We’re updating the Pin It button for Chrome to make it even easier for people to Pin things they find on the web. Now, when someone’s browsing your website, they’ll see a Pin It button any time they mouse over an image, so they can share it with their followers in a few clicks and quickly get back to browsing your site.
The Pin It button not only makes the content on your site more discoverable on Pinterest, but it can also result in more referral traffic coming back to your site.
The extension won’t interfere with hover Pin It buttons if you’ve already turned them on across your site.
If you want to, you can turn off the extension hover buttons for your site:
Add this META tag to the HEAD of the document:
<meta name="pinterest" content="nohover"></meta>
Add the data-pin-no-hover attribute to the IMG tag:
<img src="mything.jpg" data-pin-no-hover="true" />
People will still able to Pin from your website if you turn off hover buttons. If you’d like more information on how all of this works, please see our FAQ on the developer site.
We’re testing the new Pin It button in Chrome first, but we’ll bring it to other browsers soon!
—Jason Costa, currently saving ideas to Beautiful Guitars