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HOW TO HIDE PINTEREST IMAGES IN YOUR BLOG POSTS
Pinterest is a great way to get more traffic to your blog.
You just add an image, pin it to Pinterest, and then people click through from Pinterest to read your blog posts. It’s as simple as that! Using this method, I actually get over 13,000 page views from Pinterest alone, and reach over 1 million people on pinterets every month (you can check out my account here).
But the only problem is that your Pinterest graphics need to be long if you want them to do well on Pinterest.
Which means you need long, vertical images throughout your blog posts.
You might even want multiple Pinterest images, to provide numerous leads from Pinterest to your blog. But then the problem with this is your blog posts will look really cluttered if you have loads of really tall images throughout them.
Enter: secret images.
WHAT ARE SECRET IMAGES?
Secret images are when you put images in your blog posts, but with a small bit of code.
And this means the images don’t actually show when someone is reading your blog post. They only show when someone goes to pin something from your blog post.
Which means you can include multiple long images that will help you get leads from Pinterest throughout your posts, but without your posts being too cluttered!
So this post show you how you can get more blog traffic when you hide Pinterest images in your blog post.
And the best part is, this simple trick does not take much effort.
As you don’t need to be creating more blog posts. Just making more images to go with the content you’re already creating, then you hide Pinterest images in your posts to get more traffic!
Before we start, it’s worth mentioning that for you to be able to see this method working you need to either have the tailwind extension added to Google chrome and be using Tailwind, or have the ‘Pin it’ button on your blog.
I’ve used the tailwind extension for this tutorial but either is fine. You don’t actually need either for this method to work, but it will show you that it does work.
Then you’re good to go!
HOW TO HIDE PINTEREST IMAGES IN YOUR BLOG POSTS
For this tutorial I will be showing you how I hide Pinterest images in my how to start a blog post.
Insert an image into your post by clicking “Add Media”.
Then either uploading an image or select an image you have already uploaded, and click “Insert into post”.
Now click “Preview Changes”.
A new tab will open showing you the changes you have made to your post. The image you have inserted should appear in the post.
Now we are going to add a small amount on coding on the page to make it not appear in the post when you read it, but it is still there.
Go back to editing your post. Click the “Text” tab at the top right.
You will then see your blog post in code.
Scroll until you have found your image but in a coded format. It helps to remember the line of text you wrote before the image.
Hint: the image will start with the code <img, as shown below.
You then want to put this code into the text page just before the image: <div style=”display: none;”>
PLEASE NOTE: Do NOT copy the line of code that is written above. You need to type it out.
I tried to copy the exact code written above from this post and into another one of my posts, but because I wasn’t viewing this post in code, it didn’t work.
When I then switched to seeing this post in code, the actual line of code I was copying from this post was this <div style=”display: none;”>
I get that might be a little confusing, so just make sure you type this <div style=”display: none;”> out, not copy and paste it.
And this line of code after: </div>
Then click on the “Visual” tab next to the text tab, and your image will no longer appear in the post.
However, here’s how we can check that it is still on the page even though it’s not appearing in the post. Click on “Preview changes” again.
Now download the tailwind extension for chrome if you haven’t already (it’s free and easy to install). Then click the icon for tailwind at the top.
As tailwind is a website for scheduling images, it will find all the images on the page it can use. The picture we uploaded will be there, even though it does not appear on the blog post.
Success! You can see I have done this multiple times.
HOW TO HIDE PINTEREST IMAGES IN YOUR BLOG POSTS: FINAL THOUGHTS
You can then use Tailwind to schedule these images to be pinned on Pinterest. Or alternatively you can use a plugin that allows the ‘Pin it’ button to appear on each page of your blog posts, and this will still show us the images available in the post too.
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