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Pinterest for Bloggers: Beginner’s Guide To Exploding Your Blog’s Traffic

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If you are a blogger and are not yet taking advantage of Pinterest to drive traffic to your blog and grow your income, you are missing out.

With over 322 million active users, Pinterest is a search engine with huge potential to drive lots of traffic to your site, help you reach your ideal audience, and earn more money.

In this guide, I am going to share with you all the reasons why you must take advantage of Pinterest as a blogger and by the take you step by step through getting started and succeeding on Pinterest.

Once you finish reading this article you will know exactly how to master the Pinterest game and get more impressions and visits to your blog.

Why should bloggers use Pinterest?

1. Fast Results

Most bloggers aim to use Google as their main source of traffic but, if you have been trying to do the same, you know that it can take more than 12 months to get established and start seeing some consistent visits.

On the other hand, you can get traffic from Pinterest from day one and grow your visits consistently if you follow the right strategies. New bloggers getting 50K+ visits/month and with only 3 months of being on the platform.

And since Pinterest is a search engine, you don’t even need a big following to get results. You only need to know how to optimize your account and pins.

2. Demographics

As a blogger, you should know that traffic doesn’t always mean profits but in the case of Pinterest traffic, it often does.

The median age of Pinterest users is 40 years old, half of them earn $50K or greater per year, and 10 percent make greater than $125K. (source).

This means that most Pinterest users have the buying power to purchase any products you might promote, affiliate of your own.

Additionally, if you use ad network to place ads in your blog and monetize your traffic, you can gain more per impression and per click since advertisers are willing to pay and bid more to reach a ‘better’ audience.

3. Active Scrolling

Pinterest has a social element but it differs from others platform like Facebook and Instagram in the way users participate.

Users on Facebook and Instagram do a more passive scrolling without a goal, kinda seeing if something that catches their attention appears.

On the other hand, since Pinterest is also a search engine, users have a more active experience and their are seeking for inspiration and products.

4. Social + SEO

Pinterest is known as a visual search engine, so in that context, it can be compared the biggest search engine of all time, Google.

But it also has a social element where, contrary to Google, users can share, comment and follow accounts.

This means that you actually have more ways to take advantage of the algorithm to get more traction and exposure.

If you optimize your content for SEO (I’ll show you how later) you can rank on Pinterest top results and have your pins shown when people do a search.

But Pinterest also considers how good the engagements on your pins is when determining which content to rank higher.

This means that if you also know how to optimize your images and headlines to get more clicks and repins, Pinterest will see it as a sign that users like your content and will favor you in the rankings.

5. High Conversions

83% of weekly Pinners have made a purchase based on content they saw from brands on Pinterest.

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SourceSMPerth

Pinterest has less user than Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter yet it drives more traffic to shopping sites than the other platforms.

This confirms that Pinterest users have a higher buying intent and are already in ‘purchase’ mode when using it.

Even if you have not yet monetized your blog, you will want to do it eventually and, at that point, it’ll be much easier to grow your income.


Pinterest for Bloggers Ultimate Guide

1. Planning for success

Before getting started with your Pinterest strategy, it is a good idea to make sure Pinterest is the right place to promote your blog.

While Pinterest works for a variety of different niches it won’t work for every single one of them so it is better to double-check before investing your time and effort.

Here are some important facts about Pinterest users that will help you determine if your audience is there:

  • The majority of Pinterest users is from the United States, followed by far from Germany and the UK. This means that if your audience is predominantly non-us based it might not be the best platform to focus on.

    Of course you don’t need to be from the US as long as your content and monetization methods are targetted towards that market.
  • 69% of Pinterest users are female so naturally, niches and topics that are female-dominated will have more potential.
  • Below is a list of the most popular categories on Pinterest based on gender which should help you determine if Pinterest is worth your time.
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Source

2. Creating your Pinterest Business Account

If you have decided that Pinterest is a great place to reach your audience, let’s get started setting up your Pinterest account!

Pinterest profiles can be of two different types: personals and business, and they can be switched from one to the other.

Since you plan to use Pinterest for your blogging business, you definitely need a Pinterest Business account. Not only it is what Pinterest recommends, but it will also give you access to your insights and statistics on how your pins are performing.

To create your Pinterest business account:

  1. Go to pinterest.com/business/create/
  2. Fill out your email, password and business name then select a business type
  3. Click Create account

Once you do this, Pinterest will show you a list of topics and interests for you to choose from. This will help them populate your home feed with related ideas.

If you don’t find any that is related to your business, do not worry. Your home feed will later show the pins of the people you follow so is not a big deal what you select now.

To convert a personal account into a business one:

If you already have a personal account and want to use it now for your blog you can also convert it to a business one following the steps below:

  1. Log in to your personal Pinterest account
  2. Go to pinterest.com/business/convert/
  3. Fill out your business name and website then select a business type

If you have a significant number of followers it can help you gain exposure faster. However, consider that if you used to pin about different topics than your blog’s, your old followers won’t be interested and it can do more harm than good.

2. Set up your Pinterest Profile

Once you have created your business account, go to the Settings option located under the “…” button at the top right corner of your Pinterest home screen.

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It will take to edit your “Account Setting” which is the first place where we will begin optimizing your account.

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I’ll explain more about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) later on but this is the first part of your profile where you want to add some of the main keywords related to your niche.

Keywords for SEO are the words or phrases that help Pinterest know what your content is about so it can show it to those who do a related search.

Display name

This is your profile name and what will appear at the top of your page when someone goes to your page. You can choose either your name or your blog’s name.

I recommend that unless your blog name IS your own name, it’s better to go with your blog name here which is how people will try to find you

Additionally, you want to include 1 or 2 of the main keywords related to your niche.

User Name

This is what will show in your profile URL, for example, my username affiliatesmind and my Pinterest URL is www.pinterest.com/affiliatesmind.

I recommend you using the same name you have in your display name for congruency. you want to make it the easiest possible for people to remember you and find you.

Description

In your description or ‘About your Profile’, include other keywords of related topics your blog about and want to rank for. It should read naturally so don’t just type keyword after keyword.

Profile Photo

If you have a personal or lifestyle blog you can include a nice picture of yourself, or if you prefer you can use your logo instead as I do.

Tip: If you don’t have a logo you can create one easily using Canva (it’s free!)

The current Pinterest profile photo size is 165 x 165 pixels. Pinterest will automatically resize it for you but keep it in a square ratio for better results.

3. Claim your website

Claiming your website on Pinterest is a best practice that helps Pinterest know you own the content your pin from your domain. Since they verify your domain during this process, it also prooves that your content is not spammy and prevents you from getting into Pinterest blacklist.

Additionally, it allows you to get access to analytics for the Pins you publish from your site, the analytics on Pins that other people create from your site, and let people know where they can find more of your content.

To claim your website on Pinterest follow the next steps:

Note: These instructions are for WordPress only.

1. Install the free plugin Yoast SEO. This is by far the easiest way to claim your domain. Plus, it will help you when we go over how to get approved for rich pins.

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2. After installing and activating the Yoast SEO plugin, go back to Pinterest settings > Websites > Claim

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3. It will give you a few options on how to claim your website, go ahead and click the one that says ‘Add HTML tag’ and ‘Click to Copy’ the code.

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Note: Pinterest updates the platform quite often so it might look a little bit different than the images shown here but the steps remain the same.


4. After you’ve copied the code, go to your WordPress Dashboard and click on the Social link under the Yoast SEO settings.

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5. Navigate to the Pinterest tab and paste your code in the box and Save Changes.

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6. Then, go to the Facebook Tab and make sure the ‘Open Graph Meta Data’ is Enabled. This will also allow your rich pins to work.

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7. Finally, save the changes and go back to Pinterest and click the Continue button to finish the setup.

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8. It will then ask you to write your website URL and finish by clicking the Verify button.

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9. Pinterest will attempt to verify your website within 24 hours. When it has been successfully claimed, it will show with the button ‘Unclaim’ next to it as in the example below.

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That’s it, now your domain is claimed! Keep your Yoast Plugin open for the next step.


4. Apply for rich pins

This is the step before starting with the fun part (boards and pins!) but it is important to set you up for success.

Rich Pins are a type of organic Pin that automatically sync information from your website to your Pins. You can identify Rich Pins by the extra information above and below the image on closeup and the bold title in your feed.

Rich pins help increase your pins’ impressions and reach and they also make it easier for you when scheduling since you won’t need to type the titles and descriptions again.

Depending on the type of content, rich pins will show different descriptions.

  • Articles: Headlines, authors, and descriptions of the blog article
  • Recipes: Ingredients, serving sizes, etc.
  • Product: Pricing, availability, and where to buy
  • App: Ability to download IOS apps within Pinterest

Below is an example of two pins without and with rich pins enabled so you can see the difference.

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You can see that the pin with rich pins enabled has the title in big bold letters as well as an excerpt from the article.

How to Enable Rich Pins

By using the Yoast Plugin you just installed in the step below, enabling rich pins is super easy.

Note: If you are not using WordPress you can find a guide on how to install rich pins without a plugin on Pinterest’s website here.

  1. Go to the Social Setting of your Yoast SEO plugin and navigate to the Facebook Tab to make sure you have enabled Open Graph metadata.
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2. Once you have verified this, go to the Rich Pins Validator and paste a link to any of your posts.

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Make sure the URL links back to a WordPress POST or PAGE (not your homepage) and click the Validate button.

Pinterest will then email you when your rich pin application has been approved. If you followed the steps provided, there should be no reasons for them not to approve it.


5. Create your Optimized Pinterest Boards

Once you have finished setting up your profile, you can start creating your Pinterest Boards.

Pinterest board is like an album or collection where you will pin content related to one specific them . For example for my Vegan Fitness page I can have one board about Weight Loss, one for Muscle Building, recipes, workouts, etc.

This is another way in which Pinterest learns about your pins. The name and description of your boards as well as the other pins inside it give information to the algorithm so it knows when to show and suggest them.

To create your first board locate the + sign and choose Board.

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Write your board name and click Create. You should later edit it so you can add your board description and make it more SEO friendly. To edit it, click on the board and clicking the gray pencil icon at the top.

It is important that you use searchable keywords for your board’s names. Avoid using funny or cute language since that is not going to help you get found.

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If you check the board on my Vegan Fitness account for example, you will see that these are really straight forward, searchable terms.

I will explain more about SEO later but for now, know that the best way to do keyword research on Pinterest is to use its search bar and suggestions.

For example id you are in the home decor niche, go ahead and type that in the Pinterest search bar and see what are the related searches it suggest. There you have lots of ideas to name and categorize your board.

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Try different variation of your main keyword to get more suggestions since people are not always typing the exact same keyword. E.g: home decor, home decoration, decor inspo, home inspo, etc.

Setting up a board cover

In order to choose a board cover, you need to have at least 2 pins saved on your board.

You can choose one of the pins for your cover or you can create an image with that specific purpose as I have done for my account.

There is no right or wrong in this case. Before, when someone would go to your profile they would first see all your boards with its covers so people would pay a lot of attention to them. Now, however, your profiles displays first all your pins and people need to click on the ‘Saved’ link to see your boards.

If you want to create custom covers for your boards you can use Canva. The size and display of Pinterest board covers changes often so you might need to change them in the future. For now I use. We use the size of 500 x 500 px and keep the text at the top.

To set an image as a board cover, simply upload the image to your Pinterest board and edit the board settings to choose a cover.

Create 5-10 boards

Now that you know how to find ideas for your board, go ahead and create 5-10 boards based on the most relevant topics you found (and that which reflect the main topics of your blog)

You can come back and add more boards later as you add more content to your blog or notice you are missing one important category.

There is not a right answer when it comes to how many boards you should have. I have seen some Pinterest ‘gurus’ with 20 boards and others with 100. More important than the amount of boards is being able to keep up with all and not leave them inactive since that can harm your overall performance.

‘Best of’ Board?

Previously, Pinterest experts used to recommend creating a ‘Best of’ board where you’d save your pins first and where you wouldn’t pin other content that wasn’t yours.

However, now Pinterest states that it is best to save your pins to the most relevant board first since it board will be optimized with keywords that’ll tell Pinterest what the board and pin are about.

So, if you have come across that piece of advice it is probably from a piece of content done before Pinterest released its latest best practices.

6. Follow people in your niche

In the next step, we will talk about creating your first pins! But before, it’s important that you follow since people in your niche so you can get an idea of what it’s been working for them in your industry

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To find account to follow, use Pinterest search bar and open the drop down menu to select ‘People’

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Before following someone, go to their profiles and click on the ‘Saved’ link to see their boards. Some people have content of different categories plus their personal life so it is best that you follow only the boards that relate to your niche.


7. Add Some Pins to Your Boards

Now that your boards are ready, it’s time to add some pins!

Trust me, I didn’t want to pin other people’s content at first either but it is a good way to help Pinterest start learning about your account and kickstart your Pinterest growth.

Once you create more and more pins of your own, you will be pinning less of other’s people content. I like to keep it at a 80%-90% mine / 10%-20% others but it is always good to show people you are a team player.

Plus, they will reward you not only as a content creator but as a content curator so you get to choose the best content you think your audience will love.

Since you are already following some people in your niche, you can go to your home feed and see if you find any pins worth pinning.

Alternatively, go ahead and use the search bar and type the topics of your boards to find specific content you can add to each one.

The Pinterest traffic algorithm will then show you the results based on engagement, keywords, and other factors.

What type of pins should you save?

In the same way that you would try to create great pins, try to find pins that you think your audience are going to like. Ask yourslef if it is something you would save yourslef if you were a user.

Choose images that follow the recommended practices and that have a big and easy to read tittle.

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Once you find a pin you want to save, click on it and once it expands choose the board you want to save it too. That’s it!

Tip: make sure to actually click the pin and check the URL where it directs. Unfortunately, some links are broken or direct to spammy sites which Pinterest doesn’t like and will penalize you for.

There was a time when you could see how many repins a pin had directly on Pinterest. This was helpful because you could tell what type of content and pins were working but it also made people biased towards old content.

Pinterest’s new direction is to focus on fresh content so by removing the repins count they give everybody a fair chance. But don’t worry, you can still see the repins and reshares using Tailwind—the one Pinterest tool I couldn’t be without— which I will explain later.

8. Create your pins

Finally! it’s time to begin creating your pins! This is a very important step so have split it in x different factors you need to consider to set yourself up to win!

a. Images

Pinterest is a visual search engine so saying images are important is an understatement.

Luckily, you won’t need to spend time and effort testing what works and what doesn’t. since someone already did that.

Curalate, a startup that helps companies post better images to Pinterest and Instagram, examined over 500,000 images on Pinterest looking at 30 different visual characteristics like textures, colors, and subject matter.

Based on the images that got the most pins and repins, they concluded in the following five best practices:

  1. Use multiple, dominant colors. Images with multiple, dominant colors receive more than 3 times the repins per image than those with a single dominant color.
  2. Avoid human faces. Images without human faces received 23% more repins.
  3. Go with a spare background. Images made up of less than 30 percent background are repinned the most. Repins drop off by 4 times for images composed of 40 percent or more background.
  4. Choose warm colors like red, orange, and brown over blue or green. These three colors outperform blue nearly 2:1 in repins.
  5. Maintain moderate light and color. Very light and very dark images are not repinned as often. The same goes for saturation, images that are 50% saturated have four times more repins than those that are 100% saturated.
Paula Deen photo

The following photo is what they considered “the perfect image:”

This seemingly ‘normal’ photo of a cucumber, tomato, and onion salad from Paula Deen, has been repinned 307,000 times.

As you can see, images are very important to determine your Pinterest success. After all, it only takes a couple of seconds for someone to decide if they want to click on your image or not.

If your pins are clicked often — they have high engagement and click-through-rate—Pinterest will see it as a sign that your content is good and will continue to show it to more people.

Unless you are a designer and have Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop installed, the best way to create beautiful, highly engaging pins is definitely Canva. It is such a great tool that I’d definitely be happy to pay for it but neither I nor you need to because it is free!

It is also super intuitive and easy to use!

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Canva has some ready-made-templates you can try and also some stock images for free.

You can also get free images from sites like Pixabay, or Freepik but make sure to check if they require atribution since don’t want to risk getting your account in trouble.

According to Pinterest’s creative best practices, your Pinterest pins should be in a 2:3 aspect ratio; i.e.600px by 900px or 1000px by 1500px.

b. Titles

A ‘perfect’ Pinterest photo is not enough to make people click on it. This is why your titles and other text you add to your pins are super important.

When it comes to pins titles, you need to understand what your audience is looking for and that will be very unique for each niche and blogger.

But understanding what are your audience needs and pain points will help you write pin headlines that make them stop scrolling.

For example, if I have an article about weight loss I coudl make my pin title:

  • ’10 weight loss tips’

OR

  • ’10 weight loss tips that work (even if you have tried it all before)”

Which one do you think will capture more attention? (Yes, the second one).

Write 2-3 headlines and create 2-3 different pins for each article so you can test them and start seeing what works best in your case.

Recommended: 147+ Catchy Headline Templates

c. Branding

Other factors to consider when creating your pins is to include your logo or URL somewhere in the image. This help you start building your brand recognitions and it avoids people stealing your pins.

Yes, that happens but you can always report it and Pinterest will shut down the accounts who do it repeatedly so it is rare.

Additionally, try to stick to one of two fonts and the same colors for brans consistency.

Make sure to use the service below to check your analytics and see which pins are performing the best!

d. Descriptions

Besides the text on your pin image, you should add a Pin title and description. If you have enabled rich pins, Pinterest will automatically pull your post headline as the title and an excerpt for the description.

You can decide to keep this or make a variation. In the same way as you should have ore than one pin image per post, it is a good idea to switch up your pin text to see if one performs better than the other.

e. Hashtags

Are Pinterest Hashtags a thing? For a long time Pinterest used to say don’t bother with hashtags, but then they changed their minds(?) and now hashtags are on!

Most Pinterest experts agree that hashtags are useful to get your content optimized and found. They also agree not to overdo it. More is not better in this case so it is best to stick to 2-3 hashtags per pins and alternate them to see what works best.

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When users type a hashtag on the search bar the results appear chronologically which makes hashtags a great way to get your new content shown.

If you want to get suggestions and dat for hashtags, the only way to do it cureently is when youupload a pin through the mobile app.

There you can simple type the ‘#’ symbol and Pinterest will populate the siggestions based on your pin tittle and description.

The best place to include your hashtags is at the end of your descriptions. Pinterest hashtags are clickable so you don’t want users to get distracted and click on them before finishing reading them.


9. Pinning frequency

How often should you pin? Can you pin the same pin to a different board? and how long should you wait in between? how about a new pin of the same post?

Pinterest pinning can be confusing. It is one of the most common topics discussed on Pinterest forums.

It took me about a week of reading different resources and making questions in Pinterest groups to finally feel like I got it.

Pinterest algorithm and policies do have a tendency to change frequently, so that is one of the main reasons why it can get tricky.

Additionally, each blogger has its own strategy and tricks but this is what most of us agree on and has been working to get me great results.

  • Pinterest’s new algorithm loves fresh pins which, in consequence, means, it doesn’t;t like ‘old pins’. (genius, I know). This means you should only pin a certain image for a certain blog post to a certain board ONCE.
  • Pin it first to the most relevant board and then you can pin it to other boards. There is no official rule on how long to wait in between boards but I like to wait at least 3 days. Tailwind, which is a certified Pinterest partner, allows you to do it with a 2-day interval so in theory that should also be within safe parameters.
  • There is also controversy on whether you should actually pin it to other boards or not. While Pinterest has said to pin it to the most relevant first, they have also mentioned that it wouldn’t make sense for your followers who follow all your boards to see the same pin more than once. This is for you to decide.
  • When to post a fresh pin for the same post will depend on how many pieces of content you have. If I have a blog post I really want to push I leave an interval of 2-3 days and pin it again to the first board. This is considered fresh content since is a new pin image so in theory, you could do it every day with no issues.
  • In the same way, how many pins should you create per day will depend on your time and content. I have found the best and most manageable for me is to pin 12-15 pins/day. 4-5 being fresh one and the rest being previous pins being pinned to new boards.
  • I know this might seem like a lot but IT WORKS and it is far more rewarding than waiting 10-12 months to see if your posts manage to rank on Google. Of course, doing this manually will take up a huge chunk of your time and brain space which is why most bloggers use Tailwind.

    Below is the traffic I have managed to get to my blog from Tailwind only. This is just a two-month growth so I am certain it will continue to go upwards.
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  • Tailwind is the only paid app I use for my pinning and is only $15/month which is way cheaper than paying someone to do it. Plus, as I mentioned, Tailwind is Pinterest certified partners and they work closely together so Tailwind has parameters and alerts that let you know when something you are trying to schedule goes against Pinterest best practices.

Click here to get a free Tailwind trial for 100 posts + $15 for your first membership month


10. Growth Hack #1: Tailwind tribes

The hardest part of growing your Pinterest traffic is the beginning, especially if you are starting from zero without any followers.

But luckily there are some tools and hacks you can use to help you get started with the right foots and kickstart your growth.

The first of those tools is Tailwind Tribes, which as the name suggests, is a Tailwind feature. A Tailwind Tribe is a group of bloggers or people you connect with to share each other’s pins on a common topic.

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Taiwlind tribes have their own rules but generally the consensus is that for each pin you share you should pin one of someone else. And so does every member of the tribes.

This means that your pin could be shared by anyone else and, if you are just starying out, it will most likely be someone with a bigger following than you.

Additionally, people who participate in Tailwind tribes are usually experienced and professional bloggers so their pins, boards and accounts are optimized which will also help your pins’ performance.

With any Tailwind type of Tailwind membership you get access to 100 tribe submissions so is worth trying them out. It will not only help your immediate reach but it will also help you rank faster for organic results once you start getting more engagements.


11. Growth Hack #2: Pinterest Group Boards

Pinterest Group Boards are collaborative boards about a specific topic where several users can participate add their pins. Anybody can create a group board and the owner can either accept or deny others who want to join.

As you can imagine, the advantage of group boards is that you can get to out your content in front all of its followers and of course, those boards that are worth joining are those with a large and engaged audience.

The truth is, group boards are not what they used to be a couple of years ago. They certianly required a lot of work from the admin so some of them have been filled with spam, lost their engageent and are not worth the effort.

Some people consider Tailwind Tribes the new group boards and while that is true to certain extent, I believe you can still leverage group boards in your favor and receive a lot of traffic from them. You just need to take the time to pick them and apply to the best ones.

How to find group boards?

The best way to find group boards I have found so far is to use the site Pingroupie. There you can use the search bar to type the niche you are interested in and it will show all the existing group boards to date. Cool right?

You can them organize them based on the amount of followers, collaborators, pins and the last time they were updated.

Before applying to join a group, it is important to consider a few factors:

  • It has been updated that day or 2-3 days before.
  • It has a large amount of followers, I try to go for 10K+
  • It has many pins which shows it is an active group.
  • The amount of collaborators is not as important for me but I try to avoid those with less than 5.

Once you find a group that you are interested in, you can go ahead and click on it which will direct you to the group board on Pinterest. Sometimes when you click on one board it will show its rules and instricutions to join in which case you are lucky! Otherwise follow the next steps.

1.Go the the group board

You can tell it is a group board because it will show all the members next to/below the board title.

2.Go ahead and click on the users pictures. The first person to the left and the on top of the list is the board owner.

3. Click on the username to go his/her profile.

4. Once in the profile, look for their contact information whether that is an email or website. You can also contact them them via direct message but those can get lost among many notifications so I think an email work best.

5. Finally, send them an email or message asking to join their group board. Mention the name of the board you want to join since they might have more than one, share your profile and blog and tell them why you think you’d be a good contributor to the board.

6. Repeat this for as many boards as you can since you won’t get accepted for all.

It might seem like a long process but remember, you can gain instant access to millions of followers!

After you have been an active contributor, you will be able to check the performance of your group boards in your Tailwind account which at the moment is the only way to find out. You can then focus your efforts on those who are giving you good results and leave the rest so they don’t affect your overall performance.


12. Growth Hack #3: Make your blog work for you

If you are trying to grow your Pinterest account, it is important that you also include some tools in your blog to help you gain followers and repins.

Social Share

If you have a WordPress blog, it is a good idea to add a social sharing plugin like Social Warfare, so visitors can share your posts to their own social profiles.

I also also use Grow by Mediavine before and it worked just fine. Whichever you choose to use make sure to write a message encourgaing people to share it. (You can see mine at then end on this article)

Pin it

Another plugin you can consider is the Pin it Button plug in which shows a Pin It Button when users hover on an image.

This is the one I use but it doesn’t get updated very often so make sure it is compatible with your WordPress version.

Pin Image

Finally, you can also encourage visitors to save your pins but including a Pinterest-ready image at the end of your blog post.

If you create new pins for your post do not worry about updating them on your post every time or including them all since that would be too many.


Pinterest for Bloggers FAQ

How do bloggers make money from Pinterest?

The main way bloggers make money from Pinterest is by using it to drive traffic to their blog where they monetizations methods in place.

These could be ad placement, using affiliate links or selling their own products.

Check out this article if you want to learn How To create a Money Making Blog

How can I make money on Pinterest without a blog?

There are many ways in which you can use Pinterest to make money even if you don’t have a blog or website.

You can offer Pinterest management services, use it to sell affiliate products or drive traffic to your Shopify or Etsy store.

If you are a Pinterest user and want to make money pinning, make sure to check out my article on 5 Easy Ways to Make Money On Pinterest

Does Pinterest allow affiliate links 2020?

In short, YES! You can use affiliate links directly on your pins but I have found that when I do my pins receive 15%-20% impressions versus the pins that direct to my blog posts.

If you are looking to get started, don’t want to miss this article: Make Money As A Beginner With Pinterest Affiliate Marketing (No Website)


Takeaway

As you can see, Pinterest has a huge potential to help you grow your traffic and profits quickly.

Whereas you are just beginning your blogging journey or are an experienced blogger, Pinterest can help you grow and diversify your audience.

If you follow the steps I shared in this guide, you can be confident you will succeed sooner than you expect.

If there is something I wish you take away from this article is to create fresh pins and do it consistently. Pinterest loves new content and will reward you for it.

If you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comments below!

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