Valuable Tailwind Tips You Need to Know!

begginers tailwind tips for tribes and pinterest

Today on the blog I’m going to talk about what I’m doing with Tailwind and how it boosts my traffic to Pinterest. I will share my “lessons-learned” and some tips on getting to grips with the dashboard fast!

Want to know which tribes to join and where to find them? Great, because I’ll tell you a bit about “tribes” and share some of the Facebook groups I use to find them!

Keep reading because my tips will hopefully help you get your head around Tailwind and boost your Pinterest traffic too!

begginers tailwind tips for tribes and pinterest

What is Tailwind?

Tailwind is essentially a tool for boosting your Pinterest and Instagram marketing efforts. I won’t talk about using it for Instagram today. Using Tailwind, you can schedule content, discover content and analyse efforts. All in one tool. Note, this isn’t a sponsored Tailwind post – I just really love this tool right now!

Some of the key features I’m going to chat about today include:

  • Scheduling pins.
  • Tribes. What are they and where do you find them?
  • Board lists for easier scheduling.

How to schedule pins

When you first sign up to Tailwind, spend some time familiarizing yourself with the dashboard and go through some of the intro tutorials. Trust me, I know you want to start now now now but it’s so worth taking half an hour to learn the ins and outs. The “Video Guide” is worth the time.

Once you feel happy with the dashboard, you’ll probably want to schedule some pins. Now you can do so direct from Tailwind or you can install a browser extension. I find this way the easiest to schedule pins.

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This is what the Chrome extension looks like…

When I’m on a website and I find something I want to pin, I simply hit the Tailwind extension button and schedule it to the relevant board. If you’re in Pinterest then you can schedule pins directly from there too. It is that simple.

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Once your pins are scheduled, you can then shuffle them.

Why you should shuffle your pins

Because Pinterest views multiple pins of the same image as spammy. And you don’t want to be considered spammy do you?

I like this feature because it means I can pin the same image to different boards, but space them out over different dates and times. See what I mean below? Simply hit shuffle queue to distribute them evenly.

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See these posts all bunched up?

What are tribes?

Tribes are basically groups of pinners who share their pins and pin other pins. Tribes span so many different niches and it is important to find the ones that fit your blog content. Right now I participate in food tribes, blogging tribes, parenting tribes and travel tribes.

It is important to follow the tribe rules too. Typically they will be pin for pin or for every one image you pin, you schedule two.use tailwind for pinterest tribes how to tutorial

Be sure to read the rules and share the tribe love, or you risk being thrown out of the group.

Why bother with tribes?

Because they are great for finding content to schedule and share with your followers. You don’t just want to pin your own stuff.

And of course you get to share your content for people to pin. It’s all about collaboration.

Where can I find tribes to join?

My go-to for finding tribes is the following Facebook group: Pinterest Tailwind Tribes. I highly recommend it and you can sign up to join tribes direct from the group.

Create board lists

Board lists are basically a set of Pinterest boards you want to pin content to all at once. This is useful because it saves you typing every board in individually. I don’t know about you but I collaborate on around 25 group boards and I have over 50 of my own boards. So setting up grouped lists in Tailwind is very useful. I typically have one for parenting, travel and food.use tailwind for pinterest tribes how to tutorial

Well that’s it for today. I hope these tips and tricks were useful. There is so much more to share with you and to be honest I am still learning myself. Have a play around and let me know what you think in the comments.

P.S If you want some tips on creating lovely images to pop in your schedule then take a read here!

And of course, don’t forget to schedule THIS post in Tailwind!

begginers tailwind tips for tribes and pinterest

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  1. This is great Emma. I’m on Tailwind but I didn’t know about the Pinterest Tailwind Tribe Group OR the Grouping Groups idea so they all get posted at once! Brilliant and bite-sized advice for busy bloggers! 🙂

    • Thanks Jane 🙂 the grouping of groups is a massive time saver! The facebook group I mention in the post is handy for finding some tribes to join too.

  2. I’m not on Pinterest yet, but I just heard of Tailwind with regards to Instagram. If you know about that too, please let us know! One day I’ll get on Pinterest and come back to this too – it’s been bookmarked! Thanks for sharing! #KCACOLS

  3. This is a really interesting and helpful post. I always love to learn ‘tricks of the trade’ and this one looks like a must have tool! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS, hope you come back again next Sunday x

  4. For someone who has yet to use one of these services, this is so helpful. I never even heard of tribes before. This will definitely be in my resources for the future. Thank you!

  5. I love this post! I get quite a lot of traffic from Pinterest but haven’t used tailwind yet so I am quite excited to see how much more traffic I can get by following your tips. I had downloaded the app but found it all a bit overwhelming. This post has helped me to see how easy it can be! Thank you.


  6. This is super duper helpful! I am thinking about joining Tailwind this month as I am finally increasing my posts and reach, and it’s getting too complicated to manually pin each time! I had no idea about the board lists or the shuffle option! I’ll definitely do those. Thank you very much!

  7. I think I wasn’t patient enough to familiarize myself with Tailwind just by the time I was starting up. But I’m glad I know that I should get back and do that. As well, I didn’t know about group boards on Tailwind…but now I know. I bet I should first get familiar with Tailwind before I set off. Thanks!

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