Thanks Kevin for your sharing. I have added 4K+ followers for one account at about 1K every month for the past 4 months, and my traffic has never gone up after the 2nd month. My follow rates are around 40% or more and I don't even follow more than 250. Yet, traffic from Pinterest has been a straight line ever since.
It looks like Pinterest is limiting accounts and therefore, compelling people to make new accounts.
I was just thinking with a big old account, the traffic that it is supposed to get would be equal to many small accounts, saving a lot of unnecessary "resources".
My own thoughts on that is that in my case the increase in my follower numbers are not as dynamic as they should be because 95% of the pinning/follow process is automated by SM2 and I have lost a lot of the "focus" of my boards....I don't blame SM2 for this, it is more likely down to the quality of the Pinterest search functionality which delivers poorly targeted pins which let's face it will lose you followers particularly if you are pinning 100+ pins daily.
I know from reading your comments on other threads that you spend quite a lot of time "housekeeping" your boards to keep them on message....which should in theory provide you considerably more dynamic results than I am achieving as I never do that, I do look through my various account boards now & again and am pretty horrified at some of the stuff that gets pinned, but the task of tidying them all up is more daunting than I care to contemplate.
My focus for the next 6 month period will be to grow my P accounts to a max of 100....laser target some new CB niches that I can easily bolt onto my existing network and try and push through more volume into my old info based sites....all within the existing hosting resources I already have.