This post was written for my blogger readers.
We all know that pinterest is one of the best tools to promote our blogs, if we know how to use it right.
I wanted to share a quick tip on how to optimize your photos for pinterest. Have you ever noticed when you go to pin some items there's texts that appear in the "description" section? Some will show "x.jpeg." while others appear to have a full description. Some just appear blank and you have to put in your own description.
There's a reason for that and knowing how to control what goes into description box can really give your blog posts a boost.
There are different types of pinners. There are the ones who will assiduously add descriptions to the pins and there are the ones who just pin it regardless what the text says. Some don't even put in a description and will just pin the photo.
Why does having a description for your pinned photo make a difference? There are many reasons and one of them is to help optimize your pin on pinterest.
If someone searches for something on pinterest and your photo doesn't have a description you're not going to show up in search. Often times, you can't always tell what the blogpost is about without an appropriate corresponding description.
There are a few ways to do this.
The first: sometimes your blog host will have a built in photo editor. If you go to edit your photo using the editor there's usually a bar that says something like "title," "description," "name," etc. All you have to do is edit it from nameoyousaveyourphoto.jpeg to "The key point of your blog post by your blog name."
For instance, I might edit one to read "Easy Summer Pasta Recipe by Fox and Wit."
If you aren't using a photo editor you can easily code it in.
Simply add the "alt" tag and title it that way.
For instance < img src="your photo source" alt=" your blog description" > (if you're a coder you know the space shouldn't be between the < > but I added them there so that it'll show up as a text).
That's it! Now you have full control over the description that immediately shows up when someone pins your photos and it's a nice way to make sure the credit goes back to you if you add it within the description.