If you’re a blogger, I’m sure you’ve heard about Tailwind. If you haven’t – it’s an app which allows you to schedule your pins on Pinterest. Since I started using Tailwind properly, the amount of traffic coming to my blog has almost DOUBLED and it’s growing every day. In fact, Pinterest has become my largest source of traffic.
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I am completely obsessed with Tailwind and I love sharing products and services that I love with my readers. Here are the main ways that I used Tailwind to boost my blog!
Schedule Your Pins
By scheduling your pins, it means they will be posted a time when your pins are most likely to be seen and shared. Tailwind also provides detailed analytics so you can actually watch account grow and measure which boards and pins are most popular.
This is a snippet of my pinning schedule. Tailwind selects which times are best to pin, based on when your audience is most engaged.
What I find REALLY cool is that most of my optimum scheduling slots are between 1am – 4am (UK time). Which has taught me that people are viewing my blog from all over the world!!
Scheduling your pins is a great time-saving activity. I bulk-schedule pins twice per week and it means that can give Pinterest little-to-no attention for days at a time. This doesn’t mean that you can’t manually pin too, but it takes the pressure off from pinning 50-60 pins by hand every single day.
As with manual pinning, scheduling pins at random here and there simply won’t work. You need a strategy. I found the strategy that works for me through a course created by Lauren from ellduclos.blog .
The course is called How To Explode Your Traffic and Make Thousands as a Newbie. and I honestly couldn’t recommend it enough.
My pin-reach has increased by 120% since I started using Tailwind in the first week of January 2018. Less than a month! Obviously not everyone who sees my pin comes to visit my blog. However, the upward trend in reach has overall translated to more traffic! Plus my traffic has been much more consistent in the last month.
Joining Tailwind Tribes is a great way to engage with other bloggers and make sure that your content is seen by others within your niche. For example, I am a member of 2 Tribes with a Blogging Focus, one for Personal Growth and Self-Care and my final two are Lifestyle-based.
The free version and the monthly plan allow you to join up to 5 Tribes.
I find a lot of the content that I re-pin within my Tribes – as they’re relevant to my niches and to the boards I have on my Pinterest account.
This is a screenshot of one of my favourite Tribes that I’ve joined. Each Tribe member shares their own content, then repins content that another member has shared. They’re really easy to use – just make sure that you stick to the Tribe rules. If you don’t – you risk being removed!
Scheduling my pins and Tailwind Tribes are the two main features of Tailwind which I use to boost my blog traffic. But the fun doesn’t stop there!
Some Fun Facts About Tailwind
- Tailwind is fully approved by Pinterest. There’s no need to worry about your account being banned or suspended over scheduled pins!
- If you sign up for the free Trial – you get to schedule 100 pins completely free!
- It’s extremely cost-effective – I pay $15 per month and the results speak for themselves.
- The customer service is amazing – anytime I’ve had a question or query, it’s been answered straight away by a member of the Tailwind team.
Let me know if/how Tailwind has helped you to grow your blog in the comments box below – I’d love to hear your experiences.