Last Updated on May 2, 2022 by Scott Charleboix
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.
Just to let you in on something that you may not know, Pinterest is really good about updating their platform on a regular basis. So once may have been available several weeks ago is no longer available. I’ve previewed this post and it appears that majority of the contents within this post are still applicable today. However, the sample images might have slightly changed.
If you have a question about Pinterest and don’t see the answer here, please drop me a comment so I can address it in the post, thank you.
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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?
Pinterest Group Boards don’t have the same appeal that they did a year ago to help bring traffic to your website. This is largely in fact due to the way that Pinterest put an excessive amount of publicity into no longer wanting the same pins circulated over and over again. They wanted fresh content and heavily penalized Pinterest users that were pinning the same pin repetitively. Using group boards is still a good idea but it’s not widely used as it once was.
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 them with other communities to grow your website traffic.
NOTE: Tailwind used to have what’s called Tailwind Tribes. The name was changed to Tailwind Communities. So if you still see Tribes on different posts, it’s synonymous with Communities.
Because Pinterest has changed so much and now wants fresh new pins, if you’re a new blogger it would be advisable to have a free Tailwind account to push out a small amount of pins. But you don’t need to have a large amount of pins being sent to Pinterest (through Tailwind). Remember, Pinterest is wanting fresh new pins and majority of the pins in Tailwind have been there for quite some time and aren’t new to Pinterest. I don’t know how the Pinterest algorithm works but I haven’t been using Tailwind for quite some time and my monthly views is rising steadily even without using Tailwind. So it’s not a necessity.
How do I make a “viral” pin?
To make a viral pin requires a lot of work and patience. To learn more about viral pins, 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/.
If you’d like to read more about how to create viral content, please read my post called Viral Content to Grow your Blog. What blogger doesn’t want Viral Content? If you’re a content marketer, you should be striving to have viral content. In my last post, I provided you with 20 Creative website ideas for Evergreen Content that you should look at to come up with some brainstorming ideas that will help you create viral content. In this round-up post we’re going to look at “purposely” creating viral content so it’s not left to chance.
Below are some of my viral pins.
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.
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Fall Decor Images
When I wrote this post, it has a central theme of Fall Decor. Therefore, I wanted to ensure that there would be some Fall Decor images. But they are taking considerably long time to load, so they’ve been deleted.
For additional Fall images, check out the blog post: Blogtober Day 4 – Fall colors in the State of Wisconsin.
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Introducing the new Idea pin from Pinterest – the number of Pinterest Impressions these Idea Pins have created is staggering. It may not result in a lot of saves for your website, but it will bring traffic to your blog.