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!
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 today.
“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
“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”
“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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