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P*nterest has changed their search algorithm

Discussion in 'Pinterest' started by singingsleep, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. singingsleep

    singingsleep Regular Member

    Dec 13, 2008
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    Jack of all trades, master of... well... several,
    For those that don't already know, Pnterest recently changed shit up, a lot. I've found out a lot of stuff recently on it and wanted to mention a small thing that will help most of you...

    I made a method thread about a year ago, that was based around joining group boards and pinning to them. I wouldn't say the method is totally dead, but Pnterest has seen that most people are using this technique (even legit people) and it's causing a monopoly-type thing. There are real food bloggers out there crying real tears over it right now.

    There's a fuckton to this change, won't go into all of it, if you care enough you can find it in google. The overall biggest thing though, is that it has now become a race to rank in the stupid search niches.

    One thing that they've done, that's easy to change and will help you guys out a lot imo, is they are putting more weight on keywords in pins and GROUP BOARD TITLES AND DESCRIPTIONS. I highly advise you to take the time to do some keyword research, and stuff the fuck out of your group board names and group board descriptions (in a non-spammy looking way, of course). If you have time, do it to some of your pins too. Avoid hashtags, they are 100% irrelevant at the moment. I am working on this myself-- when I started, it was the "in" thing to have "witty" board names, now that works against you. I have to go back and rename most of my boards now. Research how to do keyword research for seo, put in the work, and make your boards work for you. Give it a few days, Pnterest sometimes takes quite a while to update.

    Once you do this, you will notice a dramatic increase in individuals following individual boards of yours. I suppose this is Pnterest's way of "spreading the love", and getting pinners away from those superboards owned by people with a shitton of followers and having too much influence and power in one place.

    As always, and I've said this many times on many types of methods and such, take some time to check out what successful people are doing, you'll find gems.

    Feel free to give this a try and post back results here.

    Note: "Pntrest" done intentionally in a half-assed attempt to keep this post from ranking so high in searches for this type of thing. When researching myself, I saw too much from bhw coming up. lol.
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  2. iBrazilian

    iBrazilian Regular Member

    Oct 10, 2013
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    I'm getting about 200 followers per day, but I only have five boards(that I own/created) each with their specific categories for my niche.

    I will definitely try the board description with targeted keywords and see what changes.

    I didn't really think about it before as to using it to get attraction from SEO simply because I though Pinterest only showed my boards to the people that are following me/my boards.
  3. Invoker

    Invoker Regular Member

    Mar 26, 2013
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    Unfortunately I know behind the scenes of your avatar sig singingsleep.

    I think printerest is awesome, I have some idle accounts. I'm gonna look if I can drive traffic to opt in pages with p*interest. Any pointers for me regarding that?
  4. vigoss

    vigoss Newbie

    Nov 30, 2014
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    Try to post topics that gets people moving, that suggest theres more to this and they click on source. I had pics with 100k repins and nobody came so learned this.
  5. asap1


    Mar 25, 2013
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    Wow i have a pinterest account with 15k followers sitting around for about 6 months and this made me go check on it so i clicked the new analytics thing and i was getting about 200-500 impressions a day for 6 months and now its jumped to 2.5k -3k, must be this update. Think ima play around with pinterest again.
  6. 3581512

    3581512 Newbie

    Oct 2, 2013
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    Interesting, I need to check it out thanks
  7. xbotmakerx

    xbotmakerx Newbie

    Nov 25, 2014
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    I hate how Pinterest indexes its content in their search, there is no option to see recently added content like in tumblr. they want users to view content what they think is good for users. this is just pure stupid.
  8. dudemike

    dudemike Power Member

    Jan 20, 2009
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    i never really had big traffic from them so i dont care that much
  9. norelle313

    norelle313 Registered Member

    Jan 8, 2015
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    thanks for sharing OP