One very interesting aspect of Pinterest is how followers can pick and choose which of your boards they follow. It is truly a feature of Pinterest that we can pick and choose which topics we hear about from the people we follow.
Tattoos? Not my deal.
So I can just skip following that board, or unfollow that board when I notice that a tattoos board is in my feed.
Contrast that with say, Facebook. On Facebook the posts that do filter through to your feed may or may not be something you want to see, but you only have an all-or-nothing option, which is then further filtered by algorithms.
Pinterest lets us have control as users!
However, as bloggers, that can leave us wondering how many people truly follow us and have the potential to see everything that we pin. Let's take a look at how we can find the exact number of total followers that we have, as well as how many are following absolutely everything that we have.
Why would we want to know this? Knowing how many people follow your entire account means if you create a new board, you know how many will be exposed to that board. Plus, if you repin something to multiple places all in one go, which, let's face it we all do at one point or another, you'll know how many of your followers have the potential to see it and hate you for being spammy.
How Many People are Following Me on Pinterest?
If you have yet to crack the 1000 followers number, you might be scratching your head and wondering why on earth I am bothering to cover this. File this information away for the day you cross the four digit threshold, my blogging friend.
If you have more than 1000 followers, your profile will look like this:
You might have 3,251 followers, or you could have 3,349. That's a difference of 98!
To know the exact number, all you have to do is click on the number of followers and voila:
Even better, this window shows exactly who your followers are so you can decide if you want to follow them back or not.
This number is all of your followers, whether they follow one board or all of your boards, they count as a follower.
Next, let's talk about how to find out the number of people who follow every single one of your boards (which does not include group boards started by folks other than you).
How Many People are Following My Whole Pinterest Account
It is really easy to find out!
Head to your profile page and click on Create New Board:
Give the board a quick name and make sure that it is a public board, only you can see Secret boards!
Once you click Create, it will take you to the empty board.
Along the top you can see the total number of followers:
Once again, click on the number of followers. This time, however, it will bring up a pop up box:
This is the number of people who are following your whole account, so will automatically follow any new boards that you make.
Don't forget to delete your test board! Alternatively, you can change the name and complete the description and category, to make it into a useful Pinterest board!
Click on Edit Board, from your profile or from within the board:
Next click on Delete and then confirm that you do, in fact, want to delete it:
There you have it – this is another Pinterest trick to allow you to better understand your followers and the power of your social media presence on Pinterest.
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