Pinterest is an incredible tool for marketing. It is widely known as a photo-sharing or hosting social network where we can store, share blog images as well as private photos on the server. The social site can also send massive traffic to your blog posts via images attached to them.
As I said earlier, time is very important for social media campaigns. You should promote the contents at the peak time to derive maximum benefits. But it is not possible for us to wait for the best time and start shares. The automation tools are the only solutions in this case.
A wide range of social media marketing tools is available on the web to make your promotions easier. While analyzing them in detail, you will come to know that only a few of them provide the Pinterest schedule feature.
Scheduling Pinterest Pins
Tailwind, Buffer, SocialPilot, Hootsuite, and Social Bee are some powerful apps for Pinterest marketing. They let you schedule and create pins anywhere anytime even from a smartphone or tablet.
Today we'll tell you how to schedule Pinterest pins using them.
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Tailwind is a great app for Pinterest marketers. It also allows you to schedule posts on Facebook pages, Twitter, and Instagram to improve your user engagements and traffic.
Connect your Pinterest account to Tailwind first. Thereafter click the Publisher tab from the left pane of your dashboard and choose your schedule option.
The app automatically creates queue schedules based on the best optimal times to reach pins to a maximum number of audience. But you are free to edit them and add new time slots on this page if needed.
Mouse over Create New Pin option and select Upload Images from the drop-down menu. A box will open to choose and upload an image from the local storage. Do that.
When the upload is finished, you will get a screen like this.
Choose a Pinterest board on the first field to schedule your pin. Tailwind lets you choose even multiple Pinterest boards at the same time to save images. Enter a description and post or image URL for your pin as the next.
Click the small clock icon to schedule Pinterest pins at a particular time or simply use Add to Queue option to add them to your posting queue.
Click Use Interval option to set a minimum interval between your multiple board pins. That way, you can ensure a time gap from 10 minutes to 90 days to pin posts on the second board. Finally, hit the schedule button to save the changes made.
Pricing: $9.99 per account per month
Buffer is a simple, elegant app to automate your social media promotions. It works with Facebook profiles/pages/groups, Twitter, LinkedIn profiles/pages, Pinterest, and others.
Connect your photo-sharing site's account to schedule Pinterest pins. Once connected, it will appear on the left pane of your Buffer dashboard.
Choose your Pinterest account from the left side, visit the Content tab and place cursor inside the message box. It will ask you to choose a Pinterest board for pinning the post. Do that.
Enter your text along with a photo, video, or link. If it is a link post, Buffer will display thumbnails of all images on the page.
Choose an image to activate the blue color button. You can either schedule the pin or send it to the queue which will be automatically sent by Buffer at the best time of posting.
Pricing: $15 per month
SocialPilot is another popular app to schedule Pinterest pins. It is easy to use, highly customizable and comes with a beautiful interface to work. Besides your social media profiles and pages, it also allows you to schedule content on Facebook groups, Pinterest, Tumblr as well.
After Pinterest integration, visit Posts> Create Post to schedule Pinterest pins.
Enter the title and link. Select your Pinterest board from the right pane.
By default, SocialPilot will choose the featured image of your post for pinning. You can replace it with other post images or upload an own photo, video, Gif file if needed.
When you finished, send the post to your Pinterest queue or schedule it for later.
Are you using any other app to schedule Pinterest pins? Let us know through comments.
Pricing: $25 per month
Hootsuite is the favorite tool for marketers to create and manage social media campaigns. It supports Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, and Youtube to promote your business.
Connect your Pinterest account to Hootsuite first. Thereafter, click the Publisher tab from the left pane of your Hootsuite dashboard.
Can you see a green-color New Post button on the top? Hit the drop-down arrow button that appears next to it. Choose New Pin option from the drop-down menu.
Now Hootsuite will direct you to the pin scheduler screen.
Here you can choose a Pinterest board to pin the image, upload own image (if needed), add post URL and description to run the campaign.
Click on the Pin To field first to view all Pinterest boards on your account. Choose a board where you want to pin the image.
Hootsuite will show pin preview on the right side as you fill-up the remaining fields. So you can quickly detect mistakes and customize posts before sharing them with the public.
When finished, click on Schedule for later option to set a date and time for your Pinterest pin. Done. Don't forget to click on Schedule once again to save your pin.
SocialBee is a relatively new social media management app on this list. It supports Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram to schedule and manage social media posts even for an unlimited number of times.
Sign in to your SocialBee account and connect all required networks including Pinterest. Unlike other social media marketing tools, we discussed above, here you should create post categories first or choose from predefined categories to save posts.
Click on the '+' icon from the left pane of your dashboard to create and schedule pins. A new screen will open with post scheduling features. Choose your Pinterest account from the top.
Enter your message or a post URL in the content area to schedule. Check pin preview on the right side of your screen. Pinterest schedules require choosing a board to pin your post. For that, click on the 'Customize for each profile' button.
Now you will get additional options like this,
Choose a Pinterest board and enter your image source in this step. It also allows you to replace the default post thumbnail image with a customized image. Click 'Replace link with a photo or video' option to upload your media file to the post.
Scroll-down again to schedule and save your pin.
There are four ways to schedule social media posts using SocialBee. If you already created posting schedules for Pinterest, go with either top or bottom of the queue option. Post at a specific time is useful to schedule pins at a particular time.
Finally, click the Add Post button to schedule your pin.
Pricing: $19 per month
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