How to Autoschedule Your Pins on PinterestWritten by: Anyonita Green on
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As much as we love blogging and social media, we can't devote 100% of our time to it. Many of us have day jobs, mouths to feed and other hobbies to tend to. The masses have spoken repeatedly, "Give us a way to autoschedule our pins!" and one company, Pinwoot, has come to the rescue! But is autoscheduling pins everything it seems? In this tutorial, I'll show you how to autoschedule your pins in 7 steps as well as look at the pros and cons of Pinwoot.
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Here's how to autoschedule pins with Pinwoot:
Now that I've shown you how, let's get down and dirty in the facts. I'm not going to mince words here because I feel that Pinwoot has been sneaky in their marketing and have developed a platform that does what it says, but with such a provisio that it might as well not do what it says!
I promised you pros and cons:
- the fact that someone has come up with a way to schedule pins shows that it can be done! Now all we need is a better way of executing it.
- Pinwoot says that this is a free service, but it's not really. You need to spend 15 credits for every pin you schedule. There are two ways to get credits on Pinwoot: either by following a bunch of random Pinterest accounts for 2 credits each or by spending money. Five bucks would get you 50 credits. Is it really worth it? I say no.
- Pinwoot gives the impression that you can pin anything with their pin scheduler. After all, why would anyone want to schedule to pin pins that they've already pinned?! No, that's not a riddle. Let me explain: as you saw from step number 2, you do a search for what image you'd like to pin. That search takes place on your Pinterest boards and on Pinterest itself, I imagine. It's not terribly clear. But since you're searching through pins that have already been pinned, it seems less effective.
- Pinwoot retains control over when your scheduled pins get pinned! You don't even get to choose a time frame! You don't even get to choose a day! As soon you as give the go ahead, your pin gets queued up and is scheduled. Check out step number 6 again. After 10 minutes, my pin was pinned. Seriously, Pinwoot? Do you really think I couldn't wait 10 minutes to pin my own pin?! Isn't the point of automatic pinning to provide an option for pinning when you can't be at your computer or on the Pinterest app?!
For now, it looks like we're better off scheduling our other social media and spending time pinning to Pinterest without the help of a third party.