Pinterest Communities are the newest thing!
Seriously, this feature just rolled out at the end of September, and it is about to change the way that you use Pinterest! I think I’ve mentioned that I have an addiction to Pinterest, and it is easily the most important platform in terms of marketing for my blog. With the new Pinterest Communities feature, it brings the social aspect back to the platform. Not only can you use it to market your blog, but now you can use it to build conversations and relationships with other users! Score! This new feature brings an aspect to Pinterest that was missing. Even I have mentioned in previous posts that Pinterst is more like a search engine that a social platform, but they have fixed that!
How do I get to Pinterest Communities?
Right now, Pinterest Communities are by invitation only. Once you get an invitation to join one, you can search for and join as many of them as you want to. Don’t worry, you’ll have a chance to join my Pinterest Community in this post! Once you join a community, the tabs will pop up on your Pinterst homepage and profile. These can be found in the very top of your homepage beside your following tab. In your profile, this can be found near your activity tab. These will take you not only to Pinterest Communities that you have created, but to any you have joined as well.
Pinterest Communities are organized by specific topics. You can join as many as you wish depending on your various interests! If you are creating your own, I think they put a limit on two per account, which is honestly more than I personally need! Right now, these are free to join, and are brand new! Another great aspect of getting into these right now is that they limit duplication. If you want a Pinterest Community with a specific name, then it is highly unlikely that anyone else will have that name right now!
How social are we talking?
This is what I am most excited about! Unlike using Pinterst Group Boards, these allow you to comment, open conversations, and share links with other users who are in the community. Additionally, they use a single column style which makes them super mobile friendly, and you can continue the conversation no matter where you are at. Even if you are using Pinterest for personal use, this is still a great tool to network and connect with people who have similar interests! Yay! For business users, this is going to change everything! Your target market is going to be right there! You can answer quesitons, show images, and tons more!
As with any sort of group, Pinterest Communities have rules that all of the users need to abide by. These can be found in the about section. You are also able to see who else is involved in the community too! It’s also important to actually be part of the conversation within these communities, no one likes a spammer! These communities also encourage collaboration which is amazing! Be sure to check out some of my Pinterest posts if you are looking for great tips on how to increase your Pinterest knowledge!
- How to create Pinterst graphics
- Tailwind Tribes for beginners + Join My Tribe!
- Pinterest Tips for Bloggers
Do you think Pinterest Communities will be something you use for your blog?