Tuesday, 21 January 2014

How to Get More Pinterest Followers ~ Part 1

Are wondering how to get more Pinterest followers?
Are you looking to increase your Pinterest engagement and drive traffic?
In this article, I’ll share 12 tips on how you can get more Pinterest followers and promote your business.

Why More Pinterest Followers?

More Pinterest followers can help you get more likes, repins, comments, clicks and impressions.
This can then help drive traffic, increase sales, generate leads and build your Pinterest brand.
It also provides an opportunity for you to generate more engagement with your customers.
Here are the tips:

#1: Add the Pinterest Follow Button

The Pinterest follow button diverts website visitors to your Pinterest page, thereby attracting followers. This can be effective if you have a high-traffic website.
Install the button in several prominent places on your website and blog—the header, footer, sidebar, etc. Make it easy for people to find your brand page and convert them into followers.
To create your button, use the widget builder page on Pinterest or create a custom button that matches your branding.
add follow me on pinterest button
The Pinterest buttons can help convert website visitors into followers.
MindBodyGreen placed Pinterest buttons on the header and the sidebar of their website to divert website traffic to their Pinterest page and attract some of their thousands of followers.
This should also help them attract followers who like reading their content, as they’ll be directed from the blog.

#2: Add the Profile Widget

Similar to the Follow button, the profile widget also leads your website visitors to your Pinterest page. But you may find the profile widget more effective than the Follow button because it’s bigger and can display up to 30 of your latest pins.
profile widget
The profile widget can also help you attract followers from your website.
Find out how to install a profile widget here: Pinterest Business Accounts: The Definitive Guide to Getting Started.
code it pretty widget
To attract followers, the larger-sized profile widget can be more effective than the tiny Follow button.
Again, you can create your profile widget by using the widget builder or you cancreate a custom one as seen on Marie Mosley’s Pinterest page, Code it Pretty.
On the left sidebar of the blog, you can see a profile widget which displays Code it Pretty’s latest pins. This should not only drive potential followers to your Pinterest page, but also to the pins displayed, as they’re clickable (and enlarge when you scroll over them).

#3: Share a Lot

When you share often, more people will see your pins and those pins lead people back to your page by displaying your details below the pin.
details displayed below the pin
People can easily find the person or company who pinned the image, as their details are displayed below the pin.
Another way to help you obtain followers is to pin a lot of images.
Sometimes after you pin an image, you see the option to follow a board on which the same pin has been added. You usually get the message “Also pinned to…”.
pinterest suggests other boards
After you pin an image, Pinterest suggests boards where people have pinned the same image to help you easily find people to follow.
This is Pinterest trying to help you find people with similar tastes.
When you find and pin a lot of images people enjoy, Pinterest will recommend you more often to people who pin the same image. This will help you attract a lot more followers.
share your pins
Sharing a lot of pins should improve your Pinterest presence, which can play a key role in attracting followers.
By sharing quality content and images, Daniela of 007 Marketing has amassed thousands of followers for her Pinterest page. If you visit the pins section of the brand page, you’ll notice she shares a lot of helpful pins—and best of all she sticks to the topic of marketing, which should help attract her target audience.

#4: Comment on Popular Pins

The Popular section on Pinterest consists of pins that have been repinned, liked and commented on several times. Take advantage of this and get people to check out your own page by commenting on these pins.
Have a good look at the pin—study the image and the description and write a meaningful comment. You want to write more than a two-word comment like ‘‘Great Pin’’ or ‘‘Nice Find!’’
You want to show people you know and care about this subject. This can be achieved by leaving a thoughtful comment. This will make people want to check out your page and follow you.
Note: Too much commenting is considered spam by Pinterest and can lead to your account being suspended. So limit your comments to two or three times a day.
meaningful comment
A meaningful comment on a popular pin can also help attract followers.
In the above pin, which I found in the popular section of Pinterest, Pam Tufts left a very thoughtful comment. This shows she read the description and has some knowledge of the subject. This should get people who are interested in learning more to check out her profile and follow her.

To be continued...

Source: Socialmediaexaminer

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