Pinterest is a tool that many bloggers, affiliate marketers, and businesses are using to boost their traffic and sales. The key is learning how to get followers on Pinterest so that you can convert them into business. In this tutorial, you’ll learn exactly how to do that using the Tailwind tool.
My name is Lori Ballen and I’m a digital marketing strategist, speaker
The results mentioned during this blog may not be typical and may vary with your own business based on your niche, audience, business, time on task, and more. You can find Tailwind’s typical results for their users here.
How to Pin an Image to Pinterest
Pinning an image to Pinterest is relatively simple and can be done in a couple ways.
In this tutorial, you’ll see one of the more convenient ways, which is to pin an image that already exists on the page/post you are looking to share on Pinterest.
- Hover your mouse over the image you wish to pin.
- Using the Tailwind browser extension, select the “schedule” button to open the Tailwind editor.
- Type in the name of the board that you wish to add the pin to (numerous board names if you want to add it to more than one board).
- Select “add to queue” to add the pin to your schedule. Tailwind will automatically publish it at the most opportune time based on what it has gathered from your current account traffic and engagement.
How to Get Repins on Pinterest with Tribes
By sharing other similar pins (even if not your own) to your boards, you are letting Pinterest know that YOUR pins on that board are also relevant.
So the more someone else’s pin that’s on your board is shared and interacted with, the higher chance your relevant pin on that same board will appear for that same or a similar search.
These tribes will each have their own guidelines, but they are typically as follows (or similar):
If you submit a pin to the tribe, you must then repin someone else’s pin from the tribe to one of your own boards.
To share a pin to a tribe, simply:
- From the same “schedule” page as mentioned in the previous section (using the Tailwind extension), select “add to Tribes”
- Check the boxes of which tribes you wish to add your pin to (keep in mind the tribe rules and make sure your pin is relevant to what that tribe’s requirements are).
- Select the “add to tribe” button to submit your pin to the tribes.
If you see a RED triangle warning, that means you have already added that pin to that tribe. It is not recommended to add it again.
Depending on which Tailwind plan you are on, you may be limited as to how many pins you can share to tribes each month.
Keep an eye on this – you may wish to only add to 1 tribe per pin to ensure that you have a wide variety of content being pushed out throughout the tribes.
Repinning Pins from Your Tribes
Once you’ve added your pin to your Tribes, you must go into each tribe that you have submitted your pin to and repin 1 or more (based on that tribe’s rules) of someone else’s pins to one of your boards.
To do this, you must:
- Find a pin in the tribe that you have submitted your pin to that is relevant to your own Pinterest account/boards.
- Type in your board name that you wish to add that pin to.
- Select “Add to Queue” to publish that pin to your board.
- Repeat until the required number of repins has been achieved.
To remove any pins from the tribe list that you have already repinned, simply check the box at the top of the page that says, “Hide Already Scheduled Pins”.
This does not guarantee there won’t be duplicates, but it does help reduce the possibility of you repinning the same pins again in the future.
Adding Your Pins to Tailwind’s Smart Loop
Tailwind has a feature called the SmartLoop that allows you to set your pins on a loop to repost on a set schedule.
The benefit of this is the opportunity of that pin being seen by a different audience that may be on Pinterest at a different day/time than when you initially posted that pin.
Since there are hundreds of thousands of pins posted regularly, your pin can easily get pushed down from the top – this is designed to help you still be seen on a regular basis.
To add a pin to your SmartLoop, simply:
- Access the same Tailwind publishing screen as the previous steps using the browser extension.
- Select “Add to SmartLoop”
- Choose your SmartLoop that you’d like to add your pin to (you can change and/or add the boards you are looping your pin to)
- Select, “Add to Loop” to submit your pin to that loop.
Keep in mind that depending on which membership you have chosen, your SmartLoop posts may be limited on how many you can add within a month.
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- How To Set Up Pinterest For Business
- How to Get Followers on Pinterest Using Tailwind
- Pinterest Board Ideas from Popular Pinterest Categories
- Automate Pinterest And Keep Your Boards Growing
- What is Tailwind?