Increasing website traffic is one of my big goals for 2015, so I will be doing all that I can to take full advantage of social media to help speed things along. Naturally I want to get as much traffic as I can from my personal favorite social media site, Pinterest. I started doing a little research to determine what exactly is a perfect pin in 2015, what is going to drive the most traffic to my site. After reading through a few articles and having a look at my Pinterest analytics a few things became very clear. Here are my 3 quick tips to create the perfect pin, every time.
This is a big one, and it not only applies to Pinterest, but all across the social media land. A great blog post title can get you a ton of clicks and shares. You can check out this great pin that has fill in the blank title suggestions to help spark your creativity.
Beautiful Pinterest Friendly Image
Since Pinterest is made up of images, it almost goes without saying that a great image can take you from a few social media shares to a few dozen repins. For the love of everything sweet in this world, please make sure you have permission to use the image on your blog. If you are not into stock images there are lots of places online that you can scout for images that are okay for commercial use.
Optimize on WordPress
This is a big piece of the perfect pin puzzle. There are a few things you want to do to help optimize your WordPress images for Pinterest.
- You want to be sure that you are filling in the meta description on all your pages and posts. It’s super simple to do, just instal an SEO plugin such as YOAST SEO and fill out your blog title and the description you want to go along with the pin.
- When naming your images, be sure that it is a descriptive name, your blog post usually works like a charm for this. Also include the name in the ALT tag.
- Last but not least add you pin-able image to the featured image section of your page/post to be sure that when they click the Pin it button, the right image is shared.
These WordPress tips not only helps to create the perfect pin – it also makes the pin show up in Pinterest’s search, thus increasing your repins even more – yay!