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pinterest - fuck the gentleman rules!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by txholdem, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. txholdem

    txholdem Elite Member

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    so this is the BHW where people do not want to follow the rules?

    I have been poking around pinterest in the past few days. the most important thing about pinterest is in the followers. the assumption of blackhat tactics is if i follow you, you are likely to follow me. at least when i follow you, you see me. the success rate of the strategy though does not seem to be high. of course it gets confusing when you can follow a specific board of a person, and/or just follow all. still even manual following ("targeted" or interested-oriented) is not that efficient. after one whole week, i manage to gain 160 followers, using iMacro follow-all, and sometimes manual follow focusing on specific topics.

    the other main thing is of course about the picture. however, i am really not sure that there are that many pictures that guarantee to generate interest, not like naked women or something.

    160 followers is pathetic. so i look at the most-followed on pinterest. there is one thing in common among them - they do NOT follow! more precisely they barely follow! they are like 1 million followers compared to 20 following. So you don't have to follow to get followers. so how do they get followers? by their pins? so what's so spectacular about their pins?

    I looked at a most-followed guy. not finding anything that epic, i see a pin of his - a poster of "gentleman rules." The list shows what a gentleman is supposed to do, including always saying thank you, opening doors, being punctual, blah blah. the poster, full of boring-to-death cliche, that I tried so hard to finish, is followed by some cheering female crowd's comments... Long Live the Big Beard, or something like that! I have to promptly leave the pin before I am bored to tears.

    I feel that blackhating pinterest is hard work. it does not have to be hard work, if you can do it smart? like making pins that can attract interest? "if you build it, they will come?" maybe following the gentleman rules is a good starting point..?
     
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    HelloInsomnia Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Step 1 - know your market. Step 2 - market to them.

    If you know your market you can get followers by posting content that is interesting to them even if it bores you to tears.
     
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    Thread OP sorry for this but i am looking for a partner to work with me because i have all the tools and everything i just need some help please send me a message to my box for more information.
     
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    I've gotta be honest here, I don't think there's any need to do anything on Pinterest, just post pictures regularly, people see them, people follow.
    I'd rather have a smaller amount of relevant followers then a horde of people who aren't interested in what Im doing (that's what Twitters for!).
     
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    Followers count matters, but what matters more is if you have targeted customers among those followers. blackhat always works and never fails.. and following others expecting them to follow us back is not black hat.. there is nothing blackhat about it.

    With very little work I get 1000+ followers (not bots) in every pinterest account of mine..
     
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    i think of pinterest as a social bookmarking site and i order repin services off of fiverr.com and other places...i just want the links, they are do-follow...
     
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    it take it that you gain followers by following them first? so how much time does it take you to gain 1000?
     
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    This. Believe it or not, the guy is probably a genius. Check out the demographics. A large portion of the Pinterest user base are women, aged 20-30. They love this kind of shit.
     
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    well i think that wouldn't work for twitter either. i use fivvr service to tweet to 75K audience and i got fewer than 10 clicks?
     
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    Guys. Guys. Guy-listen. Guys. I just did a case study. Approx. 40-60% of pins with :) in the description got repinned. No fucking lie.
     
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  11. txholdem

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    thats interesting - i'll give it a try.

    Still - does it matter if a pin gets re-pinned? i tried fivvr 75 repin and still got no traffic at all. that prompts me to conclude that it is the followers that counts, not the pin popularity?
     
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    don't worry about traffic from the pins, just get the links...

     
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    anybody how can invite me to pintrest ..... i will follow you :)
     
  15. txholdem

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    i guess women don't like to dance with me also because i don't usually put on smiley face? lol. i thought dressing well is a big thing.. how about a sloppy dresser with a big smile?