When I joined Pinterest I had no idea it would be my number one referrer and still is for many years now. There wasn’t any information or solid tips on how to increase your reach like we have today. In the beginning, finding solutions to how to grow Pinterest to my current 52K followers felt like groping through the unknown. What I’ve learned through it though is to trust my instincts like I’ve done to this point. And I’m giddy because I figured out another secret tip that I can’t wait to share with you. Today, I’m going to tell you how to double pinterest repins in just one month and no you don’t have to buy one more app or take one more high dollar course to learn this secret.
I won’t keep you hanging long, but first you have to see my December stats below to appreciate how stale my repins had become. I’m sure you can relate to my struggle of not only trying to stay ahead of Pinterest but keep up with the other changes on social media.
Too, Pinterest changed to adding Picked for You pins which competes for the pins you want your followers to see. I mean that is why somebody is following you because they want to see your pins right? But that is another thread. The point is there is more competition than ever.
Like most professional bloggers, I started using tailwind and had been using ahalogy when it first came out to schedule my pins. I tried scheduling with both tailwind and ahalogy at the same time and even increased my pins per day but look at the picture below from December.
I just felt like I was spinning my wheels because just scheduling pins alone did not boost my repins.
In December, 2016 I just couldn’t get over the 6K or 7K repins and it was that way for MONTHS. If I took a snippet of each month before December, they would all look similar.
Getting Back to My Roots
So (drum roll please, sorry) instead of following one more fancy algorithm, I simply went back to my roots. I went back to doing what grew my Pinterest fast in the first place which is to pin naturally.
I know it may sound stressful to do one more thing with your limited time when you think you can schedule it. But if you want your repin rate to increase, the key is that you have to still pin organically too.
Especially if Pinterest is your number one referrer, like it is for me, it commands my respect and that means time.
Want to see the results of pinning each week with not really a set schedule? What I mean is that though my pins were scheduled for that week with tailwind and ahalogy like they’ve been for several months before, I didn’t follow a set schedule of pinning naturally. I just pinned.
While I was on my laptop preparing my blog posts or having my morning brew, I pinned one or two pins. In the evening when I’m on, I pinned a few more pins here and there.
Look at the results below. My repin rate went from 76% in December to 177% in January!
And to keep this simple because I always love things explained to me in a not technical Tina fashion, look at how the repin rate went up each week as you can see from my email.
It’s easier to see the growth this way because sometimes the graph is not so user friendly. I started pinning naturally again in January and every week thereafter.
Jan 2 – 6723 repins
Jan 9 – 8330 repins
Jan 16 – 10050 repins
Jan 23 – 11077 repins
Jan 30 – 12760 repins
And February has well over 13k repins as I have continued to pin naturally when I’m on my device.
I just pinned naturally each day. That is the other important key. Be consistent and do it each day. That is really how I grew fast in the beginning by doing something I love and being consistent in sharing high quality content.
If you’re like me, you have tons to do each day as a blogger or social media manager, sot I didn’t repin every pin. My tailwind scheduler did most of the work, but it did not give me the same results as when I pinned along naturally with it.
I hope that tidbit can be a saving grace for you. You don’t have to pin every pin naturally, you just need to pin some of them.
I’ve learned another lesson in managing my own content which is keep doing what I’ve done no matter what fancy scheduler or supposedly scientific research comes along.
Pinterest is about natural engagement. Try it! And see if it doesn’t work. Just remember my pointers, you need to be consistent, still use your favorite scheduler and have fun. Track your repin rate.
Also, check out my other tips about Pinterest on Pinterest Secret – The 3Cs of a Smart Pin. From a Homeschool Mom Who Grew Her Followers to 35K Without Complicated Algorithms and 11 Amazing Tips To Grow Pinterest That You Need to Know NOW.
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