3 Easy Ways to Quickly Grow Your Pinterest Following
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Any blogger or business owner knows that a strong social media presence is key to success in today’s virtual community. While the algorithms of each social media outlet seem to be ever-changing, one of the biggest platforms for bloggers and business owners still remains with Pinterest. So, to increase your reach on this platform, there are three easy ways to quickly grow your Pinterest following.
MiloTree is a pop-up that you can customize to showcase your Pinterest account to attract new followers. (MiloTree also can connect with your Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, or email list as well!) I would normally recommend against pop-ups; however, this one you can customize how often it will pop-up when a visitor comes to your website– so you don’t annoy your audience. There are both FREE versions and paid versions, so it is a very affordable resource to help grow your blog.
Group Pinterest boards are a great way to post high quality content and also find other high quality content to share.
I am a member of several group boards started by other people, but I also have started by own group boards. I’m going to leave the links for them below and if you find that one of these boards suits your niche, just follow the board directions to be added:
- Beautiful Budget Life—anything that has to do with frugal living. It can be recipes, DIY, budget travel, everyday money saving ideas, inexpensive family fun… you get the idea!
- Blogging Tips, Tricks, & Advice—share your great blogging hacks and tips to help other bloggers grow…
- Bloggers United—pretty much any topic (family friendly only!)
- Christmas Roundup—bloggers can post their own original posts and agree to allow other bloggers to use them in roundup posts for Christmas.
Why do I love group boards so much?
Well, because Pinterest loves it when we share other people’s pins and content! Of course, we have to share our own, but part of the equation is sharing other content as well. I don’t know about you, but I want to make sure that I am sharing good content. So having access to group boards is a great way to know that my content will be shared with a lot of other people and I also have a huge pool of high quality pins to re-pin from… and this helps all of our numbers increase!
Auto-Pinning vs. Manual Pinning
So then the next question is, should I pin manually or automatically?
Short answer: Both!
I have not done any scientific studies on this, but from my personal experience, I saw my number skyrocket when I started using Tailwind! So I am a believer in auto-pinning… but I haven’t given up on manual pinning. My strategy is to use Tailwind to make sure that I have my own pins, as well as some other pins scheduled so there is always activity in my account, but then I also go in and manually pin every day as well. This is the only auto-pinning resource that I have used, but I love it! Tailwind gives you insight into the best pinning times for your audience, what their interests are, which pins are high-performing, etc.—lots of great info to know if you’re trying to grow your Pinterest account!
A great resource that you might want to check out is Pinteresting Strategies by Carly Campbell. She really knows her stuff when it comes to using Pinterest to drive traffic to your blog!