4 Ways to Get More Saves on Your Pins

Hey mamas!

It’s that time of the year again! I’m doing my 12 Days series again this year. Last year, I posted for 12 days straight of free resources like Tailwind Tribesplanners and more.

This year I want to do something a little bit different. I want to share some pin-tastic Pinterest tips! Pinterest is my BFF and I realize I don’t talk about “her” much on Twins Mommy.

So, for the next 12 days, I’m going to be sharing some Pinterest tips to help you grow your blog traffic, list, and income.

Day 1: An Easy Way to Find Keywords for Pinterest Descriptions

Day 2: What You Need to Know About Pinterest Hashtags

Day 3: What Are Pinterest Sections And How Do You Add Them to Your Boards?

Day 4:  4 Ways to Get More Saves on Your Pins

Day 5: 5 Big Pinterest Mistakes Bloggers Might Be Doing

Day 6: 5 Ways Any Blogger Can Make Money on Pinterest Today

Day 7: 5 Poppin’ Pinterest Podcasts for Bloggers

Day 8: 4 Pinterest Tools to Help You Grow Your Blog Traffic

Day 9: 3 Easy Ways to Grow Your Email List Using Pinterest

Day 10: How to Find the Best Times to Pin for Massive Blog Traffic

Day 11: 5 Top Pinterest Myths That Everyone Believes

Day 12: 5 Ways to Get Your Pinterest Profile Ready for 2019

For today I want to talk about how to get more saves (also knowns as repins) on your pins.

Why do you want more saves on your pin when Pinterest doesn’t show the repin value anymore? Because Pinterest favors profiles that have popular pins. It’s a metric to tell which pinner is more authoritative.

What is the Smart Feed?

That’s the feed you see when you log into Pinterest. Here’s mine:

There are many factors that go into what pins are shown in the Smart Feed for each pinner. The Smart Feed changes each time you refresh it. From what I gather, I’m shown pins from:

  • My followers
  • What I’m searching for
  • My engagement with a pin (close-up, save or click through)

Pinterest also pools pins for your Smart Feed based on several factors like the number of saves a pin has (although they are now grouping that into the total engagement):

You can use this information to your advantage to get more saves for your pins.

The more saves you have, the more people will see your pins (because people are saving them to their boards for their followers and so and and so on) and the better chance you have at getting on the top of the Smart Feed for pinners.

4 Ways to Increase Your Pinterest Saves (Repins)

If you started a blog, one of the best ways to start generating traffic and an audience is to use Pinterest.

But, that’s not all. You have to have to have a strategy to get people to save your pins. Here are my top tips.

*if you haven’t started a blog yet, here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to start a blog!

1. Use An Attractive Image That’s Tall

If you don’t already know, Pinterest is eye candy!!!

I love just scrolling through my feed looking at beautiful pins. Pinterest is a visual search engine and pinners like nice images.

If you need help finding free girly and chic photos check out these posts:

While using free stock photos for your Pinterest images is a great way to get noticed, one thing to realize is that everyone is using them!

Pinterest looks at your pin as a whole and if it sees you’re using the same image as everyone else, it might get confused and not know what type of pin it is.

Once I realized this I decided to pay for 2 photo memberships. But, I still totally use free photos!

You can change the way it looks by focussing on other elements in the photo (as an example, the photo for this post’s pin graphic is a free image but I changed the way it looks on my pin by making it bigger and moving it around the canvas).

Some tips for getting attractive Pin graphics:

  • Use light colored images. Dark images don’t always do well on Pinterest
  • Avoid using faces. Instead, use partial faces if need be
  • Use red tones to warm up your pins (but play around with colors. I have a predominantly green colored pin and it has thousands of saves)
  • Use easy to read fonts
  • Make your fonts big
  • Don’t use a lot of script fonts

Having an attractive looking pin can help you get more saves for sure. The size of your pin also matters. In general, make your pin much taller than wider.

If you use PicMonkey you can pick the longest pin size as a way to quickly get noticed on Pinterest.

2. Create Infographics

Pinterest is known for their inforgraphics. Sometimes they’re called intructo-graphics too. Essentially, an inforgraphic is just a visual representation of some top tips either from a blog post or some other form of content. And many pinners like to save them.

I like creating infographics from old blog posts as a way to revive that content and get more saves.

To create an infographic:

  • Use Canva
  • Pick the Infographic template
  • Find one you like
  • Customize
  • Save it
  • Upload to your WordPress Media Library
  • Place in a blog post
  • Alt: upload infographic directly to Pinterest

If you want more help, I have a video tutorial for you!

3. Create Multiple Pin Graphics

It’s not enough anymore to just create one Pin graphic. You gotta create more and and more! 🙂 Ha, well not that many.

I usually create 2-3 extra for my posts. With these alternate pins I use different headlines, different images and a different look.

4. Use a Great Headline

Pinners like to scroll. To stop them from scrolling past your pin you need to suck them into your headline. This means using emotional-based words, strong power words and almost click-bait type of words (unbelievable! blow your mind!).

One of the best for headlines is Chasing Foxes. Check out their pin headlines:

There Ya Go!

That’s day 4 of 12 Days of Pinterest Tips to Grow Your Traffic, List, and Income!

If you want your pins to be seen, you need to get pinners to save them! These four ways are easy and quick ways to get more saves! If you have more tips, post them in the comments!

Please pin me!

Leave a Reply


Hey Elna. Good stuff going on here. Thanks a lot. I have one question that seems to be bothering me though concerning getting a good reach with your pins. So recently on some blog i read that when re-pinning manually, (manually saving a pin from one board to another board of yours) it gets you a lower reach than you would get re-uploading said pin as a fresh thing entirely. Please is this true? Won’t there be a case of duplicate pins or something on pinterest which would get my account banned? ThanksReply to Sarah
Hi Sarah, I’ve never heard this. I normally don’t re-pin a pin on Pinterest, but occasionally I do. So for example, I save my pins AGAIN from my Activity page and if I see my pin in the “wild” (the Pinterest feed). I don’t think it hurts my profile at all. It shows Pinterest that I’m using their platform and that’s a good thing. Pinterest doesn’t dock you for having duplicate pins. You can save the exact same pin from your blog over and over again to different boards. But I don’t suggest this as your feed will look redundant. So don’t over think it!Reply to Elna
I love this post! I often write my blog posts as a list of tips, and I’ve just started using Canva for IG posts, but hadn’t realized I could use it to create infographics. I’m off to turn lots of old blog posts into infographics – thanks!Reply to Gill
Hi Gill! Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed the post about getting more repins!!! Good luck with creating infographics!Reply to Elna
Hi Elna, Can infographics be created in PicMonkey as well? I don’t use Canva. This Pinterest course is awesome, by the way!Reply to Michele
Hi Michele, Yes! You can create infographics on PicMonkey!!Reply to Elna
Hi Elna! I am just getting started on Pinterest and your posts are bursting with useful information and there is much to explore. Thank you so much! Please tell me where I can find the rest of the 12 days of tips.Reply to Leslie
Hi Leslie, Right now, they are all on my blog! Just go to my blog and you can see the 12 days. I’ll interlink all posts soon!Reply to Elna
Hi! I’m also excited to try an infographic and Pinterest Pins! I love how your posts are full of useful information. Thanks so much for all the tips!Reply to Amy
Hi Amy, Thank you so much! Yes, infographics are awesome! I love making them now 🙂Reply to Elna
Hi Elna I love infographics and often save them. But I always felt that they were too difficult to do. This post taught me a new skill. Thank you so much for showing md how to turn a blog post into an infographic. I can’t wait to get started. I find your work a great inspiration.Reply to Poovanesh
Hi! Thanks so much for commenting. Yes, infographics were not my best friend for sure. I had a hard time creating them, but Canva does make it easy and I can create multiple ones that way!Reply to Elna