BoardBooster – a Helpful Tool to Improve Your #Pinterest Visibility

BoardBooster - a tool to improve Pinterest visibility

If you’re on Pinterest and feel like there is more you could be doing with it, then I’ve got a resource that you might find worth exploring. It’s called BoardBooster.

Let me backtrack a little. When I first published my mystery novels and was learning the ropes of book promotion, Facebook was where everyone was spending their time. After a while, Facebook reduced the number of people who could see the posts on business pages, wanting page owners to buy paid ads. As a result, a lot of authors invested their time in Twitter, but even there the effectiveness seems to be dwindling lately.

Now everyone’s abuzz about visual sites like Pinterest and Instagram. Aaggh! It’s enough to make a hard-working writer’s head spin. How does one keep up with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest? (Don’t even mention Google Plus to me…)

I’ve concluded that rather than spreading themselves too thin, writers (and bloggers) need to choose where they want to focus their attention. For example since I dislike Google Plus, I do very little with it.

However, I noticed through Google Analytics that a lot of my web site traffic was coming from Pinterest. I decided to spend less time on Twitter and build up a stronger presence on Pinterest. That meant designing new Pinterest-friendly graphics, requesting invitations to additional group boards, engaging more with other users, and getting better organized with my pinning.

After hearing about it through a webinar and at an online marketing conference, I started using BoardBooster, a service that helps to manage Pinterest accounts by automatically spreading new pins over ideal pinning hours. The scheduler feature lets you pin to a secret board which BoardBooster then repins to your public board on a schedule of your choosing.

They give you 100 free pins, but I am now trying out the paid plan which is $5 a month for 500 pins.

I also explored Tailwind, another site that helps with managing Pinterest. Even though Tailwind is an approved Pinterest partner and BoardBooster is not, I found BoardBooster a bit more user friendly, and I had heard about it in enough marketing circles that I felt comfortable using it.

If you would like to try it out for free, I’d love it if you would use my affiliate link. Then if you like it enough to try out the monthly service, they will give me a $5 credit toward my subscription. And if you like the service, you can tell others and get some referrals yourself. Happy pinning!

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Stacy Juba writes mysteries, chick lit and contemporary fiction that is crisp, fresh, and satisfying. She is also an affordable freelance editor known for doing extensive editing on hard copies of her clients' manuscripts. Subscribe to her newsletter and/or follow her blog for freebies, resources and to discover new books.

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