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Eight Ways to Get More Followers on Pinterest

Discussion in 'Pinterest' started by Wellness, Dec 27, 2015.

  1. Wellness

    Wellness Newbie

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    Getting more followers on Pinterest isn?t much different from getting followers on any other social media network. You must be a contributing part of the community on a regular and ongoing basis, ask for people to follow you and follow them back.

    1. Add a Pinterest Tab on Facebook ? You can easily add a tab on your Facebook page in order to encourage people to follow you on Pinterest. When you create the new tab, be sure to point it out and announce it to your Facebook likes.

    2. Add a Follow Pin on Your Blog ? Your blog and website should also have a follow me button for Pinterest. If you use WordPress there are many plugins available to make this a simple and almost automatic thing to do.

    3. Invite Your Friends ? When you join Pinterest you get the option to invite the friends their system can find, using your email address book to determine who might be your friend.

    4. Cross-Promote Your Social Media ? Using your email mailing list and other social media accounts, be sure to share your different social media accounts with easy share, like and follow buttons.

    5. Comment on Popular Pinboards ? When you comment on pinboards, everyone who sees your comment can follow you on Pinterest. If you comment, just say something intelligent and don?t spam by asking people to follow you. Really communicate with others without ?selling?.

    6. Post Original Content Regularly ? Don?t add 100 updates all at once; instead create them and then schedule them to go out periodically. This way you show up with something new often. And the more often you show up with something new, the more chances you have of people following you.

    7. Re-pin Other People?s Content ? When someone has content that you like and that you find useful, re-pin it. The activity is going to show up to more people and then you?ll have more of a chance to get new followers.

    8. Use Keywords Wisely ? Keywords are important because that?s how people find you when they want to find certain types of pins. Add keywords in descriptions, board names, and anyplace you can to get more viewers.

    Getting more followers on Pinterest will help increase the buzz about your business, as well as help bring more traffic to your website and blog. Plus, you may also gain email subscribers if you organize your pinboards in such a way that makes viewers curious about what else you have to offer. Build your followers, like your boards slowly and steadily, and you?ll get a lot further and be more successful than if you do it too quickly.
     
  2. sbrugby

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    Wow thanks for this.
     
  3. xinga

    xinga Regular Member

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    I am not sure that growing your pinterest account with more followers should be your goal. Getting followers on Pinterest is more or less useless beyond 2 active group boards and about 500 followers, if you ask me.

    Rather spend that same time into creating perfect pins (meaning keywords in image title, url, description). Through smart feed and search you can easily score 1k to 10k repins that way and drive very targeted traffic to your site. You do need perfect pins with a very clear call to action though. (through good group boards and a well targeted account you can get the ball rolling)
     
  4. Nonilol

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    Nothing too special actually, but to be honest: I have never done this pinterest tab thingy on fb.
    I always feel like people pretty much ignore those tabs but I might give it a try.
     
  5. cyrusdavirus

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    Growing your own group boards should also be one of your goals. It takes awhile, but you have control. And the follower count will be displayed as yours.
     
  6. akaalexa

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    Pinterest has been cracking down so hard on group board posting lately.....you can easily get your account banned even is someone else posts spam on your group board. Soccer moms will report you ASAP for God knows what. You'd have to be very careful as to which users you invite on your group boards and constantly check them to delete spammy or unrelated pins. Not worth the trouble in my opinion.
     
  7. cyrusdavirus

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    It's true that Pinterest is cracking down on spam, including group boards. But OP's suggestion on commenting in popular group boards can be just as risky. Riskier if you bot. Out-of-context comments is a sure way to put your account in someone's radar. Then there's the question of effectiveness. I'm just thinking that by also carefully growing your own group boards in addition to what OP suggested, then your follower count will increase.

    Group boards are essentially manual labor. I'm not sure how it can be botted and even less sure if you want to. That's why it takes awhile. So just make as many as you can manage, i.e. able to check at least every other day.

    I'd like to think that when followers start pm'ing you to complain about a particular pinner, then you're doing something right. Another reason why you should be checking every other day.

    Also, by now, we know enough of what to avoid when it comes to group boards, such as inviting newly created accounts, pinning offensive images, pinning unrelated images, etc. So just avoid those or ban people for them. Configure your setting so that you're the only who can invite. Ideally, you should be the only one who can spam your group boards.

    Group boards take a lot of work, but it makes for a great authority profile. Having your own group boards lets you bargain your way into other group boards. I don't mean in BHW, but within the Pinterest community of your chosen niche.

    And as a member of a few large active group boards, I'm estimating that it's where I get over 80% of my repins. The smart feed algo seems to have turned Pinterest into a rich-gets-richer playground. And large active group boards is one of their preferred sandboxes.

     
  8. alinawww

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    Do you really get 1k-10k repins for a pin just by optimising you description?If you teach me to do that I will create a group board just for your brand on my Pinterest profile (+80k followers)
     
  9. LoftPower

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    Great tips that you have given here. They will surely help some.