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Newbie questions for already established Pinterest account

Discussion in 'Pinterest' started by autist, May 9, 2016.

  1. autist

    autist Newbie

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    I am looking for some advice on growing a niche food Pinterest account with the following stats. All growth has been organic over several years.
    Followers: 40k
    Following 1.8k
    Pins: 45k
    Boards: 150
    Pins/repins: 80/day
    Pin likes: 12/day


    Has plenty of room for growth but not really sure where to start, does anyone have any advice for a newbie?
     
  2. seth300

    seth300 Newbie

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    A really great place to start would be to make a recipe board.

    Pinterest carries over a small percentage of your following for every board you create, and people will be informed about the new board you made so they can follow it.

    That's how it use to be when I was Pinterest marketing.

    Share a link of your board, I can probably make a few recommendations.
     
  3. autist

    autist Newbie

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    Thanks Seth, they already have a few recipe boards and rich-snippets enabled.
     
  4. xinga

    xinga Regular Member

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    Hm...tough question. With the recent changes Pinterest implemented i'm honestly not sure. I guess it depends on what your goal is. I am quite positive that increasing followers is the way to go.
     
  5. autist

    autist Newbie

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    Thanks xinga. I agree increasing followers is on the top of my list, do you or anyone else have a suggested follow/unfollow method or program?
    Last thing I want is a ban or a shadowban so are there any rules I should follow?

    Also I get invited to a lot of boards, should I accept all of them of be choosy and unfollow small or inactive ones?
     
  6. xinga

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    oh that was a typo sorry. that was meant to be: "I am quite positive that increasing followers is not the way to go any longer".

    Group boards. I am not sure. I used to use group boards to test out various pin designs with great results. But group board engagement has been going down sooo much that I am not very sure if they are still worth it at all. You could get boardbooster or any other scheduling software and make use of the biggest one in that way. I'd not join anything below 50k followers though.

    as for following, unfollowing: With an account that old and active you can pretty much do everything on pinterest. There is a max per hour of 200 follow OR unfollows but other than that there is really no be scared.
     
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  7. cyrusdavirus

    cyrusdavirus Power Member

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    With an established account, the next step should be making a website and pinning images from your site. Start with pinning/repinning 5-8 other sources for every 1 of yours. Evaluate your results and adjust from there. And continue doing what you are doing to grow your account.

    Also, read these latest changes https://www.thebloggernetwork.com/6-pinterest-changes/
     
  8. autist

    autist Newbie

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    Great advice I have been doing 1:1 scheduled pins so I will start backing off pinning so much of my own from my website to pin/repin others content.