Want to add a hidden Pinterest image to your WordPress blog post without messing around with tedious div tags? Learn about this simple method to add those hidden images to your posts in 10 seconds or less - no code necessary.
If you’ve been around the strategic blogging world for long, you know how vital Pinterest can be to the success of a blog. In fact, as far as “social networks” go—social networks is in quotes here because I don’t really consider Pinterest a social network—Pinterest is arguably the single most important one to be sharing your blog content on.
This visual search engine has the potential to drive some serious traffic to your blog…if you take the time to optimize your posts to utilize it best.
One easy way to get more eyes on your pinned blog posts? Use a vertical (tall) image when you pin your post!
Because of the way Pinterest lays out their content, vertical pins tend to get the most traction. That traction—the views, clicks, and repins—is what has the potential to explode your traffic, so we want to optimize for it in as many ways as possible.
It isn’t necessarily as simple as slapping a vertical image in your post and calling it good, though. Tall images look awkward when left as-is in a blog post and make it more difficult for readers to consume your content, which is never a good thing.
The solution a lot of bloggers employ for the vertical image problem is adding the image into their post, then manually hiding it with a little bit of HTML. So tedious! There really isn’t a better solution…until now, that is.
Now, however, there’s an easier, more automated way to add a hidden Pinterest image to your blog posts.
This surprising free resource helps you add a hidden Pinterest image to your blog post in seconds
So, what’s the big secret? The free resource is Easier Business Blogging.
No, not the full version of EBB: that’s not for sale yet, and when it is, it certainly won’t be free! 😉 You can get the full version of one of Easier Business Blogging’s modules for free right now, though: EBB Pinterest.
Easier Business Blogging Pinterest makes it super easy to add hidden vertical images to your blog posts. All you have to do is select the image you’d like to use from your Media Library while you’re editing your post…it takes care of all the dirty, behind-the-scenes work of actually hiding the image. Neat, right?
It also helps you drive more traffic to your blog from Pinterest by auto-filling the pin description with an excerpt from your post, and can ensure that readers who want to share your post on Pinterest only share an image that will grab attention (ie: a vertical one!).
Ready to ditch the <div> tags?
Here’s how it works:
- Download, install, and activate Easier Business Blogging Pinterest. You can grab a copy by filling out the opt-in form below, or by signing up for the Easier Business Blogging waitlist.
- Adjust your settings as desired.
- Find EBB’s settings under Settings > Easier Business Blogging Pinterest
- Add a hidden image to one of your blog posts.
- Open up a post that you’d like to add a hidden image to. Beneath your post content, you should see a box titled “Pinterest – Easier Business Blogging”.
- Next to the “Hidden pinnable image:” label, click the link that says “Set hidden pinnable image”. A pop-up box with your Media Library should open. You can select the image you’d like to use here in the same way that you’d set a featured image on your post.
- Update your post.
- Done! Test your new hidden image by viewing the post and clicking either the pin it button in your browser or your blog post’s Pinterest share button. You should see your hidden image among the image choices for your pin, but you shouldn’t see the image in your post. Magic!
- Repeat for each post you’d like to add a hidden Pinterest image to.
- Celebrate ditching the <div> tags!
So…what are you waiting for?!
Grab your free copy of EBB Pinterest now and put it to work! 😉
Dump the <div> tags for good
Download EBB Pinterest and never manually hide an image in your blog posts again!