6 Ways To Skyrocket Your Pinterest Account { & Why Followers Are Not Really That Important }

When I was trying to build my cleaning business I didn’t think to have a Pinterest account. I then learned how important it was in boosting my Google ranking and quickly started pinning on that particular account. If you’re scoping that link out, please note that I built it to one million monthly views and then stopped using it because I don’t need one for my particular business ( so the numbers dropped again ). However, I started using it just recently once again to test some Pinterest algorithm techniques and will be posting about my learning experience once it reaches the goal again. My COFFEE ADDICT MAMA account is stuck slap dab in the middle so I need to fix whatever I am getting dinged on.

I’ll update this post again in a few weeks.

In testing how well it really worked for my business, I realized that I don’t need to actually have a Pinterest account for my niche. It did indeed teach me some tricks on how to skyrocket. After doing research over the past few months, I also realized that there is no need to try and push getting followers. Sure you need a few but chasing them is not necessary. Learn how you can make money on Pinterest. You won’t be sorry.

HOW TO SKYROCKET YOUR PINTEREST ACCOUNT WITHOUT MANY FOLLOWERS

Start by switching over to a business account. Go To EDIT SETTINGS —> ACCOUNT SETTINGS —> CONVERT TO BUSINESS. This enables you to treat it like such and you’ll now have analytics access. The benefits of going ‘BUSINESS’ is highly recommended. If you haven’t already done so, get a move on it. Here’s a great outline on this topic.

Now that the business account is set up, be sure to create a great bio with a link to your website, shop, blog or even your IG account. Wherever you want your traffic to go. Down below as one of our 6 ways to skyrocket your Pinterest account with little to no followers will be about descriptions and keywords. This is an important factor that I started using later than sooner. I’m telling you this now because it will save a boat load of editing. Trust me!!!

My cleaning business account only took a couple weeks before it skyrocketed to 1 million monthly viewers. It only has like 30,000 now and I don’t even use it. I basically tested these tips I’m going to give you here just to see how I could grow it and these WORK!!! Currently I’m working on Coffee Addict Mama Pinterest account to see if I can do anything different to skyrocket that account even faster. Stay tuned. We’re almost to 100K and I’ve just started using these hacks.

UPDATE ON MY PROGRESS

We are currently almost to 300K – I wanted to add another bonus tip that will be coming in a post very soon!

1.) Pin Manually– this here is going to be my biggest and most valuable tip. This can be very time consuming but you can master it by using the same time management tips I use for blogging. Using a scheduling app such as Tailwind or Viraltag will help, but won’t grow your account as quickly and effectively as you’d like. You may not even see monthly views up to a half a million with those apps. Manual pinning is also great for control. You know what you’re pinning, when you’re pinning and how you’re pinning. Something that bothers me a lot about Pinterest is the unsecured links when clicking on a photo to visit a website. I can tell if a site is secure just by looking at the link the pin is connected to. If it’s not, then I don’t pin it.

2.) Create at least 10-15 boards with keywords in the descriptions, headings, etc. Tip dos: keyword the sh*t out of your boards, pins and bio’s. For instance- you just created a Food Board Titled ‘Tasty Dinners’, you’ll want to write a description that has keywords in it involving dinner meals and food related items. You can follow The Crumby Kitchen, she’s one of my faves.

3.) The Pinning Boss– While pinning others pins is quite the norm, you have to also directly pin { among-st other hacks }. Pinning directly from your favorite websites is going to boost your accounts really fast. So instead of just repinning everything on your feed, check out some of your go to sites + blogs and start pinning their photos from their most popular posts. AND, you must follow this trick as well: your main feed is a great place to grab pins for your boards but go to the following button and start pinning what they pin.

4.) Rich Pins– Enabling rich pins on your account will be a game changer for reals. I’m just learning more about this myself so, you’re not alone. All of this seems really intimidating to someone like ourselves who have no idea how to master Pinterest, until now. Rich pins are basically pins that give out more information to the user before they click on your website. I am going to specifically be using the article rich pins to help you as much as I can. I started this community to share tips and if that means I learn along the way, then awesome! We’re in this together.

5.) Pin Popular Themes– I’m already a huge home decor fan but it helps to pin extremely popular niches like; FASHION, FALL { seasons }, BEAUTY, ART + HOW TO’s, etc. When creating some of those 15 boards we talked about earlier, make sure you have these really popular topics to pin from. Also, do not let one board go unnoticed for over a week. Pin in all boards, all the time.

Before we get to my very last tip, let’s discuss those followers we don’t really need to grow our traffic. While many users focus on gaining followers because they believe those followers will click on their pins, the focus needs to remain in the actual numbers. Goal setting to 1 MILLION MONTHLY VIEWS was my target. If I reach that in one month or less, my target becomes 2 million, so on and so forth. Your actual engagement becomes 1/4-1/2 of those million views which in fact turns into more monthly views to your websites, shops and blogs. Remember to actively pin your content. You can take a look at many famous accounts to see that just because someone has a lot of followers, doesn’t mean that they have a lot of views. And those with a ton of views, only have so many followers. When it comes to Pinterest, don’t pay attention to followers.

6.) Pin Again– This may tie into the tips above but all of these are actually in sync and the only way to really move your numbers is to keep pinning but RE-PIN what you’ve already pinned. I tested this and my number flew to well over 5K in one day. It’s something no one thinks of doing but if you think about it, repinning your own posted graphics will lead you to more views. Also search some really popular pins to get ideas of what’s going viral. A two for one tip in this last one!

I’m just taking a screenshot of the numbers to see where I am in about a month from this post! I started writing the post at 90K and by the end of the post I was at 96.5K. So PIN – PIN – PIN!!!

I also am new to group boards. I have to get into that and am learning more! Until next time, more coffee please. What are some of your pinning secrets? We want to learn!!

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