YES!!! This just made my day // The Pinterest Cheat Sheet to Image Sizes. Click to Tweet
This is going to come in handy. // The Pinterest Cheat Sheet to Image Sizes. Click to Tweet
To recap, Pinterest image sizes:
Profile images: 165 x 165 pixels.
Pins in feed: 238 pixels x adjusted to height.
Expanded pin size: 735 pixels x adjusted to height.
Pin boards complete size: 238 x 284 pixels.
Cover image: 217 x 146 pixels.
Tiny thumbnails: 51 x 51 pixels.
As you create pins, it’s important to be strategic.
Inspirational quote pins drive tons of traffic for authors but they aren’t the most effective pins floating around on the boards.
You may not know this, but the most clicked on image size are the long, skinny pins. They are most often DIY instructions. Think of the mason jar tutorials or the long pins that show 20 or so different household tips on Pinterest. People pin them all the time.
They drive traffic because they require you to click on them to see the full size (so you can actually read the instructions).
As you create pins for your site, think about how you can diversify your pins. Find out which ones drive the most traffic. If you can adapt your pins, try out the longer, skinnier type. When you do pin things, make sure that you remember to link back to your website.
It’s your turn:
How often do you pin?
What’s your pinning strategy?
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I have just created my Pinterest account, and have stumbled onto all this information. Thanks!
Having a hard time making my text non blurry when i upload my 165×165 profile image. It looks sharp in my graphics program but always distorts when I upload. I even tried saving it as a png. Any advice?
If someone pins my website can i automatically load an image into their pin instead of them choosing one from my website. I would like to create a banner of our pay per minute webcam software rather than the pinner just taking my logo? With G+ and FB you include a meta in the head of the page to force the image that would represent the website.
Thank you Caitlin Muir.
Would you be able to suggest any software/programs to create the long skinny pictorial DIY pins?
I pin all the time, its my addiction. now my question is this : how much is the maximum limit of pins that we are allowed to pin? today I reached my 100 001 and it is telling me I’ve reached my limit? I am almost positive that I have seen people with more pins?
Thank you very much for your post, Caitlin. It helped me economise a lot of time.
I’m using shortcode to fetch pinterest images. But the thumbnails of the images are fetching. Is there any way of fetching full size images ?
I’ve tried different sized images on my blog and the long skinny ones show up really blurry when pinned. My image size must be off. Help me out with optimizing the size so it won’t do that.
Here is a link to my board http://www.pinterest.com/photommeckel/photography-photographybymmeckelca/
And a link to one of the pins in question. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/26388347790251286/
Great resource! Thanks so much for sharing!
So, I’m having an issue with my images looking super gross and dull. I edit in Lightroom and export in 72dpi…and they still look like trash! So frustrated, What am I doing wrong?
This article has really helped me a lot 🙂
I have just started out on Pinterest.
This is what I was looking for to get the right size for my Pinterest boards.
I think its a way to stop people taking images at full resolution to embed onto their own site.
This is a great tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.
Brief but very accurate information… Thank you for sharing this one.
A must read post!
Pinterest is perfect tool socia media.
I just made a Pinterest cover image, but somehow is now showing wide as it should, despite the fact that I try many different sizes, it keeps showing as a square, not wide from one side to the other one. Perhaps might be a Pinterest issue, anyway, is the best Instagram alternative app so far and I’m glad that helps me get tons of visitors to my blog.
wow, it helps a lot when I input my furniture images for pinterest
Pinterest is great for traffic generation.