Hey guys, I just wanted to share what im doing with pinterest. Hopefully we can get some strategy discussion going. Also I have many health boards I can send invites to anyone interested in exchanging!
I posted my old method in a different post you can check out here- http://mpsocial.com/t/different-strategies-for-getting-pinterest-traffic/3439/3?u=vegapunk
Here's my traffic for March using mostly that strategy
For most of my accounts I have them set to follow between 45 - 100 people each day. When i get a new account I usually let them follow between 5 - 10 a day for a week then I increase by 15 or 20 follows a week.
Most of my accounts have a follow back rate of around 0.14 - 0.42. I started with massplanner in December and my original accounts now have around 2.5k - 2.8k followers.
I also unfollow people daily. My unfollow rates are lower, usually between 20 - 50 a day. When my accounts are new i dont unfollow anyone for at least 2 weeks. I set massplanner to only follow users more than 14 days old. I have no idea if the software actually does it but it seems like a good idea.
Somethings I found that help with gaining followers
- Cute or funny profile pic
- Pics of male characters don't really do well
- Identifying your sexual orientation in your bio seems to help (cis, gay, bi, pansexual etc)
- Look at what other people are putting for their bios and write something similar
Recently, I've changed my traffic strategy. I dont think what I posted above was getting me enough reach and engagement on my pins. Also I was running the risk of sending so many of the same images out. You can see from the screenshot above my traffic is declining slightly this month.
Now I have 2 main accounts that I upload pictures from. These 2 accounts pin between 19 - 25 times a day on to 3 different boards that I own. 1 of these accounts has 2.8k followers and the other 3.8k
Next I set up 4 other pinterest accounts to repin the pins that my main accounts are doing. The main accounts also repin general images which helps the pictures stay separated on my boards.
You'll see the same pictures on my boards but they're pretty spread out and it looks natural. I also invite random people to pin on my boards to try and get them active as possible.
The above 4 accounts repin between 7 - 11 times a day. I have them set to repin on group boards that i've gotten invites on. These group boards have between 5k - 12k followers.
I think this new strategy will work for a few reasons
* I'm sending out less of the same images each day
* It will look like more accounts are engaging with my pins
* I'll be exposing my pins to more group boards without worrying about spamming
I think the next step is to get some more pinterest accounts liking and maybe even leaving comments, similar to how people do it on ig.
Currently I have a total of 14 Pinterest accounts and 6 are in use. I could probably take the other 8 accounts and spam my way to more traffic + more revenue, but im trying to stay under the radar. I'm violating their tos by uploading the same images daily so I need to be careful.
What do you guys think? Let me know if this was useful & if i should update with changes in my traffic or strategy.