In 5 months my page views went from a 1,000 a month to over 5,500. I attribute this growth to pinning “Pinterest friendly” images. Here are tips to improve the design of your images.
- Create branded images – Using colors, fonts, and layout, design a consistent look that represents your blog or website. An eye catching image will encourage pinners to repin and click through to the post. Use a consistent look and pinners will start to recognize your pins!
My advice – create a template in Photoshop (or other photo editing software) that you can reuse every time.
- Use quality photos. Take better photos by adding lots of lighting. Edit your photos to make them look their best. Play with the highlights and shadows, color balance or cast, and saturation. Or use stock photos.
- Add text on top of the image to clearly convey the subject of the post. Make sure the text is legible. Text should be high contrast to the background image to stand out. Dark text if the background is light and vice versa.
- Create tall vertical images. I design my images to be 735 pixels wide x 1100 pixels high.
- Enter Alt Text. When I add an image to my blog post in WordPress I enter a description in the Alt Text space – using relevant keywords. This text shows up as the pin description when the image is pinned.
Need help with the design of your blog post images? I can help, just email me with the subject “May Pin Promo” and get your first branded image plus a psd template file for only $75. Includes custom color, font, layout, and stock image.
Repinning is recommended to get your pins out there. I pin my images every day. Apps like Tailwind help automate this.
Think about the call to action in the post you are leading visitors to. What do you want them to do? Include related posts at the bottom of your post. Consider creating “Popular Posts” or “Start Here” pages to help new visitors to your site know where to go next.