I chose to not have my stuff pinned on Pinterest, so I do not know the answer to my question. I am just curious. Do you feel that Pinterest, with recipes, images, and other pins, diverts traffic from your hubs? What if you wrote a recipe hub and the recipe was pinned to Pinterest, and someone copied that recipe for their own use, would that not pull traffic away from your recipe hub? I am not familiar enough with Pinterest to know if hubs lose traffic to the pins.
If you pin your hubs on Pinterest and someone else repins them Phyllis, each time someone clicks on the image for your hub they should be redirected to Hub Pages. The more the pin is shared/repinned the more views should be directed to your hub.
Hi Phyllis, I hadn't thought about it that way, the example you give with the recipes. Perhaps in that sense, it seems like it could pull traffic away? The thing is though, it would likely post only a picture on your recipe hub, not the recipe itself. So it may be a great way to link to the recipe.
I recall when they first put the buttons on our pages, and I was wondering about it. Over time though, I realized the pins probably help overall, with the link back. Not sure of what is the latest though on all of that. Will be watching for others answers that might know more. So thanks for asking.
Thanks, Ocean. I am going to sign in to Pinterest and do some research to see if in some cases, like recipes or crafts, the whole instructions are given or if it is only a blurb with a link back to someone's hub (or another site).
I am interested to see if anyone receives traffic from Pinterest. I don't, since my settings do not allow pins.
Phyllis, When you move your mouse over a photo there is a small plus sign, before you get to Pin. When you click that it enlarges the photo and at the top is a box which says "View Site". In order for someone to read your recipe they would be viewing your Hub because that is directly where that leads you. So whether or not you get comments, you would first be getting viewers. Try it.
I do not quite understand what you mean by that Jackie. Can you explain farther? Is the URL on your profile page in HP the same as the URL on Pinterest? When I clicked on the 'P' in HP it went to Pinterest.
I noticed that when I changed my social network setting to allow my hubs to be pinned, the Pinterest red P is now included with the other social network buttons on the side of my hub near he bottom. Check to see if you have the Pinterest button there, Jackie.
Also, Jackie, the Pinterest shows up on your profile because you would have entered that url in your profile to go in the "also follow me on" section
Edit: Just go to your Profile and Edit Profile. Then click on social networks then uncheck the "disallow my hubs to be pinned on Pinterest" - then you will get the red Pinterest share button on your hubs.
This is crazy but Pinterest was in Edit profile just wouldn't come up on hubpage so after reading this I went in to see what you meant and I didn't see anything about disallow but on a whim just took the / off the link and hit the space bar (you know how that makes a link?) and when I checked it was right there on the profile but not the hubpages. Will try more. OK OK I got it! Thanks!!!
Jackie, go to your Profile and Edit Profile. Then click on Social Networks. Just a little ways down on the left you will see:
Facebook Connect You can connect your Facebook account with your HubPages account by clicking the Connect button below. connect with facebook
Pinterest Disallow Pinterest users from pinning my Hubs.
There is a little box in front of Disallow Pinterest users from pinning my Hubs and there should be a check mark in that box.. Clear the check mark and your hubs will then have the Pinterest share button along with the Facebook, Twitter, G+ buttons.
I think that it is possible that Pinterest can take away traffic. If you have an image that can stand alone, say a quote, the people who want inspirational quotes will have no reason to click the pin to come to the site.
However, I have found that most of my traffic (more than Google even) comes from Pinterest. The key is to create images that entice people to click on the image. So instead of a picture of a bag of money, somehow the Pinner needs to know that behind the image is an article that tells them how to get this bag of money. You can do it with your caption, but Pinners can change the words, so the best way to do it is to put the words on the image itself.
The funny thing is, you don't really have to go to Pinterest, open an account, or do anything there. If you create images that people want to pin, they do all the work for you.
(But it is a fun and addictive site, so definitely worth signing up.)
It's been said above, but the link on pinterest, in the post, directs to the article itself. The whole of the content doesn't display in the pin. It's like G+, Tsu, Tumblr, etc, in tha the link provided in the pin redirects to the content, but the pinner has to include the blurb or summary in the pin or the only thing that displays is the image attached to the URL. If no image populates with the web address being used, then it's not possible to pin it. Pinterest is actually good for directing traffic to other social media like Tsu and Twitter.
Thanks, Lee. The more I read the comments here, the more I feel good about Pinterest. In the beginning I was very doubtful due to some criticism about Pinterest I heard on another site I was writing for. It was quite new then and I never really bothered to research it for myself. Now I am anxious to get started.
WryLilt - somebody, a few years ago, posted information on customizing photos for Pinterest. Do you have that information - some people might enjoy reading the how-to. You're right - that's a good way to attract pins.
You're probably right, thanks. That may just be one of my HP related goals. The biggest obstacle for me is time. I also can get easily sidetracked. Anyone care to share their time related advice so as not to get distracted?
I should clarify my previous post. Pinterest is currently my second highest traffic source, not my second highest in the Ever column. It's not even in the Top 10 in my Ever column.
I get lots of Pinterest traffic, though it seems to come in waves. I have a few Hubs that are pinned numerous times per day and others that get pinned now and then. Some of my recipes, 'how-to' hubs and anything on cats tends to do well for me on there.
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