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13 Ways To Rock Your Pin Descriptions To Get Massive Clicks Throughs

13 Ways to rock pin descriptions to get MASSIVE Click Throughs

13 Ways To Rock Your Pin Descriptions To Get Massive Clicks Throughs

One of the biggest mistakes I see being made over and over again is how Pinterest users ignore crafting eye grabbing, attention sucking pin descriptions.

I often just see hashtags, or one liners, or even just one word. I think it is because it is so much for fun to pin while creating pin descriptions feels more like work! Guess what? It is!

Pinterest gives you 500 characters to work with but according to Dan Zarrella who researched 11,000 pins and found that the most repinned and commented on items were accompanied by descriptions of 200 to 300 words.

Most repinned items were accompanied with descriptions of 200-310 words

Most repinnable and pinned words

Yes, Pinterest is about pretty images but you can’t afford to expect your images to do all the heavy lifting and get you those click throughs. Success on Pinterest isn’t just one thing; there are multiple factors that contribute to operating a successful account. I have said this before; there is a lot of science to Pinterest success.

The challenge for many bloggers, marketers and business owners is finding a way to create attention sucking, eye ball grabbing messages that stand out and make pinners care about clicking through your image amidst all hundreds of other ones on their home feed.

Make no mistake about it, you are competing for eye balls and attention on Pinterest… are you playing to win or mailing it in?

Why are click throughs so important? Well at the end of the day isn’t what you really want is the pinner clicking thru and landing on your website and make a purchase? That is the real goal here. There are times when our visuals may not evoke the emotion we are trying so hard to get which is why we need to back that up with clear, powerful attention grabbing pin descriptions.

Pin descriptions are a lot like blog titles or headlines in my eyes. That first line makes it or breaks it. We are grabbing the pinners’ attention in order to move them to care about your content.

Let’s see what we can learn from this study and how respondents react to blog titles based on Conductor’s research:

  • 36% preferred headlines containing numbers. This rate goes up to 39% for women.
  • 21% preferred headlines that literally talk to them.
  • 17% preferred headlines that show them how to do something.
Overal Headline preferences for Pinterest

Source : Conductor 

So the 3 key takeaways are to include:

  1. numbers

  2. adding the word “You” so the pinner feels we’re speaking to them

  3. what will they learn that they will find helpful or beneficial; will it solve a problem

As a Pinterest expert & consultant I believe your title or headline must also include some of the following to help pique a pinner’s interest and increase your chances of getting repins and click throughs.

Here’s my 10 step checklist in addition to the above mentioned:

  1. Who’s your audience?

  2. Does it show your fun side?

  3. Is it easy to understand?

  4. Does it include a keyword for SEO?

  5. Does it include a call to action with a link to where you want the pinner to go? According to a study by, descriptions that contain a call to action see an 80 percent increase in engagement.

  6. Does is speak WIIFM?

  7. Add testimonials

  8. Does it include a hashtag?

  9. Does it include a price? Prices in the description appear in the gift category. Pins with price get 36% more likes than without.

  10. NEVER use bitly as Pinterest is known to mark pins containing shortened links as spam.

I mentioned earlier how 200 – 300 characters gets more repins. To help you count your number of characters use to this site

Let’s take a look at three pins and let’s see if they pass my White Glove Test and what we can do to make improvements:

13 Smart Ways To Create Pin Descriptions

1) What’s good? Use the word love and evokes emotion.

Here’s what they could have done:

If you want to have a stress free #wedding day you will love these gorgeous #hairstyles suitable for every face shape. Go to “add link here” to learn the 10 easiest ways to style your long hair and keep it beautiful all day long like the celebrities do!

13 Smart Ways To Create Pin Descriptions

2) What’s good? Has a call to action, explains what it is and the occasion.

Here’s what they could have done:

Our family’s favorite! Looking for an easy and inexpensive activity to do with your kids for #Easter? You can make these Chickie Bird Fruit Cups in less than 5 minutes for less than 20 cents each. Click here to get this yummy #recipe “add the website URL”.

3) What’s good? Tells you what they will learn.

Here’s what they could have done:

Are you constantly stuck on how to create attention grabbing #blog titles that your audience will want to read and share? Go here to learn 50 clever blog post titles to increase blog traffic to your site every time “add the website url” !

Crafting pin descriptions may not be a lot of fun for some people but it’s worth putting in the time. If you really want to have success on Pinterest this is one of the things you need to master. Use the checklist I created and expect to get more click throughs than ever before.

How about you?

What are you secrets to getting more click throughs?

If this is overwhelming for you and you feel like you are going around and around with Pinterest and not getting anywhere contact me to learn more about my Pinterest Marketing Course for Business. Next live intake is on April 8th.


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