Asked on Feb 23, 2014

Pinterest pins with bold text

Diane Oskolski McElhaneyPaulJane McFarland Haag


Somebody help!! This is killing me, and I can't figure out the answer. Why do some pins show bold titles and the website they come from (pin on the left), while others don't (pin on the right)???
10 answers
  • Linda Stone
    on Feb 23, 2014

    It looks like the 'bold' titles indicate that the original idea is from a different website. I looked at several on Pinterest and in each case, the original came from another site. In the case above, it comes from "Handle the Heat."

  • Linda Stone
    on Feb 23, 2014

    After reading what I said, the one that is not bold originated somewhere! I'm not sure! lol. I'm sorry!!

  • Alyssa @ Clever Nest
    on Feb 23, 2014

    Thanks Linda, guess the search continues!

  • Empress of Dirt - Melissa
    on Feb 24, 2014

    The bold text occurs when it's a "rich pin". These are pins that link directly to the original site and the site owner has enabled the rich pin feature that Pinterest offers. You will also notice that the text for rich pins begins with a favicon (little icon) from the site and the name of the site.

  • Z
    on Feb 24, 2014

    Thank you @Alyssa for asking and @Melissa for the answer. That's good to know because I get so tired of clicking to find something only to have to search myself for the items someone linked to on their blog. To me that's not fair at all to the originator of the idea. Anymore before I Pin, I check first so my pin will linked directly to it's origin. I've slowly been going through my pins to change them, but with all I have it will take me forever since I keep finding new pins!

  • Katie Nathey
    on Mar 26, 2014

    I just came across this post which makes it pretty easy to set up. Or so it seems... I have to wait a couple days for it to validate.

  • Jane McFarland Haag
    on Oct 28, 2015

    thanks for the question and the answer! I've been trying to figure it out too! Jane

  • Paul
    on Apr 21, 2016

    So please I came here...thanks Melissa! Cheers Franko

  • Diane Oskolski McElhaney
    on Sep 24, 2016

    IDk if the rich pins answer makes sense, b/c I can do back-to-back pins from my Etsy shop, and some come out bold, some don't. And they ALL originate from me! :)

  • Diane Oskolski McElhaney
    on Sep 24, 2016

    P.S. Of course, I'm writing this 2-1/2 years after the last post here, lol

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