Everything You Need to Know About Pinterest Group Boards (Plus a Master List of Boards)

Pinterest group boards

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

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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:

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  • 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!)

Pinterest group boards

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!


*Do you have a group board that you would like added to the master list? Send me a message with the link to the group board, the link to your Pinterest profile, and instructions to join!*

How to Significantly Boost Your Traffic with Pinterest

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If you are a boss babe, you should absolutely be taking advantage of Pinterest. So much focus seems to be on Instagram, but Pinterest is a powerful business tool that is often overlooked. There are over 175 million monthly active Pinterest users as of January 2018. 81% of these Pinterest users are female, and millennials use Pinterest AS MUCH AS they use Instagram.

Haven't convinced you yet? Well, 87% of Pinners have purchased a product because of Pinterest. Half of the users on Pinterest make over $50k/year, and 10% make greater than $125k/year - that's a great audience to market your products and services to.

Manually pinning on Pinterest is okay if you are posting outfit ideas and soup recipes on your personal account, but pinning to your business account without a scheduler is a huge time-sucker. I am going to show you how to automate your Pinterest so you can spend less time pinning, while also growing your account!

According to Buffer, you should pin at least 5 times a day, but it’s best to pin up to 30. You should also post a mixture of both your content and other people’s content. I aim for the 80/20 principle – 80% other people’s content, 20% your own content.

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Automate Your Pinterest With Tailwind!

If I had to choose just one Pinterest scheduler, it would be Tailwind. Tailwind is an actual lifesaver. You create a pinning schedule – a set of time slots for each day of the week. Then as you add pins to your schedule, they will automatically fill in those time slots.

But how will you know what times to set for these slots?

SMART SCHEDULE

Tailwind will generate a smart schedule for you! Using your Pinterest data, they will determine the time slots in which your followers are most engaged. So you can choose the number of times you’d like to pin each day, and Tailwind will automatically set the best times. Pretty freaking cool if you ask me.

BOARD LISTS

You know when you have an awesome pin that you want everyone to see? With Tailwind board lists, you can create lists of boards so that instead of manually selecting 7 different boards for one pin, you can just select the list. For example, if I am scheduling a pin about social media, I will select my “social media boards.”

Also, don’t worry about spamming your followers by pinning to multiple boards. Thanks to Pinterest’s algorithm, your pin will just be shown to your followers once at a given time.

PROFILE PERFORMANCE

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Profile performance shows you a graph of your follower growth, your daily pin activity, your daily repins, and your pin comments.

Virality Score = total repins / total pins

It shows you how much your pins are being repinned.

Engagement Score = total pins / total pins / per 1000 followers

This is a measure of your audience’s engagement with your pins. It shows how much your pins are interacted with on a “per follower” basis.

Engagement Rate

Lets you know how many of your pins have at least 1 repin vs. no repins.

BOARD INSIGHTS

Board insight allows you to track the performance of your individual boards. This helps you see what your followers are engaging with most!

 
 

Tailwind Tribes

Tailwind Tribes are like fancy Pinterest group boards. You can easily join tribes based on your topic or niche.

Step One: Join a Tribe!

To join a tribe, you need to be invited. I have created a Girlcrush Collective tribe that I would LOVE to have you in!

After joining a tribe, be sure to read the rules. Each tribe has its own rules and if you do not obey them, you may be removed.

 

Step Two: Install the Tailwind Browser Extension

Sharing blog posts to Tailwind is super easy with the Tailwind Browser Extension. Install the extension for ChromeSafari, and Firefox. The Tailwind icon will appear in your browser once installed.

Step Three: Add Your Pins to the Tribe

Once you have installed the extension, you can start adding to the tribe! Go to the blog post you would like to pin from, then click on the Tailwind extension icon.

Make sure you have Pinterest-worthy blog graphics. This means vertical, high-quality pins. To create your own blog graphics that others will want to pin, check out this post: How to Create Pinterest-Worthy Blog Graphics (No Photoshop Required)!

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Clicking the Tailwind extension icon will pull up all images on the webpage. Select the image you would like to pin and then select which tribes you would like to add it to. Make sure you have optimized descriptions with keywords!

Check out my stats for the Tailwind tribe Blogger’s Chalkboard. From pinning to this tribe alone, my pins were repinned 23 times, making my reach is over 1.2 million. How cool is that???


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