Want to hide a Pinterest Pin in your post? I use this simple snippet of code in every single post I write. It means I can create multiple Pinterest Pins for each post without overpowering each post with long, reader-unfriendly pin images.
Why Should you Hide Your Pin?
There are two main reasons that you might want to hide Pinterest Pin images in your posts.
- You don’t want to distract from your post with a ton of Pinterest sized images.
- You want to test the response of different images on Pinterest.
When a person clicks on the image in one of the oh so many Social Media platforms, they find their way to your blog. They are there for a reason – to find out more about the topic you promoted on the image, not to look at two or three images of the same pin.
It’s fine to keep one promotional Pin on the page, but I wouldn’t recommend more.
Why Should you make More Than 1 Pin for Each Post?
Pinterest is a major source of traffic for most Bloggers at the moment – including me. I get around 60% of my traffic from Pinterest alone.
And since I’ve been focusing on upping my Pinterest Skills, this is growing monthly. I would love to share more on what I’m doing to get more traffic from Pinterest, but most of the strategies I use come directly from Carly’s Pinterest Strategies Ebook, so I can’t share too much without violating copyright.
Last week alone I had a 481% increase in Pin impressions after implementing her strategies. I was super happy with that!
If you want to ramp up your Pinterest gameplan, then take a look at Carly Hursts Pinterest Strategies Guide. I have read tons of books and completed quite a few (expensive) courses on Pinterest, but I keep coming back to this one. It’s not complicated, it just makes sense and it works!
The more images we have floating around on Pinterest, the more opportunity we have for increasing that super important traffic to our blog.
Pinterest Image Pins are like adverts for your post. The more places you advertise, the more opportunity you have for people to see the image – and visit your blog.
Also, having different images for the same post means that you get to test out the different graphics, headlines and images. You will begin to see which elements are getting more clicks and this will help you create better images in the future.
The Code to Hide a Pinterest Pin in a Blog Post
STEP 1 – Insert the image into your post in your text editor in WordPress:
STEP 2 – Copy and paste this snippet of code BEFORE the opening img tag.
<div style ="display:none;">
STEP 3 – Add this code after the closing image tag.
STEP 4 – Confirm your images are gone. Switch back to the visual editor, scroll through your post to check if your image is gone. You shouldn’t be able to see your hidden image.
So How Many Images Should You Make for Each Post?
This will depend on you. When you are starting out, I recommend you make at least 3 Pins per post. That means that even if you only have 10 posts on your blog, you will have 30 pins to share on Pinterest. You can make more if you want.
I still make two or three Pins for every Post I write. Even this one. Click on your Pinterest Share Button in this post to see my Secret Hidden Pin.