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Pinterest - how many follow back?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by cashcow1, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. cashcow1

    cashcow1 Newbie

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    I followed about 800 users on pinterest 24 hours ago, and now only around 80 followed back. I think 10:1 ratio is a bit mediocre, can anyone tell me the normal/average follow back ratio?
     
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    depends on your profile.

    pinterest is like 80% of female users, if you pin only sexy girls for a male audience, don't expect them to follow you back.

    and following 800 user in 24h is way too much, you just going to get yourself ban.
     
  3. cashcow1

    cashcow1 Newbie

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    Mine is travel, fashion & food. So I don't think my pins have any problems?
     
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    Rokebono Senior Member

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    I'm getting a better ratio like 10:3/4 but definitely not following 800/day, that's like asking your account to be banned asap.
     
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    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    I think 1 in 10 is standard enough follow back rate on Pinterest. Its not like twitter and can take time to build up your followers.
     
  6. Jayar

    Jayar Junior Member

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    yep 10% if the usual follow up
     
  7. cashcow1

    cashcow1 Newbie

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    So how many should I follow in a day?
     
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    cyrusdavirus Regular Member

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    Instead of just follow, have you tried like pin + repin pin + follow board + follow all? This way, you'll stand out more on the dropdown. Change it up a bit if it looks too spammy. I typically like+repin+follow board. I seem to do a little better than 10%, but nowhere near 50%.
     
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    It depends how your profile looks .. does your profile has some cool boards with attractive pins

    And how many followers do you already have? ...
    So there are different factors which increase your follow back ratio,

    You might wana buy some followers, which are of course fake, i think there are few sellers on fiverr
     
  10. cashcow1

    cashcow1 Newbie

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    Currently I have around 200 followers. I think I need around at least 5000 followers to begin monetizing, correct?
     
  11. CazuaL

    CazuaL Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You don't need any followers to make money on Pinterest.
     
  12. cashcow1

    cashcow1 Newbie

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    Care to explain more?
     
  13. EmpireQuality

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    you are technically correct, but the big money does come from followers.
    followers are the most important thing to have, especially on pinterest considering the nature of the site.
    just spamming thousands of pins per day to 0 followers is foolish.
    and trying to rank boards in google basically defeats the purpose of using pinterest.
    rank your own site instead.
     
  14. cashcow1

    cashcow1 Newbie

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    My follower count was closed to 200 two days earlier, now it's 170.
    I was busy so I have not touched the account these few days... what happened?
     
  15. newon

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    Firstly, don't follow so much in 1 day......I follow around 200 per day, it looks legit both to Pinterest and would be followers. I get around 90 follow backs.
    Pin quality pins as much as possible.
    Apply to join some good/active group boards.