There aren’t nearly as many Pinterest tools as there are Twitter tools. In addition, most of the Pinterest tools need to be paid for in order to show what a Twitter tool would show you for free. Tailwind is a Pinterest tool that gives you a week’s worth of statistics for free, and then by paying $29/month, you get some features including statistics for up to 90 days. TwitterCounter is free Twitter tool that gives you 6 months of statistics without any cost.
The Pinterest tools are going to catch up eventually, but for now, there needs to be a way to get a big following on Pinterest. The best way to get more followers on Pinterest is by following the followers of someone in your niche who has thousands of followers.
The follow ratio is not as essential on Pinterest as it is for other social networks. There are a lot of people on Pinterest who have over 1,000 followers who are also following 5,000 people. You may have a ratio like this if you follow this plan, but it’s better to have 1,000 followers while following 5,000 people than having 100 followers while following 0 people.
After you follow as many people as you can until you exceed Pinterest’s maximum follow rate (500 people every hour), pin at least 20 times. The more pins you pin, the more repins you get. When I stopped using Pinterest, I didn’t get as many repins. Now that I am using Pinterest again and sending out at least 20 pins every day, I am getting at least 20 repins every day.
By pinning on boards with a lot of pins, you will also boost the exposure for your past pins. Some of your followers will click on your board to see what other pins on your board are. One of my pins that went viral and then stopped getting repins got repinned 10 times in a day. Maybe it will go viral again, or maybe I send out another pin that goes viral.
The recipe to rocking Pinterest is following a lot of people and being very active on the site. When you do both of those things at the same time, you will get more followers than ever before.