The Pin Project ~ Suggested Pins


Something happened this month…something pretty awesome.  One of our pins became a “suggested pin”.  And it was glorious!

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I’m not 100% sure how it happened.  I even went as far as to email Pinterest for guidance as to why my pin was chosen.  But it seems to be a pretty guarded secret.

Since I can’t tell you exactly what we did to make it happen, I thought I would take this month to break down this very special little pin.

Lets start with the timeline.

On October 22, 2014, I posted a little post called The Dishwasher Tip that will Change Your Life.

This was before I started The Pin Project, so I didn’t go too pinning crazy with it.  This is the original pin.

The Pin Project-Suggested Pins. What makes a suggested pin? We're breaking down a pin that was suggested on pinterest, to see if we can find some tips on making it happen again!

It’s not that great of a pin.  The description is pretty basic too.  I’m not an SEO expert, but I’m assuming this does not qualify as a quality description.

Five weeks ago, I redid the pin.  I thought it might fit well with some New Years resolutions.  Here is the new pin.

The Pin Project-Suggested Pins. What makes a suggested pin? We're breaking down a pin that was suggested on pinterest, to see if we can find some tips on making it happen again!

Much better isn’t it.  But why?  Let’s break it down a bit.

1-The Picture.  It’s a trendier shot.  It’s brighter, clearer, and zoomed in.  It’s no masterpiece.  I didn’t retake the pictures for this post.  I just cropped one of the original pictures on the post.

2-It’s a Rich Pin.  When I was emailing Pinterest, I specifically asked if Rich pins were a requirement for pins to become a suggested pin.  Their answer:  No.  However, they did follow that up with “rich pins are considered higher quality Pins and thus rank higher in search.”  Plus, the meta description from our post also pulled into the pin.  So that can’t hurt in the search process.

3-Description.  The new description contains searchable words.  It also contains similar words to the name of the board it’s pinned to.

The Pin Project-Suggested Pins. What makes a suggested pin? We're breaking down a pin that was suggested on pinterest, to see if we can find some tips on making it happen again!

4-Quantity.  I pinned this to 25 boards.  I started pinning it in November and finished in mid January.  So they were pretty spread out.

5-Clickability.  (is that a word?  I”m making it a word)  The picture is not too revealing.  It doesn’t give away what the tip is.  Which means that people have to actually click the pin to see what they want to know.

The Pin Project-Suggested Pins. What makes a suggested pin? We're breaking down a pin that was suggested on pinterest, to see if we can find some tips on making it happen again!

So what does all that mean?  It means that when you do a search for Dishwasher Tips, we’re number one.

The Pin Project-Suggested Pins. What makes a suggested pin? We're breaking down a pin that was suggested on pinterest, to see if we can find some tips on making it happen again!

And it means that our stats for January are Amazing!!!

~ January 2016 ~

(All stats are based on our Pinterest sessions)

Page Views: 51,154 – Up 43,686 views since last month

New Subscribers: 508 – Up 373 since last month

Pinterest Followers: 2057 – Up 228 from last month

That’s no typo….that’s actually over 50K pageviews!  It’s safe to say that we had several text messages that were just screen shots of Google Analytics.

The Pin Project-Suggested Pins. What makes a suggested pin? We're breaking down a pin that was suggested on pinterest, to see if we can find some tips on making it happen again!

Top Post

MineCraft Swords: 4095 re-pins. Original Post on March 2, 2015

Activity Dice: 2526 re-pins. Original Post on August 18, 2015

MineCraft Torches: 1127 re-pins. Original Post on March 2, 2015

Toddler Snack Cookies: 956 re-pins. Original Post on April 8th

Keepsake Toddler Craft: 724 re-pins. Original Post August 13, 2015

We have a new arrival on our top five posts!  The Keepsake Toddler Craft has come out of no where and knocked the TMNT Hashi out of the list!

Love it or Leave it

This month, I’m loving the fact that Pinterest actually responds to emails asking why a pin is generating traffic.  I don’t know what I was expecting to get, maybe more of a generic answer.  But I received a very friendly reply and had a nice conversation with a customer service person.  It’s nice to know that one of the world’s largest social media sites still has good customer service.

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3 thoughts on “The Pin Project ~ Suggested Pins

  • nicole

    this is so awesome. really. impressive. why do i feel like i only get like half of what people are saying regarding anything dealing w social media? i always wonder if all of you lovely ladies have some sort of computer background because then i would feel so much less inadequate! ha!