How to use Reachli to track your Pinterest posts

Reachli (formerly Pinerly) is a service that helps you create and track Pinterest campaigns. To get started using it, you will need a Pinterest account. Once you've got that, go to Reachli's website. enter your email, and click "Get started."

Reachli - Sign up

Reachli - Sign up

You'll receive an activation email at that address, which will bring you to a screen where you choose a username and password. After that, you'll need to connect it with your Pinterest account.

Then you can log in. You'll see a happy screen that looks like this:

Reachli tour

Reachli tour

Walk through the tour. The most important piece is the Reachli bookmarklet.

Bookmarklet

Bookmarklet

All you do is drag the little button that says "Reachli" from the page onto your bookmarks or favorites toolbar.

(If your Bookmarks toolbar isn't showing already - should be right above or below the address bar on your browser - here's how to make it show in Internet ExplorerChrome and Firefox.)

Reachli button

Reachli button

Once you've dragged the button to your bookmarks or favorites bar, it should look like this:

Bookmarks bar

Bookmarks bar

Good? Good.

Now, when you have something on your website or another website that you want to share on Pinterest, all you need to do is go to the page you want to share, then click that Reachli button in your bookmarks or favorites bar.

Blog post

When you click it, Reachli will open a pop-up window and ask you to choose which picture on that page best represents what you're pinning.

Choose a Reachli

Choose a Reachli

Once you choose a picture, then you can enter a description of the pin. Make sure "shorten & track" is ON (it is, by default).

Description

Description

Click the "Post It" button, and another pop-up window appears. (You may have to log in to your Pinterest account at this point, but once you're logged in, here's what you see. Enter the text exactly as you want it to appear on Pinterest, choose which of your boards you want to pin it to, and click "Pin It."

Pin it

Pin it

Then you'll see this. Close the window.

Success

Success

Your Reachli window behind it should now look like this. Click "I pinned it on Pinterest."

I pinned it

I pinned it

You'll see this screen. Go ahead and close the window.

All done

All done

You're all done! A few days later, come back to Reachli's website, log in, and view the results of your campaign.

The "Overview" tab gives you a quick glance at all your pins and overall performance.

Overview

Overview

The "Analytics" tab gives you a nice graph, showing clicks over time.

Analytics

Analytics

And that's all there is to it. Reachli will help you easily track which of your pins are getting the most traction. It's a handy tool! If you know of other Pinterest-tracking tools you want to recommend, post about them in the comments.