I have been expanding my horizons lately, and exploring new Social Media outlets.
Twitter is my Social Media Home, and I have had some success on Google Plus, but think that I need to be more “social” on there than I am – so have not had huge success there yet.
Images and visual blogs attract me considerably more than dull ones, so Pinterest is perhaps an obvious choice for my next Social Media platform. That, and the astounding growth of Pinterest makes it attractive– this is a report from 2012, that shows the trend.
So I have been exploring Pinterest a little, trying to see how it works, how to get followers, organise my pins and so forth.
If you want to follow me on Pinterest just click this link (the post will stay open :>).
But one things I really wanted to do, to grow my presence, was to have a Pin It button on my images.
My images are ususally quite strong and well thought out – so I figured a good place to entice people to Pin my articles (my social media buttons only get a few Pins at best).
So I started hunting for an awesome WordPress Pinterest Pin It Button.
I had seen them on other sites – and they were very sexy I must say.
You hover over the image, it goes opaque and a nice Pin It Button appears on the image.
I installed a plugin that seemed to do the job.
Pin It buttons appears on image
Images on the right of the page – Pin It button is on the left
Back to the drawing board.
I have been busy lately, or side-tracked depending on how you look at it!
I launched a hugely successful post about Influencers, and that took a lot of time and influencer chasing, to see if I could get some mentions.
It worked, and this week has seen the highest traffic on my blog since I started 4 months ago. And I met lots of influencers. Awesome right!
I also did my second guest post in two weeks, if you haven’t seen them, you can check them out below
I have also been busy testing lots of different sales methods, and ways of getting peoples attention (more on that on Monday).
So yes I have been busy (or distracted).
Then yesterday things were getting quieter on the blogging front. A few things went live that I had wanted to try. The posts were quietening down.
So I went back to my old friend Google and searched for a “WordPress Pinterest Pin It button” again. And guess what? I found a great WordPress plugin!!
The link to the Pinterest Button plugin is – Jquery Pin It Button for Images and the features include
Ok, so I was so excited and pleased with the results I have not really looked into tweaking the Pin It plugin.
But it certainly is possible.
You can do lots of things including:-
If you decide to use this and don’t like what images it appears on – give me a yell as I am a programmer and can help you solve this part (it requires Jquery/CSS selector knowledge – if this is chinese to you, then yes you need help with that). So this is the only tough part, and probably does not need changing.
If you want to expand your Pinterest following and have your posts Pinned on Pinterest, this plugin is awesome.
I see all the Pinterest cool kids using things like this.
It is also quite customizable. What more could you ask.
Ashley is obsessed with SEO and WordPress. He is also the founder of Mad Lemmings. When he is not busy helping clients get higher on Google he can be found doing crazy sports in the Swiss Alps (or eating too much chocolate - a habit he is trying to break).
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