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Link Old Uploaded Pins Back To Your Website

Day 8 of 31 Days to a Better Pinterest Page by Vincent Ng. Link old uploaded pins back to a source. #PintalysisAcademy

Welcome to day 8 to 31 Days to a Better Pinterest Page. I hope you’re enjoying all the blog posts so far. For day 8, you will be looking over old pins that you have uploaded pins and ensure that they are linked back to your website. After all, why would you want to lose potential traffic.

Link Your Uploaded Pins Back to Your Website

This is a common mistake that I see new businesses make on Pinterest that is easily avoidable anybody has total control over. It’s not linking uploaded content back to a desired url or product page.

If you upload a picture onto Pinterest, it asks you to choose a board as well as to fill in a description. What Pinterest doesn’t automatically do is ask you if you want to put in a url you want the pin to redirect to.

In order to do this, go to the desktop version of Pinterest and hover over the pin you’ve uploaded. A pencil icon on the top right should show. Click on it, and a button a pop up box will show. At the bottom of this pop up box is the “Source.” You can change this to any url that you wish.

How to Edit The Source of a Pin on Pinterest

With any pin that you've pinned on Pinterest, you're able to change the source url.

This means when you have uploaded pins that are about your products or services onto Pinterest, you’re able to link them back to a specific url.

What About Non Business Related Pins?

Regardless of whether the pin is a product, service or blog related, all uploaded pins should be linked back to some type of resource. If you have pins that are showing off your staff, have those linked back to a hiring page, or to the about us page.

I think what breaks my heart a little is to hear how a professional blogger  uploads a picture, watches it get repinned thousands of times, only to realize that they forgot to put a source for the pin. It’s hard to say how much traffic is lost.

It’s important to make it a habit of linking pins back to a relevant website whenever possible.

Day 8 Actionable Step

Take the time to look over some of your pins that you have uploaded in the past that do not redirect to your website. Take the time to change as many as you can to link back to your business page that is relevant.

You don’t want to miss out on all the potential traffic.

Additional Resource:

On August 6th, 2014, Pinterest announced a new feature known as Pinterest Messages. It’s a great feature where you’re able to privately message followers who you also follow. You’re able to send pins, boards, and profiles over to them. You’re also able to share links, make it very easy to collaborate on projects.

This is definitely a feature worth knowing about Pinterest. To find out how you can use it personally, or for your business check out More in Media’s blog article about Pinterest messaging.

What other common mistakes do you see businesses make on Pinterest? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Vincent Ng is the founder of MCNG Marketing, and the author of Pinterest to Profits with Pintalysis and the host of the Pinterest podcast, Pictures to Profits. You can grab your free e-book on How to Search Optimize Your Pins for Pinterest and Search Engines."
  • mathfour

    Any way to find these? I’m pretty good about uploading a photo then editing to link back. But I’m not sure I didn’t miss one or two. Is there a place where I can see all my uploaded photos to just check those? If I have to go through hundreds of pins, I might be there all day (and burn out and just stop doing this all together).

    Thanks!

    • Vincent Ng – MCNG Marketing

      Unfortunately there isn’t quite a great way of doing this. It does require a lot of scanning. I wouldn’t suggest burning yourself looking for old pins, especially since you’re a one person show. I have noticed that some companies have boards that contain 10-15 pins that are linked back to a site and these are good areas to focus on. But pins that go back longer than a month will take too much time to fix. I’ll update the blog post to offer better instructions regarding how to carry this out.