Discover 2 easy and effective methods to find Pinterest group boards, and join them in no time!
Pinterest group boards are a place where many people (called contributors) share their pins, all in one place.
Every blogger should join group boards, as they extend the reach of your pin.
What do I mean by this?
If you pin a post to your Pinterest account that has 99 followers, some of those followers may get to see it (not all, as Pinterest has a smart feed that only displays pins that interest the user).
If you pin a post to a group board that has 5000 followers, some of those 5000 followers will get to see your pin. This means that your post will be viewed by more people.
And so, group boards extend the reach of your pin.
Now, how do you find Pinterest group boards? And how do you join them?
Before we start, I want to make clear that in order to be invited onto a group board, you need to be following the owner (and the board), so when you find a board you want to join, make sure you do that FIRST.
The below 2 methods are the easiest and most effective ways to find Pinterest group boards. Then I’ll take you through what your invitation request needs to have.
Find Pinterest Group Boards
Method 1 – Join Through Facebook Groups
There are many Facebook groups full of people joining together to get the best out of Pinterest.
Some of these groups are specifically made to connect group boards to contributors.
Joining Pinterest group boards from Facebook groups is REALLY easy.
All you need to do is join the Facebook group, scroll down through the posts and comment on the group boards you like.
Or you can even use the search feature of Facebook groups, to look for keywords.
PROTIP: Always make sure you read the instructions in the post before you comment to join. If you miss something you’re supposed to do, you might not get invited!
Awesome Facebook groups you can join are:
Pinterest Group Board Add
Pinterest Group Boards
Post/Join a Pinterest Group Board by Bloggers
Pinterest Group Boards
Bloggers Unite On Pinterest– Has weekly threads for joining boards.
Pinterest Group Boards for Bloggers
Other niche-related Facebook groups may also offer weekly threads where people can promote/join group boards.
Or they could invite you to join the group’s own Pinterest group board.
So make sure you read the description of the Facebook groups you join.
Method 2 – Stalk Others In Your Niche/s
What do I mean by stalk?
Bloggers in your niche (those more established than you), are likely to have already joined quite a few group boards.
So what you should do is; to go to the Pinterest profiles of other bloggers in your niche (let’s call them Group A, you’ll know what I mean soon), and look for group boards they have joined that might interest you.
Next thing you should do, is read the board’s description.
Sometimes, boards are not open for contributors, and so it is useless to ask to join. Take a look at an example:
And if the board is accepting contributors, you will usually find instructions on how to join in the description.
Most of the times, you will be asked to send an email for an invitation, like in this one:
But sometimes, you may be required to do something else, like filling out a Google form:
And then, there may be boards that have no instructions on how to join, like this one:
In this case, you may try commenting on the owner’s most recent pin. But truth be told, this rarely works. You may give it a shot anyway.
A more effective way to request to join this sort of group board is to; go on the owner’s Pinterest profile, look for either their email address or their website, and contact them on there.
PROTIP: Make sure you read the WHOLE board description to find how to ask for an invite. You will also find the rules of the board written in the description. If you don’t follow the rules, you may be kicked out, so read them, please.
And remember that to be invited onto a board, you need to be following the owner!
Now, you’ve looked through the boards of Group A, what do you do next?
You find even more group boards to join!
How do you do that?
Go to one of the group boards you found through Group A, look at the owner of the board (usually the first one that appears:)
Open their profile, and look through THEIR group boards.
Keep doing this, until you reach the number of boards you want to join.
PROTIP: If you’re splitting your work on a number of days, you can create a bookmark folder in your browser and save the Pinterest accounts you need to look at next!
By now, you should know how to find group boards, and how to join them.
Now it’s time to prepare your pitch: The actual request to join their board.
Look, first things first, it doesn’t have to be fancy.
In fact, most people will invite you to join their group board, no questions asked (although they do require you to follow the rules!).
But there are a few things that you need to mention in your request.
1. Your blog address
2. The board you want to join
3. Reassure them that you followed their account and the board
4. Your Pinterest email (the email you sign into Pinterest with)
5. And your Pinterest URL.
That is basically it.
As for the Facebook groups’ comment requests, a simple sentence will suffice:
Followed you and the board, please add (+ your email address).
Of course, this is true, unless stated otherwise in the post.
PROTIP: Write 1 invitation request email and 1 invitation request comment, and use them for all… just change the board name. You can’t believe how much time this saves you!
Join My Pinterest Group Board
I, myself, have recently started a Pinterest group board: Blogging Tips – Learn How To Blog.
The board is specially made for bloggers who want to share their blogging tips.
If you want to join, head over to the board and follow the instructions in the description. 🙂
That is everything you should know to find Pinterest group boards.
Honestly, I have tried many other methods to find group boards, including Pingroupie, and I know for sure, that these are the best methods available.
Do you use any other methods to find and join group boards? How do you find group boards? Did you learn something new? Share with us in the comments!