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As most of you may already know, Tailwind tribes went public on the 1st November 2017.
I tested the new features they have implemented and I must say they are great!
Let me tell you, I loved Tailwind tribes already when they were in their “alpha stage", they are an amazing tool to share your content for others to re-pin, and a great place to find great content for you to re-pin.
But you know, I love Tailwind in general and if you didn’t know that, you can read Tailwind for Pinterest and its best features: should you use it?
If you want to know more about how tribes work, I highly recommend reading Tailwind tribes: how to use them to boost your blog traffic as in this post, I will only highlight the new features and go through what happens to you if you were already a Tailwind member before Tribes went public on the 1st November 2017.
Because, if you don't know, Tailwind has reserved some special gifts for us through a grandfather clause 😊.
Let's dive into the good news:
New "find a tribe" feature
Tailwind has finally heard our prayers and implemented a searching tool for tribes.
When they were in the "alpha stage", Tailwind tribes could only be accessed upon invites, and that was exhausting! Now you can simply go on the tribe section on Tailwind
and click on Find a tribe
And you can then look for a tribe by keywords, topic or name.
Once you type a keyword in, a list of tribes will open up
As you can see, Tailwind gives you all the information you need to decide whether to join a tribe or not:
- The topic
- The rules
- The number of members
- The activity of the tribe
- And it also lets you know if you are already a member of that tribe.
Tribes can be open or on request. While in the former case you can simply join the tribe by clicking on “Join tribe”, if a tribe is on request you will be invited to submit a few of words and then if the owner of the tribe thinks you are a good match, they will accept your request.
In my opinion, this new feature has made joining tribes a lot easier than before.
If you would like to contribute to some of our tribes, join our Facebook group and you will find the invites in a pinned post.
Search on this tribe
This is another great feature, especially if you are a member of some “all topics” tribes.
In fact, if you are looking for something specific you can use the search tool inside the tribe. You can also still use Tailwind screening features you were using in the past.
I've also noticed that tribes are much faster now 😊
Are tribe still free?
Yes, they are. Tailwind kept a free plan that lets you join 5 tribes and submit 30 pins a month. You can sign up here to get started.
But it has also thought about “power-pinners” and created some PowerUps.
- The PRO PowerUp includes access to 10 tribes and 80 submissions a month.
- The MAX PowerUp includes unlimited access to tribes and 200 submissions a month.
- The ELITE PowerUp includes unlimited access to tribes and 400 submissions a month.
- The UNLIMITED PowerUp includes unlimited access to tribes and unlimited submissions a month.
If you want to get an idea of the results you could achieve with the powerUps you can read this case study by alyssa.ink
So, does this mean that if before tribes went public you were in more than 5 tribes you need to leave all the other tribes?
No! Tailwind has grandfathered old users!
So, if you were already a member of some tribes when they were in their “alpha stage”, as a thank you for helping make Tailwind tribes what they’re today, you’re getting a free Pro PowerUp added to your account… FOREVER. This PowerUp grants you access to up to 10 tribes and the ability to submit up to 80 posts per month to your tribes.
But the best news is that if you were in more than 10 tribes you can still keep them ALL!
And you also have unlimited submissions until the 31st January 2018.
Wait, it’s that not enough? Good, because there is more!
Until the 31st January 2018, you can get the PowerUps at a discounted price:
OK, what if you are in more than 10 tribes but you realise that there are others that might be a better fit for you? Can you replace some of your existing tribes with those?
No, you can’t. But Tailwind gives you a no-questions-asked refund on PowerUps until the 31st January 2018. This will let you test the PowerUps risk-free for the first three months following launch. If you ultimately decide you don’t need it, no worries, just cancel it and Tailwind will refund you 😊.
If you are ready to subscribe for Tailwind you can sign-up for a free trial here.
Should you have any other questions about the new Tailwind tribes please leave them in the comment below 😊