2. It's all about the Image!
Do share large, beautiful vertical images
The first thing you need to do when considering your Pinterest strategy is head over to Pinterest and look at your feed. (Not your page that shows all of your boards. Click on the Pinterest logo "P" at the top left of the screen so that you see the pins that Pinterest thinks you will like.) What do you see? Look at the size of the pins. Chances are you see mostly tall rectangles, several very tall rectangles, and a few miscellaneous other shapes. Notice that you see very few (if any) square or wide rectangles.
Which images do you notice most? When you are quickly scrolling through the feed, which images does your eye land on? See how easy it is to pass right over the square and horizontal rectangles? If you want your pin noticed, go vertical.
Do pay attention to your image size
What's the ideal image size on Pinterest? I've seen lots of varying numbers, but they all agree -- bigger is better. When a person clicks on your pin, the maximum size it will expand to is around 736 px wide (depending on who you ask). If your image is smaller than that, it will stay the original image size. There's really no need to make your image any wider.
According to Pic Monkey (a great place for beginners to edit images), the ideal size for images on Pinterest is 736 pixels wide by anywhere between 1104 pixels to 2061 pixels long. (2061 pixels is the longest pin that will show up on a mobile phone.)
*Friendly Blogging Hint: If your images are less than 550 pixels wide on your website, you may be missing out on traffic from other blogs. If you want your content featured or shared on big-name blogs, you need large, beautiful images. Most big bloggers only feature images that are at least 550 pixels wide.