Most savvy Pinterest users know that taller images have the highest rate of engagement and click-through. Since they are taller they cover more screen real estate and are more likely to be seen and clicked on.
Because of this many people have begun adding tall, Pinterest-optimized images into their blog posts in hopes that it will encourage people to pin them.
But the problem is– most social sharing buttons (or even the Pin browser extension) will just grab any image off of the page and make the pinner choose which one they think is the best one. On top of that, most pinners will choose to keep whatever default text is populated into the pin description because they don’t want to do the work of crafting the description.
So your success is determined on how much the person pinning your content knows (or cares) about optimizing the things they pin.
Well, we just don’t think that’s ideal. So we give you the option to upload a Pinterest-specific image right from inside your WordPress editor and set the description yourself so that when someone clicks your Pin button they are automatically given the right image and the right description.
Simply scroll down to the Social Warfare Custom Options box under your blog post editor.
Scroll to the Custom Pinterest Image and click the “Add media” button. Once you’ve uploaded the image, just type your pin description in the Pinterest Description box.
Pinterest Need-to-Know FYI
Recently Pinterest has been making some changes to how it displays the pin image preview and has caused some people to believe the feature isn’t working properly.
In the video above I show and explain that even though you might click on the Pin button and the image that pops up looks square the full image will be shared on Pinterest.