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Pinterest Category Pinning Block?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by freechong, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. freechong

    freechong Newbie

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    just wanted to know if any of you guys have noticed the same thing as me. I usually would get into the category on Pinterest on the first pin of the day. Now it seems that it isn't the case anymore... my first post of the day on several accounts isn't getting into the category and thus have no repins. have any of you noticed the same problem or is my ip been flagged for using bots?
     
  2. 45415

    45415 Junior Member

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    I have also noticed that sometimes my pins do not appear on the category page, even if it is the first pin of the day. Not sure why it happens though.
     
  3. GiftGuru

    GiftGuru Supreme Member

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    Yesterday I got in on first, today I did not...

    2 weeks ago I started hitting Pinterest hard....it was a ghost town....I made a bot and did 400,000 likes and followed a crapload of people.

    Got 20,000 hits to my website on the first day. Was getting into the category page ON EVERY PIN.

    Now 2 weeks later:

    242 like per day limit
    300 follow limit per day

    Get into the category on a single pin? Who knows.

    Pinterest is crapping out quickly
     
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  4. josepdx

    josepdx Registered Member

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    Thanks so much for posting these hard numbers. I too am hitting a 300 new-following-limit/day, if at all.

    What I mean by that is that many days I cannot follow more than 300/day. Other days I hit no limit. I wonder if they are limiting the *rate* at which one can follow (pace/speed), not an absolute number, or at least I am wondering if that is what is triggering the limit of an absolute number.

    Has anybody experimented with assigning random ranges of "wait" in between actions in their bots?
     
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  5. twistedtrick

    twistedtrick Power Member

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    I have noticed much less Pinterest traffic recently as well, and I'm basically whitehat on there (maybe a LITTLE grey)

    Hoping it's because I just purchased a domain for my Blogger so redirects are a little goofy, otherwise looks like I'll be phasing out of this 90% Pinterest focus and diversifying my plans a bit!
     
  6. josepdx

    josepdx Registered Member

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    I'm white + grey too. My pinning is 100% white hat. It's all done by hand and includes regular repins from other people that are actually (humanly) recognized as interesting or related to my niche. I also (selectively) pin things from my business site.

    The only place I go grey is in following and liking, which I target (not spam), but do automate.

    So my play has never been smash and grab traffic. That said, the traffic is pretty great compared to other social media. And while it is getting noisey on Pinterest, the conversion rate remains better than any other of our active sources.
     
  7. gesteves

    gesteves Registered Member

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    You can use a fiverr gig where the seller makes an exclusive board for your products on his account with some hundreds of followers so you have more sources of traffic
     
  8. owenprocky

    owenprocky Newbie

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    josepdx I have noticed a limit of about 270 per day, then next day my script wasn't working. Waiting around 60 seconds between each follow. Trying to discover what is the best approach now for bots. Any input from others appreciated.
     
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  9. dima054

    dima054 Regular Member

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    Pinterest is crapping down because i made some bots and gave them to some people :D
     
  10. opica

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    That sucks to hear. Do you still recommend using it for traffic? Was just about to buy a bot but I'm skeptical about it...
     
  11. akebulan

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    I think all the bots are starting to hammer their infrastructure more than they can handle. The site was nearly unusable this morning.
     
  12. BlackHatWidow

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    Some people have the right idea:

    The site is also plagued with weight loss and free gift card scams. There are also multiple fake apps on Google Play claiming to be the official Pinterest app for Android. (Pinterest has thus far released only an iPhone app.) These fake apps display ads on the mobile device's notification bar and may have access to the user's browser history and bookmarks, as well as the user's location[...] Back in March, scammers are taking advantage of the platform's retail-heavy focus to post scams masquerading as free offers from well-known brands such as Starbucks and Coach but really directing users to survey sites. On Pinterest, users are also required to "pin" the original scam and download some kind of software before they can collect their supposed freebie. As users see the offers pinned by their friends, they are more likely to become victims as well.

    BitDefender researchers recently identified cross-platform scams acting as a "social network go-between" where Pinterest users are directed to Facebook pages and vice-versa. A recent scam showed an image of Justin Bieber on Pinterest and encouraged users to click through to a Facebook page to see more images. Once at the Facebook page, users are steered towards an endless cycle of survey sites which they had to complete in order to see more scintillating images. In another, scammers took the reverse path, tricking users with a Facebook ad purporting to show them how to make money off Pinterest, but actually dumping users in a "survey maze," according to BitDefender.


    Surveys! Fake gift cards! Collecting personal and banking info! Elaborately iced cakes!