How to Create Pinterest & Facebook Graphics For Your Blog Posts Using Canva – Free!
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We live in a very visual world, especially as bloggers. Which means when someone sees a post of yours on Pinterest or Facebook, they are going to use that graphic to decide if they want to click over to your site or skip. So you should never just push your blog posts header image to all social media platforms. Instead, you should be creating specific graphics optimized for each specific platform for maximum performance.
Why should you make special graphics for Pinterest and Facebook?
To maximize your reach and get more engagement such as likes, comments, repins and actual clicks over to your site!
These graphics are the thing your potential reader is going to use to judge whether or not to click or leave. It gives a preview for what to be expected at your site. If you simply push your blog header image to Facebook, it may cut off half the image, or if you push a horizontal image to Pinterest It looks small and constrained. Instead, create special images optimized for each platform.
How to Create Pinterest & Facebook Images for free in Canva:
Go to Canva.com
Create a free account
Click on “Create a Design”
Select “Facebook app” For Facebook graphics or select “Pinterest graphic” or “infographic” for Pinterest graphics.
Once you open one of those templates you can create your images using a free layout template found in the left sidebar and just adding in your own image and text or make one from scratch!
Once your graphic is created simply click download in the upper right-hand corner and select the file type you would like to download. I usually do PNG.
- Use a large font size for Facebook graphics so they are easy to read.
- Don’t over-load Facebook graphics with too much text.
- Use Pin sizes that are long and tall to make them more noticeable on Pinterest.
- Warm colors work best on Pinterest.
Use these graphics when sharing your content to their specific platform to get more readers to your blog!
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