Milestone Pinterest 548.000+ Reach 1000+ Followers!

Last Update: January 28, 2019

Dear fans and readers,

Yay, wow finally one milestone reached, my first one. The milestone to have my first 1000 Pinterest followers with a reach of over 500.000 visitors a month to my boards. It is even better than that and still growing. I worked 6 months on this to get where I am now and I continue using Pinterest for my business model as I can see it is a great way to expose your website and blogs to the crowd.

Success with Pinterest! You Can Too!

You can do the same. Make use of #hastags for your photos, describe what the photo is all about and see how it shows up to those groups of interest. You also will be able to see which pins are loved and pinned the most, this will help you to find better photos for your articles.

Besides of being pinned, many visitors click and visit your website, thus you start to generate traffic coming from Pinterest to your website. That is a big plus and very useful. I decided first to build my fan boards and add minimal own photos of my website blogs and now the reach is high enough to pin the rest and make them accessible to a wider audience and thus get more traffic.

Then you are astonished to see how a simple photo you thought off gets a high reach, I was like wt.... wow, unbelievable and that will put a smile on you. :)

I think Pinterest can help us as well to find the niches to write about in 2019. Off course continue what you do as always, but within your niche, on hand of what people pin and collect, the pins with the high reach called Rich pins, you can see that when there is a R behind the pin in your statistics, it will tell you what is in fashion now and use that to join the flow.

My next milestone? Well for Pinterest it is 1.000.000 people reach a month and 2000 followers. :))

My other milestones; my first real WA joiner for a subscribtion, that is what I am working on now, to get my review out as I have enough content now that I can add the affiliate reviews to my story world. Videos coming too. :))

How is your experience so far with Pinterest?

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mcb247 Premium
Great work and well done on completing your goals in Pinterest. My results have been varied with Pinterest I worked it hard for six plus but could never get above 30,000 views so I stopped for while to rethink strategies .

Although I did get some traffic from Pinterest and have now started to ramp it back up again.

Questions - Do you use any tools such as Tailwind and do you post into group boards at all ?

I wish every success with your next goals

Martin
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cld111 Premium
Congrats! This is great!

I started using Pinterest in November of last year, and I'm up to 93k monthly viewers, 2.2k engaged and 474 followers.

So, I'm far behind you, but I'm happy about the growth since I've only had this account a few months.

I really want to do more with Pinterest. I think it's fun and there's a good traffic opportunity there.

- Christina
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hi Christina,

Are we following eachother? I like to see your boards, perhaps I got some tips for you and you have some for me. :))
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cld111 Premium
I don't think we are following each other. I will try to correct that now. :)

- Christina
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Great, seeing you soon. :))
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emarketingguy Premium
I love your excitement, but my question is how does this help you earn money? Does having 1000 followers and a 500,000 reach show up as new money in your account? Have you been able to track sales back to traffic from Pinterest? I’ve never used Pinterest in my 10 years of online marketing success because it’s never produced sales, but I would be interested to know if you have seen otherwise so that we could follow your path. Also, what do you mean by hashtag your photos? Are you talking about on the photo description? Put hashtags that the photo is relevant too? Thanks in advance for your reply, and great milestone. Good job!
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Let me ask you another question:

The question you ask to all newbies who just started out in Wealthy Affiliate for a couple of days:

"Have you made any money in your account signing up and work with WA?"

Then you have your answer, if you read my post correctly, you will notice I just started to mass post my other pictures from my blog posts.... so it will take some time to give a correct analyses.

Do not forget, Pinterest is just a source for traffic, like Google and other places are. It depends if you have content that can affiliate for you, due to my special niche, I am just starting out on that to add that now as I am having enough articles to do so. I do not recommend anyone to do like I did as this is very hard to do and takes more time to build then the basic examples from Kyle with Bootcamp.

You never used Pinterest? It is taught by Kyle in his training to make use of it. So why not at least give it a try?

Think outside the box, widen your horizon, what works for me might not work for you and visa versa, but one thing is for sure, it can generate a lot of traffic for you once you found what works for you. :))
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emarketingguy Premium
I’m sorry if you read into my comment it wasn’t anything bad I would just wanted to know honestly if Pinterest traffic produces sales because I really do want to use it if it does, and I really just wanted to know about how to use hashtags properly. I’m not trying to act like I am more than anything that I am
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hi, no worries, miscommunication, happens. :))

With hastags you can add your photos to database groups, example: you put a teddy photo in the group teddy and teddybears, toys and other groups if it fits there, in this way you reach more people. This is very important, because without you will miss out.

I cant say if it will produce sales yet, I am just in phase 2 to find that out, but my strategy was first to build audience and then add my own stuff.

From what I read up and the research I have done, Pinterest is far underused by marketers, thus you have a better chance of succeeding as on other portals. And it is free. :))
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emarketingguy Premium
Thanks so much for the insights and advice. Appreciate you!
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ToLiNoLi Premium
You are welcome. :))
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Stella2 Premium
Hey Stefan;

Thanks for sharing. Your work is encouraging. I've started building up my Pinterest account and I'm getting a small amount of traffic, so I'm interested to see how far it can go.

One piece of advice I've seen, but I NEVER follow, is to just blindly follow back everyone who follows you. You can get yourself connected to some spammy stuff that way. I checked out a couple my followers and they were full of porn.

I read somewhere that you can get a strike from Pinterest if you accidentally promote spammy accounts and pins. So I check things out before I repin or follow back.

All the best!
Stella :-)
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hi Stella,

I got that small amount of traffic after 4 days, so I won't complain, time will show how it will develop, it is too short to say, I have to see what photos are liked most and focus my storytelling on such photos, topics, affiliation and making sure it fits so my fans are happy :))

In general I do that too, if I see a board with porn I do not follow back, same for religious or political content, yes add spammy as well, I like to stay neutral in this field.

Great tips, thank you for sharing. :))
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Thank you very much for sharing this with us.
I am one who hasn't had any luck with Pinterest and can use this information for sure.
Awesome job by the way. I hope to have those kind of numbers in the near future.

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Read a bit below in the comments, will help you knowing what you need to do and as I already said, it differs to niche and your talent to find those good pins. Try things out and see what works best for you.
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TommyVTE Premium
Thanks for sharing
Pinterest is great I am now on a little over 500 followers and about 100.000 reach in less then one month so I am on the right track plus start to see visits from Pinterest to my website. Same as you mentioned I would advise use Pinterest
Have a great day
Tommy
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Great job Tommy, right on track. :)) The visits I am experiencing now, but I just started out with pin all I have, so I need to see how it develops in the next weeks to come. But higher reach means more clicks and saves. :))
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PamC39 Premium
Hi Stefan,

Great technique! Thank you so much for sharing this informative post.

I have a question. I am fairly new to this whole online business thing. I just started using Pinterest, Twitter, instagram and LinkedIn to promote my business. Do you think that it is too much to use so many social media platforms to promote your business? Please let me know thank you!

Regards,

Pam
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TommyVTE Premium
Nope not to much I do the same thing, but focus a bit more on Instagram and Pinterest.
Have a great day
Tommy
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PamC39 Premium
Thank you Tommy. I appreciate your response. I will do that thanks!
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ToLiNoLi Premium
These are all great to start with, use it wise, add Google+ if you can and Facebook is still an option if you have many friends already....
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Exactly.
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PamC39 Premium
Thank you I will be adding more social media thanks😄
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ToLiNoLi Premium
You are welcome, enjoy the ride. :))
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mcb247 Premium
Wow ! amazing results ... I started using Pinterest big time and was posting images most days, using tools to post into group boards, and all with keywords and hashtags ... I could not seem to get above 30,000 views a month one matter what I did ... so I pulled back my efforts and just post when I can. I only get around 8,000 monthly views currently, but its climbing steadily.

What niche are you in ?
Go for that 1,000,000 views :)

Martin
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ToLiNoLi Premium
I believe and it is logical if you think about it, if you start with own pins only, you can be quick and successful depending on the quality and how well your pins are received or you end up less interesting.

Your main issue is reach, when starting with own pins only, your reach is low, if you take in pins from others, off course you will need to have the gift to experience a pin as special and hope for it your audience sees it like you, then you will attract others to pin those as well, gain followers and more.

You need to play and try things out, see what works best for you. What works for me might not work for others you see.

My niche is a novel storytelling newspaper, which puts me in a wide area of things of my choosing, this is not recommended for beginners, caution, as what Kyle said is true, it is hard to build something like this, not impossible, but it takes much more time and effort and patience as it all feels like a huge wheel you are trying to push, but ones it starts to roll it can't be stopped....

So I build everything to be on a level to be called a newspaper, and that means lots of content, not just a blog, it is also harder to build it due to the different topics you allow yourself to integrate.

If I would have to start from the beginning, I would just keep it to bootcampbuilding and then go for such a project as I have it now. But I said A and now I must work to B to realize C.

I guess the positive part is I have fun building this, I love what I do. Pinterest will help me I know, and I believe it was worth the time invested to build to where I am now.

We will see what 2019 will bring.
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Stefan
Congratulations! So exciting to hit those kinds of targets.
I a new to Pinterest and have recently completed the Pinterest training in Affiliate Bootcamp. So for now, I just have the boards and necessary pins up to get started. I have relevant boards to guide people to my site - all going well, I will write a success post in the not too distant future too.
Well done again and thank you for sharing - it's encouraging for me to read about your success.
Blessings
Louise
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ToLiNoLi Premium
I am following a different strategy and will see how that will work out for me. I cannot say for the pins and results, but it is logical with a higher reach, more people will see it.

The quality of the pins as well the description as well the hastags will define the success of the pin itself and thus the success getting traffic.

Exciting times ahead, I like to think out of the box and try new things, yes it may take longer, but I have the same end goal as all of you. :))
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Memorylaneuk Premium
This is awesome. I am a big fan of Pinterest though I lost a lot of traction when they introduced their new algorithms recently.
Making my way back up to the 242K I was on by making some changes to my pins and descriptions.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Hi Karen,

What did Pinterest change? As I probably missed that one. Would be interesting to know. Did you loose out on that so much? What is your take on that?
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Freisia Premium
This is truly great news and a good reason to celebrate. You write well and I am saving this post to check back on to improve my ranking on Pinterest. Thank you so much for sharing.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Thank you Judy, I appreciate your kind words. Trying to do my best to help and inform others. :))
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CandP Premium
This is great news, congratulations!
We are needing to do Pinterest as well and your post has inspired us.
C & P
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Thanks a lot, these successes are needed to drive us forward. I need to get my reviews started now and increase my traffic to start converting. 2019 will be an interesting year.
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spurway Premium
Hi
I just did this morning my Pinterest and I have 144K visitors and 41K engagement. Followers I am with 3400.
Pinterest is great and I love creating those pins.

Cheers Sylvia
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ToLiNoLi Premium
My engagement rate is almost 20.000 so that should be a good value too, seen yours. :))

How did you get so many followers?
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spurway Premium
I started following people, and once a week I follow everyone who follows me. Each week I have around 100 followers that I follow back.
I also get now invitations for group boards without me looking for them.
Cheers Sylvia
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ToLiNoLi Premium
I did the same in the beginning and then I noticed that many of those I followed back unfollowed me and also what shows up in the results what you are looking for might then be that what you are not looking for if you do not check out what that pinterester collects.

So I changed and I lookup the accounts to see if it might be a big shark with not many it follows, that is a first sign, then I check the boards, pins and also the amount, less than 100 pins and 5k+ followers is a strange...

And I wait a while now, before I follow back, that is best, so you know that most of them are interested in what you do too.

Off course if I know it is a WA colleague or a friend, I follow back.

I see it as a service in what I do, to pin to my boards for the people who choose me to follow me, so I like to keep my fans happy and give them what they need. I am not necessary looking for other people, I do if I discover great pins during my pinning sessions.

Cheers
Stefan
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Ruby168 Premium
Good job. Thanks for sharing.

Ruby
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ToLiNoLi Premium
You are welcome Ruby and thank you. :))
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Mllafrance Premium
That’s great! I’ve been at Pinterest for a couple months and your post give me hope.

Thanks for sharing and keep it up!

Marie-Lou
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Doing that almost daily if I can, to look out for what my fans want me to bring to them and in addition my own pins, that goes hand in hand now.
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joejr49 Premium
And with Pinterest, you are not dependent on Google rankings.
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Exactly :)) I love your thesis.
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apache1 Premium
Well done Stefan

I do need to get my hat on with Pinterest have let it slide a bit
But will start again soon

Have an awesome week ahead

Andre
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ToLiNoLi Premium
I did that as well, if you do that you will lose a lot of reach and it takes time to get back (for me a month, I fell from 150.000 to 115.000), so if you miss a day or a couple that is manageable, but like I had several weeks, that cost you, so if you have time use Pinterest as well, otherwise look for alternatives.
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apache1 Premium
So true which I already found out but slowly as I get a bit more time it is building up but yes still a lot to do from where it was before. I will get there.

Thank you for that too
Andre
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Feel free to look at mine, that can give you an idea of how I build. You can find it under the shared links on my WA profile.
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apache1 Premium
I will thank you
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ToLiNoLi Premium
You are welcome and congratulations I see you are an Ambassador now. :))
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apache1 Premium
Yes thank you for that been hard at it here.

I have also followed you on Pinterest just now as well.

Have a great day mine is nearly ending it's 11.30 so bit more replies then off to bed eventually :))


Andre
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Thank you Andre, following back. :))

Have a great night and if you have question, drop me a line by pm, perhaps i can give you the help you need to improve an build.
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Gordon-D Premium
Still early days for me. Are you getting a serious amount of traffic with those numbers?
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ToLiNoLi Premium
Statistics are still fresh and Pinterest runs 2 days behind, so I will see how it develops, but yes I can say it has effect and besides of saves I also notice link clicks.

It very much depends on your photos, description and hastags that animates people to visit your website.

I am just starting to learn to analyze my own, I say it is worth it to build it up, it is said that pins last much longer as any other social platform to get notified.

A photo says more than 1000 words, right? :))

But you need to be active in Pinterest and consistent if you want to succeed, also pin what people love, that is work, but it is doable as my success proofs.
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C-Lab Premium
Excellent my friend!
I am happy to see that you making such good progress with this Pinterest!
I am not yet started on the platform, but your post has given me hope that is may be worth while.
It is a good sign for the rest of us.
Thank you for sharing your post with us, I appreciate it!
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ToLiNoLi Premium
I thought the same my friend, but as a pin has a 3.5 month life span, it would be crazy not to try it.

But as said, I first build my audience before I introduce most of my own pins.

I say it is worth it. :))
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