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Is Pinterest waste of time nowadays?

Discussion in 'Pinterest' started by shutdown, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. shutdown

    shutdown Power Member

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    Well as you all can see, pinterest is acting much more aggressive against bots and spam. So i lost so many accounts and couldn't make any money with my amazon affiliate store.

    So i am thinking about if pinterest is waste of time? Should i continue to deal with it? or get into other projects?

    I tried for about 2,5 months and lost around 120+ accounts...

    Searching for new ways to make money.

    What about your situation in pinterest marketing?
     
  2. SlenderYe

    SlenderYe Newbie

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    i don't think so.
     
  3. Boomba

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    I'm still in the process of getting my first account up to speed. I couldn't say at the moment, but no reason it shouldn't work so far. If you lost 120+ accounts you must have been pretty aggressive with your bot's settings.
     
  4. collegeguys4

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    Pinterest is what I am focusing on now. Getting into big groups takes time.
     
  5. Spinethetic

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    My first thought about Pinterest is that their algo's regarding botted or accounts to make IM money is that they make IG look like a no rules chatroom. I have 50 Pinterest accounts, havent had time to do anything with any of them yet, but I do know that they have blocked the 10 proxies I have registered with instant proxies as well as about 50 random shared proxies I have
     
  6. shutdown

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    Well i couldn't get traffic either... I have one 13k account, and one business account with 2,5k followers. 2 sub accounts that repins the business accounts around 2-2,5k followers but no traffic...

    Any idea why it happens?
     
  7. JokerSEO

    JokerSEO Power Member

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    Pinterest will work fine, it's no different than other social media platforms. If you have good content, people will read/view it always
     
  8. Furious Man

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    Just you can move with Affiliate Deals . And also first time I hear like this type of issues
     
  9. kerunai

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    can you share your revenue here plz ..using pinterest
     
  10. xinga

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    I know a lot of bloggers and website owners. For all those who really use pinterest it is the single most efficent referral. For me it is better than google.

    If clicks through your site is what you want, pinterest is more efficent than all other social media combined. You just need to do it right. Spaming accounts and spaming pins obviously won't get you very far.

    Invest a lot of time in pin optimisation, test them, etc and things will work out like a charm. Repin-spaming crappy pictures without a CTA to the wrong audience might not yield the bes results.
     
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  11. cyrusdavirus

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    I have a couple of pins go viral. They pull in constant traffic (currently >2k views/day). But general food niche is not a high cpc market ($.20/click, $6/day). Still, I'm staying with the niche because of decent traffic.

    Thus, my goal has been to get as many pins go viral. And that's the challenge -- how to make pins go viral? Methods I've taken so far are join groupboards, grow my own groupboards, pin consistently, follow users in similar niche, use multipe accounts in separate proxies (10+), and create original high quality images with content. It's slow, but I don't want to risk getting my accounts banned.

    Now that the smartfeed algo is maturing, I don't think there are any single method that will deliver results (ie. mass follow/unfollow). It's using many methods consistently and under the radar that seems to give the best chances of staying in.
     
  12. Luka19

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    Pinterest
    - was goldmine back in 2014 when i was just starter in pin marketing
    - is goldmine nowadays, if you know how to do it right
    - will be goldmine, no matter what.

    first few months is really hard. i know that feeling. test everything, i mean everything. back in 2014, when i started pinterest marketing, at the end of each day i had lots of mistakes, bans and after analyzing why i was failing all the time, i got on right path. just remember you have to be right only once. after that i'm only scaling up everything. working with Adsense for over 15 months and want to add Amazon as an additional source of income.

    all the newbies fail because
    1. they do aggressive follow/unfollow strategies on the first days.
    2. they earn only 1/2 usd a day and say that this is not good income, they quit. (huge mistake)
    3. they spam too much.
    4. they buy bad accounts from acc providers.
    5. they leave lots of footprints. having few accounts on same proxy
    6. they buy bad proxies.

    what is good niche ? when i started everyone was happy with recipes but i earned more in women abs, legs slimming categories ))
    be patient. create few accounts in your niche with lots of boards. age it, start follow/unfollow, after 4/5 months you will have 10k/15K followers in each accounts. stop doing everything with that accounts. create new accounts, lots of new accounts and invite that account to that huge boards you created within these months. create 20+ fitness blogs, write articles and add HQ images for pinning. start pinning that articles. sit and enjoy 900+ euros every month ))

    Never underestimate the power of PINTEREST. Good luck
     
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  13. PineappleCrush

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    I would say yes.

    It may be possible but the advancment of the anti spam they have in place became so soul crushing after spending weeks trying to alter my bots to get around their system only to get banned time and time again within 5 minutes of logging in to accounts.

    They seem to have a 'learning' spam system now where there isn't just a stock set of filters it bans for but ANY kind of repetive behavior gets instabanned.

    And they have a one strike and your out policy unlike twitter say where you only have to unlock your account. With pinterest it's one false step and you are banned for eternity. Smug cunts.

     
  14. xinga

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    on a more positive note pinterest is heaven for those who cope with that...unlike instagram, facebook or twitter, where for every 10 fake followers you gain on real one that's already more active on snapchat anyhow :p
     
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    Honestly I know of some people that have success, specifically women who do like scrap booking and shit.

    But I have no idea how to use their systems.
     
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    pinterest is good depend on niche. not waste of time.
     
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    You can get many of your accounts back if you contest it. I had one that I was personally building, I hadn't even tried to bot it yet and it got banned for "spam"... Took 4 days for them to realize this "spam" was 200 super high quality photos from around the world, 50 handpicked legit music videos from youtube. They apologized and said their algo picks up a lot of innocent people.
     
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    Just what Luka said above. It is stil a mine full of gold.
    So is twitter and any other social network AS long as u know how to work it.
    Too many people only get success by exploiting bugs and bad algorithms of early stage networks. But then the real game starts, called business.
    And suddenly all the jokers fail.
     
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    It seems that Pinterest really depends on the niche you are targeting.
     
  20. TheHatIsGray

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    You have to think about the philosophy of social networks as seen by owners and devs. They do not care about robots or fake accounts as long as they look legit. If the average consumer user that is today making pinterest the highest value referrer in marketing would not be annoyed by your content, they are pretty gentle in my experience :)

    You have to remember that they are selling the "engaging user community" to advertisers, so if you can play the algo in a way that presents your content as valuable to human users, as pinterest identifies them, you are ok.

    They want to present the system as free of freeloaders and hackers, there should be no way to play the system by engaging outside consultants. They want to be paid for access to their users.
    So players have to run systems that do not get flagged.
    Lots of women compulsively buying stuff.
    I would suggest looking into successful boards that you know are made by fans ( easy enough to identify, no monetization ).

    One genius I have observed has been injecting links to relevant products into source pages ( "honest community" pins from web, genius adds link into source page for pin ).

    So is pinterest a waste of time if you want fast results through bruteforce methods? Yes.
    Is it valuable if you take time to understand what the system is aiming for? For me, absolutely.
    I do not even see pinterest as social, for me the behavior I use is very much based in the methods I used in blogging before the big nofollow algo change.

    Influence the influencers and ride the owner's greed, works for me.
     
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