Last updated on March 15th, 2019 at 07:04 am
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If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you know that I am a huge fan of using Pinterest to help me grow my blog. In today’s post, I have went out and found 11 Pinterest Group boards that you can join today.
Why Group Boards?
If you’re new to Pinterest, you may not have heard about the power of Group boards.When I first started using Pinterest, I avoided joining boards because it was a hassle.
After reading everything about getting more traffic from Pinterest, everyone kept saying join boards. So I decided to test it out myself, because that’s the only way we learn.
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I’ve personally found that Group boards are helping me grow my traffic. If you’re new and want to get your pins in front of a bigger audience, then join some boards and see if it helps you grow your blog.
What Are Pinterest Group Boards?
Let me share my quick explanation, if you want an official explanation, read this post on group boards.
Group boards are collaborative boards that allow pinners to share their content. These boards usually have more followers than you do. (you should only join boards that have more followers than you)
At the time of this writing, I only have 500 followers. So whenever I pin content to my personal boards, I am only pinning my content in front of 500 people. Yes I know that my pins can be found via SEO.
When I pin content to the group boards that I belong to, then I my pin has the potential to be exposed to the followers of the group board.
Basically, the board owner is allowing you to pin your content to their followers.
Using Pinterest Boards to Help You Grow Your Blog
When I first started using Pinterest, it took me forever to find and join some boards. I guess I put it off because it can be hard to find these group boards.
Most of the time when you reach out to contact the owner, chances are you’re going to get ignored. I’ve been ignored so much, it can make me feel like maybe I’m doing something wrong.
Whatever you do, don’t stop reaching out. In a minute I’ll share my strategy on what I do to keep track of the Board groups I’ve reached out to and which ones I still need to reach out to. This way you can use my strategy to join these boards and other ones you’ve thought about.
Don’t Make the Mistake I Made
I’ve made so many mistakes, especially in my first year as a blogger. It took me forever to get serious about growing my blog.
Start learning how to use Pinterest correctly. It will take some time, but it’s soooo worth it!
My Pinterest Group Board Outreach Method
Before I start sharing some awesome group Pinterest group boards that you can apply to. I want to quickly share my organization method with you.
I want to make sure that you take the time to organize your Pinterest outreach. This way, you’ll know which Pinterest group boards you’ve reached out to and which ones still need your attention.
I don’t use any fancy software, in fact, I just use Google Drive to help me stay organized. All I did was create a spreadsheet with the group boards I want to reach out and join.
By using a color coded system, I have made it easier for myself to keep track of which boards I still need to reapply to and which ones I have heard back from.
Yellow: I’ve applied and sent an email to the group board
Blue: I’ve reapplied because I didn’t hear back from the board owner
Green: The owner gave me access and I am now a contributor
Before You Start Reaching Out
Make sure that you take the time to create a spreadsheet or some type of organizational system. This will help you keep track of which board groups you’ve reached out to.
Don’t try to start reaching out to new group boards without having some type of organization system in place. You’ll just end up getting confused and lost on which group boards you’ve applied to.
Chances are you won’t hear back from some of the group boards right away. The spreadsheet will help you keep track of when you applied so you can reference that to apply again.
I am NOT a member of all these groups. I’ve just taken the time to help you find some board groups that you can join without having to spend hours online trying to find this information.
11 Pinterest Group Boards to Join
I can’t promise that you’ll get accepted at these group boards. The only way that you’ll know is if you actually take the time to reach out and ask. It doesn’t take long and who knows, that group board may just help you grow your blog.
If you join one and it isn’t helping your blog grow, then don’t be afraid to leave it. Remember, the only way you will ever know if it helps you grow your blog, is if you join and test it out.
1. Share Your Blog With The World
Mike allows contributors to share all types of blog posts on this board. If your blog posts fall into the following categories, social media, email marketing, Small Business, Teaching, Copywriting, Entrepreneurship and etc. There’s a good chance that your blog will fit nicely into this group board.
At the time of this writing, the board currently has 300 members. Visit the board and fill out his contact page.
2. Best of Blogging
At the time of this writing, this group only has 26 members, which would be a great board to join. Toni is the board owner and she allows contributors to share posts on blogging, blogging tutorials, blogging for beginners, WordPress, Pinterest and Instagram posts even work from home posts.
If you’re looking to join a board that does not have a lot of members, this might be the one for you. Just visit the board and follow the instructions to join.
3. Writing, Blogging, Biz Tipz
This board group can be a great way to grow your blog. They allow posts on blogging tips, growing your blog and anything pertaining to online writing. This board has a rule where you have to pin something from the board everyday to your personal boards.
The boad owner doesn’t provide an email to join. You’ll need to send her a message through the Pinterest messaging system. Reach out to join this group here.
4. Blogging Tips + Tricks
Here’s another great board group that you can reach out to join. This group board can be great if you’re blogging about blogging ideas, how to blog, social media strategies to grow your online biz. Basically, this would be a great group board for any bloggers who share quality content.
Again the board has rules where you need to share other people’s content. If you’re joining group boards, you should take the time to share other members content. If you want to contact the group to join, click here.
5. Blogging Pros Group Board
This is a great group board to join if you’re in the blogging niche. This is a pretty big group board and has over 1,000 group members. However, I’ve gotten some repins from this group board.
You’ll need to reach out to Sue and ask her if it’s possible to join your group board. My experience was that it was easy to join and Sue got back to me right away. You can reach out to Sue by clicking here.
6. Pinterest Secrets
If you write a lot about Pinterest, you can join this group board to share your pins. This board has several rules so be sure that you read them before you reach out to join. One of the biggest rules is that they only allow Pinterest related pins.
Are you ready to start promoting your blog posts? If so then reach out and contact this group board by clicking here.
7. Blogging Tips and Tricks
At the time of this writing, this group board only has 48 contributors. They allow pins related to blogging and social media. I didn’t find an email to reach out and join, but I would try to send her an email through the Pinterest message center and ask to join.
You can also try reaching out to her using other social media channels if you don’t have luck reaching her on Pinterest. It can be time consuming joining Pinterest, groups. That is why it is important to find the right ones that actually benefit your blog. You can reach out and join here.
8. Blogger Buddies Share
This is a pretty much anything goes. At the time of this writing, the group has 396 members. It’s It doesn’t matter what you blog about, the only rule is that you keep your pins family friendly.
I am currently not a member of this group, but if you are in the lifestyle niche, this could be a great group. Click here to find out what you need to do to become member.
9. Blog – Writing
This group board is all about blogging. You can share blog posts related to writer’s blog, grammar, writing a blog post. Basically anything related to helping people learn how to blog.
You’ll need to follow the blog and reach out to the owner with the email that she provides on the group board page, in order to join.
10. Blogging Tips
Here’s another great blogging group board. You can pin your favorite blogging tips pin here. Currently at the time of this writing, there are 10 contributors on the group board. Reach out to Jackie, who is the owner of the board. She even makes it easy by providing you with an email right on the group board page, if you are interested in joining.
11. Tech, Tips and Tutorials
This group board allows you to post one pin per day. You can post your favorite, tips, tools and tutorial posts. At the time of this writing, there are only 14 contributors adding content in this group. Again, you’ll be asked to send the board owner a message through Pinterest to join.
Should I Use An Email Template
If you’ve never reached out to a blogger for anything, it can be scary. You might think that you need to create some type of email template to ask them to join their group board.
The truth is that I’ve found just by being personable and using their first name is the best way to get accepted. It shouldn’t be hard to find their name on their Pinterest account or other social media channels.
I always make it a point to state that I’ve read the rules of the board. I’m not sure if this has made a huge difference on my approval. I just want to make sure that the owner knows that I will follow their rules.
How to Use The Board Groups
Once you’ve been approved for the group boards, it’s time to start using your Pinterest strategy and start pinning your content.
It may take you a while to figure out how to make the most of Pinterest. However, do everything that you can to try to at least get a small piece of the Pinterest traffic.
Share Other People’s Pins
Don’t just pin your pins and run. I am a true believer in constantly paying it forward. I always make it a point to share other people’s content. In fact, I always share other people’s pins from the board groups using Tailwind.
As you know I am a huge fan of scheduling my pins in advance. Once a week, I’ll go through the group boards and fill schedule pins to my Tailwind queue.
That way whenever I share my own pins, I know that it’s okay because I’ve already taken the time to share other people’s pins.
Sometimes, I’ll also pin a pin manually if I am sitting on the couch watching television.
It doesn’t matter how you do it. The important thing is to make sure that you’re sharing other people’s content not just expecting other’s to share yours.
Final Take Away
Just like using Tailwind Tribes or anything else about growing a blog. It’s going to take time. Give the group board a chance.
If you’ve been posting for a while and you’re not getting any repins or shares from the group. Don’t be afraid to leave the group board.
I can’t tell you how long you should wait until you decide if you should ditch and move on. Really, it’s up to you to Pinterest Analytics and see if your traffic has been improving since joining the group board.
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Are you using Pinterest Group boards to help you increase your Pinterest traffic? I’d love to know what you think about using group boards.