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New Pin Count - How does it affect me?

Discussion in 'Pinterest' started by xinga, May 6, 2016.

  1. xinga

    xinga Regular Member

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    I just noticed that pintrest rolled out the new pin count for me. Now my boards won't show the pin count I generated, but the total pin count.

    I am a bit confused. So far repining was said to be a good strategy. Is this no longer a valid strategy? Or did they just change the way the show it and still count repins through your profile...hmm

    any detailed insights?
     
  2. cyrusdavirus

    cyrusdavirus Regular Member

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    Good question. It seems that Pinterest is trying to kill off aff marketing IG/Twitter style. We're all aware of autobans and such. But with these changes, whether they intend to or not, they're also killing off social media influencers. I mean, how else can you prove to others that you've built up a large amount of heavily engaged community.


    For a solid business model, branding may be the way to go here. Brand owners will be elated on seeing how their specialty images are doing throughout the system. Of course, they, just like all of us, will not be able to measure how well their followers are engaging. But at the same time, smart feed seems to be designed to lessen the impact of followers/following. So maybe Pinterest doesn't view followers highly the way we do.


    A poor substitute to the previous pin count for measuring engagement is on the upper right dropdown where user1, user2 and 10 others saved your pin. This count doesn't seem to be a running total of repins of your particular pin, but seems to be a count within 24 hours or some other restricted period. So you'll never know how your pins could be doing over a week, a month, etc.


    What I'll be doing, is the same thing I'm doing now which is multiple accounts. Some are biz accounts tied to money sites with original content, but each account acting as if they're building their own community. The biz accounts have analytics that will help measure the top pins for the past 30 days. One of the stats is a running total of repin count for particular pins. But only the top ones. New pins will be relegated to hope and mystery.


    By the way, there are more changes to note: https://www.thebloggernetwork.com/6-pinterest-changes/
     
  3. xinga

    xinga Regular Member

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    well, as a whole I don't resent the changes. I am just trying to figure out what it means.

    My conclusion from the past 12 months was already that follower count is going to be less important than previously. It would make sense, considering pinterest is trying to become a visual search engine and monetize itself.

    All my pins are optimized as best as possible. But I guess I really need to work on them again. My best bet is that their index and algorithms are yet crap. So keyword spaming and keyword first will probably work best. There will be some relevancy factor (number of repins & age). But judging from the repining & choosing boards mechanism, they are already very good at semantics and probably take into account descriptions etc of the target site..

    But it still leaves the question open: What is the best strategy to gain most exposure for your money site pins.

    Following/Unfollowing might still be viable, simply because ppl will check out your boards and will repin some of them. Obviously with a lot of followers the chances are high that some of your followers are interested (i.e. pining the same keyword)

    hmm..
    hmmm...
     
  4. EmpireQuality

    EmpireQuality Elite Member

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    you can still see your pin count.
    go to your accounts URL without being logged in.
    but it will only show you the 5 or 10 most recent pins because pinterest blocks the rest when you scroll down
     
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  5. cyrusdavirus

    cyrusdavirus Regular Member

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    I suspect that a legion of carefully-maintained bot accounts can do this. I've been able to rank specific keywords with repins from only a dozen or so accounts. Recalling from memory, it took 70+ repins and my pin is showing after a few pagedown clicks from a browser. It's organic now, so it grows slowly on its own. I suppose that if I'm able to drip repins from 500 or so carefully-maintained bot accounts, then I'd be able to reach the top ranks faster.