After my last Beginner’s Guide To Pinterest post a few people mentioned that they’d like another post with more Pinterest tips. So here we are people, here we are. I’ve still got ways to go on Pinterest but I’ve learned so much more than when I first started on there so here are the few nuggets of wisdom I’ve gathered. (Long story short? If you want to grow your Pinterest, my best tip is to get Tailwind.)
It wasn’t until I got Tailwind that I actually started to feel like I was getting the hang of Pinterest. Tailwind is a great site if you’re trying to grow your Pinterest account and following. It allows you to schedule multiple pins at a time, analyse your Pinterest ‘traffic’ and it creates a weekly schedule for you with optimal pin times. Not convinced yet? Keep reading buddy.
One of my favourite Pinterest tricks was installing the Tailwind extension on my computer. The extension just installs a small blue ‘Tailwind’ button on your internet browser (Chrome for me) so that you can essentially pin any content you come across on any web page. So when you’re on Pinterest, you can also just click the extension button and select everything you want to pin and it will schedule all the pins for you. With the extension, you can bulk pin content and doing that saves a tremendous amount of time. Manually scheduling your pins takes forever and I am just not patient enough for that. If you’re at all interested in growing your Pinterest following, install this button.
When I first started using Pinterest I would schedule one.pin.at.a.time. ONE AT A TIME. It took me forever. Going with the whole Tailwind extension thing, as I mentioned it allows you to bulk pin and one way or another, a great Pinterest tip is to bulk pin as much as you can. I just pick a time of the day to sit down and schedule pins. The trick is to schedule as many quality pins as you can, which isn’t too difficult considering so many pins are so beautiful! Lately, I’ve been pining around 30 pins at once and adding those to my Pinterest posting schedule. By doing this I’ve found my Pinterest has grown so much more and the entire process saves me a bunch of time overall.
When you first sign up to Tailwind it generates a pinning schedule for you, based on the most optimal times for you to pin. Originally though, the schedule it generates will only generate so many pinning times per day. So Monday it may generate 3 different pinning times, Tuesday 6, Wednesday 2 etc. What I’ve found has helped my engagement and growth on Pinterest was to create more time slots into my schedule so that I’m pinning as many pins per day as I possibly can (without going nuts).
To do this, you log into Tailwind and go to your Schedule and click ‘Add time slots.’ At first Tailwind may only generate a few new optimal pinning timeslots for you. If you’d like to add more pin time slots, you just wait a while and then click ‘Add time slots’ again and it’ll generate more optimal times for you. A while back, I added around 3 more pins per day to my original pinning schedule. Then in the next week I added a few more, and I’ve just kept doing that but tried to keep things manageable. Since I’ve done this I’ve noticed my engagement has really increased and it’s purely just from me pinning more per day!
Something I’m learning more and more is that Pinterest is not a single’s game, in the sense that you can’t just go and promote your own posts and expect people to engage with that. You have to join group boards and actually make an effort to pin other people’s pins/content as well. Pinning other people’s content shares the love and gets you noticed. It also makes it more likely that those same people will see your pins and engage and pin them as well if they find them engaging.
Happy pinning. My god I am sick of writing the word ‘pin’ at this point…