10 Tips to a Kickass Pinterest Page

The best Pins are visually compelling, tell a good story and make people want to learn more. It’s easy to make great Pins—just follow these creative best practices.

Standard Pins

1. Pick an eye-catching image

Use high-quality, vertical images that will stand out in people’s feeds. We recommend a 2:3 aspect ratio (ex: 1000 x 1500 pixels). Other ratios may cause your Pin to truncate, or may negatively impact performance.

2. Make your brand the focal point  
Put your product or service front and center. Avoid using abstract images or lifestyle imagery that doesn’t showcase your brand.

3. Give context
Your Pins should help people understand why your product or idea is the right fit for them. Pick images that show context and bring your topic to life. Clearly show how someone might use your product, try your project, etc.

4. Include your logo
Put a logo on every Pin you make, but keep it subtle. Avoid the lower right corner, since that spot gets covered up by our product icons.

5. Add text overlay to tell a better story
Text overlay is the copy that goes on your Pin image. It makes your Pins stand out, adds context and enhances your message. Keep text concise so it’s easy for people to read on their phones. If you’re running the same campaign in multiple countries, make sure to create separate Pins for each country so you can translate text overlay into the local language.

Video Pins

Video takes your content to the next level with action-packed storytelling. Here are five best practices that make video Pins especially successful.

1. Start strong and make it actionable
We see top performance for videos that teach people how to do something, or inspire people to try something new. Lead with a clear hook within the first few seconds to capture people’s attention.

2. Tailor the length based on your goals
For Promoted Videos, we’ve found that 6-15 seconds works best. For videos that aren’t promoted, you can choose any length you’d like.

3. Don’t rely on audio
Many videos play in people’s feeds with the sound off. Make sure to use text overlay or captions to help convey your message when the sound doesn’t play.

4. Pick a strong cover image
Your cover image shows up in people’s feeds and should provide a good sense of what they’re about to watch. Cover images also help us show your video to the right audience.

5. Optimize your Pin copy
Clear titles, descriptions and hashtags help your video get discovered in search. Spend some time getting your copy right before you publish a new video

Source: Pinterest