Similar to Twitter and Digg followers, we have Pinterest followers. Pinterest followers help you to popularize your products in internet. They get you more and more number of backlinks. Having more followers not only flag you as an expert, but also provides a greater exposure for your business and a dedicated online community. Getting more followers on Pinterest is long and a tedious process. This requires great and useful content. But, you cannot expect to get 1milllion followers in a day. You need to give in that extra effort persistently to get more followers. Here are some tips that can help you find and get more number of followers:
Use existing social networks:
Tie up your Pinterest account with your Twitter and Facebook profiles. Each item you pin on your board will be displayed to your followers on other networks. Many of your subscribers and followers in other networks can know about you and can follow you in this network also. Members already having Pinterest accounts can easily find you and follow you. Through this you can build an army of Pinterest followers with little or no effort on your part.
Complete your bio:
Prospective followers will definitely want to know more about you. Make it easy for them by completing your Pinterest profile. Fill it with detailed information about you and your company. Add photo, website links, social media profile links, location etc. Be sure to use a keyword rich user name.
Pin “Pin It” Button:
Make it easier for your blog readers to pin your content by integrating “Pin It” button in your blog posts, product pages and other areas of your site. It helps to get a higher number of pins for your posts. It increases your Pinterest presence. Now, more and people would come and visit your profile to know more about you and ultimately end up being your follower. Also make use of Pinterest follow button in your sites/blogs which directly allows your readers to follow you.
Create boards for sub-niches:
Divide your niche into number of sub-niches and create board for each one of them. Create a new board for every subject your business discusses. This attracts a number of followers from a variety of fields. Doing so makes your profile more organized and provides a reason to your readers to follow you.
People do not want to follow softwares or ghosts. Regularly pin new items on your boards. You need to find that perfect balance between “little posting” and “annoying posting”. Posting minimal items flag you as a ghost in users’ eye whereas continuous posts pin you as software or a spammer. There is no rule of thumb in the number of items that should be pinned per day. Pinning 2-6 items per day per board would be sufficient. It all depends on the number of boards that you maintain.
Name your boards interestingly:
Don’t settle for same bold, old boring boards that people have been seeing in everyone’s profile. Organize and name your boards in a funny, unique, yet in an understandable manner. It is highly required that you give related names to your board as a majority of users chooses only to follow boards instead of profile. The name of your board should describe the content within.
Create your new pins:
Instead of “repining content from others’ board, create your own new pins. Find your content from different sources such as blog posts, social networking sites etc. and pin them personally instead of repining them. If possible, create your original content and pin it on your board. Original content sparks interest in others in comparison to recycled material. This also builds credibility amongst your present Pinterest followers.
Use hash tags:
Just as on Twitter, use hash tags to its best effect in Pinterest also. Tag people and industry experts to nurture conversations. Create the required hype and ultimately attract followers. Do not overdo it. Use hash tags in a similar manner as it is used in Twitter. Here’s a post on how to use hashtags on Pinterest.
The concept of mutual understanding works in here also. Follow innumerous people with a hope that they will also follow you. A better idea is to follow industry experts and power users (users with thousands of subscribers and followers) to get your content spread and noticed across a large network. To find them, search in Pinterest using your industry’s general keywords. A result page will be displayed before you. Check out the list of users and their “number” of followers. Find your power users and follow them. Repin some of their useful content. They may return the favor by doing the same.
Pinterest provides you an amazing facility to create groups. Different group members can contribute in it. They are able to create their own board. Make such groups and invite others to be a part in those groups. People will start listening to you as the group thickens.
Your Pinterest content is one the important factors in determining your number of followers. Providing helpful and resourceful content will definitely give you large number of followers. Vary your content at regular intervals. Include videos along with images. Also the quality of images should be good and acceptable. Try to be a thought-leader in your industry by creating and pinning original content.
Comment and Engage:
It is crucial to be active in a social community. Comment on other posts and try to engage new audiences. Be weird in your comments and let audiences know your view. Engage yourself as much as you can. Get into discussions, thought-sharing, brainstorming sessions.
Pay for Followers:
Trading money for time is one of the better options. But you will have to be sure to invest that money in a safe and a reliable place. There are certain websites that can get you high number of followers in exchange for money. Two of those sites are PinterestRepins and PublicMonkey.