I’ve been talking a lot about Pinterest lately but there’s good reason. We are getting a lot of traffic from them so it has been a big focus for us.
With this in mind, we have signed up with Tailwind to see if we can reduce the amount of time spent manually pinning.
Tailwind basically allows you to schedule your pins so that they go up at a time that suits you. Great for people like us in a totally different timezone to most of our customers.
So is Pinterest penalizing Pinterest accounts when they use these types of schedulers?
This was a big concern for us as we had read from a number of different Pinterest users saying they have stopped using schedulers. They felt they were losing traffic since they were automating their pins and not manually pinning.
Personally we didn’t want to have to sit down everyday and spend time pinning. It’s nice to be able to do it in a few hours one day a month and get it all out of the way.
Fortunately, we found the answer straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak and it came from a little interview that a Tailwind representative had with Pinterest’s Head of Product Marketing.
In that interview she asked basically whether there was any advantage to manually pinning over using a scheduling tool like Tailwind.
Here was her answer:
“No, there actually isn’t. So we don’t penalize people who pin via a scheduler or any third party tool….There is no distribution priority given to pins that are saved natively in Pinterest verses those through a third party tool.”
She does go on to say that she still recommends logging into Pinterest every once and a while so keep that in mind.
Yay, this is great news. We will continue using Tailwind to schedule our pins.
We are using the free Tailwind service
Also just to let you know that you can get a free account on Tailwind that allows you to pin up to 100 pins per month. We actually have a number of Tailwind accounts and at this stage they are all free. We are testing the waters so to speak so as we progress we will see whether we are going to upgrade.
So give it a try yourself if you haven’t already done so and let us know what you think. I quite like it. They have a nice short video when you sign up so definitely watch that as it won’t make any sense if you don’t.
You can click on our affiliate link here if you want to try it out – TRY OUT TAILWIND
You can watch the interview here