Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Add a Pinterest Pin It button anywhere in your blog post. #tutorial

How to add a Pin It button to your post.

Add Pinterest Pin It Button to your blog post


Pinterest is a great way to share your posts and gain new followers and page views for your blog. I still consider myself somewhat of a new blogger even though it's been almost a year because I know there is still sooooo much I need to learn. I really need to work on getting my posts out on Pinterest more because I know that's how many bloggers get a lot of their visitors. I do have a row of share buttons at the bottom of every blog post, but I wonder how many times readers actually use them. Recipes, craft ideas and tutorials are from what I can see some of the most popular posts to pin. So I wanted to make it easier for my readers to pin these images.

As you can see below, I have added a Pin It button right below my recipe pic. I added the break line for the post right beneath that. What's great about this pin is that you can code it to always link to that specific post and picture. So even if a reader is on my home screen and pins the image from the post preview it will still be associated with the URL for the actual recipe post.

Scroll down for the steps to add this Pin It button to your own posts


                                                                                                                                                          
Go to your Pinterest account and under About, click on Pin It Button.


                                                                                                                                                      
Scroll down to the bottom and click Make Pin It Button.

                                                                                                                                                    
On this screen:

Choose: Pin It Button
Choose how you want the counter to appear: Above, Below, or Don't Show.
Select: One Image
Add the URL to your blog post.
Add the URL to the image you want to be pinned from your blog post.
Add the description you want to appear with your pin. 


Now click the Preview button to get your code. 

The first set of code you need to add where you want the Pin It Button to appear in your post, as I did directly under my recipe image.
The second set of code goes at the end of your post. For best results add just above your closing <BODY> tag. (I don't have this on Blogger) This code is needed for the button to work.

That's it! Happy pinning!

35 comments:

  1. awesome, I will have to try that sometime!

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  2. I love when sites have the pin it button there as it makes it so much easier. If it's not there I add a pin by copying and pasting the website, choosing a picture, etc.

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  3. Thanks so much Jennifer, I actually followed your instructions and created a "Pin it" button for a recipe I posted today! Your instructions were very clear and easy to follow. Great post, I pinned it:)

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  4. Great post! I've been using the Pin It Button for a while now. It's very easy and exactly how you stated above. Pinterest has brought so much traffic to my blog and since I started using it, it has been the number one source of traffic. It's crazy how easy you can pin and repin and share with tons of people. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  5. This is great! Thanks for sharing :) I really need to add a Pin It button to my posts, but had such a hard time figuring it out lol. I'll have to try again today!

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  6. Thanks for the tutorial! I wish it were an automatic option on Blogger, but it's important to know how to do it!

    Jenna
    www.snymed.blogspot.ca

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  7. Oh this is on my to do list, thanks!

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  8. Thank you, this is a great tutorial! I love when blogs have Pin It buttons. So much easier! Especially since half the time my toolbar Pin It button doesn't work.

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  9. Thanks for the tutorial. I recently put one recipe on Pinterest and it's been going crazy! I really need to invest more time in building my pins and this will really help!

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  10. Having a pin it button easily available makes it really easy for readers to pin and help promote your products. What a great idea. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make it even easier for readers!

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  11. Having a pin it button is essential to getting your work promoted on traffic site. Pinterest is one of my higher traffic referral sites. I just have a general pin it button on the blog, but this could make it even easier for my readers! Thanks!

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  12. Thanks for the tutorial! I need to get moving on adding this.

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  13. Thanks for sharing how easy this is to do. I need to look into it.

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  14. Thanks for the tutorial. I need all the help i can get.

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  15. Awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this.

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  16. This is great.. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  17. Thanks for sharing. I don't have a Pinterest Pin It button on any of my blog posts yet so this is a great tutorial.

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  18. I always wondered how to post the pin it button. thanks for the info!

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  19. I've been usig the Pin It button for a while now and love it :)

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  20. This is a wonderful tip! Also include title text and alt text to your images. When someone use the pin it button that will show in the description on pinterest ;-)

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  21. Thank you for sharing.... I have been wanting to do this for sometime

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  22. Thanks, I never knew how to do that and am always afraid to go into the code for fear of messing that up. You make it so easy.

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  23. Thank god for this post i couldn't figure it out for the life of me lol

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  24. Great tutorial, I was just thinking I should start doing this also.

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  25. I was wondering about this..thanks!!

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  26. This is very important. Pinterest is one of my top referrals.

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  27. I do this with every single post on both of my websites and this has really helped increase my traffic. This is a great resource post!

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  28. This is a great post I am going to refer others to. Thanks!

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  29. Thanks! I need to start doing this!

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  30. This is a very helpful post. I am still feel like a Pinterest newbie at times even though I have had my account for a while.

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