10 Pinterest Board Tips

Just pinning and moving on isn't all there is to Pinterest. Pinterest is a very important social media tool these days. So it stands to reason that you'd want to keep your boards in tip-top shape. 

Here are some ways to do that:

1) Make sure there is a description for your pin, so that search engines can find it (I need to work on this myself).

2) Go in and change the cover photo occasionally to keep things interesting.

3) Check how many pins the photo has gotten. Pinterest makes this quite easy by putting it right there without you even having to click. 

Some say it's helpful to go in and delete under-performing pins. The jury is still out on this one.

I go in when I have time and usually delete pins that have less than 10 repins.

4) Pin consistently to keep your analytic numbers up. Pin from other blogs. Pin from the Pinterest Feed. Change things up where you've been pinning from. 

5) The best pins to pin or create are those that are vertical. I create collages in Picmonkey Design and make mine about 550 x 1500.

6) Keep the pins from your blog at the top to get the most coverage for your site. 

7) Pin your posts. (I often forget to do this)

8) Join group boards for maximum traffic and engagement.

9) Create Board names that make sense. Google can't find boards with names like "Cuter Than Cute." 

So go in and take a look at the name you have given your boards. Ask yourself if the name properly defines what the Board is actually about. 

If it doesn't, go into Edit and change the names. Save.

10) I alphabetized my Boards because they're easier to find that way. (Except for my blog boards at the very beginning).

Have you got any other suggestions to make sure your Pinterest boards are working hardest for you?


  1. I am beginning to make more of an effort working Pinterest. Thanks for the tips.

  2. All great tips. I get lots of traffic from Pinterest.

  3. I never looked at the analytics before and really just use Pinterest for inspiration. I guess I need to work with it more because I am actually planning to create a shop of some sort this year. I don't know if I'll do Etsy or just have a shop page on my home page. My son is going to work with me while we are on vacation. Sadly he just texted that their flight is delayed 6 hours so he isn't here yet to help me.

  4. I started trying to organize my boards and put them in alphabetical order, months ago and then life got in the way. Something to add to my growing list of things to do. Thanks for all the suggestions, Brenda!

  5. I don't have a blog, so what I'm about to write is probably moot. I got out of Pinterest when pinners started imposing pin limits. "Because of the time and effort it has taken to create my boards, my limit is only one pin. Pin anymore and you will be BLOCKED!" Well, I'm exaggerating a bit. The limit is usually ten total. Not ten per board. Ten TOTAL! Out of thousands of pins! The irony is their boards were usually a mess with several duplicates of the same pin. Anyway, back when I pinned, I never paid any attention to rules or the number of pins I re-pinned. I lost count at how many times I was blocked, so I lost interest in Pinterest. I like your tips, though. If I decide to pin again, I'll keep the tips in mind.


  6. I use Pinterest for my use only. It's my online collection of scrapbooks. I really don't care if anyone else sees it, but if they do, and can use something I've pinned, good for them. I think I have the most pins in my recipe boards, and I use the recipes all the time. For example, I have "Food-Main dishes and sides", "Food-Sweets", "Food-snacks", and "Food-Breakfast". I do love Pinterest, and whoever created it deserves credit.

    1. I'm with you, I.use Pinterest for myself as a way to organize everything I want to keep. Doesn't matter to me if anyone else else pins from it or not.

    2. I'm with you, I.use Pinterest for myself as a way to organize everything I want to keep. Doesn't matter to me if anyone else else pins from it or not.

  7. I really don't understand Pinterest at all.

  8. When I PIN something..it is because I would like to see it again at some time...I wouldn't delete it just because other people are not pinning it..If anyone makes rules about pinning their PINS...I don't need them..there are a gazillion other things out there to PIN..also I get re-pinned and followed numerous times a day...I also realize that this might be different for Bloggers too..

  9. Great tips Brenda, I'm going to implement some of these suggestions. I have way too many boards and some need to be cleaned up and/or deleted Question: Mine aren't in alphabetical order....is there any way I can get them in alpha order short of making a list and alphabetizing them manually? I've already started my list (in order) but it sure would be easier if I didn't have to manually move my boards. Hope you are having a good weekend!

  10. Good tips. I don't pin so much anymore, because I don't like the advertisements mixed with feed, and like someone else said, one is sort of limited. Ever since they changed the format, I have not grown in Pinterest followers.

  11. You did a post on this in the past and all your tips make such sense....perhaps after the holidays I'll find some time to clean up my Pinterest page...

  12. I used to love Pinterest, but now I just see the same pictures go by over and over...or worse, what Pinterest thinks I want to see...or buy! I should work on my boards, you have shared great tips, I just don't enjoy the platform as much anymore.

  13. Thank you for the reminder to do some year-end cleanup. I am usually hit or miss with my posts.


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