I got a very interesting email this morning from Pinterest about their new auto-publish from your RSS feed feature.
From what I read it’s looking like you can make and schedule pins directly from Pinterest now.
This would eliminate the need for Canva and Tailwind, saving bloggers a little over a hundred dollars a year.
I’m sharing this post for other mommy bloggers like myself who may not have gotten the email, to give you a heads up.
It says to stay tuned because the new auto-publish pins from your RSS feed will be available to more business accounts soon. Meaning they’re making this feature available to a few accounts at a time.
If you haven’t gotten the email yet keep an eye on your inbox or you can read mine, I’ve copied and pasted it below.
Before you read this email, if you are just researching how to start a blog and you haven’t started one yet then hold your horses cowgirl. Start here first and them come back to this post.
Pinterest’s New Auto-publish Pins From Your RSS Feed Feature
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Email From Pinterest
We’re excited to share that you can now auto-publish Pins directly from your RSS feed. This new feature allows businesses like yours to easily publish multiple Pins at once to customizable boards.
Creation happens automatically and reliably, pushing fresh content from your RSS feed directly to Pinterest everyday.
Visit the Help Center for more details or visit the Claim section under your Settings on Pinterest to get started
I clicked on the link to their help center to read more and this is what I found below.
Auto-publish Pins From Your RSS Feed
Connect RSS feeds to your Pinterest business account and automatically create Pins from the content on your website.
When you update your RSS feed, your content will be added to your boards as Pins within 24 hours. You can add as many RSS feeds as you want, as long as they match your claimed website.
Each feed can publish Pins to a different board. Learn how to claim your website.
If you don’t see the option to connect your RSS feed, stay tuned! This feature will be available to more business accounts soon.
This feature is currently only available on desktop.
Wait up to 24 hours to see your first Pins created in the board. As your RSS feed is updated, Pins will continue to be made on a daily schedule.
If you select a secret board, your Pins won’t be seen by people on Pinterest.
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RSS feed specs
– They support RSS 2.* and RSS 1.* (RDF) formats. They currently don’t support Atom.
– Your RSS Feed page content needs to be in XML Format
– Use a good quality image as your Pins will be taken from the <image>, <enclosure>, and <media:content> tags under each <item> tag.
– Your Pin’s title and description will be created from the <title> and <description> tags under each <item>.
– Each <item> requires a link to your claimed domain.
If you’re in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Ireland, and your RSS feed includes products, consider uploading a Product Catalog instead.
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So what does this mean?
I’m not sure yet.
Unfortunately my desktop died on me recently 😭
I’ve been doing all my blogging from my iPad so I can’t set this up at the moment to check this new Pinterest feature out more.
Also, if I’m being honest, I’m not tech savvy enough to fully understand Pinterest’s new auto-publish pins from your RSS feed feature.
Where can I get more information about Pinterest’s new auto-publish from your RSS feed?
That’s not exactly a headline into a lead to give you an answer.
Once I read the email from Pinterest I googled that question and nothing came up, except the Pinterest help center page explaining it.
I’m guessing because this new Pinterest auto-publish feature is so new everyone who blogs about blogging and Pinterest hasn’t had a chance to write a tutorial about it yet, maybe?
Hopefully they’re typing out some tutorials on this new Pinterest feature as we speak.
At the bottom of the Pinterest help center page on this topic there is a contact link to ask Pinterest for more information.
I figure those Blogging Bloggers and Pinterest Bloggers will put out post about this topic faster than Pinterest will get back to me so I didn’t even bother.
In the mean time I plan to keep checking Pinterest and googling the topic until something comes up.
What I think I know about Pinterest’s new auto-publish pins from your RSS feed feature?
- At the time of me writing this post there’s no information other than from Pinterest about this new feature.
- At this time you need to set up this Pinterest feature from your desktop computer.
- This seems to be an automation tool to schedule pins to pinterest (So no more Tailwind?)
- You can now use Pinterest to design pin images for your blog post (No more need for Canva?)
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Do you know anything about Pinterest’s new auto-publish pins from your RSS feed feature?
I am dying to know more and I’m sure other “not-so-tech-savvy” bloggers are too.
If I didn’t have to use Canva or pay for Tailwind that would be a huge plus!
I am so excited to learn how this works and start using this new Pinterest feature. I’d love to see the impact it has on blog traffic as well.
Will Pinterest’s pin making tool be better than Canva? Will tailwind still be useful for bloggers?
If you know any information about Pinterest’s new auto-publish pins from your RSS feed feature please feel free to leave a comment or even a link to your own blog post tutorial in the comment section below!