If you use Pinterest to market your blog or business, you might as well set up rich pins on Pinterest! In this blog, you’ll learn what the heck is a Pinterest rich pin, how can you set up rich pins on your Pinterest account and what does it look like.
But thank goodness setting up rich pins isn’t hard! You can set it up in less than 3 minutes yourself!
At the end of this blog post, you’ll be able to set up a rich pin on your Pinterest account in just 3 minutes or less! Let’s dive in!
What is a rich pin on Pinterest?
Let’s understand first what is a rich pin on Pinterest. According to Pinterest,
When you have a rich pin set up, extra information is shown by Pinterest above and below the image on closeup and the bold title in grid. Pinterest rich pin shows your
- Bold post title
- Pin description with keywords
- Follow button next to your name and icon
What does a rich pin look like?
To make it easier for you, I’ll show you the difference between a rich pin and not a rich pin. You’ll recognize it easily!
This is how Pinterest rich pin looks like:
And this is how non-rich pin looks like on Pinterest:
Now that we’ve laid it all out, let’s start setting up your rich pin on Pinterest!
We need to have this plugin first before we set up your Pinterest rich pin.
Once installed, click on it and go to the tab that says Features. Make sure everything is ‘turned on’ on this page.
That’s it for now on this section, we’ll get back on this page later but for now, let’s move on to the next step.
Claim Your Website on Pinterest
To set-up rich pins, you need to go to your Pinterest account and claim your website. Just go to Settings at the top right corner of your Pinterest account, once done, then click on the ‘Claim’ button at the left-hand side of the screen.
You’ll need to add your website URL on the empty field and click on the ‘Claim’ button. Once done, you’ll see a pop up like this.
You’ll need to choose ‘Add HTML tag’ and then copy the tag on the screen.
Now let’s go back to the Yoast SEO plugin.
You’ll need to go to Yoast and click on ‘Social’.
Once there, you’ll see social media tabs. Choose the Pinterest tab.
You’ll see an empty box where you’ll need to add the code that you copy on Pinterest earlier and then click on ‘Save Changes’.
Validate Rich Pins
Copy that blog link and then paste it on the blank box below the page and then click ‘Validate’.
Once done, you’ll see a message that says your rich pins are now approved on Pinterest.
Congratulations! You now have rich pins set up on your Pinterest account! If you didn’t see your pins as a rich pin right away, you’ll have to wait within 24 hours but it usually won’t take that long.
I told you it’s not that hard! After I did it myself years ago it was such a great relief. It’s not that hard!
It didn’t take up much of my time. And I hope it didn’t take much of your time either.
And speaking of time, If you’d like to save time creating ‘Fresh Pins’ for your blog, you can check out my 10 Pinterest Pins made for you! You can even make them your template so you won’t spend too much time creating ‘Fresh pins’ for your new and old blog posts.
I hope this post helped you setting up your Pinterest rich pins easilly! Drop a comment below how else can I help you grow your blog using Pinterest.
See you around!