UPDATE: THIS POST IS OBSOLETE!
I just discovered an easier way to encourage the pinner to go back to the original source.....completely prevent the pin to begin with. Jessi from Practically Functional shows you how to use the nopin attribute in the image tag to make a photo un-pinnable! You can also use this code to stop photographs of your family from being pinned.
I've read many recent posts about bloggers' love/hate relationship with Pinterest. One concern is when their image is featured on another blog. Often Pinterest credit is given to that site instead of their own if the pinner does not go back to the original source to pin.
I would like to share my little trick to ensure that other bloggers' images featured on my blog are pinned from the original post. It all has to do with the image alt attribute in the html. When I use another blogger's image in my post, the alt attribute states the source and a little reminder to pin from the original post. For example:
In addition, I put a link back to the original post directly under the image so it is only a click away for the pinner.
To change the alt attribute in the blogger compose screen:
- Click on the image
- A blue box will pop up, click on Properties
- Type your text in the alt text box and hit OK
Now, when the image is pinned from your blog, Pinterest will fill in the description with the alt text. Hopefully the pinner notices the reminder message and goes back to the original source to pin.
What do you think? Do you have any other tips and tricks?