I have seen many hubs with full size photos at the beginning that have wording on them which is almost always the title of the hub. I have tried it on some of my hubs as well.
Do you think these types of photos help attract traffic when shared on other sites like pinterest, or do you think they deter from the photo and/or hub?
Good question...I think it would probably depend on how the wording is placed and the colors used, but I have no idea if they'd boost traffic or not.
I tried it on Pinterest they don't work for me. I know I don't like photos when I see them like that. I would rather have a clear photo. It may just be according to what it is. I know with the food photos it doesn't seem to work at least not for me.
I second that. So far as I'm concerned, it is a definite Pinterest trend.
We don't earn anything on Pinterest - or do we?
To my knowledge you cannot earn on Pinterest.
The objective is a backlink that will produce traffic to your hub.
The right pin could bring a hub a fair amount of traffic. Sometimes the words appeal to me, sometimes they don't. I appreciate all of the feedback.
I've come to believe that Pinterest works well for some topics, poorly for others. Recipes seem to do well, as do crafts. Home improvement (what I mostly write) gets almost nothing from Pinterest; no one looks at a picture of a broken toilet and wants to read how to fix it. My hub on how to build a gymnastics practice balance bean, though, has been repinned many times and gets quite a bit of traffic from Pinterest.
I think it was WryLilt who said in the forums (in the past) that she found using this idea was good for bringing readers to her pages from Piniterest.
Sometimes you get traffic when people discover your photos on Google images, so it might work in that way too.
Although I share them on pinterest, traffic is not the main reason. I just love putting a message on the pictures, especially if they are dull.
I've tried that a couple of times. I haven't had much success with it attracting traffic.
Wrylilt got lots of traffic, but it hasn't worked for me. Once in a while, I may get a visit. I put words on photos, and they linked to hubs from Pinterest
I tried it on relationships, and that didn't cut it.
I call them "Made For Pinterest" images.
To work well the images need:
-To be on a female oriented topic (cooking, craft, children etc)
-To be high quality and appealing to the eye (I find Morguefile good)
-Have a topic written on them that makes people want to click for more info, or pin them for later reference.
-Be large enough not to look small or weird when pinned.
The idea isn't to repin yourself so much, as have visitors to the hub pin your image directly. Your account may only have 30 followers... however if someone with 500 followers pins your post, it could get heaps of repins.
I think my top hub now has about 45,000 pins with another around 30,000.
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