I have spoke a great deal about Tailwind on my blog. It’s my favorite scheduling tool for Pinterest, which is my number one traffic source for both blogs I own. Tailwind offers a number of features that can help you promote your blog content and get more repins on your blog posts. One of the newer features, though it’s been out for a few months now, is Tailwind Tribes.
What are Tailwind Tribes?
Tailwind Tribes are similar to Pinterest group boards, but they live within the Tailwind platform. Multiple pinners can join a tribe and share content based on a certain topic. Then, other pinners in the tribe can easily schedule pins for the shared content. It’s a great way to get more exposure for your pins.
How to Find Tailwind Tribes to Join
Tailwind currently doesn’t offer a way to search for tribes within the platform. You will have to know the owner of the tribe in order to receive an invite. Ask in Facebook blogging groups or other bloggers in your niche.
You should only join Tailwind Tribes that are related to the boards you have on Pinterest. Don’t join recipe tribes if you only blog about crafts!
How to Use Tailwind Tribes to Boost your Blog Traffic
As mentioned above, Tailwind Tribes are yet another way to get more exposure for your pins. Most tribes are set up based around a collective topic, such as food/recipes, travel, blogging tips, or crafts. If you don’t have many tribes for your niche, create your own! Anyone can start a tribe and invite others to join it.
When you are in a few tribes, you can easily schedule content from them by clicking on the TRIBES option in the left menu within Tailwind.
Here you can see all of your tribes in one place. To switch tribes, use the drop down at the top. Once you are inside a tribe, you can see if there are any new pins, how many pins you have added to the tribe, how many you have shared, and how many you have skipped. You can skip a pin if you have already repinned it or just don’t feel it’s a good fit for your boards.
To repin from a Tailwind Tribe, simply fill in the board(s) you want to pin the post to and click Add to Queue. This is the same thing you would do when scheduling a pin through Tailwind from anywhere.
Tailwind also lets you see how well a tribe is working for you. To the left, beneath the tribe’s description, you can see the reshares, repins, and reach of the content you have added to the tribe.
When you are scheduling your own content, you can easily add it to the tribes you are in. Just click the Add to Tribes button when you are scheduling a pin. This will open a pop-up menu for you to add the content to your tribes.
You can select one or more tribes where your content will fit. Beside each tribe name, you will see how many pins you have contributed to the tribe (gray number) and how many you’ve shared from the tribe (green number).
Tips for Using Tailwind Tribes
Once you are the member of a few tribes, make sure you know the rules of each. The rules are created by the owners of the tribe, and are usually listed in the description box. Some will require that you share a pin or two for each one you add to the tribe. Follow the rules so you don’t get booted from the tribe.
Use your Tailwind Tribes to fill up your queue. You don’t need to go searching for quality content related to your niche if you are in a few tribes!
Have you given Tailwind Tribes a try?
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