It’s no secret that Pinterest can be a powerful tool for bloggers.
The trick lies in finding a strategy that works for you.
So, if you haven’t read it already, I highly suggesting opening up this blog post in a new tab: The Most Powerful Pinterest Strategy for Bloggers.
It’s the same strategy that earned me over 100,000 monthly views during my very first month on Pinterest!
In that post, I detail every step you should take to drive traffic to your blog from Pinterest. And one of the most important steps (besides running your own self-hosted blog) is pinning your content to Pinterest group boards.
Pinterest group boards hold the potential to seriously explode your blog traffic. When you pin your content to a group board, it will be seen by all the board members AND board followers. If someone repins your content from the group, it will be shown to all of their followers AND people who have similar interests to those followers. You can thank the new Pinterest algorithm for that one!
What I’m trying to say is that Pinterest group boards make it possible for your pins (and thus, your blog) to be seen by a lot of people.
So, whether you’re a brand new blogger with zero traffic or an established blogpreneur, I’m here to tell you that YOU can benefit from posting your content to group boards. In the post, I’ll give you a list of my favourite group boards for bloggers and tell you exactly how you can find and apply to more on your own!
75 Pinterest Group Boards and a Powerful Pinterest Strategy
How to Find and Join Pinterest Group Boards
There are a couple different ways for you to find group boards that are related to your niche.
My personal favourite way of finding Pinterest group boards is to simply stalk other bloggers. I visit the profiles of bloggers who are in my niche and check out the group boards that they are apart of. I’ll apply to any and all that appeal to me.
Another great way to find group boards is PinGroupie.com. This free site allows you to sort through over 75,000 group boards by category, number of followers, number of repins and more. You can even search for specific keywords to filter your results ever further!
When you find a group board that you like, the first step is to read the group description.
These descriptions usually contain important information like the rules of the group, whether or not the group is looking for contributors and most importantly, how to apply.
If there are no directions, click on the group leader’s profile picture (it will be the first one), visit their website, find their email address and send them a message asking to join. Make sure you are following them and the board on Pinterest and don’t forget to include your username in the email.
If you want to read the exact email that I send when applying to Pinterest group boards, check out this post.
Best Pinterest Group Boards for Bloggers
I’m not going to sugar coat it. Finding and joining the right group boards can be time consuming. And since I’ve already done a lot of the legwork, I figured that I might as well share some of my favourite Pinterest group boards with you!
Here is a list of 10 general blogging group boards that are currently accepting new contributors:
- Best of Pinterest
- Bloggers on Pinterest
- Share All Your Pins
- The Bloggers Collective
- Pin Everything!
- Pin 4 Everyone
- Blogs with Brains and Hearts
- Post Your Blog!
- Top Blogs – Pinterest Viral Board
- Female Bloggers Free for All
While 10 group boards are a good place to start, I highly recommend joining more than that!
If you want to access my Masterlist of over 75 Pinterest Group Boards for bloggers broken down by niche, then you need to sign up for my Secret Library below! You can even download a free printable to help you keep track of your group board applications!
How to Get Traffic from Pinterest Group Boards
The real secret to getting traffic from Pinterest is to pin consistently and effectively.
And if you’re anything like me, maybe you don’t have time to be on Pinterest all day?
That’s where Tailwind comes in.
Tailwind is a Pinterest scheduling tool that allows you to post unlimited pins. That’s right. You can literally pin while you sleep. Their “smart scheduling” feature will show you when your audience is most engaged on Pinterest and optimize your schedule accordingly.
Because being in the right group boards isn’t going to get you anywhere, unless you know when to pin and how often.
Since I started using Tailwind, Pinterest has become my biggest source of traffic by a landslide. And I think that it can do the same for you too.
Sign up for Tailwind here and get a FREE month!
And if you’re a blogger that likes free tools, you need to check out this Ultimate Toolkit for Bloggers.
Just remember that Pinterest is a visual search engine that is used by over 70 million people every month.
And if you’re not using Pinterest to boost your blog traffic, you’re seriously missing out.
Share your favourite group board in the comments below!
Oh, and if you like using Facebook to boost your blog traffic, why not join my new Facebook group for bloggers? I’d love to see you in there!