Everything You Need to Know About Setting up Pinterest Boards

Are you new to Pinterest? Do the never-ending streams of photos kind of stress you out? Believe me, we know that Pinterest can seem a little overwhelming at first, especially when it comes to setting up Pinterest boards.

In hopes of reducing your stress levels and increasing your Pinterest traffic, this article contains everything you need to know about setting up Pinterest boards!

From alphabetizing your boards to shuffling pins around to even understanding the ideal number of boards to have, you’ll understand it all by the end of this piece! So, take a deep breath, cause we’re here to help!

How Many Boards Can You Have on Pinterest?

If you think you’re running out of room on your Pinterest page, think again. Believe it or not, Pinterest actually allows users to create up to 2,000 boards (including group boards). So, unless you’ve already created 1,900 boards, you’ve got plenty of space! Even if you’ve only created 1,000…you’ve still got plenty of space!

What’s really interesting is that within those 2,000 boards, you can create up to 200,000 pins! Now THAT is the hard part. 200,000 may seem more than enough, but when you’re running your business through Pinterest, it racks up pretty quickly.

Pay attention to what you’re posting and be sure the post you’re about to make is worth a tally mark on your pin count!

What is the ideal number of Pinterest boards to have?

Whether you are running a business through Pinterest, a blog, or just pinning for fun, your goal is still to bring in traffic and keep that traffic coming back. The best way to do this is by not overcrowding your Pinterest homepage (so maybe steer clear of using all 2,000 of your Pinterest board allowances).

Yes, you want to have a clean, organized, Pinterest feed filled with interesting boards your Pinterest traffic will enjoy. However, you don’t want to have so many boards that your page feels overwhelming and disorganized, even if those boards are all categorized appropriately.

We know this is going to sound contradictory, but sometimes, even organized can look cluttered!

If your goal is to bring in traffic and maybe even monetize that traffic in the future, try to stay under 100 boards while your business grows.

This will help you create a niche and ensure visitors don’t pop out just as quickly as they popped in! The same applies to bloggers and boredom pinners!

How to Automatically Alphabetize Pinterest Boards

People love anything alphabetized, especially when they’re looking for a specific board or specific kind of content. Thankfully, Pinterest has a way to automatically alphabetize Pinterest boards so that you don’t have to try to remember what you were taught in grade school to do it yourself!

  • Log in to your Pinterest account
  • Open your Pinterest profile by clicking the button in the top righthand corner of the screen
  • Click “saved” or “boards” to see your boards
  • You will see a small icon above your boards that has two parallel lines with a circle on each line, click it!
  • That will bring up the 3 ways you can sort your boards, you’ll, of course, want to choose “A to Z”
  • That’s it!

It is so easy to alphabetize Pinterest boards and it makes your page look clean and organized with very little effort.

How to Move Pins from One Board to Another

Sometimes when creating pins and reorganizing boards, we realize that one pin may fit better on a different board. Some people will notice this problem and think the solution is to delete the pin and reupload it to the right board, but that is not the best way to move pins from one board to another!

Moving individual pins

If there is only one pin you’re trying to transfer, follow these steps to move the pin to another board quickly and easily!

  • Login and open your profile by clicking the icon in the top right corner
  • Open the board that has the misplaced pin
  • Click the left corner of whichever pin your want to shuffle around
  • Click on the downward-facing arrow next to the words “board” or “section” that pops up on the pin
  • Choose the board you want to move the pin to
  • Done!

Moving multiple pins at once

If there are several pins you want to move to a different board, follow these steps. Keep in mind that all of the pins you click have to go to the same board. You cannot choose multiple pins to go to different boards at the same time.

  • Log in and click the icon in the upper right corner of the screen to go to your profile
  • Open the board that you want to remove pins from
  • Find the “organize” button and click it
  • Click on all of the pins you want to move
  • Click “move”
  • Find the board you want to move the pins to and click save
  • Mission accomplished!

That’s it! That’s all you have to do to move pins from one board to another!

Setting up Pinterest boards is probably the most exciting part of Pinterest. It’s where you get to be creative and have a little bit of fun! Just remember, the more boards you create, the more likely your page is to look cluttered, so keep it organized!

Try alphabetizing your boards or moving pins around to ensure your page (and boards) are neat, tidy, and visually appealing!

Did you know?

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