How to Use Tailwind To Boost Your Blog

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.

Tailwind Pinning Schedule

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.

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Tailwind Tribes

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.

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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!

Use Tailwind to Boost Your Blog

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.

11 Comments

  1. January 28, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    Fab post Megan! So so helpful to so many people. Pinterest is such a minefield to work out sometimes so it’s great to find a blog post explaining about the Tailwind app xx.

    Rebecca | https://www.rebeccasreviews.com

    • megansays
      Author
      January 28, 2018 / 3:54 pm

      I feel like I’m still getting to grips with Pinterest but Tailwind has helped a tonne! 🙂

      Thanks for reading Rebecca x

  2. January 29, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    Nice in-depth post about TailWind! It really was a game-changer for my Pinterest profile and blog traffic, as well. Lately, I have been experimenting with using both Boardbooster and TailWind together and it is going very well! Keep up the great work!

    • megansays
      Author
      January 30, 2018 / 11:07 am

      Hi Keri – as you can see, it’s been a game-changer for me too! I haven’t tried Boardbooster but I can’t really afford another paid programme so will be sticking to Tailwind for now.

      Thanks so much for reading x

  3. January 29, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    I have always been a Board Booster fan, but the more I learn about Tailwind Tribes, the more I like. It’s a bit more expensive, but the benefits seem to be awesome. I’m considering subscribing. Do you have an affiliate link, if I do? I would love to give you credit if I decide to join

    • megansays
      Author
      January 30, 2018 / 1:01 pm

      I’ve sent you an e-mail 🙂 x

  4. February 8, 2018 / 10:38 am

    Since I have been using PinPinterest for automating my Pinterest account for around 8 months now, I thought of sharing my experience…
    It has been a great journey with PinPinterest as it has handled everything so well. I need not worry about the contents in my account, the pins on my boards as its intelligent artificial intelligence based tool does the trick. It learns and evolves following the way I do the work and replicates. This tool is also well optimised for the mobile phones and I have been using it on the go while working and even in my free time by accessing it through phone. Moreover, it is free and available on cloud so it did not even require me to install it on my PC even.
    Last but not the least, there are some advertisements that come with this tool but it is worth the work that tool does as also get to control the speed of the pins on the boards and stop my account from being brought under the radar for too much of an activity. Now that is simply great and due to this I have managed to get good number of followers which were almost negligible when I first started.

  5. March 9, 2018 / 11:32 am

    I had many views on automatic pinning, though I use it sometimes, many pinterest users say that manual pinning brings in more traffic than automatic. I would like to know your views on this.

    • megansays
      Author
      March 9, 2018 / 11:38 am

      Hi John – thanks so much for your message! I use a combination of both at the moment but the majority of my Pinterest views come from scheduled pinning.

      The time slots that Tailwind use to pin your scheduled pins – are the times when your audience is most likely to see them/engage with them.

      Unfortunately mine are around 2am-3am UK time – which means most of my viewers and readers are from elsewhere in the world. I certainly don’t want to be sitting up manually pinning at that time of the morning so that’s why I rely so heavily on Tailwind!

      I hope that answers your question and thank you so much again for getting in touch 🙂

  6. April 6, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    Great read! My struggle is coming up with 50-60 Pins. How do you do it?

    • megansays
      Author
      April 6, 2018 / 4:13 pm

      Hey Niesha thank you so much for your comment. I tend to pin and re-pin about 20 of my own pins per day using Tailwind and then I manually pin about 30 of other people’s content! 🙂

      I only use Tailwind for my own pins. Drop me a line if you have any more questions – I’d love to help! x

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