The Ultimate Guide to Pinterest Part 5: 7 Tips To Get Targeted Followers

You’ve got your Pinterest site set-up, learned that service businesses can utilize Pinterest, got some hot SEO tips  and even brushed up on your social media networking etiquette.Let’s wrap up our Ultimate Guide to Pinterest and get some followers.
Show Off Your Brand
People need to know about your company and be exposed to who you are as well as what you offer. Your username should be the same as your company name as well as your gravatar should be your businesses’ logo.
Follow Others on Pinterest
Find some fun Pinterest users that are posting great content and get your Pinterest party started.Follow these people as well as those that have similar interests as you by using the Pinterest search.

Follow other companies or professionals that are related to what you do.

Just like we talked about in the etiquette for Pinterest guide, it’s important to interact with others by commenting on others pins, repinning others images just as it’s important to provide your own quality pins and content.

Be true to yourself and your brand. Pin and comment on a variety of quality images.

Think of the time you are actively spending on Pinterest as adding more content as exposing your business.

Repinning images, making comments and all interactions increase the chance to get followers.

There is a line between producing and sharing awesome content and spamming. Interact, have fun and your profile will get seen. It’s as simple as if people like what you pin, people will follow you.

Practice Consistency
Pin regularly. Just like any other social media network, posting and showing your presence is key to getting more friends or followers.

Tip: Just like any other social media site, DON’T SPEND ALL DAY ON PINTEREST. Spend 10-20 minutes a day.

This way, you are showing your presence and staying active but it isn’t taking away from all of the important things you have to take care of in your business.

Sync with Other Social Websites
For maximum exposure, link your accounts and get your name and brand out there all across the web.

Whether you sign up for Pinterest or if you have an established account, you have the option to sync your Pinterest account with other social websites.

Right now – go to settings to configure your sync settings – you can turn off them off, choose only one account to sync, or both.

Add the Pinterest Profile Link to Your Website
Make it easy for people to pin your images by using a Pinterest follow button on your website.

Don’t forget to make sure you have quality images on your site so people will want to repin. Add the Pinterest follow button to your site by grabbing the embed code here.

Now that you’ve got more followers, go back and review how Pinterest is not only for product-based businesses, learn how to boost your Pinterest SEO and get some tips for proper etiquette on the social networking site.

This wraps up LKR’s Ultimate Guide to Pinterest for now. Check back for more tips on this hot, new social network.

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About Laura Roeder

Laura Roeder is a social media marketing expert who gives businesses of all sizes the tools they need to make their mark on the web. She is the creator of the social media scheduling software Edgar, as well as social media marketing web courses like Creating Fame and Social Brilliant.


  1. Pinterest should be treated like a blog: Spend time on it and it will pay off. Keep it professional and don’t just talk about yourself. Again, content is king so I think making your words count is very important.