterest Views.
Another tip, and possibly one of THE most important things you will do on Pinterest… PIN QUALITY IMAGES. Make sure they are longer than they are wide, clear, good quality, and show what your post is about. If someone clicks on a picture of a dolphin, and it takes them to a post about monkeys, or food… your pin clicks are going to go way down. Your picture needs to illustrate what your post is actually about.
Text overlay is very important on Pinterest. Which means having text on your pictures. It is so important! I want to see your picture of cookies, of course, but I also want to know before I click what kind of cookies are they. What is so good about yours vs everyone else’s cookies? I use CANVA for this. It is an app, and also a website on a computer. Canva allows you to do long pins, or any pin of any size while on the computer. Using the app, you can use some formats already designed for different platforms!
RICH PINS!!! I cannot stress this enough!!! Go here and convert your pins to rich pins. It will have you embed a code into your html part of your post, and change a few words for description, recipe, link, etc. Then when you pin from that site.. it is going to be bold! If it is a recipe, it will show people at the bottom of your pin, under the description, what ingredients are in your recipe! How cool is that??
Join some Pinterest Group boards!! Make some of your own and invite your followers to join them!! I have a few up to join too. Follow me at Raising Human Beans, and comment here or message me on there with your Pinterest.com/ your username. The boards I have open are Unschooling/Homeschooling, Blog, Dinner recipes, Breakfast recipes, Food Bloggers, and Family Travel Destinations!!
Last but certainly not least, join some Facebook groups designed for helping your Pinterest follow and REPIN. I have a Faccebook group called Pinterest REPIN Hub, where we have a theme everyday and we repin each other’s pins!! The only requirements are the pictures must be good quality, the post must be in English, and when you place it it must be in one of these themes- Food, Parenting, Travel, Blogging, Homeschooling, Fashion. We have catch up days, and Follow days. Join the group and then check out the Pinned post! We are small, but growing everyday. 🙂