You've probably seen those beautiful, creative, and perfectly executed pins on Pinterest and thought to yourself, "How in the world did they make that?!" Well, wonder no more!
This blog post will give you 7 tips for creating an eye-catching Pinterest pin of your own.
For more about pin designing be sure to read the post, the Do's & Don'ts of Pin Designing.
First What Are The Benefits of Creating an Eye-Catching Pinterest Pin?
An eye-catching Pinterest pin can help you get more exposure for your blog or website. When people see an attractive pin, they are more likely to click on it and visit the site that it is linked to. This can help to increase traffic to your blog or website. In addition, an attractive branded pin can help to build brand awareness for your business. If people see a pin with your logo on it, they will be more likely to remember your brand.
How You Can Create an Eye-Catching Pinterest Pin.
Creating an eye-catching Pinterest pin is not difficult. There are a few simple tips that you can follow to make sure that your pins stand out from the rest.
First, choose an attractive image. Pinterest is all about visuals, so you need to make sure that your image is high quality and eye-catching. A good image should be bright and colorful, and it should be relevant to the content of your blog or website. If you don't have quality images of your own, make sure you are using copyright free, royalty free stock photos. Or if you really want to use your images that are lower quality, make sure the pin templates are visually detailed.
This would be a good time to think about branding. What is your business's color palette? If it's darker colors, consider using them but make them lighter. Soft, warm colors attract more views than dark colors.
Aside from colors, can you add in your own logo? Make sure it's not detracting from the image overall and resize as needed.
Add in your website link. Lighten the link so that the text is overshadowing your other text overlay title.
Choose an interesting title for your pin. The title should be short and attention-grabbing. It should also be relevant to the content of your pin.
Find a font pairing by using your brand's own fonts or ones that work well together visually. It's recommended that two fonts are the max to be used. More than that, people can find it hard to read overall.
Layout. This is the part you want to pay the most attention to. No matter how many extra graphics are added, it's a good idea to focus on the balance of the image and text so it is pleasing to the eyes. Lopsided wording or uneven frames can detract from the overall appearance of your pin.
If you've followed all of these steps, you have likely come up with something very attractive and will probably get a lot of traction on the site.
*Note: Remember, it's about trial and error for the most part. Sometimes you might think one design is perfect and someone else won't like it at all. While making templates is an easy way to have continual content, it's a good idea to review them periodically for success. Are they getting saved? Are they being clicked on? Is there clickthrough happening?
If you answer no to any of those questions, ask yourself how you can improve or change up what you are doing. Try again with a new layout, font, or image.
Creating an eye-catching Pinterest pin is essential if you want to drive traffic to your blog or website. By following the tips in this article, you'll be on your way to creating pins that stand out from the rest and get noticed by potential readers. So what are you waiting for? Start creating those amazing pins today.
If you don't feel like you've mastered the art of pin creation, feel free to reach out and talk with me! I am more than happy to look at your work and offer more tips to help you polish your work. And if you just want to toss in the towel, I would love to make up templates for you! Let's get cracking and see what you can come up with.
What tips do you have for creating an eye-catching Pinterest pin? Let us know in the comments below!