How To Grow Your Pinterest Followers Faster!

How To Grow Your Pinterest Followers Faster | MiloTree.com

This is Part II in my series on How To Grow Your Social Media Followers. You can read Part I on growing Instagram here: How to Grow your Instagram Followers Faster.

If you can get your Pinterest account growing, there’s no better way to drive traffic to your blog. At Catch My Party, we get millions of pageviews per month from Pinterest.

Here are my 10 quick tips on growing Pinterest! If you do these, I promise, you’ll see your followers grow!

Tip 1

Install the free MiloTree pop-up on your blog! The MiloTree pop-up connects directly to your Pinterest account and asks your blog visitors to follow you on Pinterest. It really works!

This has been our secret weapon, and has helped us grow our Catch My Party following to close to 600k followers. There’s a WordPress plugin, for easy installation, and if you have trouble, email me at jillian(at)milotree(dot)com.

Tip 2

Look at what pins are doing well in your niche, and study why you think they’re working. (Are the pins beautiful? Do the pins show multiple steps? Is the text easy to read? Are the pins solving a problem people have?) Then make portrait-style pins inspired by what you see. Make sure to add text overlays on top of your photos so people know exactly what they’ll be getting if they click.

I have three favorite tools for making images.

  • PicMonkey — great for collages
  • Canva – They have a new app for mobile
  • Snappa — I’m really liking this one and made the image for this post with it

Tip 3

Use keywords everywhere. Use them in:

  • Your profile description
  • Your board titles
  • Your board descriptions
  • Your pin descriptions

Think about what terms your audience is searching for, and use those exact words in all your descriptions.

Tip 4

Create 10 boards to start, and try pinning 10 pins in each one. Then each day, pin 10-20 pins. I recommend Tailwind as an easy-to-use scheduler. That’s what we use.

Tip 5

Confirm your Pinterest account so Pinterest knows your business is for real, and your account with get useful analytics. Also, enable Rich Pins on your site so your pins get more “juice” from Pinterest and your logo shows up on all your pins.

Tip 6

Follow a few power pinners every day to let Pinterest know you’re serious about the platform.

Tip 7

Every week, make a new boards and repin your best pins into them.

Tip 8

Use your analytics! Look at what’s performing best on your Pinterest account and make other content like it!

Tip 9

Add the “Save” button to your site so your blog visitors can easily pin from your site.

Tip 10

Be of service. Think about your Pinterest account as a way to help other people find what they’re looking for.

We pin:

  • 50% of our own Catch My Party content
  • 35% repins from awesome content on Pinterest
  • 15% from blogs and other sites we love

Our goal is to be the best party resource on Pinterest regardless of where the content comes from.

BONUS TIP: 

Be patient. A pin can take months to gain traction. It’s a very different platform from Instagram or Facebook, where the feedback is immediate. Pin beautiful, relevant content, make it easy for people to find it, and you will see results.

 If you haven’t yet tried the FREE MiloTree pop-up on your site or blog, click this button. It’s easy to install with our WordPress plugin or a simple line of code.
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If you want to grow your Pinterest followers even faster, sign up for our Awesome Plan. You’ll get all the important tools you need to get more people more people clicking on your pop-up and following you!

Delay Your Pop-Up Until Your Visitor Scrolls

Delay Your Pop-Up Until Your Visitor Scrolls

Would you like a little more pop-up control? Great. We’re giving it to you!

You now have the ability to control how quickly your pop-up shows on your blog. 

Instead of your pop-up automatically sliding up as soon as a visitor lands on your blog, you can now delay your pop-up from showing until your visitor scrolls down your page.

This gives the visitors time to get to know you and your content before you ask them to follow you. If they like what they see, then chances are high they will follow you when you ask. 🙂

Also, you now have the ability to turn the pop-up off on mobile. 

These two new features are available in our Awesome Plan, along with our other premium features (custom colors, frequency controls, no branding, pop-up positioning, analytics).

If you haven’t upgraded yet, this is definitely a good time!

To upgrade, login to your MiloTree account and click on the pink box that says, “Get All Premium Features.”

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How To Grow Your Instagram Followers Faster!

How To Grow Instagram Followers | MiloTree.com

I get asked all the time: How do I grow Instagram followers faster?! Well, here are my top 5 tips:

Tip 1

Install the free MiloTree pop-up on your blog! Your MiloTree pop-up connects directly to your Instagram account and asks your blog visitors to follow you on Instagram.

Because it’s personalized with your Instagram account, if people click on the pop-up, there is a high chance they will follow you because they like what they see.

If you want to grow your Instagram followers even faster, sign up for our Awesome Plan ($6/month) and get all the important customization and analytics tools you need to get more people clicking on your pop-up and following you!

Tip 2

Give your Instagram page a theme, and the narrower the theme the better.

I always say, if you post about chocolate desserts, I want to see beautiful photos of chocolate desserts, not photos of your kids at Disneyland (even though I’m sure you have adorable kids).

Be consistent in the type of photos you post. Also, be consistent in the times of day you post, so people know to expect great content from you.

Tip 3

Instagram give you up to 30 hashtags per post. Please use them. Hashtags are the only way to search on Instagram.

Try using a mix of very popular hashtags, hashtags that are specific to your content, and even a personalized hashtag for your business. Experiment to see which of your posts get found and which hashtags you used.

Tip 4

Make sure what you post is beautiful and compelling. As Instagram moves to a smartfeed, the quality of your posts will matter even more because they’ll start hiding your low performing posts.

I use an app called A Color Story to brighten up the colors of my photos so they really pop. I also try to make my text relatable because I want people to interact with my posts.

Tip 5

Be strategic about using your bio link. If you want to drive traffic to a blog post, put the link to the post in your bio link. If you are selling something, put the link in your bio to where people can purchase the item.

If you want people to sign up for your mailing list, put a link to a landing page where they can add their email address. It’s one of the most valuable pieces of real estate on your Instagram page, so use it wisely!

Tip 6

Interact!! Respond to comments on your page to let people know you’re a real person.

Use the “discover” feature and find new accounts to follow, then comment on their posts. Instagram is definitely a social platform, so the more social you are, the more followers you will attract!

BONUS TIP

Think about your overall strategy. What are you trying to accomplish with your Instagram page? It could be growing followers so brands want to work with you, extra blog traffic, sales. Keep your eye on that prize because that will push your business forward.

 If you haven’t yet tried the FREE MiloTree pop-up on your site or blog, click this button. It’s easy to install with our WordPress plugin or a simple line of code.
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MiloTree Press from iBlog Magazine

We launched MiloTree, our smart pop-up, in March 2016, and in a few months we got our first article written about us! Take a look at our first MiloTree press below or read it here.

Catch My Party just passed 515k followers on Pinterest, a large majority of those followers are from our MiloTree pop-up.

“With our pinning strategy in place, we needed to find a way to ask our Catch My Party visitors to follow us on Pinterest. Who better to champion you than your own audience?” In a nutshell, that’s why we built the MiloTree pop-up.

MiloTree Press from iBlog Magazine | MiloTree.com

MiloTree Press from iBlog Magazine | MiloTree.com

I can guarantee if you have traffic to your site or blog, MiloTree will grow your followers or email list. It’s that simple! It can grow your Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest followers, and even your email list!

 If you haven’t yet tried the FREE MiloTree pop-up on your site or blog, click this button. It’s easy to install with our WordPress plugin or a simple line of code.
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The One Ask Rule To Grow Your Blog

The One Ask Rule To Grow Your Blog | MiloTree.com

For the people who receive our MiloTree emails, they know that when someone visits your site, it’s like having them over for dinner. You want to impress them, you want them to have a good time, and you want them to want to come back.

So instead of asking your visitors to do a ton of stuff for you — like join your email list or follow you on Facebook and Pinterest and Instagram, I challenge you to ask them for one thing.

If you try to grow all channels at once, you’ll burn them. But by being intentional, and using the “one ask” rule, your chances of success will be much higher.

And that’s the philosophy we used when we first built MiloTree.

We wanted to ask our visitors to do one action when they came to our site (like us on Pinterest). Then when they came back, we asked them to do something different (like us on Instagram), but it was still one action. And it’s worked.

MiloTree is one pop-up that can show multiple social media accounts, but never at once. And that’s the beauty of it. We live and breathe the one ask rule.

And hearing from our early MiloTree subscribers, they are seeing it work for them, too!

When it comes to asking your visitors for a favor, the old adage “less is more,” couldn’t be more true!

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What Does The Instagram Algorithm Change Mean For Me?

What Does the Instagram Algorithm Mean for Me? | MiloTree.com

Chances are you’ve read that there is an Instagram algorithm change coming. Instead of showing every post chronologically in your feed, it’s going to show you the most relevant posts first.

It going to be a little like Facebook, trying to anticipate what you’ll like.

So what does this mean for me?

If you are currently getting engagement on your Instagram posts, you could be better off after the change because your posts could show up more in people’s feeds. Cool, right?

And if you aren’t getting engagement, this is the time to start building it. Here are my suggestions:

  • Give your account a unique point of view
  • Only post compelling, interesting, or beautiful photos
  • Follow other people’s accounts
  • Like and comment on other people’s photos
  • Respond to the comments you get
  • Set your MiloTree pop-up to only show Instagram to help grow your followers faster
  • Reach out to people in your niche to share each other’s Instagram accounts

Instagram says it is going to roll out the algorithm changes slowly, so there’s no need to panic, like I’ve read people are already doing. This is just a great time to check in and refresh your strategy.

 If you haven’t yet tried the FREE MiloTree pop-up on your site or blog, click this button. It’s easy to install with our WordPress plugin or a simple line of code.
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