Design Pins for Pinterest

1. Research relevant topics for your Pins using Pinterest Trends.

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2. Enter the topics in the Pinterest search bar.

Record the automated search suggestions to narrow down to popular topics on which you can create Pins. "habits of" search suggestion on pinterest. Focus on topics that add value to your customers’ lives rather than direct promotion. For example, if you’re selling car insurance, record Pin topics like how to wash a car yourself or how to prepare for a road trip.

3. Use designs that your competitors post multiple times as a reference point to start your Pins.

Recurrent designs imply that your competitors are getting good results with it, so prioritize these.

4. Use image editors like Adobe Photoshop, Canva, or Picmonkey to start creating vibrant Pins.

Some design considerations include: Create a consistent style across all your pins. Limit yourself to one or two fonts. Choose an image with a strong subject. Avoid anything too busy. Limit your colour palette and favour brand colours. Including people’s faces as they tend to draw more attention. Ensure it is readable even when displayed as a thumbnail. When including copy, remember that the best headlines: Reveal a benefit Are specific Include keywords Include a number Provide a solution. Create images that are 1000×1500 pixels in size (2:3 ratio) to make them mobile-screen friendly. Add alt text when you post the Pins on Pinterest to ensure that people using screen readers can enjoy them.

5. Design 5-10 Pins per blog post and vary the blueprints with different titles, pictures, and color schemes.

6. Add targeted keywords with a high search volume in the Pin's title, text, descriptions, and tags.

Pinterest reads the title and the text on the Pin and assigns ranks in search results accordingly.

7. Place a call to action at the end of your Pin to lead your audience to a relevant page.

8. Where you've created multiple versions of a Pin, use the one that gets the most click-throughs to create a paid ad campaign.