My Viral Pinterest: Strategies to Create Pins that Dominate the Platform

I had never gone viral on Pinterest while I saw others achieving results. I was dissatisfied. One day, I created a pin, and it went viral. It blew my mind, so I decided to test what’s working and what’s not. I eventually reached the point where I understood how to create viral pins on Pinterest.

screenshot from my Pinterest account analytics

It’s possible to create viral pins, and today, I’m going to show you how in this article.

How to create Viral pins on Pinterest

Understand Your Audience: Before you start creating a pin, it’s essential to know your target audience. Who are they? What are their interests? What problems or desires do they have? Tailor your pin to resonate with your specific audience.

One of the easiest ways to understand your audience is to research. Simply identify their pain points and create a solution.


Do you know what all viral pins on Pinterest have in common? They have solutions for the masses. So, why not find a problem and solve it?

Keyword Research: Pinterest is a search engine, so use relevant keywords in your pin description and title to increase discoverability.

Use tools like Pinterest’s own search bar through the autosuggestion feature, Pinterest trends, or other keyword research tools to find popular keywords related to your content.

Create High-Quality Graphics:

  • Image Quality: Use high-resolution images or graphics that are visually appealing and attention-grabbing.
  • Dimensions: Pinterest recommends a 2:3 aspect ratio (e.g., 1000×1500 pixels).
  • Branding: Include your branding elements, such as your logo or website URL.
  • Color Palette: Use a consistent color palette that aligns with your brand.

Compelling Headline: Craft a catchy and concise headline that tells users what they can expect from your content. Make it clear and intriguing.

Pin Description: Write a keyword-rich pin description that provides context and encourages users to click and engage. Be informative and authentic.

CTA (Call to Action): Encourage users to take action by including a call to action in your pin description. For example, “Click to learn more,” “Save for later,” or “Pin this for later inspiration.”

Relevant Hashtags: Use relevant hashtags in your pin description to improve discoverability. Pinterest allows up to 20 hashtags, but it’s best to focus on quality over quantity.

Engage with Trends: Keep an eye on current trends and seasonal topics that align with your content. Creating pins related to trending topics can increase your chances of going viral.

Consistency: Regularly pin fresh content to your boards to keep your profile active. Consistency can help build your presence on Pinterest.

Collaborate and Engage: Engage with the Pinterest community by repinning, liking, and commenting on others’ content. Collaborate with other users or group boards to expand your reach.

Pin Scheduling: Use a scheduling tool like Tailwind to post your pins at optimal times for your target audience, ensuring your content is seen by more people.

Monitor Analytics: Use Pinterest Analytics to track the performance of your pins. Identify what’s working and what isn’t, and adjust your strategy accordingly.

A/B Testing: Experiment with different pin styles, headlines, and descriptions to see what resonates best with your audience.

Patience: Going viral on Pinterest may take time. Be patient and persistent in your efforts.

by following these best practices and paying attention to what resonates with your audience, you can increase your chances of creating a pin that gains popularity on Pinterest.

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