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How to Generate Traffic Using Made For Pinterest (MFP) Images

Updated on September 25, 2016
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Susannah is a Journalist and Blogger with a total social following of over 25,000 people & whose content receives over 15,000 visits/day.

UPDATE: This hub was written nearly 4 years ago. Using this method, I've now received over 200,000 pins on Hubpages, and thousands more on my own sites. It takes some experimentation and practice, but this IS a tried and tested method for getting great traffic.

Pinterest is a new form of social media. And I've seen it double the traffic on some of my content. But it's important to make sure you use it correctly to get the most traffic back to your content as there are some big pinterest copyright issues. Not to mention the fact that randomly pinning just any photo will mean that you only have a random chance of hitting the traffic jackpot - why do that when you can almost guarantee an increase in traffic with the right pictures?

Pinning to Pinterest is not about the number of pictures you pin - but about the number of repins you get from other users.

The following is a guide for using made for pinterest (MFP) photos for promotion of your online hubs, articles, blogs and websites.

Made for Pinterest images WILL increase traffic if attached to an interesting article that is already getting traffic (get your current traffic to do the hard work for you!). I got over 1000 pins in the week after I added an MFP the first time. And only one of those pins was mine.

What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a place to bookmark photos - but each photo links back to a website. For more information, you can read my basic explanation of Pinterest.

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1. Choose a Free, Modifiable HD Image

There are plenty of free image sites on the internet, many of which allow you to modify the images and use them without attribution as you wish. Just make sure that you've read the fine print before grabbing any online image.

The image I've chosen on the right is taken from Pixabay.com. It's important that the image is of reasonably high quality as the full image will be displayed on Pinterest. If it looks pixelated or dodgy you'll reduce interest, views and repins.

It's also a good idea to choose an image that has a large area of the same colour (such as sky or a wall.)

Alternatively, you can use one of your own images, if it's based on something you've created (such as a craft project or recipe.)

2. Modify and Change It

You can use a simple free site like Picmonkey to change your image around, make it darker or lighter, add a border, soften it or anything else to make it more visually appealing.

There are plenty of other free image editing sites around as well as programs you can download such as GIMP.

The more appealing and professional it looks, the higher the chance people will notice it instead of skim over it.


3. Add Your Text

Add your title to the picture using an interesting font that matches the image and lets people know what your article is about.

The best text is simple and to the point - generally a well keyworded title of five to ten words is enough to grab interest.

Don't make the text too small or complicated - you only have a few seconds to grab the viewer's attention before they go on to look at other images.

Don't use a caption, use a promise or a teaser.

Example of a caption: This is a beautiful purple flower.

Example of a promise: Click here to find out how to grow a purple flower.

Example of a teaser: Learn 10 ways to grow purple flowers without water.

Here's a more in depth guide I wrote on how to create a teaser to increase clicks.

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4. Add it To a Prominent Place In Your Article

With more and more people regularly pinning photos from all over the internet, it's important to place your newly created image somewhere that visitors will see it. Close to the top of the page, generally in a right aligned position, so that it's seen as one of the first images on the page.

You can also place another full size version at the bottom of the page, if it fits the flow of the article.

Quick Tips to Make a Great MFP Image

  • Create a 'teaser' title so that people want to click the photo to find out more.
  • Don't use boring serif fonts that look too clunky and home made (such as Times New Roman).
  • Put everything you want to say in the image. When people repin your image they'll often change any text you've added when you pinned it, so make sure the image will convey the full message.
  • Another idea is to use a quote from your article. However this method can lead to lower views unless you add an appropriate teaser or use a quote that can easily be understood to be part of a larger piece of content.

Why It Works

1. No matter how many followers you have, everyone on Pinterest can see your pins. So if you pin an image, you can get hundreds of repins if it gets enough interest, even if you have no followers at all.

2. Anyone who visits your page can simply and easily share the title of the article on Pinterest, instead of just randomly pin an image that doesn't appear related when not in the context of your article. You can also pin the image yourself.

3. People are curious. Give them a teaser image and they'll want to click and read more.

Other Pinterest Tips

--> Edit your pinboards so each one is in the most relevant category to increase the chance that your pins will be viewed by the most interested people. For instance a pinned article photo about dogs will do far better in the pet section than the sports section.

--> Have you written interesting articles in saturated topics? Getting no views on them? Try pinning them... since you're bypassing Google you might be surprised how much Pinterest traffic you get!

Does this break the Hubpages rule on watermarked images?

Several people have questioned whether adding text to an image would break the Hubpages rule that forbids watermarking an image.

I have been in contact with the team via email, and although they have not given a definite yes, they have indicated that creating a "made for pinterest" image should generally be acceptable as long as the image meets the following criteria:

  1. High quality image (not pixelated or low quality).
  2. The text complements the picture and is added tastefully.
  3. The text does not obscure important parts of the image, or detract from the image.

Examples of MFP Images

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      Ellen Gregory 7 months ago from Connecticut, USA

      So very informative. Up until now, I get very little traffic from my pins. I am going to try your method. What I don't understand is " Close to the top of the page, generally in a right aligned position, so that it's seen as one of the first images on the page." Are you talking about in the Hub or in Pinterest? I don't see any option in either to control placement of a photo.

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      Nadine May 12 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Many thanks for that information,especially the images!

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      srsddn 12 months ago from Dehra Dun, India

      Congratulations, WryLilt, on your getting the Hubbie award for the best all round hub. It is always pleasure to go through such Hubs to recapitulate and update on issues like Pinterest.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 12 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Congratulations for the Hubbie award for the best all round hub! This is definitely very helpful, evergreen and informative hub.

      I appreciated it earlier and appreciate it again!

      Thanks and enjoy your well deserved win!

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      Shauna L Bowling 12 months ago from Central Florida

      Excellent article and congratulations on winning the 2016 Hubbie Award for Best All-Around Hub!

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      Anna Marie Bowman 18 months ago from Florida

      Awesome advice!!! I now want to go back and edit all of my Pinterest worthy hubs! This could take a while...

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      FootballNut 20 months ago

      Glad this worked for you. The overall statistic I would be interested in though is did curating content and getting re-pins on your content bring your web pages many product sales in the end?

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      Karine Gordineer 2 years ago from Upstate New York

      Interesting and informative - thanks for sharing!

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      Carole 2 years ago from Papua New Guinea

      Thanks for the Pinterest and MFP tips - it is very useful.

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      Robert Morgan 2 years ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Scottsdale AZ

      Thanks for this info. I have not really thought about the economic aspects of HubPages, but I do want to get more readership. I will implement some of your suggestions. Blessings

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Very interesting information. Voted up.

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      Andrew 2 years ago from Rep Boston MA

      After seeing a rise in traffic from Pinterest I went looking on how to expand my view-ability there and found your hub. Thanks for the in-depth look a how to get a hub ready for Pinterest.

      ~thranax~

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      This is a fantastic hub, WryLit. I'm new to Pinterest and also to sharing them here on HP this month. I would give Pixabay's website a look, since I've been using other free image websites for my hubs. I would keep your tips in mind to increase traffic. Voted up for useful!

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      Raffy 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      You give me an idea how to do it good.

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      tiffanyrose2015 2 years ago

      Very cool, thanks for the information! :-)

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      HennieN 2 years ago from South Africa

      Very interesting article. The caption in any image provides great back links for Google as well.

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      Greensleeves Hubs 2 years ago from Essex, UK

      Interesting. I use Pinterest, but I've always used it in a very casual, unstructured way. I just pin links to my hubpages and selected photos with links to the hubs they are taken from, but not MFPs with 'teasers'. (I'd never even heard of MFPs before). Sometimes the photos take off and are repinned many times but without any noticeable increase as yet to any of my hub views. I will have to spend more time I think on trying to ensure maximum repins and clicks in future.

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      monia ben saad 2 years ago from In my Dream

      great huand elpful tips and there was many people use pinterest to make money from adsense

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      viryabo2 2 years ago

      I read this article about nine months ago, but it was way over my head then, however I joined Pinterest but didn't do much.

      Today i came back to re-read and digest it further, and i am now beginning to implement your tips.

      Thank you.

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      Tara Woodruff 2 years ago from USA

      This Hub has the value to stand the test of time! Great tips on how to leverage Pinterest! Thank you.

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      Dorian Bodnariuc 3 years ago from Ottawa, Ontario Canada

      Great ideas Susannah, I have too much on my plate now, with the migration from Squidoo, but once I 'm done with that, I'll start using your tutorial.

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      mumsgather 3 years ago

      Very helpful. I create a lot of my own graphics for my online writing but this idea is new to me. I will think of making it pinterest friendly from now on. Thanks.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Very helpful hub WryLilt. I enjoy using Pinterest but this could add another dimension.

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      Chocolatealchemy 3 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Great article - thanks for a brilliant tip! I am a bit of a pinaholic; but I think it's time I created my own pins too.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      thanks, excellent tips here

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      BarbaraCasey 3 years ago

      As a new Hubber from Squidoo, I'm tickled to come across great articles like this as I explore our new home. Enjoyed your teaser hub, too.

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      Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

      Just read this terrific article after it was recommended on a forum. So glad I did!

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      Camille Harris 3 years ago from SF Bay Area

      Using this Hub and sprucing up some of my images as we speak! (I LOVE Picmonkey!) Glad you're seeing success on HubPages. Keep writing :)

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      Definitely going to try this with the photos in future, thanks so much for the awesome advice, nell

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      Jacqui 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Awesome, I am going to give this a go when my daughter is asleep! I wish there was a way to favourite hubs on this site....oh well, I'll add this to my bookmarks!

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      george gorden 3 years ago from Walnut, CA

      Posting in pinterest was challenging for a business promotion executive because your pin reach million of peoples they are watching for new technology's .your pin must drive traffic for your business development.

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      Frank Jackson 3 years ago from CA

      Interesting Blog...detailed explanation on pinterest as an entrepreneur its really helpful develop an business as well generate traffic for our boards. moreover it will get good revenue for organization. Once again thanks for your blog ..

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      Susannah Birch 3 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      Jesper Seest, thanks, link updated!

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      Jesper Seest 3 years ago from Espergærde, Frederiksborg, Denmark

      Great article Wrylit :), really got me think about how to change, how I work with Pinterest. Btw. your Facebook link does not work

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Thank you. I'm so glad to have come across your hub on Pinterest. I'm an active member on Pinterest myself and create most of the images for my articles, so yes some I have published on Pinterest. What is so great in your hub is the information on how to create your own images. I'm going to share your article on our Kima Global authors group page on Facebook. I've been trying to get our authors onto hub pages, but its often the image that stopped them. I love creating images for my articles, but I do not have the time to help them with images.

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      Kelly Ann Christensen 3 years ago from Mission, Johnson County, Kansas

      Thanks for this fun and informative hub full of great ideas. I also appreciate the photo editing page. Voted up!

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      American_Choices 3 years ago from USA

      Hi Wrylilt,

      I admit I have listened but never followed your advise. Then I took a look at my earnings and you are so right. I promise in the future to follow your every word. I was always a fan- now I am a dedicated fan.Thank you so much for the practical information that we need. Keep hubbing!

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      Stacie L 3 years ago

      hello;

      I have read this Hub a number of times and finally tried your suggestions...and guess what?

      It worked!Thanks! :-)

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      svenster 3 years ago

      Great hub introducing pinterest as a means to improve your hub and increase traffic by sidestepping the all powerful google! Thanks! I'm gonna have to try this.

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      Pamela Kinnaird W 3 years ago from Maui and Arizona

      I read this hub with relish. Then I discovered Dorsi's hub and her accolades of your hub and your knowledge. Both of you are much appreciated. I will next try to learn a bit at the site you mentioned: PicMonkey. Thanks, Wrylilt.

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      passionate77 3 years ago

      excellent hub, great information you shared wrylilt dear. really so helpful and i just bookmarked it for further reference as well as i don't know much about pinterest and need to learn a lot yet, anyway thanks for such a wonderful post, million blessings ahead dear!

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      Susannah Birch 3 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      As linked in the hub, Picmonkey is a good option.

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      Do you have a Hub which explains how to add text to a photo? Is it done in HP or Pinterest?

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      Samita Sharma 3 years ago from Chandigarh

      This is very useful hub.. I am really looking for this information

      Thanks dear for sharing it...

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      cheeluarv 3 years ago from INDIA

      You have won "Two Awards" Congrats :):)

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      TurtleDog 3 years ago

      Excellent post and congratulations on the award!

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Congratulations on your Hubbie win on this hub.

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      Dennis AuBuchon 4 years ago

      I have been wanting a list of free photo sites. The information will benefit me in a big way with the articles I write. I voted up, useful, awesome and interesting along with pinning, and tweeting.

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      Goodpal 4 years ago

      On the photo related IQ I must have the least developed brain, but after reading this really cute way of article promotion I am reorganizing my grey matter to try editing some photos and make them what you guys call MFP.

      Thanks Wry for writing such a wonderful hub.

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      Howard Allen 4 years ago

      WryLilt, I've been reading your stuff for a few months now and it's really great. I'm experimenting with some MFP images but I haven't mastered them yet. Your advice has given me hope that i'll be able to get decent traffic at some point. Thank you.

      (Sorry if you've seen a comment like this from me already: I posted one a few days ago but it didn't show up in "My Activity" so I don't know if it worked.)

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      I first read this article quite some time ago and yes, I do have some MFPs on some of my newer hubs. This is an excellent source for anyone who wants to better understand Pinterest and how to get the most benefit from it.

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      Jennifer Suchey 4 years ago

      Excellent hub. Thanks for all the info. I saw a forum thread you mentioned this in a while back, but didn't have time to invest in reading and understanding what a made for pinterest image was and how to make one. I was thinking about the best way to promote hubs on pinterest and remembered you had written a hub on that very thing. So . . . here I am and I'm glad to have this new found knowledge. Thanks so much!

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      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Wow Wrylilt. I'm impressed. I'm definitely bookmarking this article as I need info like this that I can use. I'm always on the lookout for interesting ways to increase traffic. Thanks! Voting up and sharing!

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      Ericajean 4 years ago

      I need this article, because I enjoy using Pinterest to display my favorite articles and books. Thanks!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Great tips. I love how you write so clearly and make your point so well. We can all surely benefit from your advice.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

      Thank you for this clear and understandable information. I will try it. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful.

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      Susannah Birch 4 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      RMCreech, the number is displayed in the right hand sidebar, below the number of times tweeted and liked.

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      RMCreech 4 years ago

      Sorry if this is a dumb question, but how do you know how many times your images have been pinned? Is this stat displayed somewhere?

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      Rain San Martin 4 years ago from Fort Wayne

      I'll have to go back and do this on my Hubs (just starting out). Thankfully I have Photoshop experience and create my own photo's which makes the process more simple.

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      Helen Lush 4 years ago from Cardiff, Wales, UK

      Very interesting and useful stuff - thank you Wrylilt. I use my own images in my hubs and will try making some of them Pinterest-friendly very soon.

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      twentyfive 4 years ago

      Wow, thank you for sharing this tip Wrylit. Definitely gonna do this now :)

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      Justin Choo 4 years ago from Malaysia

      Hi WryLilt,

      I didn't know I need to have MFP photos. Does this simply mean to put up a high quality picture plus caption?

      Vote up.

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      Darrin Perez 4 years ago from Puerto Rico

      Most interesting. I'm terrible with picture editing though. :/

      Still, I might try it out one of these days. :o

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      Gina145 4 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks. I'll definitely be trying this out.

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      Serenity Queen 4 years ago from Rochester, NY

      Thanks! This will be really helpful.

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      Toy Tasting 4 years ago from Mumbai

      Wrylit, thank you for this useful hub. I feel this is a great way to build up views as the web is redesigning in a visual way.

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      Lena M. Christine 4 years ago from Winchester, KY

      I'll try that out today and see how well I can do with it. Thanks for the suggestion!

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      Susannah Birch 4 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      @lenamaewrites, I highly recommend Picmonkey

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      Lena M. Christine 4 years ago from Winchester, KY

      I downloaded the GIMP 2 program to try my hand at "made for Pinterest" images. I failed miserably. Maybe I'll try an editing site that is a little more basic.

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      Lynsey Harte 4 years ago from Glasgow

      Great hub. I use pinterest as a tool to get traffic regularly, and I definitely think it is best to use a totally unique image to ensure that all repins direct back to your source, rather than someone else's. Voted up and useful!

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      srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      wrylilt, something new for me. Great tips and I am surely going to try. Thanks for sharing.

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      Fotinoula Gypsyy 4 years ago from NYC BABY

      Thanks for sharing! I love Pinterest !

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      Shrikrishna Potdar 4 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks WryLit, This sounds interesting & useful. I am going to try this today. I get few likes on pins but expecting more with this..

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      healthmom 4 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for all this great information! I love pinterest myself, it's addicting and actually helpful to me for organizing projects and recipes. I was just wondering how I could add text to my pics yesterday and found your post this morning! I was following your advice for new hubber forum and learned a lot! Have a great day,

      HM

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      Susannah Birch 4 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      @Bedbugsabscond - I never say you HAVE to interact on Pinterest. If you use MFPs you don't even need an account. But you can interact by liking, commenting, repinning and following other people.

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      Dorsi Diaz 4 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

      Thanks Wry for the great hub with the Pinterest tips. I just tried what you said with one of my images from an art lesson on drawing a 3D Hand Print. This makes a lot of sense to add a teaser and that text will stay with the photo. Brilliant. Since I take a lot of my own photos I am going to go back into a lot of my hubs and add text and then pin them. I've also re-pinned this hub onto my board for writers tips. Great advice and thanks again!

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      Melody Trent 4 years ago from United States

      Hi. I am back with more questions. People are starting to repin my MFP images. Yay! Now to the question part. I know you recommend interacting on Pinterest. I am a newb, and I don't understand how one would socially interact there the way we would on other social sites. Do you have a website or hub about this?

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      twig22bend 4 years ago

      Thank you for making a complicated, issue quite understandable.

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      Robert Thomas 4 years ago from California

      Thanks for the advice

      I'm going to try it.

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      Raymond 4 years ago from Cincinnati, Ohio

      Thanks for the information I will use this..

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      Seet 4 years ago from California

      Hey WryLit, I am going to use your suggestions in my next June 2013 hub challenge. I will need some feedback. Thanks!

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      Lizolivia 4 years ago from Central USA

      Great description on using Pinterest that's easy to understand! Useful, thanks.

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      Kenneth C Agudo 4 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      awesome very helpful ;-)

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      Susannah Birch 4 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      Timetraveller, I've noticed a lot of your pins don't tease me. They make a statement, they don't pose a question that makes me want to click for answers or more info.

      Also, you're using a lot of big blocks of background colour. I'd avoid this if possible and either use transparent borders or the fade option, so you don't overpower the original image.

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      Susannah Birch 4 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      You can have any image pointing to any link. You can even upload an image straight to Pinterest then add a link to someone else's website or hub! So it's really up to you - if they're decent quality and have repins, I'd say just leave them.

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      Melody Trent 4 years ago from United States

      You are right thanks. Not to keep "bugging" you... don't worry I don't bite! I have another question. I just went through another hub. I changed all of the pictures. Now they have borders and are a bit higher quality. They were the same pictures, just tweaked to look nicer. I had the old ones pinned. Do I need to repin the new ones? What about the old pins?

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      TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

      Wry Lit: I just finished putting MFP photos in prime space for every one of my 113 hubs. I also removed many that I posted on Pinterest. I love the way the hubs look, but simply am not getting any traffic whatsoever from the MFPs. I can only hope others who read my hubs will pin them. I cannot figure out how you are so successful with this technique when I can't get anything out of it...but I am trying because I can use extra views. Maybe in time this will work out. How long did it take you to get your pins up and running and how long did it take to get views from Pinterest? Thanks for your help, I just love PicMonkey!

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      Susannah Birch 4 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      Hi Bedbugabscond,

      No, the beauty of Pinterest is that it's an image bookmarking service. Every photo you pin from the internet automatically links back to the place it was pinned from. Try clicking a few images on Pinterest to see what I mean.

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      Melody Trent 4 years ago from United States

      Hi WryLit. I made my first made for Pinterest image, and it has spurred a sort of excitement in me. I wanted to thank you and ask a question. When I pin the photo do I need to put the link in to the comment box given when you pin a picture or does it automatically link back?

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      Ingenira 4 years ago

      Crystal clear instruction. Thank you!

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      GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA 4 years ago from Kanpur, India

      Excellent hub. Really useful.

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      Susannah Birch 4 years ago from Toowoomba, Australia

      TIMETRAVELER2, I recommend using an MFP in your "prime ad space" if you think it will get lots of pins - however it depends on the hub for using other images. Most of my hubs I start with an MFP at the top right then have another 2-4 images throughout the hub. I also use videos, polls and blue/grey right aligned text capsules to break up text flow as well.

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      TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

      I notice that you seem to use only one pic for each article, although we are advised to use at least three. You are good at this, I am not. Please tell me if using only one pic helps or hurts our numbers. Your articles look great, and I'd like mine to look the same! Thanks

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      Melody Trent 4 years ago from United States

      This is all new to me. I have never really given Pinterest much thought. I can see that I need to go back and give it A LOT more thought.

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      agapsikap 4 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you WryLit for sharing! It helps.. I will definitely share this.

      Voted up..

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      BrightMeadow 4 years ago from a room of one's own

      I move a little slowly. Heard of Pinterest, didn't actually understand what it was about. This makes a lot of sense. Good info, too. I will definitely have to give it a try.

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      L M Reid 4 years ago from Ireland

      I use Pinterest a lot for my hubs and get quite a bit of traffic from it. But I never thought to add text to my photos to attract more traffic. This idea is something I did not think of so thanks, will be giving this a go.

      Shared on Twitter and pinned

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      Esther Strong 4 years ago from UK

      I've read other articles on gaining views from using Pinterest but your method is totally new to me and by far the most useful. Big thanks for sharing. Voting up etc.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      I'm a newbie and was wondering about this. You answered my question with an easy how-to. Thanks!

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      kitkat1141 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great article. I am fairly new to Pinterest, but can see it will be worthwhile getting the pictures right to generate traffic. Thank you for this information.