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How I Gained 550 Pinterest Followers in 1 Month
As I’m sure you have heard Pinterest is a great way to drive traffic to your blog. For a little over a month now I have been focusing on growing my Pinterest and I have learned a lot through the process that I want to share with you. I hope that these tricks will save you time and help you grow your traffic this month!
1. Make your account look professional.
- I am ashamed to say I didn’t even have a picture on my Pinterest account. I know this may seem silly that it would matter but people feel more connected to you when they can see your face. It makes them feel more like they know the person behind the computer. Just doing this alone started getting me new followers.
- Also adding keywords to my Pinterest account was a great help for me. This makes your profile more relevant when people are looking up certain words. You can add keyword in your account name, your board names, your board descriptions, and your images. This is important if you want your pins to show up when people are searching for your topics. How do you find good keywords? Just begin typing the word in the search bar on Pinterest and it will give you a list of popular phrases that people look up.
- I also have been using Canva to make my pin images. I love it because it’s free and super easy to use. You literally have templates that are already sized and you just upload your pictures and add your text. It is truly that easy, anyone can do it.
2. Join Pinterest group boards.
Holy moly have I loved group boards. What is so awesome about them? Well when you pin to a group board it shows it to all the people following that board,which is a lot of times thousands of people. It is hard to reach that kind of people especially if you are new and don’t have a huge following yet. I currently have 692 followers. Here is a few tips for joining group boards.
- You can find group boards by using a site called pingroupie.com. This site has a list of group boards although it is not updated regularly and does not have all the group boards listed but it’s a good place to start.
- I like to find bloggers in my niche or that I follow and go to their Pinterest account and see what group boards they are on. This is a great and fast way to find group boards.
- Each group board will have directions of how to join in the description. Most of the time you just follow the board, follow the person who created the board, then email them you Pinterest URL or your email that you use with your Pinterest account.
Check out my post about Pinterest Group Boards
3. Join Facebook groups for blogging and Pinterest.
There are several groups that I am on that are related to blogging but more specifically groups that talk about Pinterest and group boards. One of these groups is where people post they have a group board and you comment your information if you want to join! You can also post on there “Looking for group boards for whatever niche”. There are also threads that you can put a link to your pins on and people will repin it and you can repin theres. Here are the 2 that I am on.
- Pinterest Pals– Where people post group boards and also there are threads for repining pins.
- Pinterest Group Boards– People post group boards they have that you can join.
*Of the two boards Pinterest Pals has been the best for me.
4. Use Tailwind to schedule your pins.
Tailwind is so awesome because it saves you so much timing growing your Pinterest account. You can schedule pins for as many days in advance as you need to. I am only pining about 30 a day with Tailwind and then manually about 10 per day. I am planning on uping my Tailwind to closer to 50 a day. This should be a mixture of your own pins and others. I also like Tailwind for joining Tribes. Tribes are similar to group boards but through Tailwind and people will repin your items and you repin theres. It’s easy to do and will help you reach more people. How do you find Tailwind Tribes?
- A quick search on Pinterest will show you blog posts with lists of tribes to join. Just type in “Tailwind Tribes”. You usually have to give your email to get the list but I don’t mind because it’s helpful to me and mean this blogger probably had other helpful tips for me.
- Try to join tribes in your niche but also join some general boards. I am only in 6 tribes right now because I don’t want to overwhelm myself with too many. I may join more later.
- Make sure to follow the tribe rules. There usually aren’t many besides use vertical pins and make sure to repin others work and not just add your pin to the tribe. Which is a win-win for everyone!
- The best thing to remember with Pinterest is your in it for the long haul. You will see some results after a short time but it will become most effective over time. As you get more followers and repins, you will reach more people and you traffic will grow exponentially. So don’t give up and work on your Pinterest account a little everyday and I promise it will pay off.
- I would also not over load yourself trying to grow too many social media platforms at once (although Pinterest is actually a search engine). Pick 2 and focus on those then add more later. I am currently focusing on Pinterest and some on Facebook.
- Don’t be afraid to change your game plan with Pinterest if it isn’t working for you. Try different strategies until you find what does work but make sure you give it enough time before bailing on you strategies because like I said it will take some time.
What are some strategies you have used for Pinterest that worked? Share them in the comments so others can learn from your techniques as well.