Looking to get Pinterest traffic to your blog? We all know that Pinterest is one of the most popular networking sites on the Internet. Don’t you want more eyes coming from that website coming to your blog to click on your ads, buy your products, or sign up for your mailing list?
I have been working on growing my Pinterest traffic for almost two years. I actually find it fun, like a challenge. Creating new images. Writing better descriptions. Learning all I can to get more visitors from my pins to my blog.
One amazing trick I have learned is to schedule my pins with Tailwind. Using Tailwind, I can set up a scheduling queue to have 30 pins go out each and every day. This takes me about 2 hours to set up, and I usually do it on the weekend so I don’t have to think about it during the week.
How to Get Pinterest Traffic Using Tailwind
I will be honest with you, when I signed into Tailwind for the first time, I was overwhelmed. I had NO idea what to do. I jumped on the bandwagon fairly early, so no one really knew a ton about it to help. Now, I am so glad I didn’t give up on this amazing Pinterest Scheduling Tool.
The biggest thing that drew me to Tailwind was that it is an approved Pinterest partner. So basically, Pinterest doesn’t mind you scheduling your pins with Tailwind. Other options do not have this approval, and I don’t know that it matters a whole lot – but it just gives me a level of security with my blog, pins, and handwork.
Also, the yearly price was another big feature. You can pay month to month, but you limited to a certain number of pins. With the annual option, you can schedule unlimited pins with Tailwind. At the time of my purchase, Tailwind was $102 for a full year.
And I can tell you first hand, it has freed up so much of my time, that it is worth that price!
Getting Started with Tailwind
Once you log into Tailwind with your Pinterest account, you are taken to the dashboard.
Here you can see some recent statistics, any Pinterest suggestions Tailwind has to offer, as well as your most repinned boards.
Before you start pinning with Tailwind, make sure you install the extension for your browser.
This will allow a button to pop up on any image on any webpage you are on. It’s the easiest way to pin from another blog without having to go to Pinterest or Tailwind. There will be a suggestion to install the extension soon after you sign up to Tailwind.
Make sure you don’t skip this step! If you do, simply search for “Tailwind Publishing Extension” in Tailwind’s FAQ & Knowledgeable, located at the ? icon at the top right of your dashboard.
There will be some other set-up steps which Tailwind will prompt you to complete. Make sure you follow them to get the most from the tool.
Setting your Pinning Schedule within Tailwind
Next you will want to set up a pinning schedule. This tells Tailwind when to pin one of the pins you have scheduled. To get to your schedule, hover off the Publish option in the left menu, and click Your Schedule.
You will have to set your time zone here, and then add in times for each day of the week. Having your pins go out at intervals throughout the day will really get Pinterest traffic to your blog.
I have played around with my schedule for a while now, and feel that 30 pins per day is sufficient. I tend to pin some manually when I’m visiting or reading other blogs, so it works out to 35-40 per day for my account.
As you use Tailwind, you will see new time slots appear in the schedule. They were be faded compared to the times you have selected. You can choose to add them to your schedule by clicking them. You can also remove times you have previously set by clicking on them and clicking the trash can icon.
Scheduling Pins with Tailwind
With your schedule ready to go, it’s time to start pinning! You can simply go to Pinterest, click a pin, and use the Tailwind schedule button rather than Pinterest’s regular Save button. Once you click Schedule, there will be a popup that appears to let you schedule the pin.
You can choose the boards you want the pin to go to. If you are choosing multiple boards, you can choose an interval so this same pin doesn’t go out 10 times in a row. You also have the option to add it to your Tailwind Tribes. << Be sure to read my tutorial on Tailwind Tribes at that link!
Once you have everything set, click Add to Queue. That’s it! When you visit the Scheduled Pins page under the Publish tab, you will see that pin set and ready to go out at a scheduled time.
Bulk Pins with Tailwind
One really cool Tailwind feature that cuts down on your time yet still helps get Pinterest traffic is the ability to schedule bulk pins from Pinterest at once. When browsing pins on Pinterest, you can click the Tailwind browser extension. This will create a popup with all the pins on the current page.
You can select the pins you want to schedule and click Schedule at the bottom. You will then see another popup asking you to select the boards for the pins you just chose.
Here’s the best part: if you were searching a specific keyword (in this example, I searched for dinner recipes) for a certain board of yours, you can have them all set to pin to that board with one button. Then, click schedule and they will all be added to your queue!
That will allow you to fill your Tailwind queue with other pins in a fraction of the time!
Of course, you still need to pin your own content too. I actually fill 80% of my schedule with my own content, and 20% from other bloggers’ content. So for 30 pins per day, that’s 24 of mine and 6 of other content.
Scheduling my pins with Tailwind takes me about 2 hours for a week’s worth of content. It truly is a set and forget tool to get Pinterest traffic! Pinterest is my #1 traffic source, and I get 80-100 new followers each week since I began using Tailwind.