Pinterest as we know it is dead. Help get the word out!

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Please Help Get the word out!

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

That was the case with the last Pinterest popularity algorithm. It was of elegant and fair design that prevented spam as well as promoted new content. Probably the most important factor in the old algorithm was the chance for ANY user to show up at the top of a specific category page. This is vital because it gave regular users a chance to have their unique content promoted and seen before thousands of eyes.
However with this new Pinterest update that is no more. In what seems like a glitch more than anything, the brains behind Pinterest have decided to flood the category pages with content that is, at some times, up to a year old.

Let’s just hope this is a simple glitch because if it’s not, Pinterest as we know it has just died.


I first noticed that the category pages were not populating correctly earlier this morning. After dropping my girlfriend off at the airport at 5AM, I was able to pin several new pieces of content with no problem. However, around 11AM EST, I began to notice that no content of mine was showing up in any category pages.

Puzzled, I began testing several pinning methods that I thought would alleviate the problem and get my content to the top of the category pages again. After trying uploading directly, several proxies, making new accounts, using URL shortners, rehosting the image, and even pinning images I had JUST created . . . none of the images were to be found. I have tested every possible method under the sun to understand this new update, however, one thing is apparent : they’re giving preference to age. In a social age when new and unique content is what drive’s the internet, this could possibly cause a mass exodus from Pinterest similar to Digg in 2009.

Successful networks are the ones that give new content a chance.

Right now if you’re a new Pinterest user that has very little following, I’m sorry. This glitch (or update) has eliminated any possibility that your content will be seen as well as the chance of you gaining followers. Right now if a new user uploads any content it is likely that it will be seen by only a handful of users, if at all. The category pages acted as a springboard for unique content to make it to the popular page. It made Pinterest a level playing field for all, not just the Pinterest juggernauts that automatically get 2.9 million followers when any users signs up. Even accounts with several thousands of followers will not be able to compete with the 10-12 powerhouses on Pinterest. In the coming days expect the only visible content on the popular boards to be coming from these sources.

Is this fair?

Absolutely not, which is why I’m hoping it’s a mistake. Every user on any network deserves a chance for their voice to be heard. Reddit has its “new” page so users can vote on content that has been submitted within seconds.

Like Reddit, the old Pinterest allowed for every piece of content (barring a few exceptions) to be voted on in the category pages by all the users. The good content would rise to the top while the bad content would disappear into the internet abyss. It’s simple, fair, and it allows the USERS to decide what they want to see make it to the popular page of THEIR network.
Social networks aren’t built in backrooms and from tricky algorithms. They’re built by the voice of the community and allowing for each of those users to feel like they’re a part of something.
In conclusion this could all be a minor glitch. However if it’s not then it is time to let your voices be heard. Speak out against this change and let the creators of Pinterest know that the 10 million+ users joining every month deserve a chance.

So here it is . . . a new direction for Pinterest. I think it’s absolutely detrimental to the site, but we’d love to hear what you think by commenting below.
#dead #pinterest #word
  • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
    Thanks for sharing this info.

    BTW, Your article link is not working.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    Good grief. Was it really necessary to shout like that? It's a website, for dog's sake. Fun, maybe, but not even a particularly useful website.

    Get some freaking perspective.


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    • Profile picture of the author SlyMaven
      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      Good grief. Was it really necessary to shout like that? It's a website, for dog's sake. Fun, maybe, but not even a particularly useful website.

      Get some freaking perspective.


      Paul
      Paul:

      Pinterest is currently being touted by many in the IM community as the best thing since sliced bread. If it is no longer useful to newcomers that is a BIG deal.

      R. C.
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        • Profile picture of the author SlyMaven
          Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

          Calibanned you on that one....
          What does Calibanned mean?
          Does it mean mis-quoting someone like you just did?
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        Originally Posted by R. C. View Post

        Paul:

        Pinterest is currently being touted by many in the IM community as the best thing since sliced bread. If it is no longer useful to newcomers that is a BIG deal.

        R. C.
        Who cares what it's "touted by many" to be in the IM community. It wasn't built for the IM community. It is in Pinterest's best interests to make it uninteresting and not useful to IMers, because basically, they take a social network and do very unsociable things to it.
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    • Profile picture of the author LegitIncomes
      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      Good grief. Was it really necessary to shout like that? It's a website, for dog's sake. Fun, maybe, but not even a particularly useful website.

      Get some freaking perspective.


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      Well, there are some making $500-$1,000+/day on Pinterest. Now, they may be breaking the Pinterest TOS to do it, but they are doing it.

      I assume that's why the OP was shouting (not that he should have been)...maybe he's one of them.
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Folks, I don't care why he was shouting. That degree of "noise" is neither useful or necessary over something like this.


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        • Profile picture of the author SlyMaven
          Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

          Folks, I don't care why he was shouting. That degree of "noise" is neither useful or necessary over something like this.


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          Looking a little callous!
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

      Good grief. Was it really necessary to shout like that? It's a website, for dog's sake. Fun, maybe, but not even a particularly useful website.

      Get some freaking perspective.

      Paul

      Well, that's what happens when your user name is Pinterest Marketing instead of Pinterest Fun
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    Pinterest is a cool website it is another useful tool to add to my arsenal.

    Unfortunately Pinterest owns pinterest so they can do as they seem fit if we like it or not.

    Hit the enter key next time to break up your text it will make it easier to read.
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    Very interesting, if pinterest is dead my wife will be heartbroken!
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  • Profile picture of the author zaco
    Honestly its their website, they do whatever they want, no offense but they don't want marketers there, they want people to pin what they like so the company makes money..they even changed their TOS to stop marketers from using their services..

    Why do you think you are entitled to tell them how to run their business? because you can't sell your stuff?
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  • Profile picture of the author bamstk090
    too much spammer at once.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexander K
      Originally Posted by bamstk090 View Post

      too much spammer at once.
      This is what happened to pinterest.

      People created bots and other software to mass post (or do it by hand), copying popular images and re-posting them, but with their own links included.

      The site was dead if they didn't do something to prevent that. I imagine they're still experimenting with ways to keep people from spamming.

      It is too bad, since I know a lot of women really enjoy it. That's the main demographic on pinterest.
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        Originally Posted by Alexander K View Post

        This is what happened to pinterest.

        People created bots and other software to mass post (or do it by hand), copying popular images and re-posting them, but with their own links included.

        The site was dead if they didn't do something to prevent that. I imagine they're still experimenting with ways to keep people from spamming.

        It is too bad, since I know a lot of women really enjoy it. That's the main demographic on pinterest.
        So... what I actually hear you saying is that... as with every
        other social networking site in internet history... wannabe internet
        marketers looking for magic beans, brass rings and lottery tickets
        descended on Pinterest like a cloud of locusts and screwed it up
        for everyone else... and the folks at Pinterest are now trying to recover
        in an attempt become relevant over the long haul to the people they
        really wish to cater to.

        Is that about it?
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexander K
          Originally Posted by Tsnyder View Post

          So... what I actually hear you saying is that... as with every
          other social networking site in internet history... wannabe internet
          marketers looking for magic beans, brass rings and lottery tickets
          descended on Pinterest like a cloud of locusts and screwed it up
          for everyone else... and the folks at Pinterest are now trying to recover
          in an attempt become relevant over the long haul to the people they
          really wish to cater to.

          Is that about it?
          Yep, I was just giving the details of what those locusts did. Won't work anymore, last I heard they only "show" 1 pin per account every 12 hours. If what the OP is talking about is true, sounds like they are trying something else now.
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        • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
          Originally Posted by Tsnyder View Post

          So... what I actually hear you saying is that... as with every
          other social networking site in internet history... wannabe internet
          marketers looking for magic beans, brass rings and lottery tickets
          descended on Pinterest like a cloud of locusts and screwed it up
          for everyone else... and the folks at Pinterest are now trying to recover
          in an attempt become relevant over the long haul to the people they
          really wish to cater to.

          Is that about it?
          Well, when you say it like that...
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    I still haven't jumped on the facebook bandwagon.

    Oh, and I still haven't jumped on the Google bandwagon...

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    • Profile picture of the author George Wright
      Originally Posted by Rob Howard View Post

      I still haven't jumped on the facebook bandwagon.

      Oh, and I still haven't jumped on the Google bandwagon...

      Rob
      ^That^

      And add to that Twitter and anything else that would give me ulcers if they all of a sudden went crazy and I was depending on them for money.

      Now if my sites or the Warrior Forum goes crazy, that's another story

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      Originally Posted by Rob Howard View Post

      I still haven't jumped on the facebook bandwagon.

      Oh, and I still haven't jumped on the Google bandwagon...

      Rob
      Drink the Kool Aid, you!


      I think this might be a new record. Pinterest has been around less than a year. It's been about a month or two since the IM Pinterest courses started coming out and we already have a "dead" thread about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    Looking a little callous!
    I can live with that.

    I took no sides on the issue. Just the way it was expressed. If you have a problem with that, it's not MY problem.

    How's that for callous?


    Paul

    PS: For those wondering what the fuss is, the OP originally had the first line posted in letters almost an inch tall.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edie47
    I'm amazed at the amount of effort you went to in order to get back on top. Maybe that's why they made the changes - to get back to why they created the site in the first place. From what I understood, it was really meant to be another Social Media opportunity, not a get rich quick or lets see how high I can rank opportunity. Should be interesting to see what happens next with that site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Luxton
    Originally Posted by pinterestmarketing View Post

    After trying uploading directly, several proxies, making new accounts, using URL shortners, rehosting the image, and even pinning images I had JUST created
    Sounds to me like you're exactly the kind of person Pinterest would be happy to piss off.

    Martin
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    I am sorry Pinterest what now ? :confused:

    What is that Pinterest that people are grieving about, It was just born yesterday.

    We didn't yet have the chance to know Pinterest, how exactly can Pinterest "as we know it dead" ?
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      Pinterest has a small army of guys fighting spam and constantly changing up their site. Back in Feb. I was using bots and I would use them for 1-2 days max before Pinterest implemented changes and made them obsolete. It didn't take long for me to move on. If you're trying to make a quick buck on Pinterest then good luck, because as soon as you figure out a method to get noticed on there they will swoop in and make changes. They are doing a great job in scaring off the "spammers" but with this recent popularity change they might scare off a lot of normal users as well.
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          Rob,
          Aren't you just just a mean, crotchety old basta*d? LOL
          It's one of my more endearing qualities...

          When are people in this market going to realize that the "fast money" attitude makes us poison to the very nature of the net?


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    Calibanned that for you Bill
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    • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
      Originally Posted by Matt Maiden View Post



      Calibanned that for you Bill
      Gosh... "submit". That's like such a big geek word that I had to look up! Who do you think you are, like Shakespeare or somebody, hell-ooo? :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Joseph
      Very interesting article Bill!

      Wow... that's intense.

      This was the article published just before that one, its also pretty interesting:
      Daily Dot | How to spot a spammer on Pinterest

      Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

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      • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
        Originally Posted by Jonathan Joseph View Post

        Very interesting article Bill!

        Wow... that's intense.

        This was the article published just before that one, its also pretty interesting:
        Daily Dot | How to spot a spammer on Pinterest
        Originally Posted by Bill Farnham
        For what it's worth...

        Daily Dot | A Pinterest spammer tells all
        Eye-opening... Not trying to sound sanctimonious, but I hope they nuke ALL his accounts.
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          Originally Posted by cjreynolds View Post

          Eye-opening... Not trying to sound sanctimonious, but I hope they nuke ALL his accounts.
          The thing is ... they will and he knows they will. He intends to cash in until they do. He's a spammer. That's his business model. He's done it with all of the social networks and will continue to adapt his bots over and over again until eventually, there's nothing he can do to keep them operating. Then he'll move on to new territory.
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            Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

            The thing is ... they will and he knows they will. He intends to cash in until they do. He's a spammer. That's his business model. He's done it with all of the social networks and will continue to adapt his bots over and over again until eventually, there's nothing he can do to keep them operating. Then he'll move on to new territory.
            Medicine shows, snake-oil salesmen, confidence men, internet spammers...

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        • Profile picture of the author luane
          I remember what someone said when I first started internet marketing --

          the best way is the old-fashioned way -good clean content.

          Works every time and endures the quick and fast easy method
          to try and shortcut every popular site that comes out.

          Just my two cents : ).
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
      Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

      Thanks for the link. Interesting to read that article and the other two associated with Pinterest spamming.

      I'm sure he's making money with all those accounts and fake re-pins/comments, but I don't believe he's making $1,000 per day spamming on Pinterest with Amazon.

      Why block out his earning figure then on the screenshot?




      I think he's getting a kick out of the attention.

      Anyhoo, what a life, spam the hell out of Pinterest until they catch on and throw him out then move to the next thing.

      He's already been through Facebook, Twitter, now Pinterest. Like locust.
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      Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

      THanks for sharing the link. An interesting read.
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  • Profile picture of the author EllesBelles
    Honestly, if this has you that upset, you need to edit your business plan. Pininterest could disappear tomorrow, and if it did, you'd need to have other marketing methods.

    Plus, it was supposed to be a creative social network. Some companies, such as Etsy, have used it very well without breaking the ToS or spamming the hell out of it. Either follow in their footsteps or find somewhere else to mindlessly spam.
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      Originally Posted by EllesBelles View Post

      Honestly, if this has you that upset, you need to edit your business plan. Pininterest could disappear tomorrow, and if it did, you'd need to have other marketing methods.

      Plus, it was supposed to be a creative social network. Some companies, such as Etsy, have used it very well without breaking the ToS or spamming the hell out of it. Either follow in their footsteps or find somewhere else to mindlessly spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author James.N
    I feel like this is going to happen to ANY site with popularity. As soon as its getting tons of buzz, spammers are going to figure out a way to make money with the site. The site then has to change things up to get the spammers taken care of otherwise the quality of their site will suffer. Twitter dealt with the same thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Onora Oz
    Thanks for letting us know. I guess I can revive my Pinterest account now.
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    I haven't got enough time to consider it as a marketing option! Will be interesting to see how it pans out though...
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenwaldo
    LOL this post...I'd be lying if I said I wasn't just a little bit glad that Pinterest is screwing over Internet Marketers. One more thing I don't have to learn about!

    This is nothing new guys, happens with every new platform. After all, even Google's still trying to figure out how to keep IMers from ruining the Internet. All the OP says is that after two or three months and 20-40 new WSOs being sold to thousands and thousands of Warriors, we've finally made a dent big enough in Pinterest's well-being that they've been forced to do something about it.

    Congrats WF! We've got sway!
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  • Profile picture of the author rooze
    I know a few people who do arts and crafts and have had a lot of fun with Pinterest in its early days. I think they got into the foolish habit of using it for the purpose it was originally intended. Shame on them.

    Now I hear these artsy types, hobbyists etc, all pissing and moaning because the marketers are stomping all over their little patch. Pinterest are having to step in and try to clean things up and it just wasn't as good as it was at the start.

    Now thanks to those darn people who had a legitimate claim to the service, us marketers are being inconvenienced again - having to read the TOS, adjust our strategies, be less obvious about what we do. And it's all the fault of those bloody artsy types, they should man-up and stop whining. The Internet is there to be exploited for financial gain, so get out of our way and find somewhere else to play, Pinterest is ours now, get over it.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveJohnson
    Originally Posted by Bill Farnham View Post

    I can imagine her trying to explain pinterest in the same fashion she tried to explain how to calculate how long it takes to go 40 miles if you're going 40 MPH...

    Originally Posted by R. C. View Post

    What does Calibanned mean?
    Does it mean mis-quoting someone like you just did?
    'Calibanning' is the WF equivalent of 'Borking'. Think of it as 'mainstreaming' a phrase to actually say what the majority of people are probably thinking.

    Originally Posted by pinterestmarketing View Post

    Please Help Get the word out!
    If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.
    Obviously, it WAS broken. I'll take pleasure in getting the word out that they're trying to fix it.

    Let’s just hope this is a simple glitch because if it’s not, Pinterest as we know it has just died.
    Probably a good thing...

    Successful networks are the ones that give new content a chance.
    The REALLY successful ones are the ones who've figured out how to control spammers...
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  • Profile picture of the author Tadresources
    I'm still trying to wrap my head around Pinterest, lol. If this is a new policy on their part and not a simple glitch, like you said, then I definitely do see a mass exodus from Pinterest ala' Digg in the near future.

    What the heck are they thinking?
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      Originally Posted by Tadresources View Post

      I'm still trying to wrap my head around Pinterest, lol. If this is a new policy on their part and not a simple glitch, like you said, then I definitely do see a mass exodus from Pinterest ala' Digg in the near future.

      What the heck are they thinking?
      They're thinking that they didn't go to all the time, effort
      and expense to create your personal advertising space.

      I thought that was obvious.
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  • Rather fascinating...

    Don't think you should be upset that pinterest is changing their algorithm and doesn't like someone spamming the crap out of them...

    Also read a few articles re: pinterest... Surprised they would be having that much difficulty with spam, when it is relatively easy to detect and block... They need better programmers

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  • Profile picture of the author Strega
    Originally Posted by pinterestmarketing View Post

    So here it is . . . a new direction for Pinterest. I think it's absolutely detrimental to the site, but we'd love to hear what you think by commenting below.
    I think this post is a crock.. beyond that life is good.
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  • Profile picture of the author LarryC
    Already? I only first heard of Pintinterest a couple of weeks ago and it's already dead as we know it? From what I'm reading in this thread, it was completely predictable. There were suddenly hundreds of courses and "products" teaching you how to make money fast there, so they probably got spammed and had to regroup.
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  • Profile picture of the author NXmarketeer
    no need to cry just yet (except you lose a steady 1k / day...).

    websites / programs always changes and people / imers / bots adapt.

    nothing new here! (ohhh and don't forget! pinterest is still in beta! they might go live and change completely now they found how people can abuse their system...)
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  • Profile picture of the author Cali16
    Originally Posted by pinterestmarketing View Post

    Please Help Get the word out! ...Pinterest as we know it has just died.
    Oh, dear, the sky is falling again.....? :rolleyes:
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      Originally Posted by Cali16 View Post

      Oh, dear, the sky is falling again.....? :rolleyes:
      Only on alternate Thursdays.

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  • Profile picture of the author JamesPenn
    Regarding the original post, I'm not sure you've got that right...

    A few weeks back Pinterest implemented a feature that would reduce spam. Any user could Pin only one original item per hour (perhaps two/three - I'm not 100% sure and I don't think there's anything official) that would appear at the top of the category pages.

    You could Pin as many things as you like, but only one item per hour would be placed in the Most Recent section.

    This is an effective way to stop spammers from getting extra exposure.

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    • Profile picture of the author Rashell
      I think it may have just been a glitch.

      Just went through some of the "everything" categories and saw the pins in the first few rows were posted within "just now" to 5 minutes ago.

      The only section with old posts was the "popular" section.

      Rashell
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    • Profile picture of the author sabinaadina
      Originally Posted by JamesPenn View Post

      Regarding the original post, I'm not sure you've got that right...

      A few weeks back Pinterest implemented a feature that would reduce spam. Any user could Pin only one original item per hour (perhaps two/three - I'm not 100% sure and I don't think there's anything official) that would appear at the top of the category pages.

      You could Pin as many things as you like, but only one item per hour would be placed in the Most Recent section.

      This is an effective way to stop spammers from getting extra exposure.

      James
      Thank you for this info
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  • Profile picture of the author NoviIM
    I was just actually approved for a Pinterest account. It's actually a pretty cool site. If you have some time to waste, it's a great alternative to Facebook
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  • Pardon me... excuse me... comin thru...

    Do you thank it would be alrighty for me to make a few observations here? If any of these here instigations fit you just put em on an wear em...

    1. Some folks take some thangs WAAAAAAAAAAY to serious

    2. Some folks jump on the dadgum bandwagon but they ain't got a clue what music is playin

    3. One person said that the original post was a "crock". If you was to fill that with marihoochie it would be crockpot

    4. Calibanned means you cain't go south over the Oreygon border

    5. When Paul Myers tells you like it is... well, it IS

    6. When Big Mike tells you like it is... well, it's like Paul Myers

    7. It has come to my notice that some folks is educated beyond their intelligence

    8. Some folks put pictures in their posts just to confuse ole Thad cause ole Thad ain't got no clue what they are trying to say

    9. Some folks attention tank has done reached a deficit while their capacity to process data has reached a surfeit

    10. If you don't like the smell in the outhouse, maybe... just maybe... you should not go in there

    Well now, that there is all I have to say about that!

    Ya'll take care!
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    • Profile picture of the author Cali16
      Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

      4. Calibanned means you cain't go south over the Oreygon border
      Thanks for the laugh!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

      Pardon me... excuse me... comin thru...

      Do you thank it would be alrighty for me to make a few observations here? If any of these here instigations fit you just put em on an wear em...

      1. Some folks take some thangs WAAAAAAAAAAY to serious

      2. Some folks jump on the dadgum bandwagon but they ain't got a clue what music is playin

      3. One person said that the original post was a "crock". If you was to fill that with marihoochie it would be crockpot

      4. Calibanned means you cain't go south over the Oreygon border

      5. When Paul Myers tells you like it is... well, it IS

      6. When Big Mike tells you like it is... well, it's like Paul Myers

      7. It has come to my notice that some folks is educated beyond their intelligence

      8. Some folks put pictures in their posts just to confuse ole Thad cause ole Thad ain't got no clue what they are trying to say

      9. Some folks attention tank has done reached a deficit while their capacity to process data has reached a surfeit

      10. If you don't like the smell in the outhouse, maybe... just maybe... you should not go in there

      Well now, that there is all I have to say about that!

      Ya'll take care!
      Well Thad, I think some peoples was gettin' a bit fussed bout the Pin place tho I will say I joined me up but never had taken time to visit proper.

      So fess up, how much time are you spendin' down at that thar Pin site. You seen anything make you get excited thar?
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinetreason
    I think this is fixed people. For me it seems fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author makingiants
    It's the first Pinterest Slap-Youtube, Twitter, Facebook
    and of course Google have all had to do it. IMers will be
    the 1st on a popular site and make money hand over fist,
    then comes the correction. Pinterest will survive, and there
    will still be some way to make a few bucks off of it-but not
    as easy as the spammasters had it...

    Watch yourselves.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebuyer123
    So, how to make legitimate money on Pinterest?
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  • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
    Banned
    And yet...Pinterest bots are for sale on this forum. That I don't understand. In fact one has been touted on a BH forum before being launched as a WSO here and consequently moved to Classifieds. The other Pinterest bot WSO has Closed but I notice there are several more up. Part of Rule #1 for WSOs reads -

    You may not sell any product here that endorses, enables, or facilitates the sending of unsolicited bulk messages via email, private messaging systems, or other channels meant for one-to-one communication, or for the spamming of forums, chat systems, or social networking sites.
    Creating multiple accounts with the aid of a bot is spamming surely? Not to mention against Pinterest's TOS.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
      Originally Posted by The Copy Nazi View Post

      And yet...Pinterest bots are for sale on this forum. That I don't understand. In fact one has been touted on a BH forum before being launched as a WSO here and consequently moved to Classifieds. The other Pinterest bot WSO has Closed but I notice there are several more up. Part of Rule #1 for WSOs reads -

      Creating multiple accounts with the aid of a bot is spamming surely? Not to mention against Pinterest's TOS.
      I noticed that too and I reported it. Make sure you report it, so the WSO mods can nuke them. Unless we tell them, they might not know it's shoddy software.
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      • Profile picture of the author The Copy Nazi
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        Originally Posted by Alan Petersen View Post

        I noticed that too and I reported it. Make sure you report it, so the WSO mods can nuke them. Unless we tell them, they might not know it's shoddy software.
        I did report them. And copped a LOT of flak over it too. One was even a "WSO of the Day".
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  • Profile picture of the author spunkz
    I think there is a difference between content curating on Pinterest and outright spamming. I'm just not sure exactly where that fine line is yet. I guess if you are using Proxies and multiple accounts that'd be considered spamming. lol

    That being said, I don't think Pinterest is 'dead' - far from it. The wave of new users is continuing to explode. And short of stopping you from following people and or taking down external links there is anything they can do to stop IM'ers from driving traffic from Pinterest to their affiliate links.

    Treat your Pinterest followers with respect and I think you'll be rewarded
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  • Profile picture of the author madzstar
    Hehehe. am loving this debate that is going on here.
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    Am I lucky or not?

    I just signed up for Pinterest and have not yet used it, but planned to any time soon. My tallent for bad timing seems to be intact. I typically arrive a dollar late and a day short.
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    • Profile picture of the author azmanar
      Originally Posted by timpears View Post

      Am I lucky or not?

      I just signed up for Pinterest and have not yet used it, but planned to any time soon. My tallent for bad timing seems to be intact. I typically arrive a dollar late and a day short.
      You're not missing anything.

      Let Pinterest deal with the spammers first.
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    • Profile picture of the author spunkz
      Originally Posted by timpears View Post

      Am I lucky or not?

      I just signed up for Pinterest and have not yet used it, but planned to any time soon. My tallent for bad timing seems to be intact. I typically arrive a dollar late and a day short.
      You are just in time to make some serious cash on Pinterest. Start following peeps and start posting interesting content
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    • Profile picture of the author ebuyer123
      Originally Posted by timpears View Post

      Am I lucky or not?

      I just signed up for Pinterest and have not yet used it, but planned to any time soon. My tallent for bad timing seems to be intact. I typically arrive a dollar late and a day short.
      I was hiding in a cave and just learnt about Pinterest few week ago...lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Societic
    Only way to make guaranteed money from social sites is doing it like me.
    I'm setting up my own social site and the only person that can promote products, CPA etc will be me or people paying me...lol

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    • Profile picture of the author WinnersKeepScore
      Originally Posted by Societic View Post

      Only way to make guaranteed money from social sites is doing it like me.
      I'm setting up my own social site and the only person that can promote products, CPA etc will be me or people paying me...lol


      Very interesting thought...!

      Winners!
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  • Profile picture of the author Seo Mall
    I think real money can be made only from Facebook and Twitter. Other networks are rather tight targeted.
    I don't believe in Pinterest. Maybe I mistake.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tjalling
    I'm facing no problems at all, I think it's fixed!
    There are plenty of ways to monetize Pinterest, some people are making a full income out of it. You just got to know how.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brassneck
      Originally Posted by Tjalling View Post

      I'm facing no problems at all, I think it's fixed!
      There are plenty of ways to monetize Pinterest, some people are making a full income out of it. You just got to know how.
      That's good news then. Panic over
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