Pinterest Group Boards for Book Bloggers | Jo Linsdell

Pinterest Group Boards for Book Bloggers


Pinterest Group Boards for Book Bloggers

Pinterest Group Boards for Book Bloggers

Increase your traffic with Pinterest

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Why Pinterest?

Pinterest is a visual search engine and not a social media site. This is not a site where you post a status update. This is very important as, just like with other search engines, Pinterest relies on keywords to find content for its users.

Talking of users... Pinterest is used by more than 459 million people every month! This makes it a great way to direct more traffic to your blog. 

You might also like: SEO for Book Bloggers: How to Improve SEO for Book Reviews

Types of pins

There are three main types of pins on Pinterest:

1) Standard/static pin (image)

2) Video pins 

3) Story pins 

Creating pins

Not sure how to create a professional looking pin? Check out Canva. They have a great selection of free templates you can use. 

I personally use Canva because it makes it super quick and easy to create new graphics as the template is saved to my account. Logo, brand colours, etc... are all there ready to use. 

In order to not pin duplicate pins it's a good idea to have a few different branded templates for each pin you want to share.

Here's some examples of the alternative (static image) pins I created for my post Bookish Blog Hops: Books Set in Different Countries:

Creating alternative pins also gives you the chance to experiment and see which types of pins do best. 

Why Group Boards?

On Pinterest group boards work in much the same way as individual boards do. The big difference is that multiple people contribute pins to the one board which is great for helping to boost following and increase the number of re-pins. 

Creating Group Boards on Pinterest

Group boards are a great way to share ideas and plans. As the owner of a group board, you manage the board's settings. To create a group board, invite friends to one of your existing boards.

Why not set up your own group board!

Create your own group boards and let us know the links to join (in the comments section below 😉)

Join Group Boards

I have a few group boards you are welcome to join:

Booktube - Tips for Booktubers and Booktube videos

Book Blogging TipsCreating a collection of content packed with tips and resources for book bloggers. Everything anyone with a book blog might need or want to know about book blogging.

Book Blogger Community - Group boards for ANY book lovers to link up bookish posts & pins!

How to Find Group Boards for Book Bloggers

A simple way to find group boards that post pins related to books, and book blogging (or any other niche for that matter) is to use Pin Groupie

I also highly recommend checking out this post by Reading In Stilettos with 100 Pinterest Group Boards for Book Bloggers

I also recommend checking out the Book Community Group Boards at

Pinterest Group Boards for Book Bloggers: Increase your traffic with Pinterest

Do you have a group board for Book Bloggers? Know of a great group board for bookish content? Share in the comments section below. 


  1. I rarely do anything on Pinterest. I hit the button on my reviews to post it straight to pinterest and nothing more. My viewings range from 17k a month to 300' a month. Drives me mad how varied it is and I don't find the site appealing. Thanks for the information though.

    1. Pinterest does tend to have ups and downs as far as onsite stats are concerned. That said, it's a powerful search engine for driving traffic to our blogs. I still have a lot to learn about the site and how the algorithms work on there.

      From a user point of view, I love it as a site. It's great for finding inspiration.

  2. I need to get involved with group boards again. Lately I have been focusing on Instagram engagement, which is fun but doesn’t necessarily draw folks to my website.

    1. I don't use group boards on Pinterest nearly enough. One of my goals for this year is to be a more active member of the group boards I'm part of. Between Instagram and Pinterest the latter definitely drives more traffic to my site. Instagram is fun though and I'm trying to understand it better so I can leverage it more in the future. I've neglected it somewhat in recent times and there's lots of new features and changes to the algorithm that I need to catch up on.

  3. I need to work more with group boards..and figure out how best to use them to draw traffic to my website too...
    I know I am in a couple but haven't posted to them for a bit

    1. As a lot of group boards often have their own rules about posting it can be easy to forget to participate in them. I'm trying to organise my boards better so I remember to be more active on them all.

  4. Very helpful post. My husband is trying to get me more views and readership, and he asked me the other day if I was making use of Pinterest.

    1. It's great that your husband is helping you. My husband is a bit technology challenged and so doesn't know what I'm talking about most of the time. He doesn't even have social media accounts!

  5. Incredibly helpful (and inspiring!) as always!

  6. Wow..such useful information! Thank you :) I just launched my blog Sunday and pinterest has been challenging for me. Didn't know about pinterest groups until i stumbled across your article! SO good to know!

    1. Glad to be helpful 😊 Congrats on launching your blog! There were so many things I didn't know when I started out... still a lot to learn even now after all the years I've been blogging and using social media. That's one of the things I like about it though. There's always something new to learn.