Why is it necessary to schedule pins on Pinterest?

Why is it necessary to schedule pins on Pinterest?

  • it will save you time! Rather than getting into a pinning frenzy, and half an hour turns into an hour…you can limit your time more effectively if you schedule pins.
  • you won’t annoy your followers by clogging up their home feed with pictures of cats or wedding dresses
  • this could result in people getting really pissed off, and un-following you, which is sad!
  • you are more likely to get more people to see your content if you drip feed it, especially if you schedule pins to go out at peak times.

Choose a scheduling tool.

I personally like Viraltag, formerly pingraphy. Although there are other options out there, such as Curalate which is more expensive, but has super duper analytics. Another option is Pinwoot which has a free scheduling tool.

 

Why is it necessary to schedule pins on Pinterest?

Viraltag allow you to try it out free for 14 days, and none of this annoying having to give your credit card details. It is a great way to see if you need the scheduling tool, and if it is effective for you.

Why is it necessary to schedule pins on Pinterest? viraltagIf you decide to use their scheduling tool, then the monthly packages are very reasonable, and the cheapest I have found so far. If you are just scheduling pins for your own boards, then the $4.99 per month option is ideal, on the other hand, if you are managing accounts for other businesses, then $28 is very cost-effective, and will allow you up to 5 accounts, and unlimited pins.

How to start scheduling.

Why is it necessary to schedule pins on Pinterest? viraltag 02You first need to add the Viraltag bookmarklet to your bookmark bar. Just grab and drag!

Next, go to the web page that you want to pin an image from, and click on the Viraltag bookmarklet.

Why is it necessary to schedule pins on Pinterest? viraltag 03

This will show all the pinnable images on that page. You then need to select which images you want to pin.

Why is it necessary to schedule pins on Pinterest? viraltag 04Click on each image, till you get a tick, and then click the Next button in the top right of the screen.

Why is it necessary to schedule pins on Pinterest? viraltag 05

The website address is automatically added. You just now need to choose which board to schedule your pin to, and add a description, not forgetting the keywords! You can also clone and delete here, to add pins to more boards.

Why is it necessary to schedule pins on Pinterest? viraltag 07

You can now schedule your pins. Set the time, date, and time zone. And then click the confirm button.

Analyze.

Viraltag have updated their analytics features, which is a great improvement. You now have the ability to search by date ranges such things as re-pins, followers, likes etc., within a specific time frame.

Why is it necessary to schedule pins on Pinterest? viraltag 08

By looking to see when you have more activity on your account, and then checking the Top Repins, you can see which pins got the most re-pins. You will need to click on the pins and see when you pinned them, which will give you some indication as to which pins got the re-pins on the day when there was a lot of activity.

Why is it necessary to schedule pins on Pinterest? viraltag 09

You can also see which boards are getting the most virality, which is handy in terms of knowing where to concentrate your pinning efforts!

Why is it necessary to schedule pins on Pinterest? viraltag 10

So, go and try it out! Let me know if you have tried any other scheduling tools, and what you thought of them.

Happy Pinning!

Comments (5)

  • ViralTag is my favorite tool as well! What makes them unique is that you can schedule REPINS – I don’t know of any other scheduling tools to date that offers that feature. Do you? Nice work Jenny.

  • Hi Anna, I forgot to mention that in the post, thanks for the reminder! And no, I don’t know of any other scheduling tool that offers that feature. The other great thing about viraltag is the cost, and they have updated their analytics, which is a big improvement.

  • Thanks so much for writing Viraltag in that past. Since then we have added some great features for visual content marketing. We’re also happy to tell you Viraltag is now running on Pinterest’s API. With the new data we’re building more functionality to make Viraltag an even more powerful platform for our users. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me directly — Jilly Badanes, Director of Marketing @ Viraltag.

  • Thanks for sharing this post! also you have explained the importance of scheduling pin on Pinterest. So i think one more scheduling tool i.e SocialPilot (https://socialpilot.co/) also helps you in scheduling pin for weeks or months in advanced. It is also user-friendly and cost-effective tool.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.