In today’s post, we’re going to take a look at the Tailwind app. We use it to post to Pinterest, and it helps a lot when we’re dealing with Pinterest marketing.
We max that out just over the last couple of months. I will share with you what I’m doing right now and what’s going on.
That way, you can avoid having the same problems and issues that we’re going through right.
Closer look at Pinterest posting app
This is our Backstageincome Pinterest account. The thing is that this is a fairly new Pinterest account.
I only have about 3000 pins. Some people have 70,000 or even more.
Here’re some of the boards that you can find out there:
- Growing a podcast
- WordPress tutorial
- SEO blogging
- Motivation for entrepreneur
When you look at our total monthly viewers, you can notice that we have about 208,000 to the Pinterest account.
We use this tailwind app when we’re posting to Pinterest, and it’s great. But the issue is – you do have a max point.
Scheduling pins – The right way
Look at our scheduled pins right here.
We have about 4500, 4800 pins scheduled. One of the cool things with this tailwind app is that you can go ahead and pre-schedule things months and even years in advance. In our case, you can find a pin that is scheduled for May 2020. We are about a year or two further in our scheduled pins.
The way that we do this is through an interval scheduler. That means that if you pin one image for today or tomorrow, you could also pin it again in 30 days and 60 days or 90 days.
And that’s what we do. We’ll schedule one out in three months for a video that’s set to release in three months. And then we posted every 60 days or 90 days. All of a sudden, if you do that into different boards, you get about a year further down. This is great if you want to set it and forget it.
However, there might be a problem. If you do this, you’re starting to max out. And the tailwind issue is that if you are going to go this far out, it still loads up all the stuff on the right.
It doesn’t always load up everything here on the left side with the pages. If you click another page, it will take longer to load because that right side has to refresh. Also, the left page has to refresh.
Because of that, I’ve slowly been taking the cues that are way further in time, and I’ve been adding some to drafts. I’m adding things more to drafts and filling up my schedule. We have about between 20, 30, or 40 pins per day. So, we scattered pins all over the place.
That way, as pin designs are get made, we can open up the schedule. Even if you’re pinning only ten times a day, you should open up your plan.
If you do that, you can put things into different slots as you need to rearrange things.
How to avoid issues with Pinterest scheduling?
But the issue is we didn’t expect that with the tailwind app. What’s happening is that they’re trying to load up so much of the stuff. And we found out that chrome dies out.
Firefox is one of the fastest. Even the Torch browser is useful. We tried a lot of different browsers. Firefox seems that can handle about 4000 pins. But if you’re using Google Chrome, Opera, and Torch browser, it’s best to stay under 2000.
Two thousand pins are what you’re maxing out. If you’re trying to pin 50 times a day, don’t go too far. Maybe 30 to 60 days is the best.
Otherwise, go back into it every week or two to max out your schedule. I’d say that’s how you avoid this issue.
Firefox allows me to do that. I have to switch to the auto queue to, save it, and still pop back up here and pop it into a spot.
Slowly you pick a few, and it will pop them in there. And in that way, you get a few things out of the longer, and the schedule brings more to the front.
It reduces my total amount on the boards or the total amount of pins that I have scheduled way far out. And it brings them to the front. That way now, I have a much faster queue.
That way, we can burn the pins quicker, meaning we can get them posted faster. Then hopefully speed up the process.
The better approach would be to go out every 1 to 2 weeks and schedule your pins. Rather than go in 1 to 2 months and try and schedule them a year in advance.
One of the issues with the tailwind app is that it will slow you down.
Take a look at our tailwind dashboard
Here’s our dashboard. I can tell you that this process of loading up is really slow. What happens is you are waiting for these things to load up.
And sometimes, you browser timeouts. Or if you try to add things to the schedule, it will lock off, and the browsers die out. We even had a few conversations with the Pinterest people at the tailwind app.
I told them about this. You know, try to set things to about 20 per day or 50 per day. They said that there’s no workaround other than checking back every few weeks and months to add more content.
The way the system works is that it doesn’t allow you to schedule that far in advance with that many pins. If you’re doing scheduling events, you can do it, but one to two months is about all you are going to get out of the tailwind app.
If you want to pin 30 to 50 pins per day, don’t go too far ahead. Maybe eventually they’ll fix the system. If you’re using the tailwind app, and you’re doing it a different way, and you’re getting it to work – let me know.
Otherwise, this is just something to watch out for in the future as you continue to stack and schedule more pins. If you want to do more marketing with Pinterest on the tailwind app, watch out for this.
I just wanted to share with you my experience. So, you might find it helpful if you’re building and growing your traffic with Pinterest and the tailwind app.
Check out my Pinterest profile. Also, you can sign up for the tailwind app because it’s fantastic. Imagine 4000 YouTube videos scheduled in advance. That would be amazing.
That’s what we’re trying to do here. Scheduling pins in advance, so now we’re ready to let it set and forget.
I’ve also been moving some back into draft so that way eventually we can pop them into the future schedule. That’s because they’re already set, and the reason for that is to split the draft count.
Maybe let’s say you can get a thousand in the drafts, and the schedule from that 4000 could drop to about 3000.
All of a sudden, now you start creating a split between the drafts when you’re loading up the draft page when you’re loading up the schedule page.
I hope this video was helpful and gave you some insight, especially if you’re using the tailwind app. Be careful about this.
You’ve seen how we’re fixing this problem so you can use our experience.