How to Set Up Auto-Pinning
The first twenty minutes of using my Pinterest account to promote my blog reached a new level of boredom for me. I set up my business account, enabled rich pins, all within about a minute or so; I figured promotional pinning would be a breeze. Not even close, you find a pin that fits your board, fix it up for SEO and then wait for the optimal time to pin so you get views/impressions.
Nope, Done, Hate it; I literally will gauge my own eyes out if this is the only way to get my site traffic through Pinterest.
So, I went on a little researcher-spree, looking for anything to help either ease or automate the pinning process. That way I won’t end up spending hours of my time, on the off-chance it’s the perfect time to pin.
Turns out, I’m not even close to the first person who felt this way, and I stumbled upon two gems that helped me in pinning-automation; Tailwind and Boardbooster.
At some point you’ve seen or heard of both, well good for you; letting me waste nearly thirty minutes of my already pathetic life is just cruel.
Anyway, I’m going to tell you about each of these fantastic engines and show you some of the results they’ve brought me in just a short amount of time.
But before I break down Pinning Automation Tools into a SINGLE post, I must warn you, there will likely be affiliate links and whatnot that give me money in various ways. If they interest you, click it, if they don’t ignore them; quick, simple, easy, just how I like it.
This automated pinning tool was the one I started out with, so I’m going to tell you about it first. Also, because I can, I’m a rebel, and fuck you that’s why.
Tailwind is currently in partnership with Pinterest, and all they want to do is grow your tiny…insignificant…account? But nobody cares about the partnership details right; they want to know how this beauty benefits their blog. Here’s just a few things worth mentioning:
- Optimizes Pinning Times (So each pin has the highest chance to be seen the most)
- You can schedule pins weeks in advance (No more daily/hourly pinning)
- Shuffling Q (Got bored of the same content, shuffled that)
- Tribe System (Join a group of same-niche pinners, spread your pins like a virus)
- Website Integration (See who’s viewing your content on both Pinterest and Website)
- Daily Statistics for Both (Who you reach, where, what is getting repinned, etc)
- Multiple Accounts (Different niche accounts? Good deal)
- 100 Free Pins each month (Premium is 400, Plus is Unlimited)
I opened my first account and after two weeks of using Tailwind, these were the results at 17.6k monthly viewers:
I can’t go back to not using this automation tool, and you might’ve noticed there weren’t any cons to Tailwind. Well let me ask you, can you think of Pros in Manual Pinning? Whatever those ‘pros’ are, that’ll be the cons for Tailwind. I couldn’t think of any, which is why my Pinterest viewers is in the multiple-thousands every day while doing almost zero work.
Update! (Month 2 of Using Tailwind):
This next automated pinner is slightly different than Tailwind, and by slightly, I mean drastically.
The characteristic “set up and forget about it” perfectly describes Boardbooster. I actually believed nothing I read about this site. My thoughts with this tool were “scam,” “nothing is that simple,” and “just gross.”
Just to test and see whether it was truly worth my time, I opened a secondary Pinterest business account; with a completely different niche and I used the exact same seo/pinning strategy that Tailwind helped me formulate. This is what happened:
It took the account using ONLY Boardbooster to overtake my first account in half the time (10 days). So within 10 days the second account had roughly 20k monthly viewers, not even half a month. Obviously, I was blown away, and continue to use it because the growth is just ridiculous.
Some other things that Boardbooster has to improve your Pinterest strategy:
- Looping (Repins old pins after a set time, letting new users view your older content)
- Tribes (Works the same as Tailwind’s, just better)
- Pin Doctor (Analyzes each pin for optimization, deletes duplicates and fixes 9 common pin-problems)
- Plethora of Analytics (Board performance, timing, follower stats, etc)
- 10-day trial period (First 500 Pins are Free, after that it’s just $0.01/pin; so worth it)
I only praise Boardbooster more than Tailwind because it gave me better results, faster; which is what everyone likes to see when they put work into something. Both tools eliminate the stress involved in the pinning process, while also growing viewer and follower traffic to your site.
I’ve seen that a lot of successful bloggers will use a combination of both and include manual pinning in their free time or for fun.
As always, the intention of this post wasn’t to offend anyone, but hopefully incentivized you to stop manually pinning; the success of your blog heavily depends on how/what tools you use when trying to pin perfectly. The right tool can convert your traffic into repeat income. Whereas not using any automated tool will waste good opportunities.
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