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Does Pinterest divert traffic from HubPages?

  1. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
    Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. Jodah profile image85
      Jodahposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
        Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Okay - I think I am beginning to understand it. Thanks, Jodah.

        I checked a few pins and see that they do link back to the original article. Now - I have another problem:

        How do I log out of Pinterest?  I see NOWHERE to logout.

        1. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
          Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Okay - I found out how to logout. Click on my name then click on the wheel on edit profile page. Geesh ! I am a Pinterest dummy!!!  I am learning, though.  smile

          Thanks, folks, for your help in clarifying some things for me.

          1. Jodah profile image85
            Jodahposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Glad you sorted that out Phyllis. Like everything else just takes practice. Good luck.

            1. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
              Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks, Jodah. Happy New Year ! I wish you and your loved ones the best of everything in 2015.

              1. Jodah profile image85
                Jodahposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                Same to you and yours Phyllis. Hope to catch you on Pinterest.

    2. oceansnsunsets profile image90
      oceansnsunsetsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
        Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. Jodah profile image85
          Jodahposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          After Hub Pages and Google search, Pinterest is my highest source of traffic Phyllis. Higher than Facebook and Google+ and I share more often on those sites than I do at Pinterest.

          1. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
            Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Whoa!  Guess I have been slow in learning more about Pinterest. I think I will change my settings and start a board on Pinterest, too. Thanks, Jodah.

            1. The Examiner-1 profile image84
              The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

              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.

          2. Jackie Lynnley profile image75
            Jackie Lynnleyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            I have Pinterest and it shows I do in my profile but it will not show up to be used on my hubpages. Any advice on how to fix that?

            1. The Examiner-1 profile image84
              The Examiner-1posted 2 years ago in reply to this

              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.

            2. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
              Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              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.

              1. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
                Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                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.

                1. Jackie Lynnley profile image75
                  Jackie Lynnleyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  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!!!

                  1. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
                    Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    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.  smile

  2. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 2 years ago

    Users choose what they are pinning and sharing, so it's possible that more than just an image can be shared.  However that is the predominant activity which occurs.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, Rae.

      1. sallybea profile image95
        sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I receive a constant flow of visitors from Pinterest.  I can see them when I log into Google Analytics realtime.

  3. Sheri Innoxent profile image60
    Sheri Innoxentposted 2 years ago

    hi

  4. Millionaire Tips profile image88
    Millionaire Tipsposted 2 years ago

    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.)

  5. word55 profile image82
    word55posted 2 years ago

    I don't know. How can I learn more of how Pinterest works?

  6. Arachnea profile image83
    Arachneaposted 2 years ago

    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.

  7. CassandraCae profile image89
    CassandraCaeposted 2 years ago

    Pinterest can make you money if your not the best with Google and getting search traffic.

  8. Phillip Ycaza profile image60
    Phillip Ycazaposted 2 years ago

    I am kind of new here. So please bear with me. Anyways, I think not. That is why plagiarism exists. What benefit would they get if they are caught?

  9. Lee Hansen profile image79
    Lee Hansenposted 2 years ago

    Most of my traffic on Hubpages comes from Pinterest ...

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      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.

  10. WryLilt profile image87
    WryLiltposted 2 years ago

    I have had my hubs pinned over 200,000 times.

    Sometimes I've received up to 6,000 views/day just from Pinterest, using MFP images.

    Pinterest is a fantastic traffic source. Think of it as a visual bookmarking site.

    1. Solaras profile image90
      Solarasposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Nice to see you here! I hope you have a wonderful new year.

      That is very a impressive number of Pinterest referrals; do you work at pinning a lot or following others boards or do you think it is just in the images?

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I just use Made For Pinterest images. I pin the image once, just for kicks. That's about it - I don't really log in to Pinterest much.

        Most of the pins are people pinning directly from my hub smile

    2. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, WriLilt. All these comments are proving very helpful. It is really impressive the traffic #s you see from Pinterest.

      Can we pin our own hubs?

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Yes we can. Like anything, you should mix it up a bit though, with other content.

        1. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
          Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Great !  Thanks.

    3. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image92
        Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That is interesting. I would like to read that 'how to' post.

      2. Hooks and Needles profile image83
        Hooks and Needlesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I just finished WryLilt's hub and then got pulled in and read more hubs that she wrote. Here is the link. http://wrylilt.hubpages.com/hub/How-to- … -Pinterest

        I'd suggest anyone new read all of her hubs about getting traffic. She has some good pointers about writing titles and your first paragraph too.

      3. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        See link that Hooks & Needles posted smile

  11. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 2 years ago

    I don't do anything on Pinterest and it's my second highest source of traffic after google.com.

    1. Hooks and Needles profile image83
      Hooks and Needlesposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      rebekahELLE, Possibly if you did, you just might double your traffic. I'd make it one of my goals for the new year. It is well worth it.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image91
        rebekahELLEposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        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.

  12. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago

    You can pin anything you like by pasting in the page url and clicking the picture you want to pin

  13. carolynkaye profile image94
    carolynkayeposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. Solaras profile image90
      Solarasposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I have a cat board - I will visit your hubs to see what kitty things I can pin from there!

  14. likepage profile image60
    likepageposted 2 years ago

    i have the problem in this website hibpage WARNING: There are one or more recipe capsules in this Hub, but this Hub will not appear as a recipe in search results
    You must have a Ratings Capsule of the "Recipe Rating" type in order for a Hub to appear as a recipe in search results. please give me the answers

 
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