Add a Pinterest Pin It Button
If you haven’t gotten on board with Pinterest, you really should. Pinterest is a great way to generate traffic for your site, by just adding the Pinterest Pin It button to your individual blog posts such as recipes and how to projects. From my experience, I seem to generate more Pinterest traffic from the posts in which I’ve manually added the Pin It button to the top and bottom of the post.
Over the holidays, I blogged very little but my Broccoli Rice Casserole generated as much or more traffic than the days that I did blog. The best thing about this recipe and pin was that I didn’t publicize the recipe during this time!
If you’ve never manually created a Pinterest Pin It Button, don’t worry. It’s NOT hard or time consuming. Simply use material that you’ve already generated for you blog post to copy and paste into the appropriate blanks on Pinterest. This is how you do it:
- Login to Pinterest.
- In the Upper right corner go to About.
- Pinning your BEST picture ensures that people will pin the picture that you want pinned versus a random picture getting pinned.
- Use the Meta Description of your post as the Pinterest Description. No need to reinvent the wheel.
<a href=”http://pinterest.com/pin/create/button/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdealsfrommsdo.com%2F%3Fp%3D1842&media=http%3A%2F%2Fdealsfrommsdo.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F01%2FBroccoli-Rice-e1358694419452.jpg&description=Broccoli%20Rice%20Casserole%20is%20easy%20to%20make%20with%20simple%20ingredients%20and%20step-by%20step%20directions%20with%20pictures.%20Make%20large%20batches%2C%20freeze%2C%20and%20reheat%20as%20needed.” count-layout=”horizontal”><img border=”0″ src=”//assets.pinterest.com/images/PinExt.png” title=”Pin It” /></a>