Freckles in April: Blog Therapy | Autofill Pinterest Descriptions

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Blog Therapy | Autofill Pinterest Descriptions



Someone asked me AGES ago for a tutorial on how to make images on your blog Pinterest friendly so that when people pin an image it autofills with a description you've written. Of course, the pinner has the option of choosing to change the text once they box pops up but I've noticed that, as long as the description is accurate and fairly succinct I generally keep it. I think other people are the same way.



Blogger makes this SUPER easy but you can also do it pretty easily using just HTML code. Pinterest pulls the description for a pin from the TITLE text of an image. If there's no title text it will pull from the alt text.

Here's how to do it in Blogger:

 (scroll to the bottom of this post to see how to do it using HTML)

Open up the post you want to edit.

Click your image and select "Properties" from the image editor menu

Fill in your title and/or alt text with your Pinterest description then click OK.

If you don't use Blogger (or just like doing stuff by hand), here's the (pared down) HTML for that image.

<img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2MroDj13KiA/UqYd6SjWtaI/AAAAAAAAK6Q/Gp8L1M0-3SI/s1600/Creme+Brulee+French+Toast.jpg" alt="Creme Brulee French Toast | Freckles in April"  title="Creme Brulee French Toast | Freckles in April" />

The pink is your hosted image and you follow it up with your alt and/or your title text.

And that's it! See? Super easy.


Now when you pin an image the description will autofill with text of your choice!

Questions? As always, leave 'em in the comments.


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5 comments:

  1. it was me! THANK YOU, I've been waiting :)

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  4. This is great, I tend to add descriptions to my images, but never took it another step forward! Thank you so much for sharing this!!

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  5. This is perfect. I have always added descriptive titles to my images, but never thought to take it a step forward! Thank you for sharing

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