Last Updated on October 12, 2020 by scottkandh
This blog primarily covers the six qualities on how to make good viral pins for Pinterest users. In addition, there’s a focus in the viral pin designed for utilizing search engine optimization (SEO). This is my 1st attempt at concentrating to make a viral pin that incorporates all of the qualities needed for a viral pin. My first attempt at a viral pin was done pretty hastily without paying attention to the qualities that need to be in a viral pin.
The amount of time spent on creating pins for Pinterest adds up to a total of close to two months. Although my pins were vertical pins, they were not by definition viral pins.
How traffic has increased on Pinterest Artwork boards.
Consequently, it’s going to be very interesting to see how much more traffic is going to be coming to the Pinterest board after this pin gets published.
Between the concentrated effort of placing emphasis on good viral pins and focusing on improving my search engine optimization I hope to see an increase.
In the last few weeks, I’ve noticed a huge increase in the number of followers. I’m not keeping a written track record of the followers on a day to day basis. However, I do maintain a list of the followers from time to time. Here’s those results:
- 20 Followers 249 Following as of 7/1/2020
- 35 Followers 311 Following as of 7/8/2020
- 45 Followers 373 Following as of 7/16/2020
- 61 Followers – as of 7/24/2020
- 162 Followers – as of 9/1/2020
- 450 Followers – as of 10/12/2020
What are the qualities that should be included in a good viral pin?
Before I forget to mention it, you may want to check out the blog post called: “Top 10 questions everyone working with Pinterest should know how to answer“
For clarification, a viral pin is simply a pin that brings twice as much traffic to your blog (or to your Pinterest Board). Use the program Canva on www.canva.com to make your pins, find stock images, and add the headlines, website, and other text. The image on the far right has a link to my Pinterest board Viral Pins or << click on the hyperlink to the left.
What are the six qualities for a good viral pin?
For example, check out the pins on Melyssa Griffin’s Pinterest site.
- Good images – use compelling images to draw in your viewer.
- Engaging headlines: What’s in it for them?
- Eye catching – grabs your attention and makes you want to view it.
- Coloring – nice contrasting colors on the fonts.
- Text placement – Strategically placed on the pin. Bold faced words.
- Size of fonts – should be larger than the website at the bottom.
Critiquing 1st attempt at a viral pin
In this paragraph, pictured below are depicted to represents before and after pins of an image created for a reflections post (i.e, what was good, bad, and needs to be followed up for the next week). The variations of the two photos places stronger emphasize on using the Yoast SEO plug-in. There you’ll be able to see a comparison of a pin that I developed before placing emphasis on the qualities of a viral pin.
As a result, paying attention to the six qualities for a good viral pin (on the right) made this pin pop. It’s more compelling and draws you in for closer attention to read the headings.
There are many reasons to put an emphasis on creating viral pins. Above all, the picture on the right should draw more attention to Pinterest and the blog.
The comments below pertain to the image on the left:
- The image (though compelling) was too big.
- There was a good image; however, the headline was faintly visible and it wasn’t abundantly clear what’s in it for the viewer.
- There weren’t any contrasting colors.
- The placement of the website lettering was a little too big and didn’t have a border.
- The fonts used for the headline were way too small.
If you like this post, please be sure to check out these two related cornerstone articles.
- Top 10 questions everyone working with Pinterest should know how to answer and
- Effective ways to increase website traffic.
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