FAQ: Why Aren’t My Pinterest Images Showing Up on FPTraffic?

Are you using the FPTraffic Chrome Extension tool to schedule images to your Facebook Page?

If not, we highly suggest you check it out as a way to pull valuable, relevant content from image-heavy sources like Pinterest and Instagram. This is a great tool to expand your content resources with FPTraffic.

A common question we get asked by new users with the FPTraffic Chrome Extension tool is, Why aren’t my Pinterest images showing up?

Fret not, we’ve got the answer for you in this post. In most cases of people who aren’t too familiar with FPTraffic yet, we tend to see the same little mistakeit’s common. Don’t worry, it’s an easy fix!

Image URLs vs. Link URLs

With FPTraffic’s Chrome Extension, you can gather and schedule thousands of images from Pinterest and Instagram for the entire month in just a matter of minutes. However, it’s common that new users see this image in their post schedule when they check the URLs they upload:

Link post

If you’re seeing this, it’s most likely that you scheduled the images as Link URLs rather than Image URLs. This will result in your post showing up on Facebook as a link and pulling any picture from that link as a preview. If you have your Facebook Page account connected to Twitter, the content will only show up as a link on there without the image you selected.

Nobody wants that to happen! Here’s the easy fix.

Solution: Be sure to click Image URLs under the content dropdown when you are bulk importing the images you select using the FPTraffic Chrome Extension tool from Pinterest or another website. This will post the image with the image URL on your Page (and to your Twitter account), and all that hard work will not be lost!

image URLs

If you are importing Pinterest images as Image URLs and the images are still not appearing, please contact support directly and we’ll help resolve the issue.

For extra guidance, here’s a refresher on using the FPTraffic Chrome Extension tool to pull images from Pinterest.

How to Use the FPTraffic Chrome Extension

1. Install the extension from the Google Chrome Web Store. Of course, you must be using Google Chrome to use the extension.

2. After the extension is installed, the FPTraffic logo will appear at the top right of your browser with any other extension icons you have installed.

FPTraffic extension icon

3. Go to Pinterest or Instagram and enter your niche’s relevant search terms.

4. When the images load, click the FPTraffic icon in the top right of your browser. The FPTraffic Extension bar will appear across the bottom of your browser and each image will contain a checkbox as you scroll through the page.

5. To select the images you would like to post to your Facebook Page, either check the individual checkboxes or click Select All on the FPTraffic Extension bar at the bottom.

6. After selecting your images, click the [x] of [y] Images Selected button, (x being the number of images you selected and y being the total found on the page).

FPTraffic Extension Bar

7. A window appears in your browser with the URLs for each image you selected. Copy those URLs to your computer clipboard.

Photos from Pinterest

8. Access the FPTraffic URLs page (http://fptraffic.com/urls/), select the Page you would like to post the photos you selected to, and paste the URLs from your clipboard into the box.

Tip: Be sure to go to the Image URLs page and not the Link URLs page.

9. Click Schedule! and the photos will automatically be added to your schedule queue for your Page! You can find them on your Posts page.

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Schedule Content from Pinterest and Instagram with the FPTraffic Chrome Extension

Do you want to schedule and post images from Pinterest and Instagram to your Facebook Page, but you’re not sure how to do it?

Posting relevant images is essential to getting Facebook users to engage with your posts. In fact, Facebook posts with images see 2.3 times more engagement than those without images.

But you don’t have to spend hours every day taking photos or creating new images for your Page. Sources like Pinterest and Instagram are overflowing with images to share with your target audience. With FPTraffic’s Chrome Extension, you can gather and schedule thousands of images from Pinterest and Instagram for the entire month in just a matter of minutes.

Recently updated for an improved user experience, the FPTraffic Chrome Extension is being used by more than 2,000 people every week! We’ll explain how you can use the FPTraffic Chrome Extension for your Facebook marketing strategy and give you tips for choosing images effectively.

FPTraffic Chrome Extension

How to Use the FPTraffic Chrome Extension

The FPTraffic Chrome Extension allows you to grab images from Pinterest and Instagram, as well as many other websites, and schedule them to post to your Facebook Pages. It’s easy to download and use, just follow the steps below:

1. Install the extension from the Google Chrome Web Store. Of course, you must be using Google Chrome to use the extension.

2. After the extension is installed, the FPTraffic logo will appear at the top right of your browser with any other extension icons you have installed.

FPTraffic extension icon

3. Go to Pinterest or Instagram and enter your niche’s relevant search terms.

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4. When the images load, click the FPTraffic icon in the top right of your browser. The FPTraffic Extension bar will appear across the bottom of your browser and each image will contain a checkbox as you scroll through the page.

5. To select the images you would like to post to your Facebook Page, either check the individual checkboxes or click Select All on the FPTraffic Extension bar at the bottom.

6. After selecting your images, click the [x] of [y] Images Selected button, (x being the number of images you selected and y being the total found on the page).

FPTraffic Extension Bar

7. A window appears in your browser with the URLs for each image you selected. Copy those URLs to your computer clipboard.

Photos from Pinterest

8. Access the FPTraffic URLs page (http://fptraffic.com/urls/), select the Page you would like to post the photos you selected to, and paste the URLs from your clipboard into the box.

Tip: Be sure to go to the Image URLs page and not the Link URLs page.

9. Click Schedule! and the photos will automatically be added to your schedule queue for your Page! You can find them on your Posts page.

Now you can easily gather and schedule a month’s worth of content from Pinterest and Instagram in one sitting!

Tips for Choosing the Best Images for Your Page

Photos posted by FPTraffic members are viewed about 50,000,000 times a day on Facebook! With that kind of reach, you want to choose the right images that will also encourage engagement among your audience. Before selecting every image in the Pinterest and Instagram feeds, be sure to consider the following tips:

  • Choose images that are relevant and related to your brand.
  • Add emojis and clever descriptions to your image posts.
  • Post different types of images, including gifs, memes, infographics and photos to engage your audience.
  • Experiment with your images, and test your results to determine which types of images your audience resonates most with.
  • Encourage engagement with “Caption this” photos, prompting users to comment with their own descriptions.

Images are the primary type of content that gets posted and shared on Facebook. Image-driven sites like Pinterest and Instagram are helpful for finding images relevant to your niche to share with your target audience. The FPTraffic Chrome Extension allows you to efficiently gather and schedule all of those images to boost engagement on your Facebook Page.

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