10 Tips to Gain 400+ Pinterest Followers a Week

Interested in increasing your Pinterest followers?

Here are 10 tips to gaining over 400 Pinterest followers a week… spending only 15 minutes a day!

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How Do You Get More Pinterest Followers?

Increasing your followers on Pinterest is not something you need to spend hours a day working on. With consistent effort and a few tried and true tips, you can learn how to gain followers with the best of them!

To start:

1) Follow 10 new people a day. No excuses.

2) Follow everyone back. Yes, everyone. If I find something offensive or that I’m truly not interested in, I just unfollow that board. Why? As long as you are following at least one board of that person you show up as a follower. The same applies when someone follows just one of your boards.

3) Check stats to see who is following you back. If a user has 10,000 followers and are only following 120 people…guess what?…you’re not going to get a follow back.

For more tools, tips, and tricks, read the full post here: 10 Tips to Gain 400+ Pinterest Followers a Week

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  1. Smith Ruby says

    Pinterest is the latest social media sensation. It has flown a long way. People are interested to knownhow to get more followers on pinterest to increase social media presence and gain visibility. 400 followers a week is simply great. Your tips to gain these many followers is quite amazing and helpful. Thanks for sharing the tips. I will also follow the same thing for my account also.

  2. says

    Thanks for these tips. Like the suggestion to follow at least 10 people a day. Good idea. Also totally agree about choosing a pretty and colorful cover for your boards, this makes such a difference for me on which boards I choice to follow.

  3. says

    This is very useful information. I have not really been using Pinterest as my primary social networking site. I understand many bloggers are better acquainted to pinterest. Something I need to take more time to do, and hopefully these tips will increase my followers.

    Thank you for sharing.

  4. says

    Good tips. I just don’t get how you find the people to follow? Just random I guess. Except I should follow the people who follow me.

    • says

      Great question, Sue! I follow other bloggers and if their blog is similar to mine, I look at who’s following them. We tend to have the same interests.

    • says

      I recently got a notice from Blogher about changing my Pinterest account to a business account but I have to read up on that before I make any type of decisions regarding that. I’m not sure that being a blogger is a business. :)

  5. says

    These are pretty much the tips I put to practice, but unfortunately, I do NOT have even close to 400 followers. Will be trying these more concertedly, though. Thanks!

    • says

      You have to do this consistently for a couple of months before you start seeing a return on your investment. It may not look like I have many followers but I was only at 77 when I started this at the end of November and now I’m at over 2500.

  6. says

    I just followed all of the bloggers who commented on this post and also The SITSGirls…
    Hope to get a follow back. :-)

  7. says

    Thanks for the great post. Growing my pinterest is of extreme interest to me at the moment, especially since it is one of the biggest referrer of traffic to my blog. I know the 400 a week is probably the outlier, but the process is good to help grow.

    • says

      Even when I take some time off and don’t work as hard I still get over 100 a week. It is one of those things that is self propelling as long as you follow the tips for a month or two first. Or at least that’s been my experience.

  8. says

    I recently joined Pinterest by signing up my Positive Kismet blog. I will use the tips you suggested as I haven’t been spending time there and would love to build up a following. I wanted to see how it works before signing up my WordPress blog. :-)

  9. says

    Thx for the info :) Pinterest is a new platform for me and before reading this I didn’t think it was important to follow a lot of people or follow people back. But now I will start following more people and see what happens :)

  10. says

    Interesting… I guess I need to start to follow people. I know what I’m doing once everyone is in bed…

  11. says

    Thanks for sharing! I’m not sure if I have the type of blog that would benefit from Pinterest, but it’s always worth a try!

  12. says

    I definitely need to learn more about this. Thank you!! I’ve heard that Pinerest is the best way to gain followers…just don’t know how it really works. Off to learn!! :)

    • says

      I’ll be honest, how it’s worked to increase traffic to my blog is beyond me but it is a top five traffic source for me.

  13. says

    I must just be weird, but I’ve never understood the goal to get more Pinterest followers. I’ve actually started unfollowing people who don’t inspire me or people’s boards that don’t inspire me because I don’t like Pinterest to be such a waste of time!

    • says

      Once I follow people I unfollow the boards that I don’t like. This way I still show up in their count. My personal goal is monetary. My husband is disabled and I need a way to make extra money. Since I’ve increased my Pinterest following, I’ve started getting paid opportunities.

    • says

      Remember, if you follow them you can always unfollow boards you don’t like and then show up in their count. It does not work the other way around, though.

  14. says

    I’m not as into Pinning as I used to be, but I love following others and make it a point to click everyone’s Pin button. Thanks for the tips.

  15. says

    Love this! I am definitely going to do a case study and follow up with you. (oh yeah, and share it on twitter, facebook, google+ yada, yada, yada) Thanks for the great post, Carla!

    • says

      Pinterest is also on my top 5 traffic sources — even though I’m often remiss about pinning my own posts.

  16. says

    Can’t wait to read the rest…I have been working on increasing Pinterest followers so this is a perfect read for me. Thanks for the post!

    • says

      I’ve found that since I’ve gained more Pinterest followers I get more sponsored opportunities. Not sure if they are are really related but if that’s something you’re looking for it might help.