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How To Quickly Skyrocket Your Traffic To Your Blog

If you're finding that you spend a lot of time on Pinterest and your blog isn't gaining any traction, learn my strategy on how to increase your blog's pageviews and skyrocket your traffic. I went from 0 to over 70,000 pageviews in just a few months and you can too! | explode your traffic | productivity | promote your blog | blog traffic | blog promotion | traffic tips | tailwind tribes | group boards #blogging #bloggingtips #pinterest #pinterestmarketing #socialmedia

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Last month was a surprisingly breakthrough month for me.  I had been stuck on trying to increase my traffic using Pinterest but I wasn’t really seeing much growth.  However, with my new strategy which I’ll be talking about in this post, I was able to increase my pageviews within a few short months to over 35,000 views a month using Pinterest.

**Update – August 2019: I now get an average of 70,000 pageviews a month just from Pinterest by using this strategy!**

Want to learn more about how to skyrocket your traffic?  Read on, my friend!

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If you're finding that you spend a lot of time on Pinterest and your blog isn't gaining any traction, learn my strategy on how to increase your blog's pageviews and skyrocket your traffic. I went from 0 to over 70,000 pageviews in just a few months and you can too! | explode your traffic | productivity | promote your blog | blog traffic | blog promotion | traffic tips | tailwind tribes | group boards #blogging #bloggingtips #pinterest #pinterestmarketing #socialmedia
If you're finding that you spend a lot of time on Pinterest and your blog isn't gaining any traction, learn my strategy on how to increase your blog's pageviews and skyrocket your traffic. I went from 0 to over 70,000 pageviews in just a few months and you can too! | explode your traffic | productivity | promote your blog | blog traffic | blog promotion | traffic tips | tailwind tribes | group boards #blogging #bloggingtips #pinterest #pinterestmarketing #socialmedia
If you're finding that you spend a lot of time on Pinterest and your blog isn't gaining any traction, learn my strategy on how to increase your blog's pageviews and skyrocket your traffic. I went from 0 to over 70,000 pageviews in just a few months and you can too! | explode your traffic | productivity | promote your blog | blog traffic | blog promotion | traffic tips | tailwind tribes | group boards #blogging #bloggingtips #pinterest #pinterestmarketing #socialmedia
If you're finding that you spend a lot of time on Pinterest and your blog isn't gaining any traction, learn my strategy on how to increase your blog's pageviews and skyrocket your traffic. I went from 0 to over 70,000 pageviews in just a few months and you can too! | explode your traffic | productivity | promote your blog | blog traffic | blog promotion | traffic tips | tailwind tribes | group boards #blogging #bloggingtips #pinterest #pinterestmarketing #socialmedia

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How To Quickly Skyrocket Your Traffic

My pageviews were kind of stagnant for a few months when I was manually pinning my posts to Pinterest group boards.

I would spend hours throughout the day sporadically trying to pin all of my various posts to every group board I was part of and I’d have to excuse myself whenever I was out with friends or family to pin.  It was extremely time-consuming, a hassle, and just really not time efficient at all!

It didn’t matter where I was at the moment or what I was doing or if it was right smack dab in the middle of the night and I was lying in bed – I had to pin or else I knew I wasn’t going to get traffic!

Not only that, I would pin 10-15 pins at a time which would bombard and spam my followers with pins, which really wasn’t such a great idea in hindsight.

All of that changed when I decided to bite the bullet and I made the long overdue decision to purchase a subscription of Tailwind.

I had been contemplating about purchasing for ages but I didn’t want to spend the money on it because I thought I could just get by with manual pinning.  Well, I was totally wrong and I regret that now seeing my awesome results!

**Update – August 2019: I get over 2.2 million monthly viewers EACH month on my Pinterest account using Tailwind!  You can see this in the below taken from Pinterest Analytics.**

pinterest stats with 2.2 million monthly viewers

pinterest stats with 2.2 million monthly viewers

What is Tailwind?

Tailwind is the official scheduler of Pinterest and it’s programmed to find the most optimal time slots for your pins to circulate out to your followers.  This means that pins will be automatically pinned to Pinterest even when you’re asleep or out having fun.

What I like the best about Tailwind is that it tailors your pins to circulate exactly when your followers are the most active on Pinterest.  This is the ideal situation as you want your followers to see your pins and click on them to bring traffic to your site.

It really doesn’t help at all if you manually pin a post at 3 am when most of your followers are asleep because they won’t see it!

So what Tailwind really does is allow you to maximize the number of possible viewers that may see your pins and click through to your site.  A total win!

Tailwind allows you to schedule all of your pins in advance and you can sit back and forget about them until your queue is empty again (I’ll go further more into detail on that a little later in this post).

It’s definitely one of the best decisions I made that has given my sanity back and it has really helped increase my blog traffic in a short period of time.

Right now, you can get a free 1 month trial of Tailwind to try with my link!  Give this a try if you’re looking for something to help boost your blog’s traffic.

And if you (hopefully) fall in love with using it as much as I did, you get unlimited pinning when you upgrade to the Tailwind Plus membership!

Now let’s get on with the tutorial on how Tailwind can help skyrocket your traffic.

Make A New Schedule

The first thing you want to do when you sign up with Tailwind is to make a new schedule.  It’s ideally best to pin 30-50 pins a day so we want to first make a schedule of the most optimal times that your followers are active on Pinterest to start.

your schedule tailwind tabFirst, go to the Your Schedule tab under the Publish header.

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tailwind create a new scheduleNow click on the Generate New Smart Schedule button on the right in green.

tailwind smart scheduleNext, click the green dotted white boxes to turn them green.  The buttons that are now in green will be the time slots that your pins will be scheduled and circulated out.

Here you can see my schedule on Wednesday has 42 pins going out at various times of the day.  Your schedule will look different than mine based on your follower’s active times on Pinterest.

Continue clicking the green dotted white boxes at whichever times you want your pins to go out until you set the total number of pins that you want Tailwind to publish in a day.

Board Lists

Next, you want to create board lists for any group boards that you are a part of.  This will help you stay organized and be more efficient when you pin especially when you’re scheduling a week or month’s worth of pins at a time.  You’ll see why in a little bit!

tailwind board listsOn the left of your Tailwind screen, click the Board Lists tab under the Publish header.

tailwind board listsClick the + Button on the left of the screen to create a new board list.

tailwind board listsHere, you can see on my Beauty board list that I’m a part of 3 group boards in the beauty niche.  So whenever I only want to pin a post that’s related to beauty to my beauty niche group boards, I will choose this board list to schedule those pins.

Having board lists makes things so much easier because it allows you to create a list once and then populate the list every time you pin with just one click.  It also allows you to quickly pin your posts to a relevant audience.

Pro Tip: Remember, group boards are so important because they help bring your content in front of thousands of people you otherwise wouldn’t have!  More on group boards below.

Scheduling Pins

Next, the bulk of using Tailwind will be scheduling your pins which is the fun part (or not, depending if you like this kind of stuff!).

tailwind scheduled pins Navigate to your Scheduled Pins tab under the Publish header.

On the right, you’ll see your blank schedule that you created earlier.  Here, you can see on Jan. 20th that I don’t have any pins scheduled yet.

tailwind browser extensionNow go to your own board on Pinterest of pins that you want to schedule and click the Tailwind extension on your browser.  I highly recommend installing this on your browser because it makes things a lot easier and faster.

tailwind pinterest schedulerOnce you click on the Tailwind browser extension button, you’ll see a whole list of pins that you can schedule with a click of a button.  Here, you can see that I’m about to schedule a post of mine and it’s outlined in blue.

If you select more than 1 pin, you will see the pins you’ve chosen at the bottom.  Next, click the Go Schedule button in blue on the bottom right-hand corner to schedule them in Tailwind.

tailwind scheduling

Now you can set whichever boards you want to pin to.  This is where your board lists come in handy.  In the Type a Board Name drop-down, you can find the board lists you’ve created earlier and it’ll populate all of the group boards you added to those lists with 1 click.

Next, click Add to Queue Now.  Congrats, you just scheduled your first pin!

tailwind queueWhen you navigate back to your Tailwind queue, you can see that your pin you just scheduled is waiting in the queue.  And now, just continue doing this with all of your posts until you fill up your schedule!

Pro Tip: Don’t forget that you need to share both your content as well as other people’s content.  I find Pinterest works best for me when I share 80% of my own content and 20% of other people’s content.

Intervals

Another great feature about Tailwind that I often use is the Interval feature.  You can set your pins to go out at certain intervals such as 1 day in between or even a few hours.  I generally like to stick to a 1 day interval.tailwind intervalsIn the screenshot above, you can see in the preview that my pin will be pinned to each of my group boards 1 day apart.  You can also specify exactly which date and at what time you want the scheduling to start.

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For interval type, I generally choose Open Time Slots as my interval type because I want the pin to populate in the next available optimal slot in my schedule that was created for me.  If you select Optimized, Tailwind will add a new time slot for you on top of your current schedule.

Pro Tip: Tailwind has a new Smartloop feature that will allow you to loop your pins instead of having to repeatedly schedule them.  What a time saver!  It’s currently in its Beta testing phase so sign up now to try out that feature.

Join Tribes

One of the best features about Tailwind is their Tribes feature.

Tailwind allows you to join up to 10 Tribes where you can share even more of your pins to a bigger audience.  Tribes are kind of similar in a way to group boards because you’re part of either a public or private group and these tribes can also have a certain niche as well.

However, the one thing that is different about Tribes is that you are required to re-pin other people’s pins, unlike some group boards.

Often the Tribe leader will require members to share other people’s pins at a ratio of 1:1 versus their own or sometimes even 2:1, so this is a great way to get your own pins shared as well as a way to find good quality pins to add to your Tailwind draft schedule.

Looking for a tribe?  I’d love for you to join my new Blogging Gals ♡ tribe here and share your pins!

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Extra Tips That Can Help Drive Traffic

Now that we’ve covered how to use Tailwind, here are a few more extra tidbits of information that can help you skyrocket your traffic!

1.  Have enough relevant posts

In addition to using a schedule, in order to increase your traffic, you have to have enough relevant posts in your niche to keep your visitors on your site for a longer period of time.  I suggest compiling a core number of posts so that it helps retain viewers on your site for longer.

2.  Join relevant group boards

Joining group boards that are relevant to your niche is an absolute must if you want to succeed on Pinterest!  By joining these group boards, you are allowing your pins to be exposed to a much larger group of people than just your own followers and this is exactly what you want.

Joining group boards can often be a hit or miss as sometimes group board creators don’t respond so keep trying to be added to other group boards if one board owner doesn’t respond.

It’s also always important to follow all of the individual board rules or else you could get kicked out (for example, some boards only allow you to pin up to 3 pins a day).  Be considerate as well to other group members and don’t spam a board with 5 pins in a row!

3.  Delete underperforming pins

Another tip that can help skyrocket your traffic is to delete any underperforming pins on your account.  This can be a little controversial as some say that you should stay far away from this because an old pin can go viral at any time.

From my own experience, however, I’ve found that deleting pins that have less than 2 re-pins and no engagement has improved my pins’ viewability and clicks on Pinterest.

And plus, Pinterest only allows you to pin a total of 200,000 pins in your account so it’s always best to pin intentionally and reduce the total number of pins you circulate out.

To see how your pins are doing, you can go into Tailwind’s analytics and look for your Profile Performance.

You want to make sure that your Virality Score and Engagement Score are high so that Pinterest’s algorithm will view your account as active and popular and will subsequently show your pins more often.

**Update: Pinterest has told users to stop deleting underperforming pins that aren’t engaging because it’s not going to do anything positive to your account so leave all of your pins as is!

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Conclusion

Tailwind has made everything so easy and automated.  I absolutely love it and recommend it if you’re looking for a serious time saver and if you want to actually have a life again!  I don’t have to be up all hours of the day anymore to pin and I can focus my time on other things.

There are some people out there that say Tailwind isn’t a good option because the Pinterest algorithm knows that you’re not actually active on the site.  But seeing how it has really increased my traffic by so much, I truly believe it’s worth it.

And plus, you can always go on the site during your downtime too to pin other people’s content for fun.  Just don’t get caught up for hours on it because it can really be a time suck (and this is coming from someone who experiences that first hand all the time!).

Click here to get a 1 month free trial of Tailwind to try for yourself and watch your traffic grows to new heights.  And don’t forget, you get the ability to schedule unlimited pins when you upgrade to the Tailwind Plus membership.

If you found this helpful, don’t forget to share this post and re-pin!

And if you’re a blogger or business owner looking to improve your Pinterest presence and get traffic to your site, I am currently open to taking on new clients.  Please contact me here if you’re interested in learning more.

Blogging Must-Haves

Looking for more blogging essentials?  Check out my resources page for other great blogging tools I recommend.

Dare To Conquer – DTC (formally known as the Billionaire Blog Club ) teaches you everything you need to know on how to create a successful blog.  From SEO, Pinterest, affiliate marketing, email list building, to content creation, Scrivs covers every aspect of blogging that helped him grow multiple successful blogs!

Making Sense Of Affiliating Marketing – If you’re looking to monetize your blog, the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing e-course is an absolute must-have purchase.  Learn how Michelle earns over $50,000 per month just from affiliate marketing!  This course will teach you everything you’ll need to know to improve and increase your passive income and make money.  So far I’ve doubled my blog income after taking this course!

How To Make Over $1,000/Month With Amazon Affiliates – Do you have trouble converting your affiliate links into sales with Amazon?  This e-book will teach you the strategies on how to make over $1,000 a month in affiliate income with Amazon Affiliates even with a small blog.  Carolina shows exactly how she made over $1,000 each month with Amazon while having less than 10,000 pageviews a month!

Pinteresting Strategies – If you’re just starting out your own blog and/or can’t justify spending a ton of money on a Pinterest scheduler such as Tailwind BUT you want MASSIVE traffic to your blog, I’d highly recommend you to get the Pinteresting Strategies e-book!  Carly teaches you how to go from 0 to 200k page views with her easy to follow manual pinning strategy and she also includes tips on how to improve your Pinterest account.

Restored 316 Designs – If you’re looking for a beautiful feminine WordPress theme, Restored 316 Designs has got you covered.  They have a ton of beautiful designs to choose from that’ll give your blog a feminine feel.   If that’s what you’re looking for, you definitely need to check them out.  (Note: You will need to purchase the Genesis framework in order for these WordPress themes to work.)

Bluchic – Bluchic is another shop that has so many beautiful, feminine WordPress themes to choose from.  A must-have if you’re looking for something girly but professional.  They also have beautiful social media templates and landing pages!

Pretty Darn Cute Design – Pretty Darn Cute Design sells a variety of beautiful, feminine WordPress themes for female entrepreneurs and bloggers.  You definitely have to check them out if you’re looking to spruce up your site.  (Note: You will need to purchase the Genesis framework in order for these WordPress themes to work.)

How has Pinterest worked for you to skyrocket your traffic?  Feel free to share in the comments!

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Comments

  1. Dana | dananicoledesigns.com says

    Tailwind has been such a great tool to use for me as well! I agree that Board Booster was a bit more confusing to use – it’s great for a cheaper option (although not much cheaper), but I still prefer Tailwind!

  2. Candy engel says

    thank you – will def sign up through your post. I just want to know how to create the actual pins! I am not a graphic designer – how do i go about doing that? I there a template website?

  3. Jennifer Ostrander says

    I keep hearing about Tailwind! Your post is so detailed…thanks! I guess I should try it!

  4. Polly says

    Thank you SO much for the detailed explanation! Focusing on Pinterest strategy has been on my to-do list for quite some time now and so this is just what I needed 🙂

  5. Tina Kempa says

    I’m so glad to have seen this! I’ve been trying to figure out how to join group boards and wondering which site was better Board Booster or Tailwind. Thanks so much for the review!

  6. Lori Huffman says

    Great info. I’ve been pondering getting serious about pinterest. Going to look more into Tailwind as well.

  7. Simone Bailey says

    I have been curious about Tailwind. Thanks for the 101. Now I can try it with confidence.

  8. Coco says

    Pinning this for future reference! I have been trying to figure out Tailwind for ages but I haven’t gotten the hang of it yet. I do love BoardBooster for Campaigns and Looping but it seems like Tailwind has so many great features too.

    • Grace says

      Thanks Coco! I’ve tried figuring out BoardBooster and I can’t seem to wrap my head around it haha. It seems a lot of people tend to gravitate to either one or the other.

  9. Stephanie Beard says

    Thanks for the information, I have been curious about how it works, maybe I’ll do the free trial.

  10. Erika Lancaster says

    Thanks for this post! I’ve been using Tailwind for a couple of months and it has been super useful. Loving it so far! You have quite a few pieces of info here that I didn’t know and will make sure to apply!

  11. alexisnichole says

    I have been trying to get into tailwind. I have gained a tiny bit of traffic, but not much! I’m thinking about purchasing it and seeing how it works then.

  12. Lexi Crooks says

    I’m so thankful for all the detail you put into this! You may have convinced me of my need for tailwind.

  13. puddingmonsterblog says

    You’ve inspired me to reactivate my pinterest! thank you for the tips for tailwind <3

    Love,
    Vania

  14. Lynn says

    I’ve been using Tailwind for over a year now and didn’t know about the Board List feature. I’m going to set mine up today. It’s going to save me soooooo much time. Thanks for the tips!

  15. The Q Word says

    So much great and pertinent information in this article! I will be back to reread it a few times! Thanks for such a detailed and helpful article.

  16. Kelli Navey says

    This is such an informative post! I’ve been trying to figure out the hype of Tailwind for a while now, so I really appreciate it! Thank you!

  17. Fatima Torres says

    Thank you so much for breaking Tailwind down and how to get the best out of its use. I’ve been wanting to use it more but just didn’t know where to start.

  18. Stephanie Ann says

    This is GOLD! Thank you for explaining Tailwind, I’m pinning this for later for when I finally bite the bullet myself 😉

  19. Kelly Moyer says

    Great post. I also have been hearing a lot about Tailwind. I saved this for later to come back to. Great info.

  20. Chantele Cross-Jones says

    Ive been considering this for a while but Im not sure on another monthly payment. It sounds really good though so I may have to take the plunge! Im currently overhauling my blog so once that is done the next task is overhauling my Pinterest to target my new niche, so maybe ill do it then!

    • Grace says

      You should definitely give it a try! I find that the investment is totally worth it because I have so much more time to work on my blog that I otherwise would spend pinning.

  21. Christopher Bloomfield says

    This is something I am on the fence about. On the one hand I am really frugal and don’t like to shell out my hard earned dollars, but I can also see how this tool could be helpful. Sometimes we have internet and I know we are going to go into a National Park where we won’t have any service for a while. It would be awesome to be able to just schedule a week of Instagram and Pinterest activity.

    • Grace says

      I’ve found in my experience that it’s something really useful and totally worth every penny! Especially if you need to travel a lot!

  22. Ashleigh Elizabeth says

    This is a great read! I will def be checking more into tailwind! Thanks!

  23. Kristin Pruis says

    This is such a super detailed post with great examples and tips! I just started using Tailwind and have already seen great results! Thank you for sharing! ?

  24. Asheli Cox says

    This is interesting! I have been a member of Tailwind for a while but I have no idea how to use this so this will be really helpful for me!

  25. Tracy Yeager Cleland says

    Thank you so much for this! I joined Tailwind a week ago, but had no idea how to work it. The tutorials really didn’t give me a fraction of the information you did. This is awesome.

  26. Savvy Southern Chic says

    I love Tailwind and have seen tremendous results from Pinterest. Your post is very informative and thorough. I do need to clean up under performing pins.

  27. Teresa Marie says

    Wow, thank you for this post. I’ve been struggling to get more views each month and learning how to use Pinterest for my business. I’m going to check out Tailwind and see if it helps.

  28. laurence says

    wow, this is really helpful post for all the bloggers. I need to try this one. I’ll need to read your post again and again about tailwind.

  29. Ashley says

    Thanks for sharing! I’m just getting started with my blogging journey, so all of this information will be super helpful.

  30. Ashief Mahmood says

    Great tips to follow as a new blogger. I am currently using free plan but regarding the benefits i will very soon become paid subscriber. Thanks for providing your group board link.

  31. Martin Van Duyse says

    Nice article Grace. You mention that you need to pin 30 to 50 pins to start with. This is massive! How do you do that and how much time do you spend on that (approximately)? Is there any feature of Tailwind that helps with that?

  32. Liton Biswas says

    Hi Grace,

    Pinterest can a game changer for a new blog. This post will help many newbie bloggers to put hand into Pinterest.
    Thanks for sharing this.