7 Techniques To Increase Pinterest Followers

pinterest-logo1. Follow Other Pinners

Following people is a major consideration when trying to attract followers yourself. For example, if you were to follow 5-10 people every week, hopefully some will follow you back. This is a good steady rate of growth.

However, you want to make sure that you choose the people you follow carefully, since you’re wanting to get interesting content from them to re-pin onto your Pinterest home page that also fits your niche.

To check on how many followers you have, and to accept, just head over to My Pinterest Boards and click on the “### Followers”. If it says “Follow” that means you are not following them, so click “Follow”.Snip20160523_11

2. Comment, Repin, & Tagging

Take advantage of the Popular section of Pinterest and start commenting on these pins by leaving a simple complementary statement like ‘‘Great Pin’’ or ‘‘Nice Find!’. But, also make sure you actually take the time to study the images. Show them that you know and care about the subject and aren’t just trying to snag visitors to your account. Hopefully, this will inspire people to check out your page and follow you. Keep in mind, leaving too many comments is considered spam by Pinterest, which can lead to your account being suspended.

Besides commenting, you should also repin photos from different users which interest you. Also, especially when trying to promote a company, tag other users by using “@username” in the descriptions that you write. By linking with other companies and professionals, you can expand your reach, build your reputation and promote your business.

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3. Use Holidays/Special Occasions

If you’re looking for some quick exposure, take advantage of upcoming holidays or special occasions. This could be DIY decorations for Halloween, Christmas or the 4th of July. Maybe pushing jewelry or candy on Valentine’s Day. Regardless of the event, creating a board specifically designed for a holiday or special occasion can generate interest to your account, which hopefully converts into followers.

4. Add The Pinterest Follow Button

Here’s another easy technique that you should use – the Pinterest follow button. This diverts website visitors to your Pinterest page, which in turn, attracts new followers. This can be very useful if you have a high-traffic website.

You can do this by installing the button throughout the prominent places on your website and blog, such as the header, footer, sidebar, etc. Make it easy for people to find your brand page and convert them into followers. You can create this button by utilizing the widget builder page on Pinterest or you create a custom button that will fit with your branding.

5. Link With Other Social Media Accounts

Linking between your Pinterest account and all of your accounts on different social-networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Google +, will definitely help you gain traffic by bringing in friends, family, or followers from those accounts. Also, you can use other social media platforms to promote your Pinterest boards.

6. Join Collaborative Boards

Another quick way to attract followers is by contributing to popular group boards. When you contribute quality pins to these boards, their large amount of followers can become your followers, too, if they enjoy your pins.

Furthermore, search for popular group boards and spend some time establishing a relationship with the board owner or other contributors. After become acquainted, ask them to invite you to the board.

7. Post Original Images, But Also Be A Curator

It turns out that 80% of content on Pinterest are repins, meaning that only 20% is left for original content. Posting original content, like infographics or picture quotes, is a great way to spread your board, you still have to do a balancing act with content.

You need to be a curator and not only create, but post content that reflects you, your brand, or your business. By being a part of trends that are in your niche you will be able to connect with other Pinterest members who have an aesthetic that matches yours.

Are you on Pinterest? If so, how did you attract more followers?

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