As with so many publications issued by the Spoonie Blogger, Pinterest Publishing Methods has come to the fore after failure. Where earlier, poorly prepared efforts, have failed to deliver the anticipated results.
Failure is a good teacher, so the great thinkers would have you believe. But, too many returns to the drawing board can be very disheartening.
You may think that there can only be one way to publish a Pin to Pinterest. But, I have been using several and I am not sure that I have found one that works yet.
Pinterest is an image sharing platform mooted to be an incredible traffoc source. Some people think of it as a social media platform, while other recognise it as a search engine.
In truth, it is both a search engine and a social media tool.
Pinterest Publishing Methods
Most bloggers will have multiple ways that they can publish Pins from their Blog.
- Pinterest Chrome Browser Extension
- Tailwind Chrome Browser Extension
- AddThis Share Buttons
- Pinterest Add Pin Button
- Tailwind Add Pin Button
However, as bloggers we are led to believe that we should create several Pins for each post. As each Pin should have dimensions of at least 600px x 900px these images can be very intrusive when displayed in your post.
Tasty Pins is a WordPress plugin that stores multiple images that can be shared to Pinterest without displaying them in your post.
However, I have observed that the Tasty Pins are not displayed by the Tailwind Chrome Extension which prevents the Pins being shared directly to Tailwind.
As a workaround, I have been sharing my Pins to a hidden board on Pinterest, then sharing them from here to Tailwind for subsequent scheduling.
But, this technique would appear to be killing the Pin rank. Because, Pinterest is always looking for fresh pins, the fact that I publish first to my hidden board, means that my Tailwind scheduled Pins are never fresh pins.
How can I rescue my fated Pin schedule? There will be some Pinterest publishing methods that will suit my predicament.
After much research and investing in some excellent Pinterest Training, I have decided that the simplest approach will be the best, in the short term.
I do not use the Chrome extensions to upload Pins, I do not use Tailwind to upload Pins, although both of these approaches work.
The best solution is to upload images using the “Add Pin” option from within Pinterest itself. This is the only option, as far as I can see, that allows you to specify your Pin Title. And the Pin title will be crucial in getting your Pin found.
However, I still need to use Tailwind to schedule my Pins in order to have them publish at the optimum time.
The bulk of my audience resides in the US. I live in Scotland. I would need to manually publish my Pins in the early hours of the morning. Not a very practical solution.
If I publish my Pin to one board in my Pinterset account:
I can then use the Tailwind Scheduling Button (shown above) to add the Pin to my Tailwind queue to publish it again to a different board or boards at a more suitable time for my visitors.
But, I hear you say, “Pinterest is a search engine” the publication time should not be important.
Yes, Pinterest is a search engine. But you need your Pin to be shown in your visitors feed in order to give them the chance to react to it. This is what provides the feedback to Pinterest about the value of your Pin. This is why the publication time is so important.
Furthermore, you do not need to have your Pin image embedded in your Blog post. So, you can have a limitless number of Pins to each of your posts. This is what Pinterest wants to see; Fresh Pins.
From my perspective, I need a simple labour saving approach to my Pinterest publishing methods being ever mindful for the sake of my sanity and tranquility.
I will still embed a couple of Pin Images in the post to allow sharing by the visitors themselves.
This concludes the current post. What follows. hereafter, are the, abovementioned, Pin images to facilitate your sharing.