FREE Pinterest template!

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On Pinterest, you can have graphics in three places:

1) your profile photo

2) your board cover, and

3) your actual pins

Of these, #3 is most important and also the most elusive in terms of size, so for this reason I focus on the Pinterest pin in this post (say that three times fast)!

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pin size

Pins don’t have a perfect size. The perfect size range for you is the size that will look most visually appealing on your blog–and also on Pinterest–so it gets clicked on and re-pinned!

Based on recommendations directly from Pinterest, the minimum size for pins is a ratio of 2:3 and at least 600 pixels wide. The maximum size recommendation is a ratio of 1:2.8. So, how wide should your Pinterest pin be? Ideally, the width of your blog. Mine is 800px wide, so using the ratio above, the length of mine winds up being 1200px.

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Now, many people use pins that are much, much longer. But for me, at least for now, I’m sticking to this size because I think it makes mine stick out in a sea of reeeally long pins. You can experiment with much longer pins using the 1:2.8 ratio AND you don’t need it to take up a lot of vertical space in your blog. How? You can hide them!

hidden pins

You mean you’ve never noticed a Pinterest pin like the one below on my blog? Well, that’s because I opt not to show them!

I simply add it to the bottom of my post with the following line of code in my WordPress site:

<div style=”display: none;”><img class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-1615″ src=”ENTER THE URL PATH INFORMATION FOR YOUR GRAPHIC FROM THE MEDIA LIBRARY HERE” alt=”ADD YOUR ALT TAG MESSAGE TO GET THE USER TO CLICK THROUGH TO YOUR SITE” width=”800″ height=”1200″ /></div>

But should a visitor to my blog want to pin my content via the Pinterest Chrome browser button (which I highly recommend installing because it’s super convenient!), then they will have a long Pinterest graphic as one of the choices they see. And, of course, I also pin this to my appropriate board on Pinterest. Here’s an example:

hidden pin example

This is a pin that’s meant to be helpful to my audience, people who want to earn money with graphic design.

Here’s a pin I designed as an example for you to download as a layered Photoshop document file!

You could see this on a food blog, but if you simply swap out the photo and copy layers, you could customize it for your blog.

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There are so many ways you can customize my Pinterest pin template. You can choose any stock art applicable to your industry and you can install fonts that will visually speak to your audience!

my font resource

I have used MyFonts for over 10 years and I highly recommend them. There may be sites where you can download free fonts from the interwebs, but you never know what ELSE you’re downloading (i.e., viruses you’re also introducing to your system!) Also, I really admire font designers and I like to support other artists. Fonts are so versatile and can be used over and over again for a myriad of projects and clients that, in my opinion, they pay for themselves. If you’re not convinced, at least check out the site’s FREE “What The Font?” function that helps you identify mystery fonts!

my stock art resource

My go-to stock art is istock. You can go there now and search for anything, vector clipart or high-res photos, and you’ll most likely find what you’re looking for. Give it a try! You can always download low resolution or watermarked imagery right now and come back and grab the image at a higher resolution or different file format once you (or your boss or your client) are sure that’s the image you want.

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