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Pinterest pins/repins translating to views in HubPages

  1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image96
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 3 years ago

    Over the weekend one of my hubs had a significant amount of pins/repins. 

    Now I realize that each pin doesn't translate into a view of the hub because not everyone that pins actually goes to the link, but usually when I get a fair amount of repins, especially this many, my views go up by a nice little chunk for a day or two.

    When I checked my stats this morning, it only shows a very few views over the last 24 hours and it looks like the stats were updated overnight.

    Just wondering if there is any problem with pinterest stats.  Thanks.

    1. The Dirt Farmer profile image95
      The Dirt Farmerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I've noticed this, too, Glimmer Twin Fan. Everyone who pins an article doesn't necessarily follow the link to the article. Sometimes people, me included, are simply drawn to a photo and "collect" it for their boards. So, one of your hubs could be pinned hundreds of times but actually viewed much less than that.

      1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image96
        Glimmer Twin Fanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I know that, but usually a couple hundred repins translates into more than 5 views for me.  Oh well, back to my summer slump.  Hope you are well and your garden is thriving.  It's been a good summer for some of my things, but not so great for others.  It's been really wet in my area and some of my flowers don't like that.

        1. The Dirt Farmer profile image95
          The Dirt Farmerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Oops! Sorry. I misunderstood you. My Pinterest views are never high, even for articles that have been pinned a lot. Maybe there is a delay in reporting views.

    2. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Was it on an MFP image? These usually have a much higher CTR.

      If it was on a hub with an MFP, it's possible that they pinned an image further down which had nothing on it to encourage clicks?

      1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image96
        Glimmer Twin Fanposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        No, but the majority of my traffic is from pinterest so I keep an eye on my stats, especially when I have a surge on one of my pins, and I have never had such a large difference between a number of repins on pinterest and number of views on my stats page.

  2. tillsontitan profile image90
    tillsontitanposted 3 years ago

    I guess I haven't had enough pins or repins to even be in this conversation.  I really haven't seen any difference in my pinned hubs...no more views no unusual activity, but I pin away anyway.

  3. IsadoraPandora profile image87
    IsadoraPandoraposted 3 years ago

    When I added to pinterest, my earnings plummeted *quickly*. When I removed what I had uploaded, they went back to normal.

    No idea on the views thing.

  4. younghopes profile image83
    younghopesposted 3 years ago

    Most of the time we are just pinning pins for the sake of our own pins so that we dont appear like spammers there, hardly we open a lot of pins. That is why it so happens, But not always

  5. Dale Hyde profile image86
    Dale Hydeposted 3 years ago

    I have one hub that gets more views from Pinterest than from Google.  It is because of a massive pin sharing that has been going on for some time.  I should say "pins" sharing as there are numerous photos on the hub that are being picked up on Pinterest.  I have place a few, but others have shared a lot from HP there as well from what I can see.  Today, this is my highest viewed hub, with hardly any views from Google, the views are Pinterest and the stats reflect that.

    Total views:
    pinterest.com: 3183
    google.com: 308

    There are other misc. views included, but no need to list them.

  6. IsadoraPandora profile image87
    IsadoraPandoraposted 3 years ago

    Has anyone had issues with less earnings since using pinterest? I was really enjoying using it but when the earnings went down i pulled out. I was getting a lot of sharing by other people.

    When they are viewing from Pinterest, doesn't it take away that google click that earns money?

    1. Dale Hyde profile image86
      Dale Hydeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      The Google click, to the best of my understanding is when someone clicks on a Google Ad...that is where the money is to be made.  Never thought about getting paid if the click comes in from Google search.  You may have a valid point here.  Hopefully someone can answer it with more knowledge. smile

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    I've been posting my chizz on Pinterest for over a year and so far it's amounted to doodly squat in terms of traffic to my Hubs. Nowadays I do it more out of habit than out of expecting to get anything out of it.

    1. WryLilt profile image86
      WryLiltposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Try MFPs.

      1. IsadoraPandora profile image87
        IsadoraPandoraposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        What is MFPs?

        1. FatFreddysCat profile image93
          FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I believe it means "Made For Pinterest" images, i.e. special custom pictures/images to be used exclusively on that site. In other words... if you create an eye catching graphic for your Hub, Pinterest peeps will be drawn to click on it and check out your page

          ...which is a nice idea if you have any skills whatsoever in the graphic-arts area, but I don't.

          1. IsadoraPandora profile image87
            IsadoraPandoraposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Awe Freddy. Ill make u a picture in PS. What do you want?

            1. FatFreddysCat profile image93
              FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Meh, I don't worry about it. The stuff I write about doesn't exactly lend itself to such things. I mainly use pix of album covers and movie posters, DVD covers, etc.

 
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