3 Tips for Launching Successfully Pinterest Group Boards.

Pinterest a great way to promote your brand

Launching successfully Pinterest Boards is easy with these 3 Tips.

Over the last year, Pinterest has multiplied, and it is now said that it is on its course to catch up to Twitter and amazingly for second place behind Facebook in the social networking market.
If we would receive for every minute we spent on social media a cent, there would be a lot of social media millionaires.

3 Tips for launching successfully Pinterest boards

Being a creative person I love doing it, but it is time-consuming in the beginning.  
Every marketer who is familiar with social media will spend at least two hours of their day to engage and interact with their followers on social media.

Why? Social media is a great tool to drive traffic to your website, socialise and make your blogs known and recognised.
Pinterest is one of the fastest-growing search engines in social media.

Time-consuming Social Media.

It is a proven fact that People spent more time on social media an average of 2hours and 23 minutes a day. 

how many hours people spend on social media

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google or any other search engine instead of just being time lost, use it as a time where you work on your online business to create a second income what can develop into a full time, work from home business.

How do you maximize and priorities your time on social media?

Everything needs time, and social media takes time out of your daily schedule, so how do you organise and manage the time that you get the most out of your exposure to Social Media?

A quick note from me for new marketers.

When you get started please add one Social Media account, every 2 months at least you are familiar with the ones you started already. The reason I say this is, it can happen very quickly that you get overwhelmed and you will stop for the wrong reason.

Create a Pinterest Group Board to get the most exposure in scheduling your pins.

If you are new to Pinterest, you might only be familiar with regular boards and pins.
When I started first with Pinterest, I had no idea what I should do and how to create a Pin or board. It wasn’t easy for me in the beginning, but I decide not to give up. There was not much training around, so I bought myself a course on Udemy, and it gave me the basics.

Now you can find a lot of information on youtube and on different channels for Pinterest training. Most of Pinterest Training is free.
The regular boards are ok, and you can change them into a group board. But before you do that you should have around 500 followers and 10 boards on Pinterest.

People will not follow group boards if the followers are low. Creating a group board is a great incentive to increase your traffic to your Website and your followers, but it also comes with a few headaches and, you need to follow and set a few rules to manage a group board.

Tips for a great Pinterest group board

I started to create a few group boards since I am on Pinterest, and I will explain and outline you the basic of what to do and what not to do.
I have seen a fantastic increase in my Pinterest followers since I am using the Pinterest group boards and I made a few mistakes and I will tell you what to look out for as we go along.

Pinterest Group Boards Demystified

I will explain to you in this post the advantages of group boards the headaches, and I will outline how you can get started right away.

What is a Pinterest Group Board?

A Pinterest Group Board is just like a regular Pinterest board, the only difference is that you will have additional Collaborators.
What does that mean? beside you the Board Owner (who can pin on this board), other Collaborators are allowed to pin on that board too.

Those Boards are called Contributor Boards.

Those Pinterest Group Boards have different names like contributor boards, community boards, shared boards, and collaborative boards. It doesn’t matter what they are named or called they all have the same purpose.

Join a Pinterest Group Board.

PinGroupie a Pinterest group board list

If you want to join a Pinterest group and you want to have the insights of that particular board than go to PinGroupie, there you find a lot of boards listed what you can join. Also, you can, later on, submit your Board there to find followers.

joining group boards

When you are in Pinterest and you look at people boards, you can see from the group icon at the left bottom corner, if this is a group board is a single Collaborator or if it has more than one collaborator. Below is a snapshot with the explanation.

Why should you create a Pinterest Group Board?

It is a great way to organise your ideas in bringing ideas and people together. It is a mutual benefit for you, your brand and your followers. It will also grow the number of your followers faster.

Multiply and increase your Re-pins with Pinterest Group Boards

The more followers you have, the more likely that others will follow you.
All the followers will see your content, and if they repin your Pins the more people, you will have to come to your website and click throughout the content. They might even buy your products.
What that means is very simple the more traffic you get to your website the more potential subscribers, clients and customers you can get.

Increase your followers in a big way

When users usually decide to follow the contributor’s board most of them click “follow all” not everyone but 60% do, and that means they will be added to a group board you are part of. This exposure through other group boards increases your visibility to other users, and your followers will grow at a faster rate.

Automate your Pin Schedule with Tailwind

Repining and joining group boards, as well as creating group boards are time-consuming. You can spend easily a whole day doing it. It is fun, don’t get me wrong but if you are trying to make money online then you have to use your time wisely. There are services available like Tailwind ( free and paid) to schedule your pins. If you use a blog schedule your blog with blog2social.

Create Professional Pins
Creating Pins can be done with different creation software like Canva, Pic monkey, Stencil, Piktochart, Design bold only to name a few.
If you have the resources, you can also hire someone on Fiverr to create and manage your Pinterest account.

How to integrate Pinterest Group Boards into your Business

The five areas where you can incorporate a Pinterest Group board

  • Planning
  • Promotion
  • Collaboration
  • Networking
  • Authority ( Brand establishment)

If you work with a team on a specific project, then you can use group boards to share tips, training, materials and resources. If you do not want to share the board than make it secret and no one will see except the people you specify.

Make People aware of your Brand.

group Boards in pinterest

A great way to share your Product or make people aware of your Brand. You can interact and establish your Credibility with your Brand.
The best way is to start with a Pinterest Group Board and contribute frequently to build your brand.

You can do this in any business, Fashion, wedding planners or event planners, Building industry, Designers, Coach, you can be as creative as you want. I have used the group boards for fundraising and had great success with it.
You can also run a contest or support a charity.

How do you get started.

When you want to create a Contributor Board, you need to go to your Pinterest account login and click on the add +tab ( boards)
Select the option to create a Board.
The first step is the same as you create a standard Pinterest Board.

Step 1.
When you want to create a Contributor Board, you need to go to your Pinterest account login and click on the add +tab ( boards)
Step 2. Select the option to create a Board.
The first step is the same as you create a standard Pinterest Board.

Pinterest Group Boards

Step 3. Choose a name /title for your new board, ( use a keyword)
Step 4. Select a category where the board fits in
Step 5. Decide on you want to make it public or secret.
Step 6. Write your Description what your board is about.
Step 7. Save the board and add some pins.
When you have done that start adding some of your pins and re-pin some of your follower’s pins.

Step 8.  Last step…Click on edit your board ( the little pencil sign) and make your board a collaborator board.

step by step instruction for the pinterest group board


The final step you need to decide is who you want to add as a contributor.

There are two ways how to invite people to join your Pinterest group board.
If you invite people to join your group board, please keep in mind that you must follow at least one of their boards and they should be following at least one of your boards. Be selective and just don’t invite anyone. Invite People who are passionate about and fit the topic.

Invite Collaborators of a Pinterest group board through name

Invite other collaborators through email.
When you enter the email address into the field “Who can pin”than Pinterest will email them an invitation and prompt them to join Pinterest.
The second choice is, and this is more natural and I prefer it that way that you can add the username of a follower you would like to invite.


Again there comes a condition with it, and that is that you need to follow them first.
When you start typing their name, Pinterest will automatically show you the potential matches, i.e. people with those letters or name in their username.
Any of your current boards can be made into a group board. Choose a board that has already a lot of pins and do the same as above.

Add your Board to PinGroupie

PinGroupie is a tool that lets you participate in group boards, your board gets exposed to potential followers who want to join your board. Joining different boards gives you the chance to drive traffic to your site.

You can also see there the most popular boards. Choose your niche and search the boards. Thousands of users that are on favourite boards engage actively in the group boards. If you want to get more exposure for your board, you can list it at PinGroupie, but the rule for Pingroupie is that you need at least 5 collaborators, 250 followers and 50 pins.

My advice for you and a word of caution ( here comes a headache)

Every time a contributor pins to a group board you will get a notification from Pinterest. My recommendation is that you turn off these notifications otherwise your inbox is bombarded with notifications and unnecessary emails.
How to turn off the notifications?
It is simple, select the group board in question, and click the edit board button, then click the turn off notification tab.
Do regular checks on your Contributors and Group Boards.
In your group board, you can decide who do you accept to join, and it is your choice of accepting someone into your group board. Keep it Spam free.
Remove the spammers and block them.

Housekeeping for your Pinterest Group Board

#Make sure and regularly check your board that it is a benefit for your business. Choose your audience carefully, so they are matched for your group board. (For example, someone who sells ladies fashion does not fit into a group board for electronic gadgets. )


#Grow your followers, the more followers a group board has, the higher the exposure you can expect for your business.

You will be able to see all the content that is currently on that board. New pins that get added to the group board will also appear on your Pinterest feed, regardless of the person who is pinning the pins. Unfortunately, Pinterest has no way to filter the pins what you can see.

Because of that, you might see pins from people you are not following, and there might be some spam and inappropriate content.
I make it a point of regular checking and monitoring your feeds, to ensure that you can quickly remove and spot something that is not desired from your part.

Take action immediately when inappropriate content and pins are pinned.

Remove a Pinterest Follower

How to remove someone from your group board?
If you added someone to a particular group board and the person is not following your rules, spams or post inappropriate content remove them.
Click the selected board, and click on the remove tab next to their name.

How to delete a board entirely.

Choose the selected board click edit and hit the delete button on the bottom left.

Leave a Group Board anytime.

If someone adds you to a group board than you can leave anytime, you want.
Choose the board and click leave the board again.
You will be asked by Pinterest if you are sure you want to leave. Click yes and go. You are now permanently removed from that group board.

Conclusion

Take caution and do not go overboard in sending too many invitations to people to join your group board. Pinterest can also ban you for a couple of days when they feel you are spamming.
Be careful and respectful not to annoy people. Not everyone wants to join a group board.
Avoid sending repeated requests. A good strategy is sent invitations to people who show an interest in your pins and can contribute to your business and brand.

Encourage people to join your group boards with your group board descriptions. Use some keywords and #hashtags to be found. State that you welcome contributors and anyone wants to join your group board should follow your board and comment on at least one pin of yours.

Make it easy for people to contact you add your email in the board description and ask people to send you an email to join.
Least not last create rules for your board. Note one of my rules is that I only want vertical pins like Pinterest that gives your group board an excellent overall and clean look. Canva is a great tool to create great pins.

That is all, it is not tricky and happy pining. I hope you enjoyed this blog “3 Tips for Launching a Successful Pinterest Group Board”
Do comment and let us know your tips for creating a successful Group board for Pinterest. If you know of a great training source please share.

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A Website without Traffic is like a Shop without Customers

OH no … I created my website I was so proud and I love it but my website is like a ghost town. No one is visiting my website … I am doomed, with no sales …  You are shattered and you ask your self why? …

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Why no one finds my website? How to get more traffic to your website.  When you create a website you must also create Traffic to your site the more traffic you can get the better.  

A Website without Traffic is like a shop or store without customers. It is like walking through a shopping mall. People will walk through visit your website and decide if they stay or leave.

With the innumerable websites on the Internet, visitors won’t automatically look for your site, nor will they somehow find it easily among the clutter.

Chances are that you will get zero visitors if you don’t drive traffic to your site. Zero visitors mean zero chances to make money online.

Driving traffic will require some effort as well as resourcefulness and creativity. It will pay off in the long term. Hey, who said earning money online is easy. It is like a business like anything else and it requires fine-tuning trial and error.

Website Traffic is the key to your site’s growth. When you drive traffic to your website, you have the chance to make more money online.”I will walk you through the following sections to help you to understand what it takes to get more traffic to your website. 

  • Create a system
  • Know your statistics ( use analytic tools to trace and analyze your traffic)
  • Create valuable content SEO Optimized
  • Submit your content to search engines
  • Share your Content and stay active 
  • Paid Advertising
  • Traffic exchanges 
  • Article and Directory Submission
  • Video Marketing

What makes a Business and Website successful?

System 30% and 70% mindset. 

In every Business, there is a system involved. A system is a major criterion for being successful. One major criterion is before you make any money creates value for your customer.Google Analytics keeps your buiness on the go

First install a tool on your site to track your visitors a great tool is Google Analytics. 

It tracks all your customers and it gives you special data report from where they are, how long they been on your site and which pages they open. This is important Data for you to know. ( know your audience)

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Here are a few essential metrics for you to know

  • Pageviews
  • Unique visitors
  • Average time on site
  • Pages per visit
  • Bounce rate
  • Traffic sources (where your traffic comes from either direct, search, and referral)
  • Exit pages

If you do not like Google Analytics then you can use another tool like https://clicky.com( this is a great tool it has real-time stats and a heat map)

clicky analytic snap an alternate tool to google analytics
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Start a journal and document your website traffic especially when you post a new blog or put some content up. It is interesting to see the results each day. Do the journal on your computer as I do. 

See what works and what does not work. This way you can find a balance and quickly figure out what your customers want to see and what they don’t want to see or are interested in. 

Ok I know People say plugins can slow down the website but there are a few essential plugins you need to have. 

Some plugins are just a must… Yes, it is said that plugins slow your site but it depends on how the code is managed. 

WordPress SEO by Yoast. It is one of the most downloaded WordPress plugins of all times

SEMrush. ..SEMrush

There are still some others but I have the experience with both of them and they are very helpful for SEO. Both have a free version. SEMrush is pretty good and I can highly recommend it. 

Do you have a System?

If the answer is NO … then you need to act. You need a system right now that you can implement right now and you will see your traffic will in a matter of weeks skyrocket.

With the right system, it is not so difficult to increase your website visitors.

I have learned a great system with an online university that has the system already in place, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel again and start a system from scratch, use what is already proven with success. Many other people using it. wealthy affiliate

At some point in a business venture, we just have to follow the right steps and everything falls into place That happens to me when I figured out what is missing for me and my online business to become successful. My traffic just skyrockets in weeks and I am happy to say it works. This is training from WA  How many keywords should I use per page.

 My traffic numbers have grown and still grow in a normal range. Thousands of people have used that system and it works.

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Create Valuable Content

Create actionable content, there is a lot of content on the net some content is really good and some is just money –craping content.

Find out what your readers want to read, don’t write what you want to write. Content is all about what people are interested in.

Rework your content if necessary. I remember when I started to write my first content and I go back and look at that boy I thought to myself need to change that. 

But hey this is part of learning and if you can see how you improve and you are open to learn and take the action you are on the road to success. 

My advice …Do not use Article Spinners or Article Creators in the beginning. Most of those Article Spinners refurbish the content what does not make sense.

Yes, it is quickly created content but you might also make your site look cheap and it will not help you with your branding or your authority. 

If you use an article spinner you need to proofread your content and that takes time.

Most of the time it is written in a way that it makes no sense. Also, the easy flow of the content is not there.

Google can penalize you if they recognize that you use article generators.

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People come to such sites ones or twice but then they don’t come back. Content is important and the Quality counts not the Quantity.

Here are a few spinners and article creators try them out and see for yourself. 

http://wickedarticlecreator.com/

http://www.spinnerchief.com/

http://articlegenerator.org/index.php

Optimize your Content with SEO Jaaxy the best keywordtool

Use keywords to write your Content. You can check Keyword tools like Jaaxy or Google Keyword Planner to research your keywords.  A great way to increase your ranking is with long-tail keywords.

Choose a list of keywords with a high search volume and less competition, of course, they need to be relevant to your niche.

When you have inserted the keywords at the pages of your website you get ranked and you can build backlinks on those keywords from other sites to yours.

Submit your Content to search engines. Get them indexed. 

Don’t keep your Content for yourself share it and let it get indexed with…

Google,

Bing,

Yandex,

Duck DuckGo

and all the other search engines that are out there.

To see if your site is indexed just type…

 site: and your website address.com  (site:myfreedomlifestylebiz.com)

Submit your content to the search engines that they crawl your site and index your pages.

I assume you know how to submit your website to google and bing.

Good content should have a mix and match.

If you think I can give you a magic formula for content marketing success, I have to say there is no magic formula.

The best is to go with the flow and use a variety in length and format make it as appealing as possible.What can you do to get more Website traffic

Your audience will have a different kind of readers. Some like the shorter post, some like the long post, some are more visual, some love to watch the videos, some like infographic posts with data-driven pieces for a maximum impact.

Mix it up so you keep your readers, interested and they will come back for more. Please remember the Quality of your content is important too.

Use a Headline tool to create catching headlines. 

Use topic keywords in your headline. Blog post rank higher and better on google. Make clear to readers what are you discuss or about the topic they going to read.

There are free tools out there and some of them are really good.

headlines sharethrough

answer the public

Ubersuggest from Neil Patel also a very good free tool 

Ubersuggest is actually more a keyword tool, but by looking at other websites you can get a good ideal on creating a good headline. 

https://coschedule.com/headline-analyzer

https://capitalizemytitle.com

Share your content on Social Media and get active don’t be a sleeping beauty. 

social media sharing  Sharing your content is important, but you need to participate and interact with your community.  It is like customer relations in business. Joining Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Reddit, Google plus, etc. stay active in that social network and interact with your audience. Got a Twitter account then join the discussion groups with hashtags relevant to your content.

Is your audience leaving comments on your Facebook posts? Reply to them start a conversation.

People will stop participating if they see you only post and you are not active.

Share your content on a regular base. It is now more simple as you can use plugins to install on your site and you set them up and they will share your content automatically.

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A great tool what is free is Sumo http://page.sumo.com/gosumo

Another one I use is Blog2 social

Paid Advertising

The most obvious is the paid search. ( Paid Advertising)

You can get paid search on Google,  social media advertising, display advertising, and solo ads all are excellent ways for attracting visitors to your site.

It helps to build your brand and to get your website in front of people. If you are new to paid advertising I suggest you get some training first otherwise you might lose your money for nothing.

If you are familiar with paid advertising than adjust the ads to suit your budget. 

Be clear about your goals on advertising who you want to target and what you want to achieve. ( Just want to get more traffic, or do you want conversions . ) Each Advertising  Channel has its pros and cons, think carefully about your goals and objectives before you spent your money.

You need to target high commercial intent keywords as part of your paid search strategies if you want more sales to your site.

Start with 3 to 4 ads run them a couple of days on a minimum budget and see how they perform. Fine-tune the best ones and used them for a bigger campaign.

One last advice … Keep a journal on your ROI( it helps to track your campaigns.)

Email Marketing and Freebies also called Lead Magnet.email marketing a great way to get customers

Don’t let your visitors leave your website empty-handed, offer them some freebies in the form of e-books, planners, downloadable video, strategies sessions of 15 minutes content there are so many options.

With your freebies, you can create an opt-in form and collect their email address this way you will actually have recurring visitors and income.

Create Newsletters but please don’t spam them. For me, Spam is a no-go. Take into consideration that they are the same as you and will unsubscribe if you overdo your campaigns.

To collect your emails you will need an autoresponder. I can recommend Get response it is free for the first 30 days and with it, you can do great newsletters and the email campaign is easy to set up.

Use Content Upgrades.

What is a Content upgrade? It is an incentive that compliments one of your articles. It can be a worksheet, a planner, a spreadsheet, a cheat sheet, an app, anything you to compliment your article.

People are more compelled to opt-in with their email address as it is integrated with your content.

Traffic exchange

Another tool that is popular is a traffic exchange. How it works it is simple and plain and you have to choose a good traffic exchange site as a lot of them out there are not really helping your site in the long-term. 

As a website owner, you are able to sign up for any traffic exchange program.

In the traffic exchange program, you earn credits by visiting other sites sometimes for 10 or 20 seconds.

The credits will be used by the Traffic exchange program to sent other members to your website.

All the websites in the Traffic exchange program will have then increased website traffic. This is the same way as link exchange works.

It applies the same concept the only difference is that you can exchange links with other sites that complement yours. This link exchange will drive traffic to your website through direct links or through the improvement of your search engine ranking.

Traffic Ad Bar

Hit leap

article submissionArticle and Directory Submission

Also, effective ways to drive traffic to your site is through Article and Directory submissions.

Submit Articles with content related to your site, and these articles will drive traffic to your site through a link in the end.

Directory submissions are very efficient in driving traffic to your website because it is most likely targeted.

There are different ways out there to drive traffic to your website. Those tools help, not only driving traffic but also to maintain your traffic.

Use some of the tools what you feel comfortable with and track and document what works for your niche and what is not working.

I am not a big friend of traffic exchanges but if I need to boost my traffic I will use them.

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Ping your post. It is easy and fast.  

When you are finished writing your content go and submit your post URL to a ping service. Why should you ping your site or blog? The URL will be submitted to different search engines and get indexed.

It is a tool worth gold in the SEO industry… It will index your URL or backlinks very fast and it is done in an easy way with those tools.

Did you know that nearly 80% of backlinks on the digital web remain deindexed due to neglecting? It also means that most of the SEO campaigns fail and they don’t see the result they expected.

What is a Ping Service

Ping sites are a kind of online-based tool that submits your URL to several search engines, directories, content aggregators, communities and other places.

Pingler.com ( it is free but you can also subscribe and use the plugin for your site) I use it and I am very happy with it. It has much more to offer than just the ping service.

Pingomatic.com

Ping.in

Conclusionwealthy affiliate marketing

To earn an income online, especially when you have your own website gives you lots of opportunities to make money. 

The Internet itself also offers lots of free tools and tips on how to earn money online.

The key to this is that you need to drive traffic to your website. It is a good idea to use different traffic sources to drive traffic to your site. The only thing you have to do is invest and educate yourself about the different tools and marketing strategies.

The online business can become quite lonely. Especially as sometimes friends and family will not understand what you are doing and will find it strange that the computer is your best friend as you will spend long hours with your computer.

This said it is a good idea to sign up for some forum and other online learning centres to talk with people who have the same interest.

The essential step for every marketer is How to get more traffic for your website. These are basic steps there are more ways to drive traffic I will write this in another post. 

Being an Entrepreneur and working in online business can be a lonely place. Why I say this, most people you will talk about what you are doing do not understand and think you chase a ghost. 

I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate and I am happy that I did join this community with nearly 1.3 million users. I am also happy for the Live chat and the forum where you can ask questions and members help you if you get stuck. I have learned so much with their Affiliate Platform. 

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More blogs to read:

The How of Internet Marketing Part 1 

The how of Internet Marketing Part 2 

What is a great Affiliate Program 

 

How do you drive traffic to your site, please share with us some of your tips and tricks.  If you like this blog, please share and like it on social media. Thank you

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