I have a confession to make – I am a bit of Pinterest addict. When I make my first cup of coffee in the morning, I check my Facebook, then Instagram and then I am all over Pinterest (best for last, yeah?). So automatically, I like to have my blog Pinterest ready so other could enjoy my blog content on Pinterest and share it easily.
First, what is so called “Pinterest-ready”?
If you are new to this, this all might sound like a lot (or maybe not since it’s only four steps). Let’s talk about it more, step by step, okay?
1. Pin-it button.
What is this : Pin it button is a button that appears on your pictures when people will hover on them, so visitors could easily add your content to their Pinterest boards.
I am using this white plus square as a Pin it button.
How do you get one : if you are using WordPress, you can download a plugin, that allows you not only add a simple Pin-it button, but it will let you to add a custom Pin-it button and pick the location of the button, size, and the minimum size that will be used for Pin-it button to appear. I am currently using this one.
2. Rich Pins
What is this : Rich pins adds a little quality to your pins, making them official. Whenever you add something from your website, you will see your symbol and “from ‘the name of your page'” right above your pin. It makes all look way fancier.
How do you get them : I think I will not explain it better as the do in the Pinterest, so you can check out their guide here. If you are using Jetpack WordPress plugin, there is a section where you can add the code for rich pins. It is a bit more difficult with Blogger though, but also doable.
3. Pinterest Analytics
What is this : Well, as you have your blog analytics either via Google Analytics or just using build in Analytics, you can have the same in Pinterest. You would see which pins are doing better, how much people visit your Pinterest and any other useful stats.
How do you do that: First, you have to turn your regular Pinterest account into a business one (or create a new one, but I wouldn’t recommend to do so). It will take you few minutes and you will lose nothing and gain few bonuses. You can do it here. Then you just go to Pinterest Analytics and voila! You will see your stats.
4. Build-in description
What is that: I hate when I try to pin the picture from my blog and the description is the title of the picture. Who would be interested in “IMG_8984”? I usually add the description manually, but let’s say someone else would pin my pin and it would have this IMG description. Bummer.
How do you fix that : again, if you are using WordPress, whenever you add a picture to your media library, and press on the picture you can see few fields you can add some info to. So you spot “alt text” field, and this is where you add your Pinterest description. Now whenever people will add your picture to their Pinterest profiles, they will see your awesome picture description.
Tip : you might need to re-upload pictures to your blog post, so be sure to first add Pinterest description then add pictures to the blog.
After completing these four steps, your blog is ready to be pinned away! Congratulations!
If you are looking for Pinterest inspiration, you can also check out my page for fashion, design, home and blogging inspiration.