I’m such an enormous fan of Pinterest. The largest source of traffic for my website is Pinterest, not because I’ve found followers but because I’ve joined numerous group boards that I pin to often the today.
Let’s say you have 500 followers on Pinterest. That means that when something is pinned by you from your own website, 500 folks will view it.
This really is not true, because Pinterest just shows your pin to some of your followers, but if your Pin was revealed to each and every one of your followers, that a maximum of 500 folks who will see it. Then maybe a few of them re-pin it, and it is seen by their followers also. (Pin with us on Pinterest)
BUT, imagine if you have a way to amplify your reach without needing to go out begging for spending hours or followers trying to connect to others?
That’s where Pinterest Group Boards come in. Group boards are boards run by individuals who have opened them up so that others can also pin to them. You should just be added to the board administrator or by the owner, and then it is possible to pin to it like you do any other board.
The important difference is that these boards usually have a huge number of followers.
In a nutshell – this means as you could that you simply should be pinning to as many Pinterest Group Boards. Obviously, you need to look for boards with tons of followers, but you also want to find boards which are pertinent to your own subject.
Pinning to a recipe board if you’re a design blogger doesn’t make much sense, but fortunately you can find tons of group boards out there looking forward to you to apply.
Ordinarily group boards may have instructions on the best way to begin pinning to them within their description,, and the process is not as difficult as following the admin and the board and after that commenting that you’d like to be added.
My market is blogging, design, and entrepreneurship, so I adore finding boards in this area to pin to, and my reach has enlarged by numbers that are unbelievable.
Here are 10 of my favorite Pinterest Group boards, ranked by how many followers they will have.
1 | BLOGGING BOOST OFFICIAL BOARD (12,000 Followers)
Here you can find pins on blogging, photography, writing and design. As of this writing, Blogging Boost Official Board is not accepting new pinners unless you are a member of their Facebook group. This is good for starting bloggers up to pro ones.
2 | AWESOME BLOGGERS (12,800 Followers)
If you want to put your own blog posts, then this is the right group board for you. Their only requirement is that you need to have an original content which you can share with the group.
3 | ALL ABOUT BLOGGING (9,600 Followers)
This group board is filled with great content that teach you how to create a meaningful blog.
4 | GROW YOUR BLOG AND BIZ (7,700 Followers)
If business and blogging is your niche, then make sure you join this board.
5 | BLOGGING IS OUR JAM (3,200 Followers)
Pins on tutorial, design tips, and everything in between.
6 | BLOGGING TIPS FROM BLOGGERS (2,700 Followers)
Blogging tips from your fellow bloggers are pinned here.
7 | LADY BOSS ENTREPRENEURS COLLAB BOARD (2,300 Followers)
Pins here are mostly about business and creative entrepreneurship.
8 | CREATIVE DESIGNERS (3,100 Followers)
Here you can find pins on graphics, logo, brand, and web design.
9 | CREATIVE RESOURCES (2,300 Followers)
Whether you are a designer or not, you will benefit from the freebies given by this group board. A lot of download material are readily available for you.
10 | BEST OF: BLOGGING RESOURCES GALORE GROUP BOARD (687 Followers)
Pins on blogging tips, tricks, and resources can be found here.
Something to remember when pinning to group boards is that you can’t only spam the post is released. You need to break it up over time to ensure individuals’ feeds don’t get clogged with your pins.
All of us need to feel included and it’s fantastic to be invited to things right? If you’re encouraged to a group board check it. Would you attend a party that you were invited to and take your customers with you without checking things?
I could expect to locate my feed, if I accepted that invitation and maybe even half the folks are merely active in pinning to that board.
I’ve found that most boards with a significant number of contributors, that it quickly turns into an out of control spam fest. Not cool!
If you join a group board your present followers will not see what is pinned to that board. However, if they go with your boards listed to your own primary profile page they can select to follow it there.
New followers of your entire account will not automatically follow the boards you had been invited to contribute to. If someone follows it and finds the group board, it truly is the creator of the board that gets the boost in follower amounts not you.
If you come cross a pleasant, non-spammy appearing board and have an interest in joining, don’t be afraid to reach out to the pinner. If the board’s description doesn’t offer a way to request an invite, you reach out to them on them on their site or can remark on among their pins. You are able to reach out to them that way also if they have their Twitter or Facebook account linked.
THE BOTTOM LINE
If you’re creating or joining a group board give it some thought first. Does it fit into your Pinterest strategy? Will the content pinned to that board be interesting to your own followers and attract new followers? Will it finally bring traffic back to your own site?
If you end up in a terrible situation, remember, you always have the option to leave the board or remove pinners who abuse your hospitality.
Group boards can be an excellent way show your content to possible new followers, bring fresh content to your own followers and to develop your community if approached carefully and with purpose.
What are your experiences on joining Pinterest Group Boards? Also, what other popular Group Boards do you know where bloggers can grow?