How I increased my Pinterest by 1000%

How I increased Pinterest views by 1000% in just 2 months. #bloggertips
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How I boosted my Pinterest traffic from 9,864 viewers in February to a massive 106,869 viewers in April.

A massive 1,000% increase in only 2 months!

How I increased my Pinterest viewers by over 1000% in only 2 months.

Pinterest is now the #1 social media platform sending traffic to my blog. My most popular pinterest blog posts are 26 reasons why trampolining is healthy for you and travelling to New York with the family.

I had never really used Pinterest and in fact it was the last social media platform I had joined. I first started using Pinterest in December last year, but other than joining a few group boards I didn’t really focus on it. 

These are my stats direct from Pinterest in February:

February Pinterest Stats

As you can see the monthly viewers are only at just over 8k, and I had 80 followers.

In March I started to spend a bit more time on it and on the 22nd March I started using Tailwind.

March Pinterest Stats

This is a big jump month on month, but nothing like the jump this month:

last 30 days Pinterest Stats

As you can see not only have the average monthly pinterest viewers increased massively but also the monthly engaged viewers has too. The difference between the two is the people that engage with your post have either read it, or pinned it.

Now look at the last 7 days:

Last 7 days pinterest stats

So from February I was averaging monthly views of 8,259 and in April it is now 127,059! I currently only have 496 followers on Pinterest also, so this really is possible with a small number of followers. These are my personal results, but Tailwind also publishes the Typical Results of Tailwind for Pinterest Members every year, so you can see exactly what the average growth rate looks like for their members.

So what is Tailwind?

Tailwind is the smartest way to manage your presence across the visual web (Pinterest & Instagram), and offers a complete suite of marketing tools including Smart SchedulingAnalytics & MonitoringContent DiscoveryPromotionEducation, Tribes, Hashtag Suggestions and more.  

I couldn’t agree more, this extension has boosted my views by 1,000% in just 2 months. 

There are a number of things you can do with Tailwind:

1. Schedule Pins for Pinterest

This is key to working with Pinterest, especially if you want to succeed.

Tailwind will tell you when is the best time to post, and you can post as much or as little as you want. 

weekly schedule Tailwind

Everything in green is when a post is scheduled and posted onto Pinterest. As you can see I post roughly 30 different pins each day. These of course are not all mine, I do roughly 50% mine and 50% others. I know a lot of people recommend the 80% 20% rule, but this works for me. I am based in the UK and would hate to miss important traffic from America and beyond. Most of my pinterest traffic still comes from the UK which is perfect for my blog. 

Having a tool that allows me to schedule pins on Pinterest has become essential to my Pinterest marketing strategy, growing my followers, and bringing traffic back to my blog – which is what we all strive for.

2. Tailwind Browser extension

Another great tool that Tailwind offers is the tailwind extension, I use this so much and makes life very easy when scheduling pins.

Tailwind Extension

As you can see here in Pinterest I can click on a photo and at the top I can schedule it through Tailwind. Without actually going through to their website.

Tailwind Extension for pinterest

This is a photo taken from a post on my blog and as you can see at the top I can just click on the link and schedule it. This can be done with any image on the web.

A new pop-up window appears with the image saved. 

In this pop up I can:

  • select which board I want it added to.
  • change the description.
  • Add it to a tribe ( I will talk about Tribes later)
  • choose if I want to share it to Facebook or Twitter.
  • click on the little clock and select the month, the day and the time for the pin to be published.
  • Or, I can add it to my schedule using the auto-queue tool (this is my preferred option, unless it is a time specific post)

Schedule to Tailwind

3. Interval Pinning for Pinterest

Do you have lots of boards that are relevant for your recent blog post? If so I just love this feature. 

All you need to do is schedule your recent blog to Tailwind and add it to all relevant Pinterest boards. The easiest way to do this is in board lists. 

Tailwind Board Lists

I mainly blog about travel and kids and parents so I combine all of these into a board list. This means that when I come to schedule them, I just click on these boards. Tailwind then schedules them into each of these boards at different times.

How to use Board lists in Tailwind

As you can see here, this post why we love taking kids to the theatre I can add it to kids and parents board group. This has 50 different boards that are relevant to this post, so I don’t have to add to them all separately.

The Interval Pinning feature of Tailwind App allows you to set a time period between when each image gets pinned, from 10 minutes to 90 days apart. Personally I set it to 24 hours between pins.

4. Tailwind Tribes

Tailwind tribes has been key in achieving the 1,000% increase in traffic on Pinterest. 

You can search for Tailwind Tribes in your niche and either join or request to join depending on the group manager.

When you are scheduling your posts you can also add to your tribes:

Submit a pin to your tribes

The red warning sign shows that I have saved this pin already into this tribe, it also tells me how many days ago I did it. 

I have a paid unlimited monthly submissions, but you can opt for a free version of this too. 

Each tribe has its own rules that you must follow to remain in the tribe. Most of them insist on vertical pins (which is key to Pinterest) and most are 1 for 1 pin. So if you post your own pin once you must then pin someone else’s. This is all completed through the scheduler on Tailwind. So they are mixed up with your blog posts.

Example of a Tribe on Tailwind

This tailwind tribe as you can see above has 83.7k reshares and 53.5k repins. Others have shared my posts 28 times and I have a potential reach of 2 million from this group alone.

5. Tailwind Insights

If you have a business Pinterest account (which you definitely should) you can find some analytics in here. However, they are no where near as detailed as the Tailwind Analytics.

You can get insights on:

  • which of your pins is performing the best
  • which boards are performing the best
  • how many new followers you’re getting
  • Want to know a particular pin did or how pins are doing on a particular board? Just use the easy search functionality to find whatever it is you’re looking for.

You get a weekly report showing total pins, repins, followers, and most repinned boards that can be broken down into your profile performance.

Weekly Summary Tailwinds

Virality Score

Virality Score = Total Repins divided by Total Pins

It’s a content quality metric. e.g. if you go from pinning 10x per week to pinning 100x per week you would expect your repins to grow, but, is your content getting better over time? How viral is your content? Are you over pinning or underpinning?

Engagement Score

Engagement Score = Total Repins divided by Total Pins divided by (1,000 followers)

A metric in regards to follower growth over time that can give you an idea of how engaged your audience is with the content you are sharing.

Engagement Rate

How many of your pins have at least one pin vs. no repins

Board Insights

Click on each tab and column to display the relevant data.

Board Insights

See how much activity you are getting from your own blog or website over the last 7 days!

Latest Pins

What images have actually been pinned from your blog posts.

Referral Traffic

The number of visitors to your blog from Pinterest over last 7 days!

Finding Your Best Pins with Pin Inspector

You’re just clicks away from repinning your best content.

In the Tailwind App dashboard is a tab called Pin Inspector, and this table holds everything you’ve ever pinned on Pinterest.

You can search for your pins via a board, category or keyword and see what has performed well over a set time period. Then you can repin your top performing content.

Now that you know what’s popular, you can reschedule this content to other relevant boards, or even to the same board. It’s a great way to boost traffic from old posts and expose it to your Pinterest followers who may have missed it the first time.

Free Trial

Tailwinds offer a free trial. There isn’t a time limit for the 100 pins, either, and no credit card is required.

Pricing

I have the Tailwind plus account which is $15 (approx. £10.75) per month, or if you do what I do and pay a one-time annual payment of $120 (£86) you get 4 months free and your monthly payment comes down to only $9.99 (£7.15) per month. 

For $9.99 per month you get unlimited Pin Scheduling (400 pins per month on the $15 monthly plan) plus all the amazing other features I’ve just mentioned.

Within this you can also access up to 5 Tailwind Tribes and post up to 30 blog posts each month. 

If you want to power up on your Tailwind Tribes you can pay an additional amount annually. These as the current exchange rate work out as approximately £42 per year for 10 tribes and 80 monthly submissions, £85 per year for unlimited tribe membership with 200 monthly submissions or £257 per  year for unlimited tribe and unlimited monthly submissions.

Tailwind Tribes Power Up

Conclusion

Is Tailwind App worth it?

Absolutely.

I find it very easy to schedule posts to Pinterest, and it saves me no end of time. If I had to manually pin to the boards I would be doing it for hours a day.

If you want to be serious about Pinterest and gain more traffic to your blog, this in my opinion is a must.

How I increased pinterest views by 1000% in just 2 months using Tailwinds #pinteresttips #marketingstrategy

 

 

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36 Comments

  1. I’ve just started with Tailwind, so I’m still learning the ins and outs, but I am definitely seeing some results start to trickle in. It’s definitely a powerful and handy tool to have 🙂

    1. Its really good, stick with it. I can’t believe the difference it has made for my blog. 🙂

  2. I have tailwind and was using it regularly last year but have not touched it for months so I should really get back into doing so! Some fab tips here!

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday x

  3. I’ve heard a few people recommend Tailwind now, I really should check it out. Thanks. x
    #bloggerclubuk

  4. ah great tips. I never really got on with tailwind and I’m a manual pinner but joining group boards has been a game changer for me! #bloggerclubuk

  5. For some reason I just can’t seem to get my head around Pinterest but I know I need to. I am going to save this post for when I have some time to dedicate to Pinterest – well done by the way! #sharingthebloglove

  6. Great tips! I’ve signed up to Tailwind but not used it yet! I really must look at it and Pinterest more 🙂 #KCACOLS

  7. Wow, those are amazing results! I used to be really into Pinterest a couple of years ago but I haven’t done anything with it in ages. Maybe it’s time to get back into it! #KCACOLS

  8. I joined Tailwind and set up a basic account but I have yet to sit down with the site and really understand what to do with it. This has inspired me to get on that! Congrats on the growth; that’s fabulous! #FabFridayPost

  9. wow you ate working so hard and so smart! Great stats and great advice thank you for sharing it with us all at #ablogginggoodtime

  10. I tried Tailwind a little while back but noticed absolutely no difference in the amount of traffic I was picking up – I don’t think I’d quite got to grips with it though as I know it really works for lots of people.

  11. Interesting reading, I’ve been leaning towards signing up but haven’t got round to it yet, I’ve heard lots of positive comments about Tailwind. Thanks for sharing and linking up with #TwinklyTuesday x

  12. I’ve never taken the time to understand pinterest and I just can’t see how my blog posts would work on there. I know I need to take the time to do it, but I need someone to hold my hand! Thank you for joining us at #SharingTheBlogLove

  13. Oh wow, that’s a huge jump in views. I’ve still not really worked on pinterest and not tinkered with tailwind at all. I’ll need to save your post and go back over it when I work on pinterest at some point! It looks really worth the extra work. Thanks for joining us for the #dreamteam 🙂

  14. This is really interesting for me. I love Pinterest for my own personal pinning, but I’ve never really used it for my blog as I felt that it wasn’t the right content for it. But clearly there are people in my niche having great success with it, so it sounds lime this is something I need to get on board with. Bookmarking this post and I’ll be heading back once I’ve signed up to Tailwind! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

  15. I’ve only just started using Pinterest and am still trying to get to grips with it. I’m not sure my content is quite right, but I know it works for a lot of people, so I should really give Tailwind a go and see if it works for me. Thanks for the tips! #fortheloveofBLOG

  16. I like how tailwind is easy to use and the tribes feature. Thanks for sharing your analytics, it helps to see how tailwind actually helps gain traffic.

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