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How To Create a Cover For Your Pinterest Boards

How To Create a Cover For Your Pinterest Boards - Latinas in Media

Since I launched Latinas in Media, I’ve been reading and learning more about Pinterest and how to use it in a more effective way. Many people consider Pinterest just another social network or simply a place to spend hours getting inspired and saving ideas in a pin board style. What many do not know is that after Google and YouTube, Pinterest is one of the most important search engines on the Internet.

Did you know that using Pinterest in an optimized way can triple the traffic of your blog?

 
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One of the most important optimization tips focused on branding is to customize your boards by designing covers that fit the style of your brand.

Looking at the profiles of many fellow Latina Bloggers I realized that almost none use this practice. That’s why I wanted to create this brief guide to help you make your Pinterest stand out among the more than 150 million users.

Why create covers for your boards?

Aside from Instagram, Pinterest is one of the most visual social networks that exist. Making a good first impression on your followers will make them stay longer browsing your boards, and they will be more inclined to share your content. That is why it is very important to implement branding strategies in all social networks where you have a presence with your personal brand.

How To Create a Cover For Your Pinterest Boards - Latinas in Media
Where would you rather sit? Nothing like making a good first impression!

What is the size required to make a cover?

As in all social networks, Pinterest also has made some changes in their updates. Not only in their algorithm, but also the dimensions of the images. As of today (August 2017), the cover image should be square and with an ideal size of 800 x 800 pixels.

I want to help you optimize your Pinterest account and make it more attractive. That’s why I designed a template in Canva, very easy to use, which you can download by clicking here.

Let’s design the covers for your Pinterest boards!

It is recommended to use a photo that has enough space to write the title of the cover. Use an image, text and colors that are aligned with your personal brand. Here is a good example, the Pinterest profile of the Latina fashion blogger Sandy Bodeau.

How To Create a Cover For Your Pinterest Boards - Latinas in Media

Get to know Sandy Bodeau ‘s story !

When you finish designing your cover in Canva (you can also use Photoshop or PicMonkey), proceed to download it on your computer in PNG format.

How do I upload the covers to my boards?

To upload the cover of your board, go to the top corner and select the + icon.

Click on “Upload Image”

Select the image from your computer and use your blog or website as a URL.

Click “Continue.”

Select the board to which you are going to assign this cover by clicking on “save”.

How To Create a Cover For Your Pinterest Boards - Latinas in Media

How To Create a Cover For Your Pinterest Boards - Latinas in Media

Assign the new image as the cover of the board

Proceed to change the cover of the board, assigning the image that we just uploaded.

In your Pinterest profile, identify the board to which you want to place the cover and click the edit button.

In the board configuration, select “change” cover.

How To Create a Cover For Your Pinterest Boards - Latinas in Media

How To Create a Cover For Your Pinterest Boards - Latinas in Media

There you will get several images with the most recent pins on this board. Search by clicking on the arrows until the image you just uploaded comes out. Then select and save.

How To Create a Cover For Your Pinterest Boards - Latinas in Media

Repeat these steps on each of your boards and I assure you that your profile will look better and your new followers and those who follow you will surely spend more time surfing among your “now more attractive” boards.

How To Create a Cover For Your Pinterest Boards - Latinas in Media

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Did you like these tips? If you have questions about Pinterest or any of the social networks, share them with me in the comments.

How To Create a Cover For Your Pinterest Boards - Latinas in Media

Written by Alex Tabar

With more than 10 years of experience, Alex has developed a diverse portfolio containing projects ranging from entertainment to education, creating content for digital media, television, and publications. She has been the producer and co-writer for various documentary films, some of which have been presented in international festivals and have won prizes such as “Best Documentary.” Alex is Youtube certified in their “Audience Growth” program, and is a fan of Mafalda and Willy Wonka.

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  1. I used to make covers for my Pinterest boards, but it seems that every time I do, Pinterest changes their layout, messing up my work. It’s happened twice now. Ugh. They do look much more professional and put together though when there are board covers.

  2. That is so great! I’m always on the lookout for new ways to make the most of Pinterest. I’ll halve to give this a try. Thanks!

  3. I would love to try making a cover for my Pinterest boards. I think it is a great idea. I am excited to get started.

  4. I really need to make one of these. Pinterest is such a great way to gain traffic, and I have to admit that I have been lax about keeping up with it. Thank you for the tips.

  5. This is good to know. I don’t have a cover for my Pinterest Boards and now I realize it is very important. Thanks for sharing this tutorial.

  6. Thank you so much for this! I am optimizing another social network right now but Pinterest is next on my list! I have been looking for the correct size for the cover image for awhile! This is SO helpful!

  7. I love improving my Pinterest. I always find things that catch my eye on there so I would love to be the one putting out content that catches other peoples eye as well.

  8. You have a lot of great info here. I do need to work on my Pinterest board. It’s on my list of things I need to work on. Thanks for the great info!

  9. I’m just learning the ins and outs of Pinterest and this post was so useful! Thanks! I bookmarked this so I can come back later when I’m trying out your tips.

  10. This is great advice to improving your Pinterest accounts over all look. I think there are a few things I would like to do to change it up a bit. It is certainly on the top of my list of things to work on.

  11. This a great idea. I probably should do this with my Pinterest boards. My boards are a bit plain and feature the first pin.

  12. I have been seeing some boards like this and I was wondering how it was done. Totally going to fix mine soon. Thank you!

  13. I need to go back through and redo my board covers. Since they went to the new style, I have yet to do that. Shame on me.

  14. This is some great info!! I think board covers for Pinterest boards are a great idea for your account to look cohesive.

  15. OMG I need to do this! What an amazing idea and I’m shocked I haven’t seen this before. THANK YOU! I now have a new weekend project

  16. This is something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. I love how organized a cover makes Pinterest boards look.

  17. This is really great info! I never pay that much attention to my boards but after reading this, I am going to go back and put a little more effort.

  18. Gracias Alex, información muy importante poara quien requiera usar y potencializar esta red social.
    A mi me encanta, tanto para cuestiones personales como para empezar a crear tráfico en mi blog
    Gracias por compartir

  19. Thank you for writing this, I’m definitely going to use it. I’ve been confused on Pinterest and don’t feel like it’s going anywhere! Hope this will help me!

  20. I should be using Pinterest more, but I haven’t. This is great for branding and consistency. Saving for later for sure. Thank you.

  21. I’m not on Pinterest that often, but I’ve been thinking about creating covers to my boards and also merging some of them to make it cleaner and more focused. I think it’s time to hire my 14-year-old daughter! <3

  22. This is a great tutorial. I really have to put some effort into my Pinterest account. It’s super messy and the OCD part of me hates that.

  23. A helpful blog. I’ve recently done this. It’s too soon to notice a difference yet (only did it 2 days ago) but it sure looks pretty!

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