Penned by Janet Thaeler
Here’s a quick tip. You’ve probably noticed that you cannot pin images directly from Facebook. However, I’ve found a workaround so you can. To do it you will need to have the “Pin It” button installed on your browser. Then follow these steps.
1. Click on the image you want to pin. You’ll get a larger version with likes and comments displayed. Here’s an example:
2. Right click on your mouse and select the option to “view image.”
3. Click the Pin It button and save the image to Pinterest. Add a description or commentary about the image. If you want to link it to a blog post or web site, view the pin and then select the edit option. Add a URL. Then save.
I predict that one day images on Facebook will be linked to blog posts or web sites, like on Pinterest. Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t stop clicking on Facebook images. Now with these tips, you can at least pin the images from Facebook and then go back and manually add a link.
One last tip – most people do not know how to pin images from Facebook. So be sure to post the images you want people to pin on your blog as well. Include a “Pin It” button to encourage pinning and you’ve just increased online exposure for your business.
Have a Pinterest tip? We are always looking for guest posts about Pinterest from the business community.