How to Gain More Followers on Pinterest and More Views on your Blog

Pinterest is an amazing source of traffic for bloggers, but all the online courses I wanted to try were too expensive for my budget. Since I couldn’t afford e-course to learn about Pinterest, I decided to try different tricks until I was finally gaining 100 or more followers every day.  Here is a step-by-step guide to help you boost your presence on Pinterest.

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the best tips and tricks I used to double my Pinterest traffic:

1. Change your profile name

Change from a personal profile to a business profile. This allows you to track how people interact with your pins, profile, and blog. Also, change the “about you” section. What are your pins about? Just like when you are applying for a job: Let a paper speak for yourself. Remember that Pinterest is a search engine, use keywords on your pins and profile. Here is a handy tool I use to find keywords: http://www.pinterestkeywordtool.com


2. Organize all your Pinterest pins and boards.

My blog is mainly about bullet journaling, digital note-taking, and college life. I knew that in order to gain more followers  I needed to impress them with my boards. In one day I cleaned all my boards. I deleted pins that were broken or not related to that board. I renamed my boards with KEYWORD titles that were straightforward. Don’t get fancy or extravagant with your titles, keep them simple and easy to find. Your very 1st board must have your blog’s title and all your blog’s pins.

Make sure that the description of your pins are keywords. Keywords are what makes you stand out from other blogger’s pins.

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Create long pinnable images:

Your pins MUST be long!

  • Dimensions: 736 x 2000
  • A straight forward and catchy title.
  • Make sure you put your blog’s URL or title at the bottom of the pin
  • White backgrounds perform better than images with faces or dark colors.

Here is an example of one of my most successful pins:

The yellow square indicates my rich pin description. The pink square are my keywords.

Here is a really cool tip for you, add keywords to your WordPress image descriptions. Let your readers spread your blog images and keywords. I tried this and my Pinterest followers tripled! Why? Because nobody ever changes the description of a Pinterest image. If I look at the images pinned on Pinterest from my blog I see that almost everyone keep my image description.

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3. Join group boards

The best way to promote your pins is to join group boards. It might look difficult but is actually pretty easy. Go to the Pinterest account of a blogger that you admire and look at the group boards he/she is a member of.

For example, I admire Abby @ Just a Girl and Her Blog. I started looking at her group boards and wrote down the ones that I wanted to join. Over time you will find bloggers similar to your blogging niche and you’ll find more group boards. Most groups boards are always accepting new bloggers. When you find a board that you want to join, check the description box. Follow all the steps the owner of the board requires and send him/her an email to join. Make sure you include in the email your Pinterest URL, which boards you want to join, and your Pinterest email.

You must follow the owner of the group board to get an invitation. Usually, the owner of the board is the first person in the board.

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Another way to find group boards are with the PinGroupie website. I use this website to find boards with a lot of followers.
ONLY join group boards with more than 2.5k+ followers. I always see new bloggers joining group boards with 400 or 1000 followers. You are wasting your time! The more followers a board has the higher the chance your pins will have to get seen and re-pinned. 


4. BoardBooster
BoardBooster made a huge difference in my presence in Pinterest. The first day that I used it, I gained 60 new followers. From there, I gained followers every single day and my pins were getting more repins.
The good thing about BoardBooster is that you can try it for free and see if it makes a difference in your blog. When my trial was done, I started paying $5 (100 pins) every month. Over time I increased my monthly pins.
 

 5. Put your Pinterest board on your sidebar

People are more likely to follow all your boards when they see the links in your sidebar or signature.

I hope these tips help your Pinterest profile grow!

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47 thoughts on “How to Gain More Followers on Pinterest and More Views on your Blog

  1. Jennica says:
  2. wildandfreeoutdoors says:

    These are all great ideas! I’m new to blogging and I haven’t really utilized Pinterest the way I should! So thank you for this! These are awesome tips

  3. Natalie says:

    I use Boardbooster as well and I love it! I am still trying to grow my following on Pinterest. I know it will take a little time. I just began focusing on the platform this month so I will see how it goes. You share great tips in this article. It was a pleasure to read!

    Natalie
    http://www.strategistcafe.com

  4. Top Form Teaching says:

    This was great! Thanks so much. I also admire Abby and how far she has come in such a short time. I have only used Tailwind, but you may have convinced me to try Boardbooster.

  5. Liene G says:

    I haven’t used Boardbooster yet, but I am doing everything else and I already have more than 1000 followers (gaines in two month). This is helpful post, because Pinterest ir great traffic source. 🙂

  6. oldschoolreads says:

    Love it. Just pinned this post to my Be a Better Book Blogger board. I wondered if when you name images, you include dashes in between the words (i.e., best-pencil-cases-for-school-or-college). Is there any benefit or detriment to that?

  7. sheandthewhale says:

    Great suggestions! I already done some of these and they really helped. I think board booster is the next thing im gonna try, and btw, how do you look for someone’s group boards?

  8. littleslifeandlaughter says:

    Awesome tips! I totally agree about using Boardbooster, I noticed a huge difference in gaining a following and that was just from using scheduling at the time. Let’s be honest, who has the time to manually pin from Pinterest every single day? This lets you free up more time for other areas, like creating content for your blog. Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen says:

    This are some great tips! Pinterest is definitely a platform to master for blog traffic. Thanks for the sharing the info. 🙂

  10. Bobbi Hass-Burleson says:

    Pinned this so I could use it later. I have a subscription to Viral tag so I am wondering if I can try out Board Booster along side just to see if I like it. I get a fair amount of followers every week, and I schedule my posts out for weeks, but would like to see more repins.

    • Jenniffer | Life is Messy and Brilliant says:

      Hi Kim,

      Looping repins your old pins to the top of the board you choose. If you have a board with 1,000 pins, you can set a looping option to repin all the pins from the bottom of the board to the top of the board. It will delete the pin with the fewest repins to avoid duplicates.

      Jenniffer | Life is Messy and Brilliant ♡

  11. mymelanatedbeautiful says:

    You taught me something new today! I have been working on my Pinterest strategy for about 3 weeks now, and have been pretty successful. These tips will surely help me succeed even more! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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