Stop Spam from Pinterest Group Boards

Pinterest Group Boards: How to Stop “X sent you a Pin” Spam

Update, April 12, 2017: Pinterest silently removed from the help section the references to the group chat feature. It seems that the spam has been stopped.
Stop Spam from Pinterest Group Boards

Several days ago I logged into my Pinterest account. Quite many messages were waiting for me in the Messages tab.

All of them were claiming that X or Y sent me a pin. Geez, everyone suddenly started to spam me?

Very unlikely. I said to myself, “There’s something fishy here, Pinterest.”

So I took a break and I pinned something to a group board that I created.

Huge surprise… I got a message that claimed that I sent a pin. It even had the option of reporting it as spam. Kind of reporting myself for the spam I didn’t send. (more…)

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Pinterest Marketing: Board Name Mistakes

6 Pinterest Board Name Mistakes That Hurt Your Marketing

Pinterest Marketing: Board Name Mistakes

Your friends and fans, the noobs, the bots and the human bots will follow all your Pinterest boards. Irrespective of what you pin.

What about the other pinners? They will follow only some of your boards.

How do they decide whether to follow or not a board? As easy as 1-2-3: the decision is usually taken based on the name of the board.

The more mistakes you make in naming your boards, the fewer visitors are converted into followers. (more…)

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Article Rich Pin

Pinterest 101: Three Easy Steps to Getting Article Rich Pins

Article Rich Pin

Pinterest has rolled out a new look for article pins. Now images pinned from articles can include more information – such as the headline, author, story description and link – right on the pin.

For example, the pin captured on the left side shows the source of the image. Clicking on the actual pin gives you the usual super-sized version of the image but from now on you’ll also get additional pieces of information.

All these new features don’t come by default. Your blog needs do display some information in the source code of each page. Then you have to apply to get Pinterest’s approval. Today I’ll show you how to do it in 3 easy steps. (more…)

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