Pinterest Tips and Tricks for your Website

pinterest tips tricksDo you want to be make sure that your website is setup correctly for Pinterest.

After all, Pinterest is one of the fastest growing Social Media platforms around.

Not only that, but Pins have a life like no other share on any social media platform. People might visit your site months after a pin is pinned (but not more than hours after a tweet).

Pinterest has some amazing opportunities, and my traffic from there is growing daily.

Pinterest Hangout Chat with Sarah Santacroce

Today I had the pleasure of being a guest on Sarah Santacroce’s weekly Q & A Hangout on Air, where we discussed this very question.

How to ideally configure your website for Pinterest.

You can watch the recorded Hangout video below, and then I have a few more tips to share below the video.


The options for social media buttons you can find in this post on WordPress Plugins.

And here is the Pin It Button plugin post.

The other tip mentioned was the Pin It Button for Chrome Browser, to help you pin as you surf the web. I recommend that too.

Taking Pinterest And Your Website to the Next Level

The above is really all about your website, but there are a couple of things you can do to improve your Pinterest – Website integration. This time, on the Pinterest side of things.

1. You can verify your website with Pinterest which gives you a few benefits, such as:

  • Pinterest Analytics
  • Increased trust as a verified business
  • A nice tick next to your website name (ok that is not so important, but nice!)

Here is Pinterest’s official how to. Basically you verify your site as you would with Google (i.e. a meta tag or file upload to your site).

If you want a simple way to verify, you can use this Pinterest Verify Plugin to avoid any tech work.

2. You can get Rich Pins for your site on Pinterest

Rich pins give you a lot more options on what can be displayed under your pins.

Rather than just the description, you can get a variety of sexy displays like recipe details, map details, product prices and much more.

If you want to learn all about rich pins and verify that your site is ready for that, you can read all about it here.

And you can validate your page for rich pins via this page.

Many of the rich pins can take the correct data from the tags generated by the SEO Yoast plugin, but if you want a dedicated plugin to help you with rich pins try:

Article Rich Pins Plugin

Woo Commerce Rich Pins for Products

That’s all Folks

This is probably one of my shortest posts ever. But I wanted to share this great hangout with you all and give you a summary of all the useful info on this topic.

Let me know what you think in the comments below, and please share this on social media with your friends :>

ONE LAST THING: I just started offering one free website review a week, so if you are interested in seeing what can be improved in your site, let me know here.

About the Author Ashley Faulkes

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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