Best Day To Post On Pinterest – Pin It On Saturdays

A reader the other day asked about Pinterest. A blogger named Lauren from ThinkSpin wanted to learn more about how to use Pinterest many years ago. She wanted to know what was the best day to post on Pinterest to increase her reach there. She wanted to pin in at the right time, who could blame her? There are over 433 million active users today on this social platform.

Saturdays are known to be the day to pin it over at the popular social media site, Pinterest. The folks at the Buffer app also concluded that Saturday was the best day to increase your reach on Pinterest.

They concluded:

  • Prime Day: Saturday.
  • Best time to pin – 8 pm to midnight of any day is the best time to pin.
  • Some other potential best times for the highest traffic: 8 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 6 pm.
  • Saturday evenings are the best time to post on Pinterest.

It’s when people have more time to be online leisurely whether looking for new recipes or new do-it-yourself home projects. Pinterest is great for that and more!

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Pin it on Saturdays to make your posts reach more as Saturday is the best day to post on Pinterest.

Saturday Pins – The Best Day to Post on Pinterest

You can see the stats below here that I opened up one early Sunday morning on this social media platform. There was quite some activity going on from it. I also increased followers by 7 in just the 10-hour time span I had spent – a few minutes here, a few minutes there. Of course, having the mobile app on the run is great for this photo-sharing site.

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Why Pin It On Saturdays?

Value – Did you know that a Pinterest Pin is now worth more than a Facebook Like?  I had seen this from the retail sites I had worked on for years. Pinterest was not only bringing more visits but it made actual sales for the website.

Since I no longer work on that website I have spent more time on my own Pinterest for Inspire To Thrive.  It will be interesting to see how the growth will continue to climb in the coming months. You can see the latest stats on the networking site below:

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Latest Pinterest stats for Inspire To Thrive.

Research = The research shows an increase in volume on Pinterest for Saturdays. However, on my own account today it is not showing Saturday as always the best day. Remember, every niche may be different!

Time – You have to spend some time with Pinterest – but not really a lot of time. That’s another beauty of using this social network over some of the others.

Topics – The best topics include:

  • Quotes
  • Hair
  • Food
  • Recipes
  • Do It Yourself Projects
  • Finance

Does that mean your niche will not do well? Not necessarily. Be creative, quotes can be used for almost any niche.

More Ways to Use Pinterest Effectively

Be There – Use it daily, just 5 minutes a day can make a difference! The Pinterest mobile app is a great and easy way to pin it on the go.

Follow Others – Did you know you can now see your Twitter Followers on Pinterest? It used to be just Facebook but now they show your Twitter friends as well.  If some pins drive you nuts you can unfollow the boards with them. I do that fairly often. Things of no interest I stop following. Or if someone pins 10-20+ pins in a matter of minutes and they look spammy, I unfollow them as well.

Like Pin Others Pins – People are more likely to share your pins if you like, share or comment on their pins. Just remember though – be REAL. Don’t like it for the sake of liking a pin!

Other Times To Use Pinterest – 9 pm in the evening is another popular time to be pinning over at Pinterest.  So spend a few nights a week around 9 and various times on Saturday to see your Pinterest network grow. Check out more great stats on Pinterest via Search Engine Journal. If you haven’t been using Pinterest their stats may make you think again.

The Right Size Images – Pinterest is a visual website. Check out the correct visual sizes via Louise Myer.  1000×1500 is the most optimal size today or any 2:3 ratio for pinning.

Did you also know red, orange, and brown pins get more repins? Colors can make a difference to promote your pins.

Schedule Right on Pinterest

With a business Pinterest account, you can easily schedule your pins now! You can have up to 100 pins scheduled out. Great for pinning on Saturdays when you are out and about!

It’s easy, just be sure to click the publish at a later date button on your Pinterest business account.

You can have up to 100 pins scheduled out. Great for pinning on Saturdays when you are out and about! @pinterest Click To Tweet

Video Pins Rock It

Video content pins are hot today. These types of pins can tell a story about your brand or product. Like YouTube, you will need a cover image to make them pop out on Pinterest.

Furthermore, you will need a Pinterest business account to create video Pins on your desktop. If you’re an advertiser, you can create video Pins on your mobile device, too. Alternatively, if you do not have a Pinterest business account and you’re not an advertiser, you can create Idea Pins that can feature video clips.

Use An App for Pinterest

If you want to get the most out of Pinterest, consider using an app like TailWind. This app can help you analyze your activity and figure out what sort of content is most popular with your audience.

Additionally, it can help you schedule your pins so that they go live at the best times. Using an app like this can help you make the most of Pinterest and ensure that your content is seen by as many people as possible.

See why you should pin today and how the TailwindApp can help you. You can use their FREE app for some basic info or upgrade to their Pro account from $29 to $99 per month. I used to use it all the time but really needed to up my Pro account and decided not to use it after several years. It did work well for quite some time.

There, you have to earn seeds by liking others to get points to schedule your pins at no cost. Or you may purchase seeds if you prefer. (Similar to Viral Content Bee.) 

Engage and Have Fun As You Pin Along!

Don’t forget to have fun along the way pinning. The more you enjoy Pinterest the more time you will spend and see the benefits along with the fun. It’s about being visual, engaging, and sharing along the way. No one likes someone who only pins their own stuff just like on Facebook or Twitter when people share only their content and do not share anyone else’s content.

Do you plan on pinning it more in 2022?

Have you had success with this visual social network? I’d love to hear about it from you in the comments below.

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  • Hello Lisa,

    I haven’t active on Pinterest from past few months. It is one of the best social media platform to drive good amount of traffic. I will definitely implement your tips to pin on Saturdays. Thanks for sharing this helpful guide here.

    Regards,
    Vishwajeet Kumar

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Vishwajeet, I try to stay active on there and use it with Viral Content Bee which makes it even easier. I’d love to hear how it works out for you Vishwajeet. Thanks for coming by on this one and have a wonderful day.

  • Kevin Mclain says:

    I have had great work with Pinterest. I will also be applying the tips that you have laid out in this post. Thank you for sharing this.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Kevin, welcome to Inspire To Thrive. How long have you been using Pinterest? What is your niche? Thanks for coming by and have a great day.

  • Hi Lisa,

    I genuinely need to up my Pinterest game a bit. What a powerful and engaged platform. Posting at the right time seems to influence how many people see and click your Pins to visit your blog.

    Ryan

  • Prosper Noah says:

    Hi Lisa, awesome post.

    Pinterest is a very good social media network (and also a targeted traffic source) to get good exposure for products or even blogs.

    I’m actually not a big fan of it as I don’t use often but a friend of mine is getting some little results from there, pinning stuff and sending the traffic to his blog where he talks about Gifts ideas.

    He recorded a few amazon affiliate sales from the traffic so I can say it works well and if anyone is dedicated he can get really good results from Pinterest.

    I’m sure with this scheduling strategies you mentioned in this post anyone can be successful using Pinterest.

    I just feel there is a kindof hack to everything.

    Great post once again and hope you are doing good Lisa

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you Prosper. I do use it and will be sure to schedule mine for Saturdays once again. I think having the right size images and trying video on the network helps too. Of course, there are community boards that are good too. Thanks for coming by Prosper and have a great day!

  • Nicola says:

    Hi 🙂 Do you have an updated version of this, as in when would be a good time to pin in 2020? Thanks an oodle 🙂

  • Michelle says:

    Pinterest really can do so much for driving traffic to your site. I definitely catch myself on Pinterest all Saturday afternoon at times; no shame in that! It also makes a lot of sense that one pin is equivalent to more than one Facebook like; Pinterest is more engaging than Facebook when it comes to re-pinning items.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Michelle, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. Yes, Pinterest really can. It takes time and patience to get it rolling though. Weddings must be huge on there as well. Thanks for coming by and have a great day Michelle.

  • Oh great Lisa, thank you for this valuable information. 🙂

    I like Pinterest better than Tumblr. Tumblr still confuses the hell out of me and I don’t have too many followers there, I think it’s only 12. But Pinterest, I getting more fond of this each time I learn new things from here. So Saturdays, huh? COOL. I will bookmark this. And make sure I will follow your advice. Glad I finally came here…catch you later…

    Thanks,
    Angela

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Angela, nice to see you back – glad you are starting to feel better. Yes, use Pinterest more on Saturday and then let me know in a few weeks if you notice a difference. I’ve noticed I’ve been getting more followers each week from it. I am starting to get Tumblr and was thinking of doing a post about it in the future. You just inspired me to get working on it. Thanks Angela and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

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  • Prince Bhatia says:

    Pinterest is becoming quite popular among various age groups. I also use pinterest quite a lot but was not aware which day is best for posting or pinning the images. It is best medium for displaying creativity without any text and even linked your pin to the website which is quite useful for providing detail information.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Prince Bhatia, it sure is! Let me know if you notice a difference when you pin it on Saturdays and at various times. I’d love to know! Thanks for coming by and have a great day.

  • Maggie says:

    Lisa I love Pinterest! It energizes me to see how many people are making all sorts of DIY projects! And I love contributing to group boards with people who have similar interests. I have not tried Pinwoot, but it sounds like a good idea. That way I can still sleep in on Saturdays! 😉 Thanks for sharing this!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Maggie, me too – makes me wonder how everyone has the time as well. I should have done that myself today but was wide awake so I’m catching up this morning. I hope you have a great weekend Maggie, thanks for coming by on this one and don’t forget, it’s Pin It Saturday today 🙂

  • Vineet Saxena says:

    Hi Lisa,
    I pin every post of mine as well as some others which I feel are worth displaying on any of the boards of mine. Pinterest is a fast growing network and may be a pin is now worth more than a Facebook like.
    Though this thing of using Saturdays for pinning and getting extra traffic is something creative and new for me.
    Thanks for sharing this with us Lisa.
    Regards,
    Vineet

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Vineet, I haven’t been as diligent with my own posts. Intersting how it is worth more than a Facebook now – isn’t it? Do try out the Saturdays at different times. You are welcome and have yourself a good one today!

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  • Patricia Weber says:

    Lisa, I find PinWoot very difficult levels to earn “seeds.” Do you have a paid account? How has it worked for you? Thanks for the tip about the colors that work best.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Patricia, I’ve only used the FREE version and done the 3 per day. I do have another thought for you on that Viral Content Buzz It is similar to retweet but with Facebook and Pinterest and you can schedule them from there as well. Might be easier for you. Thanks for the question and let me know how you make out.

      • Patricia Weber says:

        Thanks Lisa. Actually I signed up for that one last fall and hardly use it. Thanks for reminding me to go look at it – didn’t realize it had the Pinterest option.

        • Lisa says:

          Hi Patricia, you are welcome. Do start pinning away, be careful you don’t get addicted. It can be easy to spend lots of time there if you don’t give yourself a limit. Have yourself a wonderful day Patricia.

  • Corina Ramos says:

    Hey there Lisa.

    You have certainly given us a lot to go by here! I’ve been doing more pinning too…I can really get lost there too…sometimes I forget I’m pinning for my blogs, LOL.

    I was reading a post about Pinwoot earlier too…It’s like Pinterest is the place to be now :). Thanks for telling us about the Tailwind App. I’m about to watch Ms. Ileane’s video to get more details.

    Thanks for sharing Lisa! Hope you’re off to a great Monday!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Corina, I get lost there too at times with the cute animals and great quotes. I even look for recipes on occasion too. Oh yes, her video is good. I figured why recreate the wheel when she had already done it? You are welcome and Monday is going pretty good and almost over. Have a great rest of the week. Hope to see you over on Pinterest 🙂

  • Lauren says:

    Lisa -Thank you! Thank you! I’ll download the Pinterest app. I also want to install the Pininterest plugin on my blog. I forget what it’s called. It adds the Pininterest button to pictures. I definitely need to get up to speed on Pininterest. Great idea using it for quotes. That would probably work best for me.

    I wonder if there’s a quote app or plugin that you can type or paste a quote into and it transforms it into a picture. Instead of typing it in Word and taking a picture of it.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Lauren, Share Juice is the plug in that I use for it. Quotes do great there Lauren. I know a mobile app called Textagram that does that nicely and then just make a screenshot from your phone. I bet you would find more if you googled it too. Great thinking! Thanks for your input and for coming by and inspiring this post on Pinterest too.

  • Chadrack says:

    This is really interesting. I never knew that Saturday’s could produce such good results from the site. I’ll definitely be using these tips. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lisa says:

      You are welcome Chadrack, yes, Saturdays are tops for Pinterest. People have time and many of the topics are geared for weekends as well. Have a great day and thank you for coming by.

  • Jeevan Jacob John says:

    Thank you for the tips, Lisa 🙂

    I certainly have been spending more time on Pinterest (it’s a really good site….especially, in terms of content. Lot of interesting stuff. It’s like one of those curation sites, but even better!).

    As for right now, I am planning to spend some time every morning (about 5 mins, I suppose) on Pinterest. I will adjust the schedule as you mentioned, for Saturdays too 😀 (I am relatively free on Saturday, so it shouldn’t be much of a problem).

    Thanks for the other tips too – didn’t know image size had an effect (it does make sense though).

    Hope you are having a great weekend!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Jeevan, that is what I do, about 5 minutes in the a.m., a few minutes via mobile at lunch and then some evenings for 5 minutes. Not every day do I make the evenings. Yes, size and colors can make a difference too. Good luck with it Jeevan and love to know in a couple of weeks how you are making out there on Pinterest. Thanks for your comment and have a great week ahead.

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  • Sarah Arrow says:

    It makes sense that Saturdays are a good day to pin; people have more time to select and pin, and then populate their boards. I know weekday evening are also a good time, but being in the UK, it can be hard to pin at a time when the most users are online to interact with. I guess I need to find out some UK pinteresting facts 😉

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Sarah, you could also check out the time differences between the UK and US and go from that angle. I know sometimes I see you online when it’s early a.m. here in the states, I’m an early bird myself here. I find it hard to pin at 9 pm but with the Pinwoot that will make it easier. Thank you for coming by Sarah and have a great new week.

  • Hi Lisa, I’m a huge fan of Pinterest, both because I really enjoy the site and because it sends a massive amount of traffic to The Wonder of Tech. After search engines, Pinterest was the #1 referring site to my blog this week (though I did write about Pinterest this week) and was ahead of Facebook for the past quarter.

    Very interesting and believable information. I know I was on Pinterest a ton yesterday and today already too. I use Pinterest during my down time as for me it’s like the dessert of the Internet, a place I can go after I’ve done my work on the Internet.

    I use Share Juice Pro which shows a PinIt button when someone hovers over my images. It even works on mobile devices. Share Juice Pro also lets me use Rich Pins which gives more information to pins from my blog posts.

    Great job with the Slide Share, Lisa!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Carolyn, I use the ShareJuice plugin too, love it! I can believe it! It’s fun, quick and easy as well. Not complicated as Facebook or overhweleming like other social networking sites too. I’ve used it more for my blog as I no longer do the retail sites since the divorce. It gives me more time and I learned how well it worked from the retail sites bringing in sales along with it. Thanks for coming by on this one Carolyn and have a great new week ahead. See you back pinning away 🙂

  • Siraj Wahid says:

    Hey Lisa,

    Another great article, indeed Pinterest can drive a lot of traffic, i gave it a try few weeks ago and got some positive results. I have also placed a “pin it” button on all the images of my blog and the pins game started, all thanks to my readers.

    Still need to work more on Pinterest, i recieve traffic from there on weekends only, i need to get the mobile app as soon as possible to increase my traffic potential 😉

    Thanks for sharing 🙂

    -Siraj

    • Lisa says:

      Thank you Siraj. I love the pin image on all images – I use Share Juice as it hoovers over mine. The mobile app is awesome, one of my all time FAV mobile apps. They make it easy to use and update often as well. Facebook should learn from them on the app. Have a great day Siraj. See you back on Pinterest.

  • Okechukwu philip says:

    Hi Lisa, every social network is making their platform more lucrative for users and i think Pinterest is also on the top of the list.

    Yea, research have showed that weekend activities is more noticeable than those on any other days and i also agree with that. And it is more productive to be active “5 mins” everyday than to be active 35 mins once a week.

    Thanks for sharing, Philip.

    • Lisa says:

      Thanks Philip for coming by. I like how you say that 5 minutes per day vs 35 minutes once a week, great point! I do 5 minutes here and there throughout the week and more on Saturdays. I don’t always stay up past 9 pm so that time frame is hard for me on many days. We have to keep in mind too that our time zone is not everyone’s time zone too. I hope you have a great day and a great new week ahead.

  • Bren says:

    Love your slideshare Lisa! I didn’t realize pinning on certain days matter. I’m not a huge Pinterest user. I have found my blog gets more traffic from Stumbleupon than Pinterest. Maybe it’s a niche thing? I keep saying I’ll try to pin more but I always forget. Some things catch on easier than others. 😉

    Thanks for sharing this. Getting ready to share to my networks. Great tips for pinners!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Bren, if you use Pinterest as much as you use Facebook I’d bet you would see results in a few weeks. Have you checked your bounce rate via StumbleUpon? I’ve always seen them high (which is not good) for my blogs and the retail sites when I did them. Pinterest increased sales and lowered the bounce rate. You can check it on Google Analytics. You can see it under all traffic and the bounce rate is the side of each one, the lower the better. 50% is like average and okay. Some sites I have are 90%+, others are under 50 like Biz Sugar. Glad you made me look again 🙂 Thanks for coming by Bren and I hope you have a great Sunday.

  • Peter Kanayo says:

    Lisa, I have been using Pinterest but sparingly having considered it a ladies site. But have got to see it has a lot of potential if you can curate great imagery.

    I so appreciate the tips you’ve shared, and I most say you’ve converted me to a pinterest adopter. Just because you simplified the way to use it. Thanks Lisa

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Peter, you are welcome. Pinterest is not just for the ladies anymore though a higher percentage of them use it. I hope you will use it more and see the benefits of it. Thanks for coming by and have a wonderful day.

  • Hi Lisa,

    I found this post very interesting. Although I do have a Pinterest account and have dabbled a little, it’s still something that I haven’t completely gotten my head around or even begun to use to its potential. I really need to do so and the points you make here will be very useful I’m sure.

    It’s particularly interesting about Saturday being the day to pin, although I suppose it stands to reason really. I guess I should mark it in my schedule!

    Thanks for the informative and helpful post, Lisa,

    Kind regards,
    Glenn 🙂

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Glenn, welcome to Inspire to Thrive. You are not the only one. Some have and many others haven’t yet. I’ve found you don’t have to spend a lot of time there either, just give it 5-10 minutes 2x per day on Saturday and 1x per day on the days and you will see a difference. It really is an amazing social network to see results from. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and to see you over at Pinterest.

  • James says:

    Hi Lisa,

    I think its time for me to really get active on Pinterest. On one particular post, it was stated that using Pinterest drives more traffic and positive conversion than the likes of Facebook, and your post actually justified and complement the analysis.

    At the moment, my pinterest account is dull and I’m kinda finding it difficult to scale through; however, based on your recommendation, I think I have to go back and carry out more work on Saturdays.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi James, oh yes it sure can and sales if you are looking to make sales from your blog or website too. Add some personal interests of yours to some boards or make new boards for them. It will keep you more into pinning as well. I love quotes along with places and teams. If you enjoy it you will spend more time using it. Just don’t bake at the same as I did this a.m. and almost burnt the cookies 🙂 Thanks for coming by and have a great rest of the weekend.

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  • Debbie says:

    Hi Lisa; This is interesting and I had no idea there was so much more to Pinterest! Will try the Tailwind App and see what happens. 🙂 Thanks for the info and Happy Saturday.

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Debbie, oh yes and even more. I try not to overwhelm on each post but I could go on and on. Maybe an eBook on this topic might be called for in the near future. Let me know how you like that and don’t foget to pin it today 🙂 Have a great weekend Debbie.

  • Alexander Cruz says:

    Hello Lisa,

    Thanks alot for mentioning Pinwoot in your post. I hope your readers will find Pinwoot useful. Pinwoot can also be used to boost your Pinterest presence and spread your pins virally on Pinterest.

    Looking forward to have your readers on Pinwoot 🙂

    Thanks,
    Alex

    • Lisa says:

      You are welcome Alexander, I’ve just read from others how it has increased their Pinterest reach over 30% and more. Thanks for coming by here today and have a great weekend.

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