Add Lots of Photos
First, you should be sure that every single post has at least one great photo. Choose high quality images that will grab a reader’s attention and illustrate the point of that particular blog post or web page.
If you don’t have a talent in the photography department, don’t worry! You can find tons of great stock photos online at sites like www.pexels.com or www.unsplash.com These two sites are my favorite! If you are using Canva as much as I am, you know that Canva has plenty of free and paid images to choose from! I am a VIP stock Images Subscription with Ivory Mix – Which I TOTALLY LOVE! If you guys want to take a look or if you like the images I post on my website, click the button below to see more of Kayla’s beautiful photos.
Always make sure you check the copyright information on any photo you use and give credit where credit is due.
If you end up needing high quality photos and just can’t find one for free online, don’t hesitate to purchase the images. It is truly a worthwhile investment in your online business to have great photos that people will pin.
This will generate more traffic and ultimately increase your revenue from your website. So basically, it’s worth every dime!
Another huge benefit of adding photos is getting indexed in Google images. When you add a photo, be sure to include the appropriate alt tags to the image describing what it is with good keywords.
Then Google will include your image in the image searches for those keywords. You could get another five, ten, or even fifty visitors each day from image searches.
When they go to Google images and search for a term, a small picture will pop up that leads them to your website.
The traffic you get from Google images might not always be top quality conversion traffic, but it still counts.
Add a “PinIt” Button
The second step to prepare your website for Pinterest is to add a simple “Pin It” button.
This is a quick reminder to your readers to add the post to their pin boards so they can remember it when needed. Right now, there are already thousands of people using Pinterest and there are more joining every day.
These visual reminders to use Pinterest while browsing the web are a great way to get attention from new pinners and old pinners alike.
To get the most pins, try putting the “Pin It” button as close to the image as you can. That way, they can click it right away before they get distracted by something else.
You can add “Pin It” buttons in a couple of different ways. Depending on where you are hosting your website, the steps to add this button might be different. So, feel free to Google Search ‘‘How to add a Pin button to my website’’.
By adding great photos to every post and making sure you have a “Pin It” button nearby, you are powering up your website so that it is ready for Pinterest to take over and do the rest of the work.
NOW THAT YOU’RE WEBSITE IS READY; LET’S MOVE ON TO THE FUN PART. IT’S TIME TO START PINNING!
-Melissa LeMay, Graphic Maven