*UPDATE: As of June 27, 2018, BoardBooster will no longer exist.
Check out my How to Use Tailwind to Get More Pageviews post if you're looking for another way to automate pinning and promotion of your blog posts.
BoardBooster Tribes is a deceptive animal - it looks complicated, but once you get the hang of it, SUPER EASY. Today, I'm showing you how I use it to get more pageviews to my blog.
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What is BoardBooster?
BoardBooster (free trial) is a tool that can automate the pinning process for you. Here are some of the things you can do with it:
Streamline Group Board Contribution (make it easier to share to and from group boards)
Improve Pin Quality
Clean Up Your Boards
Optimize Your Pinning Strategy
BoardBooster plans start Free (your first 100 pins or trial period), $5 per month (500 pins), $10 (1000 pins) and upwards, depending on how much you want to pin.
For starters, the $5 plan is perfect, and you can always upgrade and downgrade as your pinning needs change.
BoardBooster vs. Tailwind
I use both BoardBooster and Tailwind, mostly for their Tribes features. I'll post a more thorough review of Tailwind in a dedicated blog post, but here are some points to consider:
Tailwind Tribes is free to use, but you have to have Tailwind, which starts at $14.99 a month (400 pins and other features) and the next plan is $149 a month for more features.
Tailwind Tribes is moderated by Tribe creators, and it can get spammy when boards aren't taken care of. Pins can get lost.
Analytics is very limited in Tailwind for the minimum plan level.
Which one do I prefer?
I like them both, but if I'm being super particular, I would say BoardBooster is better for those who like to keep things really simple, cheap and gets you pageviews. I use it more, just because it's so easy and does almost everything for me.
How Does BoardBooster Tribes Work?
They work like Group Boards, except it's automated. Tribes is automated to repin your pins posted in the Tribe to the boards of other group members. Let me show you.
How to Setup Tribe Settings
Again, read the Tribe Rules so that you're clear what is expected of you and the Tribe.
In the Voting section, there are items that other members need to vote on - approving new members joining and kicking out members, usually.
All the members can be seen in the Members section. If anyone is violating Tribe rules, you can flag them by clicking the flag icon on the right of their name. This section also tells you how many pins they've uploaded to the group and how many pins they are repinning/publishing from the Tribe.
Under Settings, you can see if you're an active member. This is also where you select how many pins from the Tribe you're going to share on your Pinterest boards (repinning).
Make sure you publish at least the minimum requirements and Add Board - this is where the Tribe's pins will be shared.
My Pins section is where you upload your pin URLs from Pinterest to be shared by the Tribe to the other members' boards. Tribes pulls from your uploaded pins and repins them automatically. Tribes also pulls from other members' Pins and repinning them to your board(s) automatically.
The Analytics section shows you how many pins you've published from the Tribe as well as how many of your pins the Tribe has published and the repin rates for both.
You can use these numbers to gauge the success of the Tribe as well as your pins.
I have my account setup so that I receive weekly reports from BoardBooster. These are my last 7 days:
Now these are results from using all of BoardBooster as well as this Manual Pinning Strategy , but I've noticed that with Tribes, more pins are going "viral" aka being shared more.
I've had several pins get shared over 100 times to relevant boards after I started using BoardBooster Tribes, so I'm super happy about it. So join RELEVANT boards and Tribes.
There you have it - my thoughts and how to use BoardBooster Tribes to get more pageviews and don't forget to join my Tribe, Viral Planner Bloggers.