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Tomorrow Boardbooster is shutting down, and while this is very unfortunate, especially for those, like me who love the platform, if you do these things today, you’ll have a better chance to lessen the blow to your Pinterest account and blog views.
If you haven’t already signed up for Milotree, do this now! Milotree is an incredible way to increase your Pinterest following and traffic.
It is a great little pop up that allows users to follow you once they’ve clicked over to your blog post. The plans are very affordable at only $9 per month this is an absolutely fabulous way to continue to grow your social media accounts, you can even promote your Youtube, Facebook or Twitter accounts.
The next thing I want you to do is to start using Tailwind. Tailwind is or was Boardboosters competitor. They’ve got various plans you can choose from, and you can join tribes here too and promote your pins, it’s a great way to grow your blog traffic, and ensure that your pins don’t go stale.
Now that you’ve gotten these two methods of promotion in your toolkit, it’s time to start joining more Pin Group Boards. The key here is to actively share other’s pins from your group boards and make sure that you are pinning good pins to all the boards. Usually this means pins that are on topic and likely to either be helpful or an interesting read.
According to Pinterest, they are trying to crack down on spammers and pin-spamming on the platform and give the entire site a facelift, and that’s one of the big reasons that Boardbooster is shutting down, because of spammy pins getting too much traffic.
This just means more work for those of us who actively contribute great pins to the platform.
In order to find good group boards to join, check out the following resources, Pingroupie, Facebook- search for Pinterest groups, like my personal favorite, Pinterest Boards, where admins can post when they are accepting new contributors and you can find boards looking for new pinners to connect with.
Another place you can find group boards to join is my other website, Bedtime Stories for Brighid, I’ve got a list of 10+ group boards that I admin, and you can easily look through and see if you’d like to join them.
Once you’ve done that another good place to look and connect with others on Pinterest is via Twitter. You can regularly find blogger follow trains and Pinterest connects there. There are some good promotional twitter accounts for bloggers who are looking to increase their page views. I’d suggest clicking over at the side and following my account and from there you’ll be able to easily find other accounts that actively promote bloggers.
To get these accounts to promote your Pinterest profile, you’ll simply need to either tag them in your twitter post or you can use their specific account hashtag #. For example, my tag is my Pinterest name @100bedtimestory and my hashtag is #bloggpromoo.
Next, start scheduling your tweets via these other Pinterest-friendly scheduling platforms
Buffer– Buffer is a great scheduler that allows you to preplan your social media and gives you the ability to easily save things you want to pin in the future. Using this will give you the ability to repin your pins to group boards and in effect loop your pins.
SocialPilot Get a 14-day free trial plus you’ll be able to add a watermark very easily to all pins that you schedule via SocialPilot. This is great for bloggers who don’t want scammers stealing their pins. This is one I highly recommend that you go over and sign up for today!
ViralWoot– ViralWoot is super quick and easy to sign up for. I’ve just recently begun using this site, so I’m just beginning to play around with all the features. ViralWoot allows you to track and analyze your Pins.
Another place you’ll need to start pinning is Hootsuite. Hootsuite is one of my absolute favorite social schedulers. It’s very easy to use and can save you a ton of time in the long run.
If you’re still worried about the looping feature, Tailwind is currently adding more services that will help with this for pinners, so I definitely recommend signing up for an account now.
I know a lot of people are worried about the future of Tailwind with Pinterest shutting down Boardbooster, but it is probably the best option at this point, along with the ones I just mentioned, SocialPilot and ViralWoot.
Lastly, before Boardbooster shuts down for good, make sure to save your pins to an excel file so that you can easily upload them to these new schedulers and you can promote them easily via Twitter and Facebook. ***This is very important!***
Do you have other tips for helping promote your pins now that Boardbooster is shutting down? Leave them in the comments below, and don’t forget to check out my other blog where you’ll find all the information on joining my open pin group boards!