Have you been wondering how you can gain more Pinterest followers?
Are you looking to increase your Pinterest engagement and marketing efforts this year?
Follow these next 10 tips on how you can increase your Pinterest following and really put it to work for your business.
The more Pinterest followers you have, the more likes, repins, comments, clicks and impressions you can receive. This is also what will help you drive traffic, generate leads, create sales and build your Pinterest brand.
Here are the tips…
#1 – Add the Pinterest Follow Button on Your Website or Blog
A Pinterest follow button will divert your website visitors to your Pinterest page and create new followers. This is true if you have a high-traffic website. Install the Pinterest follow button in several places on your website. To create a button, you can use Pinterest’s widget builder or create your own branded Pinterest button.
#2 – Add Your Profile Widget
Just like the follow button, you can use a profile widget to lead website visitors to your Pinterest page. However, you may find the Pinterest profile widget more effective because it shows your latest pins.
You can have this kind of profile widget that you can add to your site sidebar by using the Pinterest Pin Board Widget plugin. It displays your latest pins as a widget in any widgetized area of your blog.
#3 – Share Often
When you share pins often, more people will see your pins and those pins lead people back to your page by displaying your details below the pin. Another way you can gain more followers is to pin a lot of images.
Sometimes after you pin an image, you are lead to another pinner that has pinned that same image to their own board. This is another opportunity for you to search their pins and repin or follow their boards.
When you find and pin a lot of images people enjoy, Pinterest will recommend you more often to people who pin the same image. This will help you attract a lot more followers too.
#4 – Comment on Popular Pins
The Popular section on Pinterest consists of pins that have been repinned, liked and commented on several times. Be sure to review these pins and comment on these so it leads more people back to your page to follow you.
You want to make sure your comments are of good quality content when you write them. Care enough about the pin to leave more than a two-word comment. Be sure to limit your comments to two or three times per day as Pinterest will detect it and tag it as spam.
#5 – Mention Others When You Pin
When appropriate, be sure to mention another Pinterest user when you are writing the description of a pin or you are commenting on a pin. When you do this, it will draw the person you are mentioning to possibly follow your pins and boards.
#6 – Connect Your Other Social Media
Connect your Facebook and Twitter accounts with your Pinterest account to attract your Facebook and Twitter friends and followers to your Pinterest account.
You can tweet your pins so your Twitter followers can see them and display your latest Pinterest activity in your Facebook friends’ and followers’ feeds.
#7 – Find More Friends from Other Social Networks
Connect your social media accounts and click on your business name in the top right corner of the screen. In the dropdown menu that appears, click on “Find Friends”. You can then choose the social networks you’ve connected to find friends and followers and follow them on Pinterest. If you already have a relationship with them, they will likely follow you back on Pinterest.
#8 – Promote Your Individual Boards
Instead of following someone’s entire Pinterest profile, most people prefer following boards on subjects they’re interested in. Work on getting followers for your most popular boards instead of the entire account. Go through your brand page and look for your most popular boards and promote them to gain more followers.
#9 – Contribute to Other People’s Boards
A quick and easy way to attract followers is to contribute to popular group boards that already have a lot of followers. When you contribute quality pins to these boards, their followers become your followers, too—if they like your pins.
Look for popular group boards and spend some time forming a relationship with the board owner or other contributors, then ask them to invite you to the board.
#10 – Be Sure to Follow Others
Look for people with similar interests, follow them and a fraction of them will follow you back. Continue to follow the ones who follow you back and unfollow the ones who don’t. Repeat the process.
This is how you follow other people:
- In the Pinterest search bar, type in a keyword related to your business or interest. This will give you a list of pinners, boards and pins that contain your keyword.
- Choose what you plan to follow—other pinners or boards.
- In the list that appears, begin following people/boards who share pins similar to what you share.
- Follow about 100-300 people a day and then wait a few days. Then check to see who has followed you and continue following the ones who have followed you back and unfollow the ones who haven’t.
If you follow this procedure daily, you should build up a lot of followers. Make sure who you follow, however, is the people that share the same interests as you do. Otherwise, your follow list may not bring you the business visibility you are looking for.
If you don’t already have a Pinterest account set up for your business, feel free to visit my article on how to get yourself set up so you can start pinning right away. From there, take into consideration the 10 tips above to jump-start your marketing using Pinterest. If you are already pinning and connecting with other followers, feel free to share your experience on how it’s working for your business. Leave a comment in the Reply box below.
Until tomorrow (Day 12 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge)!