All bloggers and business owners have to be on Pinterest we all know that, but that is not all you have to reach more people. And to do so you have to contribute in Group Boards so you could find your audience.
This post is dedicated to Pinterest Group Boards and you can read what they are, how they work, how to find the best and much more.
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What are Pinterest Group Boards?
When somebody makes another Pinterest board, they can add other individuals to that board with the goal that they can pin to it also. When one individual, other than the maker of the board, is included, it turns into a Group Board. When you are added to a Group Board, that board will show up on your Pinterest profile as though its one of your own. It will likewise show up on the profiles of each other individual who has been added to that board.
How Do They Work?
Let’s say you’ve been added to a group board. Now you can pin your pins to that board right away, and that means everyone who is also a contributor will see your pins plus the board followers will see it in their feed. A follower of the board could have followed it from finding it on your profile, or they may have found it on another members profile. That means you getting your pins seen by other people who haven’t even followed you.
How To Know If A Group Board Is Good For Me?
There are really a lot of group boards on Pinterest in all different categories, so if you want to join one of the group boards, the best thing you could do is to find the boards related to your niche and what you write about in your blog. Because you want to get your blog posts seen by the right people.
One way to tell if a Group Board is going to boost your pins and get traffic to your blog is to check both the member count and how many people are following the board. I recommend joining to group boards which have at least 1000 followers and 100 members cause you will already have 1100 people who could re-pin your pins.
One of my group board looks like this:
So as you can see in this group board there are more than 99 members and more than 1000 followers.
Comparing to other boards, there are sometimes more contributors than followers and that is sometimes bad for your pins.
So before you request to join a group board, the thing you have to look up to is a combination of member numbers plus follower numbers. The more members, the more people to re-pin your content and the more followers, the more people will see those re-pins.
Where Do You Find What’s Best For You?
The first thing you should do is to look through the profile of the people you follow and check if they have group boards of their own or which one have they joined. I once was a lifestyle blogger so I joined several boards related to that but since I turned to a mompreneur who helps women build their fempire I only joined a few where people will appreciate and find my pins helpful. So my focus was to join blogging related group boards. If you are a fashion blogger is clear that you have to find boards where you can pin pins about fashion.
The second thing is when someone who has a group boards invites you to join. Before accepting always take a look if it’s a good fit for you.
You will able to tell if a board is a Group Board when you looking to a circle like that shows up the bottom left and right.
The owner will be the largest part of the circle and shows the other two members right after the owner of the board.
The Progress Of Joining To A Group Board
Now if you found your group board which you want to join, the following things you have to do to be a part of it.
- Read the rules and what you have to do to join
- Find the owner and contact him/her
- Write a DM and tell which board you want to join (cause mostly the owner could have more boards than that you want to join)
- Some owners require to go to a link where you have to fill out a form and will add you as soon as they see your filled form.
- And some owners will let you in by just clicking the button request to join after the follow button. (This means Pinterest will notice them about the request via email and push notification and so do you if you are approved.)
Now you just have to wait until the group board owner sees your DM or form you filled out and you will be added so you can pin your pins.
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Is Joining To Group Boards Still Worth It?
Before you go and find some group boards to join, I wanted to answer this question which came through my mind and maybe you would find useful.
Nowadays when Pinterest makes changes by adding great features for a better experience, I don’t think you should not leave group boards hanging. Cause it has still benefits for bloggers and business owners. There will be made more each day for more exposure and more traffic to blogs.
So with the power of Pinterest Community, Tailwind Tribes and Group Boards, you will reach your audience and boost your traffic.
That’s why it is still worth it, but some owners are limiting their contributors so look out for the best group boards while you still can and don’t miss out.
Group Boards where you can join
I want to help you get started, I created a list of Group Boards that are looking for a contributor.
If you want to join my group boards you fill out this form:
Don’t worry there are more popular group boards, so if you want to have access grab my list:
Do you have any tips?
Don’t join too many groups at once. If you join too many your profile will explode and shows only random looking covers (that you have don’t control over) and will look messy. You also want your following to be people that have followed you, and not a following made up of group boards.
Another tip is that you always pin relevant pins to group boards and stick the rules. Don’t share the same image over and over again cause not only would that be spammy but the group could lose their followers. Wait more than 1 week or create more pin template for your blog posts.
No time to create your onw pin templates? Hire me to make them for you or choose one of my premade templates in the shop! Coming soon!
How to start your own group board?
If you a beginner this describes how you can have your own group boards which will be helpful.
First, create a board and think about a name for your board. I recommend to include Group Board in the name of your board to make it clear for everyone who wants to contribute.
Always write an SEO friendly description and name so people can find it when they search for boards like yours.
Make a nice cover image for your board.
Ideas on how to collect contributors
- Make a page on your blog where you insert a form (you could use WPForms) where they can join.
- FB Groups are also a great resource for finding contributors
- Find people on Pinterest Communities and ask if they interested in your Group Boards
If you have any group boards where you want to people join to, please feel free to write it down in the comments below,