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Pinterest Fighting Spam... just got this email... am going to lose 80% followers...

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by asi_av, Dec 7, 2012.

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  1. asi_av

    asi_av Regular Member

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    Keeping Pinterest authentic is vital to helping people discover the things they love. Over the past few months, our dedicated spam team found a number of suspicious, fake or spammy accounts. Starting today, we're removing these accounts for good. Removing these accounts helps protect the integrity of Pinterest and helps ensure that followers are real people who are interested in what you share. It also means some spam followers may be removed from your follower counts. More than 99% of accounts will lose less than 10 followers. However, spammers try to follow popular pinners to make their fake accounts look legitimate. As a result, their fake accounts are concentrated on following accounts like yours. For your account, approximately 80% of your followers have been identified as fake or spammy and will be removed. We wanted to give you a heads up so you know this change isn't a bug or a result of folks unfollowing you because of your recent activity. We know your Pinterest account is important to you, whether your pins are an extension of your brand or how you personally organize your inspirations, so we apologize for not identifying and taking action on these accounts sooner. Like all online services, getting rid of spam on Pinterest is an ongoing process. In this case, we've used everything we've learned from these spam accounts to implement new measures that will help keep bad accounts from being created in the first place. We'll keep fighting spam and we appreciate your help in that effort! If you have any questions about this, please contact us by replying to this message. Enid Hwang Community Manager


     
  2. A N K E S H

    A N K E S H Junior Member

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    they are updating their system,removing all fake accounts and yeah if you're followers are fake id there may be chances you loose about 60-70% of them but not all coz they will also use algorithm for it not manual suspension so N-joy with rest followers.
     
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    asi_av Regular Member

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    here goes my $15.. on fiverr :p
     
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    Thanks for the headsup. That's alright though, as long as you stay natural (which isn't too hard) - you should be fine. In fact, this is better. With all the stupid spam gone, users trust us clever (natural) marketers more. At least that's how I do it with PinPioneer.
     
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    I've lost nearly 5k of followers... Hahaha.. What a d*ck.. :)
     
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    every minute i lost my followers.. damn Pinkerest..
     
  7. Danny1111

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    I bought followers from BHW and they are disappearing really quick -- I guess they aren't hard to spot following accounts and not doing alot else ... also probably using different Ip's everything month

    but you live and learn ... all the best.
     
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    Waaaaaaa ... from 8k++ followers now down to 1k++ only... WTF ...
     
  9. Jasonlf

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    Again, the long term strategies work and the short term money grabbers are off to something else. Oh well, it was fun.