Did you know that you can get banned from Pinterest because of over-pinning to group boards? Suzy is going to share how she prevents this from happening with a simple organizing trick!
Pinterest is one, if not the most, important traffic-driving site for bloggers. It seems most bloggers I talk to say that Pinterest is the #1 source of traffic by about 50%. One of the best ways to use Pinterest to increase traffic for your blog is to contribute to group boards.
Pinterest group boards are boards where multiple people can pin to. They usually have a larger following than individual boards, which makes them great for getting more people to see your pins.
But keeping track of where you have pinned certain posts can get confusing. The last thing you want is to pin your post on the same group board multiple times and then get banned for spamming. To help keep track, I created a Pinterest spreadsheet to organize all my group boards. I wanted to share it in case others needed some organizational inspiration.
Here is what my spreadsheet looks like:
I put group board names across the top. As you can see I contribute to a lot…34 right now. (although I may need to do some purging).
Although it is hard to see, I sometimes make notations on the boards. For example I have two boards that are “healthy recipes” but one is big, so I note that. I am also a part of another group board where the owner requested that you only pin your own things. So I put 2** so I will remember to only pin from my own blog for that particular board.
When I pin a post to a group board I highlight the square. Some people will put an actual date instead and repin after a certain amount of time. I have not ruled it out, but for now this is better and quicker.
To make it easy to navigate, I always freeze the first column (with the blog post names) and the top row (with the group names). That way as I scroll down my blog post titles, I won’t have to remember which column goes with which group board. It is always on the screen.
Some of you may have an easier or better way to do it. This works for me, but I would love to hear how you stay organized with group boards.