As known to all, Pinterest was launched way back in the year 2010 by Ben Silberman and his fellow mates. Nearly two years later, in 2011, Pinterest witnessed one of the biggest developments. Since Facebook integrated the Pinterest application in the Timeline, the site Pinterest has witnessed a major growth. Millions and millions are flocking to the site daily to take a peek at see the latest shared ‘Pins’.
And while Pinterest is going viral these days, most of the business men out there have already taken the opportunity to take their brand to the top in the niche by getting the most out of Pinterest. And it was yesterday when we shared a few tips that will ensure that you earn the highest number of ‘Repins’ for the images you share on Pinterest. And now, as you read in this title, I’m here to suggest a few tips that will help you increase Pinterest followers.
[stextbox id=”info”]#1 Maintain Pin Boards & Pin Regularly[/stextbox]
Pinterest is all about sharing images that you find awesome. Videos too. Like you tweet daily in your Twitter account or share funny stuff on Facebook, you ought to follow the same with Pinterest too. Pinterest is no site that you must avoid. To get boosted by Pinterest’s uses, you ought to maintain your a good list of Pin boards and Pin images to them regularly.
[stextbox id=”info”]#2 Integrate With Other Social Media Accounts[/stextbox]
Did you ever know that you can link your Pinterest account to Facebook and Twitter too? Well, I said so earlier. Remember the integration with Timeline in Facebook? With that in hands, you can update your non-Pinterest friends too on Facebook and Twitter. And also, Gmail invite is possible. Invite your friends on Gmail to join you. When you Pin an image to your board, your friends will automatically be updated in their News Feed on Facebook or on their Timeline on Twitter and hence they would care to give your image a look. If you happen to be Pinning really lots of images and worthy ones, some of your friends might actually join Pinterest and care to hit the ‘Follow’ button in your profile.
[stextbox id=”info”]#3 Use Hashtags & Captions[/stextbox]
That’s the same thing I mentioned in my other post highlighting 4 tips to get more number of ‘Repins’. Instead of using stupid description for the images you ‘Pin’, it would actually be a lot better when you try to add a relevant description to the image you ‘Pin’ and also, it would be really great if you use hashtags. When you ‘Pin’ an infographic ‘Facebook vs Twitter’, instead of naming it “Social Media comparison”, you could actually name it so “#Facebook vs #Twitter”.
[stextbox id=”info”]#4 Follow Others and Repin Their Images[/stextbox]
With the quotation that ‘Sharing is Caring’, sharing the images Pinned by other Pinterest users would certainly boost your reputation on Pinterest. If you care to follow other people you like in your niche, and also ‘Repin’ their content, they would do the same for you. When people ‘Repin’ your images, you name is thrown far and wide, giving access to more people to follow you.
[stextbox id=”info”]#5 Use Good Quality Images[/stextbox]
The fifth tip, use good quality images, the least known but the most useful. When it comes to sharing images online, it is a must that people share images that don’t blind the eyes. Instead of ‘Pinning’ some images that prove to be straining the eyes, try using some really HD images. That’s it.
[stextbox id=”info”]#6 Promote Yourself on Your Blogs and Sites[/stextbox]
The final tip – something that deals with bloggers and website owners. If you have your own blog, you can promote your Pinterest account on it too by adding the “Follow me on Pinterest” button and also, add the “Pin It” button that will allow people to share your content on your blog and in turn drive traffic to your site and also, prove to be useful in increasing your followers’ count. Those button are available at Pinterest Goodies.
So, what do you think? Do you think, these tips proved to be useful to you? And also, make sure to share your strategy to increase your followers with us in the comments section. If you found this article helpful, make sure to follow me on Pinterest at Arun Sathiya on Pinterest.