Pinterest is one of the absolutely best ways to get your blog noticed and to potentially send you massive amounts of traffic. Pinterest isn’t technically a social media platform, it’s more of a visual search engine. Many bloggers even say Pinterest sends them 50-80%+ of their blog traffic. That’s amazing! Tailwind Tribes honestly is what’s helped me most when I just started blogging, yet because it’s a newer system, there’s still many unresolved questions I hear bloggers still having. Making sure you’re following Tailwind Tribe best practices and aren’t making Tribe mistakes you don’t even realize you’re doing!
Complaint’s about Tailwind Tribes are frequent in blogger private Facebook groups, yet I truly attribute Tribes to one of the top reasons why I had instant traffic success with my blog. I honestly believe many just haven’t quite figured out how to get Tribes working for them yet!
And that’s what my hope with sharing the unwritten Tailwind Tribe best practices and by answering common Tribe questions.
A little bit about my Tailwind Tribes Story:
As a brand new blogger, I knew I was supposed to join lots of Pinterest group boards to get seen on Pinterest, yet I had no idea how difficult it’d be to get accepted to high quality group boards. Desperately wanting to grow my blog and make it profitable as quickly as possible, struggling with group boards was discouraging. I’d recently heard about Tailwind Tribes and it definitely seemed like an easier process than getting added to Pinterest group boards!!
I threw all of my energy into using Tribes and figuring out how to grow my blog with Tailwind. This absolutely paid off for me and I consider Tailwind Tribes my blogging secret weapon and contributes to my early success as a new blogger!
I surprisingly received over 10,000 blog pageviews my first full month, almost 30,000 blog pageviews in my second month (Nov. 2017), and in my third month (December 2017), I had over 45,000 blog pageviews! This is proof of how powerful Tailwind Tribes and Pinterest strategy can be!
In my the first three months of blogging, between 35%-50% of my blog traffic came directly from Tailwind Tribes. Figuring out a successful strategy has really helped skyrocket my blog traffic with Tailwind Tribes. As part of that, making sure I’m following all Tribe best practices, plus finding solutions to common Tribe questions was critical.
Unwritten Tailwind Tribe Best Practices
Here’s an example of Tribe rules:
Make sure you follow ALL Tribe rules. The success of Tailwind Tribes relies on us all doing our part, supporting each other and helping each other grow our blogs together. If you feel a particular Tribe has rules you struggle to adhere to, go find a different one–there’s thousands!
That means if you have to re-share 2 pins for every one you post, you do it! I personally love the accountability with Tribes. While dropping a pin on a group board and not reciprocating is prolific, Tribes requires you to share content of your Tribe members, or you’ll probably get removed from the Tribe.
This means, if it’s a home decor Tribe, you don’t add finance or parenting pins. If it says not to pin more than 3 times per day to that Tribe, you follow that!
Do not pin tons of variations of the same pin to your Tribes at the same time. This honestly just hurts you since you’re competing against your own pins. It also annoys Tribe members and wastes your time.
Limit a Pin Upload to 3-4 Tribes in the Same Day
Maker sure you aren’t pinning the same pin to all of your Tribes the same day! Many bloggers are in numerous Tribes and it’s annoying to see the same pins over and over on every Tribe feed. I did this once for a pin I was really excited to post and it totally backfired! I received way less re-shares that day than I typically do.
Spamming Tribes will backfire. Bloggers will avoid your pins and you’ll possibly get dropped from the Tribes. Just. Don’t. Do. It. We all dislike spammers, don’t be one of them 😉
If you follow the rules, use Tribes regularly, vary your pins, and only upload the pin to only a few Tribes that same day, you will see improvements will Tribes!
The same questions about Tribes pop up in Facebook groups on a regular basis. Here’s easy solutions to common tribe questions that maybe you’ve had yourself.
“ Why is it hard to find Tribe content to re-share?”
How to find Tribe content to re-share:
1.Search by Blogger– If I look through the Tribe uploads and can’t find Tribe content to re-share, I’ll go check out my favorite bloggers in that Tribe to see what they’ve recently added.
2.Open up new Pinterest boards– Sometimes the issue isn’t lack of quality content, the problem is not finding something in your niche. I handled this by adding a couple Pinterest boards that still relate to my niche even if they aren’t topics I write about and re-share high quality Tribe content to these boards.
3.Pinterest Group Boards– In situations where I’m still not sure what to re-share Tribe content, I’ll add it to a relevant Pinterest group board instead of my own boards. For example, one of my Tribes always has tons of farmhouse looking décor, but that isn’t my decorating style and doesn’t fit with the look of my home décor Pinterest boards. My solution? I re-shared the farmhouse decorating pins to a relevant group board that also includes lots of farmhouse furniture.
“Why is there such a spam problem with Tribes?”
Spamming seems to unfortunately occur in both Tribes and Pinterest group boards. Most of these situations happen simply because the blogger doesn’t know not to, maybe they’re new and trying to figure things out. Uploading too much content to a Tribe at one time actually hurts that blogger because they’ll most likely get 0 re-shares, plus their pins are actually competing against each other.
Dealing with Tribe spammers:
1.Search by your favorite bloggers
2.Contact the tribe owner if it’s a major problem. They have the ability to remove spammers and Tribe members not following rules.
3.Find a new Tribe! Sometimes spam is rampant because the Tribe isn’t being monitored by the Tribe owner. If this is the case, there’s probably better Tribes out there for you!
“Why aren’t I getting re-shares or repins?”
Sometimes the answer to this question is about the Tribe, in other cases, you might need to change something that you’re doing to get noticed!
How to get more re-shares and repins :
1.Find a new Tribe
2.Create a new pin in a totally different style
3.Change your strategy! Try uploading at a different time of day, upload content more frequently or see what types of pins are getting lots of re-shares in a Tribe. Maybe that pin topic doesn’t do as well in that particular Tribe?
Just like ALL aspects of blogging, you have to put the time, energy and effort into something to truly master it. If something isn’t working for you, dig deeper to figure out what’s causing the problem!
You CAN master Tailwind Tribes too!
What Tribes questions do you still have? I’d love to have you share in the comments!
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You WANT to make money with your blog and possibly even work from home full-time, but YOU AREN’T GETTING THE BLOG TRAFFIC YOU NEED to start monetizing your business.
You already know using Pinterest is the key to getting massive amounts of blog traffic.
You know joining tons of high-quality Pinterest group boards are the key to getting your content seen on Pinterest, but group board owners aren’t adding you!
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Tailwind Tribes have helped me get 85,000 pageviews in my first 90 days of blogging. Over 40% of my pageviews came directly from Tribes when I first started my blog, and this strategy can work for you, too! Even With a New Blog or NO Pinterest Followers!