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How to Easily Find Group Boards on PInterest by Vincent Ng of MCNGmarketing.com It can be a real struggle trying to gain followers for your Pinterest account when starting off. When I first started, I was lucky to get followers due to timing. Pinterest was getting a lot of coverage at the time because it was recognized as the fastest independent website to reach 10 million monthly unique visits in the U.S. And a lot of Facebook friends joined, and so we added each other on Pinterest, and that’s how I gained my first 50 for my MCNG Marketing account.

But I wanted to gain more followers, and I remember listening to a podcast hosted by Cynthia Sanchez,of Oh So Pinteresting, that talked about the power of group boards.

Pinterest Group Boards Can Be Amazing

I was so enamoured by this concept of group boards. It wasn’t just me. Those evil spammers were getting in on the action as well. I was getting group board invites left and right for some of the most ridiculous topics like baby products. Really, baby products?

Anyway, back in the wild wild west days of Pinterest, spammers and users of Pinterest could invite you to join group boards once they followed at least one board of yours. And so many of the early adopters of group boards were able to send out massive invites and have thousands of collaborators.

Of course Pinterest caught on this, and now Pinterest users have to mutually follow each other before an invite to a group board can be sent. And since this has taken place, there seems to a major pain problem for marketers and businesses,”How do I find group boards on Pinterest?”

The Best Pinterest Group Finder I’ve Experienced So Far

A few months ago there was no real easy way to find group boards. You always had to surf around Pinterest and accidentally bump into them. I did come across a Pinterest group board directory before, but it was still missing the one essential feature that I wanted, which was to preview a group board’s description before visiting the actual group board.

This is because it’s such a hassle to go back and forth to see if the board moderator was open to invitations. And then one day as I was reading an article on Twelveskip about Pinterest, they recommended a resource called PinGroupie.

I was intrigued, especially since I had never heard of anybody else in the world of Pinterest marketing mention the website. And once I checked out there site, it was amazing! It was pingasm moment.

PinGroupie is for Business Owners, Bloggers and Marketers

Walter Weiß, is the wonderful creator of the group board directory PinGroupie. Hard to believe that he created this all by himself. Like me, he finds Pinterest absolutely fascinating.

As a bit of a side note, I’ll be launching my own podcast, Pictures to Profits, in the upcoming months. Walter will be one of my guests and we’ll be talking about how and why he came up with the idea of PinGroupie.

You can check out all the wonderful features about PinGroupie in this YouTube video I created.

PinGroupie allows you to find over 32,000 group boards, the largest of any group board directory I’ve seen to date. You can search for group boards by categories, by search terms in the description, by number of followers and so much more.

The one thing that I really LOVE is that you can preview group board descriptions. This saved me so much time, because I didn’t need to go visit the website to find out whether this board had an e-mail address for me to contact.

How to Find Group Boards on Pinterest by Vincent Ng of MCNG Marketing

Instead it popped up, and guess what, within 1 week, I was able to join another 3 group boards related to business and social media and this allowed me to indirectly gain an additional 13,000 followers, bringing my indirect follower total close to 138,000 people.

I wanted to give really big thank you to Julie Grandbois, a fellow Canadian, and Pinterest user, who lives in the cold region of Edmonton for inviting me to her group boards. She makes stunning crafts and her whimisical blank greeting cards on Etsy are so beautiful, and dare I say, magical.

Do you have a system of finding group boards in your niche? Please share your amazing wisdom with our readers.

Cynthia Sanchez, from Oh So Pinteresting, and I are back at it again. We’re going to be hosting an excellent live online workshop for business owners and bloggers who are looking to drive more traffic to their website. We’ve already opened up registration for the course that Starts on April 30th.

Since this class is taught live, spaces are limited to 20 people. And 12 spots have already been sold. Find out more, check out the course outline. Or you can click on the picture below.

Cynthia Sanchez and Vincent Ng's Pinterest Business Workshop Series

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Vincent Ng is the founder of MCNG Marketing, and the author of Pinterest to Profits with Pintalysis and the host of the Pinterest podcast, Pictures to Profits. You can grab your free e-book on How to Search Optimize Your Pins for Pinterest and Search Engines."
  • http://www.denisetonin.com.br Denise Tonin

    Great Vincent! Thanks for sharing! It will be really useful! beijos

    • http://www.mcngmarketing.com Vincent Ng

      You’re welcome Denise!

  • http://madlemmings.com Ashley

    Vincent, this rocks!
    I have been wondering for so long how to do this.
    Thank you so much

    • http://www.mcngmarketing.com Vincent Ng

      You’re welcome Ashley! This makes it so much easier for everyone using Pinterest.

  • http://redmulesrunning.com eric

    Hey thanks so much. This is so helpful. I have always wondered how to get a following on pinterest since I only just started. This may be what it will take to get some decent traffic started!

    • http://www.mcngmarketing.com Vincent Ng

      Glad to hear that Eric. I know that once you get the hang of Pinterest, you’ll find it’s going to be a great traffic driver. Especially for athletic wear or blogs.

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  • http://kipkitchen.com Karen

    Hi Vincent, thanks for the post! You mentioned “I didn’t need to go visit the website to find out whether this board had an e-mail address for me to contact”. May I know why you need an email? Does it mean I should skip over those without? Btw, I looked at 60 boards and only found 1 with an email. Is it usual?

    • http://www.mcngmarketing.com Vincent Ng

      It’s usual for many group boards not to have an e-mail address for you to contact. I choose the ones with e-mails because they’re the easiest to start to get as much traction as possible first. From there, if you run out, then start to look through ones that have the highest levels of engagement (repins and followers) to help find one that fits you.

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  • Cara

    Thank you! This was very helpful :)

  • JoLynnBraley

    Hi, how do you message the board owner to ask if you can join their group board?

    Also, do group board owners still send out invitations? I used to receive those and with the new Pinterest format I’m not clear on where to look. Thank you!

  • Ashley Gore

    Hi! Newbie here with a question. If I join a group does that mean I can add pins right away, or do I have to wait for an invitation? I’ve joined, but I’m not seeing how to add my pins. Help please, thank you.