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Pinterest Communities & Group Boards: Harness the Power!

Calling all Bloggers, Freelancers and Creatives!  Are you curious about Pinterest group boards?  Or looking to learn more about the new Pinterest communities feature?  If so, you are in entirely the right place for said quest! Also, guess what?  I have a series of exclusive Pinvitations just for you.  Please read on for more!

Let’s start with Pinterest Group Boards!

Calling all Bloggers, Freelancers and Creatives! Are you curious about Pinterest group boards? Or looking to learn more about the new Pinterest communities feature? If so, you are in entirely the right place for said quest! Also, guess what? I have a series of exclusive Pinvitations just for you. Please read on for more! #Blogging101 #BloggersWanted #SmallBiz #Freelancers

Pinterest Group Boards

Let me tell you, group boards on Pinterest are a serious force to be reckoned with!  If you want to gain serious exposure for your blog, business or creative venture, group boards are a must. 

The basic premise is, some kind soul creates the board initially, and invites other people to join.  You can also request to join by following the instructions that are listed in the board description.   

I always make the effort to send a nice message to the board creators, asking how they are and such.  Group board owners literally don’t have to accept you!  It is a kind gesture on the part of the group owner, so be polite not entitled.  Make the effort 😊

Group boards are usually catered to one or more specific niche, such as bloggers, artists or entrepreneurs etc.  Some boards have subcategories within them relevant to the group.  Think lifestyle/recipes/fitness/abstract art/business tips.

The Power of the Pinterest Group Board

Once your invite has been accepted you can then start to pin your content to the group board.  You can also find awesome and original content from others to pin in return!  It’s kind of like pushing a boulder up a mountain.  Can you imagine facing that task alone?  But a group effort makes it a heck of a lot easier!

Not only is your content exposed to existing members within the group board, but if your content is lucky enough to be repined by another member, their network will see your content.  Furthermore, this builds up trust with Pinterest itself and your content is more likely to pop up in the smart feed*!  Woop!  

*The Pinterest smart feed is interest/search based that determines which suggested pins should appear in a user’s feed.  You’ll be popping up everywhere before you know it!

Pinterest Group Board Etiquette

Not every group board has rules, however if they do, they will be listed in the board description.  It is important to familiarise yourself with these to avoid getting expelled from the group.  I do however firmly believe in group board etiquette.  I spend a lot of time pinning others content before or after I pin my own.  No one likes a taker!

I would also be wary of spamming.  With the bigger groups you can get away with pinning more often.  Smaller group boards have less members, so your content will stick around for longer.  If you keep repining, you will fill the feed.  Remember this is a GROUP effort.  Allow others to shine and the group will build.  Eventually you won’t need to be as cautious. 

I personally think it’s great to get in with a group board during the early stages.  The board has the potential to sky rocket, especially if the owner is committed to pushing and growing the group.  One day it might have *currently closed to new contributors* good job you got in early hey!

The NEW Pinterest Community Feature

Eeek! I’m super excited to discuss this new feature with you all.  Blink and you may miss it by the way.  Pinterest haven’t been especially vocal, I literally stumbled upon this feature by accident.  It’s currently so super-secret that you can’t even SEE this feature on your profile screen until you join your first Pinterest Community.

I don’t know about you, but this makes the whole gig SO much more exciting?   

These new communities are like Facebook Groups / Twitter Chats.  They put the social in social media marketing.   Our favourite visual search engine just got a spritz of social!   Pinterest is officially not just a visual search engine, but a social media platform too!

Like Pinterest group boards, communities are also heavily niche based.  At first glance, a Pinterest community, is kind of like a group forum?   Members can post comments, have conversations and ….

*Drum roll please*

SHARE LINKS BABY!

I can’t write much more on the Pinterest Community Feature at this stage because it’s so gosh darn new!  But so far it is amazing and if you read on I can unlock this feature for you 😊

 

Presenting your Exclusive Pinvitations

You are hereby cordially invited to join my new Pinterest Group Board & Pinterest Communities today. Come Boost your Blog and Online Biz today! #GroupBoards #Blogging101 #SmallBiz #Freelancers #BloggersWanted

You are hereby cordially invited to join my new Pinterest Group Board today. 

Boost your Blog and Online Biz

About:

“Calling all bloggers, freelancers & entrepreneurs. Let’s ace this Pinterest gig! Share the love and repin from other members as well as sharing your own content to be added please follow the board / my profile @RachaelHope90 and send me a message.”

I want you to rest assured that the SEO for this group board is in hand, and I will be promoting and pushing to grow the group consistently across all my social media.  This will also remain as part of my featured boards, thus always remaining at the top of my profile.  Meaning more exposure for our content.  Wahoooo!  

I will also be regularly sharing your pins from the group board, to my own Pinterest.  My Pinterest boards are fully optimized so they are extremely search friendly.  Meaning that your content will be included in these searches!

To join please follow me on Pinterest @RachaelHope90 and send me a quick message requesting to join.  Alternatively, you can leave your Pinterest link in the comments below and I will add you!  Either way please do follow me on Pinterest to make sure the invite gets through to you successfully.

Did you think I was going to let you leave without unlocking the Pinterest Community feature?  Pah, surely you know me better than that by now 😊

You are cordially invited to join my new Pinterest Communities

Boost your Blog and Online Biz

About:

Calling all bloggers, freelancers & entrepreneurs. Let’s slay this Pinterest gig! Share the love and interact with other members as well as sharing your own content. Let’s build a supportive blogging and online biz community. Those that slay together … stay together! #OnlineBiz #BizAssist #Blogging101 #Freelancers

Shop and Support Independent

About:

A community celebrating small business owners, freelancers and creatives. When you purchase from an independent business owner you are directly supporting a dream. It’s not only great for the small business owner / the wider community, but you can also purchase something that is truly unique. Shop small but think big picture! #SupportIndependent #UniqueProducts #QuirkyGifts

You can get instant access to my Pinterest Communities by click the titles.  I have hyperlinked the invites within them.  Gosh I’m so excited to see where this new feature will take us.  I can’t wait to see you there!

Until next time!

Thank you from my heart to yours!  Please share this post so that we continue to grow together 🙂

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P.p.s. Check out my previous post by clicking the image below!

Improve your Pinterest profile in 5 steps with this easy to follow how to guide #bloggingtips #PinterestTraffic #PinterestTips

50 Comments

  1. Steph

    September 30, 2018 at 10:04 am

    Hi
    Thanks for the email – mine is a small blog with not many followers but I loving it and trying to get to grips with Pinterest and I would love to join your board please xx

    Sent from my iPhone

    1. Rachael Hope

      September 30, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      I’ve sent an invite your way 🙂 check the notifications x

  2. mancgirlmissing

    September 30, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks for a great post! I’m just starting to grow my Pinterest and would love to be involved in the board 😊

    https://www.pinterest.com/mancgirlmissing/

    Thanks x

    1. Rachael Hope

      September 30, 2018 at 4:32 pm

      I’ve sent you and invite to the board 🙂 happy pinning !! Rach x

  3. Kate

    September 30, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    Very cool; I did not know about communities! Curious–are they like tribes, or are they completely different? I just requested to join your board as well as your community, so I guess I will find out soon!

    1. Rachael Hope

      October 1, 2018 at 6:11 am

      Communities are serious new. I stumbled upon them by accident. I don’t think Pinterest even has a tutorial for them yet? So it literally is learning on the go. Let’s figure it out together 😂 They are a lot more Social from what I can gather. So you can write a post within the community and people can respond / like the comment. They are more interactive than tribes from what I can gather. I’m going to have a think and set up a promo day for people. So maybe on a Friday people can share one link to anything they need to promote. Watch this space 🙂

      1. Kate

        October 2, 2018 at 9:32 pm

        Sounds great, will do. And thanks for the info!

  4. chartrends

    October 1, 2018 at 1:34 am

    I’ll be sending a request to connect. Thanks for sharing information.

  5. This is Brii

    October 1, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    I need like an intro guide to Pinterest haha, I still don’t fully understand it! I would love to connect, but if you could tell me how it works!

    1. Rachael Hope

      October 1, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      Have you already set up an account? 🙂

  6. ashleestuart

    October 1, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Just joined your Pinterest Community! I’ve been so curious about them since I discovered what they were a few days ago. It’s going to be such an amazing tool for bloggers! Super excited girl!

    Ashlee | http://www.ashleestuart.com

    1. chartrends

      October 2, 2018 at 9:13 pm

      okay, you’re very welcome.

  7. momentswithmea

    October 1, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    This was golden for me! I have a pinterest that I use all the time and it has a board dedicated to my posts but I haven’t joined anything. Never thought about it! I will join your group board and see if I can find a couple others. I’ve been wondering why people say pinterest really builds a blog following. Guess that’s how. Thank you!

  8. healthyfitcouple.com

    October 1, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    I love the Pinterest! Just saw the new communities too but not sure how they work. I am going to check out your group shortly.

    HFC
    healthyfitcouple.com

  9. ZyraKuma

    October 2, 2018 at 7:54 am

    Thanks for explaining what the new Pinterest community is. Heard of it but didn’t know what it was.

  10. ruthinrevolt

    October 2, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Great post as always! I love how you write about these things with your own wit and charm, it always makes me smile. Joined your community, too 🙂

  11. simmianbob

    October 2, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Rachael I love this post and thanks for the invite as I am relatively new to Pinterest and appreciate any way to get exposure your a star 🌟

  12. Kat Fraser - Fraser & Co Design!

    October 2, 2018 at 5:08 pm

    Im so excited to see how pinterest communities unroll over the coming weeks. I have a Pinterest community, its here if you’re interested: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/community/brand-design/

  13. Anna MV

    October 2, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing such valuable information! Would love to connect with you, Thanks Rachael!

  14. The Social Tumbleweed

    October 3, 2018 at 12:00 am

    I’m sooo interested in this Pinterest group. Looking for ways to grow my Pinterest as well sincI I’m fairly new at this 😉

  15. Cynthia Starich

    October 3, 2018 at 12:54 am

    This is good to know

  16. Jeferson Beluso

    October 3, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Wow…..Pinterest Communities…..I like it already……can’t wait…..thanks for sharing this secret…..

  17. Blushblushtomato

    October 3, 2018 at 11:37 am

    So interesting to know about the Pinterest community! I need to grow my pinterest!

  18. spinn477

    October 3, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Thank you for the great advice, I have been blogging for the last several months and haven’t seen a lot of traffic from Pinterest but I think the community could bring it to a whole new level! Looking forward to joining the board!

  19. scotthgilliland

    October 3, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    I know so little regarding Pintrest, I think this post will be a great stepping stone in getting me a bit further a long with it. Thanks very much!

  20. Ann

    October 4, 2018 at 12:19 am

    Will look for you at Pinterest. I love the platform though not hanging out much in their. However my pins are repinned countless times 🙂

  21. blair villanueva

    October 4, 2018 at 2:43 am

    I know only few tips on Pinterest. I think I need to enhance it.

  22. ansh997x

    October 4, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Some really helpful tips that many won’t find on other websites. Thanks for sharing this.

  23. Nina

    October 4, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    I just recently learned about the benefits of Pinterest and I’m working so hard to grow my audience. It is definitely one way to succeed in social media.

  24. Lyosha Varezhkina (@lyoshathegirl)

    October 6, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Pinterest boards are so much fun as well Pinterest in general. I love this platform and I hope it will grow with me more and more. Aiming for some extra coin as well

  25. Coleccion De Fotografia

    October 7, 2018 at 12:09 am

    I do have a Pinterest account and I also love this platform but I seldom use it. However, I would want to check out the communities. It’s funny that I have had this account for a long time and it’s just sitting there. Thanks for sharing this post Rach.

  26. Eric Kay

    October 7, 2018 at 3:57 am

    This is a perfect post for a new blogger such as myslef. Thanks for sharing

  27. Neil Alvin Nicerio

    October 7, 2018 at 9:59 am

    Tha ks for the info. I’m an admin in one group in Google+ community. Maybe I need to transfer to Pinterest.

  28. Miss Ai

    October 7, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Thank you so much for this! And I’d love to join your board, if that’s alright! I have a blog myself and love pinning. Will send you a message on Pinterest asap!

  29. Sanjota Purohit

    October 7, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    I’m part of one great community and I need to extend myself to more and more. Pibtresr communities are best source to grow traffic if used in wise way.

  30. Blair

    October 7, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    I started on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago to work up my blog exposure. I have some followers now. It all starts with one I guess.

  31. Ruth

    October 7, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    I will definitely be joining your Pinterest community one I’m home !! Looks like a great idea and I love being in group boards :3

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  33. fibidrese

    October 8, 2018 at 4:04 am

    I didn’t know that before! thank you. Learn one new thing today

  34. Vicki Frost

    October 8, 2018 at 8:49 am

    This is great. Am desperately trying to get to grips with Pinterest. This is super helpful thank you.

  35. Preet

    October 8, 2018 at 11:18 am

    What a great and informative post. this can be really useful because I am planning to join now Pinterest.

  36. Scott Gombar

    October 8, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Thanks for sharing. The one social platform I can learn more about is Pinterest so this is helpful.

  37. Fatima D Torres

    October 8, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    I love that you highlighted the importance of using group board on Pinterest. It’s what has connected me to so many like-minded bloggers and moms alike.

  38. Megan

    October 8, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    This is so important! I adore Pinterest, and group boards are such a valuable resource.

  39. Jenn

    October 9, 2018 at 1:47 am

    I’m very interested in seeing how Pinterest communities develop and what place they take in the social media world. I love the idea of true communication and collaboration that occurs organically, so I’m hopeful this will be a great way to do both.

  40. Healy Eats Real

    October 9, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Yes! Yes! Yes! Pinterest is one of the biggest drivers of traffic to my blog. It’s a key part of my business and understanding how to use it is key! Thanks for the informative article.

  41. Create. Play. Travel.

    October 9, 2018 at 3:36 am

    Group boards are awesome! One of my issues is that I schedule my pins so I’m not really able to cater to individual boards. I literally schedule about 1500 pins a week. it’s great for blog traffic!

    1. Rachael Hope

      October 9, 2018 at 5:12 am

      I totally understand on this one 🙂 I use tailwind. But I do a mixture of scheduled and manual pinning 🙂 the manual stuff tends to be group boards 🤓

  42. tizzysays

    October 10, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    I had no idea that this was even a thing. How exciting! I will definitely be looking further into this.

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