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Pinterest Banned my Account : How to get back

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by newon, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. newon

    newon Regular Member

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    Today Pinterest banned my one and only account. It had 15k Real followers got over a period of 6 months. The account was generating around 500 UVs per day to my blog. So I was very much serious about this account and was not spamming at all. Everything was under the TOS of pinterest. But suddenly today I found it's gone!!!! There is no mail or notification from pinterest.

    Is there any way to get back the account or atleast to know the reason for ban? Please help.

    Another question: Now I have understood that playing with a single account is dangerous. I want to open multiple accounts. Can I do it from a single computer?

    Is there any software to upload images to various accounts simultaneously?
    (I have tried a Pinblaster. It needs the images to be uploaded to blog first before pinning. I want a bot to upload images to the accounts directly from my PC)
     
  2. cyrusdavirus

    cyrusdavirus Regular Member

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    Send an email to customer service. If your account gets reinstated, it will take a few weeks. Same thing happened to me. Luckily, my big account is back up and running. I'm now posting conservatively with it along with other accounts that I access through individual proxies.
     
  3. newon

    newon Regular Member

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    What should I write to them in mail when I don't know why they banned my account? Can you please give me their service email please?
     
  4. cyrusdavirus

    cyrusdavirus Regular Member

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    help.pinterest.com/home is the main support page. You can follow the instruction for email. Just tell them you've been suspended and you don't know why then politely ask for a reinstatement. Good luck.
     
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  5. Husbarn

    Husbarn Junior Member

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    I doubt it was banned "for no reason". :)

    Maybe you had some pins that break their TOS, and someone reported your account and you've got banned.

    I don't think that you can be banned if you create more than 1 account from the same IP, just don't create a lot of accounts. I think 2-4 accounts shouldn't be a problem at all as long as you're not doing anything "fishy". Even in their help section you can see that they suggest you to create another account with a different email address if you want to create more than 300 (not sure if this number is correct) boards. With one account you can create 300 or something boards and if you want to create more boards, even they suggest to create another account for that.
     
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  6. Brendo

    Brendo Regular Member

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    You can create another account from the same IP. But it is recommended to buy some proxies and create many accounts. I keep 2 accounts per IP and everything is alright. Grow some accounts and keep them active without monetizing for back up if something goes wrong with your main accounts.

    Pinblaster can upload images without posting them on blog. You need to use the proper format: title*description*image path*pin link*yes
     
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  7. islandman1010

    islandman1010 Elite Member

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    Pinblaster doesnt need the images to be posted to a blog first. I can directly upload them to your account without problems.
     
  8. BusinessMagnet

    BusinessMagnet Power Member

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    You won't get your account back. Just try to appeal their decision. But I'm quite sure it's almost gone.
     
  9. newon

    newon Regular Member

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    I mailed them and got a reply that there are some pins those are spammy and explicit content . But as I remember I have not pinned anything such....
    I have 2 group boards....if anyone of the board contributor pin such pins, will my account get banned?
     
  10. xpesos

    xpesos Regular Member

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    Looks like you are banned because pinners were reporting you, either you were pinning too much on group boards or posted some stuff that was irrelevant to group board or category
    Or you posted pin that does not leads to webpage having that specific image

    If you were doing anything above then they are very few chances of getting back your account

    Anyway you should still try and contact Pinterest support
    Just ask them that if my profile was accidentally Banned

    Also lately pinterest introduced more stronger system, in which they have started banning spam accounts more frequently, now i see that spammers only last for 12 hours, so they will be less pinning on group boards, so you must adjust your delay time according to that
     
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  11. newon

    newon Regular Member

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    Last few days I was pinning almost 200 pins per day but not on group boards, all pins were to my own boards and relevant to theme. For group boards it's only 5-10 pins per day.

    Sent mail to their service...don't know what will happen....let's see...hoping for the best
     
  12. normanbates1

    normanbates1 Registered Member

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    and what were you pinning ? how many of those 200 linked to your blog ?
     
  13. newon

    newon Regular Member

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    All are related to the board theme and almost 50% are linked to my blog.
     
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    eyeflip Newbie

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    i didn't know you could get banned for pinning something that didn't necessarily have to do with the board...
     
  15. newon

    newon Regular Member

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    I am also astonished to see this
     
  16. newon

    newon Regular Member

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    I used the exact format...PinBlaster still showing error "You need to post to blogs first" . Please help


    BTW, there is no news from pinterest till now. Today sent another request mail....
     
  17. newon

    newon Regular Member

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    Friend, today I got my Pinterest a/c back.....AMAZING!!!

    Here is the mail I got from them....


    But, again, this time I am going to work with multiple a/c s. Can I use multiple accounts from same pc and same IP? I have dynamic IP. Can I make use of it by restarting router before switching accounts OR should I use any proxy switcher?
     
  18. derik2

    derik2 Junior Member

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    Never heard of this case on Pinterest until today.
    Good to hear that you're account is already working. :)
     
  19. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Congrats on getting your account back lol
     
  20. newon

    newon Regular Member

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    Yes it's fully working....I also could not believe first

    Please help me with this :
    Can I use multiple accounts from same pc and same IP? I have dynamic IP. Can I make use of it by restarting router before switching accounts OR should I use any proxy switcher?



    EDIT:
    Today I found that I can not follow others. Even unable to invite people to my boards.......is there anything wrong? Am I under their watch?
     
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