A while ago I was reading a blog post that mentioned that Pinterest Savvy: Strategies, Plans, and Tips to Grow Your Business with Pinterest was free on kindle over the weekend. (It’s under £3 to purchase and well worth that small investment – you also get access to worksheets from the Pinterest Savvy site.) I took a punt as I hear all these amazing stories about American bloggers who’s main source of traffic is from pinterest.
After reading a few pages it was apparent where I was going wrong! It wasn’t just about annotations and pretty pictures (although that helps!) One thing I had no idea about was rich pins, but a quick look on my Harry Potter Party Board and it was obvious to me that those posts that I had found via google searches had indeed “rich pins”.
Rich pins are pins from your website which get extra promotion – now wouldn’t we all like that!
You can see that not only does it state your website as the source but your favicon (logo) is shown, the title is a bold-type headline and the first few lines from the post where the image has been pinned from.
So how does one get a rich pin?
Follow this link – https://developers.pinterest.com/rich_pins/validator/ choose ANY post from your blog (for this blog I choose How to maximise the share potential of images as its a popular pinned post and for Charlie Moo’s blog How to make an Elsa dress for less than £10 which is very popular)
Click validate and wait – apparently it can take up for a month to be approved but I think it’s well worth the wait. If you go check out one of your boards and have a quick scan those rich pins you are instantly drawn too. So what are you waiting for!
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