When I first began blogging, I had no clue what I was doing. In short, I was a mess. I was spinning out content with no results, had few page-views and felt I was getting nowhere with Pinterest.
Fast forward a few months and I finally began to get a grasp on the whole blogging biz world and how to grow my blog traffic. I even wrote a step-by-step guide that takes you through everything you need to do to start a blog which you can find here.
The secret behind my traffic going from 50 sessions per day to 900 is a combination of Tailwind and Pinterest.
What is Tailwind?
Tailwind is an automated scheduler tool that can be used to schedule pins/posts to Pinterest and Instagram. With Tailwind’s optimized time feature, increasing your overall pin engagement becomes much easier.
Along with the scheduler, you have the opportunity to join Tailwind Tribes. These tribes are similar to Pinterest Group Boards except 100 times better. Tribes can be very niche-based or broad, but there is definitely a tribe out there for you and, if not, you can start your own.
Now, there are a lot of tribes floating around, some much better than others. I know how frustrating it can be to post pins to Tribes that produce no results which is why I decided to put together a list of the best Tailwind Tribes. I have personally used all the Tribes in my Favorite’s list. All other tribes were only given a spot if they had at least a 4 out of 5 (for their engagement score).
The normal rules for tribes are as follows: pins must be vertical and high-quality and you should repin two other pins for every pin you post to the tribe.
If you’re blogging about books, this is one of the best tribes to join in order to expand your reach. It is amazing. Since joining it four months ago, I have received 158 reshares from tribemates which has lead to 700 repins on Pinterest.
Reach Received: 276.8K
Rules: *YOU CANNOT ADD DIRECT LINKS TO SALES PAGES OR PRODUCTS. THIS IS STRICTLY FOR BLOG POSTS ONLY. YOU WILL BE REMOVED IF YOU PIN YOUR OWN COURSES.*
Bloggers and Creative Infopreneurs Tribe is perfect for anyone whose niche is in blogging, content marketing, social media, online business or email marketing.
Reach Received: 276.6K
Rules: -Only post on-topic vertical pins: Tips, Ideas, & Resources related to all things Blogging, Infopreneurship, & Creative Online Business. (Off topic pins will be deleted from the Tribe) -Maintain a 1:1 Ratio. Pin other tribe members quality content to your Pinterest boards. For every 1 of your pins that you share, please pin at least 1 other pin from the Tribe. (Members who only promote their own content will be removed from the Tribe).
This is my absolute favorite tribe for the blogging/marketing/business niche. I joined around a month ago and have received 155 reshares from tribemates and around 50 reshares on Pinterest.
Reach Received: 4.7M
Rules: 1. MAINTAIN 1:2 RATIO – for every one pin you share, reshare two.**** 2. 2 PINS MAX BACK TO BACK *** – YOU WILL BE REMOVED IF *** 1. Your account remains inactive (I will assume you do not want any part of the tribe) 2. You Ignore the 1:2 ratio. 3. No self-promotion in the chat, please. 4. You are STEALING PPL’S PINS
College Life is great tribe for anyone who (you guessed it) is a college blogger.
Reach Received: 112.3K
Rules: Anyone can join, but the pins must be college related! Everyone who posts their pins must also pin others, this is a 1:1 tribe and everyone who isn’t following the rules will be kicked out.
5. Internet Marketing Super Friends
If you’re blogging about content, email or internet marketing, working from home, Pinterest traffic, or making money online, you should try joining this tribe.
Reach Received: 119.7K
Rules: 1. for every image you share in this tribe you need to share another member’s image from this tribe. ALWAYS SHARE MORE THAN YOU ADD 2. Make sure you repin from here: https://www.pinterest.com/IkePaz/internet-marketing-gym/ 3. images must have descriptions. 4. no duplicate content 5. vertical images only Any Ruler Breaks Will Be Banished Without Notice, so be cool and follow the simple rules…
This is a multi-niche tribe for bloggers to share each others content.
Reach Received: 386.7K
Rules: This is 1:1 tribe and anyone who is not sharing will be kicked out without warning. This helps us all grow! -Pins Must Be Long (at least 735×1102) -No Adult Content -No More Than 5 Pins Per Day -Only 1 pin per blog post -You can re-share same pin after 2 months -No Affiliate Pins
7. Word Nerds
Word Nerds is another awesome tribe for book bloggers.
Reach Received: 126.4K
Rules: Share one pin for each pin you contribute (1:1). Vertical pins only. Please no repeats.