Pinterest is the primary driver of traffic for many blogs. You can reach so many people in Pinterest with great graphics and content.
If you want to read more about Pinterest, you can do that here—> 6 Reasons I Love Pinterest and You Should Too.
But how do you keep up with the constant pinning required to maximize Pinterest?
There are several popular Pinterest Scheduling tools out there, but I like Tailwind the best.
Here is what my schedule looks like now. It is the end of the month, so my schedule is pretty empty.
How do I use it?
- Set up an account (If you use this link to sign up, we both get a $15 credit)
- Add a Tailwind button to your browser, so you can schedule no matter what page you are on.
- Add pins to your schedule from Pinterest or your blog.
- Customize your schedule to how many pins you want to pin per day and at what times.
- When you schedule a pin to multiple boards, you can schedule them back to back or use an interval to spread them out.
- Add pins to tribes for more exposure.
- After a few days, look at your analytics to see what pins are performing better.
- Look at your board analytics to see which personal and group boards are doing the best.
- I have several tribes that I started in my niche that help bring traffic to my site via Pinterest.
What about Tribes?
Tribes are a great addition to Tailwind.
Basically, Tribes are a combination of group boards and share threads. Bloggers can join a tribe that is related to their niche. They can post their related content to the tribe and others can repin them to their boards.
Tribes help everyone because it gets your content out to more people and you can add quality content to your boards (which Pinterest likes).
Recently, the rules of tribes has changed (it was in the beta stage before).
So, tribes used to be free for anyone, but now you need to have an account to use them.
For the free account, you can access 5 tribes and upload 30 pins (at the time this blog post went live).
After that, you can pay $5 for PowerUps to add more tribes.
The great part of the actual launch of Tribes (it was in beta before) is that you can search for tribes in your niche and request to join.
This makes it much easier to find than before.
How do I get help with Tailwind?
A great resource to learn Tailwind is the (affiliate link) How to Master Tailwind Course by Simple Pin Media. This course walks you through Tailwind and how to maximize the use of it. It is full of helpful videos to get you started right.
Tailwind also has videos inside the program to help get you started.
- Sign up: Free Trial of Tailwind
- Start scheduling your pins for maximum exposure
- Check your analytics to see what is working and what isn’t
Tailwind is the first scheduling software I subscribed to to help me get control and save time with my Pinterest strategy. Whether you use the free or paid version of Tailwind, you need to try this tool out for yourself. If you are manual pinning, this tool will be a lifesaver. If you are using other tools for Pinterest, I encourage you to try Tailwind for a few months and compare. It will help your business and your sanity to use Tailwind for Pinterest.
Do you use Tailwind? Let us know what you think about it in the comments below. Thanks!
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