New and improved Pins from Pinterest…

I’ve got some exciting news today! The Girl Who Ate Everything is one the first websites to introduce better pins on Pinterest.

Pinterest has improved its pins to make them more informative. For example, recipe pins now have ingredient information listed in the pin so that you can see what ingredients you might need immediately. Recipe information is updated automatically so that you always have the right information.

Here’s a look at what the new and improved pins look like with the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from my site.

Fullscreen capture 5182013 112743 PM To get improved rich pins on your own site, go here and apply: http://developers.pinterest.com/rich_pins/

Let the pinning begin!

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  1. so strange, because I’m not able to see the recipe info on the pins. Wonder why.
    How do you think this will effect your pinterest traffic and pins?

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      @TidyMom,
      The ingredient list is on the pin but for the actual instructions they have to go to your site. I wondered the same thing since I get annoyed when people list the whole recipe on the pin but I think this way it will be helpful.

      Right now you should be able to see ingredient lists for pins from my site. To see them from your site you’ll have to follow the instructions here: http://developers.pinterest.com/rich_pins/

  2. I couldn’t see the recipe info on any of your pins either…

    • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

      You have to have the latest version of Pinterest to see the updated pins. Right now you should be able to see ingredient lists for pins from my site. I’m sure sites will be adding this feature as well. To add the rich pins to your own site, you’ll have to follow the instructions here: http://developers.pinterest.com/rich_pins/

      • So how do we get “the latest version of Pinterest”? I don’t care about adding this feature to stuff from my site (since it’s just a family blog & no one pins from it) but I can’t see the info on YOUR pins either! I even pinned FROM your site and got nothing fancy. I don’t understand how this is supposed to work….

        • Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

          You should have the latest version if you have a PC. If you have an app on your phone make sure that you update the app. That’s weird you can’t see the info on my pins? I’ll let the Pinterest peeps know…

  3. If you’re using ziplist it’s quite easy. The plugin already has done the coding for you. Chose a recipe and enter the address in the validator. You can preview it and submit your site for rich pin review. You will then have to wait for Pintrest to decide.

  4. This is really cool! My whole website it Pinterest focused, so I’m looking forward to trying this- thanks for the heads up! I am going to have to ask my IT guy to look at it, though. It looks like a foreign language to me!

  5. This looks really cool! I like to get a quick snapshot of what the recipe involves and then I always visit their site anyway to see any further pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  6. P.S. It worked fine for me when I switched to the new look on Pinterest.

  7. that’s great!

  8. Good blog post. I certainly appreciate this site.

    Stick with it!