When a person follows you or your boards on Pinterest, your pins will begin to show up in their home feeds. This means that each time they login to Pinterest, there is a good chance they’ll see some of your pins.
The advantage to this is that you will get more exposure and will increase the likely-hood that your pins will get re-pinned. It also increases the chances that people will follow your pins to your website.
Because of these advantages, businesses are constantly trying to increase their number of followers. In this blog post, I’ll teach you how to get Pinterest followers for your Pinterest accounts. Below is a list of some of my best tips for you to follow. (in no particular order)
Tip 1. Complete your Profile
A user without a profile image, a verified website, or a detailed about page is much less likely to get followed. This is because these accounts look spammy and incomplete. Take the time to set your account up correctly and you’ll dramatically increase the chances of earning new followers.
Tip 2. Create Multiple Boards and Pins
This goes back to making your profile look complete. Would you follow a user with only a handful of pins? You’re probably asking yourself, what the point would be of doing so.
Not only this, but a board that doesn’t have at least 4 pins will have blank spaces instead of images in the board preview. Take a look at the image below to see what I mean.
In short – create at least 8 boards with at least 20 pins on each of them.
*Bonus Tip: Keep each board a secret until it has at least 4 pins on it. This will ensure that none of your boards lack images in their previews.
Tip 3. Pin and Re-pin Useful and Relevant Pins
This goes without saying, but people want to follow accounts that they find valuable. For example, if you sell home organization products, you might create a pin with tips on home organization. Create a useful pin and not only will you earn a repin and a new follower, but you may earn a new customer as well.
Tip 4. Use Appropriate Keywords in Your Pin’s Descriptions
The Pinterest search engine is keyword specific and when people do searches, Pinterest responds by pulling up pins that have the searched keywords in their descriptions. Because of this, adding keywords to your descriptions will help people find you easier. This in turn will lead to more re-pins and more followers.
Tip 5. Add a Pin-it and Follow-us Button to Your Website
The simple addition of a pin-it button and a follow button to all of the pages on your website will help you passively gain new followers and re-pins. This is easy to do and over time it can generate a massive amount of additional followers. For help with creating and adding these buttons to your website, visit the this page on Pinterest.
Tip 6. Ask Your Current Followers
If you already have followers on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or any of the other social media sites, you may find that they want to follow you on Pinterest as well. This can be as simple as telling your current followers about your Pinterest account, or as elaborate as creating an incentive for people to also follow you on Pinterest.
Tip 7. Make Use of Your Email List
When I create a new social account, I’ll typically send an email out to my subscribers asking them to follow me. In addition to this, I’ll add the new social website to my signature so that all future outgoing emails will have the account listed for my subscribers to see.
Tip 8. Target Your Customers and Follow Their Accounts
This may sound difficult, but it is quite easy. The best way to do this is to start by doing a search for something relevant to your niche.
For instance, if you sell gardening products and offer pins on gardening tips, you may start by searching for pins on gardening tips. Once you’ve found a pin you like, take a look at the board it is posted on.
If this board is relevant to your niche, then take a look at it’s followers and follow them. Because these users are already following boards on gardening tips, you can bet they’ll be interested in following yours as well.
Tip 9. Time Your Pins
They say timing is everything and this is truer than ever for Pinterest. A person’s feed is constantly being updated with pins from the boards and accounts they follow. This means that if you pin your content several hours before your followers even sign on, your pin may be buried by other people’s pins before your followers can see them. Time your pins for when your followers are most likely to be logged in to see them and you will increase your chances of getting re-pins and ultimately more Pinterest followers.
Tip 10. Link to Your Twitter Account
When you link to your Twitter account, you’ll automatically send a tweet our every time you pin or repin an image. This gives your Pinterest account even more exposure on Twitter and will often result in more followers to both your Pinterest and Twitter account.
I hope these tips prove useful to you. If you’d like even more tips on how to get Pinterest followers, please consider taking my Pinterest course on Udemy.
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