What is Tasty Pins
If you have a WordPress blog or a website then I’m very sure you have heard about search engine optimization plugins like Yoast, Rank Math and more. If so, you probably already know that these plugins not only show you how to make your site more search engine friendly, but also allow you to add features to it that will make it more discoverable in SERPs. To that end, Tasty Pins is a plugin that will help you optimise your site’s photos for Pinterest without compromising your SEO. It’s a great tool that helps you optimise your site for both Pinterest and search engines. This is an essential plugin if you want to see your Pinterest traffic improve. That being said,
Pinch of Yum, the developers of Tasty Pins, own and maintain the WP Tasty family of plugins. The chances are good that you, as a food blogger, have came across this site while doing online research or sifting through your social media feeds. After the phenomenal success of Pinch of Yum, Lindsay and Bjork decided to create a network for fellow food bloggers. They called it Food Bloggers Pro, and they’ve been using it to mentor newcomers ever since. As the number of people involved in this group grew, they decided to take things seriously and design unique products to address specific problems that bloggers face. Tasty Recipes, a plugin that lets you add recipe card and markup to your posts, was the first product under the new WP Tasty brand. Its widespread acclaim indicates that this product was a smashing success.
- Tasty Links is a plugin that will generate links for you based on keywords, assisting with internal linking and increasing affiliate earnings.
- Tasty Pins is a plugin for the WordPress platform that optimises photos for both Pinterest and search engine optimization.
Why do you need Tasty Pins
Let me begin this section by outlining some of the foundations you must master in order to rank higher on Pinterest search, as well as potential issues and how to fix them.
Ideal Pin Size
The pins that rank for extremely competitive terms on Pinterest are almost exclusively vertical, which is the first thing you’ll notice when you do a keyword search. Additionally, a 2:3 ratio is suggested.
This suggests that 1000 x 1500 px or 2000 x 3000 px are the optimal image size for a successful pin on Pinterest. Including photographs of varying sizes in a blog article increases the likelihood that readers will share an ineffective image (often the featured image).
Create multiple pins
If you maintain a steady stream of new content—in this case, images—to Pinterest, you will be rewarded in the same way that search engines do. You’ll need to make more than the typical amount of pins for your pages, as making just one or two won’t have much of an impact. If you start including these pins in your articles, however, the page may look spammy due to the pins’ vertical orientation.
Custom pin descriptions
A description is a crucial part of Pinterest and search engine optimization (SEO) since it provides a synopsis of the page’s content for users. You probably already know this, but Pinterest doesn’t support adding descriptions to images uploaded using WordPress.
Tasty Pins Pros
All new bloggers encounter similar issues when first integrating Pinterest with WordPress. Now, if you’re on the lookout for answers and lack a technological expertise, these problems may appear insurmountable. However, the only plugin you’ll actually need is Tasty Pins. If you’re wondering how Tasty pins contribute to resolving these issues, you’ll find out in more detail below.
Pinterest Save Button
Since photos are the most often shared content type on Pinterest, including a save button on the images in your blog posts is a great approach to encourage your readers to pin them.
Although it looks like a lot of work, you can easily add a Pinterest button to your photographs. But when you install Tasty Pins, a save button appears on all photos by default.
Customize Pinterest Save button
I’ll tell you right now that you can go to Settings in Tasty pins and alter the save button’s appearance wherever you like on the image, in case you were curious. The first thing you need do after entering Settings is to switch the Tasty Pins hover button’s setting from Default to Custom. The default Pinterest save button with the logo will become spherical when you make this adjustment. There is a preview image next to the Settings tab, so you can see the results of your edits without even having to go to your posts.
This setting gives you 5 options to choose from and these are
- Top Left (Default)
- Top Right
- Bottom Left
- Bottom Right
And you get 3 options to choose from
- Round (Default)
- Rounded Rectangle
Disable Pinterest save button
- Tasty Pins will automatically crop your photographs to the ideal 2:3 ratio and add Pinterest’s trademark hover button.
- If consumers pin images that aren’t the right size, it could reduce the traffic to your site from Pinterest.
- This problem can be fixed with the use of a setting in Tasty Pins that lets you specify the minimum picture dimensions below which the hover button will not appear.
Disable pinning of specific images
- You should now be aware of the significance of picture size in Pinterest’s algorithm, therefore Tasty Pins provides you with another option, Disable Pinning, to prevent the pinning of images that have not been properly optimised.
- With this option, you can prevent certain photographs from being pinned on Pinterest with an one click, as the name suggests.
- Pinterest has its own features that it uses to determine what information to pull in and what to leave out, so it’s crucial to be aware of these before continuing.
- Whenever you turn this option on, any image will have the data-pin-nopin attribute added to it, along with a value that prevents it from being pinned.
Custom pin description
- Your pin descriptions are weighted similarly to the file sizes of your photographs to determine where they will appear in search results.
- Adding Pinterest-specific descriptions to your photographs is a difficult task that is not natively supported in WordPress.
Hide multiple pins
Consistency and new content are two of the Pinterest ranking indicators that are most like those used by search engines, as we’ve already mentioned. If you’ve been on Pinterest for any length of time, you’ve probably read the recommendation that you should always be adding new pins. And I can attest that it’s real, since I’ve personally witnessed blogs attracting a sizable audience after posting fresh content on Pinterest. Now, you should know that photos are Pinterest’s preferred content format, which means you’ll need to make several pins for each article or page. Multiple vertical photos on a page can make it look like spam if not done properly. Tasty Pins’s handy “hide multiple pins in post” function is exactly what you need.