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If you’ve been doing research on Pinterest strategies, you’ve probably heard about group boards. Group boards will be your new best friend if they aren’t already. They’re an awesome way to borrow someone else’s audience and get your content in front of more people who are interested in your pins. It’s easy to use them and they will help you gain some steam on Pinterest. Read on to find out how to find group boards on Pinterest.

Follow along with our weekly Pinterest posts, to learn how to set up your Pinterest account, how to create boards, create branded pin graphics, how to write SEO rich Pinterest descriptions, and how to upload your pins to Pinterest!

How to Find Group Boards

There are a number of ways to find group boards, but we will just tell you a few of our favorite ways:

1. Check out the Female Travel Bloggers Facebook group. There are tons of group boards listed in the #FTBSocial thread. This usually has group boards that fellow FTBers own, so it’s a good way to get into group boards quickly.

2. Join the Facebook group “Pinterest Group Boards” and search for keyword phrases of boards you want to join. Make sure you tag the person who posted in the comments so they see your request to join.

3. Look at someone’s profile in your niche to see what group boards they are in. You can tell which boards are a group board by the circle in the bottom left hand corner of the board. You’ll see a little circle with different people’s faces in it which indicates it has contributors.

Notice the circle that indicates a group board

The third one is a bit more difficult because you’ll have to click on the board, and read the description to see how to join. Usually you have to send them a Pinterest message or email them. To send them a Pinterest message, click on the first person’s face (who is the person who created the board), and follow them. Then while you’re on that screen, click on your messages tab and click new messages and type in their name.

If you see that one of your blogging buddies is in a group board you want in, send them a message and ask them if they can invite you. About 50% of the time, users are able to send invites to a group board.

What Should I Write When I Request to Join a Group Board?

Make sure you read the board description, or post if you’re using one of the first two options, so you know what information they’re asking for such as Pinterest URL, Pinterest handle, your email (always the one you signed up for Pinterest with) etc.

If you’re sending them a message on Pinterest, you can write something like: Hey (fill in their name). I found your board (write the board name here) and would love an invite. I have already followed you and I’m excited to contribute. Have a good day.

If you notice a blogging friend is in a board you want to join, you can also message them and ask if they can add you to the group board. Sometimes people can add people even though they didn’t create the board, but sometimes it’s not possible. It doesn’t hurt to ask just in case the owner doesn’t get back to you!

We do want to mention that a lot of people recommend PinGroupie to find group boards to join, but we personally do not. It is typically outdated information and a lot of the group boards are no longer accepting new members.

If you have trouble finding group boards using these methods, you can also do a google search of the best travel group boards or the best Europe group boards, etc. to find lists of boards that others have put together.

We recommend requesting to join at least 20-30 group boards to start out then you can see which ones are actually working for you and leave any that aren’t.

A look inside group boards

How Do I Know What Boards Are Good to Join?

Generally, more niche specific group boards are better to join than a generic “Travel” board. It narrows down the audience and makes it more likely that other people using that board are interested in your specific topic (say Europe travel). That means they are more likely to share your pins to their boards too which means more eyes are on your content.

Unfortunately, there isn’t an easy way to tell how effective a group board is right off the bat. We like to look at the board itself to target boards with less than 100 contributors (less than 50 is better) and the content being shared to make sure it’s not just two people using the board or one person spamming their content constantly. You also want to join group boards with at least as many followers as you have.

We use Tailwind analytics to check to see which group boards aren’t working for us after we have been in them for a week or two, but you can only access that information if you are paying for their services. We love these analytics because we can see how the board is doing overall AND how every pin we’ve saved to that board is doing. For more information on Tailwind, you can check out this post.

There you have it! Three ways to find group boards on Pinterest and how to join group boards on Pinterest. If you have any questions or need help finding group boards, let us know or post in our group Female Travel Bloggers.

Jess Stom

Jess Stom

Admin & Pinterest Manager

Jess is a cat loving, mountain climbing, cowgirl boot wearing travel blogger from Texas, USA.

She is a recent graduate from Colorado State University in Human Development and Family Studies. When not teaching the future of her country, Jess is usually on her laptop doing Pinterest Consultation for bloggers and small businesses, working on her blog, or sharing funny cat videos and memes.

Within the next 5-10 years, Jess hopes to be location independent so she can see as much of the world as possible. If you’re looking to talk cats, country music, mountains, wine, or Pinterest with, Jess is your gal.

Connect with Jess on her site Thrifty Traveler Tips.

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