Tasty Pins WordPress Plugin
Over the years, Pinterest has evolved from being an image sharing or social bookmarking site to the fastest growing social media + visual search engine. And with this evolution, Pinterest has become one of the reliable sources of generating traffic alongside search engines.
When it comes to optimizing your website or blog for search and Pinterest, you have to work on similar elements for each
- Click worthy titles
- Proper use of keywords
- Good content
- Engaging descriptions
All these elements are an important part of SEO. In addition, there is a lot more that goes into optimizing a post than just these factors.
Having said that,
In the midst of these similarities, there are noticeable differences as well which create a huge gap between both these sources. And below I have highlighted some of these differences with gaps.
- When it comes to optimizing images for SEO, we add Alt text. In case you are not familiar with this then let me tell you, it describes the content of the image in a few words. Pinterest being a visual search engine requires you to add custom description to images as the main content on the platform is rich media.
- While pinning you may have seen when you pin an image with no description, Pinterest uses the image alt attribute as description which is mostly only a few words long and it does not help increase the visibility of the pin.
- It is important to know, it is always suggested that you add description to your web pages. However, these are not picked up by the platform. This is because Pinterest has its own set of attributes that it recognizes.
Now, some of you may be thinking when you enable rich pins, Pinterest auto fetches the meta title and description from the blog post and implementing this will bridge the gap.
Yes, when you implement Rich pins, Pinterest does automatically pick the description and title. However, in most cases its just excerpt. Also, it is not the description that Pinterest uses for ranking purposes, it is just a small glimpse of the content from the web page that helps a user decide if they want to visit your website or not.
- Another important difference you need to know about is the inclusion of hashtags. Pinterest supports hashtags whereas search engines do not. And if you are a WordPress user then you already know that you cannot include hashtags in descriptions or alt attribute.
And if you have been using WordPress for a while then you already know there is no predefined setting that allows you to add Pinterest descriptions and hashtags.
To fill this huge void either you can add Pinterest descriptions manually by editing the code or you can use a plugin to help you with this.
Editing code is a time-consuming process and if you add multiple pins in a blog post then it can be confusing as well. And with a plugin you can do this and much more in just a few clicks.
And the plugin that is going to help you with this process is Tasty Pins.
What is Tasty Pins
When you create a WordPress blog or a website during the setup process, it is suggested that you install an SEO plugin like Rank Math or Yoast to help you with optimizing your website.
Similarly, when it comes to optimizing your site for Pinterest, you need Tasty Pins. And currently, there is no plugin available in the market that bridges that gap between Pinterest optimization and SEO like Tasty Pins does.
Having said that,
And if you are a food blogger, I’m sure you will love this plugin.
Tasty Pins is created by the founders of Pinch of Yum. If you look for recipes online like I do then it is quite possible that you may have come across this blog.
After the success of Pinch of Yum, Lindsay and Bjork decided to share their years of food blogging experience and journey online and created a community called Food Bloggers Pro.
Once Food Blogger Pro started growing alongside Pinch of Yum, they decided to take it a step further and create custom products that will solve problems. And the first product was a custom plugin to help food bloggers.
This created a new brand WP Tasty and the first product under its umbrella was Tasty recipes which was a huge success and as mentioned above it was only for food bloggers. After this Tasty Pins was created to optimize images for both SEO and Pinterest.
Features of Tasty Pins WordPress plugin
Tasty Pins has quiet a lot features and I will be discussing each one of them below
Pinterest Save Button
When it comes to optimizing your website for Pinterest, the Pinterest save button plays an important role as it encourages visitors to pin images from your site.
With Tasty Pins, you get access to this feature automatically. By this I mean, on installing Tasty Pins plugin it automatically adds a hovering Pinterest save button on every image on your blog.
Disable pinning of images
Every image can’t be pinned on Pinterest. It is important to know Pinterest has recommended image size which is 1000 x 1500 px and pins that vertical perform better on the platform.
Keeping this in mind, we often upload images are all dimensions on our blog and using this feature you can disable pinning of images that are not fit for pinning.
Custom Pinterest Description
One of the most important components of Pinterest SEO is the pin description. Generally the Pin description is included in an image using data-pin-description attribute.
Doing this manually can be very time-consuming and at times confusing. But with Tasty Pins you can add a custom Pinterest description to every image on your blog with just a few clicks. And the best part is you can add hashtags as well.
With recent Pinterest algorithm updates, the platform now favors fresh content. This means you will have to create new pins on a regular basis.
Also, as mentioned above the ideal size of a pin is 1000 1500 px which is huge and it takes a lot of space on your page. Adding more than one pin to a blog post can make it look cluttered and this is where you will need this feature.
Using Tasty Pins, you can hide multiple images in a blog post with just a click of a button. For doing this you can follow our detailed tutorial on How to hide Pinterest images in blog posts
When you have both hidden and visible pins in your blog post chances are high that people will pin the visible one. And this is where this feature comes into play.
With just a click of a button, you can give visitors an option to pin the hidden pin first by displaying it before the visible pin.
These are all the features that Tasty Pins have to offer. It is the best plugin Pinterest optimization plugin currently.
Tasty Pins Price
Tasty Pins is a premium plugin and is priced at $29 per year. The plugin is very affordable and as compared to pricing the features offered are very useful. I think it is a must-have WordPress plugin if you want to take your Pinterest game to next level.
Having said that,
I hope you find this article helpful and in case you have any queries related to this then feel free to reach out via comment section or social media.
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