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[method] Using Pinterest to get more followers on Instagram (manual + automated)

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by nocturnae, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. nocturnae

    nocturnae Junior Member

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    Hey Guys,

    This is a method I picked up on a blogpost from (I think Hootsuite) but they were doing the manual share from inside the Instagram app to Pinterest. I hate manual, so I used IFTTT to connect it and automate it. It's a pretty old method, but it will still deliver traffic to your IG profile and get your content out there :).

    Why Pinterest?

    Well we all know that Pinterest is a very nice platform for quality visuals. Especially if you are in any niche that appeals to the main demo of Pinterest (moms that are sitting behind their pc repinning food, fashion, motivation, weight loss,...all that stuff ;-)) .

    How to share to Pinterest, the manual way

    1. Open instagram and go to the picture you would like to pin, click on the 3 dots above the image
    2. Click on “share”
    3. Click “Copy link”
    4. The link is now copied to your clipboard[​IMG]
    5. Open pinterest on your phone (or tablet). It will immediately (or at least it should) ask you if you would like to pin your copied link. Click “Pin it”. (If it doesn’t ask you, just pin and choose website).
    6. It will now open up Instagram and offer you a selection of images to choose. Click on the image you want to pin.
    7. Before your choose a board, edit your caption. Because if you don’t it will most likely just say things like “ x Likes, x reaction, whatever text you have in your name field on IG,...” We don’t want that, so be sure to edit your caption.
    8. Choose your board[​IMG]
    (Not my images btw :p)

    Done! You’ve pinned the IG link. Now do this for every future image! Manually and stuff.


    Or take the Automation road with IFTTT

    If you feel lazy (like I do almost all the time :p) you can automate this process with IFTTT.

    1. With IFTTT you have 2 options:


    The process is very similar for each, so I will only describe one:
    1. Log in on ifttt.com
    2. Click on “Turn on” (whichever of the apps you picked)
    3. IFTTT will ask permission from (so make sure you’re logged in on the right account on both platforms):
      • Instagram
      • Pinterest
    4. Choose the board to pin to
    5. Done! It should start running immediately, so if you post a new one now. It will sync :).

    Hint: IFTTT has more automation apps to use with your Instagram. Go explore that stuff! :D

    I'm not saying this will dramatically increase your followers, but it's completely White hat and it's extra exposure!
     
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  2. Xr0x

    Xr0x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Wow thats smart! great method.
    Thanks OP!
     
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  3. Apounéré

    Apounéré Regular Member

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    Thanks for this method
    I'll definitely try it
     
  4. karim7

    karim7 Newbie

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    Thanks
     
  5. Muteraven

    Muteraven Newbie

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    If you have multiple IG accounts you need to create a different account for IFTTT too?
     
  6. Sweetieface

    Sweetieface Newbie

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    Thanks so much for sharing!