Pin Your Articles to Increase Your Exposure

Educate, Motivate, and Inspire with Your Articles on Pinterest

Commonly described as one of the most addicting social networking platforms, Pinterest is a web-based “pinboard” that’s a convenient way to pin anything you find interesting or motivating to share with the world.

You can use Pinterest to your advantage by pinning your articles to increase your exposure. Pinning your EzineArticles.com published articles helps you build a bridge of trust:

From Pinterest (point of entry) to EzineArticles.com (bridge of trust) to your blog or website (safe-landing).

As a Pinterest user, you can upload and link to anything you want to share with others, repin everything that sparks you interest, comment on or like other users’s pins, and easily organize your pins onto Boards.

The pins or images link to the original source, which in turn increases the source’s exposure. Should another user become interested in a pin, they will click-through to the source’s website for more information. If they like what they see, they will repin it.

Not on Pinterest? If you know someone who is already on Pinterest, ask them to send you an invitation. Otherwise, you can request a Pinterest invite (for more information about joining Pinterest click here).

If you already have a Pinterest account, here’s how you can pin your articles:

First of all, you need an image that’s highly relevant to your article, as well as original and sharable. To do this, you can:

  • Create the image yourself. This is the easiest method, although it might not be the most polished. There are several apps you can download to give even the most amateur photo that little something extra to attract Pinterest users and increase your chances of getting your pins repinned.
     
  • Invest in (or make friends with) a graphic designer. If you don’t have a friend with whom you could barter services, scope out freelancing websites to request an original, polished image.
     
  • Purchase stock images. If you are looking for polished work for your pins, but don’t want to put in the effort to develop and cultivate the images yourself, try websites, like iStock Photo or Shutterstock, which provide pay as you go images and/or subscriptions to purchase images.

Once you have an original image that corresponds with your article, follow these steps from your Pinterest account:

  1. Select “Add +” and then select “Upload a Pin”
  2. Select “Browse” and then open an image from your computer
  3. Select a relevant Board to categorize your pin*
  4. “Describe your pin” by providing a hook and the title of the article in 500 characters or less
  5. Select “Pin It” and then select “Edit”
  6. In the “Link” field, paste the URL to your published article, select “Save Pin,” and you’re done!

*Tip: Don’t use Board names relevant only to you, e.g. “My Articles.” Use keywords relevant to your niche to increase your pins ability to be searched. For example, let’s say dog grooming is your niche. Relevant keywords to create Boards may include “Dog Breeds,” “DIY Dog Grooming,” etc.

Pinterest users pin and repin items to be inspired, to be motivated, to connect with others, and to discover new things. Bear this in mind and use the above strategy to increase your exposure and credibility today.

Browse and follow EzineArticles pins on Pinterest by clicking here!

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Sean R Mize writes:

What a great idea! Always looking for new ways to increase the value of my articles, and this is a great way, thanks!

Comment provided June 6, 2012 at 9:10 AM

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Oooh! I always pin my articles, but I never realized I could upload a different image that the EzineArticles logo. Thanks for pointing that out!

Comment provided June 6, 2012 at 9:35 AM

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Shamim Rahman writes:

Thanks for this unbeateable pinning Idea and How to Link a Pin on PinBoard !
I am Just going to Follow those above steps.

Comment provided June 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM

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Russ writes:

Wow I believe this is going to be big, like Facebook big or Twitter big. All you EzineArticles peeps this is something worth checking out.
Thanks for the info Penny.

Comment provided June 6, 2012 at 12:17 PM

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Great posting on another way to use Pinterest. Since it’s mostly used by women, if this is your target audience, than it’s a gold mine. Love this idea.

Comment provided June 6, 2012 at 12:24 PM

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Hi Charlene,

I have been pinning articles along with so many other wonderful items on my different boards. It really is fun and a great way to showcase your work.

Warmly,

Erica

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Hi, Erica.
I’m fairly new to Pinterest, have a few boards. But, this one about article posting is great. Better if you have graphics to connect them with on Pinterest.

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Charlene,
You can purchase graphics at a local computer store. I bought one many months ago called Art Explosion with 500,000 images. Granted, many of the images are not appropriate for my topics but there are many you can use in any way you choose.

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Thanks, Erica, for the tip. Buying a new desktop soon with new software so I’ll just add this to the list.

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Thanks for the great article. I have heard a lot about pinterest and today i am going to experience this service.

Comment provided June 6, 2012 at 1:06 PM

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karen writes:

Thanks, Penny, for this great tip!

I just followed your well laid out steps and it works like a charm!

Comment provided June 6, 2012 at 1:33 PM

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Donna Thomas writes:

Thanks for sharing this! I’m on it!

Comment provided June 6, 2012 at 1:46 PM

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Julie Larson writes:

Yes! This is a great tip! I’m going to start pinning pictures of websites that we’ve created.

Thank you for sharing this great marketing tip!

Comment provided June 6, 2012 at 2:48 PM

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Michelle Childs writes:

Good tip, thanks. Will give it a go!

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Paul V writes:

But how do you get an invite to join Pinterest?

Comment provided June 6, 2012 at 8:28 PM

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Paul –

You can request it directly from Pinterest, but this can be a slow process. The better choice is to request it from somebody who is already on Pinterest – like a friend or relative.

– Marc

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Hi, Paul. If you want an invite which is faster than requesting an account, connect with me on Facebook at http://facebook.com/charlene.christiano. Message me your email account and I’ll forward you an invitation.

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Paul V writes:

Thanks for the offer Charlene but no need, pinterset sent me one the following day after asking.
cheers from Australia.

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Great, Paul. Just didn’t want to have you left out of the fun waiting for them. Happy Pinning!

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Thanks for sharing this SEO tips for us, Ezinearticle doing great work for internet users without any fake. I really appreciate EzineArticles.

Comment provided June 6, 2012 at 11:46 PM

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Ayodeji Omole writes:

It is my first time hearing about pintrest and I think it’s going to be a good idea to try it out so as toimprove the quality of my articles. Thanks for sharing.

Comment provided June 7, 2012 at 7:16 AM

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Jimmie Gonzalez writes:

Thanks for sharing this great tip! I never really gave Pinterest much thought, but I sure will now!

Comment provided June 7, 2012 at 7:27 AM

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I really have not seen much success with Pinterest, yet I really have not put much effort towards using it either. I guess I will have to give it another chance because now it looks like a very promising and legitimate way to get targeted traffic back to your site.

Comment provided June 7, 2012 at 11:36 AM

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I’ve heard about Pinterest, and I actually wondered what this site was all about. I never understood it’s purpose until reading this post. It looks like an interesting take of youtube but with photos. Looking at it, it’s a very new site…but it has a good ranking. I’ll definitely look into it to bring more traffic to my articles.

Comment provided June 8, 2012 at 3:25 AM

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Webfosys writes:

Well, Pinterest is a great way to gain social media exposure, but I reckon the popularity of Pinterest has been falling over the last 6 months or so. Now even Chime has gained great popularity and there are dozens of other similar platforms. Of course, people would never stop Tweeting their links, and sharing things on G+ & FB.

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Om Thoke writes:

I’ve always liked Pinterest, but indeed never thought about changing the default image from EzineArticles logo indeed! Thanks a ton

Comment provided June 8, 2012 at 4:03 PM

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Gulia Nur writes:

I was trying to find out how best use this amazing social site to promote my site, but it has not crossed my mind that I could also promote my articles and use totally different image. Until now I have been posting quote images and linking to my site. I’ll try this new idea too.

Comment provided June 10, 2012 at 7:35 AM

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asif lone writes:

Informative post. Look forward to giving Pinterest a go. Thanks for the tip!

Comment provided June 11, 2012 at 5:50 AM

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Charles Palmer writes:

Nice suggestion. I’m gonna give it a shot.

Comment provided June 11, 2012 at 3:04 PM

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Joan Verlezza writes:

Thank you so much for this article. As a new author I have benefited a great deal from your expert advice. The Training Series is a great resource! Thanks for sharing what you know.

Comment provided June 13, 2012 at 11:39 AM

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wayne writes:

I will definitely give at a shot

Comment provided June 14, 2012 at 6:26 AM

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Salihu Dikko writes:

From the posts of other Authors, and I’m not yet into the Pinterest dual, I have no doubt,Pinterst is a nice product for all to be in romance with, for increase productivity and efficiency.

Comment provided June 14, 2012 at 8:02 AM

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asif lone writes:

Thank you. I’m now a Pinterest member and its getting to be fun. Great tip.

Comment provided June 17, 2012 at 3:58 PM

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Joseph Dabon writes:

Can someone invite me to Pinterest?

Comment provided June 24, 2012 at 8:46 PM

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Joseph, send me your email address, and I will gladly send you an invite!

Comment provided June 25, 2012 at 9:00 AM

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Sharon writes:

Adding the ‘pin it’ button to your bookmarks toolbar is the easiest way to pin anything and everything you find inspiring. Pinterest walks you through the process when you join.

Comment provided June 27, 2012 at 2:07 PM

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Paul V writes:

I keep getting updates whenever someone comments here. Anyone no how to turn this off?

Comment provided August 2, 2012 at 9:15 PM

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Hi Paul,

I have contacted you privately regarding your question.

~Vanessa

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wayne writes:

Very nice article I am already a pinterest member but never worry about it maybe I will give it a go.

Comment provided August 3, 2012 at 11:04 AM

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Randall Magwood writes:

Awesome Pinterest tips. I’ve been wondering how to incorporate this into my marketing strategy, but you laid it all out for me. Thanks!

Comment provided August 5, 2012 at 3:40 PM

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Kara Nelson writes:

thank you for your Pinterest tips, I am going to experience this service.

Comment provided October 23, 2012 at 10:04 PM

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Melissa Mellie writes:

Its really interested. I want to take a tour on pinterest.

Comment provided April 26, 2013 at 11:52 PM

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Yogesh writes:

Great tip, actually I had forgotten Pinterest, thanks for reminding.

Comment provided August 16, 2013 at 5:41 AM

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Jenny Rogers writes:

Woh, it is a great post. I can increase my traffic for my articles from EzineArticles. I have one question. How often do I pin my articles? I have about 100 articles from EzineArticles, should I do them one time?
Thanks.

Comment provided November 20, 2013 at 1:12 PM

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