Do you use Pinterest? If so, you probably know that sometimes when you go to pin an image, you get a funky thing in the default description field (typically the file name of the image) that you need to change. On rare occasions you’ll get the name of the article.
But did you know that you can control what appears by default in the description box of content from your blog on Pinterest? When someone pins an article from your blog, it can automatically include the name of your post and even include a link. Here’s how (in WordPress):
- After you’ve chosen the image for your post, look at the panel to the right. You’ll see a field labeled “Title.”
- In the Title field, type the name of your post, and your blog URL. For example, “How to Title Your Blog Images for Pinterest from http://jenfongspeaks.com” Be sure to include the http:// because when you do, the URL shows up in Pinterest as a clickable link.
- Make any other adjustments in this panel (alignment, etc.) and then click Insert into Post.
- Finish and publish your post as usual.
That’s it! Now when someone goes to Pin your post, they will see the title of your post as the default Description, which many people leave alone.
Once someone click the Pin It button, your link is clickable in the description too. This gives your blog greater exposure.
Do you post your blog articles to Pinterest? Do you title your images appropriately?