In recent times, two monsters have emerged from the depths of the vast ocean of Social Media, and they are taking the world by storm. Instagram and Pinterest have totally flipped the landscape of Social Media engagement, connecting with users via the organs they use the most, their eyes and ears.
Users have shifted from the text-centric platforms like Facebook and Twitter to the more interactive and attractive, Image and video based platforms. It is reported that Pinterest services around 100 million monthly active users. And wait for this, Instagram has recently announced that their monthly users have crossed the 500 million mark, more than the behemoth, Twitter!
So you see, the Social media world is being turned upside-down and those on the wrong side of the plate are surely losing their footing. It’s high time to shift to these modern platforms if you haven’t already, to save yourself from becoming the lost and forgotten.
To help you on your way, and to simplify your life, Viralwoot has launched the iOS app for all those users who perform and work on-the-go. This app offers features that can potentially save hours of your precious time and does so effectively and unobtrusively.
So let’s get started with exploring the great features the app has to offer. Here are the main actions that can be performed as soon as you start using the app.
- Set up multiple accounts
- Pin scheduling for Pinterest- manually and automatically
- Post scheduling for Instagram
- Grow community feature for Pinterest
- Analytics for each account
As you know, Instagram does not allow any third party app to post images directly. Since we believe that some help is better than no help, we thought we could assist in reminding you to post by sending you a notification at the right time. To do this smoothly, a few requirements are necessary
- The Instagram app should be installed on your device and your account should be set up
- Notifications for the Viralwoot app should be allowed
Set Up Multiple Accounts
The first step you should take on the app should be to create a Viralwoot account. This can be done through the app itself by clicking the sign-up button at the bottom of the sign in page.
Just enter your name, email address, and a secure password and you’re ready to start scheduling. If you already have a Viralwoot account, you can directly sign in by entering your email address and password. Your Pinterest account will be connected automatically.
If you have just signed up, you will need to connect your Pinterest account as well to start scheduling your Pins.
Just enter the required details and click ‘connect’. You can only connect one Pinterest account to each Viralwoot account.
But don’t worry, we’ve thought of all the things you might want. To connect and control Two Pinterest accounts, you will first have to create another Viralwoot account (which is absolutely free and then connect your second Pinterest account to that Viralwoot account.
The advantages of adding multiple accounts are endless. Pinning is now so simple, that even a toddler could do it. The hours of time saved can be used to get to work on that project in your garage gathering dust, or to just enjoy a nice picnic in the park- your call!
Here are 6 connected accounts in one app. Each account has its own Pinterest Profile and pins can be managed directly from the app.
Due to the restrictions of Instagram, you can only manage one Instagram account at a time. To change the Instagram account, you will have to change your account on your Instagram app.
Pinterest Pin Scheduling
The Pin scheduling feature is the feature that users love the most. Posting Pins at multiple times requires you to visit Pinterest again and again which can irritate even the most patient person in the world. The Viralwoot scheduler lets you schedule images to be posted at whatever time you wish.
You are allowed to schedule 200 free pins as soon as you sign up. You can purchase more as a part of a Viralwoot plan. Just click or upload photos from your phone and select the ones you wish to schedule. Once the image is selected click on schedule to head to the details page.
This page will ask you to enter the description and link for the image. You can also select the accounts you wish to post on i.e Pinterest and Instagram. Once you have added the image, you will have to select the boards that you wish to post on. You can select either 1 board or multiple boards.
Keep in mind, that when you select more than one board you will be asked to specify the interval between each post on each different board.
Your next step will be to select the option for scheduling- manually or automatically.
In the manual scheduling option, you will have to specify a date and time for the post and the interval between the posts on different boards.
You can select a date by clicking on the calendar. The time can be specified using the rollover below the calendar. Make sure that the time you select is the most optimum time.
For example, if my target audience is in the United States, I know that the most active time for Pinterest users is between 8AM-1PM and 6PM-8PM. Using this information, if I reside in London, I can schedule my pins to be posted at 12PM(GMT). By doing so, my activity will increase for sure and so will my engagement.
Days also matter because it is seen that certain days attract certain interests. Monday shows a greater activity on Pins related to fitness, Tuesday favors technology, and Wednesday favors quotes. Use this information as well, when scheduling Pins.
A pin scheduler has many advantages, which is why it is our most popular feature.
The auto scheduling feature simplifies your life even more (if possible). It helps you take full advantage of your ability to post pins at any time. The Viralwoot Smart engine calculates and sets the most optimum pinning time for you, based on the views and activity you get. You can even tell the engine to post only on certain days. All these options can be modified on the auto schedule settings page in a jiffy.
Take the guesswork out of scheduling, know exactly when you should pin your content. Pinning regularly also helps in improving your SEO and profile presence, which means your posts will appear at the top of the feed for more users.
A pin scheduled on the Viralwoot app can be in 4 phases.
SCHEDULED PINS– The Pins in this tab refer to those that have been scheduled to be posted. The Pins below this tab will disappear after their posting time and date have passed. The icons on the right show which sites the Pins have been scheduled on.
FAILED PINS– The Pins that are in this phase could not be posted due to some reason. A few reasons being
- Authorization failed– This occurs when you change the password of your Pinterest account without updating your account on Viralwoot.
- Sorry cannot fetch this image– Internal Pinterest error
- Invalid Image
POSTED PINS– This tab includes those photos that have been posted successfully on your Pinterest or Instagram account
MISSED PINS– This section shows you the Instagram posts that you had scheduled but which you could not post. It is exclusively for your Instagram posts. The posts can be rescheduled just by clicking them.
Instagram Post Scheduling
As we mentioned earlier, Instagram denies access to posting images directly via any app. We have tried to make your Instagram posting as convenient as we could. To post Instagram photos via the Viralwoot app, you should first have your Instagram account set up on your device and should have notifications for Viralwoot enabled.
Once these requirements are fulfilled, you just have to follow the same steps followed in Pin scheduling, till the part when you have to select boards. Once you have chosen your image, make sure the Instagram toggle is ‘ON’.
After clicking ‘Next’, you will be directed to the ‘Pinterest boards’ screen (if you are also scheduling on Pinterest) or to the ‘Manual Scheduling’ screen.
Select the time and date and you are done. Now, when the time comes, you will receive a notification from Viralwoot telling you that your scheduled Pin is ready!
Once you click the notification, you will be taken to the Instagram app which will open with your image all ready to post, including the description and link. How cool is that!
Just add the filter you wish and click post! Easy-peasy, lemon squeezy!
Getting followers on Instagram requires you to be active, post interesting photos and use proper descriptions with hashtags and links.
Grow Your Community
As soon as you create an account on Viralwoot, you instantly become part of a community of more than 70000 other users. All these users communicate, help and support the symbiotic growth of each other. Boards and Profiles can be followed instantly through the Viralwoot app. You can discover new Pinners and new followers just by scrolling through.
You might be asking why would other users follow my boards and profile?
There are two reasons for this. The first reason is that your board or profile is so fantastic and attractive that the user just can’t help but follow it! The second reason (which is more likely to happen) is because you provide the user with an incentive.
Each Viralwoot user possesses promotional credits. Any user can offer these credits to other users in return for a like, repin or follow. Once you earn these credits, you can offer more to other users for liking and repinning your Pins and for following your profile and boards on the Viralwoot website.
Think of promotional credits like an online currency which are offered to other users to get more likes, follows and repins.
You can discover new pinners on the ‘Follow Pinners’ page under the grow community section
You can even browse through boards of other Viralwoot users and earn credits by following them.
A healthy community like Viralwoot will get you organic likes, repins and followers in an instant. Just make your boards interesting and your pictures attractive.
NOTE: You can only earn credits on the iOS app, to set your pins and boards for promotion, use the Viralwoot website. You can even change the number of credits you offer for a like, follow or repin on the website.
Ever wanted to know where you exactly stand in the Pinterest world? We now provide you the tool meant exactly for that. It provides you with a quantitative measure of your activity, engagement, reach and influence to help you get more traffic and to spot your downfalls.
All these scores work using complex algorithms which take into account many factors such as the follower count, following count, comments, group boards and many more such metrics.
There are 2 sections of metrics for your account.
These metrics provide you with the basic details of your profile. The number of Pins, boards, group boards, followers, and likes. Use these to determine what aspects of your account you need to work on. The Pinfluence score is an average value that tells you how many people you influence currently. Try to keep it as high as possible. All these metrics are provided free of cost.
These statistics serve as your report card for your progress on Pinterest. Additional scores like the reach, engagement, and activity score provide an exact depiction of your growth. If your scores are above 80, it means you are doing a great job! But remember, as soon as you stop your hard work, these scores will fall alerting you that you need to pull your socks up again. These metrics are a part of the plans offered by Viralwoot, but we assure you that they are extremely useful.
Viralwoot offers its users 3 plans (starting from as low as $11.99) that are extremely affordable and versatile. We can also customize packages based on your requirements, just inform us here. Each of these plans has combined the best features of Viralwoot to use. You can also purchase credits at a reasonable rate to promote your Pins, profile, and boards.
If you were looking for a way to optimize your Pinterest and Instagram life, look no further than the Viralwoot app. You can download the Viralwoot app from the Apple app store The powerful feature offered will solve all your problems and will help you grow exponentially. The Pin scheduler feature should be used as often as you can.
Make sure you remain active and post regularly. I wish you the best on your quest for Pinterest success. Enjoy the app and make full use of its features. Remember, on some trips, the journey is more important than the destination!