10 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR PINTEREST ACCOUNT

10 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR PINTEREST ACCOUNT

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For the past few months, I’ve put a more concentrated effort into growing and improving my Pinterest account. I’m active on there every day and I’m also having lots of fun with it too! When they said that Pinterest is an addicting social media network they were not kidding! I can easily lose a few hours on there if I’m not careful.

My following has grown to over 30K now. I noticed it started going up more quickly after I hit the 20K mark. I’m not 100% sure why, but think that maybe Pinterest featured me somewhere? No clue, but I’m not complaining! I wanted to share some tips on what I have been doing and what is working well for me.

here are the 10 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR PINTEREST ACCOUNT :

1. Have a strong password.

I learned this lesson the hard way after having someone hack into my Pinterest account. They created a diet board and pinned one spammy pin to it. Luckily I was online and received an email from Pinterest that my account was being used in the United States (I’m in Canada). There was a link to immediately lock my account and then I was able to reset my password. I went in and deleted the pin and the board and now my password is full for numbers, letters, and symbols. I wrote it down in my password book because I’ll never remember it.

2. Watch your pins.

 I have the app on my phone and I always check to see how my pins are doing. It’s good to look at your pins for a few reasons. You’ll see if anything doesn’t belong (as I mentioned above) and you’ll notice which types of pins do better than others. For me, I pin a lot of food and I notice savory dishes tend to do better than sweets. Chicken is also popular. Not sure why!

3. Pin quality. 

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Pin quality posts and images. If you don’t love it, don’t pin it. Be picky!

4. Don’t mass pin all at once.

 It’s so easy to go on a pinning/re-pinning spree and pin a large number of items at one sitting especially if it’s all for one board. I tend to limit myself to pinning three things at a time so I don’t annoy people and I also try to pin to different boards when I do. I noticed when I was pinning to the same board en masse that I lost a few followers!

5. Feature your best boards.

 Rearrange your boards so that your best ones are at the top. I put my favorite food boards at the top of my profile since these are the ones I pin to most often. My less popular (and less used) boards are towards the bottom.

6. Join group boards.

 If you see a quality group board that you are interested in, ask if you can join. Sometimes they’ll be an email address in the group description or if you know the board owner, shoot them an email to ask. Just remember to follow the board rules though. Popular group boards can put your pins in front of a larger audience and help you grow your following.

7. Create a group board. 

Create a group board and invite like-minded people to join. As the creator of the board, you’ll get followers when people “follow all” boards of the members. (At least that’s how I think it works!) One important thing to note though is that group boards can be tedious to manage. You have to keep an eye on quality and sometimes people will only pin from their site. Just make the rules clear upfront and then remove people if they repeatedly ignore the rules. I’m very picky about who I’ll invite to my group boards because they are so time-consuming to manage especially if you have a large number of people on the board.

8. Niche boards. 

Create a board with a very specific focus. I have a few different food-themed boards likes my Cupcake Crush, Caramel Awesomeness and Cheesecake Heaven. They are fun to make and pinto and seem to be more popular than my generic boards.

9. Limit your sponsored pins. 

I know some sponsors require you to pin products, but I dislike doing that! I rarely pin my reviews/giveaways. I guess this could just be my personal preference that I don’t like seeing my feed full of #sponsored or #ad.

10. Use hashtags in your descriptions.

 Make those pins more searchable by adding relevant hashtags to your pin. For instance, if I’m pinning a recipe, I’ll hashtag the ingredients, type of dish, etc. Just add what you think is necessary without overdoing it. I usually only do two to five hashtags at the most.

Do you have any tips for Pinterest? Please share!

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