How to Create a 'Follow Me' Button for Pinterest on Blogger

by annieangel

Easy step by step guide to add a 'Follow Me on Pinterest' Button to your Blog on Blogger.

With over 70 million users pinterest has become a must-do tool for marketing your blog. Best practice is to have readers on pinterest visit your blog and readers to your blog to visit your pinterest boards. Here you will find an easy step-by step guide to build a widget with pinterest business and then how to add it to your blog on Blogger. It doesn't get any easier!

Everyone using the internet want things to be as easy as possible. They also tend to be pretty curious and eager to click on follow on buttons. You do need to provide visual aids and incentives - a call-to-action as they used to call it in old marketing strategy terms. So if you have an easily found button which can encourage them to see what else you have on the web, the curious will be prompted to follow it.

I'm far from an expert when it comes to coding so I was delighted to find that Pinterest have provided the tools to make clickable buttons to serve my purpose. If you are a bit like me, you will find this guide useful - if so leave a note at the bottom and let me know how you get on.

Attention Bloggers

Follow Me Button
Follow Me Button

Screen showing my 'Follow Me' button on my Blogger Blog

Screen shot blog
Screen shot blog

Build your own 'Follow Me' Button

Pinterest has made this really easy to invite people to follow you - they have a 4-step process to build a button which contains your profile URL. 

 

Widget builder

Add a Pinterest button or widget to your website

 

Follow the link:

  1. Add your Pinterest URL
  2. Add your name
  3. Click the "Build it" button
  4. Highlight and Copy the code

Add you button to your Blogger blog

Go to you Blogger Blog Dashboard

  1. On the left hand side scroll down to find the LAYOUT button.
  2. When that window opens, look at the right hand side and see a box that says ADD A GADGET.
  3. When you press on that it will open a new small window at the top of your screen. You'll see a variety of options. Scroll down to find one that says HTML/JAVAScript - to add it, press the + mark. 
  4. That will open yet another window with a box for a title and a box for your HTML code. Add 'Follow me' in the Title box then paste the code you have copied from pinterest business. Save that window.
  5. Don't forget to also SAVE THE ARRANGEMENT at the top right hand side of the page or it won't appear properly.
  6. and you are done!

 

Screen Shop: Layout Button

Layout Button
Layout Button

Screen Shot: Add a Gadget

add a gadget
add a gadget

Screen Shot: Where to find the HTML Box

where to place your HTML code
HTML box
HTML box

Screen Shot: Fill in HTML Code

Paste your code here
HTML code
HTML code

Screen Shot: Save Arrangement

don't forget to save the arrangement
Save the Arrangement
Save the Arrangement

Follow Me on Pinterest

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Pinterest Profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

AnnMackieMiller

Updated: 01/15/2015, annieangel
 
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