As with pretty much anything in life, there is more than one way of doing things. Gaining Pinterest followers is no different. Within Pinterest you can find several ways to gain followers, but if you think outside the box you can see that there are many other ways to gain Pinterest followers as well.
1. Group Boards
Group boards or community boards as they are sometimes called are boards with multiple pinners on them. One of the best ways that I have found to gain Pinterest followers is to join different group boards related to your interests and pin to them. Group boards with a large following means more exposure for your own profile and boards.
Group boards aren’t just for others to create, you can create your own group boards and invite other users to pin to them with you.
2. Invite Friends
Invite your friends and acquaintances from your other social media networks as well as from your email list to join you on Pinterest. Ask them to invite their friends and acquaintances as well.
3. Complete Your Profile
Complete your Pinterest profile. Upload an image to use for your profile picture. Add a description of yourself or your business in your About section. Write something interesting or catchy that attracts attention. Add your website if you have one and connect your Pinterest profile with Facebook and Twitter.
4. Follow People
It seems self-explanatory right? You follow people and some will follow you back. Don’t take it hard if the majority of people you follow don’t follow you back. It is each person’s right to follow whoever they wish.
5. Original Content
Create and pin your own original content. People get bored with seeing the same thing over and over again. Create pins that stand out and grab people’s attention. You don’t have to be fancy just unique.
Publish your Pinterest activity to your Facebook timeline by activating it in your Pinterest settings. Facebook users will see your post and can click on it. They will be redirected over to Pinterest where they have the option to follow you.
7. Follow Button
Adding the follow button to your website or blog allows your website visitors to follow you from your website. When your website visitors click on the follow button on your website they will be able to view your Profile on Pinterest.
8. Pin and Repin
Stay active on Pinterest. Make your presence known. If you forget about your Pinterest profile and boards so will your followers. Other users can’t see what you pin if you don’t pin anything. Pin often. The more you pin and repin, the more chance your followers will have of seeing them. Your followers will repin your pins expanding your reach and gaining you potential followers.
By liking other users pins you let them know that you appreciate what they pinned. Some will check out your profile and if they like what they see on your boards they will follow you.
Leave thoughtful and meaningful comments on other user’s pins. Be respectful of others when commenting. Respond to comments that you receive.
For more information on ways to gain Pinterest followers see The Ultimate Guide to Pinterest.
Laurie Lambert is a web designer, graphic designer and author of “The Ultimate Guide to Pinterest” and “Affiliate Marketing – Getting Started – A Beginner’s Guide.” Connect with Laurie on Google+.
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