What is ViralWoot?
It sounds pretty funny, to be sure, but ViralWoot is no joke. It's a free way to increase your Pinterest traffic, sometimes even doubling or tripling your traffic in a month. So, what is it? Well, basically, it's a game where you earn points by following people and repinning their pins and in return, you get to post your own pins that you'd like repinned in order to increase the likelihood of your pins going viral.
Or at least increasing your Pinterest footprint.
How to Use ViralWoot
- Head over to ViralWoot (if you use my link, you and I both get extra points in woot-land, which is hopefully as fun as they say it is!) and sign up.
- Earn seeds by following people (pro tip: you can only follow ten users per hour, so follow users who are offering ten tokens per follow)
- Earn more seeds by repinning or liking pins (make sure it's still relevant for your followers)
- Rinse and repeat as necessary
You can buy tokens, but then it's no longer free (duh). However, you might find it worth your time, because paying for tokens releases the pesky hourly limitations.
Once you've earned some credits, it's time to add your pins to the “please repin me” board. Offer as many tokens as you can (up to 9, I think) for pins, but don't offer too many for likes, since you don't get much in the way of click-throughs when your stuff gets “liked” — and the whole point here is to increase your pinning profile.
I've been using ViralWoot for six weeks or so as of this writing, and I've seen my Pinterest footprint increase by about 100 followers.
That's nothing to sneeze at!