If you are using the Pinterest bookmarket you may have noticed a change today.
The Pinterest bookmarket can be found here and you can drag it to your browser toolbar.
The change to the tool means that when you look to share a page, the images that are available to share to Pinterest also show the size of the image and include an annotation saying the image is small if it will not be a good size to share.
In addition, the description connected to the image will also appear.
See the example below from an article I was about to share to Pinterest from Social Media Examiner where I have highlighted the size of the image as shown using the Pinterest bookmarket.
This update is not only helpful for users, but it can also assist marketers using Pinterest as they can use the Pinterest bookmarket tool when doing their visual content audit that I recommend in my pinterest training and workshops.
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Aricle Updated 13 September 2013
Pinterest reference the change on their blog today and comment:
What you really want is to for pinners to pin from the individual page or blog post. And if the image in your post is on the small side, you probably want to point to a bigger, pin-friendlier version of the image (at least 750 pixels wide). Finally, you want to include a helpful description, something with a handful of words that explains what’s in the picture. This description is especially handy when pinners search for related things.
I think that is the first time they have ever referenced the optimum size for the width of an image on Pinterest for resolution on the Pinterest platform. You will notice if you pin a small image when you click on the image on Pinterest there willl be a large border around it.
I know this might provide a challenge for some of us where we have different blog templates.
How lovely it would be if the sizes for images on all the social networks we used were consistent!