Tasty Pins: A Handy Plugin For Optimizing Your Images

Tasty Pins: A Handy Plugin For Optimizing Your Images

Pinterest is my favorite social media platform. Since it’s a visual platform and all about images, it makes sense to optimize your pins to get the biggest bang for your buck. Tasty pins is a powerful, yet simple to use WordPress plugin that helps you optimize your images for SEO and Pinterest.

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Tasty Pin adds an additional description box on your images without messing with the alt tag. You’ll see a detailed description, along with hashtags, in the “Pinterest Text” box. Optimizing this description for keywords is great for SEO.

Pinterest and Google are the top search engines driving traffic to blogs so optimizing your posts for both these platforms is something worth noting. Google focuses on text, and although Pinterest is visual in nature, it too relies on original text along with keywords. Websites using alt tags effectively have improved Google SEO, while the Pinterest description box provides helpful information to optimize your pins.

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Here are the benefits of using Tasty Pins:

  • A description box can be added to each photo. This is called the Pinterest text box.
  • Keywords and hashtags can be added to the Pinterest text box to enhance SEO.
  • Pins can be hidden so they aren’t seen in a blog post, but will appear if someone wants to pin them.
  • The alt text box can be used to describe the photo for the visually impaired who are using screen readers.
  • There is an option for photos to be disabled if you don’t want people to share certain pictures. For instance, Pinterest likes vertical images so if your image is square or horizontal you’ll have the option to disable it. Or if you have advertisement images that you don’t want pinned.
  • Hover buttons remind your readers to pin your images. These buttons can be disabled as well.
  • WordPress plugins are generally easy to use, and Tasty pins is no exception. It’s also lightweight and won’t slow down your site.
  • The cost for a yearly subscription is $29.00 with a 15-day, money-back guarantee and unlimited support.
  • If you choose not to continue with the yearly plan, the plugin will still work, but no updates will be available.

Watch the video below for a visual tutorial of how the plugin works:

Hidden Images

An additional feature of the plugin is the ability to hide images. Scroll down in your WordPress editor until you see a box entitled “Pinterest hidden image.” You can add an image in this box that is pinnable, but doesn’t show up in your blog post.

Tasty pins pinterest hidden image boxWhy would you want to hide an image? One reason is because you don’t want multiple images to appear on your blog post for whatever reason. They will, however show up in your Pinterest browser where people can pin them.

To hide an image, click “Select Image” and fill in the “Pinterest Text” box under the “Caption” field. Include what the post is about, along with your chosen hashtags. Now provide a description of the image in the “Alt Text.” Press “Select.”  When you scroll up to your post, you’ll see that the image you just selected isn’t there. That’s because it’s hidden, yet still pinnable with all the SEO criteria filled in.

That’s how the WP Tasty Pins plugin works. Give it a try!

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Key Points

You get double the fun with Tasty Pins, improving both your Google and Pinterest SEO. It’s simple to use and just takes a couple extra minutes to optimize your images. Check out Tasty Pins today! You can purchase it from WPtasty.com.

Do you use Tasty Pins? Have you noticed an upswing in your analytics? Let me know in the comments:)



4 thoughts on “Tasty Pins: A Handy Plugin For Optimizing Your Images”

  1. Holly, thank you for opening my eyes to Tasty Pins. I found the video helpful. I agree that many people enjoy visual additions to their websites. I’m looking forward to trying the trial to see how I like it.

    I enjoyed the break down of your post with the how to tutorial, and how you explained the purpose behind hidden images. Attention to detail that is important.

    • Thank you Jane.

      Tasty pins is a great little plugin to boost your Pinterest SEO. I thought the video did a good job of explaining how it works. Do check out the free trial! Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment!

  2. Thanks! I will definitely have to check this one out. I am still learning the ins and outs of how to optimize images so this was a great read for me. 

    Pinterest is also relatively foreign to me. I’ve always tried to get involved on Pinterest, but then I get distracted by DIY’s and cute ideas, and never really end up trying to build my board (is that even the right term? Haha)

    Just out of curiosity, do you find more success connecting with people by focusing your attention on just one social media platform or do you do better if you spread your attention throughout several social media avenues? I struggle with keeping everything updated. 

    • Hi Krystyn.

      Tasty pins is awesome for optimizing your pins. It keeps you on task in that regard. I hear you about getting distracted. That happens to me sometimes as well. I have to be pretty laser focused when I get on Pinterest. Yes, profiles have boards that images and posts are pinned to. You were right!

      I typically focus on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. I do have Twitter and LinkedIn accounts too, but I’m not as active on them. It can be a challenge to have an active social media presence on each platform. Pick the one or ones that most resonate with you and put your focus there.

      Thanks so much for reading!


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