1. As with any social media you will have more success if you are not just focused on yourself. Pin that great tutorial Grace wrote about making the perfect chocolate chip cookies. Pin Nancy’s suggestions for getting pet stains off the carpet. Do not look at other blogs as your competitors. Look at them as a resource to not only find great ideas, but to share as
2. Add pins regularly. Your boards are going to be more attractive to many people if you have 300 items pinned rather than three. Yes, it can take some time to build up a large number of pins, but it is worth it later.
3. You will most likely get your most repins shortly after you post your pin. Try to pick times that have the most Pinterest traffic. ( An excellent chart showing when to post to different social networking sites)
4. Spread out your pins. Rather than pin 10 items at once and then not pin again for the rest of the day, pin a few at a time.
5. Repin and favorite other people’s pins. Be an active part of the community.
6. Join group boards. Some group boards have procedures for requesting an invite. Especially when you are starting out more people will see your pins if you post it to a group board rather than a personal board.
7. Follow others on Pinterest. I follow a combination of big and small bloggers. Periodically go through the list of who is following you and click on their boards to see if you want to follow them back.
8. Picture quality matters. Bright colorful pins get significantly more repins than pins with are dull. It works the same as with link parties.
9. Spend some time to work on your profile information. Upload a personal profile picture that reflects you. Fill out your bio. If you have a website you can add a link to it.
10. Have fun. Enjoy finding interesting crafts, recipes, memes, etc.
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