Back in November I finally took the plunge and signed up for Melyssa from the Nectar Collective’s Pinfinite Growth course and one of the Pinterest scheduling sites that she recommended was BoardBooster. I had heard about BoardBooster a few times before but had only tried the free trial of Tailwind at this point and wasn’t super into it so I was very eager to try out another scheduling option. Today I am going to show you how to use grow your blog with Boardbooster and my favorite features of the scheduling tool.
Boardbooster allows for you to completely change the way you pin. You can schedule pins into its system whenever is convenient for you and it will share it at the optimal times for your specific audience. Once you’ve pinned 12 pins to any given board, it will give you customized results for each board so you can switch up the times that Boardbooster pins to each board as necessary and be able to gain even more traction to your pins. There is a free trial of up to 100 pins but once that is up the cheapest plan is only $5 a month and will schedule up to 500 pins per month which is pretty inexpensive if you really think about it. Now onto how to grow your blog with Boardbooster.
Grow Your Blog with Boardbooster
When I first started using Boardbooster, I was honestly a little lost on how it worked because it seemed pretty daunting…but with a little trial and error I was able to figure it out on my own and thus heavily improve my Pinterest game. (UPDATE: 9/22 My traffic from Pinterest has improved even more since writing this post so continue putting lots of effort into Pinterest – it’s worth it)
There are tons of different things that you can do with Boardbooster but I am going to share 3 of my favorites today so that this post isn’t unbearably long to read. If you would like to know more about how BoardBooster works, I would love to turn this into a series and possibly explain more about it if y’all were interested. Please let me know if that’s the case. Now onto how to grow your blog with BoardBooster.
The scheduler function has you pin to a secret board which BoardBooster will then repin to a public board at the scheduled time that you selected.
I use the scheduler function to pin my blog posts for the very first time. Each board that the pin goes onto has a different time for the pin to go out so I am not completely flooding my followers with the same pin over and over again, even though the Smart Feed exists, I don’t think it’s necessary to have the same pin going out at the same time on different boards.
As you can see, the majority of my scheduled repins go onto group boards that I am apart of. Once you set these up, Boardbooster automatically creates a secret board for each one where you can easily schedule your content to each time you post.
Setting up your boards can be a little confusing at first but if anyone is interested, I’d love to show you with a video tutorial or even make another post about it. Let me know if that’s something you would be interested in.
I currently only have one scheduled campaign which is just a general lifestyle campaign where my pins are sent to my favorite group boards that I have seen the most engagement in over the course of 17 days so I am not overwhelming everyone with my content all at once. I will probably implement a few more campaigns in the future as well.
There are two types of campaigns that you can choose from:
Scheduled campaign and a random campaign — my favorite is the scheduled campaign so I suggest you try that one out first to get the hang of things.
(Since this post was written I’ve started using the random campaign, and that’s worked wonders as well) so whichever you find to be the easiest to use, go for it.
And again, if you would like a more in-depth tutorial on how to set up campaigns, I would be more than happy to provide you with that.
Looping is probably one of my favorite BoardBooster tools because it helps you revive content that you sent out prior to gaining a following or even from before you started using BoardBooster.
It essentially takes content from the bottom of your boards and brings it to the top so that fresh new eyes can see it and have the chance to engage with it. You can also set it up to delete whichever pin gets less engagement so that you don’t have two of the same pins close together. Now you can see why it’s one of my favorite BoardBooster tools.
There are also some other features such as Group Board Manager, Pin Doctor, and Pin Mover.
Group Board Manager is helpful if you own a group board and you want to check how many times people are pinning each day and their repin rates.
Pin doctor is a handy tool that goes in and deletes pins that have broken links, links that lead to slow websites, etc.
Pin mover automatically moves your pins from one board to the next without the hassle.
If you’re interested you can sign up for the free trial of BoardBooster where you can pin up to 100 pins prior to having to pay for the service. If you need any help figuring out how to set things up, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help.
Have you ever used BoardBooster or any other Pinterest scheduling tool? If you haven’t, you should because schedulers totally help you grow your blog with little to no effort on your end. I hope you enjoyed learning how to grow your blog with Boardbooster. Let me know what you think down in the comments.