What is a group board?
Glad you asked! Quite simply, a group board is a board on Pinterest that a group of users share their pins to.
Why should you join group boards?
Pinning to group boards can increase your reach and repin rate significantly (assuming that you are joining high-quality boards). This is because if you have 500 followers, your pins will reach those 500 followers. But if you start pinning to a board that has 5,000 followers, you'll be reaching many more people!
Keep in mind that it's very important to only join group boards that are within the same niche as you. You could join a board with 20,000 followers, but if you're sharing fitness pins to a DIY crafts pin board, the followers of that board will be less likely to have any interest in your pins, thus less likely to repin them. It's better to join a board with 1,000 followers tho are interested in what you are sharing than a board with 10,000 followers who don't care about what you're pinning.
How to tell a group board from a regular board
How to join group boards
There are several different ways to join a group board. Each group board will have its own rules determined by the board creator. Read the description of the group board to determine how to join the board. Here are the most common things you'll come across when looking to join a board:
DM the group board owner requesting to join
The board is no longer accepting new contributors
Email the board owner with a request to join
Comment on a recent pin
Join the board owner's Facebook group
The group board owner is always the first profile photo that appears to the right of the board title. To join the board, you'll first want to follow them by clicking on their icon. The following icons are the other contributors of the board. This is where you can see how many members a board has.
How to find group boards
stalk your favorite Pinners
One way to find group boards that are relevant to your niche is by going to some of your favorite pinner's profiles. They may be contributors to group boards that you could request to join, or they may even have group boards of their own!
search pin groupie
Pin Groupie is a website that is basically a search engine for Pinterest group boards. You can search keywords and filter the boards to find some that you can request to join.
download the master list
I know you are a busy bee, so I did the work of finding boards for you! Get instant access to my Pinterest group boards master list, with hundreds of group boards that are accepting new contributors. Includes info about how to request an invite and is even separated by niche!
Group Board Etiquette
It's important to follow the rules that are set by the group board owner in the description (if there are any). Remember, the board owner is essentially lending you their followers, so it's important to respect their wishes.
Aside from the rules set by the owner, there are some basic practices to follow just as proper board etiquette:
Follow the board owner
Don't spam the board
Don't post irrelevant pins
REPIN DIRECTLY FROM THE BOARD (IMPORTANT!)
The more successful other pins are on the group board,
the more successful your pins on that board will be!
Do you pin to group boards? Do you find them helpful? Comment below!
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