Last year I joined Pinterest, a new and uber popular social media image sharing site. Understanding the importance of individual board descriptions, I ensured each were complete with optimal keywords and phrases highlighting the visual goodies to be found within each. I also realized that for pins to be searchable, they also need to have appropriate descriptions and key words.
Over the last year I patiently watched the number of followers slowly increase each week. In the last month, however, the number of followers to my Social Media Training Board has spiked to over 1,300 followers in a month.
Inputting a search query of “New Pinterest Followers,” I land within the Help Section of Pinterest. Here I find an answer to my Pinterest Board Growth:
“If you are getting a lot of new followers on one or two of your boards and those followers look like they have new accounts, it’s likely that one or two of your boards have made it into our Fast Follow process. New followers from Fast Follow are legitimate accounts and your account is secure. Fast Follow is a process that new users go through when they first create their account.”
Well… the mystery is solved. I am happy to hear that these are legitimate accounts and that my Pinterest account has not been compromised. That said, to ensure that my account is used in the Fast Follow, I am continually adding new pins with solid descriptions to my Social Media Training Board.
Has anyone else noticed new followers?