Following back on Twitter has been established as a powerful method to get more followers. When I started following back on Twitter, my results changed dramatically. There are many people with over 100,000 followers who are also following that many people. Following people on Twitter also helps build quality connections that are made to stick.
Pinterest is the same story with a different tone. There are some people who say following back on Pinterest isn’t important since it’s a new social network. These people say that following back is not part of Pinterest etiquette. This past week, I decided to test that statement.
I was stuck at around 2,300 Pinterest followers, and I was relying on PinWoot and YouLikeHits to get more followers. They are good places to get more Pinterest followers, but I wanted to find a way to mimic my Twitter results on Pinterest. So, I started a following frenzy. I went from following only 100 people to following well over 1,000 people. I learned about Pinterest’s maximum rate of times you can follow people as well.
I focused on following people who I believed would follow me back on Pinterest. There are people on Pinterest with over 10,000 followers who are following twice as many people. I followed those people and others, and sure enough, I got follow backs.
On the first day I used this plan, I got around 20 followers. When I woke up the next day, I got a notice saying I got 37 extra followers. One of those followers even left a comment on one of my pins. I never gained that many followers in a single day on Pinterest without the use of PinWoot or YouLikeHits. I have been utilizing this plan ever since. In fact, while I was writing this blog post, I was still getting more followers on Pinterest.
Before I started following back on Pinterest, my goal was to get to 3,000 followers before the New Year. Now that I am following back on Pinterest, my goal is to get to 5,000 followers before the New Year. If you follow me on Pinterest, then I will gladly follow you back.