I am a bit of a social media addict, there I’ve said it. I love Twitter, Instagram and Google +. There is one site that I find very addictive yet equally rewarding. That’s Pinterest and here’s how I tripled my Pinterest followers in 6 months.
Now if you are not using Pinterest, where have you been and what have you been doing? I wrote a post on Business Amongst Mums last September explaining what had been working for me. Back then I had 406 followers which I had managed to double in a few months, now 9 months on and I am just under the 2000 followers mark.
So how have I done it?
In my last post, I explained how I used the boards and I haven’t really changed anything from that. I usually pin all my posts to the blog board they have been posted on. Then every few days decant down the posts onto small more niche boards. I find people tend to follow the smaller boards as opposed to my main blog board. People are usually looking for particular pins rather than a wide range of pins. I have also created lots of different boards that I am interested in and are popular with other bloggers too.
Another great way to get more people to follow is to comment on pins. Now I don’t do this as much as I should but I have found when I have people to tend to reciprocate the interaction.
Group boards are another great way of gaining new followers and increasing traffic to your site. Tutorials, crafts and recipes are the pins I find to get the most interest, so if you blog about any of these areas then Pinterest will really help with traffic to your site.
I also make time each evening to go and pin other pins to my boards and find that this is a great time to find pins and have other people find mine. It only needs to be 10 minutes each night and you’ll see a big difference.
That’s how I tripled my Pinterest followers in just 6 months…