How to Use Tailwind Tribes to Boost your Blog Traffic

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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.

I love using Tailwind Tribes for my blog traffic. It's easy, saves time, and gets more eyes on my content!


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.

The Tailwind Tribes Dashboard

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.

Adding Content to Tailwind Tribes

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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72 Comments on “How to Use Tailwind Tribes to Boost your Blog Traffic”

    1. I have used both Tailwind and Boardbooster, but prefer Tailwind. I didn’t want the added expense of a second scheduler, and Tailwind does what I need it to. You could always do the free trials on each and then decide which you prefer to use.

  1. Hey Kecia,
    The Tribes feature is great! I can’t wait til Tailwind allows them to be searchable. I’m in a couple of great ones that were looking for new members on Facebook, but at the moment you kinda have to be in the right place at the right time 😮

    And WOW you are in a lot of Tribes 🙂 Nice one!

    1. I can’t wait for that either, Cath! It will be much easier to find tribes that will grow your blog when you can search for them.

  2. Hey Kecia,

    I’m just learning about Tailwind Tribes so thanks for this mini tutorial. All I’m doing for now is adding my pins to the tribes but I have yet to really go into the Tribes section to see what it’s all about. When I do, I do reschedule some pins of others.

    Yay! I’m blog commenting. I have time 🙂

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Elna! I am really loving the tribes, both for sharing my content and finding new content from others to pin. It makes scheduling my pins so much faster.

  3. I can’t wait for them to become searchable, either. It’s difficult to find beauty/makeup/hair tribes!
    xoxo, erin |

    1. Hi Erin, I agree! I have managed to find some through Facebook groups, but having a search function would make Tailwind even better!

    1. Oh, you should definitely check it out Angela. It can certainly help you get loads more traffic from Pinterest.

  4. I have a membership but just can’t get the hang of this. I am on BoardBooster but I hear that Tailwind is so much better. Wish I could wrap my mind around it better.

    1. Is there are particular part you are stuck on, Terri? It took a little getting used to, but now I couldn’t live without my Tailwind!

  5. Thanks for sharing, Pintrest is a great way to get traffic and of course who doesn’t love Pinterst!

    1. Right, Debra?! I love Pinterest and could spend so much time on there. Thankfully, Tailwind makes it easier to stay away!

  6. Thank you for this! I am new to blogging and find this so useful! I’d never heard of Tailwind before but I will definitely be checking it out.

  7. I’m a Board Booster fan and it’s been great for me so far. I am considering adding Tailwind, too because I have a few friends having success with both!

    1. I have also heard about many bloggers using both, Michelle. I gave Boardbooster a try before going with Tailwind. I like BB too, but something about Tailwind captured me. I think it’s the Tribes and all the analytics!

  8. Why didn’t I know about this? Sometimes I feel like there are so many things to consider with social media that it’s easy to miss great things like this. I’m looking into it now.

    1. Don’t worry, Lesley! There is too much out there to know about it all. But, Tailwind is one of the better tools I’ve ever used for my blog, so if you have time to check it out, I highly recommend it.

  9. Tailwind is really the best investment I have made into my blog. I always tell my friends to use it. The tribes was a great addition!

    1. I agree, Reesa. Tailwind has been one of the best investments for me as well. I recommend it as much as I can!

  10. I’ve used tailwind before but it was a bit too complicated for me and I struggled to use it. But Pinterest is a big traffic earner for me so I want to optimize it a little more!

    1. Hi Charlotte, was there any certain thing you had trouble with when using Tailwind? I can certainly offer assistance or set things up for you if you’d like!

    1. The free version really hooked me in, Logan. I love that I can pay one fee for an annual membership too!

  11. What a great way to authenticate some real followers and shares! I love this idea and have never heard of Tailwind Tribes, will have to check it out! xo

    1. Thanks for dropping by, Carolyn. I have used Boardbooster in the past and really like it. Tailwind just seems to give me more control over what I pin and when.

  12. I recently just signed up for Tailwind and haven’t used it yet but am so excited to give the tribes a try. I just need to find some to join!

  13. One of these days I will be able to sit down and figure out how to use pinterest. I always feel so lost but as soon as I graduate this semester I will sit down and do it.

  14. Tailwind is an awesome tool especially if you’re all about taking care of your social media presence. It has a lot of cool features that you can take advantage of!

    1. That is true, Amanda! Their features have been very helpful to me in growing my blog traffic and Pinterest following.

  15. I just learned about tailwind tribes the other day. I am definitely going to look into joining some. Tailwind is so great for building up Pinterest!

  16. I have never heard of this before! I love reading posts that help us bloggers socialize more and grow our blogs, I feel like there is so much we can learn from each other!

    1. I agree, Nikki! I love learning from other bloggers too. Tailwind is great for getting your blog more exposure and traffic from Pinterest.

  17. This is so helpful! I am part of several tailwind tribes, and I don’t know what the heck I am doing. I think I might need to get a VA pretty soon – I can’t keep up with social media!

  18. I just joined a bunch of tailwind tribes and I’m already seeing a change in my traffic! I love it! I can’t wait to create my own tribes on it!

  19. THis was really good to read! I’ve been hearing a lot about tailwind tribes recently but didn’t know what the hullaballoo was all about. Thanks!

  20. Great tutorial – I have heard of Tailwind from blogging friends, but I have not had time to figure it out. Thanks for all of the info. Super helpful!

  21. I tried to sign up but it got confusing! I’ll have to try again because I’d love for my pins to get more exposure!!

  22. My mind is BLOWN! I use Tailwind, and I’ve seen only a little benefit, but I had no idea about the Tribes. That is next one my list. Thank you! I found you in Crystal Paine’s Blog Coaching group, but it sounds like you could teach a course of your own. This is an area I still know so little about: promotion.

    1. Thank you for the kind words, April. I am actually wanting to start offering courses and ebooks at the first of the year. Promotion techniques are one of my ideas!

  23. Tailwind tribes are something I’ve been working on!!! If you use tailwind correctly and strategically, you can get crazy traffic

  24. Wow, this is so helpful! I’ve definitely been under-utilizing Pinterest as a traffic source, and will be checking out Tailwind for sure – this is the first time I’m hearing about it!

  25. Hi Kecia! Thank you for this great info on Tailwind Tribes! I just got started with them myself and I’m already seeing some benefits. I also just started a tribe of my own all about blogging tips. Here’s an invitation to join my Profitable Blogging Tips tribe for anyone who’s interested!:

    Thanks again for the info and have a great day!

  26. Thank you for this tutorial. I am a newbie mommy blogger. Just started using Pinterest and tailwind. I am into a couple of tailwind groups. But not sure about how to work with that. This tutorial is really helpful. Thank you for sharing this.

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