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Pinterest Scheduling Applications: Let’s Compare

 

Pinterest Scheduling

With an audience of over 70 million users across the globe, Pinterest can be a powerful marketing tool for businesses.  However anyone who has ever used Pinterest knows just how much time it can take searching for the right content to pin to your boards.

Thankfully there are Pinterest scheduling applications available which help you to save time and drive to traffic to your website, allowing you to focus on what’s most important – your business.

There are two main advantages to scheduling your pins instead of simply pinning posts all in one session:

  1. You won’t be overwhelming your followers with a massive amount of pins posted at once.
  2. The chances of your followers repinning your images will be higher if you space them out during the day by scheduling.

Today we are going to look at two of the most popular Pinterest Scheduling Application – Viraltag and Tailwind to help you make the decision which is the best for your business.

Viraltag

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Viraltag allows you to schedule posts not only Pinterest, but for other social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Tumbler. Some of the key features of Viraltag include:

  • The ability to add and schedule up to three social media channels including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Tumbler using the free version of Viraltag
  • You can easily schedule your pins for the time of day which best suits your audience
  • Viraltag fully integrates with Canva, Dropbox, Picasa, RSS Feeds
  • You can schedule to secret Pinterest boards using Viraltag
  • The ability do a bulk upload as well as upload images directly from your computer
  • Free 7 day trial available.

Some of the disadvantages of Viraltag include:
–   No analytics available,

  • Need to upgrade to the paid version to schedule Pinterest posts,
  • Cost. Pro version starts at $24 a month and Business version is $79 a month when paid annually.

Tailwind

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Tailwind is an application which has been developed to schedule Pintrest posts only. It shares many similarities with ViralTag, however stands out thanks to it’s in depth Pinterest analytics.  Other features of Tailwind include:

  • Easy to navigate drag and drop schedule calendar
  • Bulk upload and multiboard pinning functions
  • It’s built in analytics allow you to maximise the reach and engagement of your pins by using the suggested post times based on when your audience is most active and engaged
  • You can save an image as a draft within Tailwind to schedule and add details to at a later time
  • The ability to schedule pins from within Pinterest
  • Ability to schedule from your mobile device
  • In built analytics help you to monitor and keep track of pins, allowing you to see which pins are ‘working’
  • Cost. Tailwind costs less than Viraltag with a Pro account starting at $9.99 a month.

Disadvantages include:

– If you are looking to schedule posts for your other social media channels, you will need to look at using another platform.

  • You will need to upgrade to an Enterprise account if you wish to link up more than one Pinterest account.

Our Verdict:

When it comes to down to the navigation, time taken to upload and schedule pins along with results, Tailwind is a clear winner.

What do you think?
Would you use a scheduling application for Pinterest?

4 responses to “Pinterest Scheduling Applications: Let’s Compare”

  1. euhero says:

    Awesome breakdown. I think you should check out Mass Planner and see who’s superior, I want to see that post so bad.

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