Why Pinterest Pins Save BLURRY From Your Website

Why Pinterest Pins Save BLURRY From Your Website

Do Pinterest pins ever appear blurry and square or small when pinned from your website? I used to have that issue, and lately I’ve been seeing more and more people experience that problem. 

I noticed the problem on Pinterest itself under the “Activity” tab on my Pinterest profile. (Follow our Pinterest HERE – a little shameless self promo!) I was frustrated and confused that this was happening because I felt that is was preventing other people from pinning my pins and reading my content. Plus it was super unattractive!

What a blurry, small pin looks like to a big, clear pin

I searched ALL over the internet for an answer, but I could never find one. 

Finally, I decided to contact Pinterest. So, I sent an email to their support center and heard back within a few days.

Today I’m going to explain why you might be having this issue and what you can do to fix it!

The main issue

There could be other reasons that this is happening, but I’m going to explain the reason it happened for us and so many other people.

This issue is caused when the size of the image pinned is too small. Small images appear blurry on Pinterest.

Now, you might be wondering:

“How are my images too small if i’m using optimal pin sizes such as 600×900 or 735×1102?” (There are other good pin sizes too!)

You are probably making the same mistake we made.

Here’s what we did that caused the problem

When we had our file selected, we would change the size to MEDIUM instead of FULL SIZE in “Attachment Display Settings.” (This is on WordPress.)

DON’T do this!

Shows the settings of a blurry pin

This does not just change the size of how the pin appears on your blog, it changes the actual pixels.

So, when someone pins from your website, the pin they are saving is a lot smaller than the pin you created.

As I said above, smaller images on Pinterest appear blurry because Pinterest tries to fill the space and expand the image.

So, how do you fix this?

It’s simple!

Change your pins to full size.

Shows the settings of a clear pin

Believe it or not, most bloggers actually use full size. It say seem big, but it will pin correctly. We have another method to make them appear smaller down below! Here’s an example of what it would look like full size:

Fix Blurry Pinterest Pins From Your Website

Another technique to use

Another way you could keep the pin full size without it overbearing the blog post is to create a “pin it for later” gallery or something along those lines.

For each of our posts, we create one at the bottom.

Here’s an example:

Pin it for later!

The images appear smaller, but are actually the full size.

To do this, we just created a gallery and added our pins.

I hope this helped you solve any issues you are experiencing with Pinterest. Pinterest is such a powerful search engine and can REALLY boost your traffic, so having blurry Pinterest pins can really effect you. 

If you are still having trouble after this, I recommend contacting them. Contact them HERE. (The support is great and it should take a few days for them to get back to you!)

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