How to get more re-pins with bigger photos

I’ve got a quick tip for you today since I’ve been working feverishly all week to get the new ebook ready to launch on Tues. (You’ve entered to win a copy, right??)

How to get more Pinterest pins with bigger photos

You probably already know that taller pins take up more real estate on Pinterest, which makes them more likely to catch your eye than horizontal pins. This is really lame for people like me who blog mostly horizontal photos. So I’ve figured out a way around it…

First, I created a template (so I can use the same design every time) in Photoshop that is about 500px wide by 800px tall. It can be as tall as you like if you’ve got lots of information to add. Next I added the photo and text along with a teeny tiny ‘From XOSarah.com’

In Pinterest I clicked ‘upload a pin,’ uploaded, added a description, and pinned it. Now, for some reason Pinterest doesn’t allow you to add a link, so you have to be a little sneaky. Once the pin is posted, click Edit and you’ll be able to add a link to your blog post.

Now you’ve got a larger pin without having to post giant photos or edit the width of your blog!

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Comments

  1. Kristy Daum says

    This is great, I need to start doing this! And I totally forgot; but ages ago you wrote a post about editing the Photo Description in Blogger, so that when people pin your photos, there is real info in the comment box not just gibberish. Thanks for that post too :-)

  2. Robyn says

    I have to admit that I didn’t quite get what you meant at first, but I checked out some of your pins to get it. Genius! Before I was always just cropping part of the post picture to make it fit for Pinterest, but then I struggled with losing good parts of the images. This makes so much more sense, and it looks great too. Thanks for sharing this!

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