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Did Pinterest Change Following?

Discussion in 'Pinterest' started by uffda, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. uffda

    uffda Regular Member

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    My last couple follow rounds have provided very poor results across the board.. I'd say less than 1% when it has been 20-30% previously. Have they changed something? Has anyone else experienced a drop in follow backs lately?
     
  2. Hawkster

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    I only started with pinterest a few weeks ago, not been following hard to be honest but follow backs not to bad for me,

    Total followed - 4,630 Followed back - 1,495
     
  3. xlcrash

    xlcrash Senior Member

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    How much do you follow per day?
     
  4. uffda

    uffda Regular Member

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    I do large bursts rather sporadically maybe three times a week, 60-100 an hour for about 5000 users/account. This is business as usual for me and previously has brought in 20-30% follow back. After my last two rounds my follow back ratio is a little less than 5% average across accounts.
     
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    SnoopyDrew Senior Member

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    I think there is something going on as well,my follow back ratio is down as well.
     
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    xlcrash Senior Member

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    How many hours per day?
     
  7. uffda

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    hard to say, depends on the day, probably 5-6. Some days none at all
     
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    I think it's too much per day....
     
  9. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    I always struggled getting follow backs on Pinterest, it does'nt work like Twitter. If you want to get big followers you are better off building some authority boards and pinning pretty heavily for a few weeks.
     
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    I agree with Duffers. People actually use pintrest, if they stumbe across a pin they like 9/10 times they follow them
     
  11. uffda

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    I've got 14,000 followers on my main account and made $1400 dollars last month on pinterest.. I'm not looking for critique's on my follow methods, I'm wondering if they made changes.
     
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    Yeah, I'm also experiencing the same as well. I'm down to 3%-5%. I've actually paused my bot for the meantime. I'm so paranoid lol.
     
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  13. uffda

    uffda Regular Member

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    What do you think the changes could be? I definitely still see "so and so, xyz and 8 others have followed you" messages
     
  14. buku2013

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    I just received a pop-up msg from pinterest stating, I cannot follow, suspicious activity, please try again later....

    I am not using a bot, I have a master account on pc and following only friends from a dummy account that is following in the mass via my cell phone.

    Does this mean i messed up my ip for pinterest?
     
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    It means that you are following too many people, slow down. If you wanna stay under the radar follow max 1000 people through out the day , if you wanna go full ham its 200-300 per hour depending on your account.
     
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  16. buku2013

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    atticanibal Thanks for the input, I didn't think i reached high numbers like that, especially manually, nonetheless i will be more conservative. I just tried to follow someone and this time it worked.
     
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    cpa-marketing Regular Member

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    the week i decide to start pinterest professionally and this happens :p hope its not pinterest new regulation.
     
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    $1400 a month off of 14k followers?? what am i doing wrong? can't monetize 90k followers well
     
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    Continue your pinterest strategy, I do things manually because its linked to my personal business and fear of getting it knocked down, but it works, we just started this week getting into it, and we have seen great exposure, leading to 2 sales and 4 networking opportunities. Well worth it it think.
     
  20. Boriss

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    Slight decrease in following ration, but it's ok for me.

    I know it's offtopic, but how do you get in "promoted pins" (picked for you).