Have you thought about ‘spring-cleaning’ your Pinterest account? One easy way to refresh all of your boards is to change the board covers. When others view your boards, they will see one dominant pin from each board and the four most recent pins underneath.
Why You Should Change Your Board Covers
- To freshen up your board – make it appealing to prospective followers.
- To ensure that the cover pin reflects the content of the board.
- To tie in with a colour scheme e.g. pastel colours for Easter or forty shades of green for St Patrick’s Day.
- To ensure that the cover pin is a recently pinned pin – it can be frustrating for pinners to try and find the cover pin on your board if it is way down the bottom of the pile.
- To ensure the cover pin is one of your own pins, ideally one that links to your own website.
- To showcase a new product, new article or a new recipe.
- If it is a group board and you are the owner, remember that this board will show on the boards page for all of the contributors so do make it stand out.
How To Change Your Board Covers
This is a new method of changing the board covers since Pinterest moved things around about two or three months ago.
- Click on ‘edit’ below the board.
- You will see ‘change cover’ in the pop up box. Click on it and keep scrolling on the arrow until you find an image you like and that fits well into the space available. It’s a good idea to make the cover pin one of your own pins (and that links to your website).
- Remember to click ‘ save changes’.
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