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