Using Pinterest to promote products and get your product out there is huge for sales. I started to join collaborative Pinterest boards and quickly realized that if anyone sees the pins on the board all they basically see is the cover. As a consumer, I don’t really care about the cover, it is the product pages I’m interested in. Through much trial and error, I figured out a way to make my TPT product pins longer to show the preview of my product. I shared this on the TPT forum and many people were interested in knowing how to do this too. It takes a few steps but I feel it is worth it. Here is a screencast that explains how to make longer Pinterest pins.
Here are the instructions: (It looks like a lot but I wanted to be detailed and user friendly instructions)
Step 1: open up ppt
Step 2: click on the design tab
Step 3: click on page set up
Step 4: adjust the height to 21 for three pictures or 27-29 for four pictures (adjusting the length if needed.
Step 5: insert your preview JPEG photos (the TPT thumbnails )
Step 6: go to save, other format and choose JPEG
Step 7: open Pinterest and click on add pin
Step 8: browse and choose the picture of your longer preview
Step 9: go to your TPT store and copy your product description
Step 10: go to Pinterest and paste the description (I like to add the product cost)
Step 11: Save the pin
Step 12: go back to your TPT store and copy the web link on the page that displays your product
Step 13: return to Pinterest hover over the pin and click edit
Step 14: paste the web link in the source box
Now its time to get working and begin pinning! If you have a question, please leave it in the comment box.