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Pinterest traffic way down, What could be the cause?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by dgfalk, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    Last month I was starting to get some good traffic from pinterest, averaging about 400UV a day. I would also gain about 50 new followers a day, and would average about 250 repins a day.

    In the last 2 weeks or so my stats have dropped big time. I'm lucky to get 100UV a day, only getting about 25 new followers a day, and about 75 repins a day. I'm doing the exact same thing I was when I was getting a lot of traffic and that's why I'm so confused as to why the drop. The only thing I can think of in Pinterest did something to my account since I do follow about 750-1000 people a day spread out throughout the whole day. Anyone experience something like this and any fixes?
     
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  2. LaLore

    LaLore Regular Member

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    It could be seasonal. People on vacation and just not on the site. Or maybe it's related to the new changes they made (personalized pin and board recommendations). Just guessing :cool:
     
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  3. EmpireQuality

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    i am also experiencing lower traffic than normal.
    it started around the beginning of this month.
    since it is summertime, i think less people are browsing pinterest.
    they are out and about, consuming other things, going on vacation etc.
    even if you check pinterest's compete stats, their unique's went down about 2 million from may to june.
    and it might go down again from june to july, and from july to august.
    but it will probably pick back up in september.
    that's just my opinion.
    but what you should do is check your pins, make sure your links are not blocked.
    also check you accounts to see if they are still alive.
    if your accounts are banned then your pins are banned which = no traffic/lower traffic.
     
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  4. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    That sucks your traffic went down too. In June when I first started using Pinterest I had ok numbers, then it really took off and was seeing great results. Then towards the last few days of July it pretty much dropped of a cliff, there was no slow decrease at all.

    Im just using 1 account and it's not banned, neither is my domain or anything. Hopefully it's just a slow month like you were saying.
     
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    Many of us are experiencing this and this should not be a real worry. I also believe it's seasonal. People are very busy during this time with other stuffs and can't stay online for long periods of time.
     
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    Same problem here. It's seasonal. July is the slowest month in retail.
     
  7. xpesos

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    With all the competition growing pinterest traffic does get's lower
    The best shot is to have backup
    If you are doing Proper SEO of your images and website posts you can rank them using pinterest repinning power
    and get good surge of traffic from search engines
     
  8. EmpireQuality

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    pinterest traffic has been going up lately.
    winter time = people are online more.