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Pinterest Pin Design Mistakes You Might Make.

Today I’m going to talk to you about the pin images for Pinterest.

Without knowing it or noticing it yourself, you may make these mistakes when making a Pin image.

I’m going to give you some tips, so that you don’t make these mistakes again. You will make better pins and therefore generate more clicks.

Social Media Marketing Tips.

Pinterest Tips.

Of course you want to get as many visitors to your website as possible and so you go pinning a lot on Pinterest.

But what ultimately ensures that people actually come to take a look at your website?

I always say:

You can only make a first impression once!

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That people will click on your images is really a result of what your pin images looks like.

Pinterest SEO is very important, but your pin is what ultimately causes people to click on your image and thus determine how much traffic goes to your website.

The right Pinterest SEO ensures that your pin image will be shown to the right people. It comes into view with all other images of your competitors when they search for what you have to offer. Then your image will make them click on you. Your image must therefore stand out and that is why it’s important that you make a good looking design.

Let’s look at the design flaws. Mistakes may not sound fun, but you should think of them as mistakes that you are unaware of and don’t think about when you create an image.

Tip 1. Boring titles

If you want people to click on your image, make sure your titles are catchy and interesting.

For example, put a number in the title. This can be about a number of tips or better still an amount (4 tips with which you…. Or earn € 1000 per month extra)

You can also make it an interrogative title. If people walk around with that question, you have a good chance that they want to know your answer.

Make your title interesting by adding certain power words. Think for example of: Secrets…, the best…., The most beautiful…., Shocking…. etc. Prevent yourself from exaggerating and appearing implausible.

Try not to make the title too long (I always find this very difficult). As short and clear as possible. Make it clear in a short title what your pin is about and what they get when they click on it.

Tip 2. Not enough contrast

The second mistake that you are not always aware of is the contrast between the (background) image and the text on your pin.

Make sure you choose a clear color for your text, so that the text does not disappear and/or is difficult to see. Also, keep in mind that many followers view Pinterest via their mobile. If they scroll quickly and your text is not noticeable then they scroll quickly further.

What you also have to take into account is that you ensure that the photo of the background is not too busy. This makes it difficult to place a text that is visible. If you still want to use that one busy photo, place an overlay over it or reduce the strength of the transparency (both are possible if you create your images in Canva).

Tip 3. Give all words the same dimensions.

If you give the entire text the same font and size, your text will not stand out. Split your title into pieces and make important words stand out by giving them a different font, color and size.

The biggest word falls into the viewer’s eye and will be noticed first. So make sure the word that stands out tells what your pin is about and best describes your content.

Tip 4. Small text

The last thing I want to discuss with you is that many people are often too afraid to put too big text on a pin image.

Believe me, it’s too small rather than too big! Don’t be afraid to stand out because that’s exactly what you want to achieve on Pinterest. That your pin stands out among the others.

Feel free to try to make an image where you spread the text all over the image.

Here too I would like to make the comment that if someone looks at his or her mobile (with a small screen) the pin image is much more noticeable if the text is large.

Feel free to use the bold fonts. The thick letters and in a large size, your image can not be broken.

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How do you make images for Social Media?

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Social media ensures the visibility of your business. While scrolling, your (future) followers see your image passing in a second.

The image that should make them click on this. Via this image you send them to your website, a blog post, a registration page or something else.

But how do you ensure that you have a catchy image that will catch their eye?

Very simple, by making these images with care in a special program.

I tell you in this blog what an image must meet and where you can make it or have it made.

Brand

You are building a business and you want to be recognized on Social Media. It’s important to get your brand in the picture.

A brand is a recognizable logo, image or product that you can immediately identify who it belongs to. Think for example of the well-known brands such as Nike and Coca Cola. You will probably immediately see the logos in which your colors, fonts and elements are recognizable. But also consider Pinterest, Linkedin and Facebook. The well-known icons show their brand.

Now it’s important that your images in one storage shows that it’s your business. You can show this by placing a logo in the image or using the colors you have chosen for your brand.

Multiple images.

We often make one image for Pinterest, one for Facebook, one for Linkedin per content, and so on. At least for the Social Media platforms you use, the platforms where your target audience is.

The moment you want to see which image achieves the most results, you can create multiple images per content. An image in which your brand is clearly visible and in which a color appears that is not common. Start creating and sharing multiple images on your Social Media platforms. The statistics will show you later which image has had the most impressions. With that statistics you know what kind of images you should maken in the future.

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Where do you make images for Social Media?

You can choose to make the images yourself. Especially as a blogger it’s useful that you can make the images yourself after every blog post you have written. Precisely because it often concerns multiple images. You can see in my blog posts that I use a number of images. An image at the top of the blog post, a pin image at the bottom of the post, an image for the blog post in the overview where all blog posts are (on the homepage), an image for Pinterest, Facebook, Linkedin and Instagram. As you can see it’s really quite a task for me to blog. It’s not just writing a blog post and you’re done.

Canva

I always make my images in Canva. It’s a website where you can create images for free. You can upgrade to a paid version. Then you have more options. With the free version you can really go in many directions, so I would advise you to start with this.

What can you do in Canva?

In Canva you can do more than just images. For example, you can also design a book cover, edit an A4 document, create a planner, create an E-book, create a checklist, create an invitation, create a banner, and much more.

Create a design – As you can see in the first photo below, you can create a design by selecting it on the left in the menu bar. A list of choices will then appear. There are standard designs you can choose. Think for example of a Pinterest image, a Facebook image, an A4 document or something else. The list is long, so the standard Social Media images are easy to select for you.

→ Custom Dimensions – The first option when creating a design is custom dimensions. Here you can determine for yourself how wide and how long the image should be. You can determine this with centimeters, inches or pixels.

Your designs – In the second photo you can see that underneath all your designs. Your designs are automatically saved when you have made them. You can find them under this heading. They will then appear on the right and you can easily select them there. I can really recommend you to take a look at the website. I could no longer do without a Canva for my images.

Fiverr

For example, if you don’t have the time or desire to create your own images, you can outsource it. The best website you can use for this is Fiverr.

If you don’t have a logo yet, Fiverr is the website where you need to be for designing your logo.

This website contains many designers / graphic designers who can help you. Prices vary enormously. You can have a logo designed for as little as $ 5. So approachable!

There are several options on Fiverr. Consider, for example, the design of an E-book cover.

Click on the image to see the website of Fiverr!

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The perfect Pin.

Social Media Marketing Tips.

Pinterest Tips.

Of course you want to get as many visitors to your website as possible and so you go pinning a lot on Pinterest.

But what ultimately ensures that people actually come to take a look at your website?

I always say:

You can only make a first impression once!

That’s why it’s important that your image on Pinterest stands out among the others and that your pin image gets the attention of your visitor.

What must a good, no perfect, pin image looks like?

Here are some tips for you.

Tip 1. Format Image.

Always use vertical images on Pinterest with the dimensions: 735 px x 1102 px. If you keep that format, your image will be fully displayed.

Tip 2. Use beautiful and clear photos.

Use sharp photos that clearly show what your content is about. If you want to draw attention to something about shoes, you make sure that these shoes are well displayed. So not a photo with a person completely on it, because then it’s not clear that it’s about the shoes.

Tip 3. The Title.

Make sure that the title is not too long and that it explains in a few words what it is about. Make sure the title is clearly visible. For example, as you can see in the image above, I create a colored box where I put the title. If you place it on a photo, you can often not see the text properly and then people scroll through on Pinterest.

Tip 4. The description.

Make sure to add a concise clear description. This is read as soon as the pin image is clicked. Try to make the reader curious about the information you share in the content you refer to.

Tip 5. SEO

Be aware when making the pin of the keywords on which you want to be found. Use this on the pin image, in the title and description.

Tip 6. The URL.

At the bottom you can place the URL of the content. Always add one URL, this allows pinners to be sent to your content / website with one click on the image.

Tip 7. Your name/brand.

Always place your name or brand on the image. I put it in miniature, because it does not have to dominate. You immediately see who the image belongs to and people often recognize your images and that is what you want to achieve. Another reason why I do this is because you make it clear that the pin is yours and as soon as someone else wants to use it, it’s less easy. So you protect yourself against copying behavior. You can also choose to place a watermark, but I don’t like this very much. Certainly for Pinterest images I wouldn’t advise that.

Tip 8. Recognizable.

I was just talking about it. You want your pins to be recognized. So always use the same style in your image.

Then consider:

– The same colors

– Same fonts (fonts)

– The same structure

Below there are a few of my Pinterest images. These images has done very well on Pinterest.

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