Wondering How to Collaborate on Pinterest When You’re Not Being Invited to Group Boards?
So you’ve applied for various Pinterest groups boards because you know how important they are to expand your audience and get your content in front of more people – however…
You are getting no responses or very few invites to boards.
Let’s, therefore, talk about what you can do to increase your chances of being added to the Pinterest boards you apply to…
5 Tips to Increase Your Chances of Being Accepted to Pinterest Group Boards
1. Turn Your ‘Activity’ On
This is so board owners can quickly look at your content. They’ll be looking at the quality of your pin design and checking to ensure your content relates to their board.
This is also a great way for you to keep track of what people are pinning from your website.
If you have multiple pins (which I recommend) in a blog post, looking at your ‘Activity’ will show you what images or pin graphics people are pinning most.
2. Have a Pinterest Board for your Blog
What I’m referring to here is having one board that you pin all of your blog content to – and only your content.
This is another easy way group board owners can check out your content for quality and content type.
There are also other benefits to having a board 100% dedicated to your blog content, such as:
- Making it easier for other bloggers to share your content when they visit your account.
- Providing a simple way for Pinterest’s audience to see what you’re all about, which can increase your chances of getting more followers.
3. Follow the Application Guidelines
Some group board owners will ask you to fill out a form. Others will request you message them via Pinterest.
If there is any request for an email or Pinterest message, make sure to make it easy for the group board owner by stating:
- Your Pinterest url link
- Pinterest email address
- A polite and friendly message stating you will follow the group rules and look forward to contributing
- + Anything else the board owner requests.
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4. Apply Once you Have a Decent Size Audience + Enough Content
I can’t say how much of a following or monthly viewers you need as this is dependent on each board owners personal requirements. However, if your account has very low activity there is a much smaller chance of you being accepted to contribute to a Pinterest group board.
When I’m inviting people to my lifestyle Pinterest boards from my Put The Kettle On blog I typically want to see a minimum of 100K monthly viewers.
Saying that I will absolutely accept people who:
- Have good quality pins
- Have content that is super relevant to my boards
- Send friendly requests
5. Quality Content
This is a no brainer, but you obviously need good quality content to be successful. If you have poor content people will not want you contributing to their boards, or may end up removing you from a group board.
So put all your effort in! Quality vs quantity applies here.
If you are pumping out tons of content every month that isn’t getting the shares you expect, rethink your strategy and create less content. Then make sure the content you are writing is something you are proud to show off. Something that will help your audience.
These above tips are exactly what I look for when accepting people to my group boards. If you follow the above you’ll have a much better chance of growing the number of Pinterest group boards you contribute your blog content to.
Lastly, Keep This In Mind
Pinterest group board owners typically get A LOT of requests, so be patient! I know many board owners who only check requests once a month.
If you apply to a board and haven’t heard back in a really long time (2 months+), feel free to reach out at that point and ask for an update.
Hopefully though, by following the above you’ll get accepted quickly 🙂
Also – while you’re waiting to be accepted to group boards, also make sure to create MANY niche boards of your own, so you have the opportunity to pin content to various boards.
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