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Discussion in 'Pinterest' started by jake3340, May 15, 2015.

  1. jake3340

    jake3340 Supreme Member

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    So ive decided to get into pinterest abit, I set up an amazon e commerce site and chose my niche. I am looking to build 6 pinterest accounts so I purchase the proxies and signed up to pinterest for each proxy.

    Now I am stuck on where to start, I can't find a detailed guide on how to tackle this.

    I created 5 boards on each account and already have an idea on how to get niche related people to follow. How exactly should I do this how many should I follow and how many pins should i re pin ?

    I came up with the plan to post links to my site when I have at least 1k followers on each account ?

    Whats the realistic amount of followers a new account will get each day? and how long does it normally take to reach 1k followers ?
     
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    jake3340 Supreme Member

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    But it doesn't explain how much I should follow daily to gain followers I don't quite understand how he got 1000 in a day just from re pinning other peoples pins, how does that gain followers to an account?
     
  4. rovad

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    I messed with straight up copying highly popular profiles' pins and also some less popular profiles' pins. Profiles full of those highly popular pins typically break the 100 followers mark in the first couple of day. 0 following done. They just come to you because the pins you pin SOMEHOW managed to appear on their homefeed based on Pinterest's algorithm, they are interesting to them, so they follow your board, often times they even follow your entire profile. Shareability is key here.
    You will get trickles of followers for the next few weeks as well, because these new followers will repin/like your pins and get them even more exposure.

    Pins copied from less popular profiles typically get stuck at <50 followers in a first few days and stay there, because you get less repins/likes on them, so less people follow you and less people see these pins.

    These results are quite consistent in my experience. The highest I personally got in 1 day was 600 followers, but that was a combination of several viral (re)pins + a lot of following done. So, I can kinda understand how he got 1000.
     
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    jake3340 Supreme Member

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    Wow thanks for the detailed response.

    How many pins and boards do you suggest doing each day ? I read on his post he said up to 10 boards. What do you suggest from experience ?
     
  6. rovad

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    Frankly I don't know, and that's maybe not a million dollar question, but at least several tens of thousands of dollars and a lot less headache worth question. I'my running my own automation and I've been messing with a lot of things (number of pins, liks, follows, unfollows, repinning etc etc) and I'm still not quite sure - some accounts simply get suspended while others keep going on and on.

    What I DO know is that you CAN pin (not repin, but pin) 1000 pins in 1 day. Just a few month ago it was even possible to go as far as 7k (that's the highest I've done personally). Now they hardcapped it for new accounts at 1000.

    I do this ALL THE TIME with NEW accounts. Sort of like a fast-start for an account that doesn't have many/any pins. However, if you keep doing that your account will be suspended eventually, 100%.

    Oh, and by new account I really mean the one made 15 days ago. For some reason Pinterest doesn't display any pins ANYWHERE (even to your followers) on accounts that are less than 15 days old. So, make an account now if you don't have it already.
     
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    Ive made around 6 accounts till now each on a proxy. Focusing mostly on 1 but all of them got 20+ followers. So if I repin any pins now its basically no use as it wont gain me any followers right ?

    What do you suggest keeping re pinning at daily for each new account ?
     
  8. rovad

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    Just go to any category relevant to your board and repin popular pins from that category into your board. That means if you hav a DIY board, go to DIY category and find pins with 50,100, even 1000 repins, and repin them. These are often older pins, dating back as far as a couple years ago, but most of the time they work fine.
    As a general rule, cats and dogs work best for getting exposure. You pin some cute cat or puppy pic and females go crazy. It's stupid, but it's just the way it is, I've seen it work like that dozens of times.

    Having 20 followers on an account is like you have 0, basically. The first signs of something happening are at around 2.5k-3k followers. You start getting 1-3 repins on your pins more regularly. You'll still have most of your pins and repins at big fat 0.

    when you hit ~10k followers, you can expect that most of your pins will get at least some repins/likes, and will certainly be seen by a % of those followers. How many followers actually see your pins depends on many things which I won't go into now. I'm not entirely sure myself how Pinterest's newest algo for displaying pins on homefeed works, to be honest.

    Once you go above ~25k followers is when you get trickles of "magic". All of a sudden, you will (re)pin something and that (re)pin will get repinned 93 times. Other time you will (re)pin something else and you'll get 67 repins. You will start getting those micro-viral (re)pins more regularly than before. Something lke that can certainly happen when you're around 15-20k followers, but less likely. Also, every now and then you'll get a semi-viral pin too. Might not be too often, but seeing 300+ repins on something you (re)pinned is a nice feeling, and usually a nice bumb in your daily traffic.

    What happens when you go even beyond that number of followers? I don't know either, but I plan to find out eventually.
     
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    jake3340 Supreme Member

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    Should I wait 15 days before I do anything ?
     
  10. rovad

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    Well, I GUESS there's a slightly higher chances of getting your account suspended if you make it and then right of the bat slam 1000 pins on it. It happened to me a few times, but more often than not you're safe. The problem with new accounts that are not 15 days old or older is that your pins are simply not visible, they're ghosted. So while you can certainly get new followers by following other users, you won't get any spontaneous ones that come cuz they liked some of your pins.
     
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    So I should focus on following people the first 15 days then after I begin adding 100 pins daily ? What do you think of that strategy ? What is the max I should follow on a new account ?

    Thanks for the help again mate !
     
  12. rovad

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    The "safe" number of follows per hour is 150-200. I believe you can still go up to 300 follows/hour. Follow your followers' followers if you're just after numbers. You'll have a higher followback ratio. I noticed that following just 10-15 ppl an hour tends to yield significantly higher followback ratio, 70-85%, compared to following 200+ an hour, which ends up at 25-40%. The tradeoff is it'll take significantly more time to get to those 5 figure followers range doing it slowly. Besides, you can always mass unfollow. Rinse repeat.

    100 pins daily is too much imho. Well, it MIGHT not be, but it all depends on a lot of factors. I've lost 20k+ followers accounts due to pinning too much of my own moneysites. I'd say 1:2 to 1:4 is a reasonable ratio of moneypins:repins-of-popular-pins. I personally don't adhere to that ratio myself, I'm somewhere in the 1:1.5 range, but I'm OK with losing accounts every now and then, so it's all your choice.

    If you can, set up dummy accounts that pin. These don't have to have many/any followers, they're just for pinning. Then, repin stuff from those accounts onto your power accounts. Similar scheme kinda works for group boards too, kinda. Be careful with group boards though, Pinterest is increasingly anal about those as time goes by.
     
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    I usually spend 2-3 days building an account before starting to follow. I've never had any trouble on any of my Pinterest accounts so I can't say for sure what's too much. Women on Pinterest really do repin a ton of shit at a time, a cousin of mine has like 14,000 repins she has done by hand... on the other hand I'm using a bot and my largest account only has 2900 repins after more than a year.

    I'd say to be safe, either build boards or follow on a given day and not both. Take a few days to get a good looking account before following anyone, you probably wouldn't get much for results before that anyway. Build maybe 3-4 boards in a day and add 30-50 pins to each one to get started, you can add to them over time.

    Just to add some perspective, I got 1000 followers from 1 day by following more than 5,000 people and probably closer to 6,000 or 7,000. I wasn't setting out to see how many I could gain but instead just building another account. When I came back the next day I was just pleasantly surprised.
     
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    Interestingly, I've got accounts that are probably 40-50% my site and never had trouble but I'm only pinning 5-10 pins at a time maybe 2-3 days a week. If you were to go back in their history and look at what they've pinned though it's gonna be maybe 300-500 initial pins of various things and then almost exclusively my stuff from then on, which is laziness on my part. I've just never experienced banning. I'll agree with your safe ratio though, I think 1:2 or 1:4 would probably be ideal for looking like a real human and helping to minimize how many of the same pins are showing up together if someone looks at all your pins.
     
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    Start small, everyday you can increase a bit, Pinterest has become very smart now. so go slow after you age it for a bit u can go a bit heavy.
     
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    I wonder if there are more bots than real people in Pinterest these days. Sometimes more than 50% of followers are bots.
     
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    Well the following limits are 300 per hour. But if you push it like that to the max your account miiight get ghosted. I'm still experimenting both ways. Following to the max and following just from time to time. Not enough results to give a concrete answer tho but like someone above me said. Sometimes when I do the same thing on more accounts some get suspended and some don't. Pinterest is still weird since they constantly try to get rid of spammers.

    Pinning wise I can tell you to pin max 30 -35 pins per day otherwise there are high chances that you will get ghosted. But again same thing. I have accounts that I pin every 10 minutes with and some of them get ghosted some dont and some get suspended. Tough cookie to crack :D
     
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