4 Must-Dos to Design Pinterest Graphics that Get Clicks

Your pin design is one of the most important things you can focus on to help increase your traffic on Pinterest.

I often say that there are 4 things you need to focus on to be successful on Pinterest:

  1. Set up and optimize your business account
  2. Master keywords
  3. Create consistency through automation
  4. Create irresistible pins

Now the first 3 points will help you get found in the Pinterest search engine, while the last one will help you get clicks.

So here’s the thing.

All the fancy schmancy pinning strategies won’t matter much if your graphics don’t make people stop scrolling and start clicking.
— #truthbomb

So if you want to skyrocket your traffic, focus first on your pin design.

 
 
 

How to Create Pinterest Graphics that Make People Click

There are a lot of things one can do to design irresistible pins, but start by focusing on these 4 strategic elements.

 
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1. Eye-Catching Image

What do people do when they search on Pinterest? They scroll, and scroll so more.

To be exact, Pinterest users scroll on average 60 pins per search (source: Pinterest enginering post on Medium)

So to make sure you stand out amongst the multitude of pins, you need to have images that capture the attention and make people stop scrolling and start clicking!

 

2. Curiosity-Inducing Headlines

What do all great headlines have in common? They induce curiosity.

They leave people wanting to know more. And it's that curiosity that drives the pinner to click to your site.

Writing great headlines is partly an art, partly a science. But it's not rocket science. And I teach you how to do it here.  

You’ll also want to make sure that your headline is clearly legible. 80% of pinners are on mobile. So it’s best to use large fonts.
 

3. Optimized Format

Those horizontal and square graphics you create for Facebook and Instagram? However tempting it might be, do not put them on Pinterest!

Here's why.

Not only will you not be getting traffic from them, it'll hurt your reach as it will negatively impact the engagement on your account. And if Pinterest sees that the engagement is low on your pins, they'll think your content is not that interesting after all and they won't circulate it as much to pinners. 

So there's that.

The optimal size is 600px by 900px (a vertical ratio of 2:3). 

Using templates will help you streamline your pin creation, create graphics much faster and achieve consistency.  

Which brings me to my last point.

 

4. Branding Consistency

Maintaining a visual consistency helps people quickly recognize your pins. Your audience will instantly recognize them and click.

And when you get clicks, it tells Pinterest your pins are good. And so they’ll show them to more and people. And that’s how you grow!

Branding consistency is best achieved through…

  • Maintaining a consistent look and feel to all of your pins
  • Fonts, design, color and imagery
  • Softly adding your url or logo
  • Templates will help you achieve this
 

Pinterest Graphic Templates

My Pinterest Graphics Cheat Sheet will help you get started with creating your own templates. It provides you with details needed to apply the 4 elements I mentioned above, plus I give you the resources & tools I use & love to create my own graphics.

If you're ready for a shortcut, grab my Fab Pin Templates. I've tested & optimized those for the most clicks over a period of 1 year. I did all of that, so you don't have to!

 
 

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