Happy 11/11! Make a wish everyone! Last week I told you how I created over 1,000 Pins for Pinterest in only 4 hours. Yup, you read that right (go check it out if you haven’t yet). But one question I got was where I found all of that content? What should you pin on Pinterest? So today I’ll cover 5 new places you can find Pinterest content! And make sure you’re using Tailwind to schedule all of your pins – that’s the key to saving yourself buckets of time and still growing your Pinterest audience.
So if you’re still making all of your pins individually, or aren’t sure where to go to find new photos for Pinterest – here are 5 great places you may not have thought of!
This is my favorite one – I always make a pin-able cover photo for my blog posts with styled photos and the title on it directly. But your blog posts themselves have photos in them (usually. Or they should, at least), so don’t let those go to waste. If you’re using the Tailwind Chrome Extension (again, you should be!), then it’s as easy as opening the post and clicking the extension. All the photos will pull directly, automatically linked to your blog post.
And on most website carriers, your photo caption/alt title will automatically come in as the caption, so spend a little extra time on those – if you’re not sure why that matters definitely take a look at our SEO Guide for Creatives.
Pin all your Instagram photos! It’s super easy and drives a lot of traffic to your Instagram, which you should already be using to drive sales! If you have the Chrome Extension it’s as easy as a couple clicks, or if not, here’s your easy how-to guide. I used to do this one while I was waiting in line for things!
Your Gallery Images
If you haven’t pinned your gallery images, well, what are you waiting for? This is a great, curated set of your finest, highest-quality images, and they’ll pin right back to your website! So don’t waste all that content!
These will pin directly to the shop pages on your website – what could be better? Well, I guess there *are* shoppable pins, but that’s a lesson for another day and this is the next best thing! So if someone likes the photo of your product, you’ll link right back to the product so they can purchase RIGHT NOW.
As a bonus, if you use the Tailwind Extension (anyone sensing a theme?) it automatically pulls ALL the photos you have uploaded on the item, so you can schedule them all at once.
Okay okay, so the Ultimate Pinterest eBook (use LANEY for $5 off) talks a LOT about how you shouldn’t be pinning competitors’ work, but you still need about 20% of your photos to come from other folks. Say it with me…”If you have the Extension” then you can just type in someone’s website that you admire, or search something semi-related to your work on Pinterest itself, and pull up a bunch of options at once. Or of course, you can always pin things that you search or stumble upon throughout the day as well.
So there’s been a lot of talk about this Tailwind Chrome Extension, and honestly it deserves every bit of credit and more. I try not to be a 100% kinda person, because I believe there are always multiple ways to do things, but if you are serious about your Pinterest game, this is an absolute, 100% necessity, no matter what field you’re in.
We’ll do a whole post soon about how to use it, but the first place to start is with a Tailwind account, which you can sign up for and get 100 free pins here!
And as always, if you want to delve further into the Pinterest game, Carley’s eBook is an amazing resource and will pay for itself in NO time, especially with that $5 off with code LANEY – the Pinterest traffic to my website has increased 97% from last year thanks to her strategies!
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