Pinterest Group Boards And Why New Bloggers Need Them
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Why you need to use Pinterest Group Boards and Tailwind if your blog is less than six months old.
Here’s the deal. If you have a newer blog you’re likely not getting much traffic from search engines like Google.
This may cause your blog to be stuck at 1000 page views monthly if you do not implement a proper marketing strategy.
But I Thought Using Long Tail Keywords Would Help Me Rank In Google And Get Me Lots Of Traffic.
It will, but not in the beginning.
reliablesoft.net explains how certain factors such as age of domain affect the time it takes for your blog or website to rank in Google
Age of the domain – A website that is old and trusted is more likely to rank higher in Google search results than a newer website, provided that other factors remain equal. This does not mean that a new website cannot achieve good rankings but it simply means it will take more time.
A domain is considered new when it is active (not parked) for less than 6 months. After the 6 month period you can start getting some serious traffic from search engines.
This means it may take a while for you to start seeing any valuable traffic from Google search engines and you can’t wait around for SIX months for traffic, you need to start getting your own now!
That’s why you need a marketing strategy, more specifically, a social media marketing strategy.
A marketing strategy sounds expensive, right?
But it doesn’t have to be.
It turns out that many newer bloggers are getting 10,000 page views or more on a newer blog by implementing a few simple strategies.
P.S, before you can start using Pinterest to get traffic to your blog, have a look at this video tutorial that will help you set up a free Pinterest business account and activate rich pins. These are two things that you need to be able to use Pinterest effectively. After you’re done, come back here to learn how to start getting traffic to your blog!
In today’s post, I will explain to you how you can use the power of Pinterest Group Boards and Tailwind to Skyrocket your page views even though your blog is newer.
But What Are Pinterest Group Boards?
According to jeffbullas.com
A group board works like a regular Pinterest board. The only difference is that along with the board creator, other people are also allowed to pin.
Well then, how will a Pinterest Group Board get me up to 10,000 or more page views?
Many group boards on Pinterest have thousands of followers.
You, on the other hand, may only have a personal board with less than 200 followers.
Therefore, if you pin one of your images into a Pinterest Group Board, you are guaranteed to receive more engagement this way since there are much more people to see, re-pin or click through to your blog.
Not only that, but you can also increase your Pinterest followers when you use group boards because you have exposed your content to people who otherwise may not have known your blog existed.
How Do I Join Pinterest Group boards?
The process is very simple.
Many of the Group Board creators/moderators have clear instructions on how to contact them to request an invitation to a group board. You usually send this request via email, but some moderators may ask you to request the invitation via a Facebook message or a Pinterest message or comment.
This is what the instructions you need to follow may look like.
Use this simple email format to request group board invitations. I always use this format and I have been invited to join multiple Pinterest group boards to date.
Hello insert board owner’s name hereI’ve recently come across your pinterest profile and I am reaching out to you to see if you would be open to adding me as a contirbuter to your pinterest group board called insert name here. (Ensure you ink to the board as this will make it easier for the board owner.)My blog topics are insert here, insert here and insert here, and I believe my posts will be both valuable and interesting to your readers. I look forward to being an active and supportive contributor to your group board.My Pinterest Profile is: insert Pinterest profile here.My Pinterest email is: insert Pinterest email here.Thank you for your timeinsert your name here
I recommend that you try to join at least 15 niche related group boards. Remember, the more group boards you join the more exposure your pins receive and the more traffic you can receive to your blog!
P.S: Some group board owners will not invite you to be a contributor immediately and others, not at all. There are many reasons for that which may include:
- They did not receive your email
- They did not see your email as it may have gone to junk or been lost is a sea of other emails
- They had a look at your Pinterest profile and didn’t think it was good enough (newbie problem!)
Ina my case, if you have not heard back from them a month later, I recommend emailing them again.
How Do I Find Pinterest Group boards?
It is a little time consuming to find them on Pinterest so I have found a few that you can use
1.Blogging Tips– [email protected]
2.Best Of Blogging– [email protected]
3 .Bloggers Portal- No Posting Limit – [email protected]
4. Blogging Pro Group Board – [email protected]
5. DIY Blog- Group Board – Read here to find out hot to join this board
To find other group boards you will:
Open up Pinterest, type in a word or phrase related to your niche and add the words ‘Group Boards’, then press search.
Then click on BOARDS in the far right and you should find many boards related to your specific niche that you can join.
Pinterest is HUGE! Do Not Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise!
Read this article where I show you the income and traffic report of some bloggers and how Pinterest is the main source of traffic for most of them. A majority of those bloggers are incorporating Pinterest Group Boards and Tailwind into their Pinterest marketing strategy. You should too!
How Does Tailwind Work And Why Do I Need It?
To successfully promote your content on Pinterest, you need to pin your images multiple times daily to multiple Group Boards!
This has a tendency to become quite time consuming and messy, both when your blog is newer and you are trying to more valuable content and making design tweaks as well as when you are a more advanced blogger and have so much more images to pin!
Nobody needs to spend their precious time on such a mundane task!
Therefore, you can use this tool to help you schedule all your pins like a pro, in less than 1 hour each week! You get to use it free for the first month when you sign up with this link.
December 3rd 2016
Things that have helped me increase my Pinterest traffic in a few short months
- Increase in the number of pins I share daily
When I first started blogging, I would pin about 50 pins daily. Right now, I am pinning 100-140 pins daily. This has helped my traffic jump from 30 page views per day from Pinterest to about 150 page views from Pinterest daily. I can easily share all those pins by using this handy scheduling tool.
2. Updating my Pinterest images. I think it’s fair to say that many new bloggers start out with less than
I think it’s fair to say that many new bloggers start marketing on Pinterest with hideous pin images. I sure did! One of my dear blogging friends gave me some constructive criticism about the look and readability of my Pinterest images. I updated most of them, and now, not only am I more happy with them, they seem to be getting more repins for Pinterest users too!
Here is one of my pins before I made any updates
Here is the updated version. Much better right?
I use a free tool called Canva to create my images for Pinterest. Have a look at how to create Pinterest images with Canvas here.
You can see how valuable Pinterest is for boosting blog traffic.
Also, learn other ways to boost your blog traffic here.
Are you ready to increase your page views? I sure am!
I would love to hear your thought, so please feel free to share them in the comments below.
Learning Material That I Highly Recommend
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Pinterest Traffic Avalanche: This e-course walks you through absolutely everything you need to know about succeeding on Pinterest. It’s super in depth and will teach you some amazing Pinterest strategies that you won’t find anywhere else. This course is especially great for helping you create the best pins which in return, help you get loads of traffic from Pinterest.
29 thoughts on “Pinterest Group Boards And Why New Bloggers Need Them”
Omg I will be honest with you ..
This article says it all… everything you have written here was new to me and honestly I have learnt alot.
I will definitely start working on this tips and join other boards too..
Your explaining is super good.
Def I will be coming to read more of your tips.
I am so glad this was helpful to you! Good luck with implementing Group Boards into your marketing strategy. I will be looking forward to hearing of your results and I will be sharing mine here. I look forward to you visiting again.
Thank you I will definitely visit again.
Thanks. I look forward to you visiting again
Simply amazing tip! I started my blog in January, but I still don’t have that much traffic. I know I should promote my content more, as I’m using only Facebook and Instagram. Now it’s time for Pinterest. Thanks to your advice, I will start to use it effectively.
Awesome! I know you won’t regret this. Feel free to come ask for advice if you need it. I will be glad to help!
Its really true, a lot of bloggers think the majority of time should be spent on writing, when in actuality, it is wiser to spend more time on the marketing of the content. The more we amped up our social strategy, the more our page views grew alongside!
Exactly. I try to follow the 80/20 rule. I write content that is valuable but I spend much more time marketing my blog because no one will know that my blog even exists otherwise.
I couldn’t agree with this more if I tried. Most new bloggers simply think their blogs will be found regardless of their marketing efforts, or are overwhelmed by marketing. I love the fact that you pointed out how big Pinterest can be and I hope everyone takes your advice!
This is true. In general many people do not understand the value of advertising or marketing whether it’s with a blog or other online business or a brick and mortar business. I only hope that more new bloggers will learn and implement good marketing strategies to make their blogs a success.
What a valuable post!
I’m glad you found it helpful. Thanks
Hi there! I’ve been debating using Tailwind and so you have sold it well. I belong to a few group boards but obviously I need a few more. I’d love some blog feedback
Yes! Tailwind recommends at least 20 group boards and many successful bloggers claim to join hundreds of them! You should definitely join as many as possible since you will increase exposure to your pins. Also, don’t forget that you can get your first month of tailwind for free!
Very informative post! Thanks for sharing!
It’s my pleasure Rhonda!
Fabulous write up! Thank you, this post is really easy to understand and appreciate the step by step guide. Look forward to reading other articles!
Cheers, Amanda 🙂
Hi Amanda! Thanks so much for the support! I’m happy it was easy to understand. I try my best to write so that newbies, like me, can easily understand what to do! Thanks again! 🙂
I’m curious. You mentioned 50 to 140 pins a day. Do you use different images for the same post, or just one image per post that you repin on different boards? What if you only have a few blog posts (less than 20), how can you make Pinterest work for you? Hope to get some feedback from you.
Thanks in advance!
Hi Vany, as of right now I have 34 published posts. I have at least 2 images for each post. I pin those every day, (sometimes 3 times daily) especially to group boards that have a super large following and pins. Therefore I schedule about 115 of my pins and about 25 random pin that I like. P.s I also spend about 20 minutes a day going through Pinterest smart feed and pinning or liking random pins that are related to my niche. That helps Pinterest see that I’m actively engaging with their platform. Since doing this I have seen nice progress with Pinterest. Hope this helps!
It most definitely helps. Thank you so much. Looks like Ive got some work do to. One last question, I see a lot of people stressing the size of the images for pinterest, does it matter that much?
Great! I think so although I do not have any concrete evidence. However, I did use Pinterest for saving recipes and outfit ideas before I started blogging and looking back I would always skip shorter images. Therefore, many other pinners might be doing this too! The size that all the successful bloggers and Canva recommend is 735 pixels * 1102 pixels.
Great thank you! I love the fact that you respond to each comment. You are very engaged with your readers 🙂
You’re welcome! Thanks Vany! I try my best to be as helpful as possible, as quickly as possible because I know it sucks to feel lost. Since there’s so much to learn about blogging newbies like us can become easily lost! 🙂
Thanks for the article. I asked to join several of the boards you recommended.
You’re welcome and that’s awesome! Great way to increase your pin and blog exposure!
I have not started my blog ,yet as I am still in the researching stage as I am sure you know all to well it can become overwhelming but I want to be sure of what I am getting myself into and I do not want to fail . I want my blog to be successful like all the other newbies. I love that your information is easy to understand and that you give step by step detailed instructions. I am totally new and I mean I know nothing about blogging so I need that step by step content .I will definitely return to your blog and I look forward to reading it. Thanks again
Hi Stephaine! I totally understand, like you, I was deep in research mode about 7 months ago and because of all the information out there, I finally decided to just start and learn things along the way by looking at the more successful bloggers and borrowing from their strategies. It is very overwhelming but don’t worry about it too much, as time goes on, you will learn most of the basics that you need to start your blog and do it right. I would like to suggest that you find a great post that you like and follow the instructions on setting up your blog and going from there. Or, if you can afford it, find a small course that teaches you the fundamentals of blogging and try that out. This might help cut down on the overwhelm you’re feeling right now…trust me, it’s just information overload at this moment. If none of these options work for you, you are welcome to email me and I will provide you with all the tips and tricks I’ve learned so far! Thanks very much for reading my blog and I am thrilled that you find my post so helpful 🙂
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