Top 10 questions everyone working with Pinterest should know how to answer
Last Updated on November 19, 2020 by scottkandh
This post covers the Top 10 things that everyone working with Pinterest should know how to answer. The element in order to provide this information and to pull all of these topics together with a common theme is Fall Decor.
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How do you add a board cover?
The pin below is the board cover that I want to create for Fall Decor.
You can edit the board in one of two ways. Regardless of which method you choose, in the end you’ll be clicking on the little pin to edit the board.
a. Click on the board that you want to add a board cover. For this method, the board gets edited in the upper left corner.
b. For the board getting edited you’ll need to click on the little pin in the lower right hand corner.
Once you are in the board, once again, you’ll click on the pin to edit the board cover (located in the lower right).
Use the cursor arrows left or right to change the board cover. Once you have your image centered in the middle, click Save Changes (see below). The last step will be to click on Done after it returns to the Edit your Board (as depicted above).
What’s the least amount of pins that should be in each board to be a good working board?
Users of Tailwind are familiar with this statement: “The most successful brands on Pinterest take advantage of every opportunity the platform provides. We recommend you follow these steps to make the most of your account.” I really like Tailwind because it provides so much insight. “The most successful boards usually have at least 10 pins.”
The trial to Tailwind is based on 100 scheduled Pins. Instagram, Pinterest, and Tailwind are separate paid subscriptions. One major reason to use Tailwind is that Tailwind is a Pinterest and Instagram Partner.
How do I make a Group Board?
To make a group board, edit your board (as described above) and click on the “+” sign next to Collaborators Learn more.
Then you can send invites to people or type in their e-mail address in the second box (below “Copy link”).
How do I join Group Boards?
Follow the directions that are in the description of the Group Board that you want to join (which vary in nature). Usually, you’ll be asked to follow all of the boards, and then contact the individual by e-mail or fill in their online form. For a large number of Pinterest Group Boards that you might be able to start collaborating or just want to take a look at their pins, visit Blogtober Day 13 – 15 Pinterest Boards = 1,178 Group Boards.
How do I create a pin?
Go to the bottom of this post and it provides instructions to create a pin.
For Search Engine Optimization (SEO) what needs to be within a pin?
For the best Search Engine Optimization for Pinterest, again review to this post.
How should boards get arranged?
Most boards that I have viewed are arranged in alphabetical order (A – Z). To make it easier for other people to view your boards, I would suggest this by default. Other options are Drag and drop, and Last saved to.
What is Tailwind that everyone is talking about?
Tailwind is the program used by a large percentage of bloggers to make pinning easier and share their collection of pins. Think of it as a glorified Group Board. Through Tailwind you can direct pins to various boards and share with other tribes to grow your website traffic.
How do I make a “viral” pin?
To make a viral pin requires a lot of work and patience. I have 41 pins in my “Viral pins” Pinterest Board. One of my favorite bloggers to help explain how to make viral pins is The Earning SAHM at: https://earningsahm.com/
How many pins should I be adding to my main boards on a daily basis?
From what I’ve read the average number of pins to add per day is 20. Of those, to bring traffic to your blog requires “your pins” at least 7 – 10 pins per day.
Learn more about Pinterest from Top 40 Pinterest Blogs
If you want to learn more about Pinterest, or visit some of the Top 40 Pinterest Boards, visit the page: “Top 40 Pinterest Blog Influencers in 2020.”
Fall Decor Images
When I wrote this post, it has a central theme of Fall Decor. Therefore, I ensured that there would be some Fall Decor images.
For additional Fall images, check out the blog post: Blogtober Day 4 – Fall colors in the State of Wisconsin.
I learned a valuable lesson that if you run a program to clean up your media files (i.e. images). Don’t delete the images that are in an image gallery. There is a different category because they lay dormant and aren’t actually in a post or a page. There is a file that is embedded into the post. Therefore, it’s important to realize which images should truly be deleted. I jumped the gun in deleting them the first time, so be careful if you’re using a similar program (Image Gallery Plug-in) to pull in “your” images.