Almost all of my monthly page views come from Pinterest. I actually love the platform as I find it really easy to use and even find it relaxing especially if I have to be waiting for an appointment or so, to just sit, browse, and then pin.
I know lots of people, especially newer bloggers. don’t have as much fun as I do on Pinterest because they desperately want to get on to group boards to increase their page views. Group boards seem elusive when you are just starting out.
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Disclaimer: May I just point out that group boards on Pinterest should not replace good SEO. You do need both. When I first started my blog, I didn’t know anything at all about SEO, but I made it with decent pageviews because I utilised Pinterest. I have been able to use Pinterest for affiliate marketing without any funnels.
Well, I would like to return the favour, especially to new bloggers, by opening up ten of my group boards so you can find suitable content to pin and share just as much as you share your own. I like to think of Pinterest as operating on a system similar to Karma. The more of others’ posts that you pin, the more of your own Pinterest will show to others. If you do happen to join one or more of my group boards, please make sure that you do not just dump your pins there and leave without sharing others’, you will be removed.
By the way, I highly recommend Tailwind as an additional way of sending your pins around the blogosphere. On Tailwind, you can join tribes and get an even wider reach. You can try Tailwind for free using this link. You can even use it to schedule your Instagram posts! I haven’t used it that way yet, but I’ve heard great reviews for the free trial and how well it works with Instagram. That’s for another post.
Before I give you the list of group boards that are temporarily opened for new contributors, I’ll share a few facts and requirements. Asking to join and contribute to the group boards means you agree to the rules as stated here as well as on each group board.
Facts, Rules and Requirements
- At the moment, the boards have at least 2k followers on Pinterest
- Only attractive, vertical pins are allowed
- You must follow me on Pinterest first by clicking here
- There is only one board that allows you to put pins which lead to item/s being sold so read the rules
- You need to pin from the boards as much as you pin to them (to your own boards or other group boards you are on) Remember Karma?
- Read the rules of the board to see how many pins you are allowed to add each day
- Ensure that you pin the content relevant to that board
- No nudity, swearing, and negative content is allowed on any of the group boards
- To join the board, click on the relevant link from the list below and comment on one of our pins, asking to join
- If you pin an inappropriate pin on any board, you will be removed
- Do not send a direct message on Pinterest
- You are free to tell other bloggers about the boards as long as they are open to new contributors
Boards and Brief Descriptions
Frugal’thrifty 101-For all pins related to living a frugal lifestyle. This includes meal planning, homesteading, etc
Living Life while Squeezing Lemons – for general lifestyle blog posts
Useful Ideas – as the name suggest. You may use this as a board to place any pins worth sharing with others
Pinterest Loves these – For pins that have already gained a good traction on Pinterest and are doing well.
Set up a blog – Use this for any pins about blogging or pins that you share on your blog
Penny Pinchers’ Paradise – For all posts related to savings, budgeting, making money AND advertising products
Mother and Child (Parenting) – For parenting related pins. Sharing stories, ideas, studies, books and guidance
Valentine bits– Because we love a little love at the right time
Christmas – This board will boost your pageviews around Christmas time if you have related content
Cook that – For all recipes, regardless of cuisine
Being active on group boards allows you to ‘meet’ new bloggers, follows those in your niche and compare pins. Not only that, but you can gain a lot of ideas for blog posts as no idea is really new!
Have you got group boards that you would like contributors for? Or are you finding it difficult to join group boards? Do you know who to contact if you want to join a group board? You can read the group board rules to see what the instructions for joining are. If you don’t see any instructions, then you can assume that it is ok to send a direct message to the group board owner. It is always a wise idea to start following them first on Pinterest. By the way, the group board owner is the one whose photo appears on the left of the group of contributors.
You will need to join several group boards and be consistently active in order to see a rise in your page views over time. I would suggest that you aim for at least 20 group boards to start off with. They must ideally be mostly in your niche.
Don’t forget that Tailwind and Boardbooster are tools that you can use to schedule out your pins and to widen your reach.
Should you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out and we will do our best to get back to you.