In this post we are going to be discussing what Pinterest group boards actually are, why they are awesome for getting your content out there and how to join them. Oh, and we’re also sharing our top 50 Pinterest Group Boards for Travel Bloggers so you can just click-through the links and get joining!
What Are Pinterest Group Boards?
A group board works like any regular Pinterest board, the only difference being that multiple people can pin content to it. The person who created the board owns it and they can add others to join. To identify whether a board is a personal board or a group board simply look at the board icon, if multiple profiles are present it’s a group board – simple!
Also, just to clear up any confusion, Pinterest group boards sometimes go by other names. So if you hear the terms; shared boards, contributor boards, collaborative boards or community boards don’t worry, they are all the same thing.
What’s The Advantage of Pinterest Group Boards?
The major benefit of Pinterest group boards is that the content you pin will reach a far wider audience than just your followers. This is because it is also reaches all the other contributor’s followers as well. The more eyes on your pins, the more chance you’ll have of re-pins and click throughs to your website, hence increasing your traffic.
Because group boards are generally curated around a specific niche and the content is monitored by the owner and irrelevant and/or unattractive pins removed, they are excellent resources for repinning other people’s quality content to your other boards.
From a business perspective, creating your own group boards also creates excellent networking opportunities and if you have a particular niche board will build up your authority as as a thought leader on a particular subject. For example the main focus of GoatsOnTheRoad’s blog is to enable people to earn money on the road and live a life of fulltime travel. Therefore, their Pinterest group board ‘Turn Travel Into A Lifestyle’ is all about that.
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How Do I Join Group Boards?
Depending on the settings of the individual group board, you will either need to secure an invite from the owner or one of the other contributors. When you are in the board, the board owner will always be the most left profile picture.
Each group board will usually have joining instructions in the board description, which will typically be things like follow the owner profile and direct message them through Pinterest or sometimes an email will be provided instead. If there are no instructions the owner is probably not looking for contributors at that time but if you really want to join there is no harm in sending them a quick message.
To send a direct message in Pinterest click on the icon with 3 dots on your Pinterest toolbar and go into your inbox. This is where your invites to group boards will also come in. Once you accept the invite, it will be added to your profile along with all your other boards.
Whether you are requesting an invite by sending a direct message or an email, you just want to go with a quick greeting, the name of the board you want to join, the link to your Pinterest account and also the email associated with your Pinterest account (i.e. the one you use to sign in). For example:
Could we please be added to your ________________ Pinterest group board?
We’d love to contribute!
It’s www.pinterest.com/goatsontheroad or the associated email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much!
Always read the group board rules before you request to join and follow them once you are a member, as you risk being removed from the group board if you pin irrelevant content, or too many pins at once, for example.
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The Best Pinterest Group Boards for Travel Bloggers
There are four things that you want to look out for when joining group boards:
- It is directly related to your blog niche
- Has a good number of followers
- Has a good number of contributors
- The pins in the group have high repin rates
There is an awesome tool called pingroupie.com which has a clickable list of group boards that you can filter by niche. However, to save you even doing that while you are just getting started on Pinterest, here is a list of our top 50 favourite Pinterest group boards for travel bloggers.
- Always Travel | Tips & Guides
- We Travel We Blog
- Exciting Destinations
- Travel Bloggers Tell All
- I Love Travel Blogging
- Travel | Blog | Love
- Mappin Monday
- Backpacker Wanderlust
- Itineraries & Travel Guides
- Inspiring Travel(ler)s
- Things to do in…
- Travel Bloggers Unite
- Explore The World
- Travel Inspiration!
- Travel Guides From The Pros
- Travel the World
- The Best from Traveling Couples
- Travel Blogger Posts
- Adventure Travel Tips
- **Travel Advice From The Pros**
- Expat Chat
- travel blogging
- Travel Inspiration Wow!
- World of Wanderlust
- Travel Pinspiration
- Budget Travel Tips
- World Food
- Caribbean Travel Collective
- *Top Bloggers Share Their Posts*
- Your Travel Blog
- Drifters Unite – Travel Bloggers
- World Places To Stay Wow!
- A Traveller’s Guide To Globetrotting
- Travel, Books & Food – Wanderlust Board
- Hiking, Outdoor Adventures & Activities
- All Things Travel
- Travel Inspiration
- Happy Jetlagging! Travel the World
- Travel in Europe
- Best of Travel Blogs | Group Board For Travel Bloggers
- TRAVEL, TRAVEL, TRAVEL
- Travel Addicts
- Passport Collective Travel Community
- Travel the World!
- Central Asia Travel
- Blogging Passion!
- Budget Travel Tips From The Experts
- / TRAVEL STORIES
- Live and Work Abroad
Compared with our other social media referrals, the proportion of website traffic we get from Pinterest is by far the biggest at nearly 70%. If you’re wanting to make a success of your travel blog you really can’t afford to be ignoring this social platform. So, get joining these group boards!
Let us know in the comments if you find any other favourite Pinterest group boards.
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