Tailwind is a great tool that you can use to your advantage to help you raise your Pinterest profile. In this Tailwind Tutorial, I am going to teach you how and why you need to be batching your pins.
Before you start batching your pins you need a Pinterest Business Account and a Tailwind Account. Both of these are easy to set up and I have tutorials for both of these you may find handy.
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The Benefits of Batching Your Pins
There are many benefits when it comes to batching your pins.
- It saves you time. Instead of wasting time trying to find lots of different pins for lots of different boards, choose a board that needs some boosting and quickly add multiple pins to that board before moving onto the next one
- Your queue fills up fast allowing you to spend even less time on Pinterest and Tailwind.
- You can focus on 5-6 boards that need attention and quickly and easily bulk them up. Boards with lots of relevant pins in them tend to do better than those with few pins.
The biggest benefit for me personally is the time-saving factor. I like using my time wisely and this method allows me to be more productive in less time. Win win!
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Tailwind Chrome Extension
The Tailwind Chrome Extension is a good idea even if you don’t want to batch your pins. It will allow you to schedule straight from your desktop and saves a tonne of time.
You can find the Tailwind Chrome Extension here.
Alternatively, go into your publisher on Tailwind and click on the Chrome Extension button.
All you need to do is simply click on the icon when you want to schedule straight from a website. It will also pop a wee icon on Pinterest Pins that allows you to schedule straight from Pinterest.
However, you will need the chrome extension to use the methods below.
Now it is time to schedule your pins!
How to Batch Your Pins
This was an absolute game changer when I discovered how to do this. First, make sure that you have no drafts in your Tailwind account. This is important or you might end up with pins on the wrong boards. You will need to have the Tailwind Chrome extension installed for these methods.
There are two main ways to batch your pins with Pinterest and Tailwind. The first is using the Tailwind Chrome Extension. The second is using your Tailwind drafts in the publisher.
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Batching on Pinterest with the Tailwind Chrome Extension
Make sure you are signed into Tailwind with the right account. I have made this mistake before, I started batching all blogging related pins (hundreds!) and it turned out I was signed into my outdoors niche Tailwind account. I had to go through and delete them all before starting all over again on the correct Tailwind account *facepalm*.
Anywho, you are signed into the correct Pinterest + Tailwind accounts and have the Tailwind Chrome Extension installed? Good! Now we can start!
We are going to batch for one board at a time.
Type in your keyword/s that relate to your boards into the Pinterest search bar, start scrolling down the page for a bit so the extension has a chance to pick up the pins.
Once you have done a good scroll click on the Tailwind icon where your extensions live. This will bring up a new screen over your current screen.
Click on all the Pins you wish to pin to your board
Click on schedule now, this will bring up another screen. There is a space on the top right where you can type in a board to schedule all those pins to. Find the correct board, before you schedule do a quick scroll to see if you have already scheduled those pins to that particular board and delete them if they are. You don’t want duplicates.
Sometimes you will need to add a description to the pins, I find with this method you often have to. Delete the ones where the source URL hasn’t come along with the pin. Unless you want to spend time finding the source. Once you have checked your pins, schedule them.
Repeat with several boards to give your queue variety.
Once you have all the boards nice and full, go back into your Tailwind account. Find your scheduled pins and shuffle the queue. You can find the button above your scheduled pins.
Now you should have a nice full queue with a variety of boards being pinned to.
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Batching Using Tailwind Drafts
This method is quite similar to the above but I find it tends to bring over the information with the pins a bit more reliably.
Type in your keyword/s that relate to your boards into the Pinterest search bar. When you find a pin you want to pin, click on the Tailwind icon on the pin (not the chrome extension). Ignore the screen that comes up, minimise it or make it smaller so that it takes up less room. Repeat this with all of the pins you wish to pin to that particular board.
Once you have enough pins to schedule (I usually try to do between 20-40 for each board) go into Tailwind to your drafts. Up in the right corner, you will be able to type in the board name that you wish your pins to be scheduled to.
Again, go through and check any pins that you have already pinned to that board, board descriptions that need to be filled in and pins without a source URL then schedule.
Repeat this so that you have multiple boards to pin to.
Shuffle the queue
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Batching your pins takes up very little of your time. Soon enough you will have the satisfaction of seeing a nice, full Tailwind queue allowing you to pin a variety of pins all day every day on relevant boards. Sign up for a free Tailwind Account here!
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