10 Ways To Get More Pinterest Followers

How To Increase Your Pinterest FollowingPinterest is quickly becoming one of the most powerful social networks on the scene. Increasing your activity and knowing the tricks to get more Pinterest followers is important.

If your product is targeted towards women then it is crucial to have an online presence on Pinterest. Pinterest is the now the 3rd most popular social network and the 16th most popular website in the US. Not only does Pinterest rate very high in Google search, it's also very popular, drives a ton of traffic and very positive in nature.

5 Things You Should Know About Pinterest

1. 47% of online shoppers in the U.S. have made a purchase based on a recommendation via Pinterest. (via Search Engine Journal)

2. Pinterest grabs about 41% of e-commerce traffic, which is 4% more than Facebook. (via ReadWriteWeb)

3. Pinterest generates more than 400% more revenue per click than Twitter and 27% more than Facebook.

4. Crafts, recipes and quotes reign supreme on Pinterest. But fashion and wedding pins are right up there.

5. Pinterest pins have a half life of over one week. Facebook posts receive half of their reach in 80 minutes. On Twitter it's even shorter at 5 to 25 minutes. (via Search Engine Journal)

Whether you are a Pinterest power user or just getting started these tips will help you grow your following and build a stronger presence.

10 Ways To Increase Your Pinterest Following

1. Follow Others
This is the first thing you should do but you want to make sure the people you are following are related to you. Don't go about following everyone. You will be better off with a targeted following when it comes to click-throughs and repins.

2. Comment On Pins
Pinterest is a community and the bottom line for community members to bond is to have conversations. Comment on other's pins and add to the conversation. Where there is conversation, there is community.

3. Repin Others
This is a good way to get noticed by other Pinterest users. By repining their content you are telling them, "hey, I like your stuff, let's be friends." 🙂 It also gets your repined content in the overall category pool and if people like it, they are likely to follow you.

4. Connect Your Pinterest Account To Facebook
By connecting your Pinterest account to your Facebook account you achieve a few things. The first thing is you get notified when your friends join Pinterest and they'll be notified that you are a Pinterest user. This is a good way to grow. It also grows your presence by sharing your pins on your Facebook page which can open you up to a brand new audience and let your followers and fans know you are active on Pinterest.

5. Add Pinterest Follow Button To Your Site
This is a no-brainer. When people come to your site you want to make sure they know you are on Pinterest. I often go to a site and open all of their social pages and follow them. As a consumer or a fan, it makes me feel more comfortable that this company is social.

6. Add Pinterest Widget To Your Site
You can also showcase your Pinterest pins on your site. This is a great way to show people a bit of your Pinterest style.

7. Share Your Pins On Twitter
Does your Twitter following know you have a Pinterest? It's likely that they don't if you don't share your Pins there. If you are a super pinner, I'd be careful about how much you Tweet from your Pinterest page, but once in a while to let people know is a good idea.

8. Join Group Boards
Group boards are a great way to meet new people. You can collaborate on a common board and get to know new people who are interested in the same things you are. This is also a good way to increase your repins.

9. Run A Contest
I love contests. A Pin It To Win It contest is a great way to make sure people follow you. After all, they have to follow you in order to be considered. 🙂 It's also a great way to get a lot of your product in the Pinterest world.

10. Be A Curator
By being very targeted you are more likely to have a targeted following. To be a good curator you need to pin a lot. When you pin a lot your pins come to the front page of the category pages and your own feed. Keeping your name out there is important for your social media following. Consistency is key.

How do you grow your following?

Stephanie Frasco

Stephanie Frasco, VP Social Media Marketing, started helping businesses get results with social networks before Twitter even existed! Stephanie has worked directly with high profile clients like Oprah, Atlantic Records, Dashlane, The International Culinary Center, & many more. She specializes in helping business owners and marketers find massive ROI by developing targeted social campaigns focused on *engagement strategies* that work!

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C. Alexis Brown - January 28, 2014 Reply

Very insightful, especially for B2B and B2C marketers!

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Stephanie Hansen - February 5, 2014 Reply

Following and Repinning others sounds easy, but I’ve had to spend a lot of time digging to find the right content and right users. And the trouble is, as you follow more people, your Pinterest feed gets more cluttered and less focused. So it gets even harder.

I’ve started using Tailwind (http://tailwindapp.com) for their listening platform and that’s made it much easier. Still has to be a daily habit, but at least this way relevant content gets pushed to me on just the topics I want to focus on, not anything anyone I’ve ever followed decides to pin. Glad to see quality tools finally coming around for Pinterest! It’s been a long wait…

Nancy Doyle - July 23, 2017 Reply

My strategy about winning on Pinterest is rather simple. I let http://PinPinterest.com manage my account…
If you’ve been living under a rock and have managed to not hear about this awesome tool, you’re missing out a lot on Pinterest marketing 😛
PinPinterest has helped me get from almost non-mentionable followers and zero traffic to more than 55k followers on my Pinterest and my site being a traffic-magnet 😀
Auto Like, Comment, Pin, Repin, Follow and Unfollow..it has all the features one wants in a full-fledged tool and even more… It has Pin Scheduler that lets me schedule as many pins as I want and has a Speed Control setting that makes sure my account is always ban-safe by running at a human-like speed. The thing I like the most about PinPinterest is its intelligent content-detection algorithm, that runs in the background and detects relevant content for my account and pins only such images.

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