I found out the hard way last week that nobody would be able to “pin” one of my poetry blog posts because there was no media fitting the criteria needed for Pinterest to create a pin. This is a high quality (larger) image or embedded video that it can detect and use as a thumbnail when adding a pin.
Check out this video showing you how to check for Pinterest compatibility and what to do to make sure all of your posts and pages are Pinterest compatible.
Make sure you double check your blog to see if it is Pinterest compatible, because with 10+ million users already, this is one network that can’t be ignored.
I have already heard some bloggers talk about how Pinterest is showing as a referrer in Google Analytics to their sites, and I am curious to know how many of my readers are already using Pinterest?
I also added a Pinterest Pin button here on DragonBlogger.com, to make it easier to Pin an article with 1 click.
In case you can’t watch the video, here are the steps.
- Step 1 – Attempt to PIN one of your blog posts to Pinterest if you get “no suitable image or video found” error you know you have to make a change.
- Step 2 – Make sure you either change your header logo/image in header.php to a larger one that Pinterest can recognize or make sure you embed a picture of at least 350px width in every article to allow for Pinterest to have a “set” image it can pick up for the article.