Hello PBC friends!
Are you feeling lost when it comes to creating Idea Pins for the Pinterest Creator Rewards Program?
I’ve been there. My name is Tereza Toledo, a Pinterest Pioneer and expert. I’ve been following the rewards program, creating content, submitting to the program and have been successful with getting pins approved.
I would love to help you become more confident when creating Ideas Pins. What I’m going to share with you are 10 things that I’ve observed and helped me create Idea Pins that got approved successfully.
Can I share them with you? If you said yes, keep reading!
I hope this is helpful and would love to hear your own tips!
If you are struggling with coming up with content ideas, let me know and I'll drop another article!
Hi @DreamLeggings !
You are most welcome!
I've seen this issue. Actually sometimes the video starts blurry and then self corrects after a few seconds.
I haven't given it much thought, but will definitely ask around.
@michaelbliss , do you have any thoughts?
Thanks for the tag @terezatoledo ! I've seen this, too. Sometimes it self corrects and other times it stays blurry.
@DreamLeggings If this is happening on other platforms, I would say it's definitely iOS. It's most likely the way Pinterest re-encodes/compresses the video. Pinterest uses what is called adaptive bitrate, which is a fancy term for compressing and streaming the best quality with less bandwidth.
I would say move the video to your desktop computer and re-encode it. I've been using Handbrake for years. It's free, easy to use, and open source, but you can find other software. It only takes a couple of minutes and it's a good work around until iOS becomes more friendly with compatibility.
I've been getting some great traction with my idea pins recently but no one ever follows me OR saves the pins. What are you all's tips regarding these two pivotal items that will help me get to the 'creator reward' level?
@terezatoledo thank you very much for your response! All the information is very helpful, and I thought of you on the webinar when they talked about the hashtags. By any chance do you know if we can submit an idea for a challenge and also tag products from affiliate programs? Not sure if I am the only one that just find out that Amazon affiliates links work on Idea pins, I am happy about it! Thanks for watching the Jicama pin, it is so fresh specially in the summer!
Hi @taylorrednose ,
Try this exercise. Pretend you don't know your account and brand and you see your idea pins. Would you want to follow or save them?
Then check your profile, are people who don't know you able to tell what's your account about and have a reason to follow you in the first seconds of seeing it? Do you have a banner? How's your profile name and description? Do they tell a story together?
Having a profile optimized with keywords and that gets your message across will help you get seen faster and gain followers.
For the idea pins, I'm a big fan of adding a gentle call to action (CTA), such as "follow me for more" or "save this idea for later".
I hope this helps.
Thanks so much @terezatoledo 😁
Hi there @michaelbliss thank you for getting back to me about this! I’m so happy I’ve found this forum, what a great place for helpful tips & info, not to mention the nicest people helping! 🥰
I will definitely try out Handshake and see how that works out. Thanks again!!
Jen Kidd - owner DreamLeggings.com