How to Pin a Video on Pinterest (and Why You Should!)

Are you pinning your videos yet?

Here’s a quick step by step of how to “pin” a YouTube video onto a Pinterest board:

Click here if you can’t see the video: http://youtu.be/PSCO42psJ-8

But why would you want to pin a video?

When you pin a video to a board on Pinterest, it allows viewers to watch your video right on the Pinterest site.  So it’s a great way to reach a bigger audience and get more video views.

Since the vast majority of pins are images, it also gives you a way to stand out with the type of content you’re curating on the site.

Some ideas for you:

And a couple of video pinning tips:

  • After you pin your video, edit the URL to lead to your blog post or where you’ve featured that video on your website.
  • Use smart titles and descriptions to get your keywords in the pin so it can be found in searches.
  • Invite people to pin (or repin your videos) by mentioning it right at the end of your video.

Have you pinned any videos yet?  Share in the comments!

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  1. Wow! That was easy! I just pinned 4 videos to my Pinterest account.

    Thanks again Michelle for keeping us on the cutting edge.
    Flora Morris Brown, Ph.D. recently posted… 10 Top Tips and Other Great Ideas for Creating Your Audio BookMy Profile

    1. Isn’t that great? I know the bookmarklet works, too, depending on the browser, but I like just grabbing the URL and pinning that way. Simple and quick.

  2. Got an email earlier this month from YouTube authority James Wedmore recommending folks pin their videos. I went online & did so. Now, I need to create more videos!! LOL
    Thanks for your helpful how-to video & the tips you shared. I’ll be sharing them with my peeps too (giving you credit of course).
    :)
    ~Debra

    1. James is always ahead of the game. :) One of these days I’m going to go through the VTA videos… lol But like you, I know it’ll mean I have to create more video!

      Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks for the great tips! I have some videos to pin, so your article was perfect timing! =)
    Deanna recently posted… The Internet and Me: Safety, Security, Privacy?My Profile

  4. Hi Michelle,

    I am a fairly late boomer in terms of Pinterest. So I wasn’t even aware that one could pin videos! Very useful video and I will use this to pin some of the videos that I’ve uploaded.

    P.S: Came across your awesome blog for the first time. I think I spent more than 20 mins here reading several posts!
    Following you now on Twitter. Looking forward to more engagement.

    Thanks
    Shamelle recently posted… Do Bloggers Need To Create A Vibrant Social Media Presence In Every Platform?My Profile

  5. amazing tips admin ……its very interesting to post video on pinterest

  6. Since I’m new in using Pinterest and I only have some idea about pinning photos and this time I also interest to know how to pin a video in Pinterest and how does it affects the web traffic.
    Corey recently posted… How Many Pinterest Users Can You Follow Daily?My Profile

  7. Thanks Michelle, I’m pinning my first video today.

    Smiles!!
    Adalia John recently posted… Self Validation Empowers YouMy Profile

  8. Thanks, this helped me out a lot. Never knew that I could Pin a video until I saw this post.

  9. I’m pinning my book trailer to my “In my novel” pin as I type this. I’m not sure how long it’s supposed to take but it says it’s still pinning.
    Melanie Robertson-King recently posted… I’ve been awarded The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!My Profile

  10. Very helpful, thank you for your video!

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