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Do you really want to follow these people on Pinterest?

photo credit: ShardsOfBlue via photopin cc
photo credit: ShardsOfBlue via photopin cc
It is exciting to get followers! But if you love the Pinterest experience as much as I do, you need to be careful with who you follow because you don´t want to receive spam in your feed. You also want to be treated fairly.

Do you really want to follow those who…

1. Follow thousands and are followed by thousands overnight? I have been in this platform since the beta phase in Feb. 2012, and I know how hard it is to have followers when you don’t have a brand behind you. My followers started growing pretty fast this summer, and I realize most of them had something in common: they were following +20k pinners and were followed by +10k. They had few boards, strange and short bios and few pins. They were just playing “follow them and they’ll follow you”, and suddenly fake brands, sportswear and weight loss programs took over my pin feed. I had to go to the menu and click “Everything” every time to get the variety of pins I like, which was kind of annoying. So I had to unfollow many of my new followers.

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