It happens to the best of us. Believe me. There will come a time when you get kicked off a Pinterest Group Board.
Hopefully, it won't happen too often but when it does – ouch! – it kind of stings the ego.
Just a little bit.
So, what should you do?
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Well, first – resist the urge to sit in a dark corner and bawl your eyes out.
It's not worth your energy. We still love you!
And don't go and ask the Pinterest group board owner – “Why, why, why? Why don't you like me?”
It's not worth your time.
Group board owners will drop members for a variety of reasons and none of them mean that you are a “bad pinner”.
- your pins might be off topic
- maybe you pin too often – or not enough
- perhaps the owner is changing their strategy for that board
You can't second guess their reasons.
And trust me, in the grand scheme of things – it's not that important.
If a lot of your traffic was coming from that group board – well, look at it as a learning experience. That strategy is clearly unstable because you have no control.
It's time to lick your wounds and move on.
What Happens When You Are Removed From A Pinterest Group Board?
As far as I can tell, when you are removed from a Pinterest Group Board, Pinterest actually creates a board in your personal profile with the same name and description as the Group Board that you were removed from.
This personal board now contains all of your pins that you pinned to the Group Board.
What Should You Do With This Board?
Keep in mind that it is never a good idea to delete your own pins.
You never know when one of these could go viral.
They are out there in the Pinterest ether and people have probably already pinned them to their own boards.
So, you really have 2 choices when it comes to this now personal board on your profile.
- You can either keep the board, or
- You can move the pins to other relevant boards on your profile and then archive the board.
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This Is What I Do
Yes, yes – I have had this happen to me – twice.
In both cases I decided to keep the personal board as is with my pins on it.
The board title and description was actually very relevant to my niche. I felt that I could continuously add new pins to these boards that would be interesting to my followers.
So, I simply revised the board name and created a much stronger description (there is the justice!).
Then I scheduled lots of relevant pins (both of my own and from other pinners) to this board using Tailwind.
Simply do your best to make sure that this new board does well.
“The best revenge is massive success.” ~ Frank Sinatra
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Remember Your Tailwind Loops
If you ever find yourself in this situation, remember to edit your Tailwind Loops to remove the Group Board and add in your personal board.
You will also need to edit each of the board lists for the pins that are already in the loop individually.
Unfortunately, this does not happen automatically.
Are Pinterest Group Boards a Good Idea?
Going through all these shenanigans makes me wonder if Pinterest Group Boards are still a good idea.
Courses like Pinning Perfect say no.
In fact, their recommendation is to leave all your group boards – and I can see why.
You really have no control about what the Group Board owner is going to do with that board. They can delete your pins and they can remove you.
Just like that.
On the other hand, courses like the Pinterest Launch Plan say that Pinterest Group Boards are still an important tool for getting exposure for your pins.
The recommendation, though, is to join relevant group boards that are tightly niched.
I can see pros and cons to both and take a somewhat hybrid approach.
How Do You Handle Pinterest Group Board Rejection?
Let us know in the comments below.
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