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Pinterest journey to 100.000 followers

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by xinga, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. xinga

    xinga Regular Member

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    My Goal: 100.000 followers on Pinterest at the end of 2016

    How do I want to achieve it:


    • I will run one purely manually curated account that will ever so often repin from my existing authority site. I will continue this account through organic means only.
    • 5 other accounts in the same niche with slight variations; I will grow these accounts to 1.000 followers and 1.000+ pins manually doing quality pining and mass-follow. Once this is done I will gradually swap to automation.
    • I will use those 5 accounts to inflate repin/likes/comments on my authority account
    • I want to try to grow a group board using those accounts (once they are aged enough)
    • ultimately I want to tenfold my traffic from pinterest at the end of 2016

    Monetization:

    As of now monetization is not my focus. I got a full-time job that pays more than just my bills. The niche of my money site is my hobby. If money can be made - sure; but right now I want to amass knowledge and fame. haha. Still I do have a plan in place


    • It will be a mix of adsense and affiliate on my money site that is currently running. Will have to write some more reviews and optimize ad integration. I am currently only making about $2 per day.
    • If the other accounts lift off, I might consider creating small niche sites around them
    What I have so far:

    • Small Authority site (current: Avg. daily impressions on Pinterest: 30.095) with high quality content
    • 1 Account with highly engaged users and a lot of viral pins pointing to my authority site
      (49 Boards | 2.700 Pins | 610 Followers| 285 Following)
    • 1 aged (12 months) account I recently reactivated; linked to an old Facebook profile
      (10 Boards | 280 Pins | 284 Followers | 948 Following)
    • 1 new account I just created yesterday; linked to twitter and facebook profile; gonna built up twitter a bit as a side project
      (7 Boards | 145 Pins | 57 Followers | 657 Following)

    What I need to do


    • Create 3 more accounts and fill them up with some juice
    • Create 5 accounts as backup, just in case something should happen
    • Get some automation tool (not sure), and VPS/Proxy
    • Get a scheduling tool to handle all accounts
    Questions


    • Is it dangerous to run those 3 accounts on my own machine/ip atm?
    • How will pinterest react to pushing my main account (will test it within the test accounts)
    • Not sure if I want to start the follow/unfollow game with my main account; it's doing considerably well, given the effort I put into it.
     
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  2. manjeet036

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    Nice.. good luck for your journey mate. what will you do for getting more followers? Pins or following people? Manually is hard to the work.
     
  3. xinga

    xinga Regular Member

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    follow/unfollow on the secondary accounts.
    organic growth through optimized boards and pins on the main account.

    Well I agree manually is hard work, but I don't believe there is a way around that on pinterest. Your first couple of boards have to be quality. And your repins should be decent at least.

    Then again it is not so hard work. Per account maybe 1 hour per week to queue repins and pins. And then ever so often some 5 minutes to randomly follow 200 users.
     
  4. GVSET001

    GVSET001 Regular Member

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    good luck OP.. dont stop until you achieve this.
     
  5. 80feedback

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    GOODLUCK. 83.33k followers a month ain't easy.
     
  6. xinga

    xinga Regular Member

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    I wrote 100.000 not a Million :p I think that is achievabe with a fair bit of organic growth.
     
  7. cyrusdavirus

    cyrusdavirus Power Member

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    Money doesn't seem to be a problem for you at the moment. Is there a reason why you risk linking the accounts together and not get a separate private IP for each?

    Good luck! We need more Pinterest journeys.
     
  8. 4321b

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    Good luck and keep updating
     
  9. xinga

    xinga Regular Member

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    To be honest: no. Right now they are just runing on the same IP adress. Do you figure this will be a problem in the long run?

    I will curate the other accounts during breaks from work - different IP adress just to be save. But right now there are only 3 and I don't think this will be a problem. It is not automated anyway. And much to my suprise they are growing rather well.

    Oh and I already noted: Hot babe as profile picture works better (not even in that niche, lol)
     
  10. Thenub

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    Not a lot of pinterest journeys, but good luck :)
    Will be interesting to see some results
     
  11. Mr. Robot

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    good luck OP - ain't easy but as long as you stay strong you will archieve your goals!
     
  12. Whiningbaby

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    In my opinion i thin if the search remains organic i dont think you may encounter any challenges but if the traffic starts increasing for sure they can question. Better be safe and get a different proxy
     
  13. xinga

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    Daily Update:

    - Authority Account (2,7k Pins | 616 Followers | 284 Following) +6
    Currently at 94 repins
    - Aged Account (292 Pins | 371 Followers | 962 Following) + 87
    - New Account (173 Pins | 274 Followers | 1,3k Following) +217

    I've been intentionally pushing things a bit with my new account to see what's happening. I am more or less following from group boards within my niche (manually and selectively). The results seem okay. Already scoring some first repins (though not of my own pins, since I didn't pin any).

    Thing's i'll do today:
    - Create 2 more accounts
    - Unfollow a bit so my numbers don't look all that awkward
     
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  14. Elbenor

    Elbenor Regular Member

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    Gold rule: 1 Private SSL Proxy per account.
    Trust me. They will notice.
     
  15. xinga

    xinga Regular Member

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    You sure about that? Pinning with two or three accounts from the same IP-Adress can't be a reason to ban, especially on dynamic ip adresses. I am not pining from my website. at. all. Just building a following for now.
    still i am aware that i need to get vps/proxies and an automation-tool. It is high on my to do list.
    Any recommendations?
     
  16. xinga

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    Another day, another update:

    - Authority Account (2.7k Pins | 615 Followers | 283 Following | ~94 Repins per day) -1
    - Aged Account (294 Pins | 479 Followers | 1.k Following) +108
    - New Account 1 (160 Pins | 375 Followers (2k Following) +101
    - New Account 2 (71 Pins | 57 Followers | 267 Following) +57

    What happend:

    I didn't get to create two accounts because things at work were really busy, with little breaks to manage that.
    I did join two group boards on my first new Account, mainly to see what happens. Read a lot about people getting insta ban because of joining group boards to fast. But nothing of that sort happend. As of now I don't really see any value in posting there (they are in my niche tho). Might move around a couple of pins just get better stats on my boards, though.

    I wish I had the time to create some (more) quality pins pointing towards my money site (for my main account). But too much stress to be creative, so i'll save that for the weekend.

    I decided to get along with mass follow without unfollow for now. Once I am at 1k followers I will try to get those unseemingly high Followings down to a hundrd or so for better looking stats. After that I will probably not bother any more or proceed differently with each account to test stuff.

    I still don't know which proxies (if at all) and which vps to get. I still got an somewhat old pc standing around here and might just opt for that.

    On a more positive note the affiliate sales on my money site are processing well.
     
  17. Elbenor

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    Absolutely sure.
    A lot of people whine because their accounts got banned and it's because they spam/not using 1 proxy per account.

    Here's one provider I recommend: SSL Private proxy.

    I would stay away from bots for now. It appears that Pinterest are taking hard measures against that. But that's just me. I prefer playing it safe.
    Remember, Pinterest is a longterm game. You don't earn money at the first day. You have to grow your accounts for months. Quality is key.
    Also, make group boards for your niche so you can become an authority.
    It's the best thing I ever did with my accounts.
     
  18. xinga

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    Update Day 4:
    - Authority Account (2,7k Pins | 619 Followers | 282 Following | ~95 Repins) +4
    - Aged Account (314 Pins | 577 Followers | 1,5k Following) +102
    - New Acccount 1 (181 Pins | 491 Followers | 3,2k Following) +116
    - New Account 2 (95 Pins | 76 followers | 393 Following) +19

    What happened:
    There really is not that much to tell. I am still repining and following manually. Sorta neglecting my main account in the process.
    My aged account has a way higher follow-back rate. Two factors that migh contribute to this: It is male; more pins and boards. Not sure if age really factors in, no way to tell what is organic growth and what a reaction to following back.
    Repin rates on both accounts are abysmal (but i guess that is to be expected with only repining).

    I did change my hosting plan today, so I am able to accomodate another website I might be creating to link it to the best performing account. Not sure if I find the time to write enough content though. What I have in mind would require a bit of a niche change (though not a large stretch).

    I am a bit undecided if I should start following/unfollowing on my main account as well. Some big accounts in my niche (run by professional blogger) are doing it as well. The best performing account, though, has only some 3k followers, with mind blowing repins. So for now I think it is wiser to stick to doing quality pins over followers.

    I am also starting to prepare the soon to be group board. Will be some weeks till I will be starting with it. Still I figured it would be better to have it ready and settled and not rush into it.
     
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    seogiantking Power Member

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    Good luck with your journey.
     
  20. xinga

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    Update day 5:
    - Authority Account (2,7k Pins | 619 Followers | 282 Following | ~94 Repins) +/-0
    - Aged Account (322 Pins | 627 Followers | 1,6k Following) +50
    - New Account 1 (208 Pins | 593 Followers | 3,8k Following) +102
    - New Account 2 (166 Pins | 229 Followers | 1k Following) +153

    What happened:
    I had a horribly busy day at work - so really couldn't get a lot of work done. I tried to flesh out the NewAccount2 with some more pins and noticed I forgot to pick a profile picture. I've chosen an extremly attractive male, so let's see how stroking the kitty cat will work out.
    Finding good pins is sorta a chore, but i'm following a couple of decent group boards I can pilfer. I used to rely on my smart feed, but obviously that doesn't go well together will mass follow.

    I'll be pimping my profiles over the weekend a bit with more boards. Also, like I said, I will be slightly changing the niche of one of the accounts - or rather aiming towards a sub-niche. Since one account already has facebook/twitter/instagram, i'll be taking that one.

    Sadly it's to early to see any results yet. I kept repining pins pointing towards my authority site to an absolute minimum. The few I did got a couple of repins tho (*yay*).

    For now I keep things to manual work.
     
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