Choosing a Pinterest Scheduler for Your Pinterest Strategy
I get it, you’re sick of spending hours on Pinterest each day just to get a little bit of a boost. The problem isn’t what you’re pinning. It’s the fact that you don’t have all day to sit around and pin a few pins to Pinterest every hour. This is where the might Pinterest schedulers come in. They really will save your life. If you’re getting traffic from Pinterest without a Pinterest scheduler please tell me your secret because I need it.
You know you need a Pinterest scheduler, but which one is right for you? I’ve tried a few actually, and these three seem to be the top competitors in the scheduling tools market. So here it goes, the three top Pinterest schedulers to boost your Pinterest strategy by a landslide.
Tailwind is definitely the most recommended Pinterest scheduler to use. But it can be a bit pricey if you’re just starting out blogging. With Tailwind, you can schedule posts for your Pinterest boards according to a time schedule that you choose. It also makes suggestions for what to pin from both your website and other sites.
On top of the scheduling tools, Tailwind offers insights into your top performing pins and how your profile is doing overall. It’ll show you your growth in the form of a graph. I love those little graphs that look like they’re just going up! (I’ll show you what I mean in a little while!) They also give you your top performing boards!
Beyond your Pinterest Performance, Tailwind offers insights into your domain performance also! What I mean by that is that they’ll show you how your pins are doing from your website directly. If you look at this graph, the graph shows how my blog pins perform each day. The box to the right is my trending images. As you can see, I’m a fairly new blogger and I only just started my Pinterest strategy less than a month ago. But I’ll show my growth already in just a minute.
Tailwind also offers tribes, which are groups of bloggers who support each other and share each others content. I have yet to figure these out, but I hear about them all the time and you will too.
You can sign up for a free trial of Tailwind and schedule your first 100 pins for free. Plus, if you sign up using this link you’ll get a $15 credit if you decide to purchase the plus version.
This is the Pinterest scheduler that I am currently using. As I said, I’m a newish blogger so the income doesn’t allow for added expenses like Tailwind. But BoardBooster has great prices and different plan options. Plus, I can upgrade or downgrade whenever I choose to, which gives me more financial freedom than other programs.
While the program is a little more complicated and the interface seems a bit outdated, it has done wonders for my Pinterest strategy for my blog. Like I said I’ve seen definite growth over the past 20 days and I know that as long as I continue to use it, it’ll continue to grow. You can see from this chart that even my followers increased over the 20 days I’ve been using my strategy.
As with Tailwind, BoardBooster also gives you insights into your pin and board performance. Although there’s is a big chart that’s a pain to even look at. You’ll want to use this though to see which pins are performing best so that you know where your audience lies, and what they like.
Like I said before, BoardBooster has some very budget-friendly pricing options. For 500 pins/month (not the recommended choice but it’s better than pinning when you have the time) it’s only $5.00 a month. Which is awesome. To get 1,000 pins/month it’s only $10/month. For those of you who can’t afford the upfront cost of Tailwind, BoardBooster may be a great option for you. To get a free trial of BoardBooster, which gives you 100 free pins, you can go here to sign up.
BoardBooster is what I am using now, and while it isn’t the best it’s a great option to start implementing your Pinterest strategy for your blog.
I just have to say, I loved my free trial of Viraltag! Loved it. It’s so awesome because you can schedule not only your Pinterest pins, but you can schedule your Facebook posts, Instagram posts (they send it right to your phone at the recommended time!), and your Twitter posts. Say what?!? Yes, it’s that freaking awesome. Plus they have content recommendations, you can find content in your niche to schedule. Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself let me just show you.
If you find content that you like (and they have browser extensions and apps also) you just go to your scheduler. You can choose which platforms to schedule from there. You do have to schedule it on Pinterest no matter what, so this isn’t always best for Instagram posts. But if you find an image that would crop well, it’s great.
Viraltag also has circles. Which, I believe, are similar to Tailwind Tribes. You’ll save your content to them as well as schedule content from them. Another feature I love about Viraltag is the ability to find new content. If you click on Explore, you’ll see new content from all different categories. You can schedule from there, or search for a specific category that you’d like.
If you select Feeds in the tabs in Explore, you can choose feeds from different RSS feeds, your favorite Pinterest profiles, from Instagram, from Flickr, and from Etsy. It also lets you design your own new content for all of your social media profiles.
I already use Canva for my graphic creation, so this is just an added bonus. I can create and schedule the content at the same time. It is definitely a time-saver that you’re going to want.
Besides all of these great features, Viraltag also has reports so that you can track your progress. You’ll be able to see here, from my Viraltag report, that when I don’t have pins scheduled my traffic/engagement dips. Which is why it’s a great idea to have a Pinterest scheduler in your blogging toolbox.
The only downside to using Viraltag as your Pinterest scheduler is its monthly cost. It can be a bit pricey, more than Tailwind even. But as you can see, it’s an amazing option for those who have it in their budget to continue using it. For their Pro plan, which is what you’ll need after the 14-day trial, is either $29/month or $278/year. But, in my opinion, it is definitely worth it. But that 14-day trial is awesome because it’s not a pin-limited trial like you get with Tailwind and BoardBooster.
Viraltag does have the option, if your traffic is high enough, to write a review and receive 6 months free! I’m working towards that for sure. And this will be my future Pinterest scheduler once I can afford to invest in it.
If you’d like to sign up for your free 14-day trial you can do so here and you’ll get a $15 credit if you decide to purchase. Plus for any referrals, you get a 20% monthly commission. Which you can then use towards your subscription. This is definitely my top recommendation.
To learn more about boosting your blog traffic using Pinterest check out How to Create a Pinterest Strategy for Your Blog to Boost Traffic.
Which Pinterest Scheduler Do You Prefer?
Have you tried any of these schedulers before? Be sure to let me know what you think of each!
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