About My Pinning Process
As a Pinterest Marketing Strategist and Account Manager, I offer a level of service that goes far beyond what a Pinterest VA can offer. I don’t just pin – I pin strategically. That means I take considerable time to do keyword and hashtag research for not just your account and boards, but for every single pin. And I also keep up with CURRENT Pinterest “best practices” on a daily basis – which is a must since they’re continually changing. What works today may not work in a month or two.
As Kate Ahl, owner of Simple Pin Media put it so perfectly:
One amazing pin is better than 10 blah pins. Pin the best and you’ll be rewarded.
And this is my philosophy as well … and why I take the extra time needed to pin quality pins over quantity.
Because budgets vary, I currently offer 3 levels of pinning. The most important thing is that Pinterest likes to see DAILY activity from your account. And I’ve seen accounts benefit from as little as 5 pins a day. I even saw one client’s stats triple in the first two months of working with him – and that was with just pinning those 5 pins a day – EVERY day.
Note and a bit of strategy: I recently resumed pinning a minimum of 15 pins a day to my account and my numbers have sky-rocketed. So I no longer recommend the 5 pins a day plan – if you can do more. Although you’ll still see results from 5 a day, you’ll definitely benefit more – and faster – if you go higher. The sweet spot is currently 15 to 30 pins a day – as I write this. (As previously mentioned, Pinterest is a constantly changing game).
*Additionally, in an online session back in the spring of 2018, it actually came out that Pinterest likes to see at least 70 pins a week. Even so, they continue to stress that it’s not so much the number of pins – but consistency in pinning daily – that will benefit you the most.
But – pinning more than 30 pins a day is not really worth your time – and can even hurt you. This happens because Pinterest may view you as flooding the feed with too many pins and “spamming the feed”. As a result, Pinterest may throttle back on your account and actually show your pins less in the feed – definitely not the result we want!